Popular iOS Twitter Client Tweetbot 4 Gets First Discount of 2017, Dropping From $10 to $5

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Tweetbot is one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients, and this week developer Tapbots has dropped the price of the latest version of the app -- Tweetbot 4 -- by 50 percent, from $9.99 to $4.99. The last time a similar price drop happened was December 2016, so the app had yet to see a discount throughout 2017.

    It's not clear how long the discount will last, but given the length of previous sales (around 4-5 days), it should stick around until October 7-8.


    The app lets you mute tweets by hashtags, users, sources, or keywords, includes an automatic night mode that turns on or off depending on the brightness of your iPhone's screen, and has basic Twitter features like direct messages and lists. Tweetbot 4 also retains Twitter's old reverse chronological timeline order, and doesn't surface cards that suggest Tweets you may have missed or that you might like.

    Additionally today, Fry's has marked down BeatsX Earphones to a notable low of $94, in comparison to the traditional retail price of $150. You can purchase the earphones in Grey, Blue, White, and Black, and the discount will appear once the item is placed in your cart. This deal ends tomorrow, October 7.

    Nodus Access Case (left) and Shell Case (right)

    Nodus has a discount on iPhone X cases, offering 10 percent off the Access Case and Shell Case when you pre-order each accessory ahead of their respective late October and early November delivery estimates. The Access Case is a leather portfolio case with room for credit cards, while the Shell Case lets you attach your iPhone to any surface using the included micro dock accessory.

    We just launched our new giveaway for the week as well, so head here for a chance to win a TS3 Thunderbolt Station 3 dock from CalDigit. For more of this week's deals, including a one-day-only discount on the UE MEGABOOM right now at Best Buy, be sure to head over to our Deals Roundup.

    Article Link: Popular iOS Twitter Client Tweetbot 4 Gets First Discount of 2017, Dropping From $10 to $5
  2. Howl's Castle macrumors regular

    Howl's Castle

    Sep 13, 2016
    I'll stick with Twitteriffic. I'd rather not pay 10$ every few years for a new version.

    Disclaimer: I spent a LOT of money on Apps. Over $500+ over Android, iOS, Windows and Windows Phone.
  3. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    probably preparing for Tweetbot 5 with notch support
  4. earthTOmitchel Contributing Editor


    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    I was skeptical about paying for the updates as well, but now I can't see how I'd ever go back. Especially with syncing my timelines between Mac/iOS, the insane list of mute filters I've accumulated, and the dark mode/iPhone brightness feature.

    The one major thing I want from Tweetbot next is GIF support in replies and a better search function. When I want to find someone specific but don't know their handle, I usually have to jump over to Twitter's main app because it has better suggestions and makes that part easier imo.
  5. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Ditto this. Search is the biggest reason I still use Twitter.app over Tweetbot. Especially auto-complete search. I find myself searching Twitter almost as much as Google.

    At this point I mainly use Tweetbot on my iPad, for the streaming timeline. Perfect for a 2nd screen experience watching sports or a breaking news story. Even though Twitter has become more developer-friendly in recent years, there's still too many private APIs for 3rd party clients to maintain feature parity.
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Hopefully this means tweetbot 5 is coming soon. I skipped 4 and am still using 3
  7. Sappharad macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2009
    I started using Tweetbot several years back specifically for the mute feature, which I believe other clients have now. I kept using it because of the corresponding mac client and the fact that they stay in sync.

    My only real complaint about it that hasn't been brought up yet is the lack of polls. I'll occasionally see messages where someone asks a question and reply, only to find out later that the tweet was a poll but I had no idea because Tweetbot doesn't support polls. From what I understand, this technically isn't their fault directly because Twitter doesn't provide an API for polls, but it would be nice if they had a work-around.
  8. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    I was a diehard Tweetbot user until the last big update to the official Twitter client. Since then, Twitter does more than Tweetbot 4, and actually seems to look and work better.

    IMO, Twitter > Tweetbot 4, but that's entirely because of the limitations Twitter is imposing on 3rd party clients. :/
  9. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    I ditched Tweetbot after years, and went with the default Twitter app. Lazy developers.

    Now that the default Twitter app is actually decent, I can't see a need for 3rd party apps. Unless you're a business and have special requirements of Twitter.
  10. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Been using Tweetbot for years as well now. Initially moved because of the chronological timeline. Now I love how all clients (iPhone, iPad and Mac) keep the timeline in sync.

    Genuinely curious as I haven't used the official app for a while - does it have the ability to keep the timeline chronological and free of ads? Timeline sync at all?
  11. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    you can keep it chronological. no add free option
  12. joueboy macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2008
    Tweetbot 5 is around the corner. They almost got me the last time and I think it was here at Macrumors when they advertised it too. Something fishy about this save your money and maybe stay away from this scammy...
  13. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
  14. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    And worth every cent.
  15. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  16. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Think of it, if nothing else, as a small price to pay to get rid of the ads.
  17. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    FYI — many of the features missing in Tweetbot are the result of Twitter withholding features from 3rd party devs, not laziness.
  18. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    No but they're lazy too.
  19. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    I got it at launch for $5.

    Now, I disagree entirely.

    Now, I disagree entirely.

    I honestly don't find the single, clearly marked as Promoted, ad to be that big of a deal. And if one ad per time that I load the client is the price to pay to keep the service in business, I'll scroll past that one, single, clearly marked ad.
  20. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Regardless of what some people think, I think Tweetbot is worth every penny. I check Twitter multiple times a day and I'm not a fan of the official Twitter app. I have been using Tweetbot for years now and will continue to do so, unless Tapbots goes under (and I hope they don't).

    It's really a shame Twitter limits third party API's.

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