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Twidget for Mac

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Key Details of Twidget

  • Dashboard widget for posting to Twitter.
  • Last updated on 7/22/2013
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 2.5.4

- Fixed issue with special characters not being properly escaped.- Fixed issue with 'undefined' showing up instead of proper error messages from the Twitter API

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Full Specifications

June 21, 2013
Latest update
July 22, 2013
Operating System
Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.5, OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Dashboard widget for posting to Twitter.
Twidget is a free Dashboard Widget for OS X that allows you to update your Twitter status.