There are so many Twitter clients on the App Store that you’d be hard pressed to make a choice. But Tweetbot is the best in our books, and the app has just got a huge update for iOS 7, with a makeover and lots of new features. But if you are an existing Tweetbot user, there’s some bad news — you’ll have to pay to get the upgrade, just like a new user.
Tweetbot 3 is remade from the ground up to take advantage of iOS 7, especially the physics and the multi-tasking. Because of the enhanced multi-tasking in Apple’s latest operating system, Tweetbot 3 now comes with the ability to fetch tweets in the background.
The design has had a major overhaul, as Tweetbot 3 now sports the same stark and flat look as iOS 7. It introduces gesture behaviours that make actions look fluid, like swiping a person’s contact card away.
All of the older features that are user favourites have been given a polish, including mute filters, push and inline notifications, lists, drafts and the ‘media timeline’ of just pictures.
Hopefully, with all these updates, Tweetbot can finally make it to our list of the best iPhone apps.
In a surprising move, developer Tapbot is pitching Tweetbot 3 as a new app, not an upgrade to the current one. This means that current users have the option of either sticking with the older Tweetbot or paying $2.99 for the new app — and that’s an introductory price which will go up to $4.99 soon.
Download Tweetbot 3 from the iTunes App Store.