Twitterrific Comes Back to the Mac

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of the Iconfactory's wonderful twitter client Twitterrific. Back in October I wrote about an upcoming revamp of the Mac version of Twitterrific.

Today, the eagle has landed.

Apple's motto for the upcoming Mac OS X Lion is "Back to the Mac." Twitterrific 4 for Mac is exactly that. It is the iOS app brought "Back to the Mac." From popovers to fade-away scroll bars, Twitterrific 4 for Mac is a foreshadowing of Lion on Snow Leopard.

I've been beta testing Twitterrific 4 for the past month or so, and I wouldn't even think of using another Twitter app on my Mac. Where the new Twitter for Mac feels completely foreign on the Mac (in my opinion, it feels too much like an iOS app), Twitterrific is the perfect blend of the Mac and iOS worlds. It has many visual elements from the iOS version, but feels like it belongs on the Mac and operates accordingly.

My favorite thing about Twitterrific, for both the Mac and iOS, is that it covers the essentials of tweeting. The app is well-designed, and isn't bogged down by feature creep. Too often twitter clients throw in everything but the kitchen sink (and sometime even that). Not Twitterrific. It serves two main purposes: reading and writing tweets. You know, the good stuff.

Without further ado, I'd like to overview some of the features. Twitterrific has the ability to open multiple timelines, a collapsible sidebar that shows searches, lists, & trends. The sidebar also lets you switch between a the unified timeline, or filter between Mentions, Direct Messages, and Favorites. There are dark and light themes. Lastly, just to show them off, the tweet composer, and the info and photo viewer popovers.

There's even a fantastic little video walkthrough.

If you aren't convinced, give Twitterrific for Mac a try for free (ad-supported) from the Iconfactory directly. There is also paid version which is ad-free and supports multiple accounts for $9.99 either directly or on the Mac App Store.

I'd like to give a huge congratulations to Ged, Craig, Sean, David, and the rest of the Iconfactory team for bringing Ollie back to the Mac.