Tweetbot 3 for Twitter

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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Description of App

Tweetbot is an award-winning, full-featured* Twitter client for the Mac. It has a beautiful interface with light & dark themes, multiple-column support and much more.

* Twitter does not grant 3rd party apps access to every single feature that is available on Twitter’s website.

Notable Features:

Expandable Sidebar
Tweetbot’s new optional expanded sidebar provides one-click access to all of your subsections like lists, direct message conversations, and saved searches.

Drag & Drop Columns
Columns have been redesigned from the ground up to be faster and easier to use. Just drag the column circle to the right to add columns and back to the left to hide them. Columns persist even when hidden.

Better Media
Automatically play videos and GIFs in your timeline with a quick mouseover. A click on media opens it up in our lightning fast new media viewer.

Dark Theme
Your eyes will appreciate the new dark theme in low light situations. And the images and video in your timeline will love the extra attention.

Timeline Filters
The powerful timeline filters from Tweetbot for iOS are finally on the Mac. Quickly filter a timeline to show only tweets with media, retweets, links, or create your own keyword or rules-based filters.

Mute Filters
Hide Tweets in your timelines by specific users, keywords, hashtags, or even the client that published the Tweet. Create limited time filters to avoid spoilers for upcoming blockbuster movies or sporting events.

Lists
Full support for managing your Twitter lists. Use them as custom curated timelines or even as your main timeline.

iCloud Sync
Tweetbot for Mac syncs your read position and much more with Tweetbot for iOS so your experience is seamless when switching from desktop to mobile and vice versa.

Tweet Topics
Topics automatically chain together multiple Tweets to easily create tweetstorms or live blog events.

Full Screen
Open Tweetbot fullscreen with columns for a command center-like Twitter experience.

Multiple Accounts
Quickly switch between multiple accounts via the quick account picker, menu bar or keyboard shortcuts. Open them in separate windows or full screen spaces.

Profile Notes
Ever forget why you followed someone or wanted to jot notes on a user for future reference? Create notes on a user's profile that only you can see.

Quick Paste Links
Paste Tweet or profile web links directly into Tweetbot to view them instantly.

Get help or send us feedback on Twitter to @tweetbot or email us at support@tapbots.com

Version

1.1

Free or Paid

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

Mountain Lion

Accessibility Comments

This app is partly accessible. The main issue I have is VoiceOver does not automatically read the usernames of tweets in the timeline. It reads the timestamp, the tweet itself, but not the username. Needless to say, this limited form of accessibility is a huge step in the right direction on the part of Tapbots...but there is still much work to be done before this app will be fully accessible.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.
Developer's Twitter Username
@tweetbot

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Submitted by Usman on Monday, November 24, 2014

I'm wondering if any of the updates to this app addressed any outstanding accessibility issues?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I just contacted tweetbot and gave them a link to this thread. we'll see if they reply. The latest update was actually yesterday, so we'll see. If it is night owl like in all ways and is not a web interface I might consider buying it.

Take care to all.

Submitted by Cankut Değerli on Friday, May 17, 2019

Does anyone use this app on Mac? Is it accessible?

Submitted by Kilroy on Wednesday, December 22, 2021

I figured that I would give this a bump now that the iOS app is mostly accessible with VoiceOver.

Has anybody recent experience of the Mac version? If so, how is its accessibility now?

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