Tweetbot for Mac OS X, which is one of the most widely used Twitter clients for Apple’s desktop and laptop OS, has just received a new update that makes some pretty useful and nice looking changes to the client. It also fixes some nagging bugs that some users have been facing.
The new version of the app, which is version 1.5, adds large inline images previews right into the timeline, a change that has already come to Tweetbot 3 for iOS and to the official Twitter client. This feature makes it quite a bit easier to skim through the timeline and browse the photos being shared by the people a user follows.
For anyone who doesn’t like the new feature, Tweetbot made the smart call of allowing users to disable it and go back to the old way if they should so choose. This option is accessed via the preferences function of the app. Not only can you go back to smaller image previews, but you can also remove image previews altogether if they aren’t your cup of tea.
The rest of the changes to the app are smaller bug fixes and tweaks. For example, the app will now support three finger left and right swipes, something that was not working before. It also addresses an issue where some context menus had the first option highlighted by default, and a layout issue that caused viewing tweet details to look wrong.
Tweetbot 1.5 is a free download for existing users, and the Mac application is available for $19.99 for new users interested in checking it out.