BEST Twitter App for Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chim3ra, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Chim3ra macrumors member


    Nov 20, 2008
    just wondering which one is the best overall app? there seems to be a large selection, but curious on what people are using/prefer

  2. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2007
    Gainesville, Florida
    I think for the hardcore user, Tweetdeck is the champ. I use Twitterific because it native and Im not too into any adobe products (Tweetdeck runs in adobe air).
  3. jeremybuff macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    Asheville, NC
    I use Tweetdeck. I don't necessarily agree it's just for hardcore users- not that user "Iamtherealwoody" implied that. I do, however, know that it's pretty simple & intuitive, launches very fast, doesn't use much ram, and offers great options you can choose to either use or not. What I guess I should say is you won't get boggled down by "complicated" options unless you want them. For basic tweeting, it's easy.
  4. TheGraphicMac macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    In a house

    I use EventBox, by The Cosmic Machine. It's still in beta, and is not free. But if you use Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, read RSS feeds, then it's a nice all in one app. Features two different interfaces you can choose from (Aqua and HUD-style).

    PTwitter is also very nice. Looks a lot like Twitteriffic, but with many more features.
  5. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2007
    I just read that Adobe Air based apps are a major resource hog on your RAM and that it doesn't use any OS X-specific technologies, such as Core Animation. What else would you recommend?
  6. si77hay macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    Depends what you're after. I use Scalaris. It uses Growl to notifiy me of updates.
  7. petermcphee macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    Very cool. I'm going to give the Cosmic Machine a shot. This looks like what I have been looking for.
  8. Flatfoot75 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    I just bought Endbox and am able to use it for Facebook and Reddit. The third service that I would like to use it for is Twitter, however, for some reason I get the circular arrow (refresh symbol) next to it and doesn't download anything for it. i AM, however, able to update my status using it. Does anyone know what i need to do in order to have Endbox work with Twitter?
  9. jimtkm macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2007
  10. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2007
    Gainesville, Florida
    I wish I could, besides adobe air apps, theres Ptwitter and now im using eventbox from the latest Macheist. For Twitter, I almost exclusively use Tweetie on the iPhone. Im not a hardcore twitter user though.
  11. darkcurse macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2005
    I personally use Twirhl. But I'm looking around for others, still.
  12. datapolitical macrumors regular


    Jul 28, 2006
    trying out Lounge

    And I like it so far. Only one crash. Comfortable UI (pun intended). Quick search. (the arrows in the upper right hand corner are a bit weird, but other than that it's a good front end). And Growl notifications are wonderful.
  13. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I've tried TweetDeck, Nambu, EventBox and that other Air-based app that's going around (I forget the name offhand, and I've since uninstalled it... Twirhl I think is the one). Tweet Deck is the monster of the bunch - consuming resources I mean.

    EventBox uses the least amount of RAM, Nambu was second, Tweet Deck uses the most.

    I use Nambu, just because I like the way it displays, and the moderate use of system resources.
  14. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    EventBox is cool, but I wish they'd add more social networks to the service. What also sucks is that the MacHeist version isn't updatable... :(

    Flock is a brilliant Web browser that integrates lots of social networking features (I think including Twitter), but it's a little confusing to use at first. Built on Firefox 3, so it's got tonnes of great stuff in it.
  15. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2006
    Tried TweetDeck for about five minutes. Hated it!
  16. soloer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2004
  17. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2007
    I just installed twitterrific on my mac and it's not recognizing my login info. I removed it with cleanapp and reinstalled it again. Still, it's a no go. I changed my password via twitter and then re-installed twitterrific for the third time. Does anyone know where twitterrific hides those pesky files that apps leave behind and cleanapp doesn't pick up?

    I just saw that demo and it looks pretty dope. I just hope it's free though but seeing as how it's $2.99 for the iPhone, I highly doubt it will be. Btw, does anyone know the musical artist in that video? I shazamed it but no dice.

    Edit: nevermind, it's Brad Sucks
  18. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
  19. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    i've tried endless amount of apps... from twitterific to twirl, tweetdeck, eventbox, nambu etc..

    there's also a new app called Seesmic Desktop (think it's a private beta)... while it is an AIR app, it tries its best to look native... and looks very similar to lounge... having used it for about half an hour, it went straight into the trash can after that!!

    eventbox isn't bad, as i like the integration with google reader and facebook, and i did get it free with macheist 3 (although when i upgraded the version it asked for a serial!! cheeky lol), i thought it was still too cluttered and you couldn't change the refresh times either...

    i've exclusively been using lounge for mac..
    its still in beta and it's a bit slow but it's simple, easy to use and works! ok, it probably hasn't got the advanced features of some of the others, but i dont need that.

    Ideally, i'd like Tweetie to make a mac os, but don't think i've heard any news on that front. - i've just seen the tweetie mac link!! i guess that will be my new client next week :)
  20. jashsayani macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2009
    San Jose, CA
  21. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley

    For a basic app like a Twitter client, you don't need Core Animation. AIR doesn't chew up resources, it's rather light. Like Air, you know?

    It's the worst. Cost the most and does close to nothing. Seesmic Desktop is the best (imho) but it's a private beta. Tweetie is also a good client and not even out yet. But the one that I use and is free (also accessible) is TweetDeck.
  22. gvegastiger macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    I've tried Tweetie and like but an also giving Nambu a try. However for the love of God can someone please tell me how to get rid of a search filter in Nambu? I want to get back to my timeline, but I cant figure it out.
  23. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    There's so many out or coming out, I don't think you could possibly name a "best." I myself am not much of a tweeter so I'm using the free and highly themeable Bluebird, and Twitterific (free version) on the iPhone. There's also the mysterious Sweet coming "soon."
  24. pivo6 macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2002

    I agree. Any review that I've read is so out of date because new versions, and new programs have come out. I'm currently using TweetDeck, which I like so far, and TinyTwitter for my BlackJack II.
  25. CaptMurdock Suspended


    Jan 2, 2009
    The Evildrome Boozerama
    Personally, I wonder why you would use a dedicated client. I use TwitterFox. Updates show up automatically, or you just click on the icon in the lower-right corner. Doesn't get much simpler than that.

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