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This was seven years to the day since Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet in 2006, at a time when the micro-blogging social. But the age-old question remains: what’s the best way to use Twitter? A lot of people hate the Twitter web app, which is fine for checking out individual tweets but terrible for staying on top of busy feeds. It’s clunky and does nothing but hold you back. As a Mac user, you’re better off using a dedicated Mac client, preferably one that integrates with the operating system with notifications and other advanced features. We’ll cover the best options for using Twitter on your Mac.
What Happened to Twitter for Mac? On February 16, 2018, the Twitter Support account tweeted: For the full Twitter experience on Mac, visit Twitter on web.? — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport). This shouldn’t have come as a surprise seeing as how the official Twitter for Mac app had an abysmal rating of 1.5 stars in the Mac App Store. The app was pulled, downloads were made unavailable, and official support ceased in March.
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It’s interesting that Twitter cited “a great experience that’s consistent across platforms” as their main reason for promoting the web version of Twitter, yet still supports and develops the. That app received an update on February 27—just 11 days after the company discontinued Twitter for Mac.
Sadly, the Mac app is finished and it’s clear that Twitter has no intention of backtracking on this announcement, even after public outcry. So what can you do now instead?
Using Twitter in the macOS Notification Center. Before checking out the third-party apps below, we recommend trying macOS’s built-in Twitter integration for a week or so to assess whether it’s good enough for you. Starting with OS X Mountain Lion, you can tie your Twitter accounts to the operating system itself and read incoming tweets or post new tweets. To set up your Twitter account: • Open System Preferences > internet Accounts.
• In the window that pops up, click on the Plus button at the bottom of the left sidebar, then click on Twitter in the right area. • Enter your username and password, then click Next, then click Sign In. After your account is set up, open the Notification Center ( Cmd + F8) and click on Edit at the very bottom. Add the Social widget, then click Done at the bottom. Now you can effortlessly send out tweets right from the Notification Center. If you add multiple Twitter accounts, you’ll be able to pick which account you want to tweet from using the dropdown menu in the widget. Incoming tweets will also show in the Notifications section, allowing you to keep up with your Twitter feed without having to keep an app or browser open all the time.
But if you need more power and flexibility, then a third-party Twitter client may be more your style. Here are the best Twitter clients for Mac.
Tweetbot Tweetbot is what the official Twitter app tried to be. Not only is it packed full of nifty features, and not only is it updated regularly to keep up with Twitter’s changing API, but it has the cleanest and most modern interface of any Twitter client on macOS. As far as usability is concerned, Tweetbot is a power user’s dream. It serves as an all-in-one app for all serious Twitter users, offering tons of customization through features like special columns and mute filters, integration with third-party services like Pocket and Readability, plus animation eye candy.
It’s the Editor’s Choice in the Mac App Store, and also comes in a —which we recommend because Tweetbot syncs perfectly across devices. No free version is available, but it’s absolutely worth the price. Download: ($10) 2.