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Twitter Software (3): New mobile client for iPhone available – TweetStack

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There are quite a few Twitter clients for iPhone and iPod Touch, respectively, available. And now another one?

I started with Twitterriffic and quickly moved on to Twitterfon which is a nice application given the fact that it is free of charge. However, as I am tweeting on multiple accounts I installed Tweetie a few weeks ago and have used it ever since. Besides the missing group function, there are just a few minor things that bother me, for example, that I can store only one draft of a tweet for all accouts. Anyway.

Now TweetStack. Which has a compelling basic idea: organize information–e.g. tweets or pictures–by stacks which act like a kind of grouping filter function:


This is even more interesting for those who use TweetDeck as their desktop client as it is possible to upload the group information from TweetDeck to TweetStack prior to configuring the latter one for the first time. To do so, you first have to log-in to the TweetStack site and upload your TweetDeck user data-base by selecting the respective file.

Admittedly, it looks quite beta; TweetStack generally falls back a bit in comparison to Tweetie in my eyes when it comes to usability and interface design:



I managed to upload TweetDeck group information my private Twitter account, however, not from the database file of the Susuh account. I even renamed that file to match TweetStack’s demand but never managed to upload any groups from the Susuh-TweetDeck user to my stack-list. I guess, I will contact support and see if they can assist.

Stack management itself is simple once you understand the principle: Open the stack and double-click anypart of the area, e.g. a tweet or picture. This also works with an empty stack:


But back to features:

Another interesting idea of TweetStack is to provide a back-up for the meta-data of stacks created for a twitter-account. You can manually initiate the backup and the information gets automatically restored the next time you log-in to TweetStack with a “fresh” account, e.g. because you deleted the respective user before to test the import of TweetDeck group information once again. ;)


See also How-To: Backup Your TweetDeck Groups And Preferences by James Shiner for general information on the back-up of TweetDeck data.

So, what is the result of comparing TweetStack to Tweetie?

I keep both: Tweetie for its elegance and TweetStack for the group thing that I find really useful. Too bad, that I am actually not using TweetDeck but waiting for a stable version of the native Mac OS X client Nambu. Have I already mentioned that Nambu also has a Twitter client?


That unfortunately does not utilize the group information of the Nambu desktop client? There is always room for improvement… :)

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2 Kommentare

  1. It really seems like I should wait for the next version of this app before I buy it. I am happy with Tweetie I guess if it is not broken don’t fix it.

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