It was recently announced that the TweetDeck for Mac app is going to be shut down next month.
The app has been a popular one over the year for Mac users, given its more advanced look than the official Twitter app and the fact that it still has features like streaming, which means the app is always showing you the latest tweets on your timeline without having to click a button to show them or refresh the page.
For Mac users, the good news is there are a few alternatives out there for TweetDeck for Mac, so let’s go explore them.
- Tweetbot for Mac: The app, made by Tapbots, has been a popular third-party Twitter app and I have been a user of it since 2014, personally. With that said, while it may no longer have the streaming feature to it, it does have the ability to show you your newest tweets as they come in as long as you refresh the screen. Most importantly, it is one of the best-designed Twitter apps in the Mac App Store. It currently costs $7.99 in said Mac App Store.
- Twitterrific for Mac: It is similar to Tweetbot for Mac but does have its own spin on an alternative Twitter app design-wise. It is currently costs $7.99 in the Mac App Store too.
- Aviary: This is one that is similar to Tweetbot in terms of its look. Still, it is a great client that will be able to tell you exactly what’s happening on Twitter at that moment in time. It does have both a Light and Dark Mode, and allows you to have multiple columns going at once. One aspect about it that Tweetbot and Twitterrific do not have is Hashflag support, which comes in handy for when hashtags like #WWDC22 get their own. It currently costs $4.99 in the Mac App Store.
- Fenix for Twitter: Once again, this to me is more like Tweetbot and Aviary. It has everything that you could want from a Mac-based Twitter app and is a free app too. It is currently a free app in the Mac App Store with in-app purchases.
Along with the Mac, all the apps mentioned here are available on the iPhone and iPad too.
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