Falcon Widget (for Twitter)

Falcon Widget (for Twitter)

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Highly customizable
  • Resizable
  • Good-looking layout
  • User-friendly
Cons
  • Lack of features, e.g. trendings and search
  • Can't add streams
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"The ultimate widget for Twitter"

Reviewed by / Oct 01, 2012

Falcon for Twitter is an appwidget that perfectly matches your Twitter client

There are dozens (hundreds?) of Twitter client for Android, some of them truly enhance users experience. However, widgets are rarely their added-value feature. Falcon's developers decided not to compete head on with other Twitter clients and they presented their app as a "widget", a mere complement for other Twitter clients. We're pretty sure though, that most users will use it as their main access point to their Twitter timeline.

You'll notice that Falcon isn't in your app drawer: add it to your homescreen as a widget. By default, the widget fills one full screen. However, it's fully resizable. Falcon displays your timeline on a highly-customizable widget.

You can set 4 different layouts themes, including transparent and translucent. Likewise, you can choose displaying timeline in grid or list (usual way). From the widget you can access your favorite Twitter client, switch between timeline/mentions streams, compose tweets and manually update timeline. Anyway, Falcon's updates automatically timeline (you can set refresh rate at your whim). An unread tweets counter is on the top bar, if you tap it, you'll skip all of them and redirect to the latest.

Finally you can customize notifications, date format and usage of the browser. It comes with a built-in browser that previews links on the widget. However, you can choose browser preference when opening links.

In a few words, Falcon for Twitter is a appwidget Twitter client that has unlocked the door stealthily but which is meant to make some noise on that market.

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Developer's original description available here
Falcon is a powerful *WIDGET* that brings a full Twitter client to your homescreen ! [for Android 3.0+]

### If you don't see the widget in your widget drawer, simply reboot your device ###

* Read your Timeline / mentions without even opening an app

* Open web pages (internal browser), pictures, videos and replies from any tweet in one tap - Fastest access to content ever !

* Tweet, Retweet and reply from the widget or the popups

* User profiles, follow, DM or tweet them

* Direct Messages

* Favorites

* Lists

* Search

* Expandable notifications for mentions in real time

* Open any other Twitter app from the widget

* Customize your Widget :
- 4 Themes
- List or Grid Layout
- Color pickers for text and links

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App of the Week on Android Spin :
http://androidspin.com/2012/08/30/app-of-the-week-falcon-for-twitter-awesome-new-twitter-widget/

Reviewed on Android Central :
http://www.androidcentral.com/falcon-review-sharp-customizable-twitter-home-screen-widget

Reviewed on ThinkDigit :
http://www.thinkdigit.com/Apps/Falcon-for-Twitter-Beta-for-Android-Review_10601.html

Video Review by Tim Schofield (@qbking77) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WvXVlQqg2k

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IMPORTANT NOTE : After installing, if you can't see the Falcon widget on your widget list, simply reboot your device to make it appear.

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Report Bugs / Give suggestions for improvement by :

Twitter : @Falcon_Android (https://twitter.com/falcon_android)

Email : falconforandroid@gmail.com

We answer all requests ! Help us make Falcon a better App.

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TAGS : Twitter, Widget, Scrollable, Twidget, Twitter Widget, Falcon, Launcher, expandable notification, Jellybean, JB, ICS, tablet

Recently changed in this version

v1.3.6 :

- fixed APK


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Comments and ratings for Falcon Widget (for Twitter)
  • (72)

    by Bruce Ivy on 04/04/2014

    Simply the best.

  • (72)

    by David Bell on 02/04/2014

    Decent app, I recommend it.

  • (72)

    by John Pettifor on 02/04/2014

    In fact best twitter application by far

  • (72)

    by Steve Oh on 02/04/2014

    Was the best but after last update it's dead. Gives error. Save your money. I went and downloaded again on 04/02/14 since everyone was saying it was working again.. WRONG! Tokens are still used up, meaning you have to do the hidden way of logging on.

  • (72)

    by Celinda Estrella on 01/04/2014

    Extremely practical

  • (72)

    by Cclye L on 01/04/2014

    ...more if i can get it to launch faster

  • (72)

    by Gabrielle Jeffery on 31/03/2014

    I enjoy the sleek design and the widget runs in the background without any problems.