Tween (software)


Original author(s)@kiri_feather[1]
Initial releaseNovember 21, 2007
Stable release / March 15, 2013 (2013-03-15)
Preview release / February 18, 2011 (2011-02-18)
Operating systemWindows
Platform.NET Framework 4.0 (or later)
TypeTwitter client
WebsiteTween - Twitter Client(Japanese)

Tween is a Twitter client for Microsoft Windows, written in Visual Basic .NET. It is one of the most popular Twitter clients in Japan,[2] and it is open-source.


Originally, Tween was developed for heavy users. For this reason, Tween is a Twitter client with various functions. There are web mode and API mode, and users can switch between modes. Web mode allows users to avoid API limit's operation.[3]


The first beta version was released at Hatena Diary on Nov. 21, 2007.[4] Originally web mode was an only way to get data, then API mode was implemented. was released on Oct. 2, 2009, and API mode was set as default.[5] or later became Proprietary software.


  1. ^ "kiri_feather on Twitter".
  2. ^ "Twitter Client share survey in Japan". Hatena Diary.
  3. ^ "Tween's Feature".
  4. ^ "Tween, A Twitter Client for Windows beta release". Hatena Diary.
  5. ^ "Tween changelog".

External links

  • SourceForge Project Page
  • Tween Wiki