When comparing Talon vs Twidere, the Slant community recommends Twidere for most people. In the question“What are the best Twitter clients for Android?” Twidere is ranked 6th while Talon is ranked 10th.
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Pro In-app image viewing
Pictures are overlayed on top the screen and can be pinch-zoomed.
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 TweetMarker Support
Pro Embedded Youtube video support
Youtube videos play back within the app.
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 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.
Pro Modern UI
Pro Free software/open source
The source code is available under the GPLv3.
Pro Very customizable
The user can add and arrange his/her own tabs with specific views and filters.
Pro Supports custom API
It supports API customization, so you don't need to worry about API limits at all.
Pro Works as expected
Pro Handles Mastodon, Fanfou and StatusNet too
You need only one app to read Twitter and Mastodon.
Con Lack of functionality
Unable to insert image to scheduled tweet. Invisible some menu in dark theme.
Con Drains battery
Depletes battery life.