When I wrote my first Twitter article, I had only been using Twidroid for a few days. I was faced with learning two new systems at the same time, but Twidroid made the process easier. After using Twitter on my PC and my G1, I prefer the interface of Twidroid.
For readers unfamiliar with Twitter, I picture it as everyone having their own personal, mini TV network. You are free to broadcast whatever you like 24hrs a day. If you produce an interesting show, then more viewers tune in. With every network tuned in to each other, it is also an incredible communications tool. With always on access in your pocket, news can spread faster than a California wildfire.
Twidroid is the best Twitter app I have used. They have more features than all the other Android clients combined. Updates are released on a regular schedule. A beta client is even available for those who wish to test new features. If you are already familiar with Twitter, then you will feel right at home on Twidroid.
Here are a few of my favorite features using Twidroid on Android:
1. Integration with other apps. Twidroid makes heavy use of Android intents. This allows many other applications to integrate with the app. Now you can easily share items from different apps directly to your Twitter account. A good example of this is 3banana’s Online Notebook.
2. Instant Notifications. Users can setup different notification alerts so you are instantly alerted when there are new Tweets, someone replies to you, or you receive a direct message. Thankfully you can set the interval it checks for new updates to save on battery power.
3. Photo Sharing. There are quite a few photo sharing apps out there, but none are as easy to use as Twidroid. Hosting support is provided via Phodroid or Twitpic. You can easily upload and geotag any photo. This is the quickest method around for posting your images to a location that people can easily find.
I could keep going, but I suggest you just download the app and try it yourself. Share your favorite features with us in the comments. If you would like to follow us on Twitter our page is located here.
Multiple account support is on the roadmap for Twidroid 2.0 Ralph, Twidroid
Currently, I only have one request for Twidroid and I have been told its on the way. The developers are very responsive to fixing bugs and implementing new ideas. If you have any issues with their product, just drop them an email.