The history of Twitter for Mac full of ups and downs. It all started with a beautiful app called Tweetie, developed by Loren Brichter and which, believe me, was the precursor to the “pull to update” gesture on iOS.
Twitter saw him as a great chance to have an official client of the social network and decided to acquire him. Brichter even started working for the company. Some time later, the macOS app started to skid until it became almost irrelevant “in parallel”, Brichter left Twitter.
Then, Twitter again decided to bet on Apple's desktop platform, investing time and money in a native application. But, again, he was abandoned again, with his death decreed for now 30 days.
Sad. A lot because the social network simply ignored the native experience of macOS users completely, they had the courage to recommend Twitter on the web as being the best experience.
For the full Twitter experience on Mac, visit Twitter on web. 👉 https://t.co/fuPJa3nVky
– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 16, 2018
We are focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that is consistent across all platforms. So, as of today, the Twitter app for Mac will no longer be available for download and, in 30 days, will no longer be supported.
For the full Twitter experience on the Mac, visit Twitter on the web. 👉 twitter
I, who use it used the application, agree with the opinion of the reader / developer Guilherme Rambo:
The emoji is wrong on this tweet. They really meant 🖕 https://t.co/gTKVsjVyzl
– Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) February 16, 2018
The emoji is wrong in this tweet. They wanted to use “🖕”
One thing, however, we cannot deny: this attitude proves the decline of the Mac App Store and the need for Apple to move to ensure that applications for Mac do not lose due attention in companies. No wonder rumors circulate that at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2018, Ma will announce that apps can be developed to run on both iOS and macOS (a project internally called Marzipan).
Maybe Twitter doesn't even have that in mind, saving efforts even though it would be more elegant to expect everything to be properly announced.
Well, the fact is that you, who use Twitter for Mac, need to migrate somewhere. It could be for the web, as they suggested. In particular, in the short term, this idea is nothing and I have always preferred the experience of native apps because it is something much more integrated into the system as a whole. If you think so too, I'm sure you will have a much better experience migrating to Tweetbot or Twitterrific (which decided to reduce your price today to take advantage of the moment), for example.
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If you are going to migrate to one of them, take advantage and already download their respective versions for iOS: