When comparing Boid vs Talon, the Slant community recommends Talon for most people. In the question“What are the best Twitter clients for Android?” Talon is ranked 6th while Boid is ranked 8th.
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Pro Customizable columns
You can choose what columns to display. The default set it Timeline, Mentions, Direct Messages, and Trending Topics.
Pro Multiple user support
Easy switching between different Twitter accounts within the app.
Pro Native & non-native retweets
You can use Twitters built-in method of retweeting or quote/via method.
Pro Open source
Anyone can view code used in Boid.
There are 5 themes available for Boid.
Pro TweetMarker Support
Pro Embedded Youtube video support
Youtube videos play back within the app.
Pro In-app image viewing
Pictures are overlayed on top the screen and can be pinch-zoomed.
Pro In-app browser
You can follow links and articles without having to leave the application.
Pro Theme support
Light, Dark and Pitch Black themes are available out of the box and you can also download/create other themes.
Pro Talon Pull
A feature called Talon Pull creates a quick-access (from you notification area) pop-out window that shows your timeline. Does not require opening an app and does not show an icon in the status bar.
Pro Real-time notifications
At the expense of more battery consumption you can have notifications pop-up as the events take place.
Pro Native Dashclock Widget support
Dashclock Widget brings advanced features and notifications to your lock screen, including Talon notifications.
Pro Supports 2 users
Allows for easy switching between 2 Twitter accounts.
Pro Powerful filters
Allows for filtering out only videos, pictures or links.
Con Battery drain
Depletes battery life.