Chat with your friends and colleagues around the virtual water cooler. Keep track of multiple accounts from App.net and Twitter, all in one place on your iPhone or iPod touch.
View your App.net stream
Post to your followers
Repost and star App.net posts
View the App.net global stream
Dive into conversations
Look at links in the embedded browser
Share links via Email, Message, Twitter, Facebook
Add links to Instapaper, Pocket, or Readability
Search App.net for users or hashtags
View any of your Twitter Saved Searches
View your Twitter timeline
Follow and unfollow other users
Retweet and Favorite tweets
See your mentions
Revisit your favorites
Cross-post from App.net to Twitter
Dim reply posts/tweets
Search Twitter for users, hashtags, or keywords
Gestures and Shortcuts
Tap-and-hold a post in the list to see quick actions (like reposting, viewing a link, seeing other posts with the same hashtag, etc.)
Swipe a post (right-to-left) to see the conversation that post is a part of (or replies to it).
Tap the post list title to quickly switch to the posts in another account.
Swipe left-to-right on most screens to go back to the previous screen.
What's Not Included
In order to help you make an informed decision, note that there are a few things Watercooler does not support at this point in time:
No push notifications.
No direct messages.
No support for Twitter lists.
No inline viewing of images.
No posting of images.
No support for tweet/stream marking services.
Some of these may be added in the future (for example, App.net push notifications). Due to the way the Twitter support is implemented using the iOS Twitter APIs, however, it's unlikely that push notifications or direct messages will be supported on Twitter in the near future.
Watercooler has a URL scheme that can be used by other iOS apps to launch it and optionally take you to a specific account and view. You can use an application such as App Cubby's Launch Center Pro to create actions which take you to your App.net mentions, allow composing a new Tweet, and so on.