Twitter done good on a guarantee to deliver a mint Mac app on Wednesday, debuting a totally redesigned app that finally brings a desktop customer in line with a web and mobile app counterparts.
Support for facilities that have turn a tack of complicated Twitter usage, such as inline video and charcterised GIFs, finally work, and a app no longer clashes with a pattern cultured of Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. There is also support for a Notification Center widget, something prior versions lacked.
Users can opt for possibly a default Twitter tone intrigue or a new “dark mode,” that matches good with a dim thesis initial introduced in Yosemite. Other changes embody organisation messaging support, a ability to tongue-tied specific accounts, and harmony with Twitter’s new quote character for retweets.
There are some things missing, including a capability to use Twitter’s new check feature. The app many some-more manageable overall, though we did run into some teenager bugs including notifications appearing some-more than once. Despite a issues, a disproportion is truly night and day compared to prior versions.
A prolonged time coming
If you’re seeing that many of Twitter 4.0 (as it’s being called) isn’t indeed new, you’re correct. Twitter’s Mac app has languished given a entrance in 2011, and during times seemed totally forgotten. It took two years for a association to recover an initial update, and there have been only dual additional updates since.
Even with a updates many of a facilities that Twitter lauded as critical never done it to a Mac client. Our possess Jason Snell talked about a company’s lack of concentration on a Mac, going so distant as to advise expansion of a app be incited over “to efficient Mac developers and stepping out of a way.”
That competence be a case. While Twitter done a good understanding of grain out of a recover of a new Twitter app during a possess developer conference, there is some idea that Twitter competence be handing a reins to someone else. TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez says sources told her that this many new refurbish to Twitter was built by a third party, nonetheless a association has not reliable that.
While that competence be good news for Mac users it is expected a pointer that Twitter sees a genuine expansion in a height will occur with mobile inclination and not a desktop. We only wish that whomever is building a new Twitter app during slightest creates an bid to keep it current.