Tapbots Launches Tweetbot 3 with iOS 7 Redesign

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:31 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Tapbots today launched Tweetbot 3, which is a paid upgrade to its existing Tweetbot for iOS application. The app has been completely redesigned for iOS 7, incorporating a new look, new gestures, and new animations.

As with most apps designed for iOS 7, Tweetbot has taken on a simpler design that includes ample amounts of white space, with new round avatar photos. Though Tweetbot continues to offer many of the same features like muting and iCloud DMs, the app has an entirely new feel due to its revamped gestures and animations. Tapping on a Tweet to open the options drawer now works faster, and swipe gestures, which previously opened Tweet details and conversations have been simplified.

- Completely redesigned from the ground up for iOS7. 

- Native Push Notifications. 

- Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. Mute services, hashtags, people, and even keywords (regex included).

- Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters between iPhone, iPad, and the Mac via iCloud or Tweetmarker. 

- Customizable Navigation. The last 2 tabs are customizable and unused tabs are easily accessible. 

- Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp, Droplr, and more. 

- Save drafts, add locations and POI's, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.
Because Tapbots is allotted a limited number of tokens by Twitter, the company has decided to make Tweetbot 3 a paid upgrade. Both new and existing users will need to pay $2.99 to purchase the app, but pricing will be increased to $4.99 after an introductory period. A revamped Tweetbot for the iPad is still in the works, and the existing Tweetbot app has been removed from the App Store.

Tweetbot 3 can be downloaded from the App Store for $2.99. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 14 months ago

I wish apps didn't charge for an update. I understand games charging for an update, but apps like this? Alien Blue, a reddit app, was a one time buy. It is fully supported by a great dev. I wish more companies did that.

So you expect to pay $3 one time and get free updates for life? This is their job. The one bad thing that apps brought about is this idiotic assumption that you pay someone who has done months of hard-work the same cost of 3 cheeseburgers, and expect free support and updates forever. Go away.
Rating: 19 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

I wish apps didn't charge for an update. I understand games charging for an update, but apps like this? Alien Blue, a reddit app, was a one time buy. It is fully supported by a great dev. I wish more companies did that.

It's not an update, it's been completely re-written.

That requires work, lots of it. Lots of work requires lots of time which costs money.

People have to get paid.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

I'll try a "cracked" version before deciding to pay for it again. When devs force you to pay twice for the same app (aka the older version is still functional), you gotta wonder if the upgrade is really that worth it. That being said, it probably is, but I'm not paying head-first. I've been with echofon for a while now and if tweetbot 3 fails to convince me (unlikely), I'll just stay on that.

You're just the worst.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Second for companies screwing their customers.

inb4 "paid upgrades are ok".
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Read the article before bitching about the paid upgrade. It's the same reason that the OS X app is expensive - Twitter impose stupidly strict limits on how many users third party clients can have. If the app was free, that limit would be hit very quickly indeed.

Twitter should be the recipient of your ire, not Tapbots.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
I have no issues throwing $3 their way. If they ask for another $20 for the Mac desktop version, then I'll have a change of heart.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

And what if I buy an app and don't like it?

Then you are out $3. I can't imagine what your life must be like once that happens!
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
I used to love Tapbots, I think I have purchased all of their apps. But many of them are now abandoned (for example, Calcbot STILL has no 4" sreen support). The same story with other apps. Ridiculous. :mad:
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

Cool. The new app is only half the size of the old one.

Image (http://www.dropbox.com/s/bsr81719kgen8fj/Screenshot%202013-10-24%2021.04.00.png)

That's not surprising, there aren't any textures anymore.

You're going to pay for it every year, effectively it's renting software (even) if you want bug fixes - since they've pulled the old version from the App Store already.

To my knowledge, this is the first paid upgrade since Tweetbot was released. So, no, not every year.

And if it is $3 every year, so what? I use it every day. It's more than worth that price.

The alternative is that Tweetbot development is no longer financially viable for the developer so it has to be abandoned. That would be far worse.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

Do you eat the food at a restaurant and only pay for that food if it meets your apparently lofty standards?

Do you buy any random album before listening to it?
Rating: 4 Votes

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