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Tweetbot for Mac Updated With Ability to Send Photos in Direct Messages, Username Reply Changes

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Tweetbot for Mac has been updated with support for a number of changes that Twitter has introduced in recent months.

The most notable change is that users can now send images within Direct Messages, in line with official Twitter platforms. Clicking on the new camera button to the left of the message field within a Direct Message brings up a Finder window for selecting images, which are displayed in-line within the conversation.


Meanwhile, when replying to a Tweet, the usernames of the people you are replying to no longer count against Twitter's 140-character limit. Tweetbot still provides the option to do a "classic" reply, where usernames are included within the Tweet, by holding down the Control key while clicking the Reply button.

The app's developer Tapbots has also fixed an issue where a fullscreen Tweetbot window may not have resized when a Mac's screen resolution changed, fixed a potential crasher when viewing collections for a user that had a large number of collections, and fixed an image-related issue in tweet detail view.

Tweetbot for Mac version 2.5 is a free update on the Mac App Store [Direct Link] for existing users. The app initially costs $9.99.

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NervousFish2

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Want so much to love this app but, last I checked, it doesn't offer the 'while you were away' function offered in the web-based version (or iOS version of the actual Twitter app). So I generally only use this when I'm in a context that I need some extra columns going... which... is kind of rare. For everyday use, I go straight to the website.

Am I doing Twitter wrong?
 
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Bart Kela

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There is no one right way to use Twitter. If you are happy with your Twitter user experience -- regardless of the tool/interface -- then keep doing what you're doing.

It's as simple as that. Don't overthink this.

And it's not a popularity contest either. No one here cares about how you access Twitter.

In the same way, no one here cares about what apps you have on your Mac/iPhone/iPad/whatever. They're your devices. Use them the way you want.
 
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Bob Sanders

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Want so much to love this app but, last I checked, it doesn't offer the 'while you were away' function offered in the web-based version (or iOS version of the actual Twitter app). So I generally only use this when I'm in a context that I need some extra columns going... which... is kind of rare. For everyday use, I go straight to the website.

Am I doing Twitter wrong?

As a diehard Tweetbot user on iPhone and Mac, this is what I do. I follow a manageable number of people(188), I use the built in feature of Tweetbot to sync my position in the timeline between devices, and I read/scan over every single tweet that passes through my timeline. There is no such thing as "while you were away" in my world and I get the feeling that Tweetbot is made for me(or people like me).

Also, I'm pretty sure that Twitter doesn't offer the "while you were away" feature to third party devs via their API, so Tweetbot would need to roll their own version of the feature.
 
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seveej

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Q. Why don't Polar Bears eat Penguins?

That, or the fact that there are no penguins (none at all) in the natural habitat of the polar bear...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin
The only places where penguins and polar bears come within a thousand miles of each others are in zoos.

Basically all images you can find on line, with polar bears and penguins in the same picture (such as the one in the tweetbot illustration) are photomanipulations.

Interestingly, the exactly same picture already was online (https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/weddell-seals-in-the-ross-sea/journals/2011-10-16). Wonder who the copyright holder is...
RGDS,
 
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whatever43

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That, or the fact that there are no penguins (none at all) in the natural habitat of the polar bear...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin
The only places where penguins and polar bears come within a thousand miles of each others are in zoos.

Basically all images you can find on line, with polar bears and penguins in the same picture (such as the one in the tweetbot illustration) are photomanipulations.

Interestingly, the exactly same picture already was online (https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/weddell-seals-in-the-ross-sea/journals/2011-10-16). Wonder who the copyright holder is...
RGDS,

On a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being "with the fire of a thousand suns", how much do you hate fun?
 
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