11 July 2012Tapbots:
Tweetbot for Mac is finally available! However it may not be quite as you had hoped. Developing for the Mac is no easy task, especially a full-featured Twitter client. However, we’ve gotten to a point where while not complete, it is useable. We’ve decided to release it as a public alpha to a) motivate us to finish faster, and b) get feedback to help us build the best Mac incarnation of Tweetbot we can make. You can love it or hate it, but rest assured it will only get much much better from here.
It’s a free alpha, and I am so glad it is here. Twitter’s official Mac client is outdated by about two years. Scrolling performance isn’t great on my iMac, but I would expect this will get sorted out by final release. For now, I’ll probably stick to the official client, but I am really excited to switch when 1.0 actually ships.1
1 The main draw, iCloud integration between Tweetbot for iOS and Tweetbot for Mac, is not yet included as only App Store apps are allowed to use iCloud. Obviously, this will be included when the actual version is released.