Mac App Review: Twitterrific for Mac

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Twitterrific was re-released on the Mac last year. It is a third-party Twitter app that allows you to view your timeline, tweet, and manage your Twitter account from. 

Although the app is a simple concept it is also a pretty impressive one too. The design of it is different but just enough to where it is not too complicated. It is different from the official Twitter for Mac app for two reasons.

The first is that the design is a lot cleaner and more fluid than Twitter. The second, and most important, with Twitterrific, users can use the 280 characters feature that Twitter added last fall. Twitter’s Mac to this day still does not support that.

Another feature that Twitterrific has is that the app has a dark mode. I have personally not used the Dark Mode, but have seen a positive response from users.

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Twitterrific was also my first Mac app where you can change the app icon. there are not many choices right now, but the regular logo (see image above) and the Project Phoenix logo. Their iOS app has a lot more choices than the macOS version.

One thing that I also liked about this app is the tiny sound that it makes whenever users post a tweet. It has a great “update” sound to it and sounds a lot better than Tweetbot’s (their competitor).

The only con I see from it is that it would be nice to be able to move the timeline, messages, and hearts bar to the side since that is how a lot of other Twitter apps work and it would help clean-up the timeline just a tad.

However, the Tapbots’s Tweetbot for Mac, in my opinion, has the best design when it comes to Twitter apps. It does not feel clogged, which is what the top of the Twitterrific for Mac timeline looks like.

Other than that, I’ll give Twitterrific for Mac 3.5/4 stars. It’s one of the better Mac Twitter apps out there and definitely something I would recommend to others if they are looking to spend money on a Twitter app and don’t want to buy or would like to find an alternative to Tweetbot.

Rating: 3.5/4 stars

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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