Blaq was finally released this week for the BlackBerry Z10, and after just one day of playing with it, I’ve already decided that no other Twitter app, including the official one that is integrated into the almighty Hub, deserves a spot on my phone. I was asked to integrate my review of Blaq into a list of the best Twitter apps available for BlackBerry 10, but I simply could not come up with reasons as to why you would ever want to download any other app. Here are five reasons why Blaq will replace every Twitter app you’ve ever used.
Multiple Account Support
This is probably the biggest flaw missing from the official Twitter for BlackBerry (T4BB) app. Many people, myself included, run multiple accounts. I have my personal account and the account I use for BlackBerry mega fan purposes. Since I got my Z10 back at the launch event in January, I’ve been completely neglecting my personal account.
There are other apps out there that support multiple accounts, but none of them do it as fluidly and seamless as Blaq. The other two apps I’ve used are Tweetings and Neatly. The former is an Android port, while the latter is native built. My experiences with both have been nothing short of frustrating. Neatly constantly freezes and Tweetings is just bad all around. Normally I’m not one to bash an app straight up, but the lack of a good, dependable Twitter app has been an issue that has bugged my about BlackBerry 10 since launch. Plus I spent money on those two apps, and they don’t do what I need them to do.
Blaq is different. It makes tweeting from multiple accounts a breeze. This is coming from a guy who used two different apps on the 9900 because he hated swapping accounts. On Blaq, all you have to do to switch accounts is swipe down from the bottom, select accounts, then pick the account you want to use. Your timeline loads in a flash and you can Keep Moving without missing a beat.