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HootSuite Apps Going Free October 13

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

HootSuite, the popular Twitter companion made a pretty major announcement this week. The full HootSuite app will be available for free on both Android and iOS 4 devices. Among the perks in the full version are clickthrough stats, removal of the three account limit, and otherwise enjoying all the other benefits of the full version. Additional features will be added in the coming weeks and months.

If you’ve already paid the $3 for the full mobile version, you will continue to enjoy HootSuite without ads, using unlimited accounts, and viewing stats. It looks like this means the free version will be at least partially ad-supported. There is also some language in the blog post that needs further clarification. It looks like the free mobile apps are designed to augment the paid “non-mobile” HootSuite pro accounts. HootSuite Pro specifically says it is for new users, so I’m not sure if I was grandfathered into the pro version there too. I’ll post an update when I learn more. It is important to note that to benefit by the grandfathering policy you have to have paid for the $3 app before noon PST on October 13, and you must also use the latest version of the app before noon as well. This entails having a HootSuite account as well.

I’ve been using HootSuite as long as I’ve been using Twitter. I have enjoyed the service so far, and it keeps getting better. Now that the mobile version is going to be free, more people will get to enjoy HootSuite. I’ve used the Mobile Lite version on an iPad, iPhone 3G, and my Xperia X10 with Android. It worked great on each device. I recently upgraded to the pro version, so I am looking forward to seeing what is in store.

If you haven’t tried HootSuite yet, I highly recommend it. I prefer it over Seesmic and TweetDeck, though those apps do have their perks. Now that HootSuite Mobile will be free, you have even more incentive to give it a try. When you do, let me know what you think.