The official Twitter app for Mac is being shut down and will no longer be offered as a download. All support for the Twitter app will be shut down in March. Don’t worry; we have some handy substitutions for you.
Tweetbot – $9.99
Twitter has released an update to its Twitter for Mac app that lets users set timelines to automatically stream new tweets, effectively removing the need to manual refresh. Twitter for Mac is now available to download from the Mac App Store. It launches with support for live streams and automatic Dark Mode. The app is one of the first to use Apple's Catalyst technology to bring iPad apps to the Mac. Twitter announced on Friday that beginning immediately, its Mac app will no longer be available for download, and the app will no longer be supported in 30 days. Whether or not Twitter was ever committed to their Mac app is an entirely different conversation, but the company suggests users access the service via the web, which it says will provide a consistent experience across platforms. Sep 22, 2020.
Regardless of what platform or device you are on, Tweetbot is one of the best Twitter services you can use. There is no algorithm that the app follows, as well as no sponsored apps or tweets. The filtering and mute systems are great for getting rid of the junk you don’t want to see. Tweetbot supports most of the great features Twitter has, like threaded tweets, 280 characters, direct messages, inline images, videos, GIFs, and lists. However, since Twitter doesn’t build APIs, features like polls aren’t supported.
Twitterrific – $7.99
If Tweetbot isn’t your style, then your next best bet would be Twitterrific 5, which was crowdfunded. It’s the same as Tweetbot, except navigation is different and less fluent. If you are looking for an app that is most similar to the Twitter app for Mac, then Twitterrific is the best option.
Tweetdeck – Free
Tweetdeck is officially supported by Twitter which is always a great sign. Tweetdeck started off as it’s own separate company until Twitter took advantage and bought the company in 2011. Tweetdeck takes a unique approach and separates your Twitter and Timeline into separate columns. Tweetdeck is designed for marketing/ pro-Twitter users who are looking for a more significant outreach, but it’s still a great app. Even as a PC user, Tweetdeck is my personal preference as a Twitter platform. We love Tweetbot and most of the team here at KnowTechie uses it.
Site-specific browser – Free
Instead of running Twitter off of the dedicated website, you can use an app to create a site-specific browser. A site-specific browser is a software application that is dedicated to accessing pages from a single source (site) on a computer network. You can download an app like Fluid to create a browser so that Twitter will have it’s own separate dock and window outside of your browser.
Twitter.com – Free
You can always go old school and toss away the fancy apps and add-ons. Other social media platforms like Facebook have remained on the web for years and continues to succeed. Twitter tries to drive users to the web platform, and it is usable. Just know that the official Twitter website is ad-driven and runs off an algorithm, so your tweets will not display in real time.
I have been on Twitter for over ten years, and I still use Twitter’s official web platform on a daily basis. For work purposes, I use Tweetdeck as I can quickly sort through content and criteria I have selected. I have to be a power-user for work and having an all-in-one app is excellent, but it can get overwhelming at times. Unfortunately, I have yet to find an app that satisfies all of my Twitter needs.
What is your preferred platform for Twitter? Do you do a dedicated app like Tweetbot or an all-in-one app like Tweetdeck? Did I leave out any apps you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments down below.
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