A viable and stylish alternative to the official Twitter app for Android.
by on June 30, 2011
You won’t probably recognise it from the name, but the app formerly known as Toiteur, is a third party Twitter app giving you alternative access to the micro-blogging site.
Offering a similar experience as the official Twitter app for Android, key tweeting features such as news feeds, @mentions, refresh and messages are broken down into columns on separate screens.
When you are ready to tweet, hit the ‘more’ button to be directed to the tweet screen which includes dedicated hyperlink, hashtag and @ buttons to make tweeting quicker.
Support for Twitpic, Plixi and yFrog means you can upload pictures which can be previewed in tweets and have the option to also add geotagging.
Like Tweetdeck however, when refreshing the news feed you will still need to scroll up the screen to view the most current tweets. There is no dedicated button to tweet straight from the news feed screen which the official Twitter app does offer, but it does appear to pick up @mentions tweets a lot more effectively.
Minor gripes aside, this is certainly a vibrant and stylish looking Twitter app that offers a vast array of features to keep the most demanding micro-bloggers happy.
Compatible with: Android 1.5 and above.
Download this app: Plume for Android
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