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Twitter

By Twitter, Inc.

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Description

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 3.1

This update brings new photo features to Twitter for Mac.
• View and post Tweets with as many as four photos (click each image preview to view the full photo)
• Share photos privately in Messages
• More performance improvements and bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Good, but could be even better

First things first: Having me CONFIRM a retweet when I specifically clicked RETWEET is annoying. Please get rid of it or give me the option to turn it OFF. Next, like other reviews have said, the ability to show animated GIFs would be great, along with the ability to select a darker theme. And since pictures/GIFs/videos are all becoming a larger part of Twitter, the ability to choose how I’d like images displayed (cropped, shrink-to-fit, etc) would be nice. Finally, some sort of timeline syncing across devices would be nice. Don’t put me at the “top” of the tweet timeline when I start the app - put me where I left off, regardless of what device I was just using.

And I may be beating a dead horse here, but 140 characters…really? I know that the point is to keep things simple and “to the point,” but just as the world is moving away from text/SMS messages to other platforms that offer unlimited message sizes, Twitter needs to evolve and up the character count.

Nice but missing features

The Twitter app for OS-X is nice and easy to use. But I’m amazed at what it lacks compared to its iOS cousin. A case in point: you can’t mail a tweet. Ridiculous. The best you can do is make a screen cap of it and then mail it. Is it too much to ask for a little feature parity?

I’m all for simplicity, but a little functionality would be nice. The lack of capabilities with the Twitter app makes me wonder about the alternatives available. Unless of course, Twitter decides to conveniently block these, which the company has done in the past.

Memo to Twitter: please do better, especially if you won’t allow more powerful third party apps to work with your social network. Thanks.

Monumental memory usage

This app needs to be restarted regularly as memory usage can easily creep up to near a GB with significant effects on performance. This crazy amount of memory usage seems strange considering the relative simplicity of the app. It’s a shame, as I would prefer to just have the app constantly running, as it is a great way to quickly check tweets, and one of the few apps that makes it easy to map global keyboard shortcuts to different functions. Time for a refactor guys. This app needs to be leaner.

Twitter
View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1
  • Size: 3.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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