Third-Party Dev Brings Retina Support To Twitter’s Official Mac App

Third-Party Dev Brings Retina Support To Twitter’s Official Mac App

Twitter looks good again on my Mac.

Twitter may have given up on its official Mac client, which hasn’t seen an update in well over 18 months, but one third-party developer hasn’t. Deniz Mert Edincik, an iOS developer from Turkey, has taken it upon himself to patch the application to provide support for Apple’s new Retina MacBook Pros.

Users have been waiting for the fix since the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro made its debut back in June, but Twitter appears to have ceased development of its OS X app. Although the company is yet to confirm that, it’s shown no interest in the client since June 2011.

Fed up of waiting for high-resolution visuals, Edinicik patched the Twitter client himself, and he’s released the update for us all to enjoy. You won’t find the update in the Mac App Store, of course, but you can click on the MediaFire link down in the source below to download it.

I installed Edinicik’s update just before writing up this post, and I can confirm it works well. Although some of the client’s elements still aren’t Retina-ready — the icons in the navigation pane are still the same old low-resolution — all of the text is, and it actually looks good for the first time on my Retina MacBook Pro.

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a freelance writer based in the UK. He has an interest in all things tech, but most enjoys covering Apple, anything mobile, and gaming. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell, or through his website.

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