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By Stephen Hackett

The Hackett File: Revisiting

For the last month of so, I’ve been using Twitter’s official apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac. I’ve used Tweetbot for years, but as Twitter has continued to hamstring third party clients, I can’t help but think that sooner or later, the company will pull the plug on them altogether.

I have found the experience of Twitter’s official apps to be a pretty mixed bag. One on hands, I can see polls and create threads easier than ever, and when I’m in the mood to see what’s trending, the experience is much richer than in Tweetbot.

As someone who has their DMs open, this experience is also better in Twitter’s apps. Not only do push notifications work instantly, but Twitter will separate out “Requests,” or DMs from people you don’t follow. This has caught a fair bit of spam or other messages that would just be right in-line in Tweetbot.

…aaaaand that’s about all the upsides I can think of in switching to the Twitter app.…

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