What a comeback!
Twitter forced me to switch to another app (Tweetbot) on the desktop, after they abandoned their old client app years ago. What a pleasure it is to come back to this new app. It's faster in every way, and of course, supports all official Twitter functions. Why only 4 stars? I have run into the bug mentioned in other reviews: Randomly on launch, maybe 1 out of 10 times, my window size and position has reset to default. Also, we need more keyboard shortcuts to get around in the app. I'd like to be able to hit Escape to close a media window, and bind that to a mouse button. Needing to use Command-W to put away an image makes it more likely to accidentally close the main window if it has focus, and then you've quit the app when you didn't want to. Still, highly recommended. This is the Twitter app you should be using, with one or ten accounts. Welcome back. UPDATE: Since version 8.6 or so, the chance for window size and position to reset to default has greatly increased. It has become extremely annoying now, and nothing else has improved. So I'm removing one star until someone at Twitter actually listens to user feedback.
Promising but lacks features / too many bugs
After years of neglect, it's truly a relevation to have Twitter's first-party client back for macOS. Unfortunately this shininess doesn't come without some significant drawbacks. It's unclear if the issues are with Apple or with Twitter but anoying bugs and lack of polish persist. For example, every time I connect or disconnect my AirPorts, it crashes. There is also no easy keyboard shortcut to dismiss the media player like there is in other clients. When composing a Tweet, if you paste in a URL, it displays the preview underneath but you can no longer scroll up to see the Tweet you are responding to. None of these issues are show-stoppers but together they add up to an overall buggy and unpolished experience.
Fair app, uninstalled because using on Safari is better
By Iraê Brasil
The app is nice, I like having notifications for replies, and it is nice to use it when you are actually consuming your timeline.
Unfortunately there are major flaws. The video player keeps having bugs and snags, regular expected keyboard navigation don't work (hitting esc to close image/video popup, for instance) and opening links sent from friends is at a whole new level of breaking my flow, and there is no option to disable it.
To clarify: Say I am on my timeline, someone sends me a link to a twitter thread, I click and it takes over the app instead of opening in Safari. Fine. But I decide I'll look into it later. I am forced to abandon th thread to go back to what I was doing. And sometimes more than one people send different stuff while in a group chat or something, and you can't keep tabs to each of the stuff to look as you would do normally on Safari. Since there is no option to disable the integration, I decided it is better to use third party applications for timeline reading and uninstall the official Twitter app, as it is the only one that takes over the links sent. This way my flow is not interrupted and everything works just fine.
It is unfortunate that twitter aggressive use of caching and progressive app tech keeps breaking twitter on the web too, but that's a conversation to another day.
Bug in macOS Big Sur
I am a voiceover user running macOS Big Sur, and when I went to write a tweet after the update, the tweet button was not only difficult to find, but it didn't work. I now have to go into a table to find the tweet button, and every time I try to press it, nothing happens. Also, when I hear voiceover say "Tweet button", it jumps to other options with what you can do with the tweet, such as choosing who can reply. Could this be a compatibility issue, or does the Twitter app for mac need an update? Other than that, everything else is working fine. Thank you.
The app is okay. It's exaclty like the web version of twitter. I do have a few issues to address.
1. I would like to see a tour of how to use the mac version. There are features that i'm only just now discovering after having used the app for several weeks now. For example, after clicking on a video to view in a separate window, you can use a gesture to scroll through media.
2. When viewing videos and exiting the second pop-up window, the audio continue to play in the background until another video is selected. I've ecountered this bug sevearl times.
3. Ocasionally when clicking on videos and having a separate window open, I'm unable to close the window. The Ui doesn't recgonize that its in full screen mode maybe? I'm not sure but it only happens when i click on the media content and try to exit the window. The 'x' and minimize options aren't there. Maybe I have the window enlarged too much because, when I shrink my window the option to exit immediately comes back. This is bothersome especially when your sight isn't all that great.
Other than that the app is great.
Feels like a website...
This standalone app just feels like the website version of Twitter, but with more bugs. The only new feature I've seen is the system integrated dark mode support, but this could even be added to the website if they cared enough. I would've expected more features like Touch Bar support - that would be awesome! Also, there are many bugs with this first release. For example, you can't resize the text without using a workaround. The feature is there, within a UI, but when you drag the slider it moves the window around. Finally, the app is incredibly inconsistant. It doesn't follow any of Apple's MacOS human design guidelines, and menu bars, buttons, etc are all different depending in what menu you are in. Overall, the app is very unpolished; I would reccommend using an app like TweetBot instead.
Within minutes of logging in for the first time (usually use it on browser) I have 4 windows for the app open, 3 of them are totally black, nothing is in the window at all. When I 'X' out the window, it closes the entire app. So I minimize it and have 3 blank twitter windows in my toolbar if I want to use this. I got the app to save space.
I tried to adjust size of the window that did work and there was multiple issues with this formatting, the icons on the sidebar (notifications, messages, so on) were repeating over and over, see through, grey, and you could see the "X/-/ " buttons duplicating. Even in the drop down menu, individual selections were staying highlighted after moving my mouse, but it was a gradient. Very weird, never seen any app have this many problems within maybe 10 minutes of use.
Guess it's back to browser.
Huge Battery Drain Using This App
By Jean DeJardon
I use the app but only when plugged in because it is a huge battery draininer. You can't run a Web Browser and use this app like it was intended withouut draining your Mac's battery within I would say 15 minutes if you are lucky. I have no issues when I use my web browser up to 3 tabs open sometimes on a full battery last me 12 hours. If I use the Twitter app like I said I'd be lucky to be able to crank 15 minutes out of it and that's just scrolling through my timeline. I rated this app 2 stars because sometimes the fan on my Macbook Air (Early 2015) cuts on so I rate this app useless currently until an update fixes this issue. I didn't bother contacting Twitter Support on this because they never get my messages nor do they ever reply.
it is a good app
Twitter is a great app to use for talking to the media and others around the world like about the Corona Virus or things in Genreal i think Twitter is a thousand times better then FaceBook and Insgram i wish the guys at Twitter would make more TV ad's about Twiitter. Like nobody tlks about Windows anymore so they all talk about Apple. So change that..... please change the log in screen more respondive and better look. Please change the boot screen from the blue background with white "Twitter" bird to somthing more updated please i wuld like to see that happen..
Great, but a few things missing
The app is great and I find I can see more on the screen than the web version. I also enjoy how you can use apple gestures to scroll through pictures. However there are things that need a little work.
When typing out a tweet using the app, the cursor has a tendency to act as if it's three characters head of where it actually is and makes typing a bit difficult. The notification system is wonky and won't display next to the bell icon despite there being a badge icon. The badge icon notification will also linger well past when the notification was seen. You are also not able to acess emojis in messages.