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
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.
I love Tweetbot, I've paid for it three times. Unfortunately, the developers seem slow to innovate or improve the app. The "create topic" feature seemed an exciting step in that direction, but we've seen nothing since. Loading replies on the tweet detail page still freezes the app. Tweets I've liked on the web or in the Twitter app display unliked in Tweetbot. When Twitter switched to showing link previews, people started tweeting links without describing them; on Tweetbot I have to load the webpage to see what headline made my friend say "omg this 👇." Tweets with polls don't appear properly, when they could at least show a link to the tweet in Safari. Now the Twitter app shows total replies, retweets, and likes within the timeline. Tweetbot misses out.
My favorite features are the reverse chronological order and the lack of ads. They've kept me using the app for years. But the Twitter app is outpacing it.
Some improvements are needed
This is great app, I'd say better than the official one but not by far.
What I like most is the ability to switch devices and the app seamlessly remembers where you left it, I'd say that's the single most important feature of Tweetbot.
But where the app falls short is: (1) you can't see who liked other people's tweets (e.g. sometimes I want to know if a friend of mine did), (2) it takes one click to know how popular a tweet is (the official app shows small icons with the number of likes and retweets), and (3) voting is not supported yet. (4) on your activity tab, it would be nice that after clicking a liked tweet, Tweetbot showed you the tweet and not the person who liked it.
For a $10 app (or $20 if you install it in your Mac as well), I think developers should work harder on at least delivering what the official app does.
- 12.2 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.