5 Of The Best Twitter Applications for Mac
The Iconfactory has been developing Twitter applications well since before the days of the Mac App Store, which makes Twitterrific one of the most user friendly Twitter clients out there. It has a beautiful design to look at and is incredibly intuitive for new users, yet has enough other features for more advanced tweeters. It allows you to effortlessly read and compose new tweets, view multiple accounts, search Twitter.com, filter message types and much more. Based on much of the design from the popular iPad version Twitterrific is one of the best selling Twitter clients out there.
Tweetings is another relatively simple and clean Twitter application for your Mac. Although it has a window which still feels like that of Safari’s it still combines the effective menu similar to that of Echofon’s and has a killer layout when it comes to replying to tweets, with a separate window for individual conversations. Although at only $2.99 the price is hard to beat, with a few shortcomings less advanced users may feel a little out of their comfort zone.
Echofon was initially developed as an iOS application, and from there it has evolved into a fully blown Mac application which maintains its simple interface, ease of use, excellent media handling, as well as an optional iOS sync tool which will sync all of your read/unread tweets and messages. There is both a paid version and an ad-supported free version available on the Mac App Store. Overall Echofon in a great minimalistic Twitter app that packs a punch with its advanced features.
The only official Twitter client for Mac, Twitter, started its life as an app by the name of Tweetie. Since then it has progressed into a beautifully sleek application. Twitter for Mac is easy, elegant, and an all-around great Twitter client. One of the most simple Twitter clients to setup, Twitter for Mac brings tweets to your Desktop in a whole new way, and as an added bonus, its free!
Although TweetDeck started life as an independent project from Twitter, it is now officially part of Twitter. However, its still not the official Twitter application. TweetDeck takes a completely different approach to displaying tweets than any other. We go to twitter for information, and thats exactly what TweetDeck gives you … lots of it. Making the window as large as you want it can completely fill it with information from your Twitter feed with separate columns for mentions, trending topics, messages, and conversations. Instead of having a tab for each topic, it will simply hit you with them all at once.