The original Twitterrific for Mac was first released roughly 10 years ago, but developer Iconfactory ceased work on the Mac version following changes to Twitter’s rules for third-party apps. Instead, it focused on the more popular (and more lucrative) iOS version instead. Twitterrific 5 is a new app entirely. (If you were an owner of the original Mac app, you’ll still need to pony up $19.99 for a copy of the new one.)
As for the app itself, it looks mostly like Twitterrific always has. There’s both a light and dark theme, filled with bright colors for highlighting things like replies or retweets, and the app itself has support for most of the basics you’d expect from a third-party Twitter app, including direct messages, in-line images, muting, and threading tweets.
The biggest unique feature is Twitterrific’s built-in edit feature, which offers a facsimile of true tweet editing by automating the process of deleting and reposting a tweet for you. The other main advantage to Twitterrific 5 is that if you’re already a user of the iOS version, your preferences and tweets will all sync between the two apps.
That said, with a $19.99 price tag, it’s worth pointing out that Twitterrific is twice as expensive as its nearest competitor, Tweetbot, which also offers some home-baked analytics features that Twitterrific doesn’t.