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#Tip of the day for journalists: Use Tweetbot to mute tweets auto-posted by other apps

Yesterday’s tip of the day for journalists suggested using the new Tweetdeck as a journalistic tool. That sparked some debate on Twitter clients with recommendations for Tweetbot, available for Mac (at £13.99) and iPhone (£1.99).

Tweetbot launched for Mac desktop last month and was hailed by Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web as “probably the last great Twitter client for Mac” and “powerful enough to replace Tweetdeck for some users”.

Data journalist Adrian Short has a tip for Tweetbot users, recommending them to ‘mute’ tweets sent by third-party apps, such as Foursquare. Therefore when using Tweetbot to view your Twitter stream you will not see Foursquare updates from people checking-in and auto-posting to Twitter.

Short has created a picture of some useful Tweetbot mute suggestions.

Due to Twitter restrictions, Tweetbot can only sell a certain number of Tweebot accounts. If you are a Mac user and have a spare £13.99 it is worth buying now.

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Tweetbot partners with Storify to allow Twitter conversation sharing

Tweetbot, a Twitter client app for iOS and a previous Journalism.co.uk app of the week, has added Storify integration.

Users of the iPhone and iPad Tweetbot app can now easily Storify a conversation they spot on Twitter.

There is no need to move away from Tweetbot to Storify, a tool to allow the curation of social media content, all is done with a swipe and three taps within the app.

Just swipe right on a tweet that is part of a conversation, tweet the conversation and it is automatically Storified.

If you don’t have a Storify account one will be created.

The 2.3 update was released yesterday. Those with the app can update, new users can download from the App Store for £1.99.

Here is a Storify explaining how it works.

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App of the week for journalists: Tweetbot

App of the week: Tweetbot

Operating systems: iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch)

Cost: £1.99

What is it and how is it of use to journalists? If you are a Twitter-using journalist with an iPhone, this app is a must.

It is a cut above the rest as it has some really handy functionality that is absent in many other Twitter apps.

Tweetbot takes settings from the Twitter app on your phone, making for a quick set up for those with multiple accounts.

One of the really useful things for journalists is the ability to follow various lists as you mine for stories (as shown in the picture on the left). If you have found that your Twitter stream is too busy, lists are the best way of filtering.

You can also see conversations and retweets. By sweeping a tweet to the right you can see the full exchange of tweets.

The app has various customisable buttons and tap actions. For example, you can configure triple tap to reply to, favourite, retweet, or even translate a tweet.

Other gestures worth learning are double tapping on a tweet, link, or avatar which takes you to the respective details, and tapping and holding, which gives you options to share. This includes options to read it later (for example by syncing with Instapaper or another service) and to copy a tweet,  particularly helpful if you are using a timeline from one account and want to tweet from another.

Reviews: It gets 4.5 stars in iTunes App Store.

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