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The once dead now resurrected Twitter for Mac has just received a significant update and is available in the Mac App Store. The new update brings support for Notification Center. According to the Release Notes:
Notification Center integration: receive notifications when someone mentions you or when you receive a
Direct Message. You can configure this from the app’s Preferences window.
This is the second significant update it Twitter for Mac has received in the last few weeks after being literally left for dead. I’m glad to see the updates although the app still has a ways to go in many ways.
Other updates included in this release:
* Fix for Growl notifications not working in Lion and Mountain Lion
* Fix for bug that prevented un-favoriting tweets
* Fix for missing account switcher in composer
* Fix for error message when posting a tweet with a pasted image
* Fix for enlarged avatar when dragging a tweet into an email
* Fixes for crashes and various other bugs
Twitter for Mac is a free update and a free app and is available in the Mac App Store
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.
Yesterday after a fair amount of celebrity hype, Twitter #music launched on the web and for iPhone users. The new app allows you to quickly and easily find a wide range of music and artists on the social site, listen to that music and gets you directly to iTunes to purchase it. All of this is done within the Twitter #music app which is a clean and simple user interface to use.
I must admit that I’ve never been a big fan of music search services or sites because I never found them very useful. Often
I would get music suggested to me that I had no interest in listening to let alone purchases.
No, Music Search Service, just because I’m from Texas you should not assume I like Country music.
Twitter #music seems to be different. Not only does it allow me to search for artists that I like on Twitter but the suggestions it gives, so far, have all been pretty good. I admit that I like a wide range of music so I’m probably more of a pain for a service like this than the normal user. But on any given day I’ll go from Pitbull to Sarah Brightman and won’t think much about it. Twitter #music doesn’t see to have a problem figuring out my eclectic tastes and makes pretty good suggestions of new artists.
Yes it’s only been a day but so far, I’m impressed with the new service.
Twitter has confirmed that their new music discovery service, Twitter #Music, has launched today for the masses and on iOS. The new service makes it easier to find new music or trending music, relying heavily on Twitter, Rdio and Spotify. The service has been in the hands of several celebrities over the course of the last few weeks, many of whom have publicly proclaimed it being a game changer.
According to Twitter’s blog today,
Today, we’re releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app.
The app is free and is now available in the App Store. You can download it here
Twitter has released a significant update to their iOS app today, brining some improved performance to the social networking app along with new features. The 5.5 version is now available in the App Store and it is a universal app and with this version support for Twitter Cards, a new tool the company brought to developers a few weeks ago.
The concept of Twitter Cards for end users is the ability to have a deep-link to another app on their iPhone or iPad when a link in a Tweet is tapped. So for example, if I were to post something on Foursquare to my Twitter feed. When you see
that in your Twitter app, you can tap the link and it will automatically launch the Foursquare app on your device, providing you a native experience. This feature is slowly rolling out to end users over the course of the next several weeks and only a few developers – Foursquare, Vine, Path, Flickr and Soundcloud – are on board at this point. Hopefully Instagram some day?
Other updates in this release include:
- Faster launch times and general performance upgrades
- “Retweeted by” in Tweet detail is now tappable
- Fix for reply-to-self in conversations
- Fix for bug that prevented undoing retweets in some cases
The update is free in the App Store and if you are one of the very few who don’t have a Twitter account, you will need one of those as well which is also free (and can be signed up for in the app).
3y3.net introduces Quote Of The Day for Twitter 1.0 or iOS. Users have no excuses to not keep their Twitter account active. The app features 10,000 inspirational quotes that can be published directly to a Twitter account with a single tap. Users get full access to a carefully selected collection of quotes, some of the best ever said, and can share them with friends on Twitter.
The app holds an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers, up to ten thousand quotations within the palm of your hand.
- Free access to the application
- Tweet any quote you wish by a single tap, directly to your account
- Browse among ten thousand quotes
- 10.000 inspirational quotations from the most remarkable people along the history
- More than 200 different authors
- 100 quotations for free
- “It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them” – Benjamin Franklin
- “Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness” – Francoise de Rochefoucauld
- “It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality” – Samuel Johnson
Quote of the Day for Twitter is a free download in the App Store. There is an in-app purchase of .99 Cents that unlocks the app and gives you access to 10,000 quotes over the default 100.
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.
Appovision is proud to announce the release of SymbolGram 1.1, an iPhone application for users to shape and share photos like no other apps. SymbolGram enables users to crop their photos with different shapes including stylized text, hearts, balloons, and geometric patterns such as circle and triangle. After editing the photos, users can share the photos on Instagram and Twitter or save them to camera rolls.
SymbolGram is easy to use. User can choose to either take a photo or pick one from their gallery once the app is launched. There are a wide range of cropping frames available for users to apply to their images. All of the frames differ in styles to
a large extent. There are text-based frames, abstract and geometric patterns, balloons, hearts, thumbs-up symbols, etc.. Users can change the colour of the cropping frames to fit in better with their photos!
Moreover, users can edit their imported images with a simple tap on the top bar of the app. An Aviary-powered photo editor will help to enhance the photos with options for removing red-eye, changing orientation of images, making adjustments and applying effects.
When the cropping frame is chosen, users can resize, rotate and adjust the position of the image by dragging it within the frame. Users can save the cropped image to camera roll or share it over Instagram and Twitter once the cropping and editing is done; hit the camera icon to start a new editing and cropping session.
SymbolGram is a free app for iPhone. It offers users experience to shape and crop their photos in a stylish and creative way like no other app!
Twitter has released an update to their universal iOS app that brings some nice improvements to the UI along with some other changes to bring more social features to the app. One of the biggest changes is the improved search function of the app, making it much easier (and more accurate) to find people on the social network. That search can be done by tapping the Search icon in the upper right of the display from virtually every screen in Twitter.
Here is a full rundown of all of the improvements in this release, build 5.3.1 for those keeping score.
- Discover delivers a single stream of Tweets, Trends, Activity and accounts to follow. Pull to refresh or keep
scrolling to see more content.
- Search results may now include older, popular Tweets
- Search now shows the most relevant mix of people, Tweets and photos.
- It’s also easier to use search with one button at the top of the app.
- You can see your five most recent searches and tap them to redo the search, or you can clear your recent search history.
- Links instantly open web pages when you tap URLs in your stream.
- Performance improvements make launch times faster, especially for older iOS devices.
- Connect shows interactions like new followers, retweets and mentions by default. You can switch to “view mentions only” in settings.
- Improved right-to-left language support for Arabic and Hebrew.
- Bug fixes and other improvements.
These updates make the Twitter app usable in my opinion. I’ve been highly critical of the Twitter app to this point but having used this new release for the last day it is not bad at all and is a big improvement over the previous release. There are still areas to be improved like the streaming of Tweets. Why Twitter doesn’t use their own Streaming API in their own app is difficult to understand.
Twitter for iOS is a universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. You will need a Twitter account to use the app which is also free. Remember you can follow AlliOSNews on Twitter.
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.