Twitter doesn’t put out the best of the Twitter apps for the Mac, but it’s priced right (free) and capable, especially for tweeting with multiple accounts.
Twitter’s official Mac app follows the now time honored feed flow which seems similar to Facebook’s Wall with all recent posts flowing vertically in chronological order.
That makes Twitter simple to use with little setup. Switching accounts in Twitter is merely a click on the account icon in the Sidebar, and, likewise, retweeting with a quote can be done easily by selecting the account icon at the top of the retweet.
Likewise, searching for specific hashtags is no different in Twitter than a search on any other app.
One function I would really, really like to see in Twitter is scheduled tweets. Some people pay HootSuite a monthly fee for the privilege of scheduling tweets.
That’s the good news. The bad news is brief. Twitter doesn’t have Notification Center support. What’s with that? Twitter doesn’t allow you to delete tweets from the app (login in a browser window instead). What’s with that?
I’m not sure what Twitter is trying to do to users by herding them into specific applications, but I can tell you one thing I’ve noticed. I’m suffering from Twitter fatigue just as much as I suffer from Facebook fatigue.
Think about it. Once you follow more than a few dozen people or have more than a few dozen friends, the feed timeline and Wall get busy and catching a glimpse of everything that rolls by takes more effort than either social network is really worth.
Allow me a simple prediction. Many of us suffer from this social fatigue and both Twitter and Facebook need to come up with a way to make an online social life easier to digest rather than taking eyeballs for a swim in the feed pond every few minutes.