Twittering with Twitterific

Note: if you like this post, read my post on Twitter iPhone apps side by side.

Twitterific logoI’ve been hooked on Twitter for a while now, (I’m @jdevalk, follow me!) and I use Twitterific mostly when I’m at my Mac. Rae invited me and a couple of other people, through Twitter of course, to do a small review of the program we use, in my case, Twitterific (sorry, Mac only).

So here we go:

  1. Start by downloading Twitterific.
  2. Unzip the DMG file, and move Twitterific, with the cool icon on the right, to your Applications folder
  3. Start up Twitterific, add in your Twitter account details, and you’ll see a window which looks something like this:

Twitterific interface

You can tweak the settings, of which it has quite a few, to change stuff like the refresh speed:

Twitterific interface

Now the fun starts, as Twitterific has some great shortcuts:

  • ⌘R – Refresh list of tweets
  • ⌘K – Mark all tweets as read
  • ⌘2 – Reply to the selected tweet (using “@name”)
  • ⌘D – Send a direct message
  • ⌘â†? – Open the user’s Twitter page

There are more, you’ll find them on the Twitterific page. This is, as you can see, a good looking application, well worth the $15 they ask to remove the ads, which it shows by default. Now there are some other peepz who have made similar posts about their own favorite Twitter apps, check them out:

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20 Responses

  1. Ramon EijkemansBy Ramon Eijkemans on 28 March, 2008

    Nice twitter app for your mobile: http://www.cellity.com/en/home.html

    there are ofcourse more, but this one works fine for me

  2. andymurdBy andymurd on 28 March, 2008

    My name is there! My name is there! Wheee!

    Twitterific looks very good, I might have to install it on my Mac. I’m using TwitterFox at the moment and finding it pretty effective, despite a couple of small bugs.

    One big problem I have with TwitterFox is that I use it across several computers. Annoyingly, it doesn’t realise which tweets I’ve already read on the other computer and bombards me with “20 new tweets” when I get home from work. I don’t suppose Twitterific would help me with that would it?

  3. Barry SchwartzBy Barry Schwartz on 28 March, 2008

    I love this app, been using it for a long long time now. Without it, I would not be on twitter.

  4. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 28 March, 2008

    Thx for dropping by Barry, and it rocks, indeed.

  5. Reinier MeenhorstBy Reinier Meenhorst on 28 March, 2008

    Gotta love Twitterific.But that screenshot is just too real!

    http://img.skitch.com/20080328x-jx4s94ptqb1unnxm5d5p6b6ypy.jpg

  6. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 28 March, 2008

    Hehe Reinier, SO true.

  7. Terri in TokyoBy Terri in Tokyo on 30 March, 2008

    very nice, will try it. I just suggested to the Twitterians that the create an iGoogle app, since that’s where I organize and check things, mostly (including the awesome Todoist) – but twitterific looks good, too!

  8. Dennis GoedegebuureBy Dennis Goedegebuure on 31 March, 2008

    I also use Twittermail when I’m on my blackberry, usefull.
    Snitter turns Twitter in sme sort of IM client. Not good when you have to work though :)

  9. Marc BoucherBy Marc Boucher on 31 March, 2008

    If you haven’t tried twhirl I would highly recommend it. I dropped Twitterific for twhirl.

    http://www.twhirl.org

  10. Personal shopperBy Personal shopper on 1 April, 2008

    I have never tried it…Nice shot!

  11. NewSunSEOBy NewSunSEO on 1 April, 2008

    I second what Marc is saying. twhirl is a very good application that I highly recommend as well for you to check out.

  12. AnnagramBy Annagram on 7 April, 2008

    Hey, it’s great to hear of something working on a mac but not on a pc. I’m allergic to pcs everyone has them here it’s so hard to find anything for macs. You would think when the iphone has cometh, and the ipod as well as the ipod nano and now mac air the macs here would be more popular. Nice one twitter is for macs only revenge is sweet ha ha. Soz had to have my moan :0

  13. subcorpusBy subcorpus on 10 June, 2008

    how do i post pictures to twitpic and stuff with twitterific … and how i do shorten urls … ???

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