I find Tweetbot to be “over designed,” meaning its user interface it’s too heavy for my eyes. I hear it’s still people’s favorite Twitter app for iPhone though, so they must definitely be doing something right.

Today, Tweetbot was updated to version 2.0, bringing the following new features:

  • Updated timeline view
  • Image thumbnails in timeline
  • Links now colored and single-tappable
  • “Retweeted by” bar now integrated and tappable
  • Cell colors adjusted for better contrast
  • New direct message view.
  • Redesigned “New Tweets” bar (Can be dismissed by tap and configured in Settings > Display)
  • Timed auto-refresh (timeline, mentions, and DM’s will refresh every 5 minutes)
  • Readability added as mobilizer service
  • Much improved tweet replies view
  • Links in user’s bio now tappable
  • “Huge” font size option in Settings > Display
  • Improved scrolling performance

You can download Tweetbot from the App Store for $2.99.

If you ask me, I’ll tell you that I’ll stick to SimplyTweet, which has been my favorite Twitter iPhone app for a while now.

  • Still my favorite Twitter app. They just need to make it iPad.

    • They just released the iPad version. It’s in the store.

  • Eric Morgan

    Simplytweet is just missing too much. Waste time tapping 2 and 3 times when it should be 1. No thumbnails. Copying links is multiple taps. And just plain. Looks like something android would have. Twitterlator pro is by far the best. But tweetbot has stepped up. Twitterlator pro needs tweet marker support. Then I go back to its intuitive UI. Tweetbot on iPad? Can’t wait.

    • Anonymous

      FFS, quit the constant Android bashing, your opinion doesn’t make it so and as someone who has both iOS and Android devices I can actually say that you are talking bullshit. There are as many positives for Android as there are for iOS but fanboys never say that, instead they focus on the good stuff Apple do and slag off everything Android related, often without cause or facts, just a biased, Apple fanboy perspective.

      • Eric Morgan

        I wasn’t android bashing. I use both as well. But the look of apps pales compared to ios apps done like tweetbot. And simply tweet looks like an android app. Plain and simple. I enjoy many things on android. Just not most app interfaces. And let fanboys be fanboys if they want to be. You come off as a petulant. Don’t talk about my mommy!!! I’ll say what I want when I want. Freedom of speech and all. Oh. Ad android may not totally suck but it is a stolen product. So chew on that.

  • Anonymous

    I still prefer the native “Twitter” app. It’s the best one, plus it’s free.

    PS: I see why you talk about Springtomize 2 so much, Sebastien. Been customizing for about an hour now! 😛

  • Anonymous

    Still no landscape support?!

    After all this time I can’t believe no one has developed a Twitter client as good as Tweetie 2. Sad.

    • Tweetie 2 was rebranded and bought over by Twitter.

  • Tweetbot forever. 1) everyone has the default twitter app. 2) been using the bot for two weeks now and v2.0 is the icing on the cake.

  • Yes, definitely still my favorite and these updates are nice and even more improvement!