tweetbotTweetbot, a popular alternative to the Twitter app, was today updated to version 5.2 on iPhone and iPad, an update that adds trackpad support and a few other features.

With trackpad support, Tweetbot is compatible with ‌iPad‌ cases like the Magic Keyboard or the Folio Touch from Logitech, or standalone mice and trackpad options. Many of the trackpad features worked before, but with the update, Tweetbot supports gestures in the Tweetbot timeline and introduces pointer support for many of the icons in the app.

A two finger swipe on a tweet in the timeline to the right opens up a reply interface, while a two finger swipe to the left shows a tweet's details.

Along with trackpad support, today's Tweetbot update adds support for opening links in the Opera, Edge, and DuckDuckGo browsers, and there's now an option to open universal links in the apps that support them.

Tweetbot for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

techpr Avatar
9 months ago
Tweetbot is why I still use and enjoy Twitter.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayhawk11 Avatar
9 months ago
I still really respect the Tapbots team for what they've done historically for iOS development, but man it really feels like they've been phoning it in the last few years.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrfr Avatar
9 months ago

I still really respect the Tapbots team for what they've done historically for iOS development, but man it really feels like they've been phoning it in the last few years.
I don't disagree on these points but Twitter clients are really a dead end product because of all the limitations that Twitter puts on these 3rd party apps.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
soloer Avatar
9 months ago

The best thing to do is delete your Twitter account (as well as Facebook, LinkedIn and all other social media) and not look back. Social media is life-stealing, time-wasting trash.
Aren’t forums a form of social media?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacBH928 Avatar
9 months ago
few things I prefer in official App over Tweetbot:

* Type few letters and twitter suggest for you what you are looking for, live search. Tweetbot you have to search exact terms
* O-App has stats on the tweet in the timeline, TB you have to swipe left for it
* clicking on a tweeting will take you to the replies, tweetbot gives you options for the tweet
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Supermacguy Avatar
9 months ago
Why does the icon/bird look so angry? Why can't it be happy?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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