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Twitter is the best way to connect, express yourself and discover what’s happening.
• Connect with people and your interests to get unfiltered access and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives.
• Express yourself with photos, videos and comments.
• Discover what's happening. Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline.
What's New in Version 4.0.3
- Various bug fixes
This is the app that made me stop using Twitter
Well, Twitter, you have lost a user. I am more of a follower than a tweeter, so I really enjoy(ed) what amounted to the best news ticker around. But with the current version of the application it became impossible to just throw the app in the corner of the screen and go about my work with the occasional glance as to what was going on; it stops auto-scrolling, freezes when trying to look at a picture, crashes if there’s an embedded video, and can only go for a few minutes, piling up tweets that it should be auto-scrolling to the top of, before it locks up completely, causing me to force-quit the application.
I’m far too casual a user to justify buying an alternative application, so if this application does not perform I don’t feel the need to use any other, or go to the website, or, frankly, anything. I’m surprised, frankly, that I would use this to post my first app review ever, but the problems are *so* egregious that I felt I had to add my voice to the fray.
I concur with what others have said about the terrible redesign (the previous version was far more compact and fit better in the limited screen real estate) and I hope other applications are taking advantage and while I wish them well, I simply will stop being a Twitter user until I (hopefully) see a string of “Rock solid”, “Totally awesome update!”, “You’ve redeemed my faith in your app!” reviews for some (hopefully not too distant) future verison.
I tried to like this...
I really did since I mostly liked the last version and have been using this for a few years now, but it just looks and functions terribly. For one, why mess with the design? It was fine before. I hate this new one. The window is bigger/clunkier feeling, the dark is too dark (messes with my eyes) and the light is too “HEY! I’m twitter and I’m on your desktop! I hope someone walks by your desk and sees everything you’re reading!” Wish you would leave some of that cutomization to the user in preferences. Then, there’s the crashing. I’m running Yosemite on a 2013 Mac Pro. The previous app functioned fine on here minus some network drops, but this thing just has a mind of it’s own. It likes to freeze and crash all the time and get buggy when you’re trying to click links, pictures, and video. I guess it could be my computer, but since the previous version didn’t do this and the reviews on this current one are terrible, I’m going to side with it’s in the app. Also, the jump to top feature on this version doesn’t function as well as the last one. For some reason that too has a mind of it’s own, but I have it selected to jump to the top when my feed updates. I’m still going to use the app because I haven’t found much better and I try to stay off my phone during the day, but this thing is really getting irritating.
what were they thinking?
The website is really nice. You can save links to Pocket directly from tweets without ever having to leave where you are. The app doesn’t support that feature, which is disappointing. And for some reason they thought it would be a good idea to also block copying and pasting links. Why would you do something like that?
It isn’t a full screen app, so obviously you immediately think this is meant to be dropped into a “desktop" with another app, to take advantage of OS’s new split screen manaagment features, but also for some ridiculous reason, they thought it would be a good idea to block this as well, so that you get to have a big empty desktop with this little column in the corner for twitter. Why would you do that?
Maybe a feature for the next update could be showing people’s usernames and that they tweeted something, but never loading the actual tweet, so that you get to not be able to see tweets. Or maybe the other way around and just show the tweets, so that you get to not know who said it.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Feb 01, 2016
- Version: 4.0.3
- Size: 4.8 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Twitter, Inc.
- © Twitter, Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor