The default Twitter app on Android is good enough to keep you hooked to the micro-blogging platform, but in terms of customization options and certain advanced features, it still leaves us craving for more. If you want a Twitter app that can be easily customized in different ways, yet also remains simple, functional and user-friendly, try Tweedle. It’s is a free, full-featured Twitter client for Android that makes tweeting much more fun on a mobile device. It’s light enough to run smoothly even on older Android phones and tablets, and despite that, comes packaged with all the Twitter functionality you could want.
Getting started with Tweedle is straightforward; launch the app, hit ‘Tap here to Start’, enter your Twitter account credentials, authorize the app to access your account, and you’re done. It then introduces you to your Timeline, where you can immediately start viewing what the people you follow are tweeting. You cannot, however, filter these Tweets in a manner similar to what we saw in Branches For Twitter a few days ago.
You can jump to Mentions and Messages from the same screen, as well as use the Search feature to quickly find what you’re looking for across Twitter.
Wanna get straight to tweeting? Just tap the new tweet button and start jotting down your 140 characters. You can also use the buttons there to add a picture by capturing it with your camera or picking one from your Gallery, and add your current location information to the tweet. Tweedle also lets you view your Twitter profile, from where you can access your tweets, following, followers, favorites and other pertaining areas. When it comes to tweets by others, you can reply, retweet and favorite them. For your convenience, Tweedle also comes with a widget to give you quick access to the important features like composing a tweet, capturing a picture and searching right from your Home screen.
Coming to the customization options, they are quite impressive. Head over to the Settings screen, and you’ll be able to choose a theme for the app, with several options available out of the box. That said, you can also create a new theme from scratch that fits your needs. Besides tinkering with the interface, you can customize a few more options under Columns, Notifications and Filters.
Overall, Tweedle is an awesome Twitter client with both simplicity and customization at its heart. It’s available for free at the Google Play Store.