What you need to know
- Tweetbot has been updated to add support for three new widgets.
- Four new icons have been added in this version 6.9 release.
- New features include an iCloud sync status display and more.
Popular Twitter client Tweetbot has received a new iPhone and iPad update to add support for a handful of new widgets as well as some new features and gorgeous icons.
Few would suggest that the official Twitter app is the best iPhone app for actually using Twitter. Tweetbot is a great alternative and its latest version 6.9 update makes it even better, especially if you're a fan of widgets. Now, widgets that show tweet stats, follower counts, and more are included while four new icons include Gold, Diamond, Brushed Metal, and Wood.
The full list of changes in this latest update include:
- Added a Tweet Stats widget.
- Added a Followers Count widget.
- Added a Timeline Image widget.
- Added an option to share profiles.
- Added an option to save videos.
One change that isn't mentioned in the release notes is the ability to delete and edit a tweet, perfect for those typos. With this option, people can create a new tweet with the content of the original one, all while getting the option to fix whatever mistake was made the first time around. It isn't really an edit button, but it's better than what Twitter offers — nothing!
The latest Tweetbot update is available for download now. Existing users can grab it from the App Store's update mechanism, while everyone else can use this link to jump to it (opens in new tab). Tweetbot is a free download with in-app purchases unlocking functionality.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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