Twitter is one of the most used social networking websites in the world, and for sure there is no doubt on that. There is a dedicated app for Twitter available on all major mobile platforms i.e. iOS, Android and Windows Phone OS, but the same offers less features and functions compared to other Twitter alternatives present out there in the market. Today we will be talking about the top five twitter alternatives for your Android device.
Tweetcaster is one of highest rated Twitter aps with over 10 million downloads. The app packs loads of features including searching within your own timeline or someone else’s timeline, knowing which of your tweets are most mentioned, favorited and retweeted, filter timeline according to content (photo, video or link), hide users and specific keywords without unfollowing them, photo effects, smart lists, and a super useful widget.
Download: Android | iOS
Hootsuite is not just about Twitter but Facebook as well and it lets you manage multiple social platform accounts from the same screen. The app has over 6 million users and lets you manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ accounts all from one screen. It allows you to add upto 5 social profiles and if you are willing to shed $10 a month for a Hootsuite Pro account, the app further integrates Google Analytics and Facebook Insights to track the popularity of your tweets.
Download: Android | iOS
The next well known Twitter alternative is called Plume. The app presents a beautiful user interface with noteworthy features such as colorizing your timeline/friends from Twitter, Multiple twitter accounts support, Scrollable widgets to display your twitter timeline on your home, Lockscreen widget (Android 4.2+), Mute twitter users, word or applications, Facebook timeline & posting, large view of images with pinch to zoom, Twitter geotagging, and more.
If there is a Twitter alternative which is fast and innovative, it has to be Falcon Pro. Most of the common sections that one wishes to access, such as lists, contacts, profile, etc., are available at a swipe of your finger. If you find it difficult to understand Falcon’s interface, at one touch of a button, the interface changes to that of the dedicated Twitter app. It also features an integrated browser, and offers load of interesting features.
Seesmic for Twitter is another strong contender for the best Twitter alternative, and which is why millions of users are use it on a daily basis. Highlighting features of the app include Multiple Twitter accounts support, Cross-posting to multiple Twitter accounts and your Facebook account at the same time, Preview photos of messages from Instagram, Twitter, Twitpic and more, Full Twitter search capabilities, Share videos and images, Geotagging, Access and view your Twitter List timeline, and much more.
Some other Twitter alternatives that we have come across are EchoFon, Tweecha, Scope. Buffer is also a decent Twitter client.
There is no sure shot winner here, but we really liked Tweetcaster and Falcon Pro. Tweetcaster, in spite of being free, offers way too much that one can think of. The same goes for Falcon Pro too, though paid, it offers a good amount of features and a lovely interface that you would like for sure.