When comparing Twitter (Official) vs Paperoak, the Slant community recommends Paperoak for most people. In the question“What are the best news readers?” Paperoak is ranked 18th while Twitter (Official) is ranked 36th.
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Pro Officially sponsored
So you know it will always be supported and won't be randomly shut down.
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 Inline photos
Pro Clean & Functional UI design
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 Doesn't contain ads
Pro It's free
Pro It's fast
Pro Supports multiple languages like English, German, Portuguese at the same time
Pro Can save articles offline by adding them to your bookmarks
Pro Website and Android application for reading
Pro OPML Import
You can now import feed using an OPML file on the web app which will then be automatically synced with your android app.
Pro Import RSS/Atom feed
You can now import RSS/Atom feeds right from within the Android app.
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 Promoted tweets
Con Too many permissions
Asking a lot more permissions than most third party apps.
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.
Con Forced inside Twitter's annoying ecosystem
Con Not available on iOS
PaperOak does not have an iOS version yet.