Carbon for Android hits version 2 with overhauled interface, lots of new features

The third party Twitter client is a dying breed, but no one told Dots & Lines, the team behind the popular Carbon client.

Now at version 2, Carbon for Twitter hits Android 4.0+ devices with a slick new interface, all black and chrome and smooth, and a number of interesting features that will appease power users.

While Carbon has lessened the prevalence of flashy animations that turned off some users of the first version, the app is no less stylized in its newest incarnation. Big photos populate the timeline, and there are a number of gestures, such as swiping up with two fingers to navigate to the top, that make using the app much easier.

There’s also a new menu that is swiped in from the right side of the screen that lets users quickly switch to lists or favourites. A Do Not Disturb mode complements more granular notification controls, but there are still no push notifications; users can choose to check for mentions or DMs every few minutes.

Carbon is free, with no ads and no in-app purchases, and is a great alternative to the official Twitter app.

[source]Google Play[/source]