Tweetbot is a wonderful Twitter client that’s powerful and a joy to use. Sync your timeline across your iPhone, iPad, and Mac (Tweetbot for Mac also available in the Mac App Store). Mute tweets by users, hashtags, tweet sources, or keywords (including regex). 3rd Party support for image, video, read later, and timeline sync services. Tweetbot also has all the features you’d expect in a full-featured Twitter client like lists and direct messages, a night theme for low-light reading, and much more.
What’s New in Version 4:
- iPad Support (Universal)
- Landscape Support on iPhone and iPad
- New Column View in Landscape on iPad and the iPhone 6+
- Split View Multi-tasking on iPad
- More Granular Mute Filter Settings
- Quick Reply from Notifications
- Safari View Controller with Support for Content Blockers
- Improved User Profiles
- Improved Status Detail
- Refreshed User Interface
- Many Optimizations Under the Hood
Column View on iPad and iPhone 6+.
Tweetbot just got a lot more powerful with the new column view. Just rotate your iPad or iPhone 6+ to landscape and have a column dedicated to a list, search result, mentions, statistics, or activity stream.
Other Notable Features:
- Support for 3rd party services
- Add multiple accounts
- Powerful mute filters
- Push notifications
- Customizable navigation (iPhone)
- Save and edit tweet drafts
- Edit and view lists
- Timeline sync across multiple devices
- Night theme for low-light reading
- Smart gestures to quickly access tweet details, reply, retweet and favorite.
- Status display customization
On August 16th Twitter will disable parts of their public interface that we use in Tweetbot. Because Twitter has chosen not to provide alternatives to these interfaces we have been forced to disable or degrade certain features. We're sorry about this, but unfortunately this is totally out of our control.
- Timeline streaming on WiFi is now disabled. Your timelines will now refresh automatically every 1-2 minutes instead.
- Push notifications for Mentions and Direct Messages will now be delayed by a few minutes.
- Push notifications for Likes, Retweets, Follows and Quotes have been disabled. We'll be investigating bring some of these back in the future.
- Activity and Stats tabs have been removed.
- Watch app, which depended heavily on Activity data, has been removed.
Ratings and Reviews
It was good while it lasted
Tweetbot has been a fantastic client for Twitter, and I've never experienced any glitches. Its GUI is intuitive and clean, and importantly lacks the ads that Twitter's app shows. However, Twitter has been ending support for various APIs that make third party apps like Tweetbot possible and useful. As a result and through no fault of the developers of Tweetbot, Tweetbot's usefulness and features are in decline. They have had to recently end features such as user statistics because that info is no longer being pushed by Twitter to third parties. It's a shame, and while the app still functions flawlessly, the increasing stripping of features is becoming an annoyance. It's not Tweetbot's fault, but it does mean that my otherwise heartfelt recommendation for the app has to be made with the important caveat that third party twitter clients are no longer really supported by Twitter and thus Tweetbot is not as useful as it should be. My experience with the app has been excellent otherwise, but I suspect that in the future Tweetbot might not really function properly at all if Twitter keeps scrapping support for their APIs. It's at that point that I will probably stop using Twitter though.
Now, always, and forever the best
Social media apps are generally made for the purpose of hooking their users, pulling them into a forever loop of stats and notifications. Tweetbot has always been good for getting out of that loop, with an interface that deemphasizes numbers and puts the things that actually matter in the forefront. Due to meddling from Twitter, they've had to remove a few features such as notifications for likes and retweets, and reply and message notifications have gotten slower. They've removed the page showing which tweets of yours are popular.
That's sad for the devs who have to compete with the main app, but I turned off those features years ago. What's left is an experience full of what you want to use twitter for in the first place, without annoying things that you don't want. It's a social media app that you only pick up when you want it. There's no reason to use anything else.
A twitter without tweetbot is not worth using. If twitter turns off support for apps like this I will leave the service entirely.
Watch functionality useless
I bought this under the impression I’d be able to enjoy twitter on my new Apple Watch using it. It does support watch, as indicated by the existence of an app for it accompanying the main app. I found after purchasing that the app only supports twitter “activity,” which isn’t clear, but seems to be only notifications of notable account events like follows and messages being received. Not at all what I was looking for, nor is it in any way helpful.
I wrote Tapbots support, who indicated that reading twitter on Apple Watch isn’t fun. I’m not quite sure why they then advertise Apple Watch functionality. Why not remove it entirely? In any case, I petitioned for a refund of my purchase, and they directed me to iTunes support. Fair enough, except that their correspondences were entirely without empathy or attempts to understand. Classic case of Silicon Valley app developers disassociated from their clientele? Maybe I’m making a mountain of a mole hill, but had they shown any care, I might have felt inclined to forget about it and move on. I’ll remember it, and won’t purchase anything else from them, nor will I recommend them and their products to others.
- 15.6 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2012-2018 Tapbots LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.