Carbon for Twitter

Carbon for Twitter

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Highly usable
  • Minimalist HOLO layout
  • It runs smoothly
  • Streams can't be added
  • It doesn't include any widget
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Expert's Review

"Things can be easier"

Reviewed by / Feb 04, 2013

Carbon for Twitter is one of the most popular Twitter client due to its ease of use

The whole point of Carbon for Twitter is usability. In order to achieve it, dots & lines has focused on a minimalist layout and handy access to main features. Thus, if you are one of those who like to customize layout, notifications and even the deepest details of your Twitter client, this isn't for you. Carbon is for users who like simplicity, who give more importance to usability and efficiency.

Carbon is set in HOLO layout which makes it look like a native app if you're running Android 4.0+. Actually, it won't work in earlier versions. Its simple, dark and elegant theme is kind with your battery lfie. Twitter's hard-users will love that.

Carbon is divided in just three swipable streams: timeline, mentions (activity) and direct messages. At the bottom there's a sort of dock from where you can compose tweets or DMs, view your profile or display the right-side options bar. From there you can view your favorites, lists, trends, search, filters and settings. Don't expect lots of adjustable preferences: you can just enable/disable notifications for mentions and messages and switch between accounts (it supports multi-account).

Besides, what makes Carbon such interesting is how handy it is: pull to refresh, swipe to navigate through streams and press + button to compose. That's it. I'm just missing "adding streams" and a homescreen widget for a faster access. Despite these catches, a highly-usable and reliable Twitter client.

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Developer's original description available here
ANNOUNCEMENT: We ran out of Twitter tokens and can't authenticate any New users. If you haven't logged in using Carbon before you won't be able to add your account(s) to Carbon anymore.

All-new Carbon v2 with a new design and experience.

Carbon experience for Android Smartphones. No Tablet support yet.

Simple, Dark, and a dash of elegance for your Twitter day-to-day pleasure.

Carbon is a Twitter client, but unlike other Twitter clients. All of your Twitter content on one screen. A screen that doesn't get you drilling down to many other screens to reach to what you want. Timelines, Lists, Favourites, Searches, Trends, Profiles, all there.

- Fresh new Design & Interface
- Brand new Timeline design & aesthetics
- Swipe-able Timeline, @Mentions, and Messages on Home.
- Quick Timeline, one Timeline for Searches, List, Favourites on your Home screen.
- Don't Disturb Mode
- Oxide Mode for Grayscale Timeline experience
- Power Scroll: Scroll/Swipe up or down using Two fingers to jump to top or bottom of Timelines
- Tweet Quick Actions
- Configuratie Tweet Font Sizes
- Retweets Timeline
- In-App Browser
- In-App YouTube Player
- Vine Previews & Playback
- Rich Timelines with full inline images and videos
- Rich and elegant style for User Profiles
- Rich Conversation View
- Threaded Direct Messages
- Background updates with quick actions for Jelly Bean, per account
- Username Autocomplete
- Mutes/Filters for Hashtags, Users, and Keywords
- People Search
- Obviously Multi-account with simultaneous accounts tweets
- Profile Editor

Recently changed in this version

Additions, Fixes & Changes, v.2.1.1

- Added “What’s New” to Settings Screen.
- Fixed “In Reply To Tweet” Type style on Compose Screen
- Fixed User-Bio Type style on User Profile.
- Trends Locations are now sorted by Alphabet
- Fast scrolling with Alphabet Navigation
- Added Tweet options to Tweet View for Copying and Copying Link to Tweet
- Added System locale formatting to Numbers on User Profile
- Added Favorites Count to Tweet View
- Full SSL
- General UI touch-ups and contrast balance

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Comments and ratings for Carbon for Twitter
  • (66)

    by Koko Ardiansyah on 14/04/2014

    Simple and fast

  • (66)

    by MBV Martin on 13/04/2014

    Reinstalled appreciate and the glitch seems to have disappeared. Nice slick app, very intuitive and attractive interface. Is there a way to create lists?

  • (66)

    by Ab Al on 13/04/2014

    1. The tweets takes way too long to upload and most of the time they never get uploaded after that The app slows down for like 2 minutes 2. There's should a button to help me get to the top of my tweets instead of scrolling up that takes too long. 3.

  • (66)

    by Thomas Cercato on 12/04/2014

    The app is good and well designed, but must be improved with a scrollable widget. The developers are absent. On Twitter they promise "updates soon", but the app now seems to have been abandoned.

  • (66)

    by Jean Carlos Báez on 12/04/2014

    Great app. Would be better if I could change the notification sound. I barely notice the sounds.

  • (66)

    by Eric Stang on 12/04/2014

    Very cool app for Twitter but what's with the refresh limit exceeded warning? I refreshed like 5 times in my last session and then this warning came up and it said I couldn't refresh again for 11 minutes because I had exceeded my refresh limit? That's odd

  • (66)

    by John Goundry on 10/04/2014

    This is the best Twitter client I have ever used. This really is something quite special, even making Tweetbot look bad. The UX on this app is lush but it's still a bit buggy, I think techcrunch just named this the best Twitter app, competing with Twicca