Refined Twitter — A Browser Extension for a Better Twitter Web Experience

I just learned about this great new browser extension by Sindre Sorhus called Refined Twitter that makes modifications to the Twitter Website in order to offer a much better user experience and features. At the same time, it also fixes many “dumb annoyances” with the website. You can read more about it here and check out the open-source code on GitHub.

It’s available as a Chrome Extension, but you can also install it for Firefox and Opera. If you use Safari or Edge, well, oops!


The Growing Trend of Bloated Apps with ‘Lite’ Alternatives

K. Q. Dreger notices a peculiar trend in apps by large companies and writes that a company’s ‘Lite’ app should be their only app:

What part of being fast, data conscious, and reliable is exclusive to old devices or those on poor networks? Why does Twitter Lite feel more like Twitter than anything the company’s done with their main website or app over the past few years? Are Facebook, Twitter, and Google truly so married to ads, analytics, and A/B testing frameworks that their only shot at making a reasonably sized, fast app is to start fresh? Will these lite variants actually stay that way, or will the bloat slowly creep back in?

Being based in India, I have used some of these ‘Lite’ apps over the last few months and in almost all the cases, these lite versions offer a far better user experience than using the official apps. It’s downright ridiculous to experience how bloated the official apps are with unnecessary crap.

It’s also sad to see that there are many apps out there which are severely bloated and do not offer a lite version at all. This issue is becoming more common across not just iOS and Android, but on the Mac as well, thanks to all the “apps” powered by Electron.


Twitterrific for Mac Gains Support for Multi-Account Actions, Profile Badges & More

Twitterrific for Mac — the adorable Twitter app by The Iconfactory has today gained some much-needed features such as support for multi-account actions, allowing you to post tweets, reply, retweet and like tweets using any account that you’re signed into. The Iconfactory has today released a major update to Twitterrific for Mac — [...]


The Iconfactory’s Twitterrific for Mac Goes on Sale After Twitter for Mac is Discontinued

Earlier today, Twitter announced that it will be ending support for Twitter for Mac, the company’s long-neglected official app for Mac. Instead, the company is asking its users to use Twitter’s website in a browser — which is a ridiculously bad alternative.

In response to this move, the folks at The Iconfactory have lowered the price of Twitterrific for Mac – the fantastic app that was reborn as a Kickstarter project titled Project Phoenix. Usually priced at $19.99, Twitterrific for Mac will now be available for just $7.99.



Storm It 2.0 for Android

A little over a year ago, we wrote about Storm It — a simple and clever Android app that allows you to post “tweetstorms” on Twitter. With Storm it, you simply go on typing your thoughts or ideas without worrying about how much characters you’ve used. The app will automatically split your block of text into tweets, prepend [...]


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