Using Twitter in a web browser is not at all easy to use, and most people use third-party clients for smartphones and PCs. These apps offer better customization, more control, and overall a better experience. We haven’t covered Twitter apps for Mac yet. So what are the best Twitter apps for Mac? Well I’m here to answer this question with my top picks, let’s get started.
Twitter apps for Mac
TweetShot is a simple Twitter application that allows you to do one thing, tweet from your Mac. No, it is not a full-fledged client and it does not allow you to navigate its timeline. The app sits perfectly on the menu bar and you can press a keyboard shortcut to open the Tweet window. After that, write your tweet and hit Send. It is easy.
TweetShot also allows you to reply to your last tweet / reply. You cannot attach more than 4 images and 1 video to the tweet, so it is a limitation. TweetShot is available on the App Store for $ 2.99.
Get TweetShot ($ 2.99)
TweetDeck is the official Twitter client for marketers, publishers, and power users. The interface is condensed into four vertical columns that give you a list of your feed, notifications, messages, and global trends. You can add new columns easily. This design allows you multiple interests simultaneously.
You can schedule tweets, add multiple accounts, mute certain words, and shorten links. TweetDeck is free on the App Store. In fact, there is also a web version.
Get TweetDeck (free)
3. Neptune for Twitter
Neptune is a sleek Twitter client for Mac that tries to match Apple’s design scheme and offers a consistent look and feel. The interface is streamlined and has minimal obstructions. The Like, Retweet, and Reply buttons are small but are pushed to the side for a cleaner look. The tweet cards have rounded edges that look modern and go well with the macOS design language.
Neptune offers a dark theme, tweet bookmarks, word filters, and a chronological timeline. However, Neptune only allows you to post tweets with images and not with videos. It’s free on the App Store and you can unlock more features with Neptune +.
Get Neptune for Twitter (free in-app purchases)
4. Twitter friendly
If you are like me, who likes to keep all social media accounts open at all times, then you would like Friendly. It allows you to connect multiple social media accounts, all in one application. You can add Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Reddit, etc.
You can choose between the mobile layout or the TweetDeck-inspired column layout for Twitter accounts. Other than this and the option to use all your social networks in one place, Friendly has no other features. You can get it from the App Store for free.
Get Twitter friendly (free)
Tweeten is a powerful Twitter app for Mac built on top of TweetDeck and offers a similar column-based layout. In essence, the functions are similar, but Tweeten adds a few more to improve your user experience. For example, you get a dedicated emoji selection tool that allows you to quickly choose. You can also download Twitter videos with one click without leaving the application.
Tweeten also provides native Touch Bar support allowing you to access all shortcuts at your fingertips. Tweeten is free for Mac and you can get it from the website.
Get cheep (free)
6. Tweetbot 3
Tweetbot 3 is a beautifully designed Twitter client for Mac that prioritizes usability and aesthetics. The app has a dark mode that blends well with macOS layout, videos and GIFs that autoplay on mouse over, custom timelines, and advanced filters.
Tweetbot also saves all your drafts in one place, giving you instant access later. One of the best features of this app is iCloud syncing which allows you to sync between iPhone and Mac. It means you can pick up where you left off on any device. Tweetbot3 is available on the Mac App Store for $ 9.99, but there is a 14-day free trial.
Get Tweetbot 3 ($ 9.99)
Twitterrific offers a clean and uncluttered way to navigate the Twitter timeline on Mac. It allows you to view the timeline in chronological order without any of those pesky tweets listed. You can drop multiple timelines from one or more accounts, navigate the app with VoiceOver, sync using iCloud, mute and mute keywords and users, and more.
The things that Twitterrific does better than other apps on the list are the ability to natively translate a tweet, color-coding tweets, PIP mode for videos, and intuitive keyboard shortcuts. Twitterrific is available on the Mac App Store for $ 7.99.
Get Twitterrific ($ 7.99)
What Twitter app do you use on Mac?
These are some of the best Twitter apps for your Macbook. From the simplest to the most feature-rich, the list above has it all. TweetShot lets you tweet without the distractions of a timeline, Neptune lets you easily discover old tweets if you’ve bookmarked them, and Twitterrific lets you view media in PIP mode. And then there is TweetDeck which will save you time. What application do you prefer? Let me know on Twitter.
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