Slices for Twitter is an Android app that uses the idea of “slicing” up your Twitter world into specified groups. While the idea of Slices is unique, the app is also wonderful if you’re just looking for a new general Twitter client.
The interface on Slices is beautiful. It is simple to use, has a clean look to it and is very appeasing. Additionally, the app is typically very fast. It’s simple to click through and find exactly what you are looking for.However, the application does market itself on the “Slices” feature, which I’m not quite sold on. The need for slices seems redundant with the Twitter feature “lists.” The feature is useful, but I prefer to only create lists for special circumstances, otherwise just stick to my normal feed. I did follow these people for a reason: I like their tweets. However, if users have never used “lists” before, Slices might be something to check out to see how you like this function.
If you’re a Twitter addict simply looking for a sleek Twitter app, this just might work out for you. It’s one of my favorites for checking my tweets and the design is beautiful. The app makes switching between various (up to five) Twitter accounts simple.
The only problem with various accounts being logged on this application is you will only receive auto-updates for the last account you used the app on, so you might need to manually refresh your @ replies and messages to make sure you aren’t missing anything (again, only if you are using multiple Twitter accounts in the single app).
The main drawback to this app is it can be a little buggy. Sometimes the new tweets won’t show up, settings won’t save or stay updated, and other basic interferences. These little bugs haven’t caused me many problems, so users might need to test the waters for themselves.
Regardless if you like the concept of Slices, this is a useful and user-friendly Twitter application that Twitter junkies should consider trying out.
Off the Mark:
- “Slices” not a feature for everyone