Tweetbot Application Updated, New Features Added in 1.3

Last week, I posted my 8 favorite Twitter clients for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Taking first place on the list was Tapbot’s Tweetbot [$1.99] (try saying that five times fast!). Yesterday the application received an update, which added some significant features to the application.

Despite the application still lacking proper push notifications, (they are only available, at the moment, if you have downloaded the application Boxcar) Tweetbot is still in position to be a killer of a Twitter utility – especially if new features are added almost monthly. What was added yesterday, and the significance of some of the new features:

- Improved multiple account switching: If you have multiple accounts that you tweet from, Tweetbot made it easier to switch between each. Instead of having to go back to the accounts and settings page, the application now opens a small window, when desired, which will easily let you switch between accounts.

- Local trends (can be set in the account settings): This new page in the accounts and settings page lets you select a country to see trending topics, and in some cases from cities within those countries.

- Improved recipient selector when creating a new direct message: When composing a DM, or direct message, Tweetbot now displays a list of all of the people you follow along with a search bar. All in all, it’s much more user-friendly and easy to select someone.

- Ability to copy, delete, and translate direct messages (swipe on a thread to delete a whole group): The DM conversation list is improved now, with the ability to copy, delete and translate individual messages just by clicking on them. It’s nothing new to Twitter clients but is new to Tweetbot.

- “Add to List” feature improved and renamed to “Manage List Memberships”

- Added “go to user” feature in people search (shows when typing into the “Search People” box): Before, you could not automatically go to a user’s page if you already knew their Twitter username. Now, if you know the “@…”, you can go straight to their user profile and further see their tweets, replies, favorites, etc.

- Gaps now load above or below depending on position of gap when button is invoked.

- Compose Tweet from hashtag (by holding down on a hashtag in a tweet): If you see a tweet in a trend list or from your followers that has a hashtag you want to use, you can simply click and hold on the hashtag, which will start a new tweet with the topic already copied in.

- Drafts button now displays # of drafts: <--- Says it all

- Support for Favstar (hold fav button to invoke ‘tweet of the day’, double-tap profile tab to see your own favstar page)

- Various bug fixes.

Again, despite the app’s lack of push notifications, it seems complete due to the constant addition of new features in every update. All I ask is that the icon not be changed! I like it much better than @Tweetbot’s Twitter icon! —>