Tweetbot for iPad Receives Major Update

The iPad’s best Twitter app, Tweetbot, was updated today to version 2.4, adding quite a few new features.

Search functionality received a major overhaul, and there’s now an updated search view and an improved search box, along with the ability to use location-based keyword searches.

The layout itself was altered slightly, moving the Trends and People categories to the new browse section, and adding Top Tweets.

Tweetbot’s gestures are one of the main reasons the app is so usable, and this update has added a double-tap search tap to open search with the keyboard, image options when holding down an image, a swipe to the right on profile views to go back a level, and a 2-finger swipe gesture to dismiss web and map views.

Here’s a full rundown of the updated features and bug fixes:

  • Updated Search view
  • Improved search box for efficiency.
  • Can now change trends location from the search view
  • Double-tap search tab to open search with keyboard
  • Keyword mute filters (with regex option and ability to mute mentions as well)
  • Basic smart quote support when composing (ex: quotes become smart quotes, … becomes an ellipsis, and — becomes an em dash)
  • When viewing an image full screen on the iPad you can hold down on it for options
  • List views now show one line of a list or profile description on the iPad
  • Top tweets show up in search results (marked by silver star violator)
  • Dismiss web and map views on the iPad with a 2-finger swipe down gesture.
  • Can now swipe to the right on profile views to go back one level
  • Improved find location speed and accuracy
  • Sending to pinboard now marks items as unread
  • Muting a client automatically mutes mentions from that client as well
  • Fixed iPad bug where you couldn’t take profile photos with the camera
  • Fixed missing tweet sound when publishing a tweet.
  • Various other bug fixes

If you don’t already use Tweetbot, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s got a fantastic, easy to use layout, it receives regular updates, and quite frankly, it blows every other iPad Twitter app out of the water.

Tweetbot can be purchased from the App Store for just $2.99, a small price to pay for a much improved Twitter experience.

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