Review of three ADN clients for iPhone

Manton Reece takes a look at Netbot, Felix, and Riposte for App.net.



  • Steven Fisher

    As a user of Felix, I found the lack of attention to it’s full screen mode a big omission. I asked Manton Reece about it, and he said he didn’t use it.

    Nothing wrong with that, of course, but making it seem like a feature only Riposte had is curious.

  • http://mangochut.net/ mangochutney

    I haven’t tried Felix yet, being pretty happy with Riposte.

    Had you asked me three months ago if I were to ever give up Tweetbot as my primary Twitter client, I’d have laughed at you. But Twitterrific 5 changed everything in this space. I feel like Riposte and Felix (at least from what I’ve seen) are the clients that come closest to the Twitterrific experience on ADN. Still I hope that The Iconfactory will get into the game and bless us with an ADN client.

    • Steven Fisher

      I agree with you. I would switch from Felix to Twitterrific were it available. However, I think if Felix offered the font options that Twitterrific offers I’d probably stick with Felix.

      It’s amazing what a difference beautiful typography makes.

  • http://www.manton.org/ Manton Reece

    Steven, I think that’s fine to call what I wrote a primer instead of a full review. I wanted to highlight some features that make each app interesting. Riposte defaults to full-screen, so that’s an interesting choice. But I love Felix too. I tried to hit a few of its unique features, like starring conversions, gesture shortcuts, and the new post collapsing. Anyway, thanks for the feedback!

    • Steven Fisher

      Manton: I loved the article, and I don’t think you even called it a review. So no worries here, I assure you. :)

      (Btw, I’m loving catching up on coreint. Glad you guys started doing that seriously!)