A while ago I was trying to decide on which twitter iPhone client I was going to use. There are a ton of them out there and I wanted to make sure I got something that worked for me. I narrowed it down to either Twitterrific or TwitterFon (which is now called EchoFon), which seemed to be the most popular at the time. The two clients were similar enough, but each one had features specific to it that I wanted. In the end I decided on Twitterrific – things like the ability to configure what a single/double/triple tap on a tweet would do sealed it for me. There are (or at least were) things I liked better in TwitterFon at the time, but I can’t remember them now. :)
I’ve been using Twitterrific Premium for a while now and I’m still liking it, but there is one bug in it that is driving me crazy! I’ve informed the Twitterrific folks of it, somewhat indirectly I guess, through twitter, but I’m not convinced they are listening. Here is what the problem is, and you may think this is a very small problem – depending on how you use the feature. Whenever I favourite, or star, a tweet in the iPhone client, it shows up as a favourite on the web as expected. If I un-favourite it on the client, it disappears from my list of favourites on the web. All good so far. If I favourite something on the web, it shows up on the iPhone client. Still good. However, if I favourite something in the iPhone client, and then un-favourite it on the web – it still shows up as a favourite on the iPhone client. I have to specifically un-favourite it again in the iPhone client to get it to disappear from the list. I find it really annoying!
Like I said, may be a small issue for some people, but I use the favourite feature to mark tweets that I want to read later – sort of a bookmark. They may be things that I think would be better viewed on my computer rather than my iPhone, which makes it doubly annoying when I can’t un-favourite them from the web after viewing them on my computer.
I’ve checked out a couple other twitter iPhone clients, EchoFon and Tweetie, to see how they behave around this feature and neither of them had any issues clearing favourites from the client list when it was un-favourited on the web. I really wish Twitterrific would fix this.
Do you have a favourite twitter client that you use on your iPhone? How does it handle this feature? Thinking of switching at this point…