APP ofthe WEEK

THREADER (IOS, free with in-app pur­chases)

Gloucestershire Echo - - TECH NOW -

IT HAS been a while since I’ve seen any app man­age an in­no­va­tive take on Twit­ter, but that’s what Threader has achieved – and it’s done it by do­ing less, rather than more.

On Twit­ter it has be­come com­mon for a sin­gle user to thread a series of short Tweets to­gether to ex­pand on a topic, make an ar­gu­ment, or tell story.

But th­ese threads can be­come con­fus­ing, and, un­less you fol­low the per­son who’s writ­ing the thread or some­one who has shared it, you won’t see it at all.

You’re miss­ing a lot of en­ter­tain­ing stuff, and that’s where Threader comes in – each day a short cu­rated list of some of the best threads on Twit­ter are col­lated into one place. And the app for­mats them as if they were a long ar­ti­cle with each tweet in the thread given its own para­graph in the story. It’s free to start, but a sub­scrip­tion un­locks a few fea­tures. For £2-a-month or £20-a-year, you can see all the threads from peo­ple you fol­low as well as the cu­rated list, un­lock a dark mode, and read any saved threads off­line.

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