Tweetbot Developer Tapbots Launches 'Ivory' App for Mastodon

Tapbots, the company behind now-defunct Twitter client Tweetbot, today launched Ivory, an app that is designed to be used with the Mastodon social network.

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Available for the iPhone and the iPad, Ivory has been in testing with a limited number of beta testers since late November, but with Twitter officially ending API access for third-party Twitter apps, Tapbots accelerated development and opted to launch an early version of Ivory.

Ivory has a Tweetbot-like layout that will be immediately familiar to Tweetbot users, offering the same general interface with tabs for a home timeline view, mentions, notifications, profile, lists, and more. There's support for multiple accounts, content warnings, muting, and polls, along with bookmarks, trending posts, post statistics, gif access, and options to view local and federated timelines.

Ivory includes different theme and app icons like Tweetbot, and now that it is the sole social network that Tapbots is focusing on, improvements will be able to be implemented at a rapid pace. As of right now, the app is not as full featured as Tweetbot was, but there is a development roadmap available on the Tapbots website.

Profile editing, post editing, improved hashtags, improved notifications, and an improved navigation bar are all on the horizon.

Ivory is free to download, but all features can be unlocked for a $1.99 per month/$14.99 per year subscription fee. [Direct Link]

For those who have transitioned to Mastodon from Twitter, MacRumors has a Mastodon account where all of our stories are shared.

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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
19 months ago
Mastodon is on the rise! Happy to see so many people are transitioning over there for social media purposes.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deebinem Avatar
19 months ago

I got banned from Mastodon for posting my very first post, which makes no sense. There is no free speech there. Good luck, developers.
Pics or it didn't happen...

What did you post? What instance/server were you on?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
19 months ago

Facebook was only a teeny tiny competitor to MySpace when it started.
I don’t think Elon has to worry.

Mastodon is a hugbox just like Truth Social or Parler. I’m aware of the “oh it’s federated and totally unique!” argument, but in practice it’s just for people to create their own little ideological ghettos where nothing that challenges them is allowed.

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Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmckenzie Avatar
19 months ago

I got banned from Mastodon for posting my very first post, which makes no sense. There is no free speech there. Good luck, developers.
You can't be banned from Mastodon, you can be banned from a particular instance, if the mods decide you have violated their instance-specific terms of service.

More effective content moderation was one of the primary design goals of Mastodon, designed to cater to users who absolutely don't want to read posts from users with conflicting view points. That's just the history of the protocol.

In your case, maybe your first post was about how great Macs are, but you had signed up on an account from, who knows...
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DennisdeWit Avatar
19 months ago
Very happy with Ivory. It immediately feels like Tweetbot. I first was a bit ‘meh’ about Mastodon, but Ivory makes it feel a very big leap forward. So I decided to pay the 18 EUR a year. The guys deserve it.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
supremedesigner Avatar
19 months ago
I got banned from Mastodon for posting my very first post, which makes no sense. There is no free speech there. Good luck, developers.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)