When comparing Falcon Pro vs Twitter (Official), the Slant community recommends Falcon Pro for most people. In the question“What are the best Twitter clients for Android?” Falcon Pro is ranked 1st while Twitter (Official) is ranked 3rd.
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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 App experience similar to web experience
If you're switching from using the web client, this app will be quickly understandable to you.
Pro Gets the latest API updates
Twitter is slightly infamous for making changes to the API. At least with the official client, you stay ahead of this.
Pro Multiple account support
Allows easy switching of accounts withing the app.
Pro Supports login verification
The official Twitter app is perhaps the only app to support two factor authentication or login verification, thus providing a necessary additional layer of security to your Twitter accounts
Pro Photo editing tools
The app has filters, automatic level balancing and ability to crop built in the app.
Pro Clean & Functional UI Design
Pro Officially sponsored so you know it will always be supported and won't be randomly shut down
Pro Inline Photos
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 "In case you missed" feature, showing tweets other users liked in your timeline
Features (can't be turned off) that disrupt chronological timeline and/or show sames tweets repeatedly.
Con Too many permissions
Asking a lot more permissions than most third party apps.
Con Promoted tweets
Con No widget
Recently took away the widget for whatever reason and that's not cool.
Con Pretty heavy
If you're on a "available-space" budget, the official twitter app is pretty bulky and you'll be better-off with a more lightweight alternative.
Con Lack of ability to view tweets in a proper timeline
Con Terrible cellular data management
If you have a limited data plan for your phone, don't be surprised if you find a whopping 800 MB consumption at the end of the month. The app really, really wants to download absolutely everything, even if you don't want to see or play anything.