Originally known as Tweetie, an explosion in popularity saw this app change name and go on to become one of the biggest internet companies around. Now a social networking giant, Twitter can be accessed through the live site or the desktop apps. The official Twitter apps were available for iPhone users for a while, but Mac users had to use TweetDeck for Mac before this app became available for download. The new Twitter for Mac is the official flagship application.
If you have used Tweetie client, you might know that there are no significant changes in the look of the new Twitter for Mac. However, it seems more sophisticated and polished for integration with the original Twitter website. The interface is slick and easy to navigate. 6 buttons on the left help you navigate, read new direct messages and find trending topics of the latest tweets. The right hand pane shows tweets just like the original website does. So the element of familiarity has been maintained but it has been given a slight update as well.
With the recent versions, you can see when your tweets have been liked or retweeted, as well as other activities like new followers and the times when you have been added to a new list by someone. Real time interactions have now been made available as well.
When you read a direct message, it syncs across all devices and the website as well. In fact, if you are using a service other than the official Twitter app and read a message there, it marks as read on Mac as well. Overall, the app is quite like Tweetie with some new features - slick and handy.
- Various bug fixes.