Tweetbot, the best Twitter app for the iPhone got a major update today.

The first thing you’ll notice in Tweetbot 2.0 is that the list scrolling is different and improved. At first scrolling feels slower, but it’s not. It just scrolls differently. I can’t explain it really, but I just know that it took me about 2 minutes to get used to it and it’s much more smooth and improved compared to version 1.x.

Also new in the timeline view are: (a) embedded images — you can see a tiny square thumbnail of a linked-to Instagram or twitter pic, etc; and (b) better tapability when tapping on a link or username.

To me, the best feature in Tweetbot 2.0 is the browser integration with Readability and Instapaper. The tap of that little dial allows you to toggle between a text-friendly mode and the regular view of the webpage you’re on:

Tweetbot and Readability

Finally, is an improved view for direct messages. It’s more like the SMS view now.

In short, Tweetbot 2.0 is a fantastic update. Here’s the iTunes App Store link.

February 8, 2012