I’ve been using Twitter for nearly a decade now and Twitterrific for Mac was what first got me hooked on the service. Over 72,000 tweets later and I still use Twitterrific (on iOS) every day. It’s safe to say that this app is my most used app.
I loved Twitterrific on the Mac, and while I understand why it was put in the parking lot of development to focus on iOS, I have always missed it. And I know its creators at The Iconfactory have missed it as well.
That’s why I’m excited to see that they want to bring it back with Project Phoenix on Kickstarter.
If funded, The Iconfactory plans to have a minimal app ready around August 2017 with t he following features:
- Unified home timeline
- Multiple account support
- Composing, replying, and quoting tweets
- Muffles and mutes
- Delete and edit your own tweets
- Sync timeline position with iOS
- VoiceOver Accessibility
- Keyboard control
- Attaching images to tweets
- Timeline search (text filter/find)
- Open links to other tweets, profiles and media in your browser
If they reach the stretch goal, they’ll add these in a major version release:
- Direct messaging
- Read, create, delete saved searches
- Read lists
- Built-in Twitter search
- Built-in quick media viewer (images, GIFs, videos)
- Built-in conversation and threaded tweet viewer
- Built-in viewer for user profiles
- Alt-text attachment when tweeting images
- Searching for and getting suggested users while composing
And finally, if they reach a victory lap goal, they’ll add:
- Simple list management (create, edit, delete)
- Manage drafts and sync them with iOS
- Dock-less mode
- Built-in profile editor so you can change your bio, avatar and more
- Video upload
That would pretty much bring it to feature parity with the amazing iOS version of the app. I chipped in, and if you love using Twitter and want to support a team that truly cares for the platform, you should too.