Charm is a Twitter companion app for iOS.
Organise Tweets into collections, save articles for later, cue up playlists of music you find, or transcribe conversations.
You can use it to tell stories, hold on to jokes, capture Tweetstorms and monologues. Charm has features to curate Tweets from events you’re watching, too.
Twitter is a non-stop glimpse into what’s happening in the world, and Charm is a tool that helps make sense of it, for yourself or to share with others.
Charm's purpose in life is to help you curate Tweets. Create new collections, and pick how Twitter will order the Tweets you add.
Once you've made a collection, add Tweets to it from any Twitter app! Twitter, Twitterrific, Tweetbot, the web… the Charm activity extension makes your collections available quickly, everywhere.
Collections are a native Twitter feature, but they're not exposed. Using iOS and Mac OSX's handoff feature, Charm lets you easily open up a collection on your desktop.
If you're telling a story, or collecting Tweets from an event, you might want to add your own commentary. Charm includes a composer so you can Tweet and collect in one simple action.
Collections are not exclusive to Charm. All the data is stored in your Twitter acccount, and the Collections API means you can also use these collections in other apps like Tweetbot and TweetDeck.
Charm is an app written by Ben Ward.
In 2006 I wrote Twitgit, which was one of the first Twitter client apps. It's been a decade and I find myself doing a not dissimilar thing; I guess this whole Twitter thing might work out?
For my entire career I've been a web developer, so Charm started as an exercise to learn Swift, iOS, and Twitter Kit. Charm makes substantial use of these tools. In the end it grew into something that seemed useful enough to share, making something out of a Twitter feature that I have a lot of love for.
If you've got any questions, bug reports, suggestions or feature requests, please Tweet to me @benward, or @collectcharm.
I really hope that Charm helps you do something new, fun, or useful. Thanks!