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Talon was one of the more attractive and full featured Twitter clients available right out of the gate, and it has been getting updates frequently ever since. Today it's being updated with support for multiple images, kind of like the official client is going to do soon. That's just the start, though.

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Here's the full changelog for version 2.2.3 – it's a big one.

  • [New] Full screen layout option
  • [New] Pre-cache images option
  • [New] Draft system for multiple drafts
  • [New] Plain text browser option
  • [New] Tweet multiple images
  • [New] Pictures in DM's with TwitPic
  • [Improved] Notification while tweeting
  • [Improved] Cache and image loading
  • [Improved] Style changes for UI
  • [Fix] Some problems with uploading photos
  • [Fix] Toast bar sticking
  • [Fix] Max tweets to download
  • [Fix] Image rotation when tweeting
  • [Fix] Bug/crashes

Twitter just added the ability to tweet multiple images with a single link several weeks ago, but Talon isn't using that system. Since Twitter's API apparently doesn't include support for third-parties to do the same thing (right now), Talon defaults to Twit-pic when you add more than one image.

The full-screen layout is also a welcome change if you want to reclaim a little screen real estate. It requires a quick trip into the settings and a restart to enable, though. The update should be live for all, so hit up the Play Store and get it.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    The full screen feature is a very nice inclusion. It always irked me a little how the regular Talon layout only used 3/4ths of the width for text. Definitely my favorite Twitter client now.

    • Crispin Swickard

      How is it enabled? I wasn't finding an option, and gone through the setting menu twice.

      • TheFirstUniverseKing

        Settings > UI Settings > Layout > Full Screen

        It's literally the first option in the settings menu. :p

        • Crispin Swickard

          I see the problem. The layout option isn't available with either add-on themes, or the one I have at the moment. I hope that gets worked out. Thanks sorta. lol

          • Luke Klinker

            The full screen replaces the add on theme you have. It is a new layout itselfitself, there isn't anything to work out with it lol

          • Crispin Swickard

            Well I am more referring to the add-on theme than anything. Other than the orange, and the persistent sidebar of Talon on a tablet I am very much a fan of your apps. Unless this would sort out the sidebar thing also... Anyway. Keep up the good work. :)

            Hope to see a couple more settings from sliding work their way over to Evolve, but Its almost perfect now.

  • kesey

    Worth checking out if you're using Falcon Pro?

    • JoeBob

      Absolutely! I jumped from Falcon Pro to Talon a few months ago and haven't regretted a thing! Such a nice, clean interface. Updates are consistent and regular.

      • Raymie Humbert

        What's the biggest improvement from Falcon to Talon?

        • TheFirstUniverseKing

          Themes, full-screen images within timeline (when using full-screen mode or certain add-on themes), plus if you have Talon Pull on, you can open a Talon pop-up from the notification menu. There are a bunch of little tweaks like that that make it a better client than Falcon Pro. And this is coming from someone who used to be a hardcore Falcon fan. That client hasn't aged well. I tried it out yesterday after not using it for months and was surprised at how dated it felt, both from a UI and feature standpoint.

          Give Talon a try. Refund it within 15 minutes if you don't like it (but you'll probably need to use it longer than 15 minutes to REALLY get familiar with it).

          • ddpacino

            What he^ and JoeBob said above. Used to be a Falcon fan myself, but Talon is definitely better than that.

          • kesey

            Thanks for the response. I purchased the app, swiped around a bit and then realized it didn't have TweetMarker support. Yikes. That makes it a non-started for me, since I use Twitter across multiple devices. Loved the design though.

          • Jeff Miller

            Advanced settings/TweetMarker

          • kesey

            Thanks Jeff, I totally missed that. I'm back on-board :)

    • Nick

      I just switched to this app from Falcon Pro and now I realize how much Falcon Pro is missing. Talon is fast and streamlined with a ton of customization options.

      • _artem_

        Try Fenix, it's free (guess for now as it's in beta, gets updates and improvements almost every day)
        https://plus.google.com/communities/112511020902076533465
        Join this community then join beta test and install the app

        • ThePacha

          I i'm using Fenix, the app speed is awesome, and also how fast the tweets and images are loaded is pretty interesting. Good option also.

  • Segroukin

    Just bought it and I must say it's been worth every penny.

  • Wilson Lim

    this is my favorite Twitter client ever! the only thing missing is really just Push Notifications (but what can third party do to Twitter's iron fist)

  • _artem_

    Yesterday bought it and I must say it isn't worth a penny.
    Get no notifications however everything is set to live stream, talon pull shows zero tweets, tap on it pull to refresh - oh I had over 10 tweets in the last hour or two. Sometimes talon pull shows tweets, but there are more when I manually refresh the timeline. Stop, popup, tweet buttons on talon pull in notifications do absolutely nothing, absolutely no notifications of new tweets however led, vibration, sound and even wake screen are activated, it just does none of this 4 notification methods. Set it to automatically refresh every 5 mins instead of live stream - it still doesn't show any notification, when I manually refresh timeline there are tons of new tweets. Falcon pro and fenix work as they should but this one doesn't work, I can only refresh it manually. Fenix let's me hide and rearrange stuff like dm, lists, discover (I don't need that crap at all) but here all the unneeded stuff is always shown and there is no way to hide it

  • Nick Klenchik

    They don't have a trial do they?

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