Twitterific and Tweetie are perhaps the clients to beat, but neither has the features or user interface to be a category killer. Thereupon, Nambu promises much and the notion of a Twitter-powered Adium tantalizes, as well. What are you currently using and what features will your ideal Mac Twitter client have?
To date, Nambu is my favorite Mac twitter client. It’s got a great multipaned interface and it’s quite good about making everything easily available. Although this is definitely the client I’d prefer to be using, it crashes way too much!
“” Download Nambu beta now
“” Frequent slow downs, frequent crashes
“” Free, by far the most useful features of the clients I’ve tried
Tweetie is smooth and has been stable. There are two versions, one is ad supported (haven’t seen any ads yet) or you can go ad-free $14.99, and yes there is an iPhone version, which makes this client the one way to stay consistent.
“” Download Tweetie 1.0.2 now
“” Provides basic Twitter functionality
“” Ad supported (or $14.99), a bit of a display hog
Icon Factory’s Twitterific is very popular and it’s a capable, small foot print client. It’s pretty basic, though it does include Growl notification support and there’s a version for Apple handhelds, as well.
“” Download Twitterific 3.2 now
“” Solid basic functionality, easy on resources
“” Ad supported (or $14.95)
Adium is the go to, open source all-in-one IM client that can be extended in a multitude of ways via community developed add-ons, including TwitterIM. This isn’t most elegant or feature rich solution, but it does put all of your IM (isn’t that what Twitter is?) in one place.
Also, Adium will will fully integrate Twitter functionality in the near future.
Then there’s “everyone else”: Beak, Twucket, Bluebird, Canary, EventBox (all-in-one social networking client), Lounge (iPhone, too), Natsulion, Pwitter, Syrinx (we are the tweets of the temple…), tototl and TwitterPod.
What are you currently using and what features will you ideal Mac Twitter client have?