Twitter is in a way the square of our time where people can share and discuss ideas on a variety of topics. While the technical giant has its own app for Android, it's pretty bare legs in terms of features. This has paved the way for clients from third parties who are rich in customization options.
It's easy to get lost in the sea of Twitter client apps found on the Google Play store, which makes the right fit a time-consuming process. But you're lucky ̵1; we've done it for you by comparing the best Twitter clients in granular detail, looking at all the features to find out which one is the best. After countless hours of research, we are convinced that the apps below are the crop cream for free third-party Twitter clients for Android.
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- Play Store Rating: Total User App Ratings .
- Supported accounts: The number of simultaneous Twitter logins you can use. Mixing work and pleasure can give you problems, so having a client that lets you stay across multiple accounts saves you from headaches to manually switch between them.
- Price for Pro Version: Price for the whole
- Profits: Purchasing the entire or professional version of an app will usually unlock more features along with ad removal.
- Ad type: Because these are free apps, Ads is a necessary evil that we must live with. Some apps are better to handle it, but show ads in a brilliant way to make them almost unthinkable.
- Widgets: This handy option lets you view new tweets directly on the device's home page.
- Interactive Notifications: When supported, this small but useful feature can preview new tweets and other alerts to determine whether to open the app to show it completely or simply reject it.
- App paths: Similar to the iPhone's 3D Touch, you can make tweets or send messages in the flight by long pressing the app's icon and tapping one of the available options from the pop-up that appears.
- YouTube Playback in App: ] Watching YouTube videos from the app itself is perfect, as it saves you from having to switch between apps and lets you continue looking through your timeline without skipping one kind.
- Instagram Image Support: Basically like watching YouTube videos above, but in this case, while looking at content like images and GIF files derived from Instagram.
- Dark mode: Dark theme support has become a desirable feature for many, and it is not only easier
- Customizable user interface: With the ability to personalize an application's user interface has become the standard of many apps and can extend from using different colors to changing fonts.
- ] Swipe to Navigate: Navigation between many tabs can be boring when done with cranes alone, so having the ability to swipe sideways from one side to another has a great impact on improving the user experience.
- Schedule Posts: ] This feature is especially useful for regular posters, as it allows them to automatically tweet ideas and thoughts periodically to keep their content flowing.
- Post Muting: Your Twitter flow is constantly bursting with the distracting posts that often bury important tweets. Suppressing these annoying posts removes your flow and ensures that you only see what you need.
- Download Content: With this functionality, it is very useful, as it allows you to save media in your device to enjoy whenever you want, without
- Post GIFs Often a GIF can convey your thoughts and leave a stronger impression than words alone.
- Location coding: With this feature you can share your location and is
- Save sketches: A brilliant idea often comes out of nowhere, but it sometimes takes a little more time to string the right words together to properly convey the message. This is why drafts are useful.
- Search Location: Where the search function is located inside the app. As an important feature, we preferred apps that let you search a button in the navigation bar of apps that force you to press a menu button, and then find the search option.
- Send Direct Messages: The ability to send private messages to other Twitter users who are not publicly viewable.
To limit the area of Twitter apps, we set some basic rules. First, all apps must have a free version, so exclude good options like Talon and Tweetings.
Then all apps must have a Play so that we can handle the best of the best. Save the rating of 4.3 stars or higher to make this list. This excludes several popular Twitter apps like Falcon, Plume and Finch.
From there we dropped our original list down to five apps based on how the device scored in the comparison points above. It left us with the top five Twitter client apps, which I will highlight in detail below.
App 1: Owly for Twitter
Owly for Twitter takes the apex thanks to useful features that seamlessly merge to enhance your Twitter experience, relatively free. Owly gives you the freedom to add so many Twitter accounts to meet your personal and professional needs, and that's just the beginning.
Owly offers most options for UI customization, allowing you to tweak its headers, navigable location, and even change the font style for a completely unique look. The app also gives you several dark themes to choose from, including blue, black and even purple.
Timeline filter is another strong fit of Owly. These allow you to disconnect your stream to display only tweets that you actually read and give you additional options to filter out distractions such as retweets, responses and video autoplay through a series of switches located on its setup page. In terms of ads, Owly enters those marketing content that interferes with your Twitter flow for smaller distractions.
If you're big at downloading media, Owly has you covered too. The app lets you download all types of media directly to your device, including GIFs, videos, and images. In addition, Owly also supports widgets and app paths, allowing you to view and send tweets, search for a user, or even send a message from the convenience of the device's home page.
Restrictions on the app are few and far apart. These include a search function that is buried behind the three-point flow menu and the lack of sweep-based controls for navigating between different tabs such as instant messages and timeline. Fortunately, Owly has compensated this by allowing you to place the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to reach reach, which is useful if you have a large screen unit like Note 9.
App 2: TweetCaster  TweetCaster is another great Twitter client that comes with a healthy dose of features that other apps would normally charge for. For example, the app allows you to add as many Twitter accounts as you like without having to pay for a pro version, which is incredibly useful if you have two or more accounts for both private and work-related use.
Another standout feature available in TweetCaster is its Smart Filter system, which you can access via the overfill menu at the top right. This allows you to filter out the audio and display only keyword-specified tweets, media posts, gallery views, or tweets with links, and it also lets you hide retweeted content. If it's not enough, the app sends you separate notifications for each account along with a short preview, so there's no need to manually change accounts to view new content.
TweetCaster is similar to Owly, and has a wide range of light and dark themes that you can apply for a more customized flow. Unfortunately, the app's user interface is not as flexible, and while you can change the app's font size to help with reading, TweetCaster doesn't allow you to set its navigation bar to a location you choose. This is far from a contract breaker, because TweetCaster comes with gesture-based navigation so that you can directly see other tabs simply by seeping sideways.
To further separate from the rest of the package, TweetCaster allows you to schedule posts at a later time, together with the option to save them as drafts so that you can deactivate the tweet when you are happy with it, without having to start over. In addition, TweetCaster also supports in-app media viewing from both YouTube and Instagram for unlimited Twitter flow.
So giant as TweetCaster is, it has some flaws that ultimately kept it from grabbing the best spot. Mostly, TweetCaster is quite limited when it comes to directly downloading media content, so you can only save images. And while the app allows you to upload videos and GIFs, you redirect you to a YouTube login page that leads to a bug.
Static banner ads are always in TweetCaster and are permanently set at the bottom of the screen. While relatively discreet, these banner ads are still a moment, especially when compared to the promoted content found in apps like Owly that seamlessly integrate with your timeline. If you want to get rid of these ads to be good, be prepared to charge $ 4.99 for an ad-free experience.
Friendly for Twitter has a lively, pleasing eye layout that is easy to access and interact with thanks to an intuitive user interface and simplified settings that ensure you spend less time on to fine-tune around with the app and more time to enjoy the content of your Twitter feed.