What’s the Status on Tweetie 2 for Mac?

Tweetie for Mac is the best desktop Twitter client I have found. I really like it, and the interface has streamlined the Twitter experience for me. Unfortunately, it’s long due for an update. Twitter, as I’m sure you remember, released their “Project Retweet” feature several months ago. This has caused some problems for me. I now see a small fraction of retweets from people I follow, since most of them use the “official” retweeting method, and I can’t create the newfangled retweets myself, either. It’s frustrating, especially since I can do both using Tweetie 2 for iPhone.

Tweetie 2 for Mac was announced back before Twitter threw the switch on the retweet API, and we haven’t heard a word about it since. Supposedly it’s in development, but despite patient waiting, there hasn’t been a beta or even any news about it.

I don’t want to sound impatient, or be an overly-demanding customer, but I think we should at least get a status report. The last one was in September.

Federico Viticci of MacStories posted an excellent Open Letter to Loren Brichter, Developer of Tweetie, so obviously I’m not alone in this thinking.

I understand that making a good app requires time. A lot of time. Guess how much time an high-quality app such as Tweetie would require. But the situation is getting a little bit awkward. I’m talking about Tweetie for Mac and the long-awaited 2.0 version which, in your words, was due to be released after Tweetie 2 for iPhone. You said Tweetie for Mac was upcoming back in September.

Tweetie is an excellent piece of software, but it’s missing some features that are critical to many of its most loyal users. I understand that development is difficult and time-consuming work, but would it be too hard to give us an update or two as to how things are going?

  • Gerard

    I so agree. Is it coming soon? I love Tweetie vs. all the rest, use it on iPhone, and I will gladly pay for the desktop version. When is it coming? :)

  • Barney

    I’d love an updated Tweetie for Mac as long as it got Twicli.com support

    • http://www.webmaster-source.com Matt

      My three big wishes are features that are included in the iPhone version, which means we should eventually get them in the Mac version, going by the “Project Bigbird” post Loren posted back in September.

      Native retweet support, the ability to use Bit.ly with my username and API key, and also the ability to add-in your own URL shorteners.

  • http://www.hypercrit.net/ Michael Becker

    I have switched to Echofon on Mac until Tweetie gets an update. Many similarities to Tweetie but it has the modern features.