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Carbon for Twitter Updated, Brings In-App Browser and Huge Performance Improvements

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With users flocking away from Falcon Pro and their drama with Twitter, Carbon is looking like a pretty good alternative for 3rd party tweeting. Today, the app received an update to version 1.2.0, bringing a long list of new features, as well as major performance boosts. In the update, the developer has added a built-in browser, allowing users to check out full webpages that were linked to in tweets. On top of that, YouTube video playback has been added, plus Vine video playback. 

The full list of changes can be seen below and as you can see, it’s pretty decently sized.

What’s New:

  • 4×1 Home Screen Widget for quick actions (The original)
  • In-App Browser
  • In-App YouTube video playback
  • Vine videos Timeline Preview and playback
  • People Search
  • Tweet font size options
  • Quote style options
  • New Image Viewer screen
  • Save Image option
  • Image Upload option to Twitpic
  • Notification frequency options of 5 up to 120 minutes
  • Option disable image/video previews on Timeline

If Falcon Pro has been giving you troubles, go check out Carbon and let us know what you think of the newest update.

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  • Jordan

    Ever since Falcon Pro did away with syncing all interactions, I gave up on it. Carbon stinks too. It’s sad that the default app is usually the most consistent, and it’s garbage.

  • hewhew

    Till Carbon gets the Live Streaming feature,one like the Falcon Pro has I will consider using it as my main twitter client. Till then. Im sticking with Falcon Pro

  • MikeSaver

    I don’t want to leave Falcon Pro but I also can’t get into it because I wiped my phone and can’t get back access to the app.

    • Mike

      Haven’t you been keeping up? There’s a hidden trick that would let an infinite number of people use it and be virtually impossible to revoke permissions.

      • MikeSaver

        Is this hidden trick easy?

        Sent from my Google Nexus Device

        • Mike

          takes like 5 minutes.

    • Brian

      If you already have a token logging in won’t be a problem. All you do is click log into twitter, I have a token then click sign in at the top. If you have no token then follow this guide: http://lifehacker.com/bypass-falcon-pros-twitter-token-limit-with-this-chea-754679503

  • Kenny Larson

    I’m a pretty big fan of Carbon myself. Works perfect for personal accounts. For work accounts I have to use hootsuite.

  • Jeff

    I liked Carbon due to it running faster on my phone than Falcon Pro, but am I missing it or does Carbon not support timeline notifications? (I see settings for messages and mentions, but not timeline)

  • Dennis Da Menace

    I just uninstalled this…

    “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” #MichaelCorleone

  • MichaelFranz

    i’ve bene using this since it first grabbed some buzz. I really like it. its not to heavy and yet does things just right for me. Plus the blacked out UI is appealing to me.

  • rfranken

    Are people really leaving Falcon Pro?? The app is pretty much perfect in my eyes.

    • AnotherAndroidKid

      I’ve been having a bunch of issues with it displaying things in the in app browser lately. it is not perfect, but I did leave Carbon for Falcon quite a while back. I may check out Carbon again, but likely sticking with FP for now.

    • Brian

      I know. It puzzles me why people would rather use some other twitter app. Falcon Pro is basically the best twitter app atm.

      • Jeff

        I usually try new apps because I’m bored, it doesn’t take much effort and the new app MIGHT be better than the old one.

  • MyStroPro

    The problem is – as soon as this one gets the FalconPro user-base, it will have the same issue.

  • Kevin Bojarski

    Is this worth leaving Falcon Pro for?

    • lamenting

      It’s free.. try it and find out for yourself?

    • Brian

      It’s free but don’t waste your time. It’s not worth it.

  • KleenDroid