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Tapbots today launched its long-awaited Tweetbot 4 update, which brings a slew of important changes to the popular Twitter client. Most notably, today's update expands support to the iPad, making Tweetbot 4 a universal app for the first time and bringing an updated look to the tablet version of the app.

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Tweetbot 4 on iPad, landscape mode​

Tweetbot for the iPad has not been updated since June of 2014 and it was never given a refreshed look in line with the design updates introduced in iOS 7, so today's new iPad app is a welcome change. On the iPad, Tweetbot 4 includes the same clean design that was introduced on the iPhone with Tweetbot 3. Tweetbot 4 includes support for Apple's newest operating system, iOS 9, and it works with the split-screen multitasking feature on Apple's newer iPads.

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Tweetbot 4 split-screen multitasking​

For the first time, Tweetbot 4 introduces a landscape view that's available on the iPad and the iPhone. In landscape mode on the iPhone 6/6s Plus or iPad, the app is able to display two windows side-by-side, so users can watch their timelines and another section like mentions or lists at the same time.


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Corrode

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Glad to see many long-awaited features have been added. I love TweetBot but I have to keep the official Twitter app on my phone as well as there are some features that aren't available on the api like including multiple photos in a post or autoplaying GIFs.

I have a feeling it won't be long until Twitter pulls support for all third-party apps so they can serve ads to all Twitter users.
 

jclardy

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Using a bundle discount to give a discount to new users is pretty smart, although it could lead to people accidentally buying the old version unfortunately. Apple should have a built in way of giving upgrades at a discounted price...

Anyways, can't wait to get this on my iPad, I haven't used the ancient version of tweetbot on there since it hasn't had a UI update since iOS 6.
 

Fynd

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I love tweetbot but find their updates to be incredibly slow compared to the team behind Twitterific. Most of these features are available in Twitterific and have been for a long time. They also have Watch support. I still might buy it, but I'm not sure what the benefits would really be at this point.
 
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MalcolmJID

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I'm awaiting the "I'm not paying again" crowd. $5 (or £3.50, whatever it turns out to be) is great value for a universal app that works so well. I paid more for my lunch today.
 
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OldSchoolMacGuy

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Took an entire year to update and bring iPad support but it finally happened.

Glad to see many long-awaited features have been added. I love TweetBot but I have to keep the official Twitter app on my phone as well as there are some features that aren't available on the api like including multiple photos in a post or autoplaying GIFs.

I have a feeling it won't be long until Twitter pulls support for all third-party apps so they can serve ads to all Twitter users.

Multiple pictures are available through the API. Tweetbot supports it.

I don't see them killing 3rd party clients. But they will be adding ads into the stream so 3rd party sees them. Currently they lose about 1/3 of possible ad views to 3rd party clients.
 
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v1597psh

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Using a bundle discount to give a discount to new users is pretty smart, although it could lead to people accidentally buying the old version unfortunately. Apple should have a built in way of giving upgrades at a discounted price...

Anyways, can't wait to get this on my iPad, I haven't used the ancient version of tweetbot on there since it hasn't had a UI update since iOS 6.
Old Tweetbot versions are no longer available to purchase. So everybody will buy the right version
 

gibbz

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I have a feeling it won't be long until Twitter pulls support for all third-party apps so they can serve ads to all Twitter users.

I don't believe this will happen if Jack Dorsey is indeed named the permanent CEO. He has already made comments recently in support of developers and he is a keynote speaker at Twitter Flight.
 
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thadoggfather

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Is it worth it?

running Tweetbot 3 on 8.4 iPad Air 2 Jailbroken with Fullforce and Eclipse enabled, looks beautiful. moot since not going to be on iOS 9 yet for that

But maybe for my 6s+ that's on Tweetbot 3... worth the $4.99?
 

Paradoxally

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Is it worth it?

running Tweetbot 3 on 8.4 iPad Air 2 Jailbroken with Fullforce and Eclipse enabled, looks beautiful. moot since not going to be on iOS 9 yet for that

But maybe for my 6s+ that's on Tweetbot 3... worth the $4.99?

Worth it a lot more on iPad.
 

BeyondtheTech

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Took an entire year to update and bring iPad support but it finally happened.

This is what I'm worried about. Yeah, it's only $5, but I'd rather spend it on a game or some other app if their support is minimal at best.

Is it worth it? ... worth the $4.99?

I'm trying to figure out what real advantages over the native Twitter client are. At least Twitter updates their iOS app regularly, unlike their Mac version. Tweetbot for Mac is $13, and if the Twitter client on the Mac is supposedly lacking like everyone says it is, I'd spend for this one first.
 

dearfriendx

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I love TweetBot but I have to keep the official Twitter app on my phone as well as there are some features that aren't available on the api like including multiple photos in a post or autoplaying GIFs.

I have a feeling it won't be long until Twitter pulls support for all third-party apps so they can serve ads to all Twitter users.

They've allowed multiple photos since at least late last year
 
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BigCLC

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Does anyone know if it support push notifications for tweets from anyone you want like the official twitter app does (for example, when macrumors posts I get a notification). This wasnt in tweetbot 3, and none of the reviews for tweetbot 4 mention it.
 

Malbrute

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I used to be a huge fan of tweetbot, but their contrast seems completely insane to me. Its great for seeing who tweeted, but terrible for reading actual tweets.
 

haruhiko

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I promptly paid for TweetBot 3 when it was released. Over the past 2 years it has received so few updates and for my iPad, of course it's stuck in the old iOS 6 version for so many years. I'm still thinking should I support the developer immediately this time. Anyway I will always get the $4.99 upgrade pricing.
 

DribbleCastle

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iPad update took way to long in my opinion but I hope its worth the wait. Already purchased and have no problem supporting developers who make such a great app. I think they are pretty smart about how they've gone about their "upgrade" pricing. Now we just need some 3D Touch and an Apple Watch app.
 
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