APP ofthe WEEK
THREADER (IOS, free with in-app purchases)
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.