App of the Week: Talon for Twitter


Today’s App of the Week, Talon for Twitter, made its debut appearance on the Google Play Store earlier this year, on Monday, January 13, and the elegant, fluid and feature-packed third-party client instantly took the entire Android user base by storm —  so, as a result, we’ve decided to give the app its very own review here on Cult of Android.

Talon is packed with all the latest and greatest features you’d expect to find in any paid Twitter client, however, it executes these tasks in a remarkably stylish manner,  putting it miles ahead of its competitors.

Users can view their timeline, interactions, direct messages, favorites, trending topics and profile simply by swiping in from the left-hand side of their devices screen using the integrated hamburger menu. Alternatively, if users don’t feel like using the menu, they can head into settings and configure the application to switch between timelines with a straightforward swipe from one side of the screen to the other.

Talon gives users the ability to completely customize the layout, design and functionality of the app by using the built-in developer theme engine. They can adjust the colors and layout with just a simple tap of a button and have the facility to switch between the standard ‘Talon’ theme and their own custom one. Users also have the option to initiate a night mode for reading in low-light conditions — which is a pretty useful feature to have if you like reading through your Twitter feed before you go to sleep.

Additionally, users have full control over the notification settings, allowing them to activate a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, change the criteria for the notifications they receive and, best of all, have the capacity to configure ‘Pebble Notifications’, which permits users to receive Talon’s push notifications directly on their Pebble smartwatch — so they don’t even have to take their phone out of their pocket in order to stay up-to-date with their latest social activity.

Talon is by far one of, if not the best, Twitter client’s we have tested here at Cult of Android, and although it’s only recently made its way onto the Play Store, we predict that it will be one of Googles top paid apps in the not-too-distant future. If you have $1.99 to spare and you’re in the market for a new Twitter client, head on over to Google Play by clicking the link below to download the app — I promise, you won’t be disappointed.