Developer: Tappnology
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★½☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Social networking tools are fantastic for keeping in touch with friends and also tracking one’s life. Many a time, I’ve scrolled through my Facebook timeline to see what I was doing and when, reliving memories of fun events and so forth. It’s not so easy to do with Twitter, however. Plus, as a substitute for a diary, it all feels potentially temporary and leaves the user out of control of their content.

Tweetary aims to curtail all that for Twitter users, allowing them the opportunity to archive their tweets, search them while offline, plus add extra content if they so wish. It’s a convenient app, if a little expensive for most average users.

Set up is a breeze, thanks to iOS’s ability to store Twitter account details, with users instantly getting involved with the app. The user’s personal tweets are kept separate to the rest of their time line, making it simple to browse or search through them. A tap of the relevant button and it’s possible to add everything from text to images to a tweet, all privately and for the sake of future reference. Even more useful is the ability to do it with other people’s tweets, thereby offering a resource for users to check back on at a later date.

Using a diary style interface means that Tweetary does look a little cluttered at times, but it’s also more appealing than a clinical interface.

Besides being a way to store tweets, as well as a fully fledged Twitter client in its own right, a statistics section also offers some interesting insight. It demonstrates who the user most frequently tweets as well as how often they tweet and about what subject. It might not be essential for everyone but it makes for an interesting read.

For the price, Tweetary does offer a lot, but given the variety of tools, I suspect it’d only be worth the full price to a select group of users. The archiving tool is the best thing for the regular tweeter and appreciator of personal history, but the full asking price of $6.99 (it’s currently on sale at $4.99) is still an obstacle when there are similar albeit more restrictive apps such as Momento available. For those who use Twitter as a work tool, however, this could prove immensely useful given its flexibility.

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