If you've been watching our updates on Tweetium over the last few months, you know what a significant and valuable Twitter client it is. For those that have used it, you know that's it by far the best app for navigating and using Twitter available for Windows 8.1.

The developer (Brandon Paddock) has been working to bring the same value and functionality to Windows Phone 8.1. The app has been in private beta for a few weeks, but today has been released as a public beta to the Windows Phone store so almost everyone can participate.

Get it here: Tweetium for Windows Phone

When I say "almost everyone can participate" I mean that the beta is for current (paying) customers, but the price is right. Tweetium offers two payment options for the Pro version. Tweetium Pro is currently offered at $7.99 a year, or $4.99 for 6 months of Pro access. The list of extra features in the Pro version makes paying for it something you don't have to think twice about, and the developer is adding new Pro-specific features all the time.

Because Tweetium is a universal app, your settings carry over between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, including multiple accounts (if you've purchased the Pro version of Tweetium). In fact, after it finishes installing on our Windows Phone 8.1 handset, you don't even have to go through the login process. It automatically logs you in based on your Microsoft account information.

Keep in mind, this is beta. And, that's always worth repeating. I've experienced a couple errors myself during testing, but have installed it with full knowledge that a beta app means I probably will experience some issues. But, the problems should be minimal due to length of the private beta and the continued stellar response by the developer.

P.S. If you happen to see a "Buy" button on the Windows Phone store page for Tweetium, and you already own it, it's smart enough to know. Just tap the Buy button and you'll be able to install the beta without actually paying for it.