Twitter for Mac Now Available From Mac App Store

When Apple announced macOS Catalina at the Worldwide Developers Conference and unveiled its new Catalyst feature that would allow iPad apps to be easily ported over to the Mac, Twitter was one of the upcoming apps shown off.

macOS Catalina launched on Monday, and as of today, the Twitter for Mac app is now available. macOS Catalina is required to download and use the new app, as it is built using Catalina technologies.

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Twitter discontinued its prior Twitter for Mac client more than a year ago, which wasn't a popular decision with Twitter users. At the time, Twitter said that it was ending support for the app to focus on a Twitter experience consistent across platforms, and recommended Mac users use Twitter on the web.

Because Apple's Catalyst initiative makes it easier for apps designed for iOS to be brought to the Mac, Twitter has decided to reintroduce its Mac app, which shares similarities with the Twitter for ‌iPad‌ app.

Design wise, it's in line with the iPhone and ‌iPad‌ apps, but Twitter in June said that it has all of the features that users expect from a Mac app such as multiple windows, window resizing, drag and drop, dark mode, keyboard shortcuts, notifications, and more.

Twitter for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

mactumors Avatar
34 months ago
After playing with it for 10 minutes, this is what I was afraid Catalyst apps would be like – a way for lazy developers to port over their iPad apps without having to design a desktop experience. I hope Mac apps don't become an afterthought for developers who feel like they just may as well support it.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
34 months ago
Tweetbot forever.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tekboi Avatar
34 months ago
It's too bad the official twitter app is riddled with ads and doesn't do simple things, like... ya know... SHOW MY TIMELINE IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THINGS ARE TWEETED!

When they started restricting the API's to destroy the 3rd party apps slowly, it started going downhill.

R.I.P. the ORIGINAL TweetDeck app.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Starflyer Avatar
34 months ago
Long live Tweetbot.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lone Deranger Avatar
34 months ago
But hang on a minute. Twitter can be used "in ways that endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong. "

Maybe Apple should pull it from the Appstore. ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IG88 Avatar
34 months ago
Steve Jobs main reason for blocking Flash on iOS was due to it being a cross platform development tool, and thus "developers only have access to the lowest common denominator set of features."

No JVM for iOS / no writing in iOS apps in Java, same reason. Cross platform, lowest common denominator.

Hmm. Hmmmmm.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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