How to add landscape mode, cellular streaming, and native favorite access to Tweetbot

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 12, 2015

Recently, I’ve started using the official Twitter app more. I like some of the features that the Twitter app has, such as native access to see who’s favorited your tweets, notifications on an individual user basis, native video support, etc.

But even with all of those features, I still find myself going back to Tweetbot 3. The user experience found in Tweetbot is so much more thought-out and refined, and the animations, sounds and graphics are charming. Needless to say, despite its limitations, I always go back to Tweetbot.

If you feel the same way that I do, and you’re jailbroken, then Tweetbot+ will certainly be of interest to you. It brings many new features to the table to enhance the Tweetbot 3 experience, such as cellular streaming, native favorite access, landscape mode, and more. Our full video walkthrough showcases all of the major features. Read More


Tweetbot developer lays out iOS and Mac app roadmap, makes Weightbot free

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 26, 2015

Today, developer Tapbots has shared some updates concerning state of development of its popular iOS and Mac Twitter client, Tweetbot, and the whole software lineup for that matter.

For starters, a completely redesigned Tweetbot 2.0 for Mac with Yosemite-friendly look and feel has been in the works for quite some time now. Tweetbot 4.0 for iOS is being readied as well.

“We are going to do a better job keeping our current apps up to date with each new OS release,” they promised. In addition, the company announced closing other projects in order to focus resources on upcoming (and long overdue) updates to Tweetbot for Mac and iPad. Read More


Tweetbot for iPhone gains Twitter video support, improved GIFs

By Jake Smith on Feb 23, 2015

Tapbots has updated its Tweetbot app with new features on Monday with the release of version 3.5.2, most notably bringing support for Twitter’s native video. Read More


Tweetbot 2 for Yosemite coming soon, will be free update

By Jake Smith on Feb 4, 2015

Tapbots, the development firm behind popular Twitter application Tweetbot, announced on Wednesday the app will soon see an update for OS X Yosemite.

Along with a teaser image for the update, which shows a more transparent user interface to better gel with Yosemite, Tapbots said the update would be available to existing customers for free.  Read More


Tweetbot for Mac returns to Mac App Store

By Jake Smith on Jan 26, 2015

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.”  Read More


Tweetbot for Mac pulled from Mac App Store over running afoul of Twitter’s token ceiling

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 25, 2015

Bad news, Tweetbot fans. Developer Paul Haddad woke up this morning to the realization that his popular Twitter client for the Mac has been pulled from the Mac App Store.

As if the app’s disappearance wasn’t enough, existing copies are experiencing authentication issues, allegedly over reaching Twitter’s strict limits on how many users are permitted to login to a particular application, as first discovered by 9to5Mac.

“We are aware of Tweetbot for Mac authentication issues,” reads the official tweet from developer Tapbots. “We have contacted Twitter and are waiting for a response. Thanks for your patience.” Read More


Tweetbot delivers iPhone 6 support, iOS 8 Extensions, Interactive Notifications and more

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 1, 2014

Tweetbot, the popular Twitter client for the iPhone and iPad by Tapbots, on Wednesday issed a substantial refresh to its iPhone app, bringing out a couple iOS 8 goodies and other enhancements available across both iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices.

A free update for existing users, Tweetbot 3.5 includes native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so your timeline no longer looks fuzzy as the app takes full advantage of every single pixel of screen real estate.

It’s also optimized for iOS 8 with support for Share Sheet extensions, custom actions and actionable notifications that can be interacted with on the Lock screen, within the Notification Center and right on the alert banner. Read More


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 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 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 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

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