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Talon is a New Twitter App for Android From the Makers of Sliding Messaging, Available Today For $1.99

After Carbon and Falcon Pro have both unfortunately reached (or are nearing) their token limit for new users, developers haven’t yet given up on creating a Twitter client for the masses. The latest, called Talon, comes from developer Luke Klinker, of Klinker Apps. If you can recall, Luke and his brother, Jacob, were the creators of Sliding Messaging, an app we have featured a time or two.

Talon is a beautiful, simple Twitter client I instantly became a fan of during its early beta days. It features all of the great features of any old Twitter client, yet combines them with a Google+-like, sleek interface along with useful add-ons such as “Talon Pull,” an ongoing notifications showing the amount of unread Tweets in your timeline and more. 

Some useful features of the app include the previously mentioned Talon Pull, a theme engine allowing third-parties to make themes for the app, swiping between columns, a hamburger slideout menu, and an extensive list of settings to fine-tune your experience in the application.

I previously mentioned the Falcon Pro debacle, so as you can imagine, the 100,000 user limit looms over this application as well. I was able to chat with the developer to get his thoughts on the matter, and he let me know that the goal for now is to just get to 100,000 users – he pointed out that, if it becomes necessary, he may release another version onto the Play Store or open source it, allowing for an additional 100,000. That’s not exactly news we like to hear – Twitter app developers already trying to think of work-arounds that Twitter may or may not be fans of if (and when) it reaches its limit.

If you’re ready to rock Talon on your device, it’s available now for $1.99 in the Play Store, with no in-app purchases on the horizon as of yet. There is also a beta community for testing out new features and early builds.

Again, the 100,000 Twitter token limit is a part of the equation, which would make it tough for us to recommend buying into this app. With that said, if you want to get in early and reserve a token on what appears to be a promising Twitter app, feel free.

Play Link ($1.99)

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  • Falcon Pro is still the best android twitter client. Carbon comes as a close second. I used this Tallon beta and don’t really like it. Others offer more features and are designed better.

  • Alan Paone

    4 tweets on the screen. Four. All that wasted space has to be the worst thing about g+’s design and they decided to copy it for a social network that is even more high-volume and heavily text-based. Clever.

  • SplashMTN

    Giving this a shot. I’m not a huge fan of the new twitter interface.

  • Hawkye

    I won’t pay for another Twitter app after the Falcon Pro debacle. Save your money peeps.

  • SHMeyer

    I am lost as to what the difference is between a pay twitter app such as this and a free one like plume. Anyone have some insight?

    • justin

      Added functionality.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    After using it for a few minutes I’m beginning to like it, my current issue is just that you can’t view replies, only previous tweets within a conversation. Once that’s fixed I can see myself regularly using this client.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    I already own too many Twitter clients…but I’ll give this one a try anyway.

  • MikeSaver

    Hmm twitter.. there seems to be a mass exodus of people to third party twitter apps…maybe time to take that as a hint make your own app better?

  • Ryan B

    Don’t forget, the Klinker Bros also birthed this today.
    Evolve SMS
    Another masterpiece!

    • BlackMaGiC1o0

      This looks pretty solid man, I’m definitely gonna try it out thanks.

    • Yeah, that one’s a bit of a bummer though in the fact that there’s no way for the dev to add Hangouts support

    • SplashMTN

      This is great! None of the people I talk with actually use hangouts and this looks much nicer.

    • flosserelli

      I didn’t know anything about that app. Thanks for the tip!

  • I like Sliding Messaging a lot, and I can appreciate the work involved here, but this app seems rather uninspired. Talon looks like a cloned version of Google+ made to work with Twitter. At least it gives people that couldn’t get a token for Falcon or Carbon a chance to have a Twitter client that looks WAAAY better than the stock app. 🙂

  • Jeff

    Seems pretty nice. Not sure I like it more than Falcon Pro though, will have to try it for a while. One thing I did notice is that it’s not displaying conversations for me, when I look at the same tweet in Falcon Pro I can see the conversation just fine.

  • AllPurposeRadio

    Scrollable widget?

    • Will P

      Just checked and it does have a scrollable widget.

      • AllPurposeRadio

        Awesome thanks Play Store listing only said widget with main line view. The widget is the one thing that keeps me going back to Falcon Pro. Definitely might give this a try then

  • Joshua Bailey

    Still digging Tweetings. It overtook falcon pro as my go to Twitter client. Compare Talon to tweetings and they look similar and have similar features. No immediate need to purchase yet another Twitter client.

    • Kelvino

      There are quite a couple of good and nice Twitter apps out there right now, but Tweeting has always been my go to client so far. The dev is working constantly on his app and that’s a nice assurance when you pay for an app.

    • paul_cus

      Tweetings is probably my favorite Twitter client. Carbon is pretty nice, too.

  • Brian Walker

    Better hope you never have a problem with the app and need support, the dev is completely unreasonable. I asked him if there was a way to disable the changelog after every update to Sliding Messaging, and he refused to see any opinion other than his own. I used to love the app, now I haven’t touched it in months.

    • sweenish

      Just move on with your life. Dev explained exactly why the changelog will always be shown (if you had to manage a community of prima donnas and idiots, you’d give yourself as much insurance as possible too), and they did add a skip button. At no point was he unreasonable.

      You’re just being petty right now.

  • It says it supports two twitter accounts, but I can’t find out how add a second account.

    • There may be a better solution, but I just found if you go to landscape mode you can click on the arrow next to your handle and you can add an account from there.

  • Sebastian Atwater

    Is sync just not a very common feature request? I can’t use twitter apps with tweetmarker support, but it’s not even mentioned in the article.


    Do the chickens have large talons? – Napoleon Dynamite

  • coolsilver

    I still like the direction Tweedle is going though still in beta. Developer has been great even though I think it could be better with a more help.

  • That’s a great looking app, I just bought it using my gift cards from Christmas!

  • vs8

    That’s a really good looking app. I’m trying their new EvolvSMS app and it too looks good.

    Not a fan of SMS, but since kitkat, there has been a resurgence of good looking SMS apps, and I can’t help myself.

  • What’s with the birds of prey obsession and Twitter clients?

    • thecharrr

      Twitter’s mascot is a bird, so most clients have a bird related name. And since birds of prey are cool, they are usually picked.

      • Yeah, I know, it’s just that it’s kinda silly after Falcon Pro and Carbon.