App of the week: TweetCaster
Devices: Android, iPhone/iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Bada
Cost: Free (or £2.99 to go ad free)
What is it? TweetCaster has several features not available in Twitter’s own app.
I have found it faster than Twitter native app and smoother than Tweetdeck with plenty of options for sharing/managing found links and information.
TweetCaster has several functions you won’t find in Twitter’s own app, including a much more powerful search and filter that allows you to search your own timeline, all friends’ tweets or one person’s tweets.
You can also search for a keyword in nearby (geo-located) tweets, something that has obvious possibilities for journalists out on a breaking news story.
It also comes with Facebook integration, allows you to see who has re-tweeted a tweet and has a “zip it” function to allow you to mute a keyword, Twitter user or a trending hashtag.
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