8 Free Twitter Apps for iPhone

Get a more custom Twitter experience with these apps

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 use the platform, the current app may be a bit of a hassle. If you use an iPhone, consider checking out the following free Twitter client apps available from third-party developers.

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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 updated to be among the best Twitter client options for mobile devices. It has some slick features the first-party Twitter app does not offer.

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

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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 is built for speed. So, if you follow a ton of users or consider yourself a Twitter power user, this is a great app to try out.

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

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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 shut down by Twitter for violating terms of use.

UberSocial is a powerful Twitter client that brings cool features to Twitter you won't see in the official Twitter 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 when you want more room on your screen.

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

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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 one of the popular social media management solutions, not just for Twitter, but also for all sorts of social platforms. If you love cross-posting your tweets to profiles on other social networks, HootSuite is a lifesaver.

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

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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, this is a great app to help you 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 powerful "copy followers" feature that will help you identify new users who are likely to follow you (based on who follows you).

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Ideal for Tracking Hashtags: Falcon

Three screenshots of the Falcon app.
What We Like
  • Excellent customer support.

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

What We Don't Like
  • The Enterprise plan isn't ideal for freelancers and small businesses.

  • No built-in ad support for marketers.

If you're 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 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 at the moment and view popular tweets as they roll in.

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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
  • The 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 timeline.

When you finish looking at a timeline, swipe right to close it. You can also use the app to hide tweets containing specific keywords from specific users or from specific apps.

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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
  • Known to crash randomly.

  • Doesn't work with older Apple devices.

Listomatic is the Twitter app you'll want to use if you use Twitter lists to organize and keep track of users you follow. The app adds to your lists based on who you follow.

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

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