Tweetbot for Mac pulled from Mac App Store

Tapbots, the maker of popular third-party Twitter application Tweebot, has brought back the application to the Mac App Store after pulling it over the weekend.

“We’ve worked with Twitter to resolve Tweetbot for Mac authentication issues,” Tapbots said in a tweet on Monday. “The app should be back on the Mac App Store soon.” 

Tweetbot was pulled from the App Store after the application was no longer accepting new logins, a tell-tale sign that Tweetbot for Mac had reached its token limit. Users whose account were already authenticated could get past the re-authentication screen be deleting the “force_login=TRUE” text in the URL after entering their Twitter credentials.

Twitter has been taking a lot of heat since it began limiting the number of tokens issued to third-party clients in August 2012. Some fans interpreted the move as a sign that the micro-blogging startup wants to get rid of Twitter clients in favor of its own official web and mobile app.

You can download Tweetbot from the Mac App Store for $19.

Source: App Store via Tweetbot

  • Dany Quirion

    why are ppl giving so much attention to that app?

    • Jake Smith

      it’s really good

      • Dany Quirion

        but WHY, what makes it so good, be a little more descriptive …

      • Eric_Flynn

        Why not take a look at and see for yourself? Its not called the best twitter client for iOS/Mac for nothing.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Still ugly and not updated. Meh.
    Height of laziness.

    • I’m inclined to agree with you. It’s sad really since there’s so much that could be added for example handoff between iOS and OS X…

  • basilis

    still ridiculously expensive.

    • Mike Chu

      its expensive because of twitter’s tokens. If it weren’t for those, i’m sure it’d be cheaper

      • Me

        Explain the other apps being free.

        It’s expensive for no reason.. It’s okay to say it.

      • basilis

        Nevertheless people are only interested in their pockets.

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      Still no iPad or Mac UI redesign.

  • GadgetQueenn

    Sure, Tapbot apps are nice, but I’m kind of done with them.