Jul
13
2012

Tweetbot – The iOS Twitter Client made for Retina displays

With the new MacBook Pro Retina, Apple have gone all out in trying to convince the public that retina displays are the word in high-quality graphics. It’s hard to disagree – in theory, retina displays allow for sharper, crisper graphics with higher pixel counts. But that’s only if developers take advantage of them. Regular apps that are designed specifically for lower resolutions or less sharp screens often end up looking blurry on these better quality displays – as many people downloading apps to their new MacBook are discovering:

Seriously, Mac developers, you need to get up to speed on your Retina versions, because some of your apps are really bad looking now. – Jesus Diaz, Gizmodo

One of the apps this is most noticeable on is the official Twitter app for Mac, which on retina displays often becomes blurry to the point of unreadable. Twitter may well already be working on a new version to fix this – but until then, if this is a problem for you, the good folks at TapBots have a solution.

Tweetbot is a third-party Twitter client by TapBots that’s optimised specifically for retina screens, offering a similar interface to the official client, but with some additional options; and with a much sharper, clearer overall look. Currently in alpha (meaning it may not work solidly all of the time yet), the app is already proving to be a popular replacement to the official Twitter client at this time. Want it? Get it at [Tapbots]!

Thanks, Lone!

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