First look at Tweetbot for Mac’s Yosemite redesign

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Photo: Mark Jardine
Photo: Mark Jardine

We’ve known that a big redesign of Tweetbot for Mac has been in the works for awhile, and now Tapbots designer Mark Jardine has shared a little tease with the world.

As you can tell, Tweetbot 2.0 for Mac will feature a lighter, more translucent design for OS X Yosemite. The developers at Tapbots are notoriously tight-lipped about their app development, although they have confirmed that the update will be free to existing users. That’s good news if you’ve already shelled out $20.

Tweetbot ran into some trouble on the Mac recently with Twitter’s authorization token limit for third-party apps, a nasty limitation that’s kept many great clients from maturing in the last couple of years. Tapbots had to pull Tweetbot off the Mac App Store for about a day, but the issue was quickly resolved with Twitter and the app is available for sale again.

The official Twitter for Mac continues to lag behind Twitter’s mobile apps significantly, and it’s hard to recommend it when an update ships maybe every few months. Tweetbot is great if you can afford it — $20 for a Twitter app isn’t an impulse buy for most.

Still no news on when a redesign of Tweetbot for iPad will ship. After version 2.0 on the Mac is released soon, the iPad will be the last device Tweetbot looks painfully out of date on.

Update: We swapped out a blurry pic of the app for a newer, clearer one. Yay! Pixels!