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Tweetbot 4 review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Campbell Bird on October 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TWITTER PERFECTION
Tweetbot 4 is the latest and greatest Twitter client for iOS.
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Calcbot Learns iOS 8 and Goes Free in a New Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 20th, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRECISE :: Read Review »

Calcbot, by Tapbots, is an easy to use calculator and unit converter. Recently, Tapbots updated the app and is now offering it for free.

The Calcbot 2 update includes style themes to customize your calculator, as well as a new favorites system, the ability to sync your history tape and constants across iOS devices, and an in-app purchase that lets you convert with over 500 units across 22 categories. The app has also been upgraded to work with iOS 8 to make for a smoother experience.

There are a bunch more additions (haha calculator jokes), so check out the newly free Calcbot on the App Store.

Rejoice - Tweetbot 3 is Now Optimized for iOS 8

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 2nd, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TOP BOT :: Read Review »

Tapbots has updated their Twitter client, Tweetbot 3, to make use of the new features of iOS 8. They've optimized it for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as added interactive notifications so you're always up to date on your twitter activity. The update also comes with 1Password and Share Sheets Support.

Tweetbot 3 is available for $4.99 on the App Store, and the new update is live now.

Tweetbot 3 is Even Better With this New Update

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 17th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TOP BOT :: Read Review »

There's a chunky new update for everyone's favorite Twitter client app, Tweetbot 3. The app now offers support for viewing and posting multiple images, as well as a shiny new play icon for Instagram videos.

Along the way, Tapbots has also ironed out a number of niggling bugs as well as included Spanish localization for those who prefer who prefer their exciting tweets to have an element of 'Ole!' to them.

Tweetbot 3 is available on the App Store for $4.99.

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on October 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TOP BOT
The best Twitter app around gets a massive visual overhaul for iOS 7, but is it and its new features worth the paid upgrade to a new app?
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Tweetbot 3 for Twitter Gets Completely Redesigned with New iOS 7 Theme and More

Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 25th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TOP BOT :: Read Review »

Tweetbot 3 for Twitter has been completely redesigned, gaining a new look and feel that fits the new iOS7 theme. The app also adds features like the option to block messages, hashtags, people, and keywords and having the ability to sync the timeline position between the iPhone and iPad.

Check it out and then tweet about it!

Netbot for App.Net Review

By Ruairi O'Gallchoir on April 20th, 2013
A beautiful and functional App.Net client, mixing Tapbot's famous attention to detail with an easy to use and functional interface.
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Netbot, The Tweetbot for App.net Goes Free

Posted by Jeff Scott on January 31st, 2013

Netbot and Netbot for iPad have gone free. While App.net has failed to take over the world, yet, if you are interested in this alternative to Twitter, you'll be hard pressed to find a better client to use with it.

New App: Tapbots Release Netbot -- It's Tweetbot for App.net

Posted by Jeff Scott on October 3rd, 2012

If you aren't sure what App.Net or ADN is, don't be surprised. It's a still fairly underground social network modeled after Twitter, but without the restrictions Twitter has started putting in place. The folks at Tapbots seem to be fans of the new network and have re-purposed Tweetbot for ADN. It's $4.99 for the iPhone/iPod touch version and another $4.99 for the iPad version.

This might provide a nice boost for ADN, but it's still a barely known service mainly filled with super-early adopters who cross-post to every service under the sun and those with a grudge against Twitter. Hopefully that will change.

This Week at 148Apps: February 6-10

Posted by Chris Kirby on February 12th, 2012

This week at 148Apps.com, we celebrated the release of Tweetbot, version 2.0. Blake Grundman and Jennifer Allen broke the news, then Carter Dotson wrote the full review. Dotson says, "There are very few apps that someone could say 'this has been released!' that I would buy immediately. Tweetbot for iPad was apparently on that list, because as soon as I saw on Twitter that the iPhone/iPod touch Twitter client was now available on iPad, I went out and bought it sight-unseen with an urgency unlike the way I approach many other things in my life."

Read the full review on 148Apps.com.

Meanwhile, on Giggleapps, reviewer Amy Solomon took a closer look at interactive storybook The Gnat and the Lion. She says, "My kids (ages 10 and 7) and I listened to the read-aloud story and watched the animated short film together before bedtime. We liked the animation, and watching African animals such as the lion and the rhino encouraged a discussion about African grasslands and the animals that live there. We liked the fact that the words are highlighted as the narrator reads them, which is very helpful for children who are learning to read. We also liked the narrator’s voice and accent and how it tied into the African-themed story."

Read more at GiggleApps.com.

Finally, at 148Apps.biz, writer Brad Hilderbrand reported on the explosion of app usage during last week's Super Bowl. Hildebrand states, "Sunday night’s Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and New York Giants was a classic, but according to a new report from Flurry most viewers were just as likely to be staring at their smartphone screen as they were the game. The company used analytics software built into many popular apps to surmise that of the 111 million people watching the Super Bowl, an estimated 98 million spent at least some time futzing with an app."

Read the full report at 148Apps.biz.

Another week down, but don't forget to stay on top of all things related to the app-nation through us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news, reviews and contests right out of the gate. In the immortal words of Garrison Keillor, be well, do good work, and keep in touch. See you next week.

Tweetbot for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Carter Dotson on February 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WELL-BUILT MACHINE
Tweetbot for iPad is a Twitter client, created by design-conscious iOS developer Tapbots.
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Tweetbot Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on April 20th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HANDSOME TWEETS
Tweetbot is a full Twitter client a full feature list and an eye for design. Is it worth switching from your current Twitter app? Keep reading to find out.
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Silence is golden, especially for Pastebot

Posted by Kyle Flanigan on August 4th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A CUT ABOVE THE REST :: Read Review »

Pastebot, the powerful clipboard manager application, was going to become a whole lot better with the release of iOS4 and multitasking. Or so we thought. The application, developed by Tapbots, allows you to copy from other applications like Safari or Mail and have an entire history of your copies in a clipboard, exportable to Mac, right from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The only qualm was that you had to open the application every time you wanted your clip to be saved. Hence, multitasking could have been a dream come true for advocates of the clipboard application.

"Our dreams of an ideal Pastebot were crumbling away as we heard the limitations of [multitasking in iOS4]" wrote Mark Jardine, designer of the application. "Apple had not provided a way to let Pastebot run in the background." With disappointed customers and dissatisfied team members, Tapbots had to start thinking of an out-of-the-ordinary solution. They almost had it.

"Paul came up with an idea that would actually allow Pastebot to run in the background" Mark continues. "The idea is to have a silent audio clip play in the background. This would use one of Apple’s backgrounding APIs that allows music to play in the background. Turns out it works flawlessly." In short, using the iPod's background play feature allowed beta testers to reap the full benefits of Pastebot without having to reload the application. But after a week of waiting for a response from Apple, the update was denied as it altered the way a background process was meant to be run.

Today, the solution is here. Within the aforementioned rejection letter, Apple wrote that the application could be approved if actual music was played in the background. So that's exactly what the developers did, by integrating the iPod application into Pastebot, thus allowing you to choose a song to listen to. "Having a song playing in the background while Pastebot runs in the background isn’t ideal" says Mark, "but nothing is stopping the user from putting their device on mute or better yet, using a silent audio clip of their own." The application is due to be re-submitted in the very near future.

Humorously, Tapbots link you to a certain CNET article that explains how there are some artists who sell the sound of silence. For Pastebot, silence really is golden.

Read our review of Pastebot here. Interested in other Tapbots applications? Read our reviews of Calcbot and Convertbot too.

[Quotes courtesy of Tapbots]

Calcbot - The Better Calculator

Posted by Chris Hall on July 14th, 2010
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRECISE :: Read Review »

There is nothing overly wrong with the calculator that is included with the iPhone. It is a pretty app that has all the functionality that you would really need to perform most math equations, but in the world of tap tap tap, it isn't perfect. There is no history screen, no way to see what you've typed in a long equation, and scientific features that can only be accessed in landscape mode. Being the perfectionists that they are, tap tap tap knew that the world needed a better calculator.

"Calcbot is a simple, yet intelligent calculator for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (Universal). Never lose your place in a calculation again with the live as-you-type expression view. Simply swipe the keypad to the left to reveal advanced functions. See your past calculations in the history tape. You can even send old values and expressions back to your calculator or to a friend via email. Calcbot is the smartest, simple calculator you will ever use."

Being only a novice calculator user (but a long time TI-83 gamer), I had no insane algorithms to throw at the app, but was immediately impressed by the slick UI. As you type, the parts of your equation show up live, right under the solution, preventing the inevitable forgotten variable. The simple swipe commands for bringing up the scientific calculator and the history were also welcome additions.

I have to admit, when I woke up this morning I thought I had a good calculator built into my iPhone. Now I have a better one. Thanks Tapbots and tap tap tap!

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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Arron Hirst on December 16th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A CUT ABOVE THE REST
Pastebot brings management of items on the iPhone OS clipboard to your fingertips, in one cool, neat and gorgeously designed package.
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