Looking for a new twitter app

Posted Apr 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm in Threads > Apps & Games

I’m not a huge twitter user, but i do have a few needs which make it very hard to find the right app for me. I’ve been using Twidroyd Pro for years and I’m hoping I can find a good replacement for it since the app was retired over a year ago.

Basic requirements

  1. Support for multiple accounts
  2. View feeds from all accounts in single panel/window
  3. Notifications (push/timed)

There are a lot of twitter apps which have one or two of the features I need, but I can’t seem to find one that has all three. I’m hoping you guys can suggest a few lesser known tiwtter apps which might fill the gap.

I tested out Boid today. Love the UI and it supports my first two requirements, but they do not have any sort of notification system set up. I’m hoping the infinite knowledge of all you Android and me readers will be able to point me in the right direction.

  • bolanrox

    with boid the lack of notifications is my main complaint, but since they are updating it basically daily, I can’t imagine it will be much longer before they add that.

    have you tried Plume?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Yeah, I’ve tried Plume, but it’s one of the ugliest twitter apps available. I’m not a design snob, but I just can’t stand the cluttered look of Plume.

      I’m hoping Boid get’s notification updates soon. I tweeted them yesterday and they replied that the update would be coming ASAP.

      • bolanrox

        good to know cant wait for them to add notifications!

      • WallaceD

        Plume was recently updated with a new layout. If you haven’t tried it lately, you should give it a go.

        (Honestly, though, it’s never had a “cluttered” look to it.)

      • -Dante-

        What version of Plume do you test? The new version looks like Boid.

        • bolanrox

          I am using the newest version, they are similar except Boid more “Tron like” for lack of a better description, very minimal but it looks so good. not to say Plume looks bad though, I love the setup on that as well.

  • kazahani

    I’ve used and loved Tweetcaster for about a year now. I am also not a huge twitterer(?), but I like the way that Tweetcaster allows me to enjoy Twitter without being as obtrusive as most other clients I’ve seen. I can have it running all the time in the backgrund and it won’t use much in the way of system resources. The biggest thing that I like is being able to subscribe to “lists”. These are basically themed twitter feeds that you can sign up for. For instance, I follow the Cincinnati Reds list, and I get updates from all the local sports writers and the official team twitter account, but they are in their own separate place so that they don’t clutter up my main feed. Genius.

    • Zagrash

      I’ve been using Tweetcaster as well. I’m no power user by any means, but it works for what i need it for. My main annoyance has been that a recent update broke the way the new tweets come in for me – they used to load new tweets so I could just scroll from where I left off to read new tweets, now it just dumps them all at the top and I have to scroll down if I want to read older stuff.

      I’ve poked around in the settings to try and fix this, but either the option isn’t there, or I’ve not found the right option.

      I still like it a lot, it’s kept me going since the actual Twitter app started randomly signing me out all the time

  • AuthenticMe

    I have tried just about every single twitter app in the store. Tweetcaster, Seesmic, Plume, Official, ubersocial(when it was twidyrod), twicca, tweetdeck, hootsuite. those are all the ones that are still somewhat kept up-to-date. my favorites are tweetcaster and plume. seesmic, hootsuite, tweetdeck and twicca are very simplistic and fast. Twicca has a lot of add-on’s. I am currently using Seesmic to see if I can stand it again over plume. I just wish there was a twitter app that utilized push notifications other than the Official because the Official is too slow and ugly for me.

    All these apps are basically the same thing, you can’t really stray to far away from the regular twitter UI although they each have their own design.

  • http://midweststitch.com ajonrichards

    What’s wrong with the legit Twitter app? I prefer it over the other apps I’ve used, like twicca, tweetcaster, and (uggghh) htc peep.

    • Zagrash

      I stopped using it when it would randomly sign me out all the time. If they’ve fixed that bug, I’d certainly consider going back

      • http://midweststitch.com ajonrichards

        I’ve never been signed out of the twitter app. However, this app does not meet OP’s no. 2 criteria of having multiple accounts viewable on the same page.

  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    I’ve been using Tweakdeck for a while now, and Tweetdeck before that.

  • Vito

    I used to use Seesmic religiously until they never updated it or added anything new to it anymore. Then I started using tweet caster pro and I absolutely Love it! It’s got the right look smooth and full of useful features. Ui is very nice and it’s the only twitter I’m going to use until carbon for Android comes out then I’ll try that out and compare. Tweet caster pro is even awesome for Android tablets hands down!

  • Joaquim

    You guys should try Minimal Twidget, it’s still in alpha stage but already very usable and surprisingly practical.

    It’s a simple twitter widget that has a unique feature : when you click a tweet it parses the links in it to show the content instantly (Web pages, images and videos). It’s super fast and light. Saves you tons of taps to read through your time line, and has all the essential features you would expect from a twitter client.


  • JC

    I’ve been using tweetdeck forever, I use twicca for twitlonger purposes and the multi photo plugin ia pretty reliable too.

  • yankeesusa

    Tweetcaster I think has all your requirements. The pro version is also very good. I myself have the pro version and got it free through amazon but its 4.99 otherwise. If your willing to spend 4.99 i think it would be worth it. Tweetcaster has gotten some great reviews. I would give the free version a try although I don’t know if the free version allows more than 1 account. Either way tweetcaster is awesome and since using tweetcaster I haven’t used any other tweet app since then.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      How are notifications? I have used the free version in the past, but notifications didn’t seem to work properly.