Twitter for Mac will be way better than just an iPad port

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Twitter for Mac will have features not in the iPad version.
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Twitter recently promised to bring its iPad application to macOS, and the now the company says this will have Mac-specific features, like support for multiple, resizable windows

The re-release of this social-networking software one of the fruits of Project Catalyst, which enables iPad applications to be ported to Mac with relative ease.

“We are excited that Project Catalyst will enable us to bring Twitter back to the Mac by leveraging our existing iOS codebase,” the company wrote in a blog post. “We’ll also be able to add native Mac features on top of our existing iPad experience, while keeping our maintenance efficient as we continue to improve this shared codebase in the years to come.”

Twitter for Mac is back on track

The macOS version of Twitter was killed off early least year. The company kept its iPhone and iPad versions but routed Mac users to its website. That’s about to change with the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina, expected this fall.

“Expect great things like resizable windows with dynamic content, multiple windows support, native notifications, drag & drop and keyboard support,” promised Twitter. “There may even be a few new exciting features we haven’t been able to build for mobile devices that we’re excited to share in the fall!”