10 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!
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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.
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.
[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.
[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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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