I was considering spending some time on an in depth review but frankly speaking, there’s little to see here. MacStories has a solid look at Icon Factory’s release and it’s largely positive but my first impressions? Not good.
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Firstly, if you’re an existing Twitterrific user, expect the many options in settings to have been removed. Features such as “hide window when switching to another application” and “automatically show window when new tweets arrive” are now gone.
Additionally, features we’ve come to expect from reputable desktop Twitter clients just haven’t made the cut. Why do so few Mac apps include Twitter search notifications? The only two that come to mind are Tweetdeck and Socialite. Also, why are we still setting refresh rates? Where are Twitter userstreams?
Look, it looks as good as it should but bottom line; it brings nothing new to the table. It has merely – and finally – just about caught up with the competition. I’m hoping we’ll see Icon Factory attempt to differentiate slightly with future updates but for now, if it’s a basic twitter client that you want to recommend to a twitter newbie, it’s not a bad option but Twitter’s own client is a better one. Otherwise; Tweetdeck, Echofon, LazyScope or Destroy Twitter are far better considerations.
Twitterrific for mac costs $9.99 to unlock multiple accounts and remove advertisements. Both basic and premium versions have the following:
• Multi Account/Multi Window support
• Twitter Search
• View Twitter trends, searches and lists
• Browse conversation threads between users
• In-app picture viewing for supported services like Instagram, plixi & more
• Collapsible sidebar for quick access to timelines, searches and trends
• Theme control (light or dark)
• Instapaper support
• Cloud.app support
• Reply all (by default)
• Picture and video uploading
• Follow, unfollow, block & report spammers easily
What it doesn’t have is Twitter’s user streams which is rather disappointing.