Tweetbot is it worth the upgrade for iphone?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jack 011, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. jack 011 macrumors member

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    Was wondering how the new #4 is working on iphone and if its worth the upgrade? Also if i do a restore with a new phone will i have to purchase since it no longer shows in purchased apps?
     
  2. WordsmithMR macrumors 6502

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    I always recommend tweetbot. By far my favorite Twitter client. The only feature that is missing is a designated section that shows which tweets of yours were retweeted/favd... But everything else makes up for that. You shouldn't have to repurchase it though. Not sure what isn't showing up for you. That's something on Apples end. I've had the store glitch up a few times saying the app wasn't paid for but restarting my phone fixed that.
     
  3. jack 011 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have tweetbot 3 i was just wondering if its worth upgrading and if it will go away with a phone upgrade?
     
  4. Jigga macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, no so far on the iPhone. I upgraded because it's universal with the iPad.
     
  5. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I like the newish look it has to it. I think it'll be worth the price when they implement 3D Touch.
     
  6. Crusoe macrumors regular

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    At the moment, for me, it's not worth upgrading.

    The main timeline view hasn't changed other than allowing landscape view. Mentions and DM views haven't changed materially. Searches haven't changed. Profile view is nicer but I'm not sure if it's functionally different. Settings are streamlined.

    The two big selling points for me, which are not quite enough to oust Twitterrific:

    - Finally, and long overdue, granular mute filters that can be applied to searches and lists
    - The excellent stats and activity view, far better than any equivalent in other clients

    I was a diehard Tweetbot/Tweebot 3 user, and I still think it's a very nice app. But Twitterrific edges it for me on mute filters. Both have UI pros and cons - Tweetbot is more polished, allows images to be disabled, and has a better dark mode implementation but has some odd line spacing bugs (which have been in the last couple of versions too). Twitterrific has more font choices and (for me) a better menu bar implementation.
     
  7. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    I upgraded anyways, just for safari view and for the iPad version. Can't say I find the activity pane useful though, as I am more of a lurker on Twitter.
     
  8. jack 011 thread starter macrumors member

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    I made the choice to go ahead and purchase for the safari view but i dont see alot of changes that i use.
     
  9. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    And to think I just bought Tweetbot 3 a few weeks ago. *sigh*
     
  10. spitf1r3 macrumors regular

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    I'd say it is, just for the Safari View Controller:)
     
  11. a7thton macrumors member

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    That. Drives. Me. Crazy.
     
  12. a7thton macrumors member

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    Safari view makes it worth it for the iPhone. That way you can utilize your content-blocker(s).
     
  13. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    This, but it also makes me realise how silly it is to put the "done" button at the top of screen, what with iPhones getting larger and all.
     
  14. a7thton macrumors member

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    Agreed. At least place it in the upper-left corner...that way I can hit it with my thumb.
     
  15. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    Hate that too, that and the omission of the swipe back to timeline.(Developer informed me that it cannot be implemented due to the Safari view).

    I could put up with it if they moved the 'Done' to bottom left.

    Went back to 3, but happy to use 4 on the iPad as the issue is irrelevant.
     
  16. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Well, at least there's reachability. I am willing to put up with the quirks of Safari view controller for now just for reader mode and ad-blockers alone.
     
  17. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Have used Tweetbot 3 for a long time now, remember buying it soon after it come out back then in 2013. Probably the only app I have spent my money on so far.

    From what I see, Tweetbot 4 is mostly focused on iPad improvements, and doesn't bring a whole lot of changes for the iPhone app. Mostly the same functionality for iPhone.

    Gonna stick with my Tweetbot 3 app for now on my iPhone.
     
  18. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    So yeah, swipe back has been implemented. Lol, yay!

    Peek & pop is in there too now. Very awesome indeed.
     
  19. spooky23 macrumors 6502

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    Love Tweetbot 4. 3D touch and activity page are great.
     
  20. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    I use Twitter as news stream, so the activity doesn't really page doesn't help me.

    I initially upgraded for the iPad app AND to support a great developer. This seriously is the best twitter app on any mobile platform ( I have tired most of them if not all the Noteworthy ones), followed closely by talon for android.

    Now with the swipe back, peak and pop features; the upgrade is even more justifiable.

    Honestly, if you want to continue to get great apps from developers like this, you have to support them. If you don't then you have to settle with official apps or third party, ad-filled apps.
     
  21. Kapybarus macrumors member

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    Whats the main point of this app in compare with original one?
     
  22. TeeRav19 macrumors member

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    Tweetbot 4 is great! Not sure if it's worth the upgrade if you don't have an iPad. The activity page is nice but it's not a selling point IMO. I mostly upgraded to support a great developer, iPad support and Safari View. Now with swipe back from Safari view it's even better!
     
  23. Jigga macrumors 6502

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    The new 3D touch update is great for the 6S family.

    I've gone back to the old Tweetbot on my iPad. I want the timeline and only the timeline. I don't care about an activity column and it's annoying to scroll through my timeline with it being there.
     

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