Twitter will start switching off TweetDeck for Mac from tomorrow, turning its again on legions of energy customers.
TweetDeck is the software of alternative for a lot of “professional” Twitter customers. With assist for a number of accounts, the power to simply schedule tweets, and varied different energy options, many Mac customers want TweetDeck to the usual Twitter app. Not least as a result of TweetDeck avoids a few of Twitter’s extra annoying habits, equivalent to continuously making an attempt to modify your timeline from newest tweets to a curated choice of “Top Tweets”.
TweetDeck isn’t being withdrawn from Mac customers completely. It’s nonetheless potential to entry the service on a Mac by way of the TweetDeck web interface, though that’s not as handy as utilizing a devoted app. The app doesn’t have all of the browser interface getting in the way in which, for instance, though it’s potential to recreate the TweetDeck app expertise utilizing the Vivaldi browser.
Certainly, the continuing assist for the browser model of TweetDeck makes the withdrawal of the Mac app all of the extra baffling. The app is little greater than a container for the online app; the continuing upkeep of the Mac app is trivial for an organization of Twitter’s measurement.
TweetDeck alternate options
The demise of TweetDeck for Mac will depart many Twitter customers searching for alternate options.
Tweeten is the closest direct substitute for TweetDeck. It’s free and has variations for Mac and Home windows, in addition to a Chrome browser extension.
It’s so near the TweetDeck expertise that after I first put in Tweeten, it exactly copied the format of my TweetDeck columns, together with customized searches I’d created in TweetDeck.
Probably the most worrying factor about Tweeten is that it hasn’t been up to date since July 2021, which is the final time the developer made a public tweet. The weblog on the only developer’s web site can be damaged. It has all of the hallmarks of a chunk of software program that –like TweetDeck for Mac itself – has been deserted.