Twitter is an online micro blogging and social networking service, which enables users to send and read text posts up to 140 characters. These posts are known as ‘tweets’.  

Twitter started in 2006 and is in the meantime one of the most popular social media services in the world, with over 300 million users as of 2011.

Your Apple iPhone is a great mobile device to discover via Twitter what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world, do Twitter searches, read trending topics or share links, photos, messages and videos with friends and family.

In this article you will find an overview of the best twitter apps for your iPhone.


This is the official Twitter app for the Apple iPhone, with a very intuitive and easy to use interface. It has a clean, bright theme and a lot of features, including push notifications and contact lists. One of the best features is the easy way to send replies, retweet or favorite a tweet.


Osfoora is one of the most popular Twitter-clients for the Apple iPhone, because of it wide variety of features and elegant user interface. Osfoora supports multiple Twitter accounts, shows tweets in landscape mode as well as portrait mode, gives a detailed user profile view and has a home screen menu for ease of navigation.


Twittelator is one of the most attractive and feature-rich clients you will see in the market, with great search functionality, theming and drafting capabilities. Some of the features that Twittelator for iPad offers are: Images inline in your friends' tweets feed, customizable wallpapers, messages presented in a chat view, multiple account support and the possibility to post audio and photos.


Tweetdeck is the most popular client on the desktop and users who like the desktop version of Tweetdeck, should definitely take a look at the iPhone client. This Twitter app brings a lot of flexibility and insight to power users, is great for syncing, managing followers, tweets, scheduling and more.


Twitterriffic is a very popular Twitter client in the iPhone community, because of its easy to read interface, quick access to mentions, direct messages and favorities and unified. Some other features are inline pictures, built-in web browser and convenient popovers for account information.


The HootSuite app is simple, elegant and powerful and this Twitter app for the iPhone doesn’t only offer access to Twitter, but also lets you use Foursquare and Facebook as well. Some of the features of HootSuite are: multiple Twitter account support, translate messages to/from 50+ languages, schedule messages to send in the future, examine click-through stat reports and photo- and file-sharing.

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