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Tweetbot for iPhone gets iOS 7 redesign, but the price goes up

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Tweetbot 3
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Popular third-party Twitter client Tweetbot has launched a new iPhone app to match the flat design and minimalistic visuals of Apple’s iOS 7 update.

The “full featured” Tweetbot 3 has been completely redesigned from the ground up for the new mobile operating system, according to the developer Tapbots who says the client is now "faster, easier to read and more fun to use than ever." 

The visual overhaul aside, the alternative to Twitter’s official iPhone doesn’t bring much in the way of brand new features, but does enhance some of the existing features that lured a vast army of iOS users.

Users can mute hashtags, customise the tab bar to create new sections, fetches tweets in the background, displays all pending drafts, show pictures-only in a media timeline and use iCloud sync to ensure all iOS devices are up to date.

This all sounds great, but the app is a new, separate download, rather than an app upgrade and thus comes with a new separate price also. Those hoping to switch from Tweetbot 2 will need to pay the full £1.99 asking price when they grab the app from the App Store, having already paid £1.49 for the previous version. Tweetbot 2 has now been removed from the App Store.

The company says £1.99 is a special introductory price and users can expect to pay £2.99 at the end of this period, so grab it while its hot, or find yourself a new, free Twitter client.

Have you already started using Tweetbot 3? Is it still top of the shop for third-party Twitter clients? Let us know your thoughts on the upgrade in the comments section below.

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