When comparing HootSuite vs Falcon Pro, the Slant community recommends Falcon Pro for most people. In the question“What are the best Twitter clients for Android?” Falcon Pro is ranked 2nd while HootSuite is ranked 6th.
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Pro Customizable feed aggregation
HootSuite gathers activity from numerous social networks into a dashboard display. Activity can be filtered into separate streams, and those streams can be arranged across multiple tabs.
Pro Large list of supported networks
In addition to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, HootSuite supports many networks not covered by similar services; examples include YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare and MySpace.
Pro Automated post scheduling recommendations
When scheduling a post, HootSuite recommends a time to post for maximum viewership. This can be overridden.
Pro Free, without ads
Pro In-app browser
You can choose to use the in-app browser or Android default. The in-app browser can also be set to force a light, mobile friendly version of a site or a full web page when connected to Wi-Fi. Additionally, it can use hardware acceleration to render web pages faster.
Tracks the life of your tweets - retweets and favorites.
Pro Embedded Youtube support
Linked YouTube videos can be played back in the app.
Pro Real-time notifications
At the expense of more battery consumption, you can have your notifications pop-up as they happen.
Pro Theme support
Light and dark themes are available.
Pro Multiple account support
Allows easy switching of different Twitter accounts within the app.
Pro Beautiful, well designed app
It's incredibly easy to read tweets, view media and see web content.
Pro Mute function
Allows muting someone - hiding their tweets from the timeline without unfollowing them. Can also mute hashtags.
Pro URL shortener and expander
Allows shortening URLs within the app and seeing the final destination of shortened URLs.
Pro Starred user article preloading
A linked article from a starred user will load the beginning of said article in the app.
Pro Native Dashclock Widget support
Dashclock Widget brings advanced features and notifications to your lock screen, including Falcon Pro notifications.
Pro Landscape and tablet support
The same app works on both Android phones and tablets in portrait and landscape modes.
Pro Transparent widget
Pro Native & non-native retweets
You can use Twitter's built-in method of retweeting or choose RT/quote/via retweets.
Con Steep learning curve
HootSuite is notoriously complex, and their HootSuite University learning resource is a paid premium feature.
Con Not free
Con Requires some hacking in order to use to it's full potential
In order to get the best use out of this app, you need to apply a few tweaks to get around some artificial limits, which have been placed on this app as a result of its success. Bypass the Twitter token limit.
Con Requires in-app-purchase to add your own Twitter account
Con Latest update to "fix" threading made it even worse.
It wasn't good before.
Con Unreliable push updates
Sometimes you'll get updates on activity, sometimes you won't. Sometimes you'll get one multiple times. Keeps you on your toes.
Con No widget to view tweets at a glance
A widget would let me view, scroll, favorite and retweet with a glance and a single click.
Con View tweets from multiple accounts on one page.
Con Back button on the main screen forgets feed position without confirmation
Con Unreliable, abandoned
The developer for FalconPro seems to have abandoned it.