If you’re concerned about tweets living forever, you need to try Twinkle.
Twinkler gives users peace of mind knowing that comments in their Twitter feed, called “twinkles” when done using this app, will be gone in 15 minutes.
Available for free, this app boasts of making your twinkles easily vanishable so that you don’t have to worry about saying something regrettable when you post a questionable message.
Twinkler, an app by Goki Kusunoki, functions as an extension of the ever-popular Twitter and let’s you easily convert twinkles to tweets when you decide 15 minutes is not long enough.
Free to use, Twinkler allows users to easily post “twinkles”–twitter-like posts that disappear on their own after 15 minutes. This way, your have a relatively “clean” appearing Twitter feed; you won’t have to look at any regrettable tweets in the future, as long as you choose to post them as “twinkles.”
The developer of Twinkler suggests posting time-relevant posts on the app, things that wouldn’t be interesting several hours later. Other things that might make for good twinkles could be those emotional posts that you don’t want to haunt you later down the line. Posts about how you’re feeling about your ex-girlfriend or your boss at work are great examples of messages that are better off as twinkles.
If desired, you can easily turn your twinkles into regular, permanent tweets, just swipe and post it. Additionally, your sharing network on Twinkler is made up of your regular Twitter followers; there is no need to have to recreate your list of followers.
Appearance and Layout:
The user interface of Twinkler is well designed, making it an easy app to quickly get the hang of. It’s also arguably attractive, with its simplistic, clean appearance.
Navigation is easily accomplished, and this app requires relatively little set-up at all. However, it would have been appreciated if Twinkler had a bit more to it–things like trending tweets.
The interface is simple enough that adding something like this would probably have been relatively easy to incorporate and would not have added much clutter at all.
Even though Twinkler is a free app, it’s hard to really justify recommending it as one of great value. Sure, it may be nice to have an extension to your regular Twitter account that allows you to post anything and everything on your mind, but one of the appeals that Twitter has to many people is the fact that it’s traditionally not used for many of the arguably mindless “twinkles” that this app is promoted for. Because of this, the overall appeal of Twinkler seems to be pretty limited.
For those who want to use Twitter as a way to express their spontaneous reflections and thoughts that don’t need to live forever, Twinkler looks like a fun extension to the regular Twitter app.
Twinkler Twinkler requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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