I gave Tweetbot for Mac another try. I still don’t love it, but it’s certainly moving in the right direction. One of the features I’m missing most though is a global New Tweet shortcut. My solution/workaround is not perfect but it made Tweetbot much nicer for me, so I decided to share it on my blog. If you found a better one, please email me and I’ll update this post to include it.
First, if you haven’t already, go download and install FastScripts. It’s a quite useful utility that allows you to quickly access AppleScripts and assign keyboard shortcuts to them.
Then, download this small AppleScript. Feel free to look at its content, it’s really nothing fancy. Move it to
/Library/Scripts/ so it’ll be accessible from FastScripts.
Open the FastScripts Preferences, select the “Script Shortcuts” Tab, find tweetbot-newtweet and assign a keyboard shortcut to it. Boom. Done.
So, did this make your day?