Nighthawk is a powerful and personal companion to the official Twitter app — with some key distinctions. It’s built from the ground up with speed, empathy, and authenticity in mind.

Your timeline should reflect what you care about, not the opaque agenda of a black-box algorithm. By default, Nighthawk displays tweets in the timeline chronologically, the way nature intended. 

You’re bound to come across some tweets that might rub you the wrong way, which is why Nighthawk provides tons of human-curated filters. Looking to take a break from election chatter? Add the U.S. Politics filter. Still haven’t seen The Rise of Skywalker? Add the Star Wars filter and hide tweets with potential spoilers.

At Team Nighthawk, we're deeply committed to iOS and the Apple ecosystem, so Nighthawk is designed to take advantage of tons of iOS-only features and experiences. We've got rich link previews, haptics, custom home screen icons, the whole nine. And since Nighthawk is paid upfront, we provide all these features without showing you ads or selling your personal information.

— Smart Filters help silence whole topics with just a tap
— The Close Friends timeline elevates the people you care about from the rest of your timeline
— 15+ gorgeous custom home screen icons for the color-coordinating obsessives among us
— Wicked fast performance on all devices
— Choose between the system appearance, always dark, or always light mode

What’s New

Version 2019.0.4

Our first major feature release of the year is coming soon, but we thought it was important to get a few big changes out the door first.

After a number of conversations with VoiceOver users about their individual needs and wants, we've completely revamped the VoiceOver experience on the timeline. We hope you'll like it a lot better, and we'll continue to tweak and improve.

This update also fixes a number of bugs related to performance and loading times.

Thanks for sticking with us! We're excited to bring you what's next very soon.

Nathan and Sam
Team Nighthawk

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Myslinme ,

Good, but needs lists

Hi guys I like the app so far. I used the lists feature with Twitter and if I could use my lists in your app I would likely switch to it exclusively. I understand the close friends list but I have my own for certain things and would love to use them. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Hi there!!

Thanks so much for the kind words. We’re planning to go through quite a few features over time and add them to Nighthawk, along with touches to make them more friendly to users who like Nighthawk’s approach.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a timeline for when lists will he getting this treatment, but it’s something we’re taking seriously, and we plan to evaluate the requests we’ve received pretty seriously after the next major release so we can set priorities.

Thanks so much,

50% of Team Nighthawk

Matt.Blackman ,

Less features than expected

One extra star for the “eat up Martha” reference and icon. Otherwise, where’s all of the standard functionality? I don’t want to sound like I’m advertising for another app, so I won’t mention any names. But this app has fewer features than my preferred twitter app...
...and one extra star for the fast and polite developer response. This one doesn’t meet my current needs. I will certainly check in again on future versions and features. And I won’t seek a refund, because it’s important to encourage young developers to keep working. (It’s only a few bucks.)
Good luck guys!

Developer Response ,

Hi Matt,

We're sorry to hear Nighthawk didn't meet your expectations. We've attempted to be as clear as possible in our promotional materials and App Store descriptions about what we are, but sometimes that just gets lost in translation, and we apologize.

We don't mean for Nighthawk to replace any existing Twitter apps you may use — whether from Twitter itself or a third party. Instead, we're hoping that Nighthawk can fill in the gap for people who are dissatisfied with what they can get out of social media right now.

Nighthawk is an evolving product. Work began about six months ago, and we've only focused in on two experiences so far, but they're two experiences we want to do better than anyone else, and we think they're important enough that they deserve a role in at least some people's lives. As two young people, we unfortunately can't afford to continue building more unless we charge a little for the work we do.

If you're dissatisfied with your purchase, we would absolutely urge you to seek a refund through Apple's systems to do so — we don't want you to pay for an experience you don't think is right for you. That said, we hope you'll give Nighthawk another shot later on as we continue to mature.


Sam and Nathan
Team Nighthawk

silencerulean ,


It’s not showing me anything newer than four days ago, even in the close friends list. There’s no push notifications and posting a tweet has zero options for photos or location etc. Usernames are the same color as the rest of the tweet and you can’t tap them and go to that person’s profile. The smart filters did little to nothing concerning the US Politics toggle. Well, other than wiping out any and all tweets for the past three days that is. I wasted $4 so you don’t have to now. Cool icon choices is the only positive thing I can find to say.

Developer Response ,

I'm really sorry to hear Nighthawk didn't meet your expectations. A lot of these problems are fixed in 2019.0.1, which was a day-one update, but it sadly did not find its way to everyone in time to be the launch version you may have downloaded.

If you're dissatisfied with your purchase, please don't feel like you wasted the money. We would absolutely urge you to seek a refund through Apple's systems to do so — we don't want you to pay for an experience you don't think is right. That said, we hope you'll give Nighthawk another shot later on as we continue to mature.


Team Nighthawk


Team Nighthawk LLC
11 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence


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