9 Free Twitter Apps for iPhone

Get a more custom Twitter experience with these apps.

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Are you unsatisfied with the official Twitter mobile app? Or maybe just curious to see what other options are out there?

There's so much to look at and so much to do on Twitter, so depending on how you like to use it, the current app may be more of a hassle than a help. If you're an iPhone user, consider checking out some of the following free Twitter client apps available from third-party developers.

Take Your Twitter Experience to New Levels: Twitterrific

Three screenshots of the Twitterrific app.

What We Like

  • Nice selection of fonts and themes.

  • Easy to customize your notifications.

What We Don't Like

  • Notifications are deactivated by default.

  • Takes up a lot of space on your device.

Twitterrific has been around for a long time and is constantly being updated to be among the best Twitter client options out there for mobile devices. It has some really slick features that the native Twitter app doesn't offer.

With Twitterrific, you can easily track your likes, retweets, new followers and quotes. Tweets are color-coded and images appear larger while gesture-based functionality and light/dark themes make Twitter easier and more fun to use than ever before.

Keep Track of Your Convos Easily: Echofon

Three screenshots of the Echofon app.

What We Like

  • Threaded conversation mode makes it easier to keep track of chat conversations.

  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface.

What We Don't Like

  • Frequent and intrusive ads.

  • Portrait mode layout hides important features.

Echofon claims to be the only free mobile Twitter client for iPhone and iPad that offers both push notifications and inline image previews. The app has been built for speed, so if you follow a ton of users or just consider yourself a Twitter power user, this is a great app to try out.

You can even personalize the app by choosing one of six different themes and integrate your account with any "read it later" services you may use, like Instapaper or Pocket.

Full-Featured and Customizable: UberSocial

Three screenshots of the UberSocial app.

What We Like

  • Impressive built-in themes.

  • More features than other Twitter apps.

What We Don't Like

  • No push notifications.

  • Previously shutdown by Twitter for violating terms of use.

UberSocial is a powerful Twitter client that brings all sorts of cool features to Twitter you won't see in the native app or any of the other apps on this list. For example, the UberBar is a movable bar that gives you access to all your options, which you can hide whenever you want to make more room on your screen.

There's also an advanced tweet composer that offers you helpful shortcuts, a built-in emoticon functionality and Facebook sharing integration. 

For Managing All Your Social Accounts: HootSuite

Three screenshots of the HootSuite app.

What We Like

  • Analytic features are helpful for social media marketers.

  • Offers excellent integration with other social networks.

What We Don't Like

  • Must pay for most of the features.

  • Publishing and curating tweets can be confusing.

HootSuite is by far one of the most popular social media management solutions out there not just for Twitter, but for all sorts of other social platforms too. If you love cross-posting your tweets to profiles on other social networks, HootSuite will be a lifesaver.

What's really special about HootSuite is that you can also schedule your tweets right from within the app too, so you can spread your tweets out over the day or week to save yourself a lot of time.

Clean, Intuitive and Also Works With Instagram: Crowdfire

Three screenshots of the Crowdfire app.

What We Like

  • Saves time by automating analytics tasks.

  • Proven to increase Twitter following.

What We Don't Like

  • Images can lose quality when shared to other social networks.

  • Learning how to use all the features takes patience.

Crowdfire is an app with a focus on growing and managing your followers on both Twitter and Instagram. It may not be an all-in-one solution for Twitter like some of the others on this list, but if you're serious about gaining new followers and leaving the ones who unfollow you behind, then this is a great app to help to do just that.

You can see who doesn't follow you back and find out which followers you haven't followed back yet. There's also a very powerful "copy followers" feature which will help you identify new users who are likely to follow you (based on who already follows you).

Ideal for Tracking Hashtags: Falcon

Three screenshots of the Falcon app.

What We Like

  • Excellent customer support.

  • Easy to copy posts and repurpose them for other channels.

What We Don't Like

  • Enterprise plan isn't ideal for freelancers and small businesses.

  • No built-in ad support for marketers.

If you're more interested in super fast streaming and search, Falcon is the Twitter app you need. The streams automatically update in real time, and you can track all the latest hot trends so you never miss a thing.

You can use the hashtag search engine to keep up with conversations that are happening in the current moment and view popular tweets as they roll right in.

Good Customization and Works with the iPad: Janetter

Two screenshots of the Janetter app.

What We Like

  • Offers a high degree of customization.

  • Also designed to work nicely on iPad.

What We Don't Like

  • Default interface is aesthetically bare bones.

  • Users complain about occasional bugs.

Janetter is a great Twitter option if you use multiple accounts and want to bookmark multiple timelines. This means you never need to switch accounts to check for new tweets from each account's respectable timeline.

When you're finished looking at any particular timeline, just swipe right to close it. You can also use the app to hide tweets containing specific keywords, from specific users or from specific apps.

For Twitter Users Who Love Building Lists: Listomatic

Three screenshots of Listomatic.

What We Like

  • Available in multiple languages.

  • Easy integration with iOS reminder apps.

What We Don't Like

  • Is known to randomly crash.

  • Doesn't work with older Apple devices.

Listomatic is the Twitter app you'll be wanting to use if you use Twitter lists to organize and keep track of users you're following. The app actually works by adding to your lists based on who you're already following.

You can edit and update your lists directly through the app with ease and view the feeds of any list automatically in Twitter or Tweetbot.