Tweetbot developer Tapbots launches new Mastodon Ivory client

Late last week, Twitter and its polarizing leader Elon Musk made the strange decision to shut down all third-party clients without warning or even explanation.

Although this was sad news, Tapbots wasn’t completely surprised. The company has been working on a new client for the alternative social network Mastodon. And today, the app was officially released on the App Store.

Anyone who has used Tweetbot should feel right at home with Ivory.

When you log into your Mastodon account or select a server and new account, you’ll be greeted with a familiar layout.

The far left icon is for your home feed. The next icon is for mentions. You can customize the last three with the information that matters most to you, including your profile, bookmarks, lists, stats and more.

Ivory is designed for iPhone and all iPad models. You can now download it for free from the App Store.

With the free version, you can explore the app with a fully functional demo. The only exception is that you cannot make any posts. To do this, you will need a subscription. This is available for $1.99 per month or $14.99 per year.

There is also a Premier Subscriber option that costs $24.99 per year that further supports Tapbots.

All subscription options come with a 7-day free trial. If you cancel within this period, we will not charge you.

The app is currently in early access, as Tapbots plans to add a number of features during its use.

Some of the features of the plan include the ability to edit your profile, edit posts, improve hashtag support, support custom emojis, and much more. An Ivory version for Mac is also planned.

If you’ve been thinking about switching to Mastadon, now is definitely the time to introduce Ivory. Especially if you were a fan of the defunct Tweetbot, Ivory brings many of the same features to an alternative social network.

While I previously set up a Mastodon account, Ivory’s presentation excites me to see how the app and social network can grow.

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