When comparing Falcon Pro vs Flamingo for Twitter, 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 Flamingo for Twitter is ranked 4th.
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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.
Pro Amazing customizations
You can personalize every aspect, from spacing to fonts, colour customization, lines, etc.
Pro Constant updates and responsive dev
Frequently updated to support Twitter's API and a dev that listens.
Pro Save tweets to read later
Temporarily save tweets in a separate tab for later viewing.
Pro Great material design, hover and animations
Cool animations, material design and the hover feature for profiles is especially helpful.
Pro Grouped replies
Connects replies in the timeline and per tweet, good for following threads and conversations between users.
Pro Link preview and reader mode
Preview of shared link's site address, title and header image directly in the timeline just like official app. Reader mode extract shared article content for quick unobstructed reading.
Pro Cool themes
A number of themes available with an import and export feature.
Pro Multiple app drawer icons available
If you don't like the main Flamingo icon, you can choose from a list of app icon options.
Pro You can add an activity tab
Shows all account activity - mentions, likes, retweets, etc in one column. You just need remember to add it in the layout option.
Pro Has push notifications
You can turn on push notifications as long as you have the official Twitter app on your phone.
Pro Android's first true Tweetbot alternative
For those that have been searching for a Tweetbot lookalike, a solution may have been found with Flamingo.
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.
Con Better notifications
Needs better options for notifications. There is no real time notifications, but this is Twitter's API limitation.
Con More widget options
Needs more widget options.