August 14, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Does the world really need another Android Twitter app? The makers of TweetCat think so, and with good reason. One of the benefits of free enterprise is that anyone can enter into a crowded market and succeed if their product is better than the ones that came before it. In many cases, TweetCat exceeds that requirement.
TweetCat is an Android Twitter app that has several features that may entice users. It supports multiple accounts, reads trends, and even using speech-to-text technology so you can Tweet without having to type a letter. The user interface is no-frills – white background, black text, and profile photos – but I actually like the simplicity. One thing I don’t like is that it takes some time to get the options menu (retweet, follow, etc.) to appear.
Users will also find the following:
- Multiple accounts, instant switch between accounts
- Voice recognition for sending tweets and search.
- View your timeline, replies, direct messages and favorites.
- View profiles, links, and #hashtags
- Automatically check for new tweets, mentions, and direct messages.
- Mark tweets as a favorite.
- Upload pictures to twitpic.com.
- See current, daily and weekly trends.
- Use a secure connection (SSL)
- Shorten urls with tinyurl.com, tr.im, is.gd, short.to, and sai.ly.
TweetCat is available in the Android Market for $2.99. Expect to see it added to the updated Android Twitter Comparison Chart shortly.