After much teasing and hinting from the folks at Tapbots, Tweetbot for Mac is now available in alpha. It’s not finished, but does give us hope that the finished version will kick a lot of ass.
[quote]Tweetbot for Mac is finally available! However it may not be quite as you had hoped. Developing for the Mac is no easy task, especially a full-featured Twitter client. However, we’ve gotten to a point where while not complete, it is useable. We’ve decided to release it as a public alpha to a) motivate us to finish faster, and b) get feedback to help us build the best Mac incarnation of Tweetbot we can make. You can love it or hate it, but rest assured it will only get much much better from here.[/quote]
Once version 1.0 is finished, the folks at Tapbots intend on selling their app through the App Store. Provided the app is sold under a $20 price point, this is a no-brainer. Clearly, this is a day one purchase — especially if you use the app on your iPhone and iPad already.
Keep in mind, while the alpha release works on Mac OS X 10.7, the final release is slated to only support 10.8. If you want some Twitter-y goodness, expect to update your operating system. Until then, enjoy this free Alpha, and make sure to report any bugs or crashes so the final product can shine.