Newest Tweetbot For Mac Kills Tweetdeck With Multiple Columns And More

Newest Tweetbot For Mac Kills Tweetdeck With Multiple Columns And More

Now that’s a Twitter client.

The Tweetbot for Mac Alpha just got its coolest update yet. A version released today brings multiple columns for different timelines that can float freely or attach to each other and form a Twitter command center of awesomeness. The update packs other features too, like a menu bar interface, geotagged tweets, and Notification Center integration with multiple Twitter accounts at once.

Managing multiple windows in the new Tweetbot for Mac is simple and elegant. Click the little gear icon at the bottom right and open whatever you’re viewing as a new window. Mentions, favorites, DMs, lists etc. will all be displayed in separate windows on your desktop. Here comes the coolest part: click and drag windows onto each other and they will snap together!

Another new feature that borrows from Tweetdeck and Hootsuite is the ability to view multiple Twitter accounts next to each other in different windows. That means you could have mentions from one account coming in next to another account’s main timeline.

Newest Tweetbot For Mac Kills Tweetdeck With Multiple Columns And More

Windows can be made a little thinner, and tweets can be sent from a shortcut in the menu bar icon that glows when you have new alerts. Notifications from all accounts you have open will now be routed through Notification Center in Mountain Lion. Personal hosting services can now be used for tweeting out links and media. The whole update has a lot of nice touches, so be sure to check it out.

Newest Tweetbot For Mac Kills Tweetdeck With Multiple Columns And More

Newest Tweetbot For Mac Kills Tweetdeck With Multiple Columns And More

Newest Tweetbot For Mac Kills Tweetdeck With Multiple Columns And More

Check for updates in the current Tweetbot for Mac to get version 0.6.3, or download the app for free from the Tapbots website.

  • SomniusX

    still, I’d like to run this on my mid’10 mbp and snow leopard, :-/

  • Mika Luoma-aho

    Can someone *please* tell me how can I close a column? I’ve got too many.

  • RobertBrugman

    Can someone *please* tell me how can I close a column? I’ve got too many.

    Me too!!!

  • hackett

    Took me a while to find out but you click and drag from the bottom of the other windows to separate them. Then you can just close them.

  • Mika Luoma-aho

    Took me a while to find out but you click and drag from the bottom of the other windows to separate them. Then you can just close them.

    Thanks a ton hackett!!!1

  • totaji

    I downloaded the app, opened it and ran it. The icon goes straight to the dock. How can I put the icon in the launchpad? Also the app isn’t mentioned in the applications section of Finder. Thanks.

  • hackett

    Totaji, you should just drag the downloaded file into your Applications folder. There is no disk image to open. Does this fix it?

  • totaji

    Thanks man, I figured it out already. Thats exactly what I needed to do. Do you think that once this app goes to the app store and costs $20, will early users have to pay (to get updates and stuff)? I am kinda liking it and want to keep it.

  • hackett

    I’m pretty sure we’re all going to have to pay for it at first which is fine by me. Updates are usually free.

    Twitter have been talking about making changes that could kill a lot of 3rd party apps off so the title of this post might be a bit premature.

  • nrako

    Tweetbot without the ability to scroll horizontally betweens columns doesn’t compete against Tweetdeck IMHO.

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