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HootSuite for Android balances heavy features and light loading times [Video app review]

March 10, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Lifestyle

HootSuite for Android balances heavy features and light loading times [Video app review]

Swift was my favorite Android Twitter app last fall, mainly because it was among the fastest and easiest to navigate. However, I needed multiple account support to make it my full-time choice. Swift’s developer, Sebastian Delmont, has since added multiple accounts and a long list of other features to Swift – only he’s done it under the HootSuite banner.

HootSuite is a popular desktop and iPhone client that’s designed as an advanced Twitter for professionals. HootSuite for Android fits that bill by providing support for multiple accounts, swiping to new content streams, Twitter lists, and stats for certain links. Delmont took the core benefits of Swift – speed and minimal UI elements – to create an app that strikes a better balance between features and quickness.

Below is a video review detailing the interface and features of HootSuite. The app is available for $1.99 for the paid version, and a lite version with fewer features is free.

Cons: Some users report that HootSuite triggers Wi-Fi against their wills. I haven’t experienced this, however I have found that the app annoying continues to send notifications despite my constant attempts to turn off background notifications in order to save battery life.

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