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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.


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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6 days ago at 07:31 pm
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.
Rating: 17 Votes
6 days ago at 06:53 pm
Tweetbot forever.
Rating: 13 Votes
6 days ago at 06:49 pm
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.
Rating: 9 Votes
6 days ago at 07:09 pm
Long live Tweetbot.
Rating: 8 Votes
6 days ago at 07:50 pm
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.
Rating: 7 Votes
6 days ago at 09:00 pm
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. ?
Rating: 7 Votes
6 days ago at 07:58 pm


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."


Thankfully, that's not what Catalyst or SwiftUI are.
Rating: 6 Votes
6 days ago at 11:39 pm


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.

This whole Catalina experience has turned me from an Apple fan to just an Apple user. At this point we will se how long that even lasts.
Rating: 3 Votes
6 days ago at 05:20 am
These Catalyst apps are turning macOS partially into Windows 10. I honestly don't care for these hastily ported apps that are poorly adapted to the Macintosh Desktop Experience.
Rating: 3 Votes
6 days ago at 09:00 pm
Would be nice to get iMessage for Windows.
Rating: 2 Votes

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