Twitter is one of the most famous social networks on the web. With more than 300 million monthly active users, Twitter is possibly the greatest social media network alongside Facebook. If you can use the smaller blogging network consistently on the web and on your smartphone. While the official app is the genuine article when it comes to features, it lacks customization options, features like various mute options and users have been complaining about performance issues as well. There are different third party Twitter clients for Android and iPhone that bring more functionality, customization options and better performance.
Fenix is a popular Twitter app for Android and along with the features introduce in the official app, it brings some more. Initially, you will like the interface and the gestures/swipes to navigate the app. In addition, you can customize the look and navigation in the app. If you don’t use areas like Direct Messages, you can simply hide them. It absolutely makes using the app a pleasure. Along with that, the app brings support for TweetMarker, which is a web service that gives you a chance to sync the reading position on Twitter across several devices.
Additionally, you can mute users, hashtags, Twitter clients and custom keywords. Other features include multiple drafts, clickable timeline links, image & video previews on timeline, internal browser with Readability support and much more.
Install: ($4.99, Android)
If you need a fully-featured Twitter app for your iPhone or iPad, there’s nothing better than Tweetbot 4. The app integrates various third party services for videos, images, read later and timeline sync to make your Twitter experience amazing. It includes features like statistics and activity view, which lets you see how you are doing on the platform along with all your recent activity. The app additionally lets your mute tweets by users, hashtags, tweet sources, keywords along with more granular mute filter settings.
There are some more features like the ability to save & tweets drafts, WiFi timeline streaming, timeline sync across multiple devices, smart gestures, customization, a night theme for low light reading and much more.
Install: ($9.99, iOS)
Twidere is the app you should be using if you require a free, fast performing, fully customizable Twitter experience. Initially, the app looks great with its clean interface, in addition it’s quick and smooth. Then, there are the plenty of customization alternatives. You can customize the look of the app with a light or dark theme or a background and you can even change the fonts and colors used in the app. In addition, you can customize the tweet cards along with different custom tabs.
The open-source app packs in various features like keyboard shortcuts, support for tweet shorteners & extensions, configurable share formats, bandwidth saving mode, powerful filters, drafts and much more.
Install: (Free, Android)
Twitterific 5 is another fine Twitter app for iPhone and iPad users. The stylish looking app brings features like live streaming on the timeline, ability to mute tweets by users, hashtags or URLs, list management, voiceover support and more. There are lots of customization options as well. In the theme panel, you can switch between different themes, customize avatars, fonts, image thumbnails and more. Also, there’s an option to automatically enable the dark theme at night.
The free version of the app brings the above-mentioned features, it lacks support for push notifications, which can definitely be a deal breaker for people. However, you can get push notifications and other premium features like tweet translation through in-app purchases.
Install: (Free with in-app purchases, iOS)
Talon is another attractive looking Twitter app, which brings a great mix of unique features and performance. Discussing about the unique features, Talon lets you “peek” into profiles, images, GIFs and videos without ever leaving the timeline. The app also lets you receive notifications for favorite accounts and lets you mute tweets by users, hashtags, retweets, Twitter clients and expressions. Other features of the app include do not disturb mode, compact timeline layout, TweetMarker support, functional notifications, native playback of most media types and much more.
Another feature includes you can even customize the app’s swipe-friendly pages. In addition, you can customize the look of the app with its Material Design theme engine.
Install: (Free, Android)
If you need a free, customizable Twitter app for your Android smartphone, Plume is a great option. With Plume, you can customize your experience with colors, different sections and more. In addition, all the different sections are available at swipes, which makes the interface a lot easier to navigate. The app brings features like support for live streaming from timeline, mute through users, apps & words; internal browser, bit.ly support, inline conversations, scrollable widgets and more. Furthermore, you can also add your Facebook account to see its timeline and even post updates.
Install: (Free, Android)
The Flamingo Twitter app for Android may still be in beta and its initial stages of development but it has effectively gathered a fan following among Android enthusiasts. While the app may not be as feature rich as some of the other Twitter apps on the list, its beautiful interface, fast performance and simplicity make up for it. The app gives you a chance to hover over (long pressing) on an icon or image to quickly preview profiles, photos, GIFs and more.
Additionally, the app lets you theme multiple accounts in different styles, so that you remember the account you are tweeting from.
Install: ($0.99, Android)
Tweetings app brings the customizable twitter app with a lot of features. You can change the look of the Twitter app on the go with 36 beautiful themes, 18 dark and 18 light, in addition there’s a theme builder too. Also, the app brings a stacked timeline, which lets you view tweets grouped by users. It also features sections that you can add or remove with ease. In addition, Tweetings brings features like clickable links on timeline, quick actions when you long press tweets, real time streaming updates, GIF & video support, drafts, parallax timeline effect and much more.
Tweetlonger also brings support for Twitlonger, TweetMarker, DashClock and Chrome tabs and lets you sync muted users with the official Twitter app. You can mute tweets by users, keywords, hashtags and client. There’s also a muffle feature, which ensure you don’t see tweets from a selected user regularly.
Install: ($2.99, Android)