Looking for Social Net Apps-Twitter, Facebook, etc

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markw10, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I have started using Twitter for a business I'm running and am also going to be using other social networking sites such as Facebook, Plurk, LinkedIn, and possibly MySpace. I have heard that there are applications for sites such as Twitter to use on my Mac.
    I did some research on google and saw Twitteriffic and am wondering which Twitter application is best. Also, are there others for sites such as Facebook or other social networking sites? Thanks!
  2. poisenedapple macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2009
    hmmm I've wondered this too...or about all-in-ones..

    I've been wondered this myself...I've googled the topic...
    and I've noticed there are some for pc.
    but I also noticed the flock browser.
    Adium can be used for chatting on all of the im networks, and facebook/myspace.
    hope this helps.
  3. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    I like Tweetie a lot as a Twitter application. There are desktop and iPhone versions too.
  4. MaTUC macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    Adium 1.4 Beta included Twitter support (Facebook and MySpace support too)


    Go to the homepage to see supported services
  5. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    Up north in Yorkshire :)
    Well... EventBox does it all... as it says on their website "Why run 6 Apps, when you can run one"

    The interface is great!!


    And in it's beta, its currently $15... but I'm sure that you can find the MacHeist edition somewhere.. and then just hold off with that version (Updating that locks it..)

    So... maybe you should check that out...
  6. lonniepaiz macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2009
    I totally agree with pkoch.I also think so.i also like Tweetie a lot as a Twitter application.
  7. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I use Nambu for Twitter. I don't like Tweetie - there're enough other multi-featured free Twitter apps available I don't see why I should either pay for it or be forced to look at advertisements - any possible extra feature it may have doesn't make it worth it. And I don't get what all the hubbub was when it was released..

    EventBox is good too, but feels a bit heavy for simple Twitter stuff.
  8. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    Up north in Yorkshire :)
    Just remembered this... it's like a massive SSB... it allows you to have like 8 tabs for things like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn... I don't know.. whatever you want!!

    Just an example...


    You get the idea...

    It's called "Monitor" and you can get it from MyOwnApp.com...

    The plus side... is that it's free!!
  9. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    I would use TweetDeck for Twitter and Facebook.

    Check out using Ping.FM for sending messages to multiple services. I use Ping.FM to post all my messages to all my accounts. They have a nice iChat bot also, just send the message to "pingfm" and it will post to your accounts.

    EDIT: GRR, why do people bump age old threads, im sure he has found a solution by now. lol..
  10. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
  11. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
    EventBox is great, and you can get it for $12 with the code SMOKINGBOX
  12. Tsubame macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2009
    The ads are pretty unobtrusive, I don't really notice them. Since the ads are actually for pretty cool things usually, I don't mind when they do catch my eye, it's pretty effective and very unobtrusive (no big popup or anything, just an occasional ad thrown in to the top of the list of updates, basically just looks like one more extra tweet in). I wouldn't pay for tweetie, but I certainly don't mind the advertising.

    EDIT: Have you considered using Flock as your web browser? That includes a pretty robust social networking infrastructure.
  13. nyte3k macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2008
    I've tried EventBox, and I like it. Also Tweetie is pretty slick.
  14. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    Up north in Yorkshire :)
    +1 But... I think that there is to much Core Animation in Tweetie... it's a resource hog (it's 64-Bit and uses 3.00GB's of VM!!)... and I just hate the way that it handles multiple accounts...
  15. poisenedapple macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2009
    stacey- i suggest using one of the following setups <all that of which I use>:

    1) using Firefox plus the Yoono Firefox extension.

    2) use Flock, and if you want to integrate IMing (for aim, yahoo, msn, myspace, etc) within Flock, install the Yoono extension ...the Firefox extension.

    3) use Flock by itself.

    4) use Adium (the beta version)

    5) Hellotxt.com (and it's Jabber IM service)

    6) Hellotxt.com by itself

    7) the Twittertunes Firefox/Flock extension

    8) the Shareholic Firefox/Flock extension

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