Quick Review: Swirl your hashtagged images from Instagram and Twitter
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
We had to give Swirl a whirl and were quite pleased with the new app from Betaworks One released yesterday for iOS.
The concept is really simple, but playing with the app will truly give you an appreciation for how well-executed Swirl is. After logging in with your Instagram and Twitter accounts, you'll see images that you've posted and those you follow (and those you don't) have posted, arranged according to hashtag. The interface is smooth and intuitive: scroll to see a leading image for each hashtag, tap it for more that use that hashtag and tap an indivual image to see the full Instagram or Twitter post with captions, Instagram likes and comments and Twitter retweet, favorite and reply functions.
And while fun for quickly seeing social trends or monitoring a hashtag you and a group of friends agree upon, we're also interested in the app's potential for tracking news stories quickly and easily.
What we like: Intuitive interface, easy to follow your favorite hashtags.
What we don't like: We wish we could choose to only see swirls from friends or filter swirls as we wish.
What do you think? Have you tried Swirl yet?
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