November 29, 2014

Use Twitter on a Mac? There’s an Enhanced App

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Twitter has millions of users, but for people running Mac computers, the social network has had some limitations.

Twitter recently announced  enhancements for Mac users that should make the social network more engaging for this important group, too.

As we’ve been reporting, Twitter remains one of the top online ways to reach potential customers and stay in contact with current ones. The update for Mac users is now available in the Mac App Store for free.

Along with several visual and composition enhancements, Twitter announced Thursday that its Mac App will allow a user to manage multiple accounts, view multiple timelines and use some new keyboard shortcuts. Managing multiple accounts is a vital feature for Twitter users, especially business owners who can manage their personal, business and perhaps a special promotional account from a single app.

A new Tweet box will feature a camera icon that allows a Mac user to select a photo to share through Twitter. Mac users can still continue to drag-and-drop their photos into the Tweet compose area.

Twitter now supports Mac’s retina display, a feature the social network says will enhance the experience for Mac users  by creating “more vivid Tweets.”

Twitter Tech Lead, Ben Sandofsky, also reports that Twitter for Mac will support 14 additional languages. Along with English, Twitter for Mac will now support Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish.

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Joshua Sophy - Staff Writer


Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is a staff writer for Small Business Trends, covering technology and business news. He is a journalist and editor with 15 years experience in media. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Joshua also serves as President of the Board of Directors of a curling club and is editor of a regional newsletter focused on the sport of curling in the Eastern U.S.

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  1. Hi Josh,

    Interesting … I wish they’d work on the Android app, however. On my Google Nexus tablet it insists on using the mobile version of Twitter, and won’t let me switch to the full Twitter view (even though it’s a 10-inch tablet). But I can’t seem to do half the things with the mobile as I can with the regular site. It’s very limited.

    Oh well…

    Anita

  2. Thanks for the update! I confess I mostly ignore the Mac App store, but I’ve been looking for a way to really differentiate my business and hobby Twitter accounts so I’m giving this a try for my genealogy blogging life. Thanks!

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