Tweetbot 3 quietly rolls out animated GIF support via iOS media player

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 26, 2014

You’re probably aware that Twitter began supporting animated GIFs via its web interface in mid-June. If so, you may also recall that Twitter’s iOS client has picked up support for this popular file format a mere week later.

The feature isn’t exclusive to the company’s own mobile apps: Twitter soon after updated its API to let makers of third-party clients implement direct GIF sharing via pic.twitter.com links.

Tapbots’ Tweetbot, one of the best Twitter clients for the Mac and iOS devices, does not officially recognize animated GIFs. That’s why tapping a pic.twitter.com GIF link in Tweetbot for iPhone opens the detail view for the tweet itself rather than play the embedded animation inline.

This has been driving me nuts – but not anymore. As it turns out, Tapbots yesterday issued a maintenance update to Tweetbot for the iPhone and iPod touch which apparently adds support for animated GIFs via Twitter’s pic.twitter.com links. Strangely enough, the official release notes make no mention of this nice little addition whatsoever… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac updated with support for multiple images, bug fixes and more

By Joe Rossignol on Jul 1, 2014

Tapbots has released an update for its popular Twitter desktop client Tweetbot for Mac this afternoon, bumping the app to version 1.6. Tweetbot now supports viewing and posting multiple images using the built-in Twitter photo service, although multiple images won’t show up in search or the streaming timeline until Twitter enables the feature in the future…  Read More

 

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone updated with support for viewing/posting multiple images

By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2014

The Tapbots have updated their popular Tweetbot 3 app for iPhone this morning. The update brings the Twitter client to version 3.4, and brings about a handful of new features, including support for multiple image viewing/posting, and more.

Users can now view and post multiple images from within Tweetbot 3, although Tapbots cautions that multiple images won’t show up in search or streaming timelines until Twitter enables support. We have the full change log after the break… Read More

 

Update your Tweetbot iOS apps before they stop working

By Cody Lee on May 24, 2014

The Tapbots issued updates for their Tweetbot Twitter clients on iOS last night, bringing the iPhone app to version 3.3.2 and the iPad version to 2.8.8. Both change logs note that these are critical updates, and that older versions of Tweetbot will soon stop working.

The developers published a post on their blog to better explain the situation, noting that folks from Twitter’s Platform Operations group contacted them a few weeks ago asking them to make a small change in the way that Tweetbot talks with the Twitter API… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac gains thumbnail size option and three-finger swiping

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 21, 2014

Tapbot’s popular Twitter client for iOS and OS X, Tweetbot, has been refreshed on the Mac with a few fixes and two new features.

Version 1.5, now available in the Mac App Store as a free upgrade to existing users, lets you choose the size of inline image thumbnails in your timelines, a feature developers added to the iPhone and iPod touch client earlier this month.

And for those who take advantage of multitouch gestures in OS X, Tweetbot now supports swiping left and right with three fingers to navigate through your timelines without having to manually click on the back button… Read More

 

TwitkaFly brings Twitter quick reply and quick compose to iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 10, 2014

If you’ve been around the jailbreak scene for any considerable amount of time, then you probably recognize the name TwitkaFly. It’s a jailbreak tweak that’s been around since the iOS 4 days, and it allows you to use quick reply and quick compose features with Twitter.

TwitkaFly was just recently updated for iOS 7, and it brings with it a fresh coat of paint and compatibility with Apple’s latest OS release. As you’ll see from our video walkthrough, TwitkaFly isn’t perfect, but it’s a tweak that you should definitely consider if you’re a big time user of the official Twitter app or Tweetbot Read More

 

Tweetbot 3.3 is out with larger images, Avenir font, mute enhancements and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 10, 2014

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… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac refreshed with conversation icon, ‘Save Image As’ option

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 31, 2014

Tapbots has just issued a maintenance update to Tweetbot for Mac which added a pair of feature tweaks and some bug fixes. Tweetbot version 1.4.2, now available as a free update in the Mac App Store, finally allows you to save images from tweets to folders other than the default Downloads folder.

There’s also a new conversation icon next to tweets that are a reply to another tweet, which allows for a more visual navigation and helps make sense of your feed.

The full breakdown is after the break… Read More

 

How to enable Tweetbot 3 streaming over 3G/LTE

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 26, 2014

One of the main reasons why I could never see myself switching from Tweetbot 3 to the official Twitter app has to do with streaming. More specifically, Tweetbot allows you to have real-time streaming timeline updates, while the official Twitter app does not.

But even Tweetbot’s streaming has limitations. For example, you can’t stream your timeline while on LTE/3G, as it only works with Wi-Fi.

Tweetbot 3 Stream 3G/LTE is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to use Tweetbot’s streaming timeline while on a cellular connection. Have a look inside for a few more details about this handy tweak. Read More

 

Tweetbot 3 gains support for viewing images in Direct Messages

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 30, 2013

One of the most-loved Twitter clients for the iPhone and iPad, Tapbots’ Tweetbot, has been updated with the ability to view images included in Direct Messages.

Available as a free update in the App Store, Tweetbot version 3.2.1 brings various bug fixes and the ability to view images attached to Direct Messages.

Twitter has enabled image attachments in Direct Messages two weeks ago and Tweetbot is among the first apps to support this neat little feature… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac updated with major bug fixes

By Cody Lee on Dec 30, 2013

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot posted an update for its Mac application this weekend, bringing the app to version 1.4.1. The update looks fairly minor on the surface, but it includes a handful of serious bug fixes.

Long-time Tweetbot for Mac users will be happy to hear that the new version finally fixes that pesky issue where you can see “x unread items” but can’t scroll up to see them, and various other interface annoyances… Read More

 

Tweetbot updated with Night theme, quick account switching/re-ordering and more

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 27, 2013

Tweetbot, my go-to Twitter client for the iPhone, iPad and Mac, has been updated with an awesome new Night mode, easier account switching, account re-ordering and other perks.

Now available in the App Store as a free download for existing users, Tweetbot 3.2 for the iPhone and iPod touch includes a couple usual bug fixes and performance improvements while adding long-hold on the Favorite button to fav from another account.

I’ve included the full changelog after the break… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac updated with quick notification replies, smoother scrolling

By Cody Lee on Nov 20, 2013

Tapbots has updated Tweetbot for Mac this afternoon, bringing the app to version 1.4. The update brings about the ability for OS X Mavericks users to reply to tweets or direct messages, directly from notifications.

The new app also includes a number of other welcome improvements as well, such as smoother scrolling (10.9 only) and faster refreshing on lists and saved searches. And as usual, there are a flurry of bug fixes… Read More

 

Tweetbot 3 gets swipe actions, lists as timeline, text size independently of iOS 7 Dynamic Type

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2013

Tapbots’ Tweetbot, the popular iPhone, iPad and Mac client for Twitter, has been updated today on the App Store with a dozen new tweaks that will enhance your productivity.

My favorite improvement has got to be the ability to set in-app typeface independently of my system-wide text size preference, as defined under iOS 7 Settings > General > Text Size.

The enhancements in Tweetbot 3.1, among other tweaks, include the new square avatars, the ability to email conversations and hide profile badgets, quick reply (or other action) via the right-swipe gesture and the return of the ‘Last tweet x minutes ago’ label and using a list as your timeline.

Changelog is right after the break… Read More

 

Tweetbot 3 is out with all-new design for iOS 7

By Cody Lee on Oct 24, 2013

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… Read More

 

Tweetbot for iOS 7 has been submitted to Apple for approval

By Sébastien Page on Oct 18, 2013

Tweetbot users who have been waiting for an updated version of the app for iOS 7 can rejoice, as it has been submitted to Apple for approval.

In a blog post published yesterday on the company’s website, Tapbots explain they were taken by surprise by iOS 7, and that the app required more than a fresh coat of paint. The upcoming version of Tweetbot for iPhone will be a brand new app that has been reworked from the ground up.

Although the developers don’t mention anything about pricing in their blog post, it’s safe to assume the new version of Tweetbot for iPhone will be a new app, which means you’ll have to pay full price for it… Read More

 

Tweetbot updated with support for Instagram video

By Cody Lee on Jun 27, 2013

Facebook caused quite a commotion last week when they unveiled a new Instagram feature that allows you to capture and post 15-second videos. It was an instant hit, prompting users to upload more than 5 million clips in just 24 hours.

My Twitter stream has since been flooded with Instagram videos, posted by everyone from celebrities to tech pundits. And unfortunately, because I use Tweetbot, I haven’t been able to watch them in-app. But that changed this afternoon… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac refreshed with Media timeline, profile cover image support

By Christian Zibreg on May 30, 2013

TapBots’ Tweetbot to this date is my go-to Twitter client, both on iOS and Mac. The iOS app was updated a month ago with a handy new Media timeline, revamped image viewer and a few under-the-hood tweaks. Today, Tapbots gave the Mac edition some love.

On top of fixing a few nagging issues, the new Tweetbot 1.3 brings the Media timeline to your desktop. As part of Twitter’s new guidelines, tweet details now have favorite and retweet counts, which comes in handy when checking how viral a tweet is. Another nice-to-have: the Mac edition now supports Twitter’s profile cover images… Read More

 

TweetBot 2.8 released with Media Timeline and overhauled image viewer

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 23, 2013

TapBot’s TweetBot isn’t the most affordable Twitter client on iOS, but the download is definitely worth every cent, at least as far as I’m concerned.

And with Twitter killing off its TweetDeck software on iOS, Android and AIR platforms beginning May 7, the selection of free Twitter clients on the App Store is about to become a little less comprehensive.

If you were looking for an excuse to treat yourself to a copy of TweetBot – which costs three bucks for the iPhone/iPod touch and an additional $3 for the iPad edition – you’ll be wise to consider taking the plunge following today’s update, TweetBot 2.8. Check out the new features right after the break… Read More

 

How Tweetbot pirates expose themselves on Twitter

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 27, 2013

Just to make it clear: iDB does not condone piracy. Quite the opposite, we strongly condemn it. While no accurate data exist on how widespread the App Store piracy issue is, by all accounts it’s anything but neglectable, especially when certain dudes jailbreak their devices with the sole purpose of using pirated apps. Tapbots, the people behind the popular Twitter client called Tweetbot, has found a novel way to identify users who are pirating the app.

It gets even better: these folks actually have been exposing themselves on – oh the irony – Twitter. Regardless, I doubt public exposure is going to shame them, let alone persuade them to pay for Tweetbot… Read More

 
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