Tweetbot, the popular Twitter app from Tapbots, has been updated with a new Media Timeline view that makes finding Tweets with photos or videos attached quick and easy. The new 2.8 version is in the App Store now and both the iPhone and iPad versions have been updated with this new feature. The new Media Timeline essentially acts as a filter, bringing you only the Tweets of those you follow which have images or videos attached to them. Is kinda Instagram-ish in a way
but it makes finding media Tweets far easier.
Speaking of Instagram, Tweetbot has also had a fix in this release where Instagram posts are displayed correctly. This is a big win for me personally as I love Instagram.
Here are the other updates in this build according to the Release Notes:
- New media timeline. Scroll to the top of a timeline and switch to the new media view (next to the search box). This view displays only supported image and video tweets.
- Completely redesigned image viewer
- Tweet/status detail view now displays the number of Favs and Retweets
- Fixed Instagram Previews
- Various other bug fixes
Tweetbot for iPhone or iPad is $2.99 each. This isn’t a universal app so you have to buy it for each platform you want to use it for Tweeting.
Tapbots has released an important and mandatory update to their iOS Twitter app, Tweetbot. The update, version 2.7.2 for those keeping score, brings the app up to the standards required by the Twitter 1.1 API. Effectively Tweetbot had to update in order to continue to work after 5th March of this year.
The update covers both their iPhone & iPod Touch version of the app as well as the iPad version. These are two separate downloads in the App Store. The updates for the iOS version simply bring the app up to the standard required by the Twitter 1.1 API.
For Tweetbot for Mac users, the updates are a bit more comprehensive. The update, which is available now in the Mac App Store, brings the version up to 1.2 and has a long list of improvements and updates along with the new API
requirements. Here are the highlights of what has chances in the Mac version:
- New options for menubar icon and dock badge. See Notifications in Preferences.
- Enable/disable notifications when a specific user tweets. Control-click on a user you are following and choose ‘Enable/Disable Notifications’ from the context menu.
- Thumbnail support for Vine and Flickr.
- Ability to reorder accounts in account preferences.
- Support for adding .mp4 video to tweets.
- Fixed issue with uploading animated gifs.
- Can now drag .mp4 or images into app icon to create a new tweet.
- Can now open profiles or tweets on twitter.com.
- Clicking on the date label in the status detail will open in your browser.
- If the username/hashtag completion popover appears and you press up arrow when there’s no selection or the top item selected, the popover now goes away. Same when at the bottom.
- Fixed the issue where ‘goto user’ would fail if there was a space before or after the username.
- Fixed the issue where a twitter search url didn’t work as expected in some cases.
- Fixed the issue where if someone faved your tweet it looked like you faved it.
- ‘View in Favstar’ now respects open links in background preference
- Fixed the issue where when creating new tweet, typing something, hitting escape and then clicking somewhere would dismiss the tweet.
- Fixed the issue with changing muted keyword durations.
- Updated to use Twitter’s 1.1 API.
- Updated to meet some of Twitter’s new UI requirements.
Here is the key for AlliOSNews readers: If you are a Tweetbot user on Mac or iOS, you must upgrade to these new releases no later than 5th March or the app will cease to function. This is NOT the fault of Tapbots but rather the changes Twitter has made to their API.
If you are new to Tweetbot I highly recommend it. It is in my opinion the best Twitter app available for Mac and iOS.
Tweetbot, the Twitter app for iPhone and iPad from Tapbots has been updated with additional inline support for Flickr and Vine amongst other updates. The additional support means that when you tap on an image attached to a Tweet that is from Flickr or a video from Vine, Tweetbot will view or play that file within the app itself. Ultimately this saves you taps on your iPhone or iPad to view these files. The update also brings support for opening links in Chrome for iOS and 1Password, not just the native Safari browser and improved support for muting Tweets with URLs.
While Tapbots does make a separate iPhone and iPad app, the updates in this release (version 2.7.1 for those keeping
score) is available for both versions. There is no indication on when or if Tapbots will make Tweetbots a universal app.
The original 2.7 release had a bug in it that cause issues for some users starting the app after the update. A subsequent and fast fix, version 2.7.1, was release yesterday and no issues have been reported. For the record, I updated to 2.7 with no issues on either my iPad 3rd Generation or my iPhone 5.
The update, as normal, is free for those who already have Tweetbots. If you are new to the app, do yourself a favour and get it. I believe it is the best Twitter app available for iOS today. Tweetbot is $2.99 for the iPhone version and the same price for the iPad version. If you are a Mac owner you can also get Tweetbot for Mac for $19.99. If you haven’t gotten that version yet you should quickly for when Tapbots runs out of Twitter authorisation tokens, you won’t be able to buy it any more.