Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Font, Avenir)Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Font, Helvetica Neue)

Just in time for the SXSW conference, Tweetbot developer Tapbots has just issued a new version of its popular Twitter client for the iPhone and iPod touch. Tweetbot 3.3 is now available as a free update to existing owners and includes a larger image thumbnail option, another option to hide current tweets after muting, the ability to use Avenir as a new font option in the display settings and more. I’ve included some additional tidbits, the screenies and your official changelog right after the break…

Pictured top of post and below: the visual difference between the new Avenir font and the old Helvetica Neue option, available under the Display section of Tweetbot’s settings.

Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Timeline, Avenir)Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Timeline, Helvetica Neue)

And check out what happens when you mute a person or a list in Tweetbot 3.3: the app puts up a sweet prompt offering to remove (that is, hide) tweets and lists in your timeline that match your criteria.

Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Timeline, Unfollow 001)Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Timeline, Unfollow 002)

Very handy!

Here’s what’s new in Tweetbot 3.3:

  • Avenir as a new font option in the display settings.
  • Large image thumbnail option (as well as an option for no thumbnail) in the display settings.
  • Option to remove current tweets in your lists/timelines that match a newly created filter (pops up after you create a filter).
  • Various bug fixes.

This update is free to folks who’ve previously purchased Tweetbot. The iPad edition has not received these new features.

Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Timeline, no thumbnail)Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Timeline, small thumbnail)Tweetbot 3.3 for iOS (Timeline, large thumbnail)
Left to right: no thumbnail (left), small thumbnail (middle) and the new large thumbnail option (right) in Tweetbot 3.3.

Tweetbot for iPhone and iPod touch will set you back $4.99 in the App Store.

iOS 7.0 or later is required.

The iPad edition of Tweetbot costs $2.99.

Unfortunately, Tweetbot for iPad has not yet received its iOS 7 update.

Tweetbot for Mac is $19.99 in the Mac App Store.


By the way, is anybody else’s Tweetbot data taking excess storage in iCloud backup?

Mine’s a whopping 2.1 gigabytes! You can check yours in iOS Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, then tap on your device’s iCloud backup to see how much cloud storage Tweetbot’s app data takes up as part of iCloud device backup.

I know Apple’s SDK includes an option allowing developers to exclude temporary files and caches from iCloud backups. Now, even though I tweet out lots of media on a daily basis, that’s just too much wasted space in my iCloud backup for a Twitter client.

If you have an idea what’s going on here, let me know down in the comments.

  • Sokrates

    Native twitter app or Tweetbot? Which would you recommend?

    • Willie

      the only thing that tweetbot doesnt have is the interactions tab. otherwise.. its still good replacement.. nicer interface too

      • Johann Medina

        and also don’t let you change the header image because the API is limited.

    • CAS

      I used Official twitter app probably since I got my first ipod touch, and I liked it, but after reading iDB I was curious about tweetbot, so I buy it, and I can honestly say, it is the best twitter client you can get.

    • every time there is a new iOS Version (f.e. 5.0, 6.0 7.0) there will be a new tweetbot version and you’ll have to pay the full price again, that’s why I’m using twitter. The only nice thin is the streaming mode of tweetbot.

    • Raúl Díez Martín

      Muting certain twitter clients (nike, foursquare…) or hashtags just worth it, but also the streaming feature with pin to top, perfect to have while your iPhone is in the dock 😀

    • weztimonial

      Native twitter app has promoted posts. 🙁

  • Daniel Beecham

    5 Dolars ??? WFT. Never.

    • BooBee

      If it was less all the tokens (allowed by Twitter) would be gone. It’s worth every dollar and skipping Starbucks for one day.

  • Mr.Coolfreak


    • Johann Medina

      I think the API has the fault.

  • Kyle Bashour

    Don’t use tweetbot so I can’t comment on the iCloud issue, but you seem to have a typo – your screenshot says 1.2GB and your text say 2.1!

  • mahe

    hmmm, no update in Austria till now :/

    • Straw hat

      I didnt see the update either so i just searched up tweetbot and just updated.

      • mahe

        thanks for the hint! 🙂

  • Straw hat

    Tweetbot’s great but it would be great if they add the fearure to change your header and let you turn on notifcations for certain people. And then it would be perfect.

  • leart

    iOS 7.0 or later is required?
    Ok I’ll stick with tweetbot 2 for another year or till ios 8

  • Fardeen Beharry

    i never used tweetbot but the default twitter app works just fine for my needs, how is tweetbot better than the native app?

  • Raúl Díez Martín

    Large previews makes the experience pretty much inefficient imo. What’s the point of seeing only one tweet and a half on the screen?

    • Lance Baker

      That’s why it’s an option.

  • BooBee

    Christian, in response to Tweetbot taking up over 1GB in your cloud. My app is only using 1.5Mb. I’d suggest you disable cloud back up, then turn it back on but if that doesn’t work I’d clear the cache in the app > disable cloud again then re-enable cloud. I know that works when I remove my pictures from my phone and cloud keeps hording the gigs from my old photo backup.

  • Sound_Mind24

    The only thing I don’t like about tweetbot 3, is that you have to view one picture at a time. I like how you can just slide the picture on twitter app and the next one shows up.

  • Evan Rothchild

    My biggest problem with tweetbot is the lack of being able to see who favorited a tweet. Is there a way to do it or am I correct?

  • jacobkwright

    Where is the iPad version? It’s been way too long.