If you’re like me, you haven’t been sold on the novelty of the iPhone just yet. A lot of people have pushed it as a fun gaming device, but until the 3Gs comes out, I am not dying to try it. Besides, I have been using Windows Mobile for nearly a decade, even when it was called Pocket PC back in the day. I have stuck with WinMo since then; while it has its drawbacks, it just offers so much more power and choice over the insanely restrictive iPhone (and there you have the main argument for anything against an Apple product: CHOICE).
However, since Windows Mobile isn’t the hot must-have gadget that everyone is drooling over, finding good new software can be a bit tough. This was the case when I was looking for a Twitter app for my HTC Touch. I tried many of them, settling on the mobile browser based Slandr for a while. Finally I came across what I think is the best Twitter app out there for Windows Mobile devices: Twikini.
It may not be as flashy as some of the iPhone apps out there, but what it lacks in flash and whacky animations, it more than makes up for in functionality (imagine that!).
Some of the things I like about Twikini are:
- It is fast, even on the HTC Touch with its stupidly slow CPU and paltry amount of RAM
- The interface just works. If you’re used to browsing and checking notes and email on your Windows Mobile device, then you’ll know exactly how Twikini works.
- It supports most of the features you’ll need in Twitter: Twitpic posting (also, Twitpic thumbnails are shown right in the main timeline), URL shortening (from 3 different providers), @reply highlighting, location setting using GPS if supported
- Full avatar support (and caching)
- You can reply and retweet quickly by pushing left or right on your device (yeah some Smart Phones have buttons – and they are useful!)
- Multiple themes (although only two are any good, IMO)
- Multiple account support
- It just works. That’s more than can be said about other Windows Mobile Twitter apps I’ve tried.
If you want to see it in action, you can check out the video below. Or download it yourself for a free 2 week trial. After that, it costs just $4.95. It works on all Windows Mobile devices, from WM5 and up, touchscreen or not. Also, be sure to follow Twikini on Twitter!