Review: Twidget improves the Mac-based Twitter experience

Send and receive Tweets from your Mac's Dashboard with Twidget for Mac.

Twidget for Mac belongs to the genre of widgets that make sensible and efficient use of the Dashboard feature on OS X. Instead of visiting Twitter, Mac users are now able to conveniently update their Twitter status right from their Dashboards by using this intuitive social networking tool.

With just a double-click on the file, Twidget for Mac immediately becomes available to load into the Dashboard. We signed in with our Twitter account, and clicked the check box that enabled us to view our timeline. With a successful log-in, we were able to see our profile's statistics at a glance such as number of followers, number of accounts we follow, as well as scroll through our Timeline to see what was happening on our Twitter feed. From the widget we were able to post our own status, and see how many characters we had left to do so, which we tested. Our newly created status appeared instantly on our Twitter feed and was visible on other devices, as well as on friends' feeds. From the widget we could also reply to or directly message other Twitter users, as well as mark certain tweets as favorites. There was no retweet function, though, which seemed like an odd thing for this otherwise savvy widget to miss. While the interface is basic and easy to use, it is much more intuitive than Twitter's own interface.

Twidget for Mac comes as an improvement for those times you're sitting at your computer and don't want to type on your mobile device, or wade through the clutter of Twitter's own Web site. It is highly recommended for frequent users of the popular site.

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