November 2, 2013
The first update to Tweetbot 3 is already in the works. And today, as noted by 9to5Mac, Tapbots has previewed several improvements that are coming in the next version of its popular Twitter client for iOS, Tweetbot 3.1. Through a series of short videos posted on Vine, Tapbots offered a sneak peek at some of the upcoming new features of Tweetbot 3. Actually, one of these features is a returning one, available as it was in the previous version of the app. That returning feature is the ability to set a list as the timeline. Take a look: Another upcoming feature is the ability to swipe right on a tweet to quickly compose a reply, as in Twitterrific. But as shown in the Vine video below, in Tweetbot 3.1, swiping on a tweet a little to the right now lets you quickly favorite the tweet. To quickly reply to the tweet, you have to swipe farther to the right. In addition to the above Vine videos, Tapbots posted another Vine video, embedded below, showing the updated display settings section in Tweetbot 3.1. The new display settings section includes a new setting to use the app's very own text size instead of iOS 7's Dynamic Type setting. It also includes a new setting to use square avatars rather than the default round ones. Tapbots hasn't announced a release date for Tweetbot 3.1. But it's probably coming very soon, seeing as some of its key improvements have already been implemented. Tweetbot 3 was released just last week as a brand new $2.99 app for iPhone and iPod touch. After being reviewed quite favorably here on AppAdvice, it was hailed as our AppAdvice App of the Week. The app's redesigned iPad edition is yet to be released. But Tapbots has announced in a blog post that it's on the way, along with a night theme and other enhancements.