20 Apr

Sparrow for Twitter is a Twitter client and is released by Arthur Thornton.

“Sparrow for Twitter is the premium Twitter client for the HP TouchPad. Currently on sale for $1.49 to celebrate the update and to assist users of Graphite in moving over in light of the news of its end-of-life status.”

With the removal of Graphite from the app catalogue and knowing it will stop working at the next major update of Twitter, lots of Touchpad users are looking for an alternative Twitter client, but does Sparrow fit the bill.

When you first open the applications you are asked to set up your twitter accounts, this process is painless as you authorise and link your Twitter accounts with the application.

When you twitter account first load it pulls back the last 50 tweets by the looks of things. You can set the refresh rate for looking for new tweets in the preference or you can just drag the column to trigger the refresh.

There are lots of preferences on offer within the application as well as the switching off of auto-correct when tweeting.

Reading Tweets is simple, with no issues of clicking links by mistake when scrolling. Twitted links can be clicked, and they will appear in a seperate card, opened in a browser window.

The user interface is well designed making it easy to navigate and find the information you want, although I could not see any support for lists?

On the upside:

  • Good user interface.
  • Lots of perferences.
  • Supports multiple accounts supported.

On the downside:

  • Would have liked a theme option as white text on a dark background is not a favorite of mine.
  • Does not appear to be support for all twitter features (lists etc), but all the main features are there.

Overall, this is a very solid twitter client, with the loss of Graphite it has certainly become the best option for an application that only deals with Twitter (there are some solid applications that deal with Twitter and other social media sites). If you use Twitter then you need this application.

Rating: 80%

Size: 11 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.90

Link: Sparrow for Twitter – Arthur Thornton

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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in App - Social, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS


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