Tapbots today launched its long-awaited Tweetbot 4 update, which brings a slew of important changes to the popular Twitter client. Most notably, today's update expands support to the iPad, making Tweetbot 4 a universal app for the first time and bringing an updated look to the tablet version of the app.

tweetbotforipad

Tweetbot 4 on iPad, landscape mode

Tweetbot for the iPad has not been updated since June of 2014 and it was never given a refreshed look in line with the design updates introduced in iOS 7, so today's new iPad app is a welcome change. On the iPad, Tweetbot 4 includes the same clean design that was introduced on the iPhone with Tweetbot 3. Tweetbot 4 includes support for Apple's newest operating system, iOS 9, and it works with the split-screen multitasking feature on Apple's newer iPads.

tweetbotsplitscreenmultitasking

Tweetbot 4 split-screen multitasking

For the first time, Tweetbot 4 introduces a landscape view that's available on the iPad and the iPhone. In landscape mode on the iPhone 6/6s Plus or iPad, the app is able to display two windows side-by-side, so users can watch their timelines and another section like mentions or lists at the same time.

tweetbotlandscapeiphone6splus
Tweetbot 4's new landscape mode on the iPhone 6s Plus

Feature wise, the new Tweetbot includes a Statistics and Activity View. The Activity View displays Twitter's feed of recent follows, comments, and retweets, while the Statistics View gives a daily overview of retweets, follows, and favorites, all displayed on a graph.

tweetbotstatsandactivity

New Activity and Statistics Views

Enjoy keeping track of how popular your tweets are or how many new followers you get each day? Fall in love with the new Statistics view. Watch your tweets get faved and retweeted in real time (on a WiFi network), and see your daily global activity graph grow over the last 7 days. See all of the recent activity happening on your account in real time on the Activity view. Watch people follow, mention, retweet, fave, and quote you live.

Mute filters have been improved in this version of the app, and there's support for Quick Reply from Notifications. It's now possible to mute keywords, hashtags, and clients directly from the dedicated mute section, and there are options for setting a specific length of time for the mute and toggling whether it affects mentions, searches, and lists.

Profiles have been redesigned to be more streamlined, and the user interface has a tweaked look that updates the colors and includes a redesigned Tweet window. Along with this, Tapbots has also included several under-the-hood optimizations that are designed to make Tweetbot 4 run better.

tweetbot4newdesign

Redesigned look for the user interface

Tweetbot 4 is a new app that's priced at $4.99 for all users, new and old. The $4.99 price is a limited time offer to celebrate launch, after which the price will go up to $9.99. Previous Twitter users who purchased Tweetbot 3 will continue to be able to get Tweetbot 4 for $4.99 even after the launch sale has ended via a bundle discount that Tapbots is offering. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

ericg301 Avatar
79 months ago
I already bought this app and they wanna charge me another $4.99 for the update? No way.
That's like saying I bought a Pumpkin Spice Latte two years ago and want a free refill.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
79 months ago
The guys at Tapbots lost me a long time ago when they just simply stopped updating their apps. Now I guess they are all in on Tweetbot... no thanks. Same old. They wait a long time to update an app just so they can call it a "major" version and charge you again. Pathetic. I'll never buy another app from these guys, and I've had almost all of their apps including Tweetbot (for Mac).
Yes, how dare they make anything but free upgrade for life! Don't they realize that I don't want to skip a cup of cappuccino to buy this app?! </s>
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
furi0usbee Avatar
79 months ago
The guys at Tapbots lost me a long time ago when they just simply stopped updating their apps. Now I guess they are all in on Tweetbot... no thanks. Same old. They wait a long time to update an app just so they can call it a "major" version and charge you again. Pathetic. I'll never buy another app from these guys, and I've had almost all of their apps including Tweetbot (for Mac).

Ugh I have to pay AGAIN to upgrade?! (coming from 2-->3-->4?)

*pays the $5 anyways*
They have this down. Never give regular updates, then bring out the new *major* version, charge. Repeat and repeat.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Paradoxally Avatar
79 months ago
I used to be a huge fan of tweetbot, but their contrast seems completely insane to me. Its great for seeing who tweeted, but terrible for reading actual tweets.
That's what the dark mode is for. Stark white is horrendous.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SandboxGeneral Avatar
79 months ago
Finally! The long awaited iPad (universal) update. Already bought and installed and it looks great.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleInLVX Avatar
79 months ago
Instabuy. Still the only Twitter experience I like.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

studio buds family

Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

Monday June 14, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods...
affinity designer contour tool

Serif Updates Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher With New Tools and Functions

Thursday February 4, 2021 1:58 am PST by
Serif today announced across-the-board updates for its popular suite of Affinity creative apps, including Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and the Apple award-winning Affinity Publisher for Mac, all of which were among the first professional creative suites to be optimized for Apple's new M1 chip. "After another year which saw record numbers of people switching to Affinity, it's exciting to...
maxresdefault

Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak Discuss iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, Privacy, Shortcuts on Mac, and More

Saturday June 12, 2021 6:12 am PDT by
As is tradition, Apple executives Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak joined Daring Fireball's John Gruber in an episode of The Talk Show to discuss several announcements that Apple made over this weeks WWDC, including iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and a large focus around privacy. Federighi kicks off the conversation discussing the common architecture, now thanks to Apple silicon, across all of...
M1X MBP Feature

Leaker: Upcoming MacBook Pro to See Price Hike Over Current Model, Equal Performance Across 14 and 16-Inch Sizes

Tuesday August 24, 2021 5:28 am PDT by
The upcoming 14-inch MacBook Pro is set to be more expensive than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro and both the 14 and 16-inch models will offer the same performance, according to the leaker known as "Dylandkt." The leaker shared the information on Twitter, explaining that both of the upcoming MacBook Pro models, expected to come in 14 and 16-inch sizes, will feature the same performance due...
youtube apple tv

YouTube Discontinuing 3rd-Generation Apple TV App, AirPlay Still Available

Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:09 pm PST by
YouTube is planning to stop supporting its YouTube app on the third-generation Apple TV models, where YouTube has long been available as a channel option. A 9to5Mac reader received a message about the upcoming app discontinuation, which is set to take place in March.Starting early March, the YouTube app will no longer be available on Apple TV (3rd generation). You can still watch YouTube on...
General Apps Messages

Android iMessage Competitor Puts Pressure on Apple

Friday July 30, 2021 3:15 am PDT by
Google and the three major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, will all support a new communications protocol on Android smartphones starting in 2022, a move that puts pressure on Apple to adopt a new cross-platform messaging standard and may present a challenge to iMessage. Verizon recently announced that it is planning to adopt Messages by Google as its default messaging...
YouTube Picture in Picture Feature

YouTube Premium Subscribers Can Now Use iOS Picture-in-Picture: Here's How

Wednesday August 25, 2021 3:55 am PDT by
Google has rolled out picture-in-picture support as an "experimental" feature for YouTube premium subscribers, allowing them to watch video in a small window when the app is closed. If you're a premium YouTube subscriber looking to try out picture-in-picture, follow these steps: Launch a web browser and sign into your YouTube account at YouTube.com. Navigate to www.youtube.com/new. Scroll...
iPhone 13 Dummy Thumbnail 2

Kuo: iPhone 13 to Feature LEO Satellite Communications to Make Calls and Texts Without Cellular Coverage

Sunday August 29, 2021 7:39 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 will feature low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity to allow users to make calls and send messages in areas without 4G or 5G coverage, according to the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Kuo explained that the iPhone 13 lineup will feature hardware that is able to connect to LEO satellites. If enabled with the relevant...
twitterqrcode

Twitter Introduces QR Codes for Sharing and Following Accounts

Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:13 pm PST by
Twitter today introduced Snapchat-style QR codes, which are designed to make it easier to find and follow friends on the social network. Each Twitter QR code is unique to an individual Twitter user, so when scanned, it'll bring up the person's account. To access your Twitter QR code, you'll need the official Twitter app for iOS. In the app, go to your profile, tap on the gear icon, and select...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Monterey to Developers

Monday August 30, 2021 1:11 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the sixth developer beta of macOS Monterey, the newest version of the macOS operating system. The sixth beta comes three weeks after Apple released the fifth macOS Monterey beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in...