8 best Twitter apps for Android
Twitter is a member of a prestigious group of social networks. It’s one of the three biggest ones out there with several hundred million daily users. This means that there hundreds of millions who use Twitter who own Android phones and, obviously, use a Twitter application. There are a boat load of great Twitter apps, but which one is the right one for you? Read on to find out!
First on our list is Carbon for Twitter. This is a feature packed, dark-themed Twitter application that is also a long time fan favorite. It also comes with a number of nifty features like tilting the feed to update, built-in browser and YouTube player, List and Trending support, and filters. It’s a solid app that’s also free. If you’re looking for an app that fills those qualities, give it a shot!
HootSuite is next on our list and this is the first that supports multiple social networks. In this case, it’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Twitter so if you’re looking to knock out four birds with one stone, this is the way to go. Aside from the social media support, the app is pretty basic in terms of features. You can post things, read things others have posted, and the interface is competently put together. Also, it’s free and that helps.
In terms of pure ratings, twicca is the highest rated Twitter app on the list with a 4.5 in the Google Play Store. It has pretty much all of the features of the regular Twitter application, but puts it in a nicer interface that people seem to really enjoy. It has a lot of features, but most of them are things you’d expect from a Twitter app. It’s possible that’s why it’s rated so high. In any case, if you haven’t looked this one over, it’s definitely a good one.
Next up is Plume and this is the first one on the list that has a paid option. In the free version, you get a very nice set of features, all underlined by advertisements. In terms of features, this is one of the more powerful Twitter apps. It has Facebook support as well as live streaming support. It also has pretty decent theming options and a strong widget selection. This is definitely geared for people who take Twitter more seriously, but occasional users can still enjoy it.
TweetCaster is one of the most popular Twitter apps on the list and it’s because it’s so feature packed. Themes, Facebook support, light photo editing, real-time feed streaming, the ability to mute people without unfollowing them, and a host of other unique features. Like Plume, there is a free version and a paid version so you can use it before you buy it. It’s one of the strongest Twitter apps out there and definitely worth checking out.
Seesmic was one of the first Twitter apps to include Facebook support. Unlike many of these that include Facebook support, Seesmic aims to be a competent client for both. Instead of just the standard post-to-both feature, Seesmic includes more complex Facebook features like posting to pages as an admin. It includes things like Twitlonger for longer posts and link shortening via three different services. The interface is a tad outdated, but the feature set is very strong and that makes this worth looking at if you’re an avid user of both Facebook and Twitter.
UberSocial is a feature packed Twitter app. So much so that it fancies its users as octopi with swiss army knives. It has most of the features you’d expect out of a Twitter app like muting hashtags and theming. However, it does have a few more unique features such as menu customization. If you want something that’s just different from the norm, we’d recommend you give this one a shot.
Here is our obligatory nod to the official Twitter app. It makes the list because it is the official app and while many prefer third party options, the official app is still capable in its own right. A host of updates including a new way of tracking conversations has added some pizzazz to an otherwise aging interface. They’re also working on Android tablet support which will be wonderful when it gets done. If you want the official Twitter experience, this is the app you want.
We wanted to put Falcon Pro on the list, but because of Twitter’s ridiculous token system, the app was sadly pulled from the Play Store. It’s wildly difficult for your average person to get into the app and use it. It’s unfortunate because it’s one of the best. As we stated earlier, there are a lot of Twitter apps out there. If there’s one we missed that you feel should be mentioned, feel free to leave us a comment and let us and our future readers know!