Twitter is introducing a new Catalyst-powered version of its Twitter desktop app, built especially for macOS Catalina.
Twitter’s decision to shut down its desktop app for Mac last year, may have saddened and/or angered many users, who were then left waiting for a replacement. While most have been using third-party apps like TweetDeck instead, Twitter has now announced it’s bringing its desktop app back for macOS Catalina.
The new Twitter desktop app is powered by Catalyst – a new Apple toolset that allows developers to make iOS apps available as Mac desktop apps – offers pretty much the same experience as the rest of Twitter, and even has a dark mode option.
Many users are already complaining about it, though, more notably about its lack of a real-time feed refresh. Also, it will only work on macOS Catalina, so forget about it if you’re using the previous macOS versions.
The app is free. You can download Twitter for Mac from the Mac App Store.