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5 Top Twitter Clients Apps for Windows 8


imageWith the official Twitter Client is yet to released in the upcoming months, Windows 8 have a list of Twitter light weight clients from the third party developers in a row. Out of the analysis in the Windows Store here is the list of Top 5 Twitter Clients which makes a life of a Social Freak easy when running with a Windows RT device or a tablet. Yes as Twitter comes out officially with its own app, even then these apps can be of most use which has a good customization. Twitter has never had an official application for Microsoft's PC platform, though it does have apps for Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and other platforms.


Best Twitter Client Apps:

1) MetroTwit - It is an elegant and clean user interface that look really beautiful to run in a Windows 8 device with its colorful look and feel. MetroTwit is proudly just a Twitter client and brings out the best Twitter has to offer with simple yet intuitive features. MetroTwit is a native Modern UI App that showcases the best Windows 8 look and feel it has to offer.

Features of MetroTwit:

  • Track your Twitter feeds with interactive tiles.
  • Pin multiple columns on the homescreen.
  • Simple tweet, reply or retweet.
  • Search Twitter by keyword or hashtags.
  • View lists, saved searches, trending topics.
  • Fully functional snap view for quick access to tweets

Download Link: MetroTwit

Price: Free

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2) Rowi - It is an easy to use Twitter app for Windows with a clean and simple interface. This app is really a useful client for a real Twitter user where the app focuses on the user experience a big concert rather than including all the features that is required. Rowi Twitter Client app is customized and Optimized to work on all the Windows 8 devices which is running Windows RT and PRO.

Features of Rowi:

  • Simple, easy to use, thumb driven experience designed for slate devices
  • Columns for home timeline, mentions, direct messages, favorites, media filter and trends
  • Inline maps and photos
  • Toast notifications of new tweets
  • Auto-refresh interval setting
  • Setting to change Rowi's background image
  • Share links from other apps
  • Search on Twitter from Windows Search Charm

Download Link: Rowi

Price: Free

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3) Gleek - It is one of the coolest Twitter Client which has the option to have multiple accounts organized in the same view. Gleek is the most full-featured Twitter app in the Store, but is also the ONLY app that will bring you random tweets from users around the world. This application has most of the features covered that will make this app a Killer one in the Twitter Client listing.

Features of Gleek:

  • Full Twitter Timelines, Mentions, and Retweets.
  • Both Dark and Light Theme Support.
  • Custom Theme Colors.
  • See Random Tweets from users around the world.
  • Deep Search integration.
  • Search Tweets, People and even your OWN Timelines and Mentions.
  • Mute Users and Apps.
  • Full Retweeter and Conversation Views.
  • Share IN and OUT to other sources.
  • Almost EVERYTHING is Pinnable to Start
  • Unlimited Accounts
  • AWESOME Custom Columns, including Timelines and Searches.

Download Link: Gleek

Price: Paid

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4) Tweetro+
- It is an elegant Twitter client for Windows 8 and regarded by many as the best Twitter experience on the platform. This app provides an option to have 2 Twitter Slots and can manage upto 5 by purchasing in-app credits.

Features of Tweetro+:

  • Multiple accounts (2 with initial purchase & up to 5 via in-app purchases)
  • In-app browser
  • Pin multiple tweet columns to main hub
  • Photo browser
  • Custom views (snapped, portrait, landscape)
  • Semantic zoom for bird's eye view
  • Notifications
  • Real-time streaming of tweets.

Download: Tweetro+

Price: Paid




5) TweeterLight - It is a simple, lightweight Twitter client. The app allows to see many tweets at once, and automatically fetches the saved searches from twitter.com website. New tweets are highlighted with a different background color, and your "last read" tweet is synced with tweetmarker.net. Support photo uploading to twitpic, and image preview for images hosted on twitter.

Features of TweeterLight:

  • Snapped View for just about all views.
  • Search (for users and tweets, using Windows 8's native search).
  • Lock screen notifications
  • Background updates
  • Live tile
  • Toast notification
  • TweetMarker.net support
  • Saved search support
  • Share target for links, pictures and text
  • Share source

Download: TweeterLight

Price: Paid



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About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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