Twitter is one of the most popular social networks these days, with only Facebook surpassing it. Twitter was built on third-party apps, and recently Twitter has cracked down on them. But there are still plenty of great Twitter apps out there for Android. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
This is the official Twitter app. While it started out rocky, it’s actually become very good in recent months. The company also hired the developer behind Falcon Pro 3 (also on this list) so expect even more great things. With the official Twitter app, you get the only Twitter app with true push notifications, a big feature over the others out there.
Fenix for Twitter
For those that love Material Design, Fenix is a great Twitter client to check out. It’s available in material design and also has all kinds of theme options available to you. There aren’t push notifications here, but we do have polling. So it’ll poll Twitter for new notifications at certain intervals. Which you can check as often as every 5 minutes.
So Buffer isn’t exactly a Twitter app. But it’s an app that you can use to schedule your Tweets, as well as posts for Google+, Facebook and Pinterest. It’s a great app to send out updates on multiple social media platforms at the same time. And much like Fenix it is also sporting Material Design, which makes us all happy.
Echofon for Twitter
Echofon made a name for itself on iOS and Mac OS, and finally made its way to Android a few years ago. It’s a good looking app, it includes some really useful features like muting users, as well as hashtags. That is really useful for times when you aren’t watching a show when it airs and you don’t want to see spoilers, just mute the hashtag and you can keep using Twitter.
Hootsuite for Twitter
Much like Buffer, Hootsuite isn’t just for Twitter. However you can keep up with your timeline from Hootsuite. It also supports a slew of other social media networks including Facebook, Google+, Instagram and many others. It’s great for those that run multiple Twitter accounts as you can keep up with them all from one app.
Talon for Twitter
Talon is another great app that uses material design. But unfortunately, it suffers from the wrath of Twitter’s API. Talon has a slew of customization options, not to mention the ability to auto fill mentions and hashtags, as well as muting people and hashtags. Some really great features that need to be added into the official Twitter app.
Plume for Twitter
Plume is an oldie but goodie. Some of you may remember it as Toiteur back in the day, before Twitter made them change the name. Plume is one of the few Twitter apps that also includes a tablet mode for the app. Like Talon and Fenix it also includes a ton of muting options and customization. There are some paid features here, through in-app purchases.
Carbon for Twitter
Carbon was a very, very popular Twitter app on WebOS. It made its way to Android a few years ago, but also felt the wrath of the Twitter API limits. One thing that Carbon has over Twitter apps is the ultra-smooth scrolling. You may not think it’s a big feature, but it really is. it also includes ways to mute people and supports multiple accounts.
Falcon Pro 3
Falcon Pro was one of the most popular Twitter apps around. But due to Twitter’s API limits, they were unable to get more users. So the developer started a new version, Falcon Pro 3, which has an in-app purchase for everything. This is to keep everyone from using the app so that all the tokens aren’t used up by people no longer using the app. This includes IAP’s for adding extra accounts and unlocking new features.
Tweetings for Twitter
Tweetings is another one using Material Design, and it looks quite nice on tablets as well. Tweetings has a ton of features that are accessible through the Settings panel. Many of which you likely won’t use. But it does feature all of the normal features like muting, customization and filters. Because Tweetings was hugely popular before the Twitter API limits came into play, they have true Push notifications. So it’s a great alternative to the official app.