Twitter for Mac (aka Tweetie 2) was released with the Apple Mac App Store on January 6th, and notably, many, if not all, of the Twitter extensions that allowed you to post to Twitter using Tweetie’s compose window did not work anymore. I waited a few days to see if any updates would be posted, but I didn’t see any.1 Thus, I introduce to you, Post to Twitter, a Safari 5 extension for Twitter for Mac. (Full Disclosure: I got the icon(s) from the package contents of the Twitter.app. I didn’t want to make new icons for the extension. So hopefully the tweeps at Twitter won’t yell at me. If they do, I’ll change it, but until then enjoy! )
Post to Twitter is a Safari 5+ extension for Mac users. This extension, with Twitter for Mac, makes your Twitter experience on the Mac, I think, a whole lot better.
What Post to Twitter does:
— Installs a toolbar icon in the Safari browser, and once clicked on, you can post to twitter the current page you are on with a title and link.
— Allows you to post to twitter the current page with a title and link by right clicking anywhere on the page and clicking on “Post page to twitter.”
— Allows you to post to twitter a selected text that points to a link by right clicking on the selected text/link and clicking on “Post link to twitter.”
— NEW IN 1.0.1: Use the Ctrl+t keyboard shortcut to tweet the page or selected text.
Why should you use Post to Twitter?
— It works well with Twitter for Mac.
— It’s clean.
To do list for future Post to Twitter releases:
— Implement with other twitter apps.
— Create an settings preference pane for changing options.
How do you install it?
Enable Safari Extensions and then double click to install the extension after downloading.
Are there any requirements to use this app?
You should be using Mac OS X 10.6.6 and have Twitter for Mac installed.
How can I download this extension?
If you like my extension, spread the word about this extension and follow me on twitter!
If you find any bugs, or notice any problems, let me know.
- None that I liked, anyways. [↩]