When it comes to expressing your views, sharing news from the around the world, keeping an eye on what’s happening around the world or simply trying to interact with your favourite celebrities, Twitter is the place you look for. Despite the freedom Twitter provides, there’s one thing that can hinder your experience if you’re one of the people who’re following a lot of Tweeps. it can become a draggy thing to keep check on everyone you follow, and soon, you find yourself littered with hundreds and even thousands of unnoticed tweets, making it a tiring thing. This where Branches For Twitter comes to play. The main aim of this app is to make the experience more linear by automatically grouping tweets from each user in a chronological order.
Branches For Twitter is relatively new in the field, that means if you’re looking for a fully loaded alternative to the official Twitter client, then you might want to give Branches a rest. However, don’t lose hope, the app will get more features in near future, but at the moment, the Branches only lets you read tweets from other users and tweet yourself even the simplest things like modifying notifications and in-line images aren’t supported as of yet.
As soon as you will launch the app for the firs time, it will run a scan of your timeline for the past few days. After that, every refresh all the tweets from your last update will be collected and published. The previous branches created during the refresh will also be retained so you don’t have to worry about missing anything.
Composing your own tweet and refreshing the timeline is pretty easy, you can perform the task by tapping the 2 small buttons on the top right corner of the app. Tapping on the Branches logo will return you to the top of your timeline but won’t refresh the timeline, you will still have to do it yourself and upon clicking on any individual tweet, it’ll load the tweet in the web view of Twitter within the app.
The company claimed to add a plethora of functions in near future. The features will include the ability to have multiple accounts, integrated images, Web views and potentially a similar ways of grouping trends and hashtags. But for now. Branches won’t be replacing your daily Twitter client as even the most basic functions are missing, let alone the advanced ones. But if you still believe that the app can do you some good, enjoy it fully.