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Twitterrific returns to Mac as a customizable Twitter client, but at twice the price of Tweetbot

Twitterrific returns to Mac as a customizable Twitter client, but at twice the price of Tweetbot
From TechCrunch - October 10, 2017

After raising upwards of $100,000 via a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the team at Iconfactory has brought back one of the more popular third-party Twitter clients, Twitterrific for Mac. Effectively abandoned years ago when Iconfactory shifted its focus to mobile, the Kickstarter was meant to establish demand for a Mac app ahead of devoting developer resources to building it.

Today, Twitterrific 5 for Mac has gone live, and includes a number of features like a dark mode, themes, support for multiple timelines and accounts, syncing with its iOS counterpart, customizable fonts and type sizes, and more.

The client has also been built with macOS integrations in mind, including support for Notification Center, Retina displays, built-in sharing, full screen mode, and other features.

Longtime Twitter users will remember there was once a time when the landscape was rife with third-party Twitter clients, includingTwitterrific, Tweetbot, and many more. But shortly after Twitter snapped up Tweetie in 2010to form the basis of its own mobile app, it overhauled its API Terms of Service in 2011, effectively telling developers to stop building their own third-party Twitter apps.

Twitter then picked up TweetDeck for $40 millionto save it from being acquired by UberMedia. But the app hasnt received as much attention in recent months,as Twitter is focused more on mobile and web than it is on desktop.

The Twitterrific Mac app was first released a decade ago, but stopped being updated in 2013 as the team followed the money to mobile.

Theres still a small, but devoted crowd interested in a Twitterrific Mac app, however, as the Kickstarter proved.

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