Tweeten 4.4 Adds Responsive Design, More

Posted on April 8, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud with 23 Comments

Tweeten 4.4 Adds Responsive Design, More

Mehedi has released a major update to his Twitter client, Tweeten, adding a responsive design, an improved Always On Top display mode, better support for multiple displays, more customization options, and more.

Designed as a superset of TweetDeck, one with none of that product’s limits, Tweeten features a familiar multi-column user interface. It also auto-refreshes as new tweets arrive, a major advantage over the official Twitter client. It has long supported granular customization controls, GIF search and downloads, video downloads, and even native OS features like Touch Bar support on the Mac.

New to version 4.4, Tweeten adds the following new features:

Responsive design. Now, when you resize Tweeten into a thinner window, the layout automatically adjusts so that controls are never cut off from the view. And you can, of course, use it in a single column view (as I do, and as the official Twitter app works).

Always On Top. This display mode ensures that Tweeten remains on top of other windows as you work, so you can keep it off to the side and still keep up on the latest developments.

Columns improvements. Tweeten 4.4 now Twitter profile pictures in each of its columns, though you can, of course, customize this display to your liking.

Improved multi-monitor support. Now, when you disconnect a second display, Tweeten will automatically reposition itself so you can always see it.

But wait, there’s more. There are tons of other tweaks, including a new, TweetDeck-like squared-off look and feel, and a more responsive Settings window that will also reposition itself if it is off-screen or otherwise partially cut-off.

You can download Tweeten for free from the Tweeten website or, if you have Windows 10, from the Microsoft Store. Versions are also available for macOSChrome, and Firefox. Note that you will need to bypass SmartScreen if you install the Windows desktop version.


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Comments (23)

23 responses to “Tweeten 4.4 Adds Responsive Design, More”

  1. craigsn

    Looks good, but why in the hell is it 450mb in size? (according to the store description). Twitter is 28mb. Does what ever it takes to make a store app, add 400mb worth of stuff? Oh, and I'm not complaining, as I don't know what would be a reasonable size. It just seemed an order of magnitude larger than expected.

    • Joshua Hudson

      The new Twitter app is literally a web app wrapped in window.

      I don’t know about 400 MB, but a native store app will be bigger than just a webpage and wrapper.

  2. raptor

    452 MB for a Twitter client for Windows 10. Just think about that for a second. Four Hundred and Fifty Two MEGABYTES for a twitter client. I can't wait until the day Windows 10 twitter clients reach 1 GIGABYTE.

  3. NextWithoutFor

    Mehedi is lucky he can write code, because he can just barely handle English. Why did you bring this guy on board?

  4. lefffen1

    "It also auto-refreshes as new tweets arrive, a major advantage over the official Twitter client."

    My official tweetdeck has always been doing this..

  5. Ames

    Great app. Nice update. I hope all this Twitter is killing the API in June stuff doesn't affect Tweeten.

  6. Shmuelie

    Not getting me off Tweetium, yet

  7. Watney

    Tweeten is a beautiful UI, but on my Surface Pro it's so janky. The new Twitter client, on the other hand, is smooth

  8. Hugo Ferreira

    I want to use the Windows 10 app a lot, but my problem is the scrolling behaviour, even with the 4.4 version. If I load the Tweetdeck website on Edge (and even on Chrome), the scrolling is fluid using the touchpad of my Surface, but for some reason it is not fluid at all and I eventually get tired of trying to scroll through one of the columns and go back to the Tweetdeck website. Is there a reason for this?

    • nerocui

      In reply to hu_daa:

      Tweeten, like VS Code, is based on Chrome(because it uses Electron and Electron is just chrome). Electron apps on Windows 10 has always been having this scrolling issue. They fixed this issue in a canary build but that is yet to make to production. If you use VS code, there is a bug about scrolling too, one that requires you resize the window once in a while in order to scroll smoothly, the SAME BUG YOU WOULD FIND IN TWEETEN and has been there since the beginning.

      • Hugo Ferreira

        In reply to nerocui:

        Thanks for the reply, indeed VS code has a similar behaviour (they had a "smooth scrolling" option in the latest update, but it didn't help that much). I guess I'll wait until either Electron gets Precision touchpad support or Tweeten is remade using the Edge backend.

    • Rcandelori

      In reply to hu_daa:

      There's an option in settings to enable hardware acceleration which improved the scrolling behaviour. It's still not buttery smooth but it gets rid of the jerky behaviour.

  9. rameshthanikodi

    I feel like some affiliation disclosure is needed here.

  10. compmunkey

    Can someone tell me how to add another account to manage besides the default one? It isn't going to be very useful for me without that ability. I've seen others asking the same question but no solution.