Have credit card, will shop. That’s my online motto. The iTunes Store has my credit card, therefore, I must shop.
Unfortunately, Apple’s Mac App Store has the same credit card, so the same shopping must apply. One of my first purchases was an inexpensive Twitter app to replace Twitter’s officially free and officially out-of-favor app because, well, I just don’t like it anymore.
Bad Twitter, Sit, Stay
It’s not that there’s anything wrong with Twitter per se. It’s a wonderful way to waste time, and everyone knows we have so much to waste these days.
My fav Twitter app was Tweetie. The guy who did Tweetie got hired by Twitter.
Now Twitter has a new and free Mac app, creatively titled Twitter. I’m sorry, but they mucked around with the interface so much that it’s become an iPhone app on my Mac.
It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature, tweeps. Dena Dietrich said so. So, I’m looking around for a better Mac Twitter app. As it turns out, they run aplenty, and in true iPhone App Store heritage, they cost mere pennies.
What’s In A Name, Tweeps?
Since the name Tweetie is already taken, and so is Twitterific, and a bunch of other Twitter and tweet-like names, Tweetings is about all that’s left. Fortunately, Tweetings is pretty good, very inexpensive, and has an iPhone cousin. Because, you know, some messages need to be kept in the family (B. Lorenzo Favre, we’re lookin’ at you—but not all of you).
If you’ve checked out other Twitter apps, Tweetings screen will be familiar.
Unlike Twitter’s new iPhone inspired Mac app, Tweetings has a handy drag and use Toolbar at the top so you’ll know where to click when you want Tweetings to do something.
Unfortunately, Tweetings doesn’t have the nice sidebar of account icons that were in the original Tweetie, but it does have some options I like.
The first is multiple Twitter accounts. Tweets can be filtered but there’s no Twitter stream (I don’t miss that, but YMMV, right?). And, there’s no Facebook integration. And it doesn’t do email.
Once click gets you to Compose mode. One click moves from account to account.
You can use Tweetings to maintain Lists, check multi-account Timelines, follow Mentions, and, drum roll please—schedule tweets.
That’s right boys and girls. Tweetings has a built-in tweet scheduler so you can send tweets when you’re somewhere else (so long as your Mac is connected to the internet, of course).
For example, let’s say you fight crime at night using a cape and super powers, but you don’t want friends to know your real identity. Use Tweetings to schedule tweets while you fight crime. Perfectomundo!
Go Cheap, Easy, Or Keep Looking
Tweetings is very inexpensive, and has more cousins than Elvis. There’s Tweetings for iPhone, for Google Chrome, for Windows PCs, and for Apple’s iPad. And now the Mac.
But the search continues for honorable Twitter apps, like the 4 Ways This Twitter App Might Be Right For You. Or step up your social game, and Use Socialite For Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, RSS And More.