Tweetbot 6 has Gone Subscription, Here are Two Alternatives

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Dead Bird Pic by Tiia Monto, Creative Commons.

Tweetbot 6 has just been released and it has adopted the dreaded subscription pricing structure. It now cost 6 USD per year to use.

My previous article (iOS apps have to stop going subscription)’s praise for Tweetbot is no longer valid.

There are almost no new features in Tweetbot 6 worth paying for. It is therefore not a good idea to pay for the subscription just yet. Like all previous versions of Tweetbot, Tweetbot 5 is still available in the purchased apps section of the App Store, and is modernized enough that it will probably work for many more years (Tweetbot 3 still works, apparently).

To express your displeasure, download Tweetbot 6 to rate it one star.

If you have not bought Tweetbot 5 and are looking for alternatives that do not involve subscription pricing, Aviary and Fenix are two good Twitter apps.


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