Mac App Product Review – Twitterrific 5

Product Reviews – I have been using Twitter for a couple of years now. I had been using the Mac App provided by Twitter, but when they announced that they were going to drop support for it, I began looking for an alternative.

I have used the free Tweetdeck App, also from Twitter, but it was not doing all that I wanted. When I saw that Twitterrific 5 was on sale, I decided to buy it and give it a try. I have been using it on a daily basis ever since.

One feature I like in particular is the Marker that shows the last read Tweet. This allows me to switch between my MacBook and Mac Mini and be able to pick up where I left off with unread Tweets.

If I see a Tweet in my Timeline from a source I want to learn more about or follow, I can click on the author icon in the top left corner of the Tweet. This will bring up a window with the information of the author.

I also like the ability to ‘muffle’ a Twitter author if they start sending out too many Tweets I am not interested in. The Tweet still shows up in my Timeline, but only as a one-line header. I can then click on it to open it up and read it or skip over it.

I like the App a lot, though the reviews on the Mac App store only give it a 3.8 out of 5 score. I still recommend it as a Twitter client on your Mac.

Pros

  • Available from the Mac App Store
  • Tweets are color coded
  • New Tweets added at the top of the Timeline
  • Marker kept for the last read Tweet
  • Marker is synced across devices
  • Cost is only $7.99 at present
  • iOS App also available
  • Tweet authors can be ‘muffled’

 

Cons

  • Cannot retweet on multiple accounts at once
  • Not a free App

See my other Mac and OS X articles


 

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