Twikini

I don’t really do a lot of reviews (actually lately, haven’t been writing much of anything here, need to change that), but decided that since the Twikini folks are offering a free copy of their software (which isn’t all that expensive anyway, $4.95 for individual use or $9.95 for businesses) in exchange for reviews, good or bad, I thought I’d give it a shot. Twikini is a Twitter client, if you don’t know what Twitter is, just go ahead and skip the rest of this, because it won’t mean anything to you. Ok, now that the non-twitter literate people have left the room, on to the review.

I’ve tried nearly all the Windows Mobile Twitter clients, PockeTwit, TinyTwitter, and of course, Twikini and Twikini is the only one I keep coming back to. It’s not any one feature that does it, but rather a combination of things. It’s fast, frugal with memory and pleasant to look at, a nearly unbeatable combination. It has all the standard features of a normal twitter client: friends timeline, reply timeline, favorites, public timeline. It doesn’t support search as far as I’ve been able to divine. It has the fairly unique feature of allowing you to tweet the current song playing in Windows Media Player, not useful to me, but I’m sure it is to someone. The geolocation feature is the only one that’s ever gotten my address right based on my GPS coordinates. When tweeting it supports shortening URLs and posting pictures via TwitPic as well as adding your location from the GPS.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with it. It’s fast, stable and doesn’t take up a ton of memory, three things that are important on a WinMo device.

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