Inspired by the look of Windows Metro, MetroTwit is a unique-looking, clean Twitter client that oozes style and simplicity. The app has just hit version 1.0 having already proved itself to be worthy of note in the beta stages. The official release sees the addition of a number of important new features including highly configurable filtering that helps you to ensure that your stream is not cluttered up with tweets you are not interested in.
In a similar vein to TweetDeck, the MetroTwit interface includes multiple columns that can be used to display different aspects of your Twitter account and there is great integration with Windows 7 that sees notification area popups revealing direct messages and other interactions. A feature that will be welcomed by many users is the undo tool. Whether you change your mind about a tweet you posted in haste, or notice an embarrassing spelling mistake, you can take a step back in time in a couple of clicks.
As with previous versions of the client, MetroTwit is fast and is, on the whole, a nicely rounded package that can greatly enhance your Twitter experience. If you’re wary of shortened URLs, just hover your mouse over one and the complete URL will be revealed, while when it comes to catching up with a stream you haven’t looked at for a while, you can take advantage of infinite scrolling so you do not have to manually load more tweets when you reach the end.
The free version of the app is ad-supported, but if you start to find this too irritating, there’s always the option of upgrading to the Plus edition – although at $16, this does make for something of an expensive Twitter client. Going down the paid-for route does open up another new feature of the app – support for multiple Twitter accounts. While MetroTwit is an interesting and good looking app, it may be hard to justify this cost when there are free alternatives that can already be used to sign into more than one Twitter account simultaneously.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the Twitter client by paying a visit to the MetroTwit review page.