Previously left for the dead, the official Twitter for Mac app has been updated to version 2.2 this afternoon. The surprising update boasts a number of new features, most notably support for retina display Mac laptops. The changelog is rather sparse considering the lack of recent updates, with the bulk of the improvements listed as mostly design changes.
- Retina display support — Twitter is now more vibrant on the highest resolution Mac notebooks
- Tweet composer — posting tweets is better than ever with a new design, and you can now post photos to pic.twitter.com
- Updated icons — we’ve updated the app icon and overall iconography
- 14 new languages — we’ve added support for Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
The last update was June of 2011, so it’s been nearly two years since Twitter updated their own application. At the same time, they’ve made changes that have resulted in limiting tokens to developers like Tapbots, which has resulted in third party developers needing to increase the price of their apps.
If you are still using Twitter for Mac, as I have been, today marks a joyous occasion.
Twitter for Mac is free and available for download from the Mac App Store.
Source: Twitter blog