It’s been two years since Tweetbot 3 brought user interface changes making the app finally look more fitting with iOS 7. We are now on iOS 9, and the iPad version of Tweetbot has never been updated with the new interface. With Tweetbot 4, however, the iPad version has been brought up to date to match the new interface introduced in iOS 7. That’s not all Tapbots has done, though. They’ve also added some fantastic new features to the app.
An all-new “Activity” tab
For quite some time, you’ve had to stick with Twitter’s native client if you wanted to see your incoming favorites, retweets, and follows alongside your mentions. With Tweetbot’s new Activity tab, the team at Tapbots has worked around the lack of an easy way for developers to provide this feed and have created a view that is even better than Twitter’s.
The Activity tab provides both statistics and activity in two different views. You can see how many favorites or retweets you got today, how many new followers, or even view that activity plotted on a weekly graph.
The Activity view within the tab of the same name provides you with what you’re used to seeing in Twitter for iPhone: a chronological list of every incoming mention, quote, favorite, retweet, or follow you’ve ever received.
Worth it at twice the price
Nobody likes paying for upgrades, but this one is actually worth it. The Activity tab alone makes Tweetbot 4 far and above the better client over Twitter’s native one, but other changes have been made, too. Incoming quotes can now be seen right alongisde your other replies, support has been added for iOS 9’s quick reply function, and the design has been tweaked and, in come cases, completely overhauled. Tapbots has put quite a bit of work into innovating and improving the experience of Tweetbot, and the new version is well worth its price tag.
Getting up to date with Tweetbot
Tweetbot 4 is designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is available on the App Store for a special launch price of $4.99. Once the introductory special of this new universal app is over, the price will jump to $9.99. To enable users to still upgrade their version for half of the regular price, Tapbots will allow them to use the “Complete My Bundle” option within the App Store to get Tweetbot 4 for the price of the bundle minus the cost of the previous version. Since the bundle will be priced at $10, this comes out to $4.99, allowing users who already own Tweetbot 3 can always upgrade for half of the regular price.