10 best Twitter apps for Android

by: Joe HindyJanuary 22, 2016

best twitter apps for android
Twitter is a member of the prestigious “top 2” along with Facebook as the most popular social networks in the world. It has hundreds of millions of daily users and many rely on it to get the latest news and trends. If you’re looking for a great Twitter experience, look no further because we have the best Twitter apps for Android right here!

carbon best twitter apps for androidCarbon for Twitter

[Price: Free]
Carbon for Twitter is a well-established Twitter app with a lot of features and its trademark dark themed look. It has support for images, video, and gifs along with a do not disturb mode if you want the app to leave you alone for a while. It also has multi-account support, a sophisticated look, and you can swipe between various categories (tweets, mentions, etc) for quick access and browsing. It’s also totally free, which is nice.

Get it now on Google Play!

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fenix best twitter apps for androidFenix for Twitter

[Price: $5.69]
Fenix for Twitter is a newer Twitter app (comparatively speaking) with a solid set of features and a gorgeous Material Design look and feel. It comes with the basic features, such as multi-account support and real-time updates so you can see the latest every time you open the app. You can also swipe between categories, mute users and conversations, and you have access to three themes (light, dark, true black). It’s a bit expensive so you should make sure you really like it before the refund time expires, but this is a great Twitter app.

Get it now on Google Play!

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hootsuite best twitter apps for androidHootSuite

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Hootsuite is one of the original apps that tracks multiple social networks at once. With this one, you can check your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and various other accounts all from one central hub. It’s a little confusing to get into at first but it’s a breeze to use once you learn your way around. You can post to multiple networks at once, get notifications for Facebook and Twitter when people mention you (or a specific hashtag), and there’s a lot more here. If you go pro, you can get all kinds of stuff like analytics but that’s mostly for business users.

Get it now on Google Play!

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Plume best twitter apps for androidPlume

[Price: Free / $4.99]
Plume for Twitter has been around for a long, long time and was one of the first really good Twitter apps for Android. It has been updated over the years and now sports a UI that’s based on Material Design which looks quite good. Other features include multiple account support, customization options, integration with Facebook, bit.ly support for shorter URLs, and more. The pro version works exactly like the free version just without the advertising.

Get it now on Google Play!

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talon best twitter apps for androidTalon for Twitter

[Price: $3.99].
Talon for Twitter got its first big influx of popularity when it was among the first apps to fully embrace the Material Design premise. Since then, it’s settled in as being one of the best Twitter apps available right now. It has a fantastic user interface, support for two accounts, Android Wear support, night mode, and even a native YouTube and Vine player so you don’t have to leave the app. There’s no free version of this app so do be sure to test it out inside of the refund time to make sure you like it!

Get it now on Google Play!

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tinfoil best twitter apps for androidTinfoil for Twitter

[Price: Free]
Tinfoil for Twitter is a unique application with a different kind of premise. This actually isn’t a Twitter app but rather a type of app called a wrapper. This app opens the Twitter mobile site and allows you to use it quickly without opening your browser. This gives you an “app like” experience without giving any Twitter apps any permissions. It’s a good app for those who don’t like giving out permissions but do beware, this is the mobile website and it doesn’t work as quickly as a dedicated app will.

Get it now on Google Play!

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twidere best twitter apps for androidTwidere for Twitter

[Price: Free]
Twidere for Twitter is a relatively newer Twitter app that tries to keep things secure, lightweight, and simple. It uses Material Design which looks pretty good and it has your usual features such as tweet expansion (larger than 140 characters) via t.co, and more. It’s free, open source, and comes with about as many security procedures in place as you can possibly have with a Twitter app. There are also several configuration and customization options to make it act how you want.

Get it now on Google Play!

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TweetCaster - best twitter apps for androidTweetCaster for Twitter

[Price: Free/$4.99]
TweetCaster is one of the most popular Twitter apps on the list and also one of the original alternative Twitter apps to hit the Play Store. It has been updated frequently over the last several years and includes one of the longest lists of features available today. You can manage multiple accounts, post to Facebook, mute posts, add photo effects to shared content, check out your Twitter stats, apply themes, and a lot more. It really can do quite a bit but that means it also falls into the territory of being bloated so beware of that. The paid version remove advertising.

Get it now on Google Play!

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twitter best twitter apps for androidTwitter

[Price: Free]
Of course, we will give the obligatory nod to the official Twitter application. Hilariously, the official Twitter app is one of the less bloated options on the list. It does what you need it to do and that’s about it but it also supports all of Twitter’s native features, including newer ones like Twitter Moments. It has a clean design that’s easy to use and great for people who use the platform, but aren’t super fans.

Get it now on Google Play!

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UberSocial best twitter apps for androidUberSocial

[Price: Free / $4.99]
Ubersocial is actually produced by the same developers who brought us Plume for Twitter so if you’ve used one, you kind of know what to expect from the other. It has deeper than usual Facebook integration and you can post to Facebook using the app. It also has some of the more basic features of a third party Twitter app such as multiple account support, post muting, live view, conversation views, etc. There is also theming along with some quirky features like shake-to-refresh. It’s a fun app to try out although it is starting to lose its appeal when compared to more freshly designed, modern Twitter apps.

Get it now on Google Play!

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  • Christian Tolentino

    Falcon Pro is the best.

    • Dairox

      I agree, I don’t know why most of the blogs are leaving it behind when is still one of the most used and loved

      • JosephHindy

        Because it’s more difficult to use. Thanks to Twitter’s token system and Falcon’s popularity, it’s extremely difficult for new users to even get into Falcon, let alone use it. Keep in mind your average person expects the app to download and work and they haven’t kept up on the news of where to get it, how to make it work, etc. So for us more savvy fans, it’s not a big deal but for the general populace, it’s something they don’t know how to do and I had to take that into consideration when I wrote this piece.

        I’m just as saddened by it as you guys are, believe me and I found a way to mention it even if the token system broke it.

        • Dairox

          True that… I’ve been using Falcon Pro since a very few weeks before the trouble with the tokens, but I’ve found my self in trouble when I’ve tried to add another account that don’t have it. Even with the “crack” method I still can’t use it with other accounts and I though it was just me, so… Yes, it’s great but I has sucked thanks to twitter’s polices.

        • APai

          twitter is being an absolute asshole to the developers who made their product great.

          • JosephHindy

            Pretty much this, yes.

        • Francisco Enrique Perez Abreu

          But… Carbon has the same problem, it can’t authenticate more users, so…?

      • imkhalid

        tweetcaster has more users than any other app

      • Huotg01

        Maybe because we have to pay, and then pay again, and then pay again. I did bought The Falcon Pro, then the Falcon Pro 3 and now that I change my cell phone I will have to pay again to re-install it. And maybe because there is no support. The developer never answers questions. That could be the reasons ?

    • It is but its ugly.

    • Francisco Enrique Perez Abreu

      Exactly, nothing better than Falcon Pro III… next is Talon Plus.

    • RiTCHiE

      AMEN, Falcon Pro #1

  • Hum …. It lacks the excellent Robird!!

  • Leonard Wong

    Falcon Pro and Tweetings is the best!

  • Falcon Pro is the best application for Tweet support applications for Android. I’ve been loyal to it for a long time

  • Keef

    Falcon Pro

  • Coco

    Falcon is #1

  • Yes i too agree with Leonard Wong Falcon Pro and tweetings are the best

  • Pete

    Tweet Lanes by Chris Lacy, the Action Launcher guy

  • kolyamba

    I’m using Falcon pro. It’s the best.

  • Jarl

    Falcon Pro. glad I’m not “your average user”

  • Kyt44

    Falcon Pro.

  • Orientador a Objetos

    Unbelievable that Falcon Pro was not mentioned.

  • Frans Breddels

    Twicca and Plume “Get it On Google Play” links are swapped.

  • IDontKnowMyName

    Since I use Flipboard for many other things I use it for Twitter as well and it’s great. I don’t want to install just another app when there is one that does the job already.

  • Magnus Skaanevik


  • Влатко Стојанов

    Carbon <3

  • rzap

    Falcon pro

  • Brandon D’Souza

    Tweedle has the best ui out of the lot, with no ads and free!

  • Jaun Lombard

    Love carbon…but no option to quote a person like the Original twitter

  • Even if it’s not in the list, Falcon Pro is still the best. Period.

  • Julio Reyes

    Falcon Pro!

  • joncosmo

    Falcon Pro

  • Bootleg Zani

    Are we just leaving out Falcon Pro because new users cannot use it?

    • grumpyfuzz

      New users can use it, they just have to do a google search on how to “unlock” it. I did it myself, and it was pretty easy to do.

  • Lugnuts McGruff

    Falcon Pro as has been already mentioned.

    Any particular reason why it was excluded? Is this a “sponsored” article or something?

    • JosephHindy

      Read the last paragraph and my comment above. Twitter killed it. We don’t do sponsored app reviews here ;) I’m not that kind of blogger.

  • John Locke

    I use the official Twitter app. I haven’t really used other apps because it’s really good and I’ve never really had any problems with it.

  • Nick V

    I have tried so many of them, but Twitter (official app) has come a long way this year, in a pleasing yet mature way

  • Joel Santamaria

    Falcon Pro

  • Mrtito32

    Falcon Pro.

  • Arnold_ZA

    Falcon Pro

  • Plume is my favorite. Its layout and theme options are the best looking IMHO. After it I would choose Tweetings and Falcon Pro. Surprised Tweeting wasn’t mentioned and I’m assuming Flacon Pro wasn’t because it’s not available on Google Play.

  • What the Falc?

    Tablets: Falcon Pro
    Phone: Carbon

  • I don’t know how to take this article and poll seriously when Tweet Lanes is not on the list.

  • Nagateja

    I cant live without integration of twitlonger. so plume gets my money.

  • George Novac

    Falcon Pro !

  • Princeton

    Tweetings is the current best. Robird deserves a mention.

  • alan carr


  • Angelo Allegra

    Falcon Pro as well. Haven’t used any of the other apps anymore. Even the official Twitter app get smoked by Falcon Pro.

  • alan carr


  • APai

    love the elegant design of plume, but falcon pro is cheaper AND good

    • unaLuna

      I think you can download anything but is important also to have the official one,You can download it here: http://goo.gl/vN6ici

  • tweecha

    Hi! I’ve found your twitter client review. I’m glad if you just wrote tweecha review. Thank you.

  • Tabraiz

    I think falcon pro is far ahead of everyone.

  • Falcon Pro. Though it’s not working on it’s own you can hack it to work on your account. I love it.

  • John A

    Tweetcaster would be my slight favourite over Plume, with Falcon Pro in 3rd. Personally, I’ve never quite understood the hype about Falcon Pro. I like it, but it’s not my favourite.

  • Eddyt

    Falcon Pro is still the best

  • No one uses Echofon Pro?

  • Stanley

    amy best friend’s step-mother makes $84/hour on the computer. She has
    been out of a job for 8 months but last month her payment was $20516
    just working on the computer for a few hours. read here

  • Asher Powers


  • gauravbanka

    Falcone Pro is the best

  • Nico’

    Falcon pro, definitely

  • Claudio Seabra
  • Falcon Pro

  • carom

    There’s a new client that i use a lot lately : Tweetr+ , i like its clean UI https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mona.android.wheretwit

  • Falcon Pro FTW!

  • Enoc Sosa

    Fenix is beautiful and simple.
    This article needs an update.

  • ohmyohmy

    Now I’m using TwitPane https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twitpane
    – preview all pics (the pic is not cropped too much and not too small)
    – filtering (keyword)
    – support gif/vine viewing
    Any recommended apps that suit my need?

  • vincenzo di gesù

    i use fenix,talon and tweetings ^______^

  • Scott Harris

    No mention of Tweetings or Falcon Pro? This post is so much fail

    • vincenzo di gesù

      tweetings is the best,included push notification ^__^

    • Pride

      Falcon pro sucks nos it crashes the dev changed or something. Look at all the new reviews all say the same thing.

  • Francisco Enrique Perez Abreu

    Falcon Pro III was, is and will ever be the best.

    • Huotg01

      In order to use Falcon Pro, we have to pay, and then pay again, and then pay again. I did bought The Falcon Pro, then the Falcon Pro 3 and now that I change my cell phone I will have to pay again to re-install it. And there is no support. The developer never answers questions. Am I right ?

      • Francisco Enrique Perez Abreu

        LOL WTF are you talking about? You don’t even have to pay to install, you can download it for free, you can even try it with custom trial columns included, you only pay ONCE when you wanna login in the app, I doubt you have used the app.

        What the hell do you wan’t? buy one app from one developer and then receive every other apps for free? you sound ridiculous. If he did not answered to you is maybe because ou went to bother him in his personal account? look at the Falcon account, that’s the only thing he does there, answering questions, I’ve asked many times and received answers.

        But, well, your experience can be different, but take a look to all the comments and see if I’m wrong, Falcon was the first best twitter client and still is. period. keep crying.

        • Huotg01

          What an answer! Are you his body guard? That said, you could be right, but let’s clarify a few things.
          First I was/am a Falcon user. Second, downloading is free, but adding a twitter account costs a few dollars, and I did pay for it (after paying for Falcon Pro “1”, which is ok, after all). Adding another account costs a few more dollars.
          Third the only email address I ever used to contact the developer was the one officially published. Fourth, never he answered one of my concerns.

          The facts were that the last concern was a misunderstanding on my part, a misunderstanding that would have been easily solved if the developer had answered my question…

          Thanks for your kinds words, and keep going: laughing is a good way to keep your blood pressure low.

  • Lewis Haggerty

    Carbon seems like a good app but keeps giving me the ‘cannot authenticate at this time’ error

  • Roger

    You call yourself an authority and miss Tweetings off the list with true push notifications yet you leave a web wrapper on there. Awful choice

  • Neil Gilroy

    Tweetings. Actual push notifications and very frequent updates. Crazy that it’s not on the list.

  • Daniel Uroz

    what about Twicca? I think it’s pretty good. In fact, I left Carbon for Twicca

  • Ezzy

    Tweetlanes user here. Pretty damn solid, if you ask me :)

  • eilegz

    the list its lacking of falcon pro and tweetings (which its an improved version of twidere)

  • TheGCU

    I left Falcon Pro for Fenix. I like it far better than Carbon or the stock Twitter app, but I never understood the love that Falcon Pro gets. I found Fenix to be more streamlined, and of course, the token issue on Falcon Pro. Gonna try Tweetings, with the push notifications, because Fenix has gotten hard on the battery over the last few updates; it used to be much better. I turned off the real-time updates, but it’s still bad on battery, dev must’ve changed something. With proper push notifications, hopefully Tweetings is a bit easier on my battery.

  • fuckitletsgo

    Boooo…can’t get Carbon in Canada :-|

  • Mex5150

    Wow! Twidere is horrible to use, if that’s one of the best options, I’d hate to see the worst.

    • Gen. Chang

      Tinfoil is a website wrapper that has only one permission. Works well on 6.0 os and uses Webview like other apps with internet access. Like Android Central for instance. If it acts up, that is strictly to do with twitters mobile website alone. Better than intrusive twitter app itself.

    • JosephHindy

      To each their own bud, some people really like how it works.

  • I think the original one is the best other apps may have bugs or lacking some features

  • This is pretty awesome list, let me start from free now…

  • David Kinlay

    I have just downloaded the new one on the block, Flamingo. Nice interface with a responsive developer

  • Article says Jan 2016 but comments say “3 years ago”… which is it?

  • Alex