Twitter Discontinues Twitter for Mac App

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    Twitter today announced that it plans to stop supporting the Twitter for Mac app in order to focus its attention on a "great Twitter experience that's consistent across all platforms.

    Starting today, the Twitter for Mac app is no longer available for download, and in 30 days, Twitter plans to stop supporting it all together.

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    Twitter says to get a "full Twitter experience on Mac," customers should visit Twitter on the web.


    Twitter for Mac has never never received a lot of attention from Twitter. In 2015, the company announced plans to refocus its efforts on building new features into its Mac app after providing only sporadic updates over the last several years, but even after adding new features, the app was largely unpopular with Twitter users, earning only 1 and a half stars out of five in the App Store.


    In recent months, Twitter has also been streamlining its apps. The discontinuation of the official Mac app follows Twitter's decision to remove the Twitter for Apple Watch app last September.

    Twitter for Mac users who are looking for a desktop app experience rather than a web interface can use a third-party app such as Tweetbot or Twitterrific.

    Article Link: Twitter Discontinues Twitter for Mac App
     
  2. RCS31 macrumors 6502

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    Understandable, when the likes of Tweetbot do a much better job.
     
  3. slagathor001 macrumors regular

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    The new app better be in chronological order like this one is!!

    The algorithm is HORRIBLE. No one likes it.

    I love using the twitter mac app on my computer because everything is in chronological order, just how twitter is supposed to be, and unlike how it is on the IOS app.


    Pleaseeeeeee stay in chronological order!!!

    Is tweetbot in chronological order? I only want to use a twitter app that doesnt run on horrible algorithms!

    Thanks
     
  4. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    Crap.

    I don't want to spend $20 for a different Twitter app.
     
  5. Shadow%20Mac macrumors demi-god

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    Honestly, that app was hot garbage. Good riddance.
     
  6. MarkDeMoss macrumors newbie

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    Twitter is a waste of time. It's a place for people to act on instinct rather than a deeper reflection.
     
  7. iekozz macrumors member

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    Should download the Tweeten app then. Tweetdeck, but better. And for nearly every platform and free: http://tweetenapp.com/
     
  8. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    What new App? They discontinued it
     
  10. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502a

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    What new app? Twitter wants you to only use the web version for everything.
     
  11. techpr macrumors 6502

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    Tweetbot for Mac and iOS is the only way to go to experience Twitter the proper way.
     
  12. kurisub macrumors newbie

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    Guess I'm moving to tweeten…I have Tweetbot on my home Mac and iPhone, but not paying another $20 to put it on my work Mac.

    Official twitter Mac app was garbage anyways…gif support mysteriously stopped working a few weeks ago, so I couldn't see half of the stuff people were posting.
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I just downloaded Tweeten (I use Tweetbot) to try it
    Running High Sierra

    It never loaded, just looped back to set up every time
    Deleted it after about 5 attempts

    I'll stick to Tweetbot on my Mac and iPhone
     
  14. fairuz, Feb 16, 2018
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    Glad Apple is working to unify the iOS and Mac app environments (not the OSs). Too many app are iPhone only because the companies don't see it worthwhile to deal with the very different Mac dev environment. Devs are already forced to do their layouts in a very flexible manner due to the different iOS screen sizes, so sticking the same app on macOS should work in most cases.
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  15. kurisub macrumors newbie

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    Did you just drag the .app file to your applications folder or did you bring over the whole folder? I was having that crashing problem too until I decided to move the whole folder over instead.
     
  16. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040

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    If they kill off all 3rd party apps at some point, that'll be when I finally am done with Twitter.
    Their website experience is atrocious
     
  17. slagathor001 macrumors regular

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    Tweeten is a mac app, and shows your feed chronologically? And is free?

    Thanks
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I moved the whole folder to the Apps folder and then it kept telling me it could move itself to the Apps folder
    I tried running from the folder in the Apps folder and pulling out by itself in the Apps folder
    At that point after several tries it was no longer worth it to satisfy my curiosity about the App
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  19. TheLarkShark macrumors newbie

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    In light of this, does anyone know a free Twitter client for macOS (that isn't TweetDeck)?
     
  20. scrapesleon macrumors 6502

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    I haven’t used that app in years the UI just messy
     
  21. kurisub macrumors newbie

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    Yes to both.
     
  22. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I feel like this is inevitable. You can’t have polls because Twitter doesn’t provide an API. I think apps will gradually break.
     
  23. Smith288 macrumors 65816

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    What would you say you devs do here? Hmm?

    Time limit edit button. Simple. Straight forward.
     
  24. Sven11 Suspended

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    What? :(
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    I’m not sure I trust a third party app with my data and having to pay for it doesn’t make me feel better.
     

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