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The two Twitter clients I use are Tweetbot 4 and the official Twitter iOS client.

Reasons for using the official client over Tweetbot:
  • Better location tagging, using Foursquare data. (Why doesn't Swarm post the exact location to auto-tweets?)
  • Twitter Cards are enabled for all domains, not just approved publications/apps. So your blog shows a preview if you've set it up right. Come on, Facebook/Instagram, join the party!
    • I wish Twitter had something like Facebook's Instant Articles.
  • You can see pinned tweets, and Twitter threads in context.
  • Search works back to day 1. Tweetbot 4 only searches back 5 days or so. The Twitter iOS app is your best bet for checking if someone made the same joke you're about to make.
  • Native muting, which syncs to the Twitter website.
Reasons for using Tweetbot 4 over the official iOS client
  • Muting by keyword, regular expression, and based on app, which syncs across Mac and iPad.
  • It shows Instagram previews, whereas Twitter doesn't.
  • Options for avatar display (circle or square) and whether verified badges show.
  • No ads.