Equally useful for power users and novices alike, TweetDeck is available for Mac, Windows and as a Chrome app. With this app, you can build and organise your own custom-made timelines by creating a line for anything which could be the favourites list of a user, a search term, or a particular user’s timeline that you don’t follow. Apart from letting you monitor four or more timelines at the same time, it lets you filter searches, use intuitive keyboard shortcuts, manage multiple accounts, mute users or terms, and schedule tweets, without having to hit refresh.
Android has tonnes of apps for using Twitter but nothing comes close to Plume. It uses a very simple interface to make you a Twitter addict. One of the most striking features of Plume is the ability to colourise the users you like so you can directly get to their tweets. The app also supports scrollable widgets which display Twitter timeline on the home screen and for Android versions above 4.2, it even supports lock screen widgets. Along with these features, this customisable app gives you all the standard features that a good Twitter app should have like multiple accounts support and muting specific
Tweetbot 3 (iPhone/Rs 270)
Designed to suit iOS 7, Tweetbot is a must-have app for anyone wanting to get the most out of their Twitter. Along with the usual features like native push notifications, Tweetbot 3 fetches new tweets in the background which keeps your timeline always updated. The tab bar is customisable and using the media timeline feature, you can browse through pictures in your timeline and lists. The app also syncs your timeline across multiple devices and supports multiple media sharing services to share your photos along with read later services like Pocket and Instapaper.
MetroTwit (Windows 8/Free)
Windows 8 may not be very likeable, but can be made a little tolerable with apps like MetroTwit. Taking after the formerly named Metro UI of Windows 8, MetroTwit fits perfectly into the Windows 8 design language. Just like TweetDeck, it has a multicolumn view and is very easy to navigate making use of natural Windows 8 navigation gestures. It also supports list management, the ability to filter tweets, desktop notifications and an inline media viewer. With its cute blue or charcoal-gray design available for free, it is an app that is pleasant on the eyes and on the wallet.