Top 10 Twitter Clients for Mac OS XBy Partho, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Do you still open twitter each time you use it? Well, Twitter isn’t a website you need to open time and again. Twitter offers an outstanding API that allows different desktop applications to send and receive tweets to and from Twitter. Twitter can be easily be a part of your desktop where tweets can freely flow in and out. There are number of Twitter clients with stunning features that can keep you updated with Twittering. Having said that, I need to add that there has been a lot of fuss over Twitter clients for Mac OS X. You must be looking for a Twitter client that can fully use the features of your specific OS. To make life easier for the Mac buffs who are looking for the right Twitter clients, I explored the top 10 Twitter client for Mac OS X. Take a look at the Twitter clients.
This is one of the most popular Twitter clients build on Adobe AIR. Take a look at some of the key features of this Twitter client for Mac OS X
Automatic friends status update, in addition to replies and direct messages all in one time-line
- Allows the user to connect to multiple Twitter account
- visual and audible notifications on new tweets, configurable and with preview
- shorten long URLs
- color coding for different messages
- timeline filtering
- Ability to search public tweets
There are a good number of followers using this Twitter clients for Mac OS X. It offers a clean and intuitive interface with Growl notifications integration. Twitterterrific uses the API request to provide in-line direct messages and replies. What makes this Twitter client unique is the that it supports Applescript. It’s 3 minutes of minimum update interval is unimpressive.
This is a unique open source desktop Twitter client for Mac OS X. It features a built-in global search powered by Summize. In-line short URL decoding. Some of the avid features of Spaz include markdown syntax support. It offers user defined CSS overrides. One of the unique features with Spaz is the directory listing of users you are following and the followers.
This is an extremely customizable Twitter client for Mac OS X. It can be customized for font color, enabling a background image, and even setting up template message that comes to use more often. This Twitter client offers three types of views - All, Me and URL. Take a look at their function
- All shows you all of your friends tweets
- Me offers your tweets and replies to you U
- URL let’s you all of your tweets and your friends tweets containing external links
Nambu is a Twitter client with elegant flat, split and column views for Twitter account and Twitter search using Mac. The client also supports multiple clients and multiple services. It highlights all your groups, services and accounts on the right sidebar and all the Tweets on the left sidebar. It also allows support for favorites. Further, you can browse favorites, posted tweets, replies, and direct messages for any of your configured accounts.
This is a great Twitter client with some cool features. It allows you to search the tweets using Summize and includes the option to display replies and direct messages inline with the recent updates. But the worse part is that you have to manually refresh to get the updates inline. Hahlo can be integrated with Fluid and User(GreaseMonkey) Script. Fluid is a free Mac OS X browser with which the user can create desktop clients from web applications. With the help of user script you can customize various features. Since Hahlo is a web application, its doesn’t have OS-specific technologies.
It’s a simple and easy to handle Twitter client for Mac OS X. It allows you to keep the status up to date and view the messages from your friend. Mitter can be customized according to your needs.
This is an exclusive, open source Mac OS X Twitter client. Twoot is a lightweight client featuring jQuery and Fluid. It is a customizable Twitter client for the web kit based SSBs. It is a native looking application which is easy to customize, according to your needs.
This Twitter client is designed to span both Mac OS X and iPhone. It has a powerful and consistent user interface that synchronizes the features between the two platforms. It offers a recordable list of the timelines of your friend, public and replies. Lounge features a unique vanity section that includes any mention of your Twitter user name. The search section stores the list of the latest terms. For more you can also save the searches to leftsidebar for easy access. The Twitter client also supports multiple accounts. Longue is currently in beta version and is still growing.
It’s the latest Twitter client just released on April 20,2009. It includes an integrated search, a simple UI, and the ability to keep searches in separate window.
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