Some of us thought it would never come; others knew it was just a matter of time. For those that thought it was just a matter of time, chalk one up on the blackboard because you have scored a point. The guys over at Tapbots have been working on Tweetbot for Mac, and today, they have unveiled a free public alpha version that everyone can try out for themselves (if you have a Mac, that is). The free public alpha version of Tweetbot for Mac can be downloaded from this link.
Tweetbot is popular on the iOS platform because it has a distinct user interface that includes great looks, swipe gestures, and a good interface setup that is easy to understand. The extra options the application includes gives it a step above the stock Twitter application that Twitter themselves offers. The Mac version of Tweetbot takes some of these great features into consideration to bring the same great Twitter client to the Mac:
Tapbots has some things to alert users of (via their blog) before they give the alpha version of the Mac OS X Twitter client a run:
Originally Posted by Tapbots
We have taken the application out for a limited test run ourselves and experienced no problems using the core functionality of Twitter through the alpha version of Tweetbot for Mac. You can view your Twitter stream, send direct messages, Tweet and Retweet, and reply to people. That being said, the client is at least usable, but it is not yet engorged with all of the options that the iOS client gives you.
To install the public alpha version of Tweetbot for Mac, you need to be running Mac OS X 10.7 or newer. The client will also support the retina display of the new MacBook Pro, which is an essential feature of the client. Be sure to let us know how your testing went with it if you choose to take a step forward and give it a try.