Tweetbot is an award-winning, full-featured* Twitter client for the Mac. It has a beautiful interface with light & dark themes, multiple-column support and much more.
* Twitter does not grant 3rd party apps access to every single feature that is available on Twitter’s website.
Tweetbot’s new optional expanded sidebar provides one-click access to all of your subsections like lists, direct message conversations, and saved searches.
Drag & Drop Columns.
Columns have been redesigned from the ground up to be faster and easier to use. Just drag the column circle to the right to add columns and back to the left to hide them. Columns persist even when hidden.
Automatically play videos and GIFs in your timeline with a quick mouseover. A click on media opens it up in our lightning fast new media viewer.
Your eyes will appreciate the new dark theme in low light situations. And the images and video in your timeline will love the extra attention.
The powerful timeline filters from Tweetbot for iOS are finally on the Mac. Quickly filter a timeline to show only tweets with media, retweets, links, or create your own keyword or rules-based filters.
Hide Tweets in your timelines by specific users, keywords, hashtags, or even the client that published the Tweet. Create limited time filters to avoid spoilers for upcoming blockbuster movies or sporting events.
Full support for managing your Twitter lists. Use them as custom curated timelines or even as your main timeline.
Tweetbot for Mac syncs your read position and much more with Tweetbot for iOS so your experience is seamless when switching from desktop to mobile and vice versa.
Topics automatically chain together multiple Tweets to easily create tweetstorms or live blog events.
Open Tweetbot fullscreen with columns for a command center-like Twitter experience.
Quickly switch between multiple accounts via the quick account picker, menu bar or keyboard shortcuts. Open them in separate windows or full screen spaces.
Ever forget why you followed someone or wanted to jot notes on a user for future reference? Create notes on a user's profile that only you can see.
Quick Paste Links.
Paste Tweet or profile web links directly into Tweetbot to view them instantly.
Get help or send us feedback on Twitter to @tweetbot or email us at email@example.com.
Fixed an issue with the sharing extension not including URLs.
Ratings and Reviews
Version 3 seems ok
I spent 15 minutes looking for an option to let me hide the sidebar. No luck. It’s an incredible waste of screen real estate. Large black column with nothing in it except some menu items at the top. With version 2 I could minimize the width of the window to just the timeline and then I set all of my other apps (Safari, Omnofocus, etc.) to use the remainder. But now, when I click on Tweetbot it overwrite those apps - and I am not going to reduce their screen size to accomodate a useless column. Really should be a means to minimze that column and turn it into an icon that can be expanded when needed (or I can just use the menu). So, I like Tweetbot - but really do not like this specific of the new design.
By accident I figured out how to reduce the sidebar. Now I am back to where it was for the previosu version. So far, this version seems ok but, I don't really yet appreciate any differences. Raising my rating by one star now that I know how to get rid of that wasted space.
#3 lives up to its predecessors
My guess is that you wouldn’t be reading this if you already weren’t a user of previous versions of Tweetbot. But if you aren’t familiar with it just get it immediately. Just get it. Those who are familiar with its predecessors will be reading reviews here to find out if it is worth $10 to move from 2 to version 3. First of all, it would be worht it even if there were no changes. How often do you use Tweetbot? If you think of speding 10 cents a day it pays for itself in a few months.
But it has a great new layout for the Mac. Previous versions tended to use space the way that you would on an app for a phone. Tweetbot 3 gives improves its use of space for the desktop/laptop so that more information and possibilies are at your finger tips without confusion or clutter. After only a few minuties I saw my various feeds in a new light. Obviously, I haven’t tested much. But there is a clear benefit immediately.
Authorizing any new Twitter client is a pain. Tweetbot handles that well, but do be prepared to deal with that when you set up a new client.
Good. But display issues…
I like Tweetbot. It has two UI issues, one of which may be a Twitter limitation, but the other is definitely a Tweetbot issue.
1. As you can see in the second and final screenshots above, Tweetbot will often show a tweet with just a raw link, and no article preview. Look at the same tweet on Twitter itself and you see a nice preview with a thumbnail. As a result, on Tweetbot you see a lot of: "I can't believe this! [LINK]" and you have to click through to Twitter or the link to see what they're talking about.
2. The unread counter in the upper right of the feed column (the number in the circle) blocks the tweets you're trying to read because it's opaque. I wrote to Tweetbot to explain how they could use a darker (in dark mode at least) color value but make that circle translucent and it would effectively look the same but allow you to read the content under it. This seems like a trivial issue, but I'm always having to scroll past the latest tweet just to read it. Rule 1 of content design: don't block content. The fix would be even more trivial than my complaint is, so one star off.
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- 9.6 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
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