Twitterrific 5 for Mac Drops to $7.99 Following Discontinuation of Twitter's Main Mac App

Third-party Twitter client "Twitterrific" has dropped the price of the latest Mac app -- Twitterrific 5 for Mac [Direct Link] -- to $7.99, down from $19.99. The new price tag marks the lowest that Iconfactory's app has ever been on the Mac App Store, and follows a 50 percent discount to $9.99 that emerged in December 2017.


Twitterrific's sale for Mac appeared over the weekend on February 17, the day after Twitter announced it would officially stop supporting the main Twitter for Mac app. Twitter said that it plans to focus its attention on a "great Twitter experience that's consistent across all platforms," confirming that the Mac app wasn't on the company's list of priorities. Beginning last Friday, Twitter for Mac is no longer available to download, and within the next month the company will stop supporting it completely.

While Twitter guided users to the social network's desktop website for the "full Twitter experience on Mac," Twitterrific is now a cheaper alternative for those looking for an app to browse Twitter on a Mac. Twitterrific presents Tweets as they were originally seen on the social network, in a chronological order that filters out other extraneous content, like which Tweets your followers like.


Twitterrific 5 also syncs your timelines across devices (including iPhone and iPad), supports mute filters, has multiple font and text size options, integrates with the Voice Over accessibility feature, and more.
Re-imagined from the ground up to be the Mac's most friendly, powerful and modern Twitter client. Twitterrific makes Twitter fun.

Twitterrific feels right at home on the Mac. Support for Notification Center, Retina displays, built-in sharing, beautiful animations, full-screen mode & more.
With the new $7.99 price tag, Twitterrific has also undercut Tweetbot's $9.99 price on the Mac App Store [Direct Link]. Thanks to ongoing updates and developer support, both Twitterrific and Tweetbot have been better received on the iTunes and Mac App Stores with 4-star ratings, compared to Twitter for Mac's 1-star rating at the time of its removal.



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8 months ago

Is there much disadvantage in just using the web portal?

Mainly for me -- having to deal with Twitter's new BS like "In case you missed it" and Tweets your followers like, which disrupt the flow of checking up on stuff you actually care about.

I'm pretty ingrained in Tweetbot after a few years, and have hundreds of mute filters activated, and Timeline syncing is great. Twitterrific has both of these features as well. If you check Twitter enough, $8-$10 is definitely worth the investment.
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8 months ago

Is there much disadvantage in just using the web portal?


If you use multiple accounts it’s hard to use the website because you can’t switch between accounts.
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8 months ago
Tweetbot for Mac and iOS all the way!!
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8 months ago
I wonder though, is the $8 a hook? And will later newer "improved" versions go back to the $20 fee and how often will that occur. Hmmm
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8 months ago
Still unclear on why Tweetdeck (https://tweetdeck.twitter.com) isn't preferable, especially if you want to see more than one view at a time. (On my Tweetdeck display, I have 10 continually updating columns, although I concede/confess I'm one of those nasty marketing people who needs that sort of thing.) Since it's owned by Twitter, the whole "Twitter-will-screw-the-third-party-app-guys" worry goes away. Yes, it uses a browser tab, and that's not particularly efficient, but most reasonably modern computers, much less recent Macs, shouldn't have a problem with that.
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8 months ago

Is there much disadvantage in just using the web portal?


No. In fact, the web version offers more features as many aren't offered through the API which these 3rd party apps use. For instance, you can't post a poll from these apps and can't tag people within photos. Those are just 2 of the many features that sadly aren't available outside the official Twitter offerings.
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8 months ago

Is there much disadvantage in just using the web portal?

I can't find the dark mode...
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8 months ago

Is there much disadvantage in just using the web portal?


Yes

1- Lots of Ads.
2- No Chronological order (total mess) experience.
3- No offline reading.
4- No multiple accounts switch.
5- No multiple columns timelines.
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8 months ago
Yeah the website sux with its advertising. (Almost?) impossible to see a single chronological list of tweets from a single user.
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