carbon-for-android

With the official Twitter app just not up to par and most other Twitter clients full of bugs, is there really any way to comfortably use Twitter on your android phone? Well before yesterday there wasn’t but now there’s Carbon. Carbon is a beautiful Twitter client that is a Twitter user’s dream. Sure there might be a bug or two but this a newly released app who’s developer has promised to keep it updated. Now let’s dive into Carbon and see what makes it great and what makes it not so great.

Appearance: The app uses a gorgeous dark theme that really makes the app look great. Everything also runs super smooth, scrolling through your timeline is the smoothest scrolling iv’e ever seen in an Android app. Not only is everything smooth but the app also does a great job of keeping everything looking simple and your screen is not clustered with a bunch of nonsense. Smooth, gorgeous and simple sums up this app’s appearance.

Ease of Use: Most Twitter clients have a bit of a learning curve to them with special gestures, weird buttons and extra features that just put them over the top and frankly make them too complicated. This app has all the nice features that you will actually use and makes them all easily accessible. For instance, you can view your timeline, mentions and direct messages all by swiping to the left. It makes viewing the important things very easy without a pointless gesture. There is also a very convenient menu button built into the bottom of the app which upon tapping brings up a menu that lets you access your favorited tweets, lists, whats trending, search, filters and settings. Its all easy to access and very easy to use and it makes it a joy to use.

The not so Great: I instantly loved everything about Carbon, well almost everything. There is one thing that upset me about the app, it’s lack of a widget. I personally always like to have a Twitter widget but that’s just me. Needless to say I think that any social media app should have a widget included but I guarantee that one will be included with a later update. Speaking of later updates there is one more thing you should no about this app, no tablet support. Yep all you Nexus 7 owners out there you heard me correctly. But don’t fret as the developer has promised to bring tablet support with a later update.

Overall: Carbon is by far the best way to use Twitter on your Android device and looks good while doing so. Sure there isn’t a widget or tablet support but they will both be here soon so what you can do now is go download Carbon on your Android phone and enjoy it while we wait for those things and I don’t think we’ll have to wait long.

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry