I've had a Twitter account since before it was "cool". I have to admit that I didn't see the usefulness or even the recreation at first. Then something happened and people were using Twitter more and more and they were installing these desktop applications to handle text message sized Tweets. Craziness, I thought.
I then started reading about real world uses for Twitter, like this one. So I fired up my Twitter account again and jumped in. I still wasn't enthralled. I mean Facebook was there and the status update feature seemed to do most of what I was looking for.
Then I noticed more and more people using Twitter to update Facebook. Really? And I noticed more and more were using a program called TweetDeck that I had known to be a desktop application. It had since been ported to the iPhone. People were using Twitter on the go now.
I let it go for a long time until I got my new phone (The AT&T/HTC Tilt 2) and I started looking for a good Twitter application that was also free. I mean, why pay for something that I probably would try out and not use in the long term. Well, I happened upon moTweets and I've been a Twittering fool for the last couple of weeks with no end in sight and it's 90% on my phone. (The other 10% is using Threadsy on my laptop.)
moTweets can be found at the Panoramic Software website and there is a way to download the program to your computer for transferring to the phone or you can navigate to: http://www.panoramicsoft.com/mobileapps/motweets/moTweets.php from your phone's browser. I'd like to see this title in the Windows Mobile Marketplace for easier installation or at the very least have them send an SMS message with a direct link to the installation file.
You can choose either the free or the regular edition. The only difference is that the free has some small ads at the top of the list of Tweets and usually for some other mobile software. I have the free now, but will likely upgrade to the paid version as a supportive move rather than because I feel they are holding back functionality.
Once you have the program installed you just have to put in your Twitter account username and password and you're off.
I found the program very easy to use with a clean interface. At the top you'll see your username and next to that you'll see an icon that you press when you want to write a Tweet and then another icon that allows you to choose different "Sections" or ways to view Tweets. The choices are:
Timelines - the main view, all Tweets from your contacts
@Mentions - Tweets that mention you
Search - search Twitter for keywords
#Trends - popular searches
Featured - users that Twitter is pushing
Public -Twitter timeline for ALL Tweets...not just people you Follow
Favorites - Tweets that you've marked as Favorite
Inbox - Direct (private) messages to you
Following - a list of Twitter users that you follow
Followers - a list of Twitter users that follow you
You have all of the features that you'd expect on a desktop application. You can send @replies, private messages. You can text or email Tweets that you find interesting. I can follow or unfollow contacts, too. I haven't found any reason to use my desktop for Twitter. In fact, I am finding the mobile experience with moTweets better.
moAdvanced, but moEasy to use features
When you are writing your Tweet there are icons to help you out. The two most impressive are the add picture and add url. moTweets integrates services that create links for photographs and shortens the length of any website address that you put want to use. Remember that Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters, so these features are a great help. You can even use your phones GPS to Tweet where you are. Imagine Tweeting a picture and the coordinates at the Grand Canyon.
In my opinion, if you have a Windows Mobile phone, you should try Twitter with moTweets. You'll be surprised just how useful it is...and it can be fun too! Just recently there was a tower issue in my neighborhood where we could not make outgoing calls. I posted on Twitter about it and AT&T contacted me!!! They have people keeping track of mentions of AT&T and they are there to help. You can now get customer service on Twitter. AMAZING. Because I was mobile, I could keep up without staying home or staying on hold on the phone. That's moBetter of you moTweets!
I searched and only found a couple of videos and this is the least bad of the two.
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Jeff Daly (dalydose)
Jul 13, 2009
Mar 4, 2013 03:52 PM UTC
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Experience Twitter from your Windows Phone! With all of the features you would expect from a great twitter application, moTweets allows you to take the people you follow on the go. Upload photos from your device camera and post their location for your followers to see.
Support for multiple Twitter accounts
Ability to upload pictures using your device’s camera or from the photo album
Post your location manually or by using your device GPS