TweetBot Archive

Tweetbot Update Brings Media Timeline View of Tweets

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

Tweetbot new Media Timeline

Tweetbot new Media Timeline

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.

One note for those who use Tweetbot for Mac – this new Media Timeline is not there just yet.  I posted a Tweet this morning asking when we can expect it – follow the Tweet to see their response.

Tweetbot 2 for Twitter (iPhone & iPod touch) – $2.99 – Download Now (Non-iOS 7)

Tweetbot 3 for Twitter (iPhone & iPod touch) – $2.99 – Download Now (iOS 7)

Tweetbot for Twitter (iPad edition) – $2.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot for Twitter (Mac) – $19.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot gets Mandatory Update to Deal with Twitter API Changes

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

Tweetbot for Mac

Tweetbot for Mac

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 for Twitter (iPhone & iPod touch) – $2.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot for Twitter (iPad edition) – $2.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot for Mac – $19.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot Update Brings Inline Support for Flickr and Vine

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

Tweetbot for Mac

Tweetbot for Mac

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.

Tweetbot for Twitter (iPhone & iPod touch) – $2.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot for Twitter (iPad edition) – $2.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot for Twitter (for Mac) – $19.99 – Download Now

How To enable Tweetbot iCloud syncing on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

Last week Tapbots released the much anticipated Tweetbot Twitter app for OS X.  One of the features that this powerful Twitter app brings is the ability to synchronize with iCloud.  What this means is if you are reading your Twitter timeline in Tweetbot on your Mac then move to your iPad, where you were in your timeline will be where you pick up on your iPad.  It is leveraging the power of iCloud to make things easier for the end user.  Enabling iCloud sync is easy to do on both the iOS versions of Tweetbot and the OS X version and in this How To I will show you how to enable it to your advantage.

Starting with Tweetbot for Mac, go to Preferences (command+comma) and go to the Accounts tab.  Here is where all of

Account Settings in Tweetbot for Mac

Account Settings in Tweetbot for Mac

your Twitter accounts you have setup in Tweetbot are displayed.  At the bottom of this page there is the option to Sync.  You can chose to either sync with iCloud or Tweet Marker or nothing.  Chose iCloud then close the settings page.  Now as you navigate your timeline in the app, your location in it will be synchronized to iCloud.

Now you need to do the same thing in Tweetbot on your iPhone or iPad.  In my case I’m showing you on my iPad but the navigation is the same on either device.  In Tweetbot go to Settings>Accounts and select the account you want to enable synchronization on.  The 5th option down under Services is Sync.  Set this to iCloud then navigate your way back out.  Now, just like on your Mac, your navigation of your timeline within Tweetbot for your iPad or iPhone is synchronized to iCloud.

This is just one of the ways that sets Tweetbot apart from other Twitter applications in the iTunes App Store and the Mac App Store.  Leveraging

Account Settings in Tweetbot for iPad

Account Settings in Tweetbot for iPad

iCloud just makes sense and it is good to see developers starting to take advantage of the service from Apple.

Tweetbot is available for your Mac for $19.99 with limited availability while the app for your iPhone or iPod Touch is $2.99 and for iPad it is also $2.99 (separate downloads).

Tweetbot for OS X – $19.99 – LIMITED SUPPLY – Download Now

Tweetbot for iPhone & iPod touch – $2.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot for iPad – $2.99 – Download Now

Tweetbot for Mac released with a $19.99 price tag… and worth every penny

Yesterday the team at Tapbots released their long awaited Twitter app, Tweetbots for Mac.  Building on the success of Tweetbots for iOS, the Mac version brings a rich experience to Mac users that is one of the most complete Twitter apps for the desktop available.  The list of features is nothing short of impressive and if you have used Tweetbot on your iPhone or iPad, using it will feel very natural.

The list of features is impressive:

  • Multiple Timelines. Quickly switch between your lists as your main timeline.

    Tweetbot for Mac

    Tweetbot for Mac

  • Multiple Windows and Columns. Display timelines from different accounts side by side.
  • Notification Center Support.
  • Beautiful Retina graphics.
  • Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. You can also mute hashtags and specific keywords.
  • Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters between your Mac, iPhone and iPad via iCloud.
  • Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp and Droplr.
  • Save drafts, add locations and POI’s, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.

There are some real nuggets in there that you need to take note of.  First, full Notification Center Support.  That means that just like the integrated Twitter functionality in Mountain Lion, Tweetbot can take full advantage of it.

Second, full Retina display support and iCloud support.  Now you can sync your timeline position, direct message read status and mute filters between your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

As I said, it is the most complete Twitter app available for Mac.