Tweetbot, the popular Twitter client released by Tapbots a few months ago, has received an update adding Tweet Marker support to synchronize timeline read status across platforms and devices. Tweetbot follows in the footsteps of the Iconfactory’s Twitterrific, which got the Tweet Marker treatment earlier this month.
Tweet Marker is a new service for ”setting and getting the ‘last read’ tweet for a given Twitter user” according to the service’s site. This setting is off by default in Tweetbot, so you’ll need to go into your Twitter account’s settings within the app to enable it first. Once enabled, your last read tweet will be marked with a small blue tab in the top right corner and when you go to another Twitter app that also uses Tweet Marker, it will automatically scroll to this tweet.
The full list of what’s new in version 1.6 is as follows:
- Improvements to username search in the compose view
- Tweetmarker support (enable in the account settings)
- Location improvements
- Fixed Egyptian timestamp issue- Bug fixes
Tweetbot is still one of my favorite Twitter apps for the iPhone and the Tweet Marker feature works perfectly between it and Twitterrific for the Mac, which is currently the only application for the Mac that uses Tweet Marker.