Talon debuted just a few weeks ago and has already become one of the best Twitter clients available on Android. There is even a beta program where the developer is testing out new features with frequent updates. Now that the bugs have been worked out in the beta, version 1.3 has gone live for everyone, and it's packing plenty of new features and improvements.

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Here's the full changelog from the Kinker Apps site – it's a huge list.

  • TweetMarker support
  • TwitLonger support
  • Upload with TwitPic
  • Much better handling of user searches
  • Added share and quote button to the in-line expansions on tweets
  • Add color to the retweet and favorite buttons so you can better distinguish your actions on a tweet
  • Live streamed tweets will be automatically loaded when you are at the top of the timeline
  • Higher quality Instagram, TwitPic, and Imgur pictures
  • Remove retweets by long pressing the retweet button
  • Pull to refresh on searched trends
  • Don’t show YouTube in pictures timeline
  • Better feedback for when you retweet or favorite a status
  • Much better support for auto-trimming the databases
  • Added size 30 font
  • Mark direct messages and mentions as read when the notification is dismissed
  • Better handling of retweets when viewing the tweet
  • Reply to your own tweets
  • Share individual links in a tweet using the “Share Link” button in the overflow menu when viewing a tweet
  • View your current account on the talon pull notification if you have more than one
  • Workaround under advanced settings for if your timeline jumped down a spot after a refresh
  • Better stability
  • Tons of bug fixes
  • Updated translations
  • Probably some other small stuff I forgot about as well

One of the more notable changes here is the included support for TwitPic as opposed to the Twitter hosting service – people love choice. All those pictures should also look better in the timeline with improved rendering quality too. TweetMarker and TwitLonger are also on board and can be activated in the settings. Also newly added is URL shortening, which was an odd omission in the last few versions. This is becoming a very full-featured Twitter client, but you have to wonder how long it can go on before it runs through all its Twitter tokens.

[Klinker Apps]