My recommended Twitter app – Plume

After having tried the Twitter app that comes with almost all Android phones and approximately 15 others, I came to the conclusion about 6 months ago that Plume is by far my favourite.

From developer LevelUp Studio, Plume was originally called ‘Touiteur’  - apparently Twitter with a French accent  ;)

Landscape Plum - with menu 'pulled in' - Twitter Social Media

Android’s pre-loaded app is ok, but that’s about it. It will post, retweet etc but misses some important features that come with some of the others. If you’re going to use Twitter on your phone, you might as well use an interface that includes everything you could ever need, and one that’s good looking and well laid out too!

The app is free however, for a small fee (approx £3.50) you can purchase the ‘Premium’ version. Most free apps these days fund themselves by incorporating advertising into the app (which can become somewhat annoying, depending on how often you use it), but by paying for the Premium these will be removed. (I bought it..)

Also with the Premium version you get an internal browser, meaning whenever you follow a web link from your timeline a cut-down version of the webpage is displayed ‘quickly’ within the application, giving you the option to go to the full browser if required.

Of the many features, my favourites are:

  • The speed of the internal browser
  • The ability to colour code users within your timeline
  • View your columns (including lists) in any order
  • Customisable font size, picture preview, colours, theme etc
  • Ability to save your position in the timeline.
  • Following link from email directly to application.

Colour coding Users - Plume - Twitter

An example of the colour coding:

Use colours to highlight important users, so you are less likely to miss anything.

I’ve used Red here, what does that colour signify to you?  

…divorce?   ;)

 

I currently run v 4.2.1  on a Galaxy Nexus

Download the app at the Play store here

 

Please contact me with any questions.

 

Author: Pan Aveyard

With a background in IT, training and more recently Social Media Analysis, he has over 20 years’ experience helping people understand and then utilise ‘new stuff’. Passionate about New Media and actively engaged across many platforms, he uses this knowledge and insight to act as your guide to building an active and profitable online community.

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