SOICHA is a multi-functional Twitter client app first released in 2011. Featuring convenient functions such as a Google/Wikipedia search, connections with social networking services and a Google Calendar sync, its PC version has been gaining popularity among heavy Twitter users.
Its Android version, which the developer says reflects opinions of the users and focuses on the usability, has a sophisticated interface.
There are buttons for reloading, mentioning and tweeting on the bottom part of the basic screen.
You can view the details of each tweet by tapping on it. As the developer says, you can comfortably use the main functions with one hand.
■ Lists and Keyword Search
The Lists function is useful when you are following many users. The button second from the left on the bottom leads to "Page Jump", where you can choose a List you want to read.
It is possible to extract candidate words for the keyword search from tweets. It helps you to find tweets about topics you are interested in.
■ User Management and Mentions
You can quickly display each user's timeline, followers and followees. Also, it lets you add users to Lists and subscribe to Lists more easily than the official app.
When you mention others or use the old-style non-native retweets, it displays the original tweet so that you can be sure of which tweet you refer to.
■ Connection with Evernote
SOICHA connects with other social networks. Especially, if you have a Evernote account, you can let it automatically forward tweets and other users' timelines as Notes.
Of course, there is a Share button where you can launch other apps.
With those functions mentioned above, the app will be useful for users who collects information on Twitter and have a lot of followers and followees.
Time used: About 3 hours
Device used: F-03D
Publisher: Flight System Consulting Inc.
Last updated: 05/11/2012
Compatibility: Android 1.6 and higher
Translation by Ryota Kasai