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Tweetbot for Mac now works in full screen and split view on OS X El Capitan

Tweetbot 2-1

Tweetbot for Mac has learned a handy new feature with the latest update just released. Tweetbot for Mac now supports OS X’s full screen mode, including El Capitan’s new Split View feature that lets you run two full screen apps side-by-side. This works a lot like the split view multitasking features on the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4. Tweetbot 2.2 also brings a few other changes to the Mac…

To access the new full screen and split view features, look for the green circle icon in the top left corner of the Tweetbot window. Like with other supported Mac apps, clicking the green circle once will put Tweetbot in full screen mode, taking up your entire display. If you use Tweetbot as a single column of your timeline, the window will stretch out and fill your whole screen. Full screen is especially useful when used with columns displaying lists and other timelines.

For me personally, split view is much more useful. When used on OS X El Capitan, holding the green circle on supported apps like Tweetbot and Safari will put the apps in a mode that takes up half your display, then lets you choose a compatible secondary app to run alongside it. By default, this puts each app in a 50:50 split unless one of the apps doesn’t support the minimum width. On smaller displays like the 12-inch Retina MacBook, running Safari with Tweetbot next to it as about 1/5th the display offers up extra screen real estate as the dock, menu bar, and other tool bars hide away.

In either full screen or split view, press escape or mouse over to the top right of either window to click the green maximize button again to exit the mode and return to the traditional view.

Here’s the full changelog, including a tweak that makes conversations read more like the updated iPhone and iPad versions:

What’s New in Version 2.2

– Fullscreen support and split screen support in 10.11
– Tweet details now show conversation and replies in the same order as Tweetbot 4 for iOS.
– Control-click on the fav button and fav from any of your accounts.
– Muted keywords can now optionally mute lists and searches.
– Various color changes to match Tweetbot 4 for iOS.
– Fixed an issue where “Find Users” when composing a tweet could end up with no results.
– Main menu: added Tweet > Share > Message Tweet and Open in Browser.
– Various bug fixes.

Tweetbot for Mac is available for $9.99 on the Mac App Store and requires OS X 10.10 or later. If you’re looking for a full-featured alternative to Twitter’s own Mac app before it’s promised refresh, Tweetbot is an easy recommendation for frequent Twitter users.

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