February 4, 2013
Tweetbot, the widely popular iOS Twitter client developed by Tapbots, has just been updated with a number of welcome enhancements. Most notable of these enhancements is the app's new ability to open links in Chrome and 1Password. After updating the app, you'll see a new browser option under Tweetbot's general settings. You can then choose whether you want to open links in Safari, Chrome, or 1Password, provided that the latter two are installed on your device. Additionally, you can now specify whether you want to open links within Tweetbot first before opting to open them in your preferred browser or immediately open them outside Tweetbot. Now, going back to Tweetbot's newly supported external browsers … Opening links in 1Password seems to offer little beyond easily letting you log in to a website with your saved credentials. Opening links in Chrome, on the other hand, presents a world of convenience with its callback support. As you can see in the screenshot above, Chrome includes a button leading back to Tweetbot, something that is notably absent in the default Safari. So, once you're finished viewing a link originating from Tweetbot in Chrome and you want to go back to reading more tweets, you can return to Tweetbot with just a single tap. The newly updated Tweetbot also introduces inline image support for Flickr and Vine. Furthermore, it includes various bug fixes and better support for muting tweets containing URLs. Sadly, Tapbots points out that there are "still no jokes in the release notes." I guess Tapbots still has a thing or two to learn from Letterpress developer atebits regarding the subtle art of writing jocular release notes. Compatible with iDevices running iOS 5.0 or later, Tweetbot for iPhone and Tweetbot for iPad are each available in the App Store for $2.99. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
Tweetbot for Twitter (iPhone & iPod touch)
Tweetbot for Twitter (iPad edition)
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