tweetbot 3

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot has finally received its iOS 7 update this afternoon. A week after Tapbots announced that the new app had been sent off to Apple and was awaiting approval from the App Team, Tweetbot 3 has arrived.

As expected, Tweetbot 3 has been completely redesigned from the ground up for iOS 7—as you can see in the screenshot above, it looks nothing like its predecessor. And also as expected, the brand new app comes with a new price tag…

Here are the release notes:

Tweetbot is a full-featured Twitter client that’s fast, beautiful, and redesigned from the ground up for iOS7. Tweetbot has slimmed down to look and feel more like iOS7 and has also gained a lot of charm and speed in the process. Prepare to fall in love with your favorite Twitter client all over again.

Brief Highlights:

– Completely redesigned from the ground up for iOS7.
– Native Push Notifications.
– Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. Mute services, hashtags, people, and even keywords (regex included).
– Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters between iPhone, iPad, and the Mac via iCloud or Tweetmarker.
– Customizable Navigation. The last 2 tabs are customizable and unused tabs are easily accessible.
– Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp, Droplr, and more.
– Save drafts, add locations and POI’s, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.

And another screenshot for good measure:

tweetbot 3 2

Again, this is a brand new app for iOS 7. So you’ll need the new firmware to download it, and even if you already own the Tweetbot app, you’ll have to pay for it again. The good news is, it looks and feels like a completely different client.

If you’re interested, you can find Tweetbot 3 for iPhone in the App Store, for a limited-time price of $2.99.

  • Malay Mody

    Wow this is really nice. Gonna really enjoy messing around with these animations 😛

  • Jordan Dixon

    This app is absolutely fantastic! I was wondering what Tapbots would do with Tweetbot 3, and I was not expected how amazing it is! No-one complain about the price, because it’s only $2.99 for months of hard work. The animations blow me away!

    • TD

      this sets a bad precedent. Count all your paid apps on your iOS device now. Now imagine for every major update, they charge you. That’s horrible. Foscam Pro, a great app I used everyday, finally updated their app, and it was a FREE upgrade. I already paid the developers for the app, no need to come back demanding more. Screw Tapbots.

      • hack_nug

        Basically, what you’re saying is that developers shouldn’t add any new features to the app nor update its visual style.

        You paid for a product that evolves on a (not so) regular basis. It makes sense to pay from time to time. It makes even more sense when you’re getting a new app.

      • CryptoCoin420

        how is it “new”? it’s essentially the same freaking app just some new features. Not worth paying for this “update” because that is what it is, an update, Its not a NEW app.

      • hack_nug

        If it’s built from scratch it’s a new app. Even if it doesn’t offers any new mind-blowing features, the app is using some of the new iOS 7 capabilities.

        You may think that developers don’t deserve this $3 for all the work they’ve put into the app, that’s why you don’t need to pay for it. I won’t try to convince anyone of it. I paid and I’ll pay again when they ask. I use this app on a daily basis, so I’m willing to spend $3 every year if they ask for it.

        If you don’t think they deserve a little more money for all the work they’ve since the release of the first version, I won’t be able to convince you from anything else.

      • TD

        i used to be a developer myself, so don’t preach to me about what developers deserve. It’s nice to make money, but don’t get greedy or you will alienate your customer base, and that’s what these clowns have done and I bet they regret this decision.

      • StrongIsland

        This is a completely new app it’s not a update.

  • Zorvage

    It’s too white.

    • Guest


  • I already miss the triple-tap to reply feature. Or maybe I’m missing something?

    • on3simpleclick

      I never used triple-tap lol

      • James Grenard

        me either

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      Hmm, here something to think about Will Tapbots redesign the Mac version has well and will they charge user who own Tweetbot already on Mac.

      • josteinliverod

        The mac update will be an free upgrade.

    • Kevin Guzman

      Never used it.

    • weztimonial

      I miss it too. used it to translate. the tap to change to readability when in links is also missing

  • Linton Findlay

    Im gonna wait til it goes free. I felt ripped off buying the original and it was free a week later

    • Jordan Dixon

      Yeah, Apple can release software for free, why can’t they? Greedy developers /s

      • Linton Findlay

        Exactly, i wouldnt mind if the update added a huge amount of features. Like i would have payed for the evernote update it was that good. But this just looks like its a different skin and no new useful features

      • on3simpleclick

        Because Apple is a MULTI BILLION dollar company….

      • Guest

        But to the average customer, this lowers the price of software to basically “Well I can’t hold it, so why should I pay for it?”

    • Raúl Díez Martín

      That’s not gonna happen, sorry.

      • Linton Findlay

        Are you so sure? Nearly every paid app goes free at some point

      • Raúl Díez Martín

        $0.99 will be the mayor sale but not after this app were many months old. These guys don’t offer free apps.

      • Raúl Díez Martín

        Tweetbot NEVER went free.

  • JulianZH

    Why pay for something it’s free? Haha same as twitter app.

    • Raúl Díez Martín

      That’s not true. sucks. Tweetbot is just awesome. But this new skin/animations does not cost 2,69€.

  • Simche Apple Konstantinovic

    Isn’t there a way to force an iOS 7 app to for on iOS 6? There was a solution for iOS 5 users when iPhoto came out 🙂 (I’d really like to be able to use Tweetbot 3 on my jailbroken iPad 2 on iOS 6.1.2 🙂 )

  • Wish it was a free upgrade. Ah well, it’s only $3.

  • neoamaru

    WHY! WHY! WHY! WHY! is it Paid!!!!! WHAT THE HELL MAN!!! Six bucks on the previous version for nothing! :((((((
    *Not that i’m cheap…just a matter of principal!!*

    • Jordan Dixon

      Go away

      • therealjjohnson

        That is a terrible analogy lol

      • rikomenzies

        No, it really isn’t. The average smartphone user probably spends at least three times that much on optional dining throughout the week.
        A one-time fee of $2.99 for an app that you have access to so long as you’re on the platform is not much to ask at all.

        I’m not broken up over paying for the app two whole years ago when I’ve gotten this much use out of it.

      • therealjjohnson

        The food analogy doesn’t work because you aren’t going to pay for that same burger twice just because its on a different plate. You pay once you eat the burger. End of story.

        I see the cost analysis, i even purchased it, just doesn’t work with the burger reference. To me at least. Peace.

      • Guest

        6 months of repainting? I could do all than fluorescent blinding theming via Winterboard in a day.

    • Kevin Guzman

      If it was the same app, I wouldn’t pay for it twice. But the new Tweebot app is not the same app as the older one. You say you’re not cheap, but you’re complaining about spending $2.99 on an app that you’ll probably be using quite often. I bought it, and it is MUCH better than the older one. Buy it, you won’t regret it buddy.

  • Eikast

    I don’t know…This downtime got me to pay for Twitterrific and so far I like it. I like that they let you customize the app the way you want it (night/day time colors and even change the font style).

  • Raúl Díez Martín

    “Here are the release notes:” = The same which you had paid before

  • Khis Ariasaif

    This app is awesome

  • Matthew Cleveland

    This really annoys me. I bought this app once, and now they want me to buy it again? They should at least have a discount for people who already paid for it once. Sorry, but I’ll find an app that’s not going to keep making pay for the new one.

    • websyndicate

      its discounted right now 2.99 Limited time.

      • Matthew Cleveland

        2.99 is the discounted price? So it’s going to be even more expensive then the previous version after the sale. I’m done with tapbots.

      • websyndicate

        2.99 is steep for people sure but 5.50 for a pumpkins spice latte from Starbucks isnt. 😉 You have to remember they are limited on tokens and well once they run out they cant make money on it. So I’m assuming they want to maximize gains. I’m not a programmer but I’m sure their team of 2-3 peeps want to get paid and feed their families.

      • Matthew Cleveland

        Which is why I don’t buy things from Starbucks. If this is the path they chose that’s fine, but they lost me as a customer.

      • websyndicate

        so since they choose the path of making money in exchange for their time they have lost a customer.

      • Matthew Cleveland

        I already paid them once. I gave them my money. I’m not paying them again.

      • Kevin Guzman

        Its just $2.99 plus you don’t have to buy it, you can continue using the same Tweetbot app and nothing will change. Why change apps when the older version is still BETTER than any other Twitter client app?

  • suzdawg

    The limited-time price is $2.99. What does it increase to? And do you know when? Thanks!

  • Mac_Guy

    I wish Tweebot 3 (and Apple for that matter) would allow you to choose between a white or black theme for iOS. Don’t get me wrong I think iOS 7 looks great but, maybe its just me, the new iOS looks better on a white iDevice than a black

    • Adham

      I was just talking about this with a friend. He uses a Z10 and said their latest firmware update has a dark theme on it too. I hope Apple would do the same one day.

  • I think that i still prefer twitterrific to tweetbot. Tweetbot used to be awesome, but the newest twitterrific updates have beat tweetbot every time since iconfactory went minimalist. Tweetbot is feature packed, to the extreme which is almost distracting. Im gonna buy this, but im kind of going in knowing that im gonna end up sticking with twitterrific

  • Evan

    3 bucks to continue to support an app that I use multiple time a day for several years now. Perfectly fine by me. Come on people… don’t be poor

    • CryptoCoin420

      don’t be poor? lol. Thats like telling people don’t be hungry.

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    • Kevin Guzman

      Agreed. I don’t normally buy apps twice, but Tweetbot 3 is definitely much better than the older version, definitely worth the $2.99

  • therealjjohnson

    OK. So why am i stuck with this humongous font on Tweetbot 3? There is really no way to change the font size…How did that get left out?

    • Peter Cao

      Settings > General > Font Size. It uses iOS’s built in font size system.

  • James Grenard

    Sucks it isn’t a free update for previous owners, but this app is great.

  • Tim

    Can’t believe people are complaining about paying $2.99 for a new version. Come on people – how much does your daily coffee cost?

    • Obsidian71

      About $4.

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    • CryptoCoin420

      I make my own at home. And they taste better than the ones you buy.

  • syldd

    not gonna lie, i waited a bit for an .ipa to surface so I could try it before I buy it, but decided to buy this app out of impatience. it’s well worth the money. the UI is absolutely gorgeous. the only thing they need to fix is font sizes, as this app utilizes the Dynamic Type feature of iOS 7, but the font is still huge (mine is turned all the way down). other than that, this app is perfect. best Twitter app out there right now, no question. Tweet7 comes in at second. if they could just enable image saving for timeline images, that app would be complete.

    • therealjjohnson

      yeah, purchased it too and because of the font im back to using twitter for iphone again

      • Peter Cao

        Settings > General > Font Size. You’re welcome.

  • Can anyone using this confirm whether Tweetbot 3 features a landscape mode? That was one of the reasons I switched to Twitterrific (along with the nice UI and themes). If there’s ever a jailbreak I’d be willing to give Tweetbot another try if it has that as DMs have never worked for me in Twitterrific which is a pain.

    • CryptoCoin420

      apps that dont have landscape mode pisses me off. Come on iOS 7 jailbreak, i miss my SBrotator tweak!

  • Chris Mims

    Just a warning to anyone being careless, or who did not read the linked article:
    This is ONLY for the iPhone/iPod and you MUST have iOS 7 installed. For the first time,ever, I have made the careless mistake of buying an iPhone app, for my iPad. :/ I already own and frequently use TB on both, my iPod and iPad, but my iPod is a 4th-generation model, and can’t run iOS 7, so I’m stuck with a stretched iPhone app on my iPad. Tweetbot 3 is definitely worth the upgrade, if you want the continuity of iOS 7’s style across all of your apps, but it’s just too bad that Tapbots doesn’t provide universal versions. 🙁

    I believe that the article should emphasize that this is the iPhone (and iPod) ONLY version, for stupid people, like me. :p

  • kris

    i just download it , it is worth the 2.99 i paid for it ,100% better than the official twitter app .

  • placa5150

    Yup, had to pay again. However, great job on the update guys, it looks great!

  • queen_ir3ne

    Did Tapbots remove the older Tweetbot from the appstore? I don’t see it

    • CryptoCoin420

      Ya i think they did, i checked too.

  • Aleksander Azizi

    Really? Really Tapbots? Removing the original Tweetbot from the App Store, and releasing the new one for $2.99. Why?

    • Lance Baker

      You’re right. They don’t deserve any money for a completely redesigned app that they’ve been working on for months.

      • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

        Whoever voted you down doesnt take sarcasm very well….

      • Lance Baker

        So it would seem.

  • Nabil El Hajjouti

    Although it was a surprise to have to pay again, at the end of the day it’s just 3 dollars. It’s funny to see grown men complain about this.

    The update lacks some features tho: dark theme (which is said to be coming in an update), “last tweet x minutes ago” on profiles, and others.

    It’s a great update IMO and well worth the wait.

  • SKR Imaging

    Just purchased this great app..people stop complaining and just get the app.. 3$ is nothing for this app wich you will use EVERY single day!! I can’t wait for the iPad version to be released aswell!!

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Never understand why so may twitter app follow the sandwich look. Change it. Edit: pic should have said tweeting

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Check out twitterific.

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        I have twitterific 5. I like it but something about to turns me away from it. I like Tweetbot 3 cause everything is right there were I need it to be.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    All these apps with color matching top bar to match the status bar is making my iPhone feel smaller. Wish Apple add fullscreen mode for all apps.

  • The look and feel of this app are truly amazing. However, a few caveats. One, triple tap is gone. Two, holding the back to quickly navigate all the way to the end of a navigation string is gone. And three, the sounds are a little annoying. Not so much the pull to refresh sound but the unfollow sound and mention sound are quite odd and a little annoying. It won’t stop me from using the best twitter client out there but just something to keep in mind.

  • Murat Özakat

    Will “Tweetbot 3 for iPad” be universal or like the old version ?

  • Mark

    I like tweetbot cause I can search tweets on my nearby location.

  • Colin

    There is no ‘Add POI’ feature: it stopped working more than a month ago and was then removed in the last update, with no word from the anonymous developers as to when it will be restored.

    Though their App Store this and other articles on the web say it has this feature, which is less than straight forward.