When Tapbots released its highly-anticipated Tweetbot Twitter client on the Mac, the software was labeled as a free Alpha. This means that the developers are continuing to add major new features and bug fixes leading up to the official 1.0 release in the Mac App Store.
In fact, users are being warned before downloading that there could be major bugs. All Alpha testers are being encouraged to submit bug reports to Tapbots.
Over the last weekend, the first update was released for the Tweetbot for Mac Alpha. The update packs several new features and improvements.
Here are the new changes in the Tweetbot Alpha 2 (version 0.6.1) update:
*Notifications for mentions, follows, retweets, favorites (10.8 only)
*Go to User (command-u)
*Option to open links in background (see preferences)
*Less intrusive tweet action overlay icons
*Double-click tweets in timeline now takes you to status detail
*Fixed some contextual menu issues in direct message conversations
*Fixed pull-to-refresh and scrolling to top issue when loading new results
*Tweetmarker will now set your timeline position on app startup always
*Fixed bugs and crashers related to composing tweets.
*Made large and huge fonts bigger
*Can swipe the empty space in a conversation to go back to previous view
*Can close image window with command-w (also space and esc)
*Menu shortcuts added to profile view: Command-d (direct message) and command-r (reply)
Notifications only work when the app is running. You will need to be running OS X Mountain Lion (currently in the final developer Golden Master stage) so that you can integrate the app with Notification Center. Tweetbot for Mac can currently uses Tweet Marker to sync Twitter timelines between devices. However, iCloud cannot be integrated until the app goes on sale in the Mac App Store. So, unfortunately, Tweetbot for iPhone and iPad would not yet sync via iCloud with the Mac Alpha.
To obtain the new update, click on Tweetbot for Mac’s “Check For Updates” option . The free app can also be downloaded from the Tapbots website.
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Source: Cult Of Mac