Following several months of development, Tapbots today released Tweetbot 2 for Mac with a major visual overhaul inspired by the flat design of OS X Yosemite and more consistent with the iPhone version of the Twitter client. Tweetbot 2 for Mac is available as a free update through the Mac App Store for existing Tweetbot users and has been discounted to $12.99 from its regular $19.99 price for the first time ever.

Tweetbot 2 vs Tweetbot Mac

Tweetbot 2 for Mac (left) compared to original Tweetbot for Mac (right)

The major visual changes in Tweetbot 2 for Mac include flatter tabs and controls, redesigned user profiles with a new "Recent Photos" section, a new iOS-like user interface when clicking on or viewing the details of individual tweets, circular profile photos, profile photos for retweets and iMessage-like chat bubbles for direct messages. Overall, the software has a more simplified and clean appearance.

Tweetbot 2 for Mac also features a new timeline search option, verified account badges and improved list organization. There is a new three-pane toggle in the bottom-left corner that makes it much more convenient to open lists in a new window or column, view all of your lists or search Twitter. A list can easily be removed or detached into a separate window by right clicking its title bar at the top.

Tweetbot 2 Mac
My first impressions of Tweetbot 2 are overwhelmingly positive, as the updated Twitter client has provided a faster and more fluid experience during my testing. The original version of Tweetbot for Mac would occasionally crash on me, and resizing the app would sometimes result in choppiness or lag, but I have not been able to reproduce either of those issues using Tweetbot 2.

Tweetbot for Mac is on sale for $12.99 on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

danmcq Avatar
91 months ago
They need to update their iPad app.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redsoxunixgeek Avatar
91 months ago
The best Twitter client ever. Awesome for Multiple Accounts, the RegEx filtering in the App is amazing, and it is just a slick product. They might not be the fastest when it comes to kicking out their code, but they do a damn good job with the products they release.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BeSweeet Avatar
91 months ago
Pretty underwhelming update IMO, especially given how long it took to release. Remember the new version of Tweetbot for iPad? Neither do I.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
J@ffa Avatar
91 months ago
It's a free update!? Yay! Definitely would've paid for it. Fingers crossed an iPad version isn't too far behind.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
91 months ago
I use TweetDeck and it's free. $13 lol.
That or the stock twitter app would probably suffice if you are a very basic twitter user, IMO.

But I hate ads, and I think developers should get paid for good work. I think Twitter really screwed developers over with their limited tokens system, I really like the tweetbot app on my iPhone, and I want the company to continue supporting it for the iPad as well.

So...app purchased.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hobsgrg Avatar
91 months ago
Still overpriced
Unfortunately the developers need to charge a relatively large amount because Twitter screwed over third party developers with limited tokens. This means there is only a limited number of users they can sell it to, so instead of 1,000 users paying $2 it is much better for them to have 100 users paying $20.

The developers are awesome, it is way better than the official app and it means no ads so it is worth it if you value quality over cost.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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