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Tweetbot for iOS Gains Expanded Trackpad Support

Wednesday August 12, 2020 9:45 am PDT by
Tweetbot, 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 for iOS Gains Support for New 11 and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Models

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:12 pm PST by
Tapbots today updated popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot to version 5.0.5, adding support for Apple's newly announced iPad Pro models. On the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, the updated Tweetbot app will no longer display black bars at the top and bottom, as demonstrated in the screenshot below. It's a much nicer viewing experience on Apple's newest tablets, with Tweetbot able to take...

Tweetbot 5 for iOS Now Available With Refreshed Look, Dark Mode, and GIPHY Support

Thursday October 18, 2018 10:51 am PDT by
The newest version of the popular Tweetbot Twitter app for iOS devices launched this morning, introducing a revamped look for the app along with several new features. Tweetbot 5's new look better matches the redesigned Mac version of Tweetbot that was introduced back in May, with redesigned profiles, tweet status details, timeline, and more. The app also adopts the new Tweetbot app logo that...

Twitter Explains API Changes to Employees as Limits for Third-Party Apps Go Live

Thursday August 16, 2018 11:10 am PDT by
Twitter's API changes went live today, disabling key features for third-party apps like Tweetbot and Twitterific. The new API removes timeline streaming, preventing third-party apps from refreshing timelines automatically, and it limits push notifications and other features. Twitter is also charging exorbitant fees for access to its new activity APIs, with access starting at $2,899 per month...

Tweetbot Removes Timeline Streaming, Activity and Stats Tab, and Push Notifications for Some Features Ahead of Twitter Changes [Updated]

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:48 pm PDT by
Ahead of upcoming Twitter changes set to be implemented tomorrow, Tapbots has released an updated version of its Tweetbot app for iOS devices, removing several features that have been present in the app for years. Timeline streaming over Wi-Fi has been disabled, which means Twitter timelines will refresh every one to two minutes instead of as new tweets come in. We've been using the Tweetbot...

Tapbots Launches Tweetbot 3 for Mac With Redesigned Interface, New Features

Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:30 am PDT by
Tapbots is today launching Tweetbot 3, a new and updated version of its popular Tweetbot for Mac app. Tweetbot 3 features a revamped interface that was rewritten from the ground up for the Mac. Compared to Tweetbot 2, the new app features a cleaner interface with more white space, persistent icons for replying, retweeting, liking, profile options, and more, and an overall cleaner look....

Upcoming Twitter Changes to Disable Key Features in Third-Party Apps [Updated]

Friday April 6, 2018 10:05 am PDT by
Twitter is making changes to its API on June 19, and third-party Twitter clients are worried about the impact and Twitter's lack of communication about the issue. The developers behind popular third-party Twitter apps that include Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings today teamed up to warn users about the upcoming changes and to hopefully spur Twitter to action. On June 19,...

Tweetbot for iOS Gains Support for New 280-Character Tweet Limit [Update: Mac App Too]

Wednesday November 8, 2017 10:07 am PST by
Just a day after Twitter officially rolled out support for its new 280-character limit for tweets, popular third-party Twitter client Tweetbot has been updated with support for the new feature. Tweetbot users who have Tweetbot for iOS installed will now be able to take full advantage of the new character limit once the app update has been installed. Tweetbot has not yet updated Tweetbot for...

Popular iOS Twitter Client Tweetbot 4 Gets First Discount of 2017, Dropping From $10 to $5

Friday October 6, 2017 11:52 am PDT by
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...

Tweetbot for Mac Updated With Support for macOS Sierra and Extended Tweets

Tuesday September 20, 2016 10:29 am PDT by
Following the release of macOS Sierra moments ago, Tweetbot for Mac has been updated with support for the latest operating system. The update also includes support for extended tweets, uploading videos up to 140 seconds long to Twitter, and better media previews for search results. In terms of extended tweets, Twitter no longer counts photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quote tweets towards its...

Tweetbot 4.5 for iOS 10 Gets Richer Notifications and Profile Notes

Monday September 19, 2016 3:58 am PDT by
Popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot has been updated to version 4.5, adding new functions for iOS 10 users as well as a few other improvements. The update, which is free to existing users, means Tweetbot users on iOS 10 will see slightly richer notifications. The update also introduces a new feature called Profile Notes, which lets users add brief notes to the profiles of people they follow -...

Tweetbot for Mac Updated With 'Topics' Feature for Linking Multiple Related Tweets

Thursday May 19, 2016 1:33 pm PDT by
Earlier this month, Tweetbot for iOS was updated with a new "Topics" feature designed to link multiple related tweets together in a cohesive way, and now the Tweetbot app for Mac has been updated with the same feature. Topics are built around the Twitter feature that links conversations. Tweets composed as a topic in Tweetbot are linked together via Twitter's conversation threading mechanism...

Tweetbot for iOS Updated With New 'Topics' Feature for Linking Multiple Related Tweets

Friday May 6, 2016 1:44 pm PDT by
Popular third-party Twitter client Tweetbot was updated to version 4.3 today, adding a new "Topics" feature that's designed to link multiple related Tweets together in a cohesive way. Tweetbot's Topics function is built around the Twitter feature that links Twitter conversations, something that clever Twitter users have utilized for "Tweetstorms." Twitter has no built-in tool for handling...

Tweetbot 4 for iOS Updated With Support for Apple Watch

Tuesday November 3, 2015 11:05 am PST by
Tapbots today released a significant update for its latest Tweetbot 4 Twitter client, adding support for the Apple Watch. On the Apple Watch, the default view is the Activity Feed, which includes Mentions, Favorites (soon to be likes), and Follows - the content you'd most likely want to view on a small screen. From the Activity Feed, it's possible to tap to view individual tweets to Reply,...

'Tweetbot 4' for iOS Gains Support for 3D Touch

Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:38 am PDT by
Popular third-party Twitter client Tweetbot is the latest app to be updated with support for the 3D Touch feature on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and it now supports both Quick Actions on the Home screen and Peek and Pop gestures within the app itself. A hard press on the Tweetbot icon on the Home screen brings up options to create a new tweet, tweet a photo, and view the Activity Tab that...

'Tweetbot 4' Debuts With Universal iPad Support, Split-Screen Multitasking and New Activity View

Thursday October 1, 2015 9:11 am PDT by
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. Tweetbot 4 on iPad, landscape mode Tweetbot for the iPad has not been updated since June...

'Tweetbot 2' Yosemite Update in the Works, Will Be Available for Free

Wednesday February 4, 2015 11:59 am PST by
Tapbots, the company behind the popular Tweetbot Twitter client, today tweeted a tantalizing preview image of Tweetbot 2 for Mac, which has received a Yosemite-style redesign. Based on the photo, Tweetbot 2 adopts many stylistic elements from Yosemite, allowing it to blend in well with the updated operating system. It features a flatter look with redesigned icons, plus a translucent navigation ...