05
Apr
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Android, as a platform, has an advantage in that apps designed for phones scale to tablets dynamically, so many are functional without a proper tablet interface. The disadvantage? Some developers take their sweet time making said tablet interfaces. Twitter, for example, is still a giant, stretched-out version of the phone app. Enter Plume, an app that sticks much more closely to the ICS design style guide.

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While adhering to the style guide may not always be enough to make an app great, Plume provides a highly-customizable UI that makes use of the best parts of Android's new design elements. What's most striking is how similar to the official Twitter app Plume is. Separate panels for the timeline, mentions, etc. are all laid out horizontally, and the app even includes the pull-down-to-refresh, and swipe gesture for more options for interacting with tweets.

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Where Plume differs from the official Twitter app, however, is its brand new tablet interface. Multiple simultaneous panels seems like something that should be pretty easily implemented by most apps, but unfortunately, we've yet to see this from Twitter. At least Plume isn't slacking off. You can grab Plume (formerly Touiteur) from the Play Store right now.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://yash1229.wordpress.com Yash Bhatia

    Also, no ads!! :D

  • Kree

    man i havent used plume in a while, put i will def be checking it out again.

  • DOUG KLIMAH

    I havent used it in awhile either. The reason I stopped using it was b/c the alerts werent showing up. Very strange.

  • Chris Anderson

    I've been using Plume on my HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S2, and Toshiba Thrive Tablet for a while now. Absolutely flawless app when it comes to the way it handles Twitter. No matter what Twitter app I try on these devices, I always go back to Plume. Give it a shot!

  • http://rmathur.com Rohan

    Its still not extremely ICS like (or at least, not as much as, say, Boid)
    But its still amazing, I have had it for my Touchpad because of its 3 pane layout and nothing beats it.

  • Michael

    2nd and 3rd image is old theme

  • http://menteinconexa.blogspot.com Sargate

    It has push notifications? I only use the official one for that reason, or there is any other one that has push notifications. [Boid is also very good one, wtihout push :( ]

  • Kev

    It is missing a 'jump to top' function....I'm sure it used to have this on an older version of Plume.

    Frustrating when you have not checked for a day or two and you've got to scroll through loads of messages.

    • Matt

      Press the column header (like "Timeline") and it will jump to top. The original update didn't include this functionality, but it was patched maybe last week to include it (so you may need to update if you haven't already)

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