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MacRumors
Apr 25, 2013, 12:36 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/twitter.jpgTwitter has updated its OS X client (http://blog.twitter.com/2013/04/new-improvements-to-twitter-for-mac.html), nearly two years since the last update. The new client gains support for the Retina display and fourteen more languages, as well as a new way to post photos.
- Photos: It's easier than ever to share photos. Simply click the camera icon in the lower-left corner of the Tweet compose box, and choose a photo to share. If you prefer, you can still drag and drop photos from the desktop.

- Retina display support: Now Twitter is even more vibrant and detailed on the highest resolution Mac notebooks. With this update, Tweets will be clearer and sharper, creating a more vivid experience.

- 14 more languages: In addition to English, Twitter for Mac now supports Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish.

Along with these updates, Twitter for Mac offers keyboard shortcuts, support for multiple accounts and timelines, and other features that you've come to love.Twitter also claims that more improvements are coming to the OS X client in the future. It was reported last fall that Twitter had decided to discontinue (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/06/twitter-reportedly-discontinuing-development-of-official-twitter-for-mac-client/) its Mac client, but with this update and a tweet from Twitter engineer Ben Sandofsky saying he was working on Twitter for Mac full time (https://twitter.com/sandofsky/status/327474048353329152), it appears that Twitter has decided to resume development of the app.

The company recently announced (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/19/twitter-to-end-support-for-tweetdeck-for-iphone-on-may-7/) that it was ending support for its TweetDeck for iPhone and Android apps in May.

Twitter for Mac is a free download (http://appshopper.com/mac/social-networking/twitter) from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id409789998?mt=12)]

Article Link: Twitter for Mac Updated With Retina Support and More (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/25/twitter-for-mac-updated-with-retina-support-and-more/)



Steve J0bs
Apr 25, 2013, 12:41 PM
Finally!




What happened to killing Twitter for Mac?

Unggoy Murderer
Apr 25, 2013, 12:42 PM
I thought they had stopped maintaining it?

lunarworks
Apr 25, 2013, 12:44 PM
This came out of nowhere. A couple of years ago they got all high and mighty about deprecating desktop clients.

chrismarle
Apr 25, 2013, 12:44 PM
What about notifications in the Notification Center?

Northgrove
Apr 25, 2013, 12:46 PM
It only took them almost a year... :p

But I'm also echoing other surprises about this release. I would've been less surprised by it suddenly being cancelled. It's hard to decipher the internal Twitter politics...

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What about notifications in the Notification Center?
Hey hey... One feature a year. Let's not rush things!

KylePowers
Apr 25, 2013, 12:52 PM
//begin conspiracy theory

In the same way you see promoted tweets in your iOS client, I'd imagine we'll soon see it in the desktop client. The impetus, imaginably, behind killing off the desktop client was that they wanted the ad revenue (etc.) from users visiting their web client. But now that they've proved promoted tweets are a viable source of income through a pseudo-test run in their mobile clients, we're starting to see active development.

//end conspiracy theory

OldSchoolMacGuy
Apr 25, 2013, 12:56 PM
How long before they kill it like TweetDeck?

Andy-V
Apr 25, 2013, 01:01 PM
//end conspiracy theory

Less of a conspiracy theory, more of a certainty.

Macrolido
Apr 25, 2013, 01:02 PM
I didnīt remember that I have that app.

ziggyonice
Apr 25, 2013, 01:05 PM
I like the hidden, alternate icon available in the Package Contents.

"Birdcow."

http://im.macovod.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/birdcow.jpg

flowsy
Apr 25, 2013, 01:16 PM
Doesn't even show retweets from other users. No conversation view, no syncing. I'll stick with tweetbot.

jonnysods
Apr 25, 2013, 01:19 PM
Nice to see it get some love. It's a great app.

Andy-V
Apr 25, 2013, 01:24 PM
Doesn't even show retweets from other users. No conversation view, no syncing. I'll stick with tweetbot.

It does have retweets and conversation view.

terriyaki
Apr 25, 2013, 01:42 PM
Took long enough!

flowsy
Apr 25, 2013, 01:57 PM
It does have retweets and conversation view.

Ok, sorry. Now the retweets show up. But where's the conversation view?

nwcs
Apr 25, 2013, 02:13 PM
I like the hidden, alternate icon available in the Package Contents.

"Birdcow."

Image (http://im.macovod.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/birdcow.jpg)

Birdcow! Love it!

RMo
Apr 25, 2013, 03:02 PM
Don't get me wrong, I use the iOS app--but can someone tell me what's wrong with the website on a desktop? What I'd really like for either case is the ability to sync to the last-read position in my "feed" of tweets across any device or viewer.

olowott
Apr 25, 2013, 03:11 PM
use the app alot so am really happy :cool:

Flash SWT
Apr 25, 2013, 03:51 PM
How long before they kill it like TweetDeck?

They only killed TweetDeck for iOS, not for OS X. It has been their recommended desktop application for a while now.

Don't get me wrong, I use the iOS app--but can someone tell me what's wrong with the website on a desktop?

Support for multiple accounts is what's missing from using the website.

sbrhwkp3
Apr 25, 2013, 05:08 PM
Ok, sorry. Now the retweets show up. But where's the conversation view?

Yeah, I can't figure that out either.

OldSchoolMacGuy
Apr 25, 2013, 05:32 PM
They only killed TweetDeck for iOS, not for OS X. It has been their recommended desktop application for a while now

They killed it for Air, iPhone, and Android. In addition to killing about 75% of the features when they first bought it. It use to be updated almost weekly and now we're lucky to see a small update every 6 months.

DJAKO
Apr 25, 2013, 05:47 PM
People still use the Twitter client? I'd rather pay for Tweetbot since they actually maintain it.

Matrixfan
Apr 25, 2013, 07:14 PM
When I click on the icon there is a menu first and from there can I go see my feed. Am I the only one who finds this awkward? IMHO this is major change for the worse. I can't invoke my feed with a single click. Why would I always want to have the feed window open?

FoxMcCloud
Apr 26, 2013, 12:57 AM
Well. He'll just froze over and a pig flew out! Never expected anything from the Twitter app anymore..

torana355
Apr 26, 2013, 01:02 AM
Meh, i use Tweetbot and Twitterrific anyway.

thelonelylimo
Apr 26, 2013, 01:07 AM
I like the hidden, alternate icon available in the Package Contents.

"Birdcow."

Image (http://im.macovod.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/birdcow.jpg)

Reminds me of Clarus the Dogcow.

mono1980
Apr 26, 2013, 08:04 AM
Thank God they are updating it. The web interface is just awful to use in my opinion.

SuperSnake2012
Apr 26, 2013, 02:05 PM
The Tweetbot desktop client is easily worth the price to me, considering its an app that's always open and is in constant use. Luckily I had an Apple gift card to help pay for it in the app store :D

Michael Goff
Apr 26, 2013, 03:47 PM
So... is this worth installing or hasn't it been dropped like a bad habit?