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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Tweetbot for Mac Updated With Scrolling Improvements, Replies From Notifications




Tapbots has updated Tweetbot for Mac to version 1.4, adding both smoother scrolling and the ability to reply to tweets or DMs directly from notifications for users who are running OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

The updated app also includes faster refreshing on lists and saved searches, as well as several different bug fixes and performance enhancements.
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What's New in Version 1.4
- Smoother Scrolling (10.9 only)
- You can now reply to tweets/DMs from the notification itself (10.9 only)
- Lists and saved searches now refresh every 2 minutes instead of 4
- Fixed the issue where you'd see 'Please enable wifi' when fetching your location while composing a tweet
- Fixed the issue where searching your timeline, then scrolling to top then dismissing search field could move your timeline to the top
- Fixed a potential issue where app could hang when using secondary windows
- Fixed a few issues on 10.7
- Various bug fixes and improvements for 10.9
Tweetbot can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. [Direct Link]

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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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I'm happy to see this still going strong.
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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The updated app also includes faster refreshing on lists and saved searches, as well as several different bug fixes and performance enhancements.Tweetbot can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. [Direct Link]
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Just updated it... but not happy with the update at all!

Switching between Twitter Lists takes sometimes ~ 5 seconds now!?

I've already tried to clean install the newest update of Tweetbot again (cleaned all the app files with CleanmyMac), but doesn't help.

EDIT: Also the refreshing animation when scrolling/pulling from the top seems to be chunky and not smooth at all. This wasn't the case with the previous build.
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:40 PM   #6
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I'm not buying it now considering a redesign will probably come with another $20 price tag next year.
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:45 PM   #7
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Not related to mac, but does anyone feel like tweetbot accelerates battery loss? I felt like this on the 4S and 5 and I get the same feeling on my 5s. I swear that my phone feels a little warmer when tweetbot is being used compared to the default twitter app.

Maybe I'm going crazy.
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:46 PM   #8
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I guess it depends on how much you use the application.
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:47 PM   #9
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I would buy Tweetbot for Mac, but hesitant because I suspect Tweetbot 2 for Mac will be a paid update. I have not hesitated to fork over $2.99 for the iPhone version (and I have purchased iPad version as well), but $19.99 for a Twitter client is a different matter entirely. I would like more long term support.
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:53 PM   #10
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I would buy Tweetbot for Mac, but hesitant because I suspect Tweetbot 2 for Mac will be a paid update. I have not hesitated to fork over $2.99 for the iPhone version (and I have purchased iPad version as well), but $19.99 for a Twitter client is a different matter entirely. I would like more long term support.
I'm not Paul's biggest fan, but making you pay for an update is how developers stay in business. Microsoft doesn't give you free updates to Windows/Office. Until now, Apple didn't give you free updates of OS X or iLife or iWork. Just because it's on an app store doesn't mean the developers suddenly have the ability to work for free.
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:58 PM   #11
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I'm not Paul's biggest fan, but making you pay for an update is how developers stay in business. Microsoft doesn't give you free updates to Windows/Office. Until now, Apple didn't give you free updates of OS X or iLife or iWork. Just because it's on an app store doesn't mean the developers suddenly have the ability to work for free.
I don't disagree and I have purchased numerous apps from Tapbots (Convertbot, Calcbot, Tweetbot for iPhone, Tweetbot 2 for iPhone, Tweetbot for iPad, Pastebot).

And when it comes to Tweetbot for Mac, I understand and sympathize with Tapbots since Twitter is imposing token limits, which hampers how much they can earn from their effort.

Having said that, $19.99 for a Twitter client is a borderline ridiculous, especially since Tapbots may roll out a paid version 2 upgrade to coincide with OS X 10.10.
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Old Nov 21, 2013, 07:26 AM   #12
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Looks like the update has now been pulled from the AppleStore - at least I can't download it from Software Update.
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Old Nov 21, 2013, 08:54 AM   #13
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App Store via the UK reporting: " item temporarily not available. Please try later " for Tweetbot upgrade.
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Why is my app store telling me this is not available in the USA?
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Why is my app store telling me this is not available in the USA?
Same here in Canada
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Not available in the Dutch Appstore either.
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Old Nov 21, 2013, 01:11 PM   #17
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It should be explained in advance this is the Tweetbot upgrade plan

Not everybody knows about the previous upgrade for a fee, so...

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I'm not Paul's biggest fan, but making you pay for an update is how developers stay in business. Microsoft doesn't give you free updates to Windows/Office. Until now, Apple didn't give you free updates of OS X or iLife or iWork. Just because it's on an app store doesn't mean the developers suddenly have the ability to work for free.
Actually, that's the model. Everything in the app store = free updates for life, which is one of the challenges with the model. In-app paid updates (which as a developer, I recognize are more difficult to design) are more palatable for many, and there's always the option of charging more for the apps in the beginning (or after you have a following that praises the app).

Remember, the Angry Birds series is still updating *very old* versions of the game with new content, bringing in new buyers and greatly pleasing the people who bought one of the games early on. I sympathize with the companies that have large developer teams and I understand why Real Mac Software has gone to a "no discounts" strategy for pricing -- but Tweetbot is only one challenger away from vanishing. It's by far the best client IMHO and I own the original, 2, and 3 for iOS and the Mac version - but if another company duplicated the functionality and style (which happens all the time), how many people would change? Probably quite a few.
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but Tweetbot is only one challenger away from vanishing. It's by far the best client IMHO and I own the original, 2, and 3 for iOS and the Mac version - but if another company duplicated the functionality and style (which happens all the time), how many people would change? Probably quite a few.
The problem with developing a new Twitter client– and the reason you haven't seen new ones– is that the total number of sales are capped by Twitter itself.
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Old Nov 21, 2013, 04:14 PM   #20
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I stand corrected.

I contacted Tapbots and they promise free version 2 update for existing 1.x users. So I just purchased. The app feels somewhat outdated (as with Tweetbot for iPad), but functionally good.
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I would buy Tweetbot for Mac, but hesitant because I suspect Tweetbot 2 for Mac will be a paid update. I have not hesitated to fork over $2.99 for the iPhone version (and I have purchased iPad version as well), but $19.99 for a Twitter client is a different matter entirely. I would like more long term support.
I could be wrong but I read that while Tweetbot 2 for iPhone and iPad will be paid upgrades, the updated OSX client will be free. For the time being, at least.
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