First, it did not remember my preferences or account info from the previous version.
Second, it cannot fit as much on screen at once. Even with the smallest, non-bold font setting, there are fewer characters per line than I’d like. There is also additional vertical padding between tweets. It feels like my screen has shrunk.
|Tweetbot 2||Tweetbot 3|
Federico Viticci has a nice review:
While the core aspect of the tweet drawer has stayed the same, the fact that it now opens immediately after you tap is a huge improvement in my opinion. I haven’t missed the triple tap actions because the tweet drawer makes it easier to access a wider set of shortcuts; the new animation retains the old app’s idea of “pushing down” tweets below the drawer, but it also reinforces a new kind of physicality that feels less like a robot and more like an object you’re directly manipulating.
Update (2013-11-12): Tweetbot 3.1 adds a smaller font size, which is very nice. You can also turn off the round avatars and badges.
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