Review: Tweetie for Mac
Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:33 AM
Putting a number on it, as is common practice with other Twitter clients like Twitterific, in addition to email clients like Mail and RSS readers like NetNewsWire, turns it into a chore. When I used to use Twitterific, I would often say to myself, 'oh, 20 new tweets!?' I don't see why they couldn't make it an option, though.
My biggest annoyance with Tweetie for Mac is the inability to browse who other people are following and/or their followers within the app; both actions require opening a web browser. The inability to delete your tweets from within Tweetie is perplexing as well.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:44 PM
Still, it's my Twitter client of choice, both on the desktop and iPhone.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:21 PM
To clarify, my comment was about the page (content in view at any given time) scroll feature provided by pressing the space bar to go down or shift-space to go up. I was not making a comment about the scroll bar.
Though, I'll confess to some confusion, because I see a scroll bar or the equivalent thereof at all times on the right side of the window.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:29 PM
Well, let me clarify what I'm not seeing (if that makes sense). I have a scroll bar, just not the vertical channel that should extend the length of the page. So I can click-and-drag to scroll the page, but I can't accurately click a specific spot on the page to jump to that point.
Dang, that probably doesn't help at all. And, in any event, it's not really a huge deal.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:43 PM
Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:44 PM
It's counterintuitive in that the space bar is the only way to page up/down. Yes, in a browser, you can use space and shift+space, but the Page Up and Page Down keys work as expected. Tweetie's lack of support for those keys is very, very odd.
Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:44 AM