by JD0199
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Pardon the horrendous title, it had to be done!

I've just upgraded to tweetader 4.0 on another machine, an boy-oh-boy we're in for a shock. For those that haven't made the jump yet, the main change is that automation is all but gone.

You can no longer automate follows, unfollows, searching of follows etc - each follow has to be done manually.

They're also switching to a monthly subscription based plan, so if you want to continue using it now is a good time to get an unlimited licence.

Apparently everyone is going to be forced to update too.. TweetAdder 4.0 Announcement | Twitter Marketing Software - Twitter Adder - Professional Twitter Marketing Tools - Automatic Twitter Software - Automate Twitter Posts, Auto Twitter Follow, Automate Unfollow, Mass Tweets, Twitter Search, more ..
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  • Profile picture of the author cypres0099
    Yeah, I just checked it out too. Looks like they totally neutered the application. I don't see much benefit.

    My guess is that they were getting a lot of legal pushback from twitter about not operating within the Terms of Service.

    My problem is that it totally kills the functionality that I was using it for. So do I get a refund because they downgraded my application?

    I've been experimenting a little bit with Tweet Twain http://www.tweettwain.com/

    It's nowhere near as simple to use, but might be worth a look.
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    • Profile picture of the author JD0199
      Originally Posted by cypres0099 View Post

      Yeah, I just checked it out too. Looks like they totally neutered the application. I don't see much benefit.

      My guess is that they were getting a lot of legal pushback from twitter about not operating within the Terms of Service.

      My problem is that it totally kills the functionality that I was using it for. So do I get a refund because they downgraded my application?

      I've been experimenting a little bit with Tweet Twain TweetTwain - Virtual Social Media Manager for your business

      It's nowhere near as simple to use, but might be worth a look.
      From what I heard, they were being sued by twitter in a big way, it's been going on for some time apparently..

      It does indeed look like the big features are gone! I've no idea :confused: They're changing the pricing model to a monthly fee too apparently (I bought an unlimited key just in case it is still of use).

      Thanks for the heads up on TweetTwain!
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      • Profile picture of the author BFriendly
        What about using previous versions of Tweetadder?
        Failing that, what's a good/the best alternative?
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  • Profile picture of the author Eternal
    Interested to see the future of this product..
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    • Profile picture of the author steveradford
      When I read the update email I suspected that they were removing the automated features. The email states "TweetAdder Version 3.0 and all prior versions of TweetAdder will no long be available or supported as of 4/26/2013". But is there anything to prevent those that have it from continuing to use version 3?
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      • Profile picture of the author cypres0099
        Originally Posted by steveradford View Post

        When I read the update email I suspected that they were removing the automated features. The email states "TweetAdder Version 3.0 and all prior versions of TweetAdder will no long be available or supported as of 4/26/2013". But is there anything to prevent those that have it from continuing to use version 3?
        Eventual changes by twitter that will slowly cause features of the program to stop working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scotty Bee
    A lot of the automation has gone but some still remains. TweetAdder3 can still be run at the moment as its installed in a different directory to 4 but it will be interesting to see if 3 will still run on the first of May as the registration code for the accounts run through their server.

    Will they switch it off so we can't use version 3 anymore??? trying to find out and will keep you posted
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  • Profile picture of the author CollegeCEO
    That sucks. I was actually kind of interested in giving Tweet Adder a try. Oh well, there are still plenty of other ways to build up Twitter accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scotty Bee
    Update, TweetAdder 3 will run until the 25th May and then get switched off. But you cant buy version 3 anymore. Was about to upgrade from 10 account to unlimited but not now.
    Looking elsewhere for other products
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    I dumped Tweet Adder a while back when i lost 5 accounts that had over 300K members each. Add people manually its safer.
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    • Profile picture of the author JD0199
      Thanks for the updates all, I'll continue until then and we'll see what happens..
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  • Profile picture of the author Abrar Tariq
    I was also interested in tweet addr, i had 20K followers and thats why its being hard to control them now =/
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  • Profile picture of the author Scotty Bee
    This just landed in my in box a few minutes ago from Tweet Adder. There was no mention from them that this was confidential or for recipient only so here you go Unadulterated copy and pasted

    Twitter and TweetAdder have mutually agreed upon a final confidential settlement of their legal dispute regarding TweetAdder Software.



    TweetAdder Version 3.0 and all prior versions of TweetAdder will no longer be available or supported as of 4/26/2013.



    All current TweetAdder users will be required to upgrade to the new version of TweetAdder 4.0 by May 24, 2013. As a reminder, TweetAdder users must comply with Twitter's Terms of Service.


    We are excited about working with Twitter and delivering an innovative solution for businesses and individuals to manage their accounts.


    TweetAdder 4.0 has been designed to comply with all of Twitter's Terms of Service.


    Download 4.0 Here:
    Mac OsX http://tweetadder.com/tweetadder4.dmg
    Windows http://tweetadder.com/tweetadder4.exe
    Linux (beta/experimental) http://tweetadder.com/tweetadder4-x86.zip


    4.0 Feature Set
    What 4.0 will Offer
    Uses Twitter API and Oauth
    Crash Fixes
    Removed Automated @Reply, Tweet Generator, Scheduled Follow
    Altered some functions to comply with Twitter TOS


    Improved Search Filters (works with all search types)
    Filter Results by:
    Followers
    Friends
    Tweets
    Filter Private Accounts
    Filter Accounts with default profile images& More
    View Profile Pics in Results


    New Unfollow filtering options
    Not Following Back
    No Profile Image
    Foreign Language
    High Ratio
    Inactive
    Talkative
    Quiet


    Updated profile data search - up-to-date search results
    Improved White/Black List now supports importing and exporting


    While it is easy to assume that TweetAdder4 is less functional because it no longer automatically follows and unfollows, we have carefully developed many new features into the software so that it is actually much more powerful and useful in many ways.



    All of the search functions are now much more powerful, and allow you to filter and sort results based on many criteria. The interface is vastly improved, allowing you see pertinent information at a glance, see user icons, and easily find high quality users. The increase in quality greatly outweighs any perceived difference in convenience.


    TweetAdder4 also features multiple powerful options for deciding who to unfollow. With previous versions, the only metric was based on if someone followed you back. Now, in addition to that, you can see users who have unfollowed you, who have no profile image, use a foreign language, have a high ratio, are inactive, talkative (spammy users who tweet too often), or quiet (users who are not actively engaged). By unfollowing these lower quality inactive users, and following high quality engaged users, TweetAdder4 allows you to easily increase the quality of users following your account, making your Tweets more effective.


    TweetAdder4 is uses the Twitter API & fully complies with the Twitter TOS. This is a huge improvement because you can be confident in using it, and confident in knowing that you are not violating Twitter's Terms by using it. Use of any software that violates the Twitter TOS (such as with automated following/unfollows) means that you are breaking Twitter's TOS and you risk account suspension.



    In addition to the improvements to the above features, we have added many other improvements across the board. We continue to work on new features, and plan to continue improving TweetAdder far into the future.






    Please also see our help links:
    Tutorials: Tutorial | Twitter Marketing Software - Twitter Adder - Professional Twitter Marketing Tools - Automatic Twitter Software - Automate Twitter Posts, Auto Twitter Follow, Automate Unfollow, Mass Tweets, Twitter Search, more ..
    Manual: Tweet Adder 4 User Manual
    Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: https://tweetadder.freshdesk.com/solution/categories
    Forums: https://tweetadder.freshdesk.com/categories


    Best regards,
    TweetAdder.com
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  • Profile picture of the author JD0199
    One of the biggest problems I've found is that it appears you can only build a list of a couple hundred users before getting a big old error message :/ If that is the case (I didn't think I had that problem on Saturday when I tried it..!) then you might as well use one of those free unfollow tools you can get on your iPhone!

    If anyone has anything else, or finds improvements, post away cookies for the best solution..
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    This is exactly what happens when you rely on software created by other people
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    • Profile picture of the author JD0199
      Originally Posted by Chase Watts View Post

      This is exactly what happens when you rely on software created by other people
      Indeed it is, time to learn how to make my own.. or panic - I'll probably do the latter :p
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      • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
        Originally Posted by JD0199 View Post

        Indeed it is, time to learn how to make my own.. or panic - I'll probably do the latter :p
        Using custom software or imacros scripts is what most people are doing - but you have to constantly be creating new accounts.
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        • Profile picture of the author JD0199
          Originally Posted by Chase Watts View Post

          Using custom software or imacros scripts is what most people are doing - but you have to constantly be creating new accounts.
          Time to do some Googleing!

          I've used iMacros on FF but only for really simple tasks, had a go yesterday and managed to breaks lots..

          Any pointers or useful web links so I can start learning? The software is out of my league at the mo but I should be able to get my head around iMacros :p

          Edit: Found a topic on a certain black themed forum, will give it a whirl..

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  • Profile picture of the author edwin3145
    While it is easy to assume that TweetAdder4 is less functional because it no longer automatically follows and unfollows, we have carefully developed many new features into the software so that it is actually much more powerful and useful in many ways.
    Translation: Twitter has threatened to squash us if we don't conform. We have decided to use this opportunity to make more money from our subscribers by adding features that can be duplicated by other free tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author SurrealPSD
    This seriously pissed me off. Oh well, just gotta squeeze as much as I can out of 3.0 until 25th May
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  • Profile picture of the author dbell1
    I saw the mail, and felt it will be good to operate within Twitter TOS, until I upgraded and realized that automation for the most important component of the tool is gone.

    Then I saw the tutorial for 4.0, and it dawned on me that the button for auto-following and unfollowing is nowhere to be found.

    Hurriedly reinstalled 3.0 and will go full throttle till 25th of May.

    The app's relevance will be much diminished after 25th. The core component of the tool is the ability to follow and unfollow accounts automatically.

    Talking about subscription payment plans, they must be joking, not with the application's core component gone.

    They should've left the auto follow and unfollow features, but with strict adherence to Twitter's TOS on follow to unfollow ratio, or maximum allowed numbers. Automation in sensible way shouldn't be an issue. Anyway, let's see how it unfolds.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    Yeah i guess tweeter is clamping down on automation and such so they had to make the change. its rather sad tho.

    IT WAS A GOOD PROGRAM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mercynew
    If the program is not also send direct messages to new followers?

    Thx

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  • Profile picture of the author Yann Potiez
    If anyone has a zennoposter template to automate the twitter following task PM me and make me an offer!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshster
    If anyone is upgrading from the 5 users that was previously upgraded from single account:
    Just found out a good way to do it;

    Make sure to upgrade from the single license and you wind up with 14 accounts for $36 (with a commonly available 20% off coupon).

    1+4+9

    Otherwise you only get 5 additional accounts if you go from 5 to 10 upgrade
    Much better 1>10 (plus the 1st upgrade)

    Make sense?
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  • Profile picture of the author Knownogood
    The only feature I REALLY miss is the tweet generator! MY GOD if anyone has a similar alternative to this feature PLEASE. Lemme know! Thanx dudes
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  • Profile picture of the author dash0205
    I don't find it useful anymore. In fact, I stopped using it 2 weeks after I noticed the difference. I wasn't really happy about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author simoncat
    Also it keeps crashing everytime you try to use it manually, they have rolled out a really shitty version 4 so as all of us don't simply demand a refund. Seriously these people are useless care very little about retaining their customers. I now waste about an hour day starting and restarting this stupid fail tweet adder four fail app. big sad face
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  • Profile picture of the author Arnoud1970
    Hi
    Me too I had Tweetadder version 3 and had to upgrade to 4. I did not because I really don't like Tweetadder. The big disadvantage is you have to remain online.
    Now I use HootSuit. With this I can put many ads on Twitter and on many Facebookgroups at once. Sometimes i plan for more than 2 weeks before and have not to remain online.
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  • Profile picture of the author odinson
    It is not what we paid for, but at least from my point of view, it wasn't like a "horrible" downgrade, I actually found it interesting that you can quickly select the people to follow.
    The only problem I found is that it literally don't work, and by that I mean that the program kinda "flashes" all the time and after following 3 or 4 users it freezes. So it's basically useless for me right now. I heard really good things about tweet demon, but it's too expensive for me.

    Btw, is anyone having the same problem as me with TweetAdder?
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  • Profile picture of the author Phantasm
    I created a script that automatically searches and follows new users by piggybacking onto TweetAdder 4. It is nowhere near as useful though, because it requires me to not be using my computer as it controls my mouse. This was ultimate weapon for OSX users, and I hope a good alternative surfaces sometime soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author alainjb
    I had tried working with tweet adder 3.0 but got up to 2000 and could not add anymore. Now I cant add anymore people and would like to have more. Which software or technique would you suggest I use ?

    Thanks everyone for your help
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    • Profile picture of the author geo4tune
      I've been trying to give 4.0 the benefit of the doubt - BUT it is not tweetadder as we used to know it anymore, worse, the new version does not work! Do a search and as you browse through results - it freezes and must be restarted. Currently un-useable.

      I will keep it around for awhile as I have 10 licences and just hope they get there act together.
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      • Profile picture of the author dlanzetta
        Anybody else had the pleasure of attempting to contact Customer Service at Tweetadder.com?

        Don't waste your time....

        ** Just to add my 2 cents. Tweetadder 4 is pretty much worthless. I understand why they had to cripple it, but this is not what I paid for.
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  • Profile picture of the author guzze
    You can switch to FollowLiker. It has both twitter and instagram modules.

    Originally Posted by JD0199 View Post

    Pardon the horrendous title, it had to be done!

    I've just upgraded to tweetader 4.0 on another machine, an boy-oh-boy we're in for a shock. For those that haven't made the jump yet, the main change is that automation is all but gone.

    You can no longer automate follows, unfollows, searching of follows etc - each follow has to be done manually.

    They're also switching to a monthly subscription based plan, so if you want to continue using it now is a good time to get an unlimited licence.

    Apparently everyone is going to be forced to update too..
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  • Sounds good to hear that twitter adder is back for a different for a different version.
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  • Profile picture of the author windrush1935
    Is TWEETADDER4 dead, and gone to heaven ?
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