Twitterrific, a popular unofficial Twitter client that was launched for iOS devices back in 2007, has risen from the dead and is now on the App Store for macOS. The Twitter client by IconFactory was under development as Project Phoenix for the past nine months after being funded through Kickstarter. Earlier, the company had to seize the development of Twitterrific for macOS due to resource constraints and its focus on Twitterrific for iOS. The newer version of Twitterrific for macOS is priced at $19.99 (about Rs. 1,300), which is double the price of original version of the app.
The newer version of Twitterrific was built from ground up with speed and ease of use in mind. The app doesn’t show any advertisements or promoted tweets. It features high-quality iconography and a slick design. The app also supports multiple accounts and multiple timelines. Since it has been built for macOS, it supports features such as rich notifications and iCloud sync. If you use Twitterrific on iOS and macOS, you can pick up where you left off on either desktop or your mobile device. The app also supports accessibility features such as an ability to navigate the timeline, compose tweets, and attach images using VoiceOver.
As is with most third-party Twitter clients, you can completely customise the look of Twitterrific by changing fonts, themes, typesizes, and media appearance. The app also supports native sharing of tweets and media files. Of late, Twitter has been indirectly discouraging third-party clients for its service by introducing a token system for developers. It even purchased TweetDeck, another popular third-party Twitter client for desktops operating systems. However, the company has failed to deliver on a satisfying app experience, be it on mobile devices or on personal computers. What’s your favourite Twitter app do you use on your PC or Mac?
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