We recently reviewed SayIt Voice Launcher from Rn Software, and they just came out with another very cool app called Fynch for Twitter. Although it integrates with the official Twitter app, it’s not a full-fledged Twitter client. It’s a tool for enhancing your experience. Twitter timelines can be very overwhelming, which could result in you missing a lot of stuff. For example, everyone you follow might not tweet 100 times per day. Some of them only tweet once every few days, but that doesn’t mean those tweets aren’t important to you. Fynch will notify you of any activity from those less active users. Fynch will also tell you when someone starts tweeting a lot more than usual, which is perfect for breaking news stories or events. Last but not least, Fynch will also let you know when someone you follow mentions a trending topic.
The best part of Fynch, other than it works great, is that there isn’t much to set up. Fynch does everything on it’s own based on it’s own algorithm concerning the people you follow. Once you install the app, it will take a day or two to get going as it analyzes the people you follow. The other cool thing is that it learns from your actions as well. For example, if you constantly ignore certain people, Fynch will know not to report it to you anymore. What’s really nice is how Fynch condenses the tweets. For example, if I get notified that one of the Boston sports writers I follow just Tweeted 5 times in 15 minutes, I will be able to see all 5 tweets together. With other Twitter clients it’s more cumbersome to get that information. Again, Fynch isn’t a client and it won’t replace your Twitter client of choice. It makes Twitter better.
If there is one negative, it is that you can’t open links within tweets, reply, retweet, or favorite unless you have the official Twitter app. When you tap on an individual tweet, it will automatically open it in the official Twitter app if you have it installed. At this point you can take the appropriate action. For now, it will only integrate with the official Twitter app, but they are likely to add more popular Twitter clients in the near future. If you don’t have the official Twitter app installed, you can still get Fynch notifications, and still be able to read the entire tweet. You just won’t be able to do those things I mentioned.
As I stated above, Fynch works on its own without the need for you to do anything, but there are a couple of tweaks that you can make. You can set how often Fynch will notify you as well as how sensitive to make the algorithm. You can set notifications for either 5, 10, 15, or 30 minutes and you can tell Fynch to be either conservative, moderate, or liberal. You don’t get a notification for each tweet, you simply get notified for how many Fynches you have.
So far, I’m loving it during sporting events since the beat writers are always tweeting more often during the games. Being able to get each person’s most recent tweets on one page in a quick fashion is ideal. Also, since I follow a lot of people who don’t tweet constantly, those tweets aren’t getting lost in the shuffle.
Fynch is absolutely Free, so give it a try. Check out my hands on video below and hit one of the download links to get started. Let me know what you think.
- Automatically analyzes your timeline for interesting patterns of activity.
- Carbon fiber holo theme.
- Google Now style cards.
- Expandable inbox style notifications (Jelly Bean+).
- Uses notification priorities (Jelly Bean+).
- A Twitter account.
- The official Twitter app if you want to reply to, retweet, or favorite a tweet.