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Tweetbot

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  • Initial Release: 18 Oct 2012
  • Vendor: Tapbots
  • Version: 1.6.1
  • Price: $19.99
  • Mac Software: Yes

The look and feel of Tweetbot for Mac is similar to the iPhone and iPad version of Tweetbot, yet tweeked to be more appropriate for the Mac. The left hand side has a column of tabs that take you to your timeline, mentions, messages, favorites, retweets, mute filters, and more. You can change the size of the window to fit your needs -- from short and skinny to wide and tall. Tweetbot for Mac also lets you open different tabs and views in new columns and windows, including the timelines of multiple accounts, so that you have many screens available simultaneously.

Tweetbot for Mac supports shortcuts and gestures to make the desktop Twitter experience quick, easy, and natural. For example cmd+n will create a new tweet, cmd+r will reply to the selected tweet, a swipe to the right will open conversation view, and swipe to the left will open the tweet detail view. And instead of Tweetbot for iOS' trademark action drawer, if you hover over a tweet icons that let you reply, retweet, mark as favorite, share, and more overlay on top of it.

Now the price. Tweetbot for Mac is $19.99, which is substantially more than the iPhone or iPad version. Unfortunately, during the Tweetbot for Mac alpha period, Twitter changed their Rules of the Road to greatly restrict the amount of user tokens third party apps could use. That means Tweetbot for Mac will only ever be able to activate a limited number of users, which means a limited number of customers. If you have a limited resource and a limited market, prices go up. You can't spread development and support costs, and profit margins out over a huge quantity of users, so each user pays more. Tapbots is pricing according to the market conditions Twitter has created, and they're probably not the last Twitter app maker that's going to have to do that.

Thanks Twitter.

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Tweetbot for Mac developer Todd Thomas and designer Mark Jardine talk process, production, and pricing

Tweetbot for Mac developer Todd Thomas and designer Mark Jardine talk process, production, and pricing

Tweetbot for Mac officially hits the Mac App Store today, and thanks to Tweetbot for iOS developer Paul Haddad simultaneously ducking behind him, and throwing him in front of the camera, I had a chance to chat with Tweetbot for Mac developer Todd Thomas about the newest Tapbots creation, and...
Tweetbot for Mac review

Tweetbot for Mac review

Tweetbot for Mac is here! After a public alpha followed by a public beta, Tweetbot has officially been released in the Mac App Store. Everything you love about Tweetbot for iPhone and iPad including the familiar interface, gestures, and sounds, are now brought to the Mac and the experience is...
Why Twitter's new token limits caused Tapbots to remove the Tweetbot for Mac alpha download link

Why Twitter's new token limits caused Tapbots to remove the Tweetbot for Mac alpha download link

Recently the Tweetbot for Mac public alpha download was pulled from the Tapbots website, leading to questions and concerns about its status and its future, given Twitter new, 3rd party client-hostile API changes. To address all of this, and further explain what Twitter API 1.1 means for Tweetbot...

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Tweetbot updates Mac app to allow multiple images uploads

Tweetbot for Mac updated for multi-image upload, more

Mac Twitter client Tweetbot has been updated to allow multiple images to be uploaded and shared at the same time. Along with the notable feature change, there are also other improvements and bug fixes as well. The app is now in version 1.6 and the latest update brings the OS X app more closely...
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New and updated apps: Byword, Hailo, Tweetbot for Mac and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Today we've got updates to a popular iOS writing app, something to help you grab a taxi and one of the Mac's...
Tweetbot for Mac updated with profile cover photo support, media timelines, and more

Tweetbot for Mac updated with profile cover photo support, media timelines, and more

Tweetbot for Mac has just been updated with a few new features as well as some minor bug fixed. The most notable additions are media timeline view which lines up now with the iPhone and iPad version, profile cover image support, and some changes to tweet views. The largest new feature in the 1.3...
Tweetbot for Mac gets Vine, Flickr, MP4 support, notification improvements, all versions of Tweetbot get Twitter API 1.1 compliance

Tweetbot for Mac gets Vine, Flickr, MP4 support, notification improvements, all versions of Tweetbot get Twitter API 1.1 compliance

Tweetbot for iPhone and iPod touch, Tweetbot for iPad, and Tweetbot for Mac have all been updated to support the new Twitter 1.1 API, and closer comply with Twitter's new interface display guidelines. In other words, to better conform with Twitter's branding and conformity policies. Changes...
Tweetbot for Mac developer Todd Thomas and designer Mark Jardine talk process, production, and pricing

Tweetbot for Mac developer Todd Thomas and designer Mark Jardine talk process, production, and pricing

Tweetbot for Mac officially hits the Mac App Store today, and thanks to Tweetbot for iOS developer Paul Haddad simultaneously ducking behind him, and throwing him in front of the camera, I had a chance to chat with Tweetbot for Mac developer Todd Thomas about the newest Tapbots creation, and...
Tweetbot for Mac review

Tweetbot for Mac review

Tweetbot for Mac is here! After a public alpha followed by a public beta, Tweetbot has officially been released in the Mac App Store. Everything you love about Tweetbot for iPhone and iPad including the familiar interface, gestures, and sounds, are now brought to the Mac and the experience is...
Why Twitter's new token limits caused Tapbots to remove the Tweetbot for Mac alpha download link

Why Twitter's new token limits caused Tapbots to remove the Tweetbot for Mac alpha download link

Recently the Tweetbot for Mac public alpha download was pulled from the Tapbots website, leading to questions and concerns about its status and its future, given Twitter new, 3rd party client-hostile API changes. To address all of this, and further explain what Twitter API 1.1 means for Tweetbot...
Tweetbot for Mac is here -- as a free alpha test app!

Tweetbot for Mac is here -- as a free alpha test app!

Tweetbot, our favorite iPhone and iPad Twitter app for power users, has just hit the Mac. But here's the thing -- it's not for sale yet, it's a free alpha version. Alpha is what comes before beta, and way before Mac App Store release. It means there'll be bugs -- and they'd welcome you to report...

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