If Twitter is one of the most active social media platforms that you engage in, you most likely already have the official version on your Android smartphone as well. Although the official app is good, it is not the most intuitive one around and having used it and then gravitated to other third party applications, I can say that the original app certainly needs more work. If you’ve been struggling to get more meaningful data out of the official Twitter app, here are five alternatives worth noting.
Twitter App Alternatives for your Android
Easily my favorite Twitter app alternative, Tweetcaster is a fantastic app that lets you quickly identify your mentions, direct activity, trending topics, follow suggestions and more. What’s more, it offers a simple and clean way to manage multiple Twitter accounts and a wealth of features that include smart filters, color coding tweets, silencing unwanted tweets, adding photo effects to your images, schedule tweets (on Buffer), and a convenient offline readability mode. You can get more customization options in an ad-free environment if you’re interested in the Pro version, which costs $4.99.
Plume is another cool app for power users. It has a wide selection of customization options ranging from changing your themes and fonts to arranging the manner in which you want your tweets displayed. It’s neat slide-out menu lets you access your favorites, trends, lists and so on. The striking feature in Plume is its columns (similar to what you would find in Tweetdeck), and you can add, edit, and delete them according to your convenience. Plume doesn’t have the greatest UI in the world and its search functionality may be a tad basic, but if you like to customize the way you interact with your Twitter feeds, Plume should be worth noting. The paid ad-free version of the app is priced $4.99.
Carbon is a beautiful Twitter app with a swipe-able timeline that lets you check out all your Lists, Favorites, Searches, Trends, and Profiles from one screen. It also comes packed with features that include muting, multi account support, vine previews, in-app YouTube player and browser, and threaded messages. The sad part about this is that they have run out of Twitter tokens so you will have to keep watching out for when new ones become available to experience its rich interface. Price: Free
Tweetings is another fantastic Twitter app that is ideal for users who like to customize their settings a LOT. Themes, fonts, colors, profile pics, tabs, and just about every other feature you can possibly customize. The app also offers a host of great features including managing multiple accounts, inline previews of images, navigating your timeline with hardware keys, a unique photo timeline, list support, mute, schedule tweets, tweet split and more. If you are a Twitter power user, you can grab this handy app from the Play Store for $2.99.
Falcon Pro is another great app that’s caught in the Twitter token web, but the developers have a round-about method that may get you in. If you do have the patience and luck to get it and get in, then you’re going to have probably one of the best Twitter app alternatives around. The app is highly intuitive with a seamless UI and a swipe menu that carries a shortcut of your lists, searches, favorites and other items. There are plenty of customization options as well and for the price of free, its worth downloading it, despite the token barrier.
There are of course plenty of other Twitter app alternatives for Android ranging from Buffer, Hootsuite, Twidere, and Tweet Lanes to Tweedle and Ubersocial. Which Twitter app alternative do you prefer to use?