Tweetbot 2 for Mac Launches With OS X Yosemite Redesign and New Features

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Following several months of development, Tapbots today released Tweetbot 2 for Mac with a major visual overhaul inspired by the flat design of OS X Yosemite and more consistent with the iPhone version of the Twitter client. Tweetbot 2 for Mac is available as a free update through the Mac App Store for existing Tweetbot users and has been discounted to $12.99 from its regular $19.99 price for the first time ever.

Tweetbot 2 for Mac (left) compared to original Tweetbot for Mac (right)

The major visual changes in Tweetbot 2 for Mac include flatter tabs and controls, redesigned user profiles with a new "Recent Photos" section, a new iOS-like user interface when clicking on or viewing the details of individual tweets, circular profile photos, profile photos for retweets and iMessage-like chat bubbles for direct messages. Overall, the software has a more simplified and clean appearance.

Tweetbot 2 for Mac also features a new timeline search option, verified account badges and improved list organization. There is a new three-pane toggle in the bottom-left corner that makes it much more convenient to open lists in a new window or column, view all of your lists or search Twitter. A list can easily be removed or detached into a separate window by right clicking its title bar at the top.


My first impressions of Tweetbot 2 are overwhelmingly positive, as the updated Twitter client has provided a faster and more fluid experience during my testing. The original version of Tweetbot for Mac would occasionally crash on me, and resizing the app would sometimes result in choppiness or lag, but I have not been able to reproduce either of those issues using Tweetbot 2.

Tweetbot for Mac is on sale for $12.99 on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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Ludatyk

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They need to update their iPad app.
They mention in the article that this update was consistent with the iPhone & iPad versions.

And I never noticed any news on the iPad update, I had to go and check if it's indeed been updated. But still no update to it..
 

Abazigal

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I use TweetDeck and it's free. $13 lol.
That or the stock twitter app would probably suffice if you are a very basic twitter user, IMO.

But I hate ads, and I think developers should get paid for good work. I think Twitter really screwed developers over with their limited tokens system, I really like the tweetbot app on my iPhone, and I want the company to continue supporting it for the iPad as well.

So...app purchased.
 

WordsmithMR

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I've been a really happy user with TweetBot. They updated their iOS version very quickly once Twitter changed their retweet/quote... Been waiting a while for the OS X version to update... And it doesn't seem like they even added that feature -_- That is very disappointing. I mean overall the app is great, never crashes, and haven't had any issues with multiple windows being opened, however I do wish they would update the OS X version to work as good as the iOS.

Edit: Well just as I hit send on this I got my first crash ever with the app >_>
 
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Tweetbot is the only app that I use (or would use) all the time that looks extremely outdated on my iPad. So I end up not using it very often and just user Twitter on my iPhone. The Mac version looked dated but it's not as noticeable since Yosemite is newer and not as many apps have updated so it's not as bad. So I wish they could have focused more on the iPad than the Mac. On the iPad Tweetbot sticks out like a sore thumb. Coming up on the two year anniversary of iOS 7 and the new flatter design, I'm disappointed that there isn't an iPad update which I would gladly pay for. They do make good software, they just need to hire some more guys to help them as I think it's still mainly two people who do it plus one guy they contract with to help make the Mac version.

It's curious that they dropped the price as they aren't really known for doing that very often. I wonder if Twitter has relaxed their token rules somewhat? Especially for platforms like the Mac that they've seemingly abandoned. The main reason they were priced at a higher tier—if you could even call it that because $20 is nothing for a quality desktop app—is because of the artificial limits Twitter put on their revenue.
 
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viachicago22

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I use Tweetbot on iPhone and Mac and while I still prefer them over the native Twitter app, the gap has certainly closed. They simply do not update frequently enough, and when they do its mostly a visual only update. There aren't enough new features being added. I don't pretend to know Tapbots financials but it seems to me like they should spend some money to hire some more devs.
 

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Wow. Well that's been a long, long, long time coming! Glad it's finally here now! Although their iPad app needs to follow suit!
 

hobsgrg

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Still overpriced
Unfortunately the developers need to charge a relatively large amount because Twitter screwed over third party developers with limited tokens. This means there is only a limited number of users they can sell it to, so instead of 1,000 users paying $2 it is much better for them to have 100 users paying $20.

The developers are awesome, it is way better than the official app and it means no ads so it is worth it if you value quality over cost.
 
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Cougarcat

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I've been a really happy user with TweetBot. They updated their iOS version very quickly once Twitter changed their retweet/quote... Been waiting a while for the OS X version to update... And it doesn't seem like they even added that feature -_- That is very disappointing. I mean overall the app is great, never crashes, and haven't had any issues with multiple windows being opened, however I do wish they would update the OS X version to work as good as the iOS.

Edit: Well just as I hit send on this I got my first crash ever with the app >_>

In the 9to5Mac review it says that it's getting the new quote feature in the next update.
 

WordsmithMR

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In the 9to5Mac review it says that it's getting the new quote feature in the next update.
Ah thanks for the heads up... Was hoping it would've been this update since they've been working on it for a while and have been hyping it up... Luckily I tweet more from my phone.
 

AdeFowler

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I've been a happy user since 2012. Just been having a play with the new version and had my first ever crash! The app became unresponsive, and wouldn't scroll. Not a good start. Looks nice though.
 

Watabou

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Does anyone know if Tweetbot sends desktop notifications on each and every tweet like the Twitter app? Or at least, can you enable notifications if a user tweets? If so, I might just buy it.

I keep using the official Twitter app on OS X just because I like the desktop notifications on every tweet. And yeah, I know this sounds bad, but I only follow a handful of people, and notifications on their tweets are really great.
 

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Kind of want. Currently use TweetDeck and I'm happy with it.

My issue is the update speed. TweetBot 3 for iPad never came and now they're promising 4 for iPad but it's been over a year since we've seen an update. Don't want to buy this just to have them never update it. I have a feeling sticking with TweetDeck is the best option as it's owned by Twitter and will see the most frequent updates most likely.

Thoughts?
 

hobsgrg

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Does anyone know if Tweetbot sends desktop notifications on each and every tweet like the Twitter app? Or at least, can you enable notifications if a user tweets? If so, I might just buy it.

I keep using the official Twitter app on OS X just because I like the desktop notifications on every tweet. And yeah, I know this sounds bad, but I only follow a handful of people, and notifications on their tweets are really great.
Yes although it warns you first that it is usually a very bad idea!
 

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Watabou

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Yes although it warns you first that it is usually a very bad idea!
Great! Thanks for this. I might just switch over, since I love Tweetbot on iOS too. And I get tweet notifications maybe once per hour? Really not that bad since I only follow a handful of people.
 
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