Maybe I’m over the hill already. Tweeting is a challenge for me. It’s not that it’s difficult to tweet. Mac or iPhone, tweeting is easy. But with a job, kids, spouse, and face-to-face social and family life, there doesn’t seem to be the time or inclination to dig into Twitter.
What caught my recently eye was a time-saving Twitter app that does something I didn’t even know needed to be done.
Tweet That Song, If You Dare
I’m always on the prowl for inexpensive Mac apps that do something new and different. Improvement only comes with change. And change happens two ways.
Either you do the changing, or someone else does the changing for you.
I prefer to be in control of my own changes, hence the aforementioned prowl status for Mac360’s resident Value Vixen™.
Knock and ye shall receive. Prowl and ye shall find.
What I found after my latest prowling and knocking was Tweeter for Mac. Twitter users rejoice. Here’s another way to tweet.
Tweeter for Mac tweets whatever song you’re playing in iTunes. It runs in your Mac’s Menubar so it doesn’t take up much space. It’s touted as an app that keeps your Desktop and Dock clutter free. Of course, that doesn’t say anything about the clutter in your Menubar.
Tweeter’s setup is straightforward, though preferences abound. Set up the nifty Growl Notifications with a click.
Messages have different options, too. Set Tweeter to auto update your Twitter account with a tweet for whatever is playing at the time. Double-clicking lets you edit the tweet before tweeting the tweet to Twitter.
You’ll need a Twitter account to set up in Tweeter for Mac. For now, only one account is allowed.
Twitter doesn’t give you much room for long link URLs, so you can use the built-in Bit.Ly link shortener, or your Bit.Ly account if you want to track clicks.
Using Tweeter is simple enough. Launch it, set the preferences, play something in iTunes. Edit the tweet if you like, otherwise your Twitter followers will find out what you’re listening to at the moment.
That brings up an interesting question. Is scrobbling and tweeting what you’re listening to in iTunes really a worthwhile endeavor? For you? For anyone?
Maybe so. Maybe not. Tweeter for Mac is donationware.
So, if you like it and use it, even out of state donations are probably not turned down by the developer.
Is Tweeter for Mac an app that would sell if it had a price tag? How many Mac users need to tweet what song they’re playing in iTunes? Do Tweeter users follow other users to find out what song they’re listening to?
So many questions. So little time.
Still, if scrobbling and tweeting are your life, then Tweeter for Mac is the app to have.