I’m continuing my rant about Mac Twitter clients because my computer setup changed a week ago1 and I couldn’t get Tweetbot, my then-main client, to run on my new machine (here’s why). I was forced to go back to the still official, but apparently dead Twitter for Mac.
Yesterday, I booted up my old laptop and opened Tweetbot to check my facts. This was going to be a rather whiny blog post, but to my surprise, most of the little annoyances I had were fixed in the 0.8.0 beta. Still, that doesn’t excuse Tweetbot’s weird UI and general sluggishness.
I’m not too unhappy with Twitter for Mac right now, but it’s of course still missing pic.twitter.com support, mute filters and lots of other features.
So, I don’t love any of the currently available clients. I’m however really looking forward to Twitterrific 5, which, according to Craig Hockenberry in this Talk Show episode, is supposed to have some revolutionary secret features, and will be released “soon”.
I decided not to write a blog post about my new MacBook Air 13”, but I might publish some thoughts about screen resolutions, pixel density and portability of laptops later. ↩