Like a lot of Web Workers, I have come to rely on Twitter to stay connected with friends and colleagues. We’ve covered ways to use Twitter as a productivity tool, and as I do become more reliant on it, having access while away from my PC has become more attractive to me.
I have never been a big user of text messaging and have always found it to be a bit of a klunky way to work with Twitter. Luckily, one of the things that makes Twitter so attractive is the myriad of connectivity options available.
The folks over at Simple Help recently published 20 ways to use Twitter from your mobile phone which is a great overview of apps and services available to help feed your mobile Twitter addiction.
One not appearing on their list though is Tiny Twitter, which I have been using for the last couple of days and recommend highly. It’s a java app which means it runs on a huge array of devices. On my Windows Mobile phone the interface is crisp and clean and Twhirl like.
I can see and browse through my timeline and tweet, reply or direct message easily. Options let me choose how often it checks for updates which is great with the ever changing API limits that Twitter seems to be imposing.
I prefer this sort of interface to the kludgy text messaging. An added bonus is that I already have an unlimited data plan so I can stay connected without needing to add a messaging package to my account.
You can download Tiny Twitter for free for a variety of different devices. Set up is quick and easy.
ed. Jury is still out as to whether or not Twitter is a toy or a productivity tool. What say you, web workers? Should we review/cover more Twitter tools?