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Twitterrific for Mac is back after a successful crowdfunding campaign

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Twitterrific 5 has launched on the Mac App Store following a successful crowdfunding campaign to resurrect the Twitter app earlier this year, as noted by 9to5Mac.

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.