Falcon Pro, the beautiful Twitter client born of Joaquim Verges' Falcon Widget, got an update today, bringing the app to version 1.5. Besides the usual bug fixes, this update brings several big enhancements, not the least of which being a completely new, completely appealing "light theme," which will switch your Twitter experience to a pleasing holo light look.


Besides that, the update brings multi-window support for capable Samsung Galaxy devices, and a new retweet interface with "retweet," "quote," and "via" options. Also making the list is a faster, "more stable" image upload, an enhanced double-tap action, and plenty of other fixes.

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Here's a full look at the update's change log:

What's in this version:

- * Brand New Sexy Light Theme *
- Multi Window support for Galaxy devices
- Better Retweet system, with 3 RT options
- Better image upload, faster and more stable
- Better double tap
- Fixed character count with urls
- Fixed new tweet button not appearing on search
- Fixed the fc on new tweet while on followers list
- Fixed rotation issue on new DM
- Little UI changes
+ Fixes

The developer also encourages users to vote for "upcoming features" here.

With today's update, a great Twitter client got even better. If you're already a fan of Falcon Pro, just grab the update. If you haven't given Falcon a spin, and want a well-designed, tablet-friendly Twitter client, hit the widget to grab the download.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://twitter.com/GitMuny Ciroc Obama

    This app is the closest to being a replacement for Twicca, but Twicca is still just better. They haven't done anything to it in years and it's still the best twitter app.

    • nawa

      but twicca (and plume and mostly everything else) looks like crap, though they have more functions. for me how the app looks means more than functions.

      • Raloc

        I barely use Twitter but I find myself opening this app all the time simply because of how great of an app it is.

      • http://twitter.com/GitMuny Ciroc Obama

        See I disagree I think Twicca looks just fine. Sure it isnt't OMG HOLO but it simple and focuses on the text of twitter which is why I'm there in the first place.

        • kik

          So basically all they need is to catch up feature-wise. Then they have them beat on all fronts. Seems easy enough.

      • s427

        Plume looks perfectly fine to me.

        Actually, I'd say that Falcon is a bit too much of everything, design-wise: too much blocks and border with shadows, too much use of the same "ultra-light" Roboto font (which looks really great if it's used sparingly, not so great when it's used almost everywhere), and the icons in the side menu are all stock android icons which weren't all meant to be used in that context (e.g. the icon for "followers" is the "forward" icon; for "timeline" it's the "device storage" icon, and so on). So I'm not sure I agree with all the praises the UI seem to receive.

        (Overall it's still a nice app, though.)

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    Any news if the widget is being merged soon. Need that.

  • Mapplegate

    Anyone else find that this version crashes when you open up someone's profile? It's happened every time I've tried.

  • Beppemi

    Nice client, But I still using stock Twitter app...