It can be nice to view Twitter and see tweets from a few hours ago. However, Twitter is all about up-to-the-second tweets and status updates, so you likely do not want to see those much older ones.
With the way how the official Twitter website and apps work is you can see some up-to-the-moment tweets and others that could be from six hours ago.
In a time where people are always looking for the newest thing to look at, here are the following Twitter apps where you can view tweets in a timely fashion and tweet from as well.
- Tweetbot: This has been my go-to Twitter app since I first heard about it in 2012. It does not have its streaming feature on its Mac app anymore, which is a downer, but it still lets me see new tweets as they come in. On top of that, the app has a great interface and design that would make any Apple fanatic blush for just how good this app looks. The app has multiple themes users can choose from too. Tweetbot is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mac. The iOS and iPadOS versions cost $4.99 in the App Store and $9.99 in the Mac App Store.
- Twitterrific: Once again, this is another excellent alternative from the official Twitter app. It does work a lot like Tweetbot in the sense that it will enable users to view their Twitter timeline in chronological order. It too has its fair share of themes and text formats to choose from. It is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mac. However, this where a major difference between Twitterrific and Tweetbot comes into play. Tweetbot’s iOS and iPadOS apps are a one-time purchase of $4.99, but Twitterrific’s apps are free, but have either a monthly fee of $0.99, $9.99 a year or a lifetime subscription for a one-time payment of $29.99 in the App Store. It does cost just $7.99 as a one-time payment for its Mac version in the Mac App Store.
- Echofon: Yes, it still exists even though it is not as talked about as other Twitter apps. It does have free apps with ads on them on its iOS, iPadOS and macOS apps. There are Pro versions that cost $4.99 for iOS and iPadOS, and $9.99 for the macOS version.
- ttte for Twitter: This is a newer Mac Twitter app that costs $4.99 in the Mac App Store and has a similar design to Tweetbot for Mac. It will provide a clean interface and have all of your tweets in the correct order. It is not available on the iPhone or iPad.
- Fenix: No, you can’t get it on the Mac, but it is on iOS and iPadOS devices, which are two of the most common devices seen out in public. It has been a very popular third-party Twitter app on Android for years too. The app is highly customizable, has no in-app ads and even has iOS 14 widget support. It costs $4.99 in the App Store.
- TweetDeck: While this may still be a Twitter app, it will have all of your tweets in chronological order. It does also have streaming, making it so that your tweets come in without you having to refresh your app. It is free and available in its browser form in Safari on the Mac or as an app in the Mac App Store.
Did we miss any other big Twitter apps that show your timeline in the right order and have a great design to them? Ironically, you can let us know on Twitter about this at @appleosophy.