Manage multiple Twitter accounts with your iPhone

If you're looking to manage multiple Twitter accounts while you're on the go, you'll be happy to know that it's not too difficult. Check out this roundup and download the app of your choice.

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Some of us have multiple Twitter accounts that we need to manage. We have an account for work and an account for personal use. In that case, switching between usernames can be a pain. Luckily, there's an easy way to manage multiple Twitter accounts with some basic apps.

We've taken a look at a couple of services that will help you manage those accounts on your computer, but what about when you're away from home?

We have you covered there too. Let's take a look at iPhone apps that help you manage multiple Twitter accounts.

Manage multiple accounts

LaTwit Although LaTwit lets you post updates to multiple accounts, including those from Twitter, Identi.ca, and others, its interface is difficult to get used to. In fact, it detracts from the experience of using the app. If you're looking for other features, LaTwit also lets you post multiple tweets if your update exceeds the 140-character limit. But for $2.99, it might not be worth the price tag.

LaTwit has a convoluted design. LaTwit

SimplyTweet SimplyTweet comes in two flavors: a Lite version for those who want a free app and a paid version with all the SimplyTweet features, which includes multiple user accounts. Don't let SimplyTweet's name fool you--it's not so simple. The app lets you draft notes, update your stream with iPhone photos, and more. It has a slew of features. The paid version is available for $3.99.

Besides multiple accounts, SimplyTweet also lets you view conversations. SimplyTweet

TweetDeck TweetDeck is my favorite mobile Twitter client. Like its desktop alternative, the app provides a column view, making it easy to see all kinds of Twitter data pass you by. Plus, it makes it extremely easy to manage multiple accounts, creating a scenario where updating all your accounts will only take just a few seconds. TweetDeck also shortens URLs before you post to your stream. Overall, it's a great app. And since it's free, you'll probably like it even more.

TweetDeck has multiple columns to help you view your tweets. TweetDeck

Tweetie Tweetie is a well-designed Twitter app that helps you manage a host of Twitter accounts. Aside from doing the basics like viewing your timeline and replying to direct messages, Tweetie will let you pick an account to update, write a tweet, and post it to the stream. Those looking for more features will be happy to know Tweetie uses the iPhone's GPS functionality to send your location to followers. You can also search for topics that have relevance to your location. If you're interested in Tweetie, you'll need to pay $2.99 for it.

The Tweetie iPhone app lets you choose which account to use. Tweetie

Twittelator Pro Twittelator Pro supports multiple Twitter user accounts. After you download the paid app (it costs $4.99), you'll be able to add multiple Twitter accounts to the service. If you're an iPhone 3GS user, you'll get the most use out of Twittelator Pro. The app lets you record, edit, and post video to your Twitter accounts. You can even create and tweet audio clips. If that's something you're interested in, it might prove to be worth the $4.99 price tag.

Twittelator Pro
Twittelator Pro lets you record and edit audio, aside from managing multiple accounts. Twittelator

Twitterrific Twitterrific is one of the best mobile Twitter apps. Aside from supporting multiple accounts, the app provides a cool filter feature that helps you sift through your timeline more effectively. But beware that Twitterific Premium, which does not show advertisements, costs $3.99. If you don't mind ads, you can opt instead, for the free version of the software.

Twitterrific helps you manage multiple accounts with ease. Twitterrific

My top 3

1. TweetDeck: TweetDeck is free and it's full-featured. It's a great app for those looking for multiple-account support.

2. Twitterrific: It might come in a premium version that will set you back $3.99, but Twitterrific is a fine app.

3. Twittelator Pro: Twittelator Pro boasts some really cool extras that make its price tag easier to live with.