Nighthawk for Twitter review: Barebones mobile app for less noisy social media
Added 01-20-20 08:15:02am EST - “With a focus on decluttering your timeline thanks to Smart Filters and the Close Friends view, Nighthawk is a stripped-down third-party Twitter client that's faster and easier to use than the official app.” - Macworld.com
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Nighthawk’s so-called “Smart Feed” offers a cleaner view of your Twitter timeline in chronological order without ads or sponsored posts.
Those who favor Twitter over rival social networks probably already have Tweetbot or Twitterrific installed on your iOS devices. Power users prefer such third-party alternatives to the official app, but everyone deserves an environment where branded content isn’t given preferential treatment over tweets from people you actually follow.
Billed as a “personal companion” to the corporate app, Nighthawk offers a stripped-down version of Twitter without the clutter. Sign in and get nothing but the good stuff: tweets displayed in chronological order, dark mode, rich link previews, and most importantly, no ads or other intrusions.
This experience can be further enhanced with Smart Filters, which allow users to hide selected topics like US politics, Star Wars spoilers, support responses, and retweeted content. It’s a novel idea that works surprisingly well, but there are only six filters available, with no option to customize or create others from scratch.
Smart Filters are a great way to hide certain topics from showing up in your timeline, but there aren’t many to choose from.
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