Night Owl


Current Version: 2.85

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 4.1 MB - Download


YoruFukurou (NightOwl) is a powerful native Twitter client for Mac OS X, designed for Twitter addicts.
Developer: @aki
User Interface Designer: @hydroxygenic


- Manage multiple Twitter accounts
- Create tabs from rules (user IDs, keywords and regular expressions)
- Create Twitter search tabs
- Create tabs from Lists
- Block unwanted Tweets (user IDs, keywords, regular expressions and application name)
- Powerful keyboard shortcuts
- Real-time streaming support
- Conversation view
- Single user view
- Change font size
- Unread management (hit space key to read through unread Tweets)
- Powerful notification support (sound and growl)
- Two different appearance modes (normal view and mini view)
- Image preview
- "Paste to YoruFukurou" bookmarklet for web browsers
- Autocompletion (user IDs and hashtags)
- Now browsing & now playing
- Upload images
- Customizable image service
- Instant filter
- URL shortening
- Customizable URL shortener
- Translation
- Show one-sided follow badge
- Color customization
- API Error console


Release Notes:

- Workaround for text rendering crash in Mavericks
- Fixed image preview for several services
- Fixed the problem fetching Safari page title
- Added support for Direct Message image preview


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.78
Review by BillCole

Not the Twitter you're used to: BETTER - YF doesn't look & feel much like any other Twitter client, and that's good. YF is uncompromisingly a MacOS X desktop application, not a mimic of the Twitter website or a smartphone app. As such, it has a highly flexible and functionality-focused UI that is not (at least by default) as cute as it might be, but which works well. If you *want* a flashier look, it has an amazing depth of configurability, easily found in the Preferences dialog where it belongs. YF also offers a rare wealth of functional features (such as versatile types of "muting" and user-defined tabs) that compare favorably to most commercial Twitter clients & outshines Twitter's own clients (including TweetDeck.) The only caveat for YF is that Twitter has made it quite clear that they dislike the idea of 3rd-party clients, and are particularly opposed to clients like YF that provide tools for users to shape the content of their tweetstreams and the ways tweets appear. YF would be an obvious first target if Twitter actually starts enforcing the UI rules they have published for client apps using their API, and the way their API works provides them the power to disable YF (or any client) unilaterally.

Found helpful by 16 out of 17 people
Version 2.74
Review by Al_bundy_ugh

Ouch - Crap. Updated and lost all my search tabs. Going to be a pain to set that back up. Agree with the other guy, don't update until that is fixed.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.85
Review by GeoWatsons

can’t upload pic using twitter pic - still can’t upload pic using twitter picture API.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people