Apple Watch OS

Twitter Apps for iOS, the Apple Watch and MacOS

January 12, 2018

Apple Watch users noticed in September 2017, that Twitter had disappeared from the Apple iTunes App Store, no longer referencing it as compatible with the Apple Watch. In fact, the Twitter Watch App was removed in iOS version 7.8. In my opinion, the Twitter app for the Apple Watch was by far the best Twitter app for the Apple Watch. Although some apps may not be ideal for the Apple Watch, I feel that Twitter’s Apple Watch app was spot on, and for anyone using Twitter, would have been one of their core apps.

What are the alternatives?

Tweetbot by Tapbots for iOS and MacOS

Tweetbot for Twitter by Tapbots and Twitterific for Twitter by The Iconfactory (for iOS) are very strong 3rd party apps for mobile and the Mac, but being a user of both, I feel their Apple Watch apps are lacking, by comparison. Twitter's iOS app would allow adjustments to the types of notifications you wished to receive and would only push notifications to either your watch or iPhone based on which one you were using at the time.


Tweetbbot by Tapbots

Tweetbot for iOS and MacOS by Tapbots

Tweetbot for Apple Watch allows you to view your recent activity, reply to mentions, direct mentions and compose a tweet using force press.

  • iPad Support (Universal)
  • Apple Watch App
  • Extensive 3D Touch Support for iPhone 6 and 7 (including Plus models) and iPhone X
  • Landscape Support on iPhone and iPad
  • View Tweet Statistics and Account Activity : Tracks the popularity of your tweets and new followers every day
  • Column View in Landscape on iPad and the iPhone 6+ : The split view multi-tasking on the iPad dedicates second column to a list, search result, mentions, statistics, or activity stream. IOS 9 multi-tasking also supported on iPad.
  • Granular Mute Filter Settings
  • Quick Reply from Notifications
  • Safari View Controller with Support for Content Blockers
  • Support for Multiple Twitter Accounts
  • Push Notifications
  • Customizable Timeline
  • View/Add/Edit/Subscribe to Lists
  • Direct Messages with Support for Images and Unlimited Character Count
  • Mute People, Keywords, Tweet Sources on your Timeline, Lists, and Search Results
  • Save Searches, View Trends, and See Nearby Tweets
  • Edit Your Full Profile Including Avatar and Cover Image
  • Support for 3rd Party Services
  • Night Mode for Low-Light Reading : Automatically switch based on ambient lighting or toggle manually by swiping 2 fingers up or down in the app.
  • Gestures for Quick Access to Common Tasks
  • Customizable Tab Buttons (iPhone)
  • Tweet Drafts
  • Portrait and Landscape Orientations
  • No Ads
  • Translate Tweets
  • Read Later : Bitly, Instapaper, Pinboard and Pocket
Tweetbbot by Tapbots

Twitterific for Twitter by The Iconfactory for iOS

Twitterrific for Apple Watch allows you to view your most recent activity and reply to mentions, direct messages via dictation, receive notifications, follow new users, and favorite tweets.

  • iPad Support (Universal)
  • Apple Watch App
  • People Search
  • Save for Later : Send any link to Instapaper, Pocket, Pinboard, or Safari Reading List for convenient reading later
  • Timeline Sync : Sync your timeline via iCloud or Tweet marker among your iOS devices
  • Push Notifications : Receive direct message or mentions
  • Theme Control : sizes, adjust line spacing, font size and light and dark themes
  • Muffle Tweets: Muffle usernames, hashtags, and domains to keep your timeline free from spoilers and unwanted tweets
  • Unified Timeline : Color-coding lets you quickly scan your timeline for tweets that are important to you like mentions and direct messages
  • People Search
  • VoiceOver : Support for Apple’s VoiceOver means accessibility to the visually impaired
  • Save for Later : Send link to Instapaper, Pocket, Pinboard, or Safari Reading List for convenient reading later
  • Stream timelines on WIFI

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