MetroTwit 1.0 now available + win in our giveaway!

When it comes to Twitter, there are many options for consuming the content that propagates across the popular social network. But, if you are looking for a Twitter client that has the look and feel of Metro, a robust feature set, and of course, runs only on Windows, MetroTwit is the client you have been waiting for, and the group behind it is now proudly shipping version 1.0.

For a little background on MetroTwit, it is built by Long Zheng, David Golden and Winston Pang and is a homegrown project that brings the best of Metro to the Twitter universe. Long posted on his site, istartedsomething.com, that MetroTwit was a concept two years ago and was, at that time, simply an image created in Photoshop (posted below).

Two years later, the group is pushing version 1.0 out the door and Neowin is giving away 15 MetroTwit Plus codes which will remove the advertisements from the product. 

To enter this giveaway, simply reply to this thread about why you love MetroTwit, limited to one entry per user for the entire duration of the contest that will end on Friday, March 30th at 11:59PM.

If you have already been using MetroTwit, you will love the change log as it is packed with updates that literally has something for everyone; you can view the log here.

MetroTwit is a compelling alternative to every Twitter client out there and we can safely and highly recommend that you give it a download as it truly is a magnificent Twitter client. 

Download: MetroTwit 1.0

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I have tried other twitter clients, like Seesmic, Co-tweet, and the old & new versions of Tweetdeck, but MetroTwit is really the one that peeked my interest.

I like MetroTweet's easy-to-use functions, which is just a simple right click away... but what I really like is the Metro design interface, very clean and simple.

I've been using MetroTwit for a few months, and All I can say is that my new favorite app.

I love how it's more full featured than the new blue icon tweetdeck, as in spellchecker and you can view more than 4 columns. Great job on metrotwit and it's a home grown project. That is great!

I love MetroTwit as it provides me with separate columns of tweets and fluent operations, which other twitter clients cannot provide fully. I've used other clients but at last I returned to MetroTwit.

I love MetroTwit because it ascends to the higher user experience standards of Metro apps and because of being able to paste in an image copied into the clipboard w/ twitpic and URL shortening done on-the-fly!

I have been using this for over a week now and I love this program, it's the best desktop client there is for Twitter IMHO.

I love MetroTwit's Metro-esque design and how it really fits together with applications like the Zune software. I've been using MetroTwit as my main twitter client on the desktop ever since I signed up on the service, and I can't see myself switching from it.

I have only just installed it and can confirm I won't be able to live without notification toasts again. Competition slained. #sayhelloin140

The design is awsome even if i haven tried it yet, ussability and design are something that can be smell fromn the first screenshot. I really hope this app to be able at marketplace with the sharing featurees of windows 8 Nice work I want a full code D:

I really like the new UI. The keyboard-combinations are an excellent add-on. It's very easy to use. The only feature I'd like to see added is integration with sending updates to Facebook directly from the UI.

I've used Metrotwit for over two months after migrating from my old-standby, Tweetdeck. Metrotwit offers an intuitive, user-friendly interface that enhances anyone's tweeterface!

MetroTwit "just works". Beautiful, clean design; I've been a fan of Metro ever since the Zune desktop client. MetroTwit translates it into a great Twitter app.

I love MetroTwit simply because it shows the best of Metro UI that other developers can benchmark their Windows 7/8 desktop apps on. I love Metro and MetroTwit showed excellent implementation of it.

MetroTwit is my main Twitter client for a reason. I've been following the development for ages, and I have used almost all of the Loop versions of it pre-release. It's good looking, fast, and works so well that TweetDeck's passing is not a major issue. Sure, it would be nice to have both apps (competition helps), but as it is MetroTwit is definitely the superior client. I like it a lot.

This is a nice opportunity to clarify that many users (including me) don't hate Metro. But how Metro is implemented. Metro-based apps like MetroTwit (or Zune software) for that matter are beautiful, CUSTOMIZABLE, full-featured. Metro in Windows 8 is dumbed down and breaks Windows concepts of "windows". MetroTwit is a nice client because of superior design, usability, frequency of updates, choice of features and the rich WPF platform.

I use it (the free version) and loving every bit of it. It shows that Metro can be beautiful.

Edited by amnesiality, Mar 27 2012, 4:15pm :

I've tried many Twitter clients for Windows, but the only one I've stuck with is MetroTwit. Not only for the Metro UI, but it is also the most stable and usable Twitter client out there.

I love MetroTwit because it's the best example of how really Windows 8 Metro apps should look like( intuitive, simplistic, and the most important of all user friendly ).

MetroTwit is beautiful, has a great set of features and is very fast. That is why I love MetroTwit

Edited by GamerOfFreedom, Mar 27 2012, 4:10pm :

I've been using MetroTwit since the first leap! I'm a big lover of the whole Metro UI. If only this also was a Metro app for Windows 8!

I love MetroTwit as it is the best twitter app for Windows and has beautiful Metro UI. The new 1.0 looks a lot better than previous version.

I love MetroTwit as it is the best twitter app for Windows and has beautiful Metro UI. The new 1.0 looks a lot better than previous version.

I've been using it for almost as long as it's been available. Now I just wish there was a port for Windows 8! Outstanding UI for sure.

webdev511 said,
I've been using it for almost as long as it's been available. Now I just wish there was a port for Windows 8! Outstanding UI for sure.

MetroTwit runs just fine in the Consumer Preview *as is* (the Consumer Preview includes the .NET 4 Framework runtime) - I happen to be running MetroTwit right now. It's not an *app*, but a Metro Win32 application. What MetroTwit does is show that there's no reason why Metro as a design language won't work for larger applications (such as Office or even Visual Studio) - it's Metro's detractors that have been telling everyone that would listen that Metro doesn't work for large - let alone traditional - Win32 applications.

A twitter client with visually striking yet clean and aesthetically pleasing design that provides an amazing example of how Microsoft's Metro design guidelines should be used, coupled with a feature set that effectively caters to users from a large range of needs, MetroTwit simply is THE best Twitter client for Windows users.

I love MetroTwit 'cause of amazing combination of sexy Metro UI implementation and rich functional. Plus it's just simple - even my little sister is using it now

Been using it for about a year and tested the beta for a couple of months now (in Windows 8 too). Loving every pixel of it! Less is definately more and it has awesome features. Metrotwit has come a long way since I first started using it, and now it's finally just right.

I love MetroTwit because of how it shows me all my searches on one screen, and how it displays the number of unread messages in the Windows 7 taskbar.

I love it because of the UI. It's simply the best looking twitter client for windows there is in my opinion.

UndergroundWire said,
Besides the Metro interface, what does this offer over Seesmic or TweetDeck?

It's far more elegant and newbie-friendly than either Seesmic or TweetDeck. If you're running the Consumer Preview, despite MetroTwit being a desktop application, it fits right in with the rest of the operating system.

PGHammer said,

It's far more elegant and newbie-friendly than either Seesmic or TweetDeck. If you're running the Consumer Preview, despite MetroTwit being a desktop application, it fits right in with the rest of the operating system.

Gotcha, so it's for newbies and for people running Windows 8. So not for me then.

I love MetroTwit cuz Metro & Twitter are 2 awesome things that deserve 2 be together! (Posted from my Windows 8 tablet! )

I love that MetroTwit shows how using the Metro Design Style correctly can make just about any program, desktop or full screen, beautiful and functional at the same time. The Zune client was a great starting point for Metro on the desktop and MetroTwit continues down that path. Microsoft, pay attention and allow WinRT Metro style apps to run in a windowed mode in Windows 8!

I love MetroTwit because it looks a hell of a lot better than TweetDeck. If they ever add in Facebook integration too, then I'd switch to that full-time.

I've been using MetroTwit for the last few months after giving up on Silver Bird and TweetDeck and it's by far my favourite twitter client. I urge everyone to test it.

MetroTwit is the only twitter client that I have been using for over a year now, love the look, haven't seen a been twitter client yet!!

I've been using MetroTwit since its initial release 2 years ago. Haven't used any other twitter apps since then. Loved it ever since. Would love to get a copy of Plus, being a college student unable to purchase a license myself.

I use MetroTwit since the very first releases. It has come a long way.
This kind of app shows that you don't have to be a company or have a big team of developers to take advantage of the Windows technologies. Not only they implemented Metro in a great way, they are using the latest .NET Framework with its improvements over previous versions.

I would like a Plus a license because it would allow me to use the multiple account support to manage my personal and business handles in the app I love.

I love MetroTwit because of the simple design and focus on readability. At the heart of twitter is the ability to read. Implementing technologies like DirectWrite and a good simple design goes a long way to making electronic reading easier.

All developers should focus on readability, it is crucial in today's day and age. Many of us spend hours looking at an electronic screen. Thank you Long Zheng, David Golden and Winston Pang. I'd love to see you guys make a Pidgin type port (similar to Adium) utilizing a metro interface with DirectWrite. IM is another application that is focused on the ability to read, and it could use a little help!

Looks good, uses the Metro interface, active development, and could be a Tweetdeck replacement that works instead of Tweetdeck 1.0.

I love MetroTwit due to it's great interface, it's highly intuitive as well as including a high amount of polish.

butilikethecookie said,
why can't all metro apps be like this? Add a fourth button next to the close, min, max signs to go full screen with it.

Because that's already how OS X works. Also, this isn't a real Metro app. It's a
"traditional" desktop app themed to resemble Metro.

.Neo said,

Because that's already how OS X works. Also, this isn't a real Metro app. It's a
"traditional" desktop app themed to resemble Metro.

Actually, it's a Metro application - NOT an *app*.
Unlike what we've been calling "Metro apps", while it uses the Metro design language, it does not rely on WinRT (instead, it uses .NET Framework 4.0, one of the immediate predecessors of WinRT) and thus can run on any desktop or server flavor of Windows that has that runtime installed (like the Zune Player for Windows XP/Vista/7).