For fans of the third-party Twitter client Tweetbot, the developer behind the app has just issued a software update that adds quite a bit of new to the mix.
Today, Tapbots has released Tweetbot 5 to the public. Unlike some of the major releases of the past, this update, while adding some worthwhile new features, is a free update for owners of the previous version, Tweetbot 4. The best part is that there is quite a bit to like here, as long as you’re sticking with a third-party Twitter app following the social network’s changes to severely limit those options.
As for the update itself, the biggest new change is support for an “optimized dark theme” that’s designed for OLED displays, which you’ll find on the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. That should make the darks actually dark, rather than the dark gray of the previous version of the app. The iconography within the app has also been updated, which should make it easier to read. And the app icon has changed as well. There are iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR optimizations as well.
Here is Tapbots’ full changelog for the new update, which is available now:
- GIF support in compose view (Powered by Giphy).
- Redesigned profiles.
- Redesigned tweet status details.
- New iconography and app icon.
- Optimized dark theme for OLED displays.
- Support for haptic feedback.
- Auto video playback in the timeline (which can be disabled in the settings).
- Ability to add descriptions to images when composing.
A link to download Tweetbot 5 is available below. As mentioned above, it’s a free update for owners of Tweetbot 4. Otherwise, the app costs $4.99.
Are you still using Tweetbot even after Twitter’s recent changes?
- Tweetbot 5 — $4.99 (free for current owners of the app)