Popular iOS Twitter Client Tweetbot 4 Gets First Discount of 2017, Dropping From $10 to $5
Oct 6, 2017 11:52 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Tweetbot is one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients, and this week developer Tapbots has dropped the price of the latest version of the app -- Tweetbot 4 -- by 50 percent, from $9.99 to $4.99. The last time a similar price drop happened was December 2016, so the app had yet to see a discount throughout 2017.

It's not clear how long the discount will last, but given the length of previous sales (around 4-5 days), it should stick around until October 7-8.


The app lets you mute tweets by hashtags, users, sources, or keywords, includes an automatic night mode that turns on or off depending on the brightness of your iPhone's screen, and has basic Twitter features like direct messages and lists. Tweetbot 4 also retains Twitter's old reverse chronological timeline order, and doesn't surface cards that suggest Tweets you may have missed or that you might like.

Additionally today, Fry's has marked down BeatsX Earphones to a notable low of $94, in comparison to the traditional retail price of $150. You can purchase the earphones in Grey, Blue, White, and Black, and the discount will appear once the item is placed in your cart. This deal ends tomorrow, October 7.


Nodus has a discount on iPhone X cases, offering 10 percent off the Access Case and Shell Case when you pre-order each accessory ahead of their respective late October and early November delivery estimates. The Access Case is a leather portfolio case with room for credit cards, while the Shell Case lets you attach your iPhone to any surface using the included micro dock accessory.

We just launched our new giveaway for the week as well, so head here for a chance to win a TS3 Thunderbolt Station 3 dock from CalDigit. For more of this week's deals, including a one-day-only discount on the UE MEGABOOM right now at Best Buy, be sure to head over to our Deals Roundup.

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13 months ago
probably preparing for Tweetbot 5 with notch support
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago

A Twitter app that had cost 10$?!?

And worth every cent.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

A Twitter app that had cost 10$?!?


Think of it, if nothing else, as a small price to pay to get rid of the ads.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

I'll stick with Twitteriffic. I'd rather not pay 10$ every few years for a new version.

Disclaimer: I spent a LOT of money on Apps. Over $500+ over Android, iOS, Windows and Windows Phone.

I was skeptical about paying for the updates as well, but now I can't see how I'd ever go back. Especially with syncing my timelines between Mac/iOS, the insane list of mute filters I've accumulated, and the dark mode/iPhone brightness feature.

The one major thing I want from Tweetbot next is GIF support in replies and a better search function. When I want to find someone specific but don't know their handle, I usually have to jump over to Twitter's main app because it has better suggestions and makes that part easier imo.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

I was skeptical about paying for the updates as well, but now I can't see how I'd ever go back. Especially with syncing my timelines between Mac/iOS, the insane list of mute filters I've accumulated, and the dark mode/iPhone brightness feature.

The one major thing I want from Tweetbot next is GIF support in replies and a better search function. When I want to find someone specific but don't know their handle, I usually have to jump over to Twitter's main app because it has better suggestions and makes that part easier imo.


Ditto this. Search is the biggest reason I still use Twitter.app over Tweetbot. Especially auto-complete search. I find myself searching Twitter almost as much as Google.

At this point I mainly use Tweetbot on my iPad, for the streaming timeline. Perfect for a 2nd screen experience watching sports or a breaking news story. Even though Twitter has become more developer-friendly in recent years, there's still too many private APIs for 3rd party clients to maintain feature parity.
Rating: 2 Votes
13 months ago

Been using Tweetbot for years as well now. Initially moved because of the chronological timeline. Now I love how all clients (iPhone, iPad and Mac) keep the timeline in sync.

Genuinely curious as I haven't used the official app for a while - does it have the ability to keep the timeline chronological and free of ads? Timeline sync at all?


you can keep it chronological. no add free option
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago

FYI — many of the features missing in Tweetbot are the result of Twitter withholding features from 3rd party devs, not laziness.


No but they're lazy too.
Rating: 1 Votes
12 months ago
Regardless of what some people think, I think Tweetbot is worth every penny. I check Twitter multiple times a day and I'm not a fan of the official Twitter app. I have been using Tweetbot for years now and will continue to do so, unless Tapbots goes under (and I hope they don't).

It's really a shame Twitter limits third party API's.
Rating: 1 Votes
13 months ago
Hopefully this means tweetbot 5 is coming soon. I skipped 4 and am still using 3
Rating: 1 Votes
12 months ago

A Twitter app that had cost 10$?!?


I got it at launch for $5.

And worth every cent.


Now, I disagree entirely.

Still the best client.


Now, I disagree entirely.

Think of it, if nothing else, as a small price to pay to get rid of the ads.


I honestly don't find the single, clearly marked as Promoted, ad to be that big of a deal. And if one ad per time that I load the client is the price to pay to keep the service in business, I'll scroll past that one, single, clearly marked ad.
Rating: 1 Votes

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