"It’s time for Apple Watch apps to grow up, and Chirp for Twitter is leading the charge." - MacStories
MacStories Selects 2019 "Best Watch App" Runner Up
Chirp for Twitter is the best way to use Twitter on your Apple Watch for free.
You can endlessly scroll through your timeline, catch up on trending, and keep up with your mentions. You can also read and reply to all of your direct messages!
Use lists? Chirp can do that do. Need to search for something (or someone) specific? Yep, Chirp does that as well.
Not only can you browse your timeline, but it's also incredibly feature packed! With videos, images, mentions, hashtags, and so much more, you'll be able to get through any boring meeting or school assembly with Chirp!
New FlickType! Compose Tweets with ease with swipe-to-type*!
The button to compose tweets has also been made more clear. On the menu screen, pull down to reveal
*Requires a seperate download of FlickType (Free) on your Apple Watch
Ratings and Reviews
UPDATE: Bumping review up to 5 stars in response to new information direct from developer that complication availability is forthcoming. That was the only thing that held me back, so in good faith, I’m giving this app the full five stars it doubtless deserves. Thank you! Full review below:
As a freelance artist and independent contractor working in the comic book industry, I live and die by my Twitter feed. This app is fantastic for not only keeping me abreast of crucial updates, it allows me to be participatory as well. I paid the additional for the Pro features and have zero regrets for doing so. The interface is pleasing, easy to navigate. The only complaint has nothing to do with the app and everything to do with ergonomics, and that is that my left tricep/bicep area gets a little sore if I’m glancing too long. But that’s what the phone and the iPad are for, am I right? The only thing I wish this app had—and I wish it a lot—would be an available complication for the watch face itself. I’ve positioned it top in my dock, but a complication would make this a 5 star app, in my humble opinion. Well done!
Developer Response ,
Hey! Thanks for the review! Complications are coming, so look forward to that!
The model for Apple Watch developers
Say what you will about the Apple Watch, the apps for it leaves something to be desired. But every once in a while we get treated to the cream of the crop.
I consider myself an Apple Watch expert. I run the world’s largest Flipboard magazine devoted to the Apple Watch as well as the most popular Facebook Apple Watch and Apple Watch groups. I was also the world’s first iPhone blogger going back to 2007, so I feel confident when I leave reviews.
Chirp is, without a doubt, the best of the best when it comes to Apple Watch apps. Not only did Will take a difficult app (Twitter) to turn into this crowd jewel, but he’s a teenager!!!! I mean, seriously ... how can you say one negative about this app? If something is wrong and it’s in his control to fix it, he’ll fix it and, knowing him, he’ll resubmit the app to Apple to get it reapproved so you see it ASAP.
You should not only support developers of this magnitude, you should pay for the pro version to ensure he can continue to develop at this level. Believe me, you don’t want the alternatives which often involve expensive yearly subscriptions.
Take a look around the App Store and try to find reviews so glowing written by me. You might find one or two, but I don’t believe in giving credit unless it’s credit that’s really due.
Will represents the best of all of us and his work is what every other developer should strive for.
5 stars, only because 20 stars is not currently an option.
Great Twitter app for Apple Watch
This is a great start to having a native Apple Watch app since Twitter has removed their watch app and the Tweetbot Apple Watch app only shows activity. This has most of the features that a Twitter client would have on a phone but it fits nicely on the watch. I do have some recommendations for improvement. Firstly I would like to see Tweet Marker integration so my progress syncs with Tweetbot on my iOS and macOS devices and I can pick up right where I left off. Another recommendation is to allow users to pick a font size as font might be a little small for some users. One more feature for the future could be to allow handoff support much like the Apple Watch Reddit client Nano does so that you can choose from multiple popular Twitter clients that are out on iOS and you can easily move from viewing a tweet on your watch to viewing it on iPhone or iPad.
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- Will Bishop
- 40.1 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 17+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2021 Will Bishop
- In-App Purchases
- Chirp Pro $2.99
- Chirp Pro $5.99
- Chirp Pro $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.