App Showdown: Round 2 Twitter Apps

I’ve blogged how I was pitting two apps against each other before. I find my self in this situaton a few times. This is my second one in a while now, and in hopes that maybe it’ll speed things up here goes (yeah right!).

This rounds two apps? The Offical Twitter For Mac (OTFM) and Twitterrific For Mac.

I never really liked the offical app. I was following more people then I could ever handle on a regular basis so I was using lists in a heavy way. I had one main list that was esentually the people I actually followed, it was about 100 of the 400+ people I was following. I found a decent management app, though it didn’t meet the requirment of being able to mass add people to a list. What I had wanted was to move everyone to a list then unsubscribe everyone and start adding who I could reasonable follow and keep up to. Instread I just unfollowed those people. I’m down to around 200, the other 200 are gone and I have to say not a sinlge person has contacted me asking why I unfollowed and I feel a lot better about it.

What it has also done is allowed me to get rid of my lists and read my main timeline. I no longer rely on apps that can set a list as the default view. And thus I can use the OTFM app.

Under Lion (especially on the AiR) I’m REALLY digging the full screen apps and Mission Control. Now I’m waiting for apps to be updated to use these features.

So, which one will it be? Twitter For Mac or Twitterrific for Mac. Both for me now offer more or less the same functionality, the list hadeling was the deal breaker on OTFM so I can go with either, I’m looking for who gets the fullscreen feature and secondary is a good use for gestures. Already I notcie that OTFM has my favorite (on iPhone) feature, pull down to refresh so…

And don’t even ask which app I’m using on the iPhone, there is no competition.