Tweetbot 2.4 – Search improvements, better muting, refinements

I think Tweetbot is my favourite iOS app. Today brings Tweetbot 2.4, which includes a few great additions to further improve an already great app. I love Thursdays.

Search improvements

The search feature in Tweetbot, in my opinion, has always been a little clunky. This update totally fixes that and, in fact, improves it far beyond any app I’ve ever used. Quite often, I use the search feature for typing in a username of a friend to check I haven’t missed any of their tweets throughout the day. Before, navigating to a specific user’s profile through the search box was an extra level of UI navigation deep. No longer.

Location based searching is easier too. This was something I enjoyed about Tweetie back in the day – it’s great to see a comeback of this feature. As I live in the middle of nowhere (relatively speaking), it’s great to see the few people around my area who do tweet.

Mute improvements

It’s even easier to mute users than ever before. Whilst the mute feature itself has been in Tweetbot for a while, major improvements and additions are here in version 2.4. Namely, regular expressions and even muting mentions.

As you can see, I don’t like sad pandas – or negative tweets generally. Whilst I tend to avoid muting users, this can be quite a powerful feature if you know how to format regular expressions.

 Refinements

One of the first things I noticed when launching Tweetbot 2.4 and started to play with the improved searching features was that the keyboard seemed to be in the way. I wondered if this was an oversight. I should have known better. Simply swipe on the UI and the keyboard automatically disappears with a swoosh. Tapbots have made an already fantastic product even better today. Go and download Tweetbot for iPhone on the App Store today, if you haven’t already!

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