Twitterrific for Mac gets share extensions, big improvements

Twitterrific for Mac gets share extensions, big improvements


Twitterrific share extension
It's easier than ever to share tweets with Twitterrific.
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Twitterrific, one of the best third-party Twitter clients still standing, just got a nice new update on macOS. The latest version of the app finally brings support for share extensions, and some welcome improvements.

Twitter recently kneecapped third-party apps like Twitterrific (again!) so that they aren’t as useful as they once were, but a native app with fewer features is still much better than using Twitter in your browser. There’s no official Twitter client for macOS anymore, either.

A third-party app still gives you more functionality, typically runs better, and looks a lot nicer. Twitterrific offers all of the above, and with its latest update on Mac, it’s even better.

Twitterrific gets share extensions, automatic theme switching

Support for share extensions is the big new feature in this release — version 5.3.7. It makes it easier than ever to quickly tweet links or photos directly from inside other apps. Simply click the share button, then choose Twitterrific.

You’ll be able to attach photos, insert emoji, and add accessible alt image descriptions to those tweets just like you can inside the Twitterrific app.

The share extension is another great example of a feature that a native Twitter app provides that you don’t get if you only use Twitter in your browser. Another is the ability to change themes, which now be done automatically in Mojave.

Enable automatic theme switching and Twitterrific will automatically choose between its light and dark themes depending on which system appearance you’re using.

Other improvements include the option to open all popovers as separate windows, the ability to unmuffle tweets via the tweet’s action menu, and search query preservation when switching between the Tweets and People tabs.

Get yours hands on Twitterrific 5.3.7 now in the Mac App Store. It’s a free update if you already own the Twitterrific app, or a $7.99 purchase if you don’t.


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