Tweetbot for Twitter

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Description of App: 

Tweetbot is a full-featured Mac OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & column views, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.Brief Highlights:

  • Multiple Timelines. Quickly switch between your lists as your main timeline.
  • Multiple Windows and Columns. Display timelines from different accounts side by side.
  • Notification Center Support.
  • Beautiful Retina graphics.
  • Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. You can also mute hashtags and specific keywords.
  • Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters between your Mac, iPhone and iPad via iCloud.
  • Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp and Droplr.
  • Save drafts, add locations and POI's, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.

For complete details on Tweetbot, visit tapbots.com/tweetbot/mac/

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.