Tweetie for Mac has always been the preferred twitter client on Macs. However, when the makers of tweetie, atebits, were bought by twitter, we didn’t know what would happen. The tweetie for iPhone was updated and called Twitter for iPhone. We were waiting for Tweetie version 3, but that came to us as an app in the Mac App store called Twitter for Mac.
If you use Tweetie you’ll immediately recognize the interface. The interface of this app is extremely simple and effective. You have a small bar on the left with your timeline, mentions, direct messages, and searches. However with this update we also have lists, which allows you to view your lists that you’ve made, and profile which allows you to view information about your profile.
A couple of small tweaks have also been made, as the window is round and the bar is a bit darker and the dock icon has been modified to have the official twitter bird in it.
But one of the biggest upgrades in this would be speed.
It’s just so fast! You click something and it goes and it loads. Bam.
Also, with DMs, messages come in with a matter of seconds. That makes it extremely useful to use similar to IM, which can be handy (although I don’t use that too often).
You can get Twitter in the Mac App Store for free, and for your convenience here’s a direct link. 😉
I still prefer Echofon. It isn’t as pretty as Twitter for Mac, but it’s a lot more functional and usable. The big feature that I can’t live without is syncing unread tweets between my devices. It also shows favorites & new followers in the timeline. I also prefer how it opens the conversation or info in a drawer instead of obscuring the timeline.