Users and fans of the Windows operating system have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks and months as Microsoft continues innovating and making the Windows experience infinitely better for their loyal users. But while Microsoft’s famous operating system and hardware is going up in the world, what about the third-party software that is available for users to download? For those who are regular users of the Twitter micro blogging service, a treat is available in the Windows 8 Store in the form of MetroTwit.
Although only officially available as a preview release, MetroTwit gives a glowing example of what is to come in the future and what fans can expect from a comprehensive Twitter app that is built around the Windows 8 Metro UI. Built from the ground up for the Windows 8 experience, MetroTwit provides users with a unique multi-column experience that not only provides an extremely functional method of accessing different aspects of Twitter but also looks quite striking when combined with the Metro-type interface.
The beauty of the column-based interface is being able to determine what should be displayed in those sections, with users being afforded the luxury of viewing direct messages, their timeline and also any personal mentions that are received, amongst other options. The app also has live in-app tiles, something which is a key part of most Metro apps, which aren’t just there for a little bit of aesthetic polish but actually provide access to most of the important things that a user might need on Twitter.
Possibly one of the most important part of any Twitter experience – the compose tweet capabilities – has had a little functional rethink with the developers implementing a new compose window that is available throughout the app no matter what you are currently looking at or doing. The new tweet composer window appears at the top of the interface, therefore it does not intrude on whatever is happening in the main view, something that also gives additional benefit to the user as they can refer back to the main timeline for conversation history as they compose.
Additional polish has also been stitched into MetroTwit with the inclusion of things like auto-complete, hashtag and username completion as well as the excellent ability to shorten URLs. If you are a Windows 8 fan and consider yourself to be a Twitter power user, then the stylings and advanced features of this app are definitely for you.
Download MetroTwit for Windows 8 [Store link]