Twitter can be overwhelming on its best days, but I’ve become a fan of a new app that can make it easier to focus on what matters to you in the midst of all the chatter.

It’s called “Slices for Twitter.” As the name implies, it slices up your Twitter feed by subject matter, with lots of options for bookmarking, searching and customization.

The app starts by automatically categorizing the people and accounts you follow into slices, such as Tech, News and Business & Money. You can also create your own slices by grouping the sources of your Twitter feed into categories that you create.

That functionality is similar in some ways to Google+ Circles, but I also like the app for the quick access it provides to trending topics, Twitter lists created by other users, and tweets about live events.

It syncs up with an online portal at slices.me, currently in beta, so you can access your saved slices and bookmarks, etc., inside a web browser, as well.

For me, at least, this app hasn’t yet fully replaced the official Twitter app on my phone or TweetDeck on my computer, but it is a good secondary app for when I’m in browsing and discovery mode.

Slices is a free app for Android and iPhone, with the option to upgrade to a premium version (without ads) for $4.99 as an in-app purchase.

App of the Week is a regular feature of the GeekWire radio show and podcast, airing at 7 a.m. every Saturday and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Sunday on 97.3 KIRO-FM in Seattle, and running weekends on GeekWire.com. Here’s the audio of this week’s segment.

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