It is a sad thing when you create a folder to hold all the abandoned desktop Twitter applications you have collected on your Mac. They all seemed like the apps we were waiting for, but after some time under real world usage they let us down. My current setup requires using two apps – Twitter for Mac and Wren. I still prefer Twitter for Mac‘s design over others like Twitterrific, Weet, Tweetdeck and more. Things like a separate window for writing tweets (outside the confines of a vertical app window), clean multiple account management and the streamlined timeline design. Wren saves my sanity by allowing me to create and save draft tweets without being tempted to read the timeline – although the limit of three should be raised.
Funny thing… I only use one app on my iPhone – Tweetbot. It comes with every feature I need, and then some. It also lets me save drafts to my heart’s content. So while sitting in front of a Mac Pro with dual displays and a full keyboard I still prefer to grab my iPhone to tweet. That says something about the dozens of Twitter desktop apps. They should be embarrassed.
So here is my
request plea to the Tapbots team: Please make a Mac OS X version of Tweebot!
The quality of their apps, the speed of the updates and unique features on the iPhone version make every Mac twitter app I use feel half-baked. Hell, the same could be said for Tapbots’ other wonderful creations: Calcbot, Convertbot and Weightbot. Image a Mac Twitter app that has pic.twitter.com integration, user and hashtag muting, unlimited draft saving and your other favorite Tweetbot features. Not to mention the speed at which they update their apps with new features and bug fixes.
UPDATE: Now that Tapbots has released a version of Tweetbot made specifically for the iPad, the need to complete the app trifecta has grown. The top feature: mobile and desktop syncing via iCloud. Taking a cue from Apple’s playboy, Tapbots has the chance to create an ecosystem of apps that would dominate Twitter’s own apps, not to mention others from third parties. This would also force Tapbots to grow as a company. Bringing with that growth new innovative products beyond Tweetbot. I just hope that Tapbots moves quickly on this opportunity to capitalize on the demand.
So let’s conduct a quick survey in the comments:
Would you switch Twitter desktop apps if Tweetbot came to the Mac?
What price would you be willing to pay for Tweetbot for Mac?
Would you be willing to pre-order to kick-start development if they gave you access to betas?
Please leave your pro and con thoughts on a version of Tweetbot for Mac. Share across your networks so we can get a strong response to show Tapbots.