The makers of Tweetie, the free Mac Twitter app, have released an update (version 1.1.1) bringing with it a number of bug fixes and requested features following feedback from users.

Users keen to be notified of new tweets, now have the ability to set notifications either as a small red dot on the dock icon or going one step further via noticed through Growl for the application that runs natively in OSX.

Users will also be able to save searches, mark all as read and send direct messages easier than before.

Other fixes include support for the img.ly and pix.im image services.

Full list of the new features are:

Fix erroneous dock badging
Fix saved searches not saving for some users
Fixed issues on some PPC machines
Per-account notification preferences
Growl support
Save searches
Mark all as read command
Trends auto update
Repost syntax option (for RT)
Improved error handling
Tweaked tweet display
64 bit (makes Snow Leopard a happy cat)
Detect links starting with "www."
Improved support for links with parenthesis
Fixed $AAPL style links
img.ly, pix.im support
Remember last selected tab per account
"Go to User" username autocompletion
Improved direct messages UI
Update to use fresh Twitter APIs
Tooltips for compose window keyboard shortcuts
Improved key window handling after post
Option to disable menu item