9 top Twitter apps for Android [March 2014]

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For users of Twitter on Android, there are a number of options and each one a little different than the others. Many people automatically assume that the best Twitter app is the one made by Twitter itself, but that’s not always the case. For some people, it may be appropriate to get a third party app instead. Here is a list of some of the best Twitter apps available. Head on past the break to get started.

1. twicca by Tetsuya Aoyama

twicca_screenshot_1 twicca_screenshot_2Twicca is one of the oldest Twitter clients for Android on the Google Play store, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the app is outdated. Quite the contrary, in fact. One of the great things about twicca is that it is very lightweight, meaning you should have no problem running it on even the oldest Android devices. The user interface of the app is quite minimal, yet very effective. While the app does have a minimal design, it is still very functional.

One of the more complex features that the app includes is the ability to tag people you know so that their tweets are color coded. This allows the user to be able to distinguish between other users much quicker. Apart from that, users can take advantage of geo tagging, image previews, tweet filtering and so on. All that at the sweet price of nothing!

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2. Tweetcaster for Twitter by OneLouder Apps

tweetcaster_screenshot_1 If you want power then Tweetcaster might just be the Twitter client for you. Tweetcaster is fully featured and and allows the user to have complete control over their Twitter profile. It gives users a number of great browsing features, such as the ability to filter and show only photos, videos, or links. This could be especially handy if you are looking for something from a few months back, for example. Tweetcaster also allows users to be able to merge tweets with their timelines, allowing them to show only tweets from a specific list on your timeline.

Not only is Tweetcaster powerful and easy to use, but it is also highly customizable. Users can choose from 12 different themes, as well as choose from a number of different filters for their photos when they upload them. And the best part of all of this? Tweetcaster is free!

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3. Twitter by Twitter

twitter_screenshot_2 twitter_screenshot_1Sometimes the best app for your needs is right under your nose. All this talk about the best Twitter client might lead you to think that the actual Twitter app isn’t all that good. On the contrary, it’s a great app! This is Twitter as Twitter intended! The official Twitter app is especially good for those who are new to Twitter.

The official Twitter app doesn’t have any surprises, but sometimes that’s the way we like it. The app is fairly intuitive, and while it doesn’t necessarily allow for anything extremely powerful, most people won’t mind that.

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4. Hootsuite by Hootsuite

hootsuite_screenshot_1 hootsuite_screenshot_2While the official Twitter app isn’t necessarily that powerful, Hootsuite is the opposite. Largely viewed as one of the most powerful Twitter apps on the market, Hootsuite allows you to manage Twitter, Facebook and a number of other social media networks. On the Twitter side of things, Hootsuite is very comprehensive. It includes features like being able to shorten URL’s as well as schedule your tweets.

While Hootsuite may be a little much for a personal account, for businesses it’s perfect. In fact, it’s designed specifically for team collaboration. It also gives the user analytics capabilities in order to better streamline their Twitter use, meaning users can better interact with other users. For Twitter management, Hootsuite is surely one of the most feature-packed.

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5. Robird by Aaplab LLC

robird_screenshot_1 robird_screenshot_2While there are a number of great Twitter apps for Android, it might sometimes feel like it’s a little harder to find something that’s simple. That’s where Robird comes in. While Robird might not have as many features as other apps, it does have a very sleek and easy to use user interface. Not only that, but users can also change the theme. A bunch of other custom settings can also be changed allowing the user to really be able to customize the app.

Robird features push notifications, the ability to upload multiple images, username auto-complete, and so on. While it will cost you $1.99, if it’s simplicity and ease-of-use that you want, then look no further than Robird!

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6. Talon for Twitter by Klinker Apps

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Talon is one of the newer apps on the list, and boasts a long list of great features. While it will cost you $1.99, that may just be worth it for you. Talon has been getting great reviews since it first came out, and there certainly is good reason for that.

Talon includes full screen layouts, the ability to log in to 2 different accounts, attach locations to your tweets, customize your notifications settings, and so on. Talon is extremely customizable, from both an aesthetic perspective and a “under the hood” perspective.┬áThis is definitely another one of those apps for power users, and it would be impossible to go through every feature that this app has in only a few paragraphs.

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7. Falcon Pro by Joaquim Verges

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Falcon Pro is a bit of a tricky one to get because of the fact that it has already run out of tokens for Twitter (Twitter only allows for 100,000 users per app on third-party apps.). However, if you somehow manage to get your hands on a token, Falcon Pro might be the perfect Twitter client for you.

Falcon Pro is another of the newer Twitter clients, but it’s also currently one of the most popular. It has a classy and minimalist design, yet that doesn’t mean that it’s not powerful. Falcon Pro is organized neatly and into 3 main panels that have pretty much every feature that the average Twitter user will want. The developers have also integrated YouTube’s API into the app, so you can watch YouTube videos within Falcon Pro’s interface.

Falcon Pro isn’t on the Google Play store anymore, so the download link below will take you straight to the Falcon pro website.

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8. Plume for Twitter by LevelUp Studio

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Plume is another app that aims for as much customizability as possible. Within Plume, users can color-code their timelines and friends from Twitter, preview pictures on their timeline, autocomplete hashtags and usernames, and so on.

Plume for Twitter also comes with a lock screen widget, so you can control your Twitter, and access Plume straight from your lock screen. It also has Bit.ly support for shortening your URL’s.

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9. Carbon for Twitter by dots & lines

carbon_screenshot_1 carbon_screenshot_2Carbon is another app that has run out of tokens for new users, so this app will only be appropriate for you if you already have a token. Carbon has a simple and sleek design, and features an in-app browser and YouTube player.

The goal of Carbon, unlike other Twitter clients, is to have all your Twitter content on one page, maximizing accessibility for the user. This means you don’t have to go digging through different screens to find the features or content that you are trying to find. All your lists, profiles, trends and so on, are all within easy reach.

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Conclusions

As you can see not every Twitter client is the same. In fact, each one is a little different than the others and each one could be perfect depending on your needs. Sometimes it might help to try a few out before you decide which one you like best. In any case it’s certainly worth the hunt when you find the right one! Let me know if I have left our your favorite Twitter app.

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  • brian

    tweedle is a great app also, i love falcon pro but i have several problems with it, like slow performance loading tweets, force close, etc. twitter by twitter is obsolete doesnt have the features that everybody is looking for.

  • http://lexdepraxis.wordpress.com Lex dePraxis

    the fact that you (and most other reviewers) managed to found out about Twicca but rarely (if not ever) include Tweetings in the list totally dumbfounds me..

    Tweetings is the best twitter client for android. Period.

    • Ademola Oladipo

      Tweetings is based on Twidere (which is better than Tweetings IMHO)

  • Jerry

    Don’t forget Tweedle, it’s an excellent app.

  • Justin_Herrick

    For some reason, I just cannot leave behind the standard Twitter app.