The first thing I did when I got my Blackberry was download Twitterberry. But my tweeps have been making suggestions about other applications, so I also recently downloaded Ubertwitter. And now, because I want to help, I am going to Pro/Con them for you.
PROS:The format of the timeline is very clean – the are definitive lines around each post so you know where it starts and stops
There are multiple options with this app: See your @ Replies, DM’s, Faves (everything you can do on the web)
Follow/Unfollow works…. sometimes
You can have auto update if you’d like … I don’t like, but it could be nice
Through Twitterberry you can send previously taken pictures to Twitpic, it just doesn’t always upload
CONS:Twitpic doesn’t always work. Well, it adds the pics to your Twitpic account but doesn’t upload them to your Twitter timeline.
I’ve only had this happen a couple of times since the new version came out, but last version froze on me ALL the time
Follow/Unfollow works…. sometimes
If you haven’t been on in a while, it takes a few minutes to get through all the tweets and the loading process is long. I do follow a lot of people though. That may have something to do with it.
PROS: The uploading picture tool works. It even shows you where you are posting your picture. Well, it showed that I was posting mine from WV, it said I was on the coast of W Africa… I think I fixed that though.
There is an auto update option
I like the format of the single messages. You can open a single tweet and see the persons profile under the tweet.
You can see trending topics. The only reason I use this is on Friday’s at work to show what people are doing on Twitter
You have many options of who’s tweets you’d like to see: Everyone, Everyone in your area … if your area works, it might be nice
There’s an options option. You can change the font, size, look of the timeline
It shows where updates are coming from … again, coast of W Africa was a lie, but it tried
After being off of Uber Twitter for a while, it doesn’t take long to load back up
CONS: I would like the text to be bigger. I saved it to be 20, but it keeps coming up as 16. It’s a little too small for me while I’m driving … dangerous I know 🙂
To upload a picture, you have to take it through Uber Twitter. You can’t use a previously take one. Makes it difficult to take a picture quickly because you have to open the program instead of just hitting the camera button
It drains the battery VERY QUICKLY! The first night I had it, I used it for maybe 30 minutes and it took half of my battery
There is not a follow/unfollow option, or one I could find
Yesterday when I pulled it up after I hadn’t been on it for 12ish hours, it pulled it up to the most recent tweet posted. The problem with this is when you scroll down, it has to reload every 3 or 4 tweets. When you scroll up, that is not a problem
Now after seeing the pros and cons, there are more pros for UberTwitter, but I think I am going to stay with Twitterberry. I like the look of it better and it’s easier for me to see. One of the main problems was uploading pictures, but I have found out that I can text them to Twitpic and it will show up on my timeline …. works like a charm.
But, I am going to keep both apps …. just in case one quits working, I have another one to resort to.
If you have any pros/cons to add, please leave some comments!