Tweetbot for Twitter

Developer: Tapbots

Current Version: 2.4.6

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 11.7 MB - Download


Tweetbot is an award-winning, native Twitter client for the Mac. This full-featured client has fantastic support for multiple accounts and lists. It also has powerful mute filters, multiple column views, and much more.


Designed for OS X.
Tweetbot feels right at home in Yosemite with its beautiful interface, animations, support for Retina Displays and Notification Center.

Multiple Columns & Windows.
Open saved searches, lists, mentions, direct message conversations and more into columns or windows and never miss a tweet.

Mute Filters.
Hide tweets that you don’t want to see for a short period or forever. Mute people, hashtags, or tweets via keywords (includes regex).

Multiple Device Sync.
If you use Tweetbot on iOS, your timeline, unread status, and mute filters will automatically stay in sync so you can always continue where you left off across devices.

Support for 3rd Party Services.
Tweetbot supports bitly, CloudApp, Droplr,, Instapaper, Mobypicture, Pinboard, Pocket, Readability, and yfrog


Release Notes:

- Fixed issue where closing main window would stop the dock icon from updating.
- Fixed issue where time not showing up on reply/conversation tweets in status detail.
- Fixes issue where you swipe to show tweet detail and then swipe back and hovering over timeline again doesn't show action overlay buttons until you scroll.
- If you have a twitter user/tweet url you'd like to open in Tweetbot you can now paste it into the search field in the search tab.
- Fixed issue with 'Go to User' where typing a username could take you to a random user.
- Fixed issue where you could duplicate Topics popovers.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.6.2
Review by OneBlueSky

Let’s rate the app itself - The app is honestly a 5 star app on it’s own merits. However you feel about the developers and their lack of progress on anything but the iPhone version, the sillyness of diverting attention from the iPad and Mac for a calculator app - This app is deserving of 5 stars on it’s own. There isn’t a better Twitter client. The app makes Twitter honestly feel more fun. It’s easier to keep up with stuff, you get better information and better tools than on the site, it even offered many things before the site did itself (Muting for example). It’s a game changer as far as Twitter goes, and it’s worth what it costs. The $19.99 (or whatever it is now, that’s what I paid when it launched) is well worth the cost. It’s steep for an app, but once you use it you’ll really forget that it cost that much because even as outdated as it is now, it still feels like a steal for that amount and it’s again, far superior to any other method of using Twitter. There’s literally nothing else that can be compared to it. That, and they also get limited tokens so the price really is justified. While the app desperately needs an major update like, yesterday (I’m with you guys) and the iPad version feels long forgotten for well over a year, it seems they’re finally opening up to the public and demonstrating that they are working on the Mac version anyway. I honestly don’t believe the iPad version will ever come, but it looks like the Mac version might get here someday. I know it says soon here, and the iPad said soon almost a year and a half ago, but it looks like the Mac version really might be the real-world definition of soon. Honestly very unhappy with the devs and their lack of outreach/updating their customers regularly like every other dev (honestly how hard is a blog post from time to time) but we’re not rating the developer here.

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people
Version 1.6.1
Review by onesockboy

Crashes more than it works - I used to really love Tweetbot; bought it for all of my devices, etc. But long ago, it stopped syncing between them properly. Months ago, the mac version started crashing every single time I mute any keyword or user or change any setting, which is the main selling point for this app in the first place. I have updated it and everything else (OS, etc.) multiple times, but same problems persist with no communication or awareness by the company. Especially now that others offer the same features—incl basic Twitter itself—it’s hard to find a reason to stick with Tweetbot.

Found helpful by 42 out of 45 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.4.6
Review by Neodude237

Works great. - Much better than the twitter app/website, no ads/less clutter.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.4.6
Review by Real-Person

Fantastic app with fatal flaw: no dark mode! - This is the best way to read Twitter on Mac… Or it would be, if it offered a Night/Dark Mode like the iOS app does. Very disappointing! I’d save my money until they update the app. It’s 2017, we shouldn’t have to look at blaring white screens anymore.

Found helpful by 2 out of 4 people
Version 2.4.6
Review by cs475x

Long standing bug fixed - Happy to finally see that first item in the list of changes. The image order when viewing a tweet is still flipped, but I can live with that bug as it’s just visual; that being said, a fix would be much appreciated. — Irrelevant as of v2.4.6: — Another disappointing update as it seems they still haven’t fixed a rather annoying bug that has been around for nearly a year. What’s the point of a live-updating Twitter feed if you don’t get a dock notification badge for new tweets? Edit (v2.4.4): It's getting to the point where I believe they think this bug is a feature. It’s a small bug, yes, but it’s an inconvenient one. Having to hide the app instead of closing the window causes some minor confusion here and there and I either end up hiding another application on accident and thinking I closed the window and all of my work, or I close Tweetbot and end up with hundreds of new tweets to read after only a couple of hours. Keep updating the app fixing all of these other bugs, I will just keep reposting this one star review until this bug is fixed. I do enjoy this app as well as the iOS version, so it bothers me to leave a one star review, but short of spamming them I don’t know how else to get their attention. Edit (v2.4.5): Despite all of the people saying this review isn’t helpful, I stand by my statement and reasoning for leaving a 1 star rating on an app I use serveral times an hour throughout the day. I even have another annoying bug that seems to have been in the app for a while: when viewing a full tweet that has images, they are out of order. For example, I would expect 4 images to display as 1-2 on the top row, and 3-4 on the bottom row, but the rows are flipped (i.e. 3-4 on top, 1-2 on bottom).

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.4.6
Review by Impaler80s

One Feature... - There’s one feature of the offical Twitter app, both on iOS and the Mac versions, that is keeping me from using Tweetbot full time…the ability for videos and GIFs to autoplay. I havne’t seen that feature yet in Tweetbot, and wondering if it’s coming. To at least have the option, would be great. Not sure if it’s even possible. Otherwise, Tweetbot is terrific and best Twitter client out there.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people
Version 2.4.6
Review by tangents

Developers? Not so bright... - I’m in complete agreeance with the need for a dark mode. In fact, I have been ever since I’ve been using this app — in October 8, 2012. That was also the day I started using Tweetdeck, and you know how bad THAT is.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people