Despite Twitter’s recent declaration that 3rd-party developers should stop creating conventional clients for its wildly popular social networking service, Tapbots has released Tweetbot, a new Twitter client for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Tweetbot joins a crowded market for Twitter apps in the App store, competing against very capable clients like SimplyTweet, Osfoora, Echofon, Tweetdeck and even the official Twitter app. Tweetbot does bring some new features to the table, including customizable navigation elements and gestures plus the ability to use lists to create separate timelines (a feature that might just get us to actually use lists now).
The app’s description highlights some of its main features:
- Multiple Timelines. Quickly switch between your lists as your main timeline.
- Smart Gestures. Use Twitter more efficiently with time-saving and configurable gestures.
- Customizable Navigation. The last 2 tabs are customizable and unused tabs are easily accessible.
- Support for multiple services like Read it Later, Instapaper, Cloudapp URL Shortening.
- Push Notifications via Boxcar.
- Save drafts, add locations and POI’s, attach photos and videos, manage your lists, and much more.
Tapbots has created a demo video highlighting Tweetbot’s features:
Tapbots has a record of putting out some very polished and functional apps – Convertbot remains a staple on our own iPhones and Calcbot is an attractive universal calculator app that we looked at last summer.
So far, we’re really liking Tweetbot and all signs point to it becoming our new Twitter app of choice. Tweetbot is currently on sale for a special introductory price of $1.99 – if pricing of other Tapbots apps are any indication, it will likely go up to $2.99 or higher soon so grab it now if you’re looking for a Twitter app that offers some new features not present in other Twitter clients.