Tweetbot for Twitter
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Tweetbot is a full-featured Mac OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & column views, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.
◆ Multiple Timelines. Quickly switch between your lists as your main timeline.
◆ Multiple Windows and Columns. Display timelines from different accounts side by side.
◆ Notification Center Support.
◆ Beautiful Retina graphics.
◆ Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. You can also mute hashtags and specific keywords.
◆ Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters between your Mac, iPhone and iPad via iCloud.
◆ Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp and Droplr.
◆ Save drafts, add locations and POI's, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.
For complete details on Tweetbot, visit tapbots.com/tweetbot/mac/
What's New in Version 1.6.1
- Fixed the issue with images being upscaled in the full-size image view
- Fixed the low resolution issue on small thumbnails
- Fixed the Open Links menu item
- Fixed Flickr image previews
- Fixed the issue with editing list descriptions
- Fixed the issues related to 10.7
I used to be an exclusive Tweetbot user across all platforms. When this version of Tweetbot was released on the Mac App Store, I did not hesitate to pay $20 for it. But they haven’t supported this app sufficiently. I’m not even requesting or desiring a refreshed look for Yosemite. Sure, that would be nice, but I’d simply like this app to not crash so often. If this were simply dependable, I wouldn’t have a complaint. But I can’t open apps like Photoshop or iTunes without crashing Tweetbot immediately. Frankly, Tweetbot can’t seem to handle any other activity other than a Safari window. I’m on a contemporary machine here, so I know hardware isn’t the issue. My computer is running fine except when Tweetbot is open.
That’s a disappointing reality for a once-great app. I am not sure what Tapbots is up to with Tweetbot. If they’re done with it for certain platforms or all platforms, though, I wish they’d just announce as much.
I keep waiting for them to solve a lot of problems, and I was prompted to write this review when I realized just how long I’d been waiting.
Inability to deliver timely updates is killing this app
This was once the app to beat; truly spectacular. But with increasing technical problems, lamentable lack of updates on both iOS and OS X, and an apparent inability to deliver an update, several other providers have done just that—beat it. Tapbots can obviously write software; early versions were some of the best user experience and interface design out there. But production is seemingly paralyzed. There’s a vague promise rattling around of a 2.0 release in the works, but Echofon, Twitterific, and even the Twitter-branded app have all leapfrogged past. Delivery is a feature—and the one principally lacking here. Guys, please buy a book on scrum or something. Look at your app reviews—we’re begging you to get a handle on this.
Nice icon, at least
Having purchased both the iOS & OS X versions of this app, oh, about 18 months ago, I always loved how seamlessly Tweetbot worked. Since that time, the OS X app has gone largely ignored, and now on Yosemite, the app is beyond long in the tooth. Scrolling lag, intermittent crashes, overall system unresponsiveness when Tweetbot is open, etc. This once great app has tumbled hard, going the way of a multitude of other third party developed apps over the years. Still, it has the best (in my opinion) app icon of anything offered via the App Store. Sadly, that’s about the only saving grace. I hope v.2.0 is not mere vaporware, and if it isn’t released soon, I’ll be moving on to something else, just assuming Tweetbot has been tossed aside by the devs.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jul 23, 2014
- Version: 1.6.1
- Size: 5.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tapbots
- © 2012-2014 Tapbots LLC
Compatibility: OS X 10.7.4 or later, 64-bit processor