The newest version of the super popular Tweetbot for Mac alpha has been released and it brings a host of wanted changes including drafts support, keyword muting and more. It is also the last version of the Alpha to support OS X 10.7 Lion, as the final version will be for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion only.
You can download the latest version on the Tweetbot alpha site now, as sandboxing requirements for this release make it a manual install job.
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The drafts can be accessed from the ‘gear’ icon in the ‘new tweet’ window. As Jordan Kay points out, the Drafts window will update live as you compose a new tweet:
You can now also edit your profile in the ‘Profile’ tab, allowing you to set your display name, avatar, location, website URL and bio.
A cool feature that appears to have been left out of the notes, you can drag and drop tweets to your desktop as a .webloc (web location) file that links to them on Twitter. Essentially a tweet-specific bookmark file. To do that, grab the profile pic and drag out to the desktop.
Storify support has now also been added. To tweet out a Storify link of a whole conversation, click the Share button in the conversation view and choose Tweet Conversation. You’ll get a composed Tweet with a Storify link ready to go:
And, you can now view animated .gifs in the preview window, rather than having to view it on the web. Gifs like this one:
Here’s the full list of updates:
- Please note due to Sandboxing requirements you must install this version manually
- This is the last version with 10.7 support
- Drafts window enabled (cmd-0).
- Edit Profile enabled (my profile tab)
- Mute Keyword enabled (mute tab)
- Drag/drop usernames and links
- Storify support enabled (conversation view)
- Animated gif support
- Fixed issues related to lists in columns
- Fixed some memory leaks
- Various bug fixes
The alpha of Tweetbot is free to Mac users, but will be a for-pay app when it is finally released. To snag the latest version of the alpha, hit ‘check for updates’ under your Tweetbot menu or hit up the Tapbots site below.
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