Lost without TweetDeck? Try these alternatives

The folks at Twitter announced Monday that the standalone TweetDeck apps for mobile will no longer be supported after May of this year. While Twitter says that it is putting more resources toward the Web version (which can easily be used on the desktop), there are surely plenty of people who are upset that their beloved mobile clients are going away.

For those of you looking for an alternative to TweetDeck, here are a few mobile apps that should prove adequate for your tweeting purposes.

TweetDeck alternatives for iOS

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Tweetbot ($2.99) is an extremely popular Twitter client for good reason — it has a well-designed interface, gesture-based controls, multiple timelines, and all the tools you need to browse and interact with the site. You will have to pay for it, but it comes with a lot of features and is completely ad-free.

Tweetbot doesn’t have the swipable columns you used in TweetDeck. But you can just as easily use the buttons at the bottom to quickly navigate between your timeline, mentions, and direct messages, and you get two more buttons with pop-up menus where you can assign your most-used actions.

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