When comparing Tweet Lanes vs Talon, the Slant community recommends Talon for most people. In the question“What are the best Twitter clients for Android?” Talon is ranked 7th while Tweet Lanes is ranked 12th.
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Pro Customizable lanes
You can change what you want shown when swiping left or right - your profile, your tweets, retweets of you, timeline, @mentions, direct messages, who you're following, your followers and favorites. There is no way to set the order of lanes.
Pro Context sensitive tweet box
Tweet box at the bottom of the app by default will send out a simple tweet. Long-pressing a tweet in the timeline will change that to an @reply, long-pressing another user will add him to the conversation as well.
Pro Volume scroll
You can use the volume buttons to go up or down one tweets in addition to typical swiping up and down.
Pro Feed filter
You can hide replies and hide retweets.
Pro Multiple account support
Allows for easy switching between different Twitter accounts.
Pro Open source
Tweet Lanes developer Chris Lacey has stopped active development of the app, but has open-sources his work.
Pro Easy page sharing
Sharing a page with Tweet Lanes captures the title of the page alongside the link as opposed to just the link as is common, making the the sharing process even more straightforward.
Pro Image viewer
Tweet Lanes will show a thumbnail preview in the timeline; clicking it will expand it to full view within the app.
Pro Native & non-native retweets
You can do standard Twitter retweet as well as quote and via retweets.
Has light and dark Holo themes.
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 No notifications yet
The developer is currently busy developing another app, but promises to implement notifications as soon as the other project goes into open beta.
Con Battery drain
Depletes battery life.