Welcome to Hibari’s public beta!
Download the latest release: Hibari 1.5.9
To receive updates for new beta releases, go to Preferences > Updates and check the “Include beta releases” checkbox.
What’s New in 1.5.9 (3/5/14)
What’s New in 1.5.9b1 (3/2/14)
- Updated graphics for Retina displays
What’s New in 1.5.8 (5/9/13)
- Same as 1.5.8b1, except with the retina avatars reverted due to performance issues.
What’s New in 1.5.8b1 (4/20/13)
- Updated avatars in timeline for retina displays. Also, now linking the tiny retweeter avatars to their profiles
- Fixed bug that caused tweet deletion to stop working (thanks @Arclite!
- Fixed Instagram thumbnails
- Fixed hashtag links
- Fixed a rare bug where the timeline would stop updating
What’s New in 1.5.7 (2/26/13)
- Same as 1.5.7b1, but fixes the pic.twitter.com thumbnails bug it introduced.
What’s New in 1.5.7b1 (2/24/13)
- Updated to Twitter’s 1.1 API.
- Search results now have conversation support and link unwrapping. Unfortunately, Twitter no longer provides search term highlighting. We’ll reimplement the feature in a future release.
What’s New in 1.5.6 (1/8/13)
What’s New in 1.5.6b1 (11/9/12)
- Fixed pic.twitter.com thumbnails. Updated URLs to link to the lightbox version of the images.
- When you reply to a direct message you sent, Hibari now composes a direct message to the recipient instead to yourself.
- Fixed bug where some direct messages would not be selectable when navigating via keyboard.
- Fixed old bug where Hibari would truncate direct messages after a newline.
What’s New in 1.5.5 (9/28/12)
What’s New in 1.5.5b1 (8/29/12)
- Updated dock icon for retina displays.
- Added “Retweet With Comment” as a hidden preference. See the Hibari User Guide
- Added HJKL (vim-style) keyboard navigation as a hidden preference.
- Updated to Growl 2 and restored Growl option for OS X 10.8 users. If you’re on 10.8 and Growl isn’t installed or running, there will be a Notification Center option instead.
What’s New in 1.5.4 (7/26/12)
What’s New in 1.5.4b3 (7/22/12)
- Uses Notification Center instead of Growl on Mac OS X 10.8.
- Displays 24-hour or 12-hour time based on your system preferences.
What’s New in 1.5.4b2 (7/17/12)
- Added support for Mac OS X 10.8’s Gatekeeper security feature. Note:
For each of your Twitter accounts, you will be prompted to reauthorize Hibari’s Keychain access. Please click “Always Allow.”
What’s New in 1.5.3 (6/25/12)
What’s New in 1.5.3b8 (6/21/12)
- Updated pic.twitter.com URLs to link to the large version of the image.
- Fixed bug where tweet selection was lost if using “Maintain Scroll Position: When not at top” setting and scrolled to top, then changing accounts or restarting.
- Fixed issue with replying to a tweet that starts with @username(linebreak).
What’s New in 1.5.3b2 (6/9/12)
- Improved handling of invalid XML data from Twitter (fixes issue with main timeline not loading).
What’s New in 1.5.2 (5/21/12)
What’s New in 1.5.2b2 (4/23/12)
- Better handling of invalid UTF-8 text caused by a Twitter bug involving emoji and URLs (fixes the “multiple validation errors” issue).
- For Lion trackpad users, changed color in the “pull down” region to gray.
What’s New in 1.5.1 (1/24/12)
- Demo version: Updated title bar price tag to reflect new price ($10)
What’s New in 1.5 (1/24/12)
- Multiple accounts support.
- Support for t.co link unwrapping.
- Ability to block text or mute users from the timeline contextual menu.
- Toolbar notifications: Buttons are highlighted when there are new tweets, configurable in Preferences.
- Improved compose field now grows or shrinks to fit text; also allows a custom height.
- Added a shortcut for opening URLs in tweets: Cmd-right arrow. If there’s no conversation, just right arrow also works.
- Now remembers your scroll position and selected tweet between launches or account switches.
- Compose field now complies with Twitter’s automatic link shortening.
- Added Instagram and pic.twitter.com thumbnail support.
- Mark as Spam option available in the contextual menu for tweets sent by users you don’t follow.
- Added a preference for opening all links in background.
- Copy Full URL option in the contextual menu.
- Instantaneous results when adding/deleting mute & block settings in the Preferences window.
- A tweet started with Cmd-R or clicking Reply retains the “reply to” tweet id if the “reply to” username exists anywhere in the tweet (before it required that the name was in the beginning).
- Replying to a retweet now inserts both the names of the retweeter and retweeted in the tweet field. It will retain the ‘reply to’ tweet id if the username of either the retweeter or retweeted exists in the tweet.
- The 6-second Twitter timeout now doubles on every retry. There’s also a user defaults setting to customize it.
- Timeline performance improvements.
- Fixed issue where, when Twitter is slow, sent tweets don’t immediately appear in the timeline.
- Fixed issues with Growl: it would show filtered tweets, display raw HTML for search result tweets, and sometimes display too many Growl notifications at once.
- New filter/mute/search items now appear at the top of the list rather than at the bottom.
- Fixed issue where some conversation threads including a reweet would show the retweeter’s name rather than the original tweeter’s name.
- Fixed issue where after deleting one’s own tweet, it would sometimes reappear in the timeline upon refresh.
What’s New in 1.1.5 (7/20/11)
What’s New in 1.1.5b1 (7/18/11)
Workaround for Lion bug involving the “Look Up in Dictionary” feature.
Hibari can now import and export Timeline Settings (Keyword Block, Mute and Saved Searches).
What’s New in 1.1.4 (6/30/11)
architecture out of Sparkle and ShortcutRecorder frameworks.
What’s New in 1.1.4b2 (6/27/11)
- Updated Hibari to comply with Twitter’s new permissions process
. Our login sheet now displays Twitter’s permissions screen. Note:
All users will need to re-login.
What’s New in 1.1.3 (11/28/10)
- Preference for displaying timestamps on all tweets instead of only on the selected tweet.
What’s New in 1.1.3b3 (11/13/10)
- Fixed a recently-introduced link detection bug.
- You can now filter tweets that are mentions by including your @username in the setting. E.g. if your username is @justin, and you want to block mentions that include the word “bieber,” create a keyword block setting for @justin bieber
. (Thanks @justin
What’s New in 1.1.3b2 (11/11/10)
Preference for displaying full names instead of usernames.
support. You can now script Hibari to access the currently selected tweet (
) and post a tweet (
For example, here’s how to access the currently selected tweet:
[[JSTalk application:'Hibari'] selectedTweet];
And here’s the result:
name = "Hacker News 20";
screenName = newsyc20;
tweetHTML = "Placebo buttons: 'door-close'
buttons, others, don't do anything <a
it.ly/bZWMxw</a> (<a href=\"http://bit
<a class=\"hashtag\" href='https://twi
tweetID = 1745811822084096;
tweetText = "Placebo buttons: 'door-close'
buttons, others, don't do anything htt
It’s just as easy to post a tweet:
[[JSTalk application:'Hibari'] tweet:'hello world'];
Immunized against Twitpocalypse 3: Snowflake From Hell
CSS improvements. When the main window is too narrow, timestamps will now overlap the username instead of wrapping erratically.
Improved link detection. Should have fewer false positives and catch a few more cases.
Debugging log window can now be closed if accidentally opened.
What’s New in 1.1.3b1 (10/22/10)
Customize Hibari’s timeline display with a user stylesheet stored in
for the selector structure.
You can now enable WebKit’s Web Inspector contextual menu item to understand Hibari’s element structure. Issue the following Terminal command and restart Hibari to enable it:
defaults write com.violasong.Hibari EnableWebInspector -bool YES
You also need to run this Terminal command:
defaults write com.violasong.Hibari WebKitDeveloperExtras -bool YES
What’s New in 1.1.2 (10/20/10)
What’s New in 1.1.2b1 (10/18/10)
- Phrases in the pattern of “xxxxx…xx” will no longer be treated as a link.
- Resolved a link detection issue where certain sequences of characters could cause the app to hang. (Thanks to @tjw
for the debugging help!)
What’s New in 1.1.1 (10/9/10)
What’s New in 1.1.1b1 (10/9/10)
- Improved URL parsing. (New multipass URL detection engine.)
- Fixed bug where URLs without the “http://” would not open in the browser.
- Pressing Return while using an input method (such as Kotoeri, for writing in Japanese) no longer triggers a tweet send or new line (thanks @brandelune
- When deleting a saved search item, the search results no longer appear suddenly in the main timeline (thanks @aireeus
- Fixed a bug where Twitpic links prefixed with non-lowercase “http://” would, when clicked, cause the page to be opened within Hibari, and cause two other weird pages to be opened in the browser (thanks @bpapa
What’s New in 1.1 (9/21/10)
What’s New in 1.1b7 (9/20/10)
- Improvements to timeline backfilling. If a major fetch fails after 3 consecutive retries, Hibari will retry 10 more times over a period of 10 minutes.
What’s New in 1.1b6 (9/20/10)
- Major foundational improvements that should prevent gaps in the timeline. When fetching new tweets, Hibari will automatically detect and fill in gaps.
- Fixed a bug in the last beta where Hibari would only fetch up to 20 new tweets on launch.
What’s New in 1.1b5 (9/14/10)
- New app icon!
- Improved loading performance.
- After you send a tweet, Hibari now switches your focus to the timeline.
- Changed retweet confirmation dialog to a sheet. Renamed OK button to “Retweet” (thanks @gruber
). Same thing for delete confirmation.
- Added ability to auto-recover from a corrupted tweet database upon launching (thanks @scarequotes
- Hibari no longer prepends an extra “http://” to shortened https links (thanks @mattgemmell
What’s New in 1.1b4 (9/9/10)
- Holding down right arrow to expand conversations (or tapping it quickly) should no longer result in duplicate tweets.
- Replying to a tweet that gets promoted to a mention while you type should no longer raise an exception. (Thanks @McCarron
- Changed date format for “Last check date” in Updates Preferences pane so it fits better.
- Hibari won’t show DMs that are older than your last 2,500 tweets.
What’s New in 1.1b3 (9/9/10)
- Performance improvements. Hibari should be a lot more responsive during loading.
- Expand or collapse conversation threads with the right and left arrow keys. Holding down right arrow will expand the entire conversation (though, of course, a nicer solution is coming).
- Use Command-click to open links in the background.
- Page through your timeline with Space/Shift-Space.
- The “More” buttons now turn a light gray during conversation loading.
- Fixed bug where hitting Command-Delete while typing in the text field (to delete current line) would hide the currently selected tweet.
- Hibari won’t show DMs that are older than your last 2,500 tweets.
What’s New in 1.1b2 (8/31/10)
support. The good news is control-clicking on tweet links will offer an “Instapaper” menu item if you’ve entered your Instapaper username and password. The bad news is there’s currently no UI for entering your Instapaper credentials — you need to use the following
defaults write com.violasong.Hibari instapaperUsername forrestgump
defaults write com.violasong.Hibari instapaperPassword fruitcompany
If you don’t have password, put in a blank one like this:
defaults write com.violasong.Hibari instapaperPassword ''
Unsent tweet text is persisted across application restarts (@uliwitness
You are automatically opted-in into the beta appcast upon launching any beta version for the first time.
What’s New in 1.1b1 (8/31/10)
URL shortening! You can access it via the Edit menu or with Command-Option-S.
Added an Updates pane to Preferences, where you can adjust your auto-update settings and opt in to getting beta releases from now on.