09 FEB

Tweetbot for iPad Debuts, Updated to Version 2.0 for iPhone

by Marianne Schultz

Tweetbot, the popular Twitter app that debuted for the iPhone nearly a year ago, has been released for the iPad. The app hit the App Store yesterday afternoon and climbed steadily up the charts to make it to the #1 paid iPad app spot, which is where it sits at the time of this post. Tweetbot for the iPad offers the same features and design elements as the version for the iPhone and iPod touch but with an interface optimized for the device’s larger screen.

Tapbots created a demo video to highlight its features:

[applink url=”http://appshopper.com/social-networking/tweetbot-—-a-twitter-client-with-personality-for-ipad”]

Tapbots also released a major update to Tweetbot for the iPhone and iPod touch yesterday with a few tweaks that makes navigating tweets and viewing links even easier. The full list of what’s new in version 2.0 is as follows:

  • Updated timeline view
  • Image thumbnails in timeline
  • Links now colored and single-tappable
  • “Retweeted by” bar now integrated and tappable
  • Cell colors adjusted for better contrast
  • New direct message view.
  • Redesigned “New Tweets” bar (Can be dismissed by tap and configured in Settings > Display)
  • Timed auto-refresh (timeline, mentions, and DM’s will refresh every 5 minutes)
  • Readability added as mobilizer service
  • Much improved tweet replies view
  • Links in user’s bio now tappable
  • “Huge” font size option in Settings > Display
  • Improved scrolling performance
    Tweetbot remains my favorite Twitter app for the iPhone and version 2.0 seems like an improvement so far. The only trick I’ll need to unlearn is double-tapping to open a link in a tweet, an action that now only requires a single tap. If you’re looking for a feature-filled and well-designed Twitter app, I highly recommend Tweetbot.

    [applink url=”http://appshopper.com/social-networking/tweetbot-a-twitter-client-with-personality”]

    1 Comment

    1. LaurenWoofound

      As someone who tweets frequently, I think this app is really going to make the connection between facebook and twitter even easier.

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