Tapbots Releases 'Tweetbot' Twitter App for iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Tapbots, developer of several Mac and iOS apps including Calcbot, Convertbot and others, has released Tweetbot, a new Twitter client for the iPhone. Tweetbot debuted in the App Store yesterday and features customizable navigation and gestures, the ability to view lists as separate timelines as well as features also found in other iOS Twitter clients like URL shortening support, translations, and push notifications via Boxcar.

    Tapbots has created a demo video highlighting Tweetbot's features.

    Tapbots had revealed over a year ago that a Twitter client for the iPhone was in the works and last month indicated that it was "really close" to a release just a few days before Twitter declared that third-party developers should stop creating clients for the popular social networking service based on the company's new focus on a "consistent user experience" across platforms.

    Tweetbot is currently on sale for a special introductory price of $1.99 and requires iOS 4.1 or higher.

    Article Link: Tapbots Releases 'Tweetbot' Twitter App for iPhone
  2. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    It really is fantastic.

    I've been a die-hard Tweetie (and now 'Twitter for iPhone') user through both its versions. I still like it.

    But I've been using Tweetbot since last night and thus far I can still say that I like it better. Well, well worth the cost.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Not used it but from the video it shows nothing extra for me to choose it over the official app
  4. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Well, considering the fact that "it's easier to use" is the only real difference, I feel like you've put yourself into a nice catch-22.
  5. macrumors 68030

    Mar 30, 2004
    While the app does look great, especially swiping to see the full thread, it lacks too many things for me to purchase. Topping the list are lack of push notification, iPad compatibility, and fact that there are so many Twitter clients out there. It would've been more interesting if this was a Google Voice client instead.
  6. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I refuse to try another Twitter app. It's bad enough I use 3 different clients (Mac, iPad, iPhone) because we can't get one that does it all.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    This is a really nice app. Very polished, very feature complete. I think it's going to take over from Osfoora for me.
  8. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Being "easier to use" is a matter of opinion and not a fact.
  9. macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2010

    Looks nice and sounds great as Tapbots apps always do [I have Convertbot and Pastebot - both excellent five star apps] buuuut... the "Official" Twitter client is FREE and judging only by the video, this doesn't seem to bring anything I'd really use more, so....
  10. macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2008
    I used Echofon for Mac and iPhone. Had good number of features and can sync which tweets have been read.

    Tweetbot has the best interface out of all the app for iOS. I would say the number of features is on par with Echofon. But it's missing push (you have to get it through Boxcar) which is a big minus for me. I'm still giving Tweetbot a go in the meantime.
  11. macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    That's what I was thinking. While I haven't used it myself, it looks like a graphically softer version of the Twitter app. Not seeing the big deal (especially since I think Convertbot is a good looking but very inefficient conversion app [one conversion at a time ... really?]).
  12. macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2007
    Carlsbad, CA
    I really don't see what people see in this app. It's just another twitter client imo. Has a few improved features from the official client, but nothing to get excited about. Push support greatly outweighs any of these improvements.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    Replaced twitter for me on the iPod Touch. Really sick of most twitter clients making you go through extra panes of crap when you either just want to see an image, or visit a link. Tweetbot does that well, it also let's you report spammers easily.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2011
    I would say Echofon gets you pretty close to that.
  15. macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

    Jun 8, 2003
    I use TweetDeck on my MacBook and previously Twitter for iPhone on my iPhone. Now, I think I'm switching to Tweetbot!
  16. macrumors member

    May 25, 2004
    it does have push support why do people think it doesn't? Just download boxcar and select tweetbot. Problem solved.
  17. macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
    It's nice and it's fast. It adds a Lot of functionality that does not get in your way, like a lot of other third party Twitter apps. I particularly like how it deals with lists. I've tried them all and kept going back to the official Twitter app (except for the dickbar weeks, ugh).

    I transferring to Tweetbot as my main Twitter app. But I'll keep an eye on 'Tweetie,' which is what I still think of as the official Twitter app's name.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    After a week or so I still haven't made my mind up about this. While I like some of the features and how the UX works I just have so much muscle memory built up when it comes to Tweetie/Twitter for iPhone.

    I'll give it more time, but I can't help but think Twitter has got everything we need in their app.
  19. macrumors 603

    Aug 29, 2008
    App is nice on iPhone. iPad need a Twitter client, that actually looks and feels good, for me.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Best Twitter app for iPhone

    If you haven't tried Tweetings for iPhone yet, it is by far one of the better Twitter clients out there. I find it much better then the twitter app. It gives you more control/options over you app to how you want it to look. It has wifi stream connection to keep you tweets flowing as they happen, a lot of options for themes, font control, picture in timeline, option to empty cache, paging control, Push Notifications built in.......and much more. Check it out you won't be disappointed

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