If you Tweet and use an iPad then you have to get the new official Twitter app. Just looking at the official release, it’s one of those things that I simply can’t understand why there’s no PC version of the exact same app.

Panes: Tapping on a Tweet opens a pane to the right. Depending on the content in that Tweet, you’ll see a video or photo, or maybe a news story, or perhaps another Tweet. You can continue tapping on Tweets, opening new panes, and getting new content as long as you’d like to. And, it’s really easy to move between panes by swiping to the right or left

Media: When you tap a video link or open a web page with an embedded video, you can play that video inline. And, let’s be honest, video is great but sometimes it can take some time to load. The panes in Twitter for iPad let you look through your timeline while a video is loading, and then you can just swipe back to the video when it’s ready to play. You can also pinch on a video to watch it fullscreen.

Gestures: You can pinch on a Tweet to quickly view details about the author and to take actions on a Tweet, such as reply or retweet. Put two fingers together and pull down on a Tweet to peek at the replies, showing the entire conversation leading to that Tweet.

No need to login: You don’t even need to sign up to get started with Twitter for iPad. We’ve selected great Twitter accounts that you can see in various categories, such as Art & Design, Sports, and News. You can also search, view trends, and find breaking news. Sign up at any time to create your own timeline and start tweeting.

If you have n iPad this should already be downloadable in the App Store for free. If not…well there’s no PC version so it’s MetroTweet for now. 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Why would there be a need of a PC twitter app? Aren’t apps really only around because of hardware deficiencies and smaller screens?

  2. I think a twitter app on the PC would be nice. The features you get in the apps are SOOO much more than you get on twitter.com or even some of the gadgets like twitter gadget.

    Yet another reason that I might pick up an iPad before the November timeframe I had set before… *sigh*

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