Tweetie for Mac abandonware?

Twitter’s Carolyn Penner to Macworld on the beloved Mac app:

We aren’t actively planning Tweetie for Mac 2, but we maintain the app for current users. For example, over the summer we updated the client to use OAuth and improved MagicMouse support. We also made the app available for free.

This is a serious bummer. It seems Tweetie for Mac didn’t survive its developer Loren Britcher being bought out by Twitter.

Tweetie is one of the best designed programs for the Mac; however, it is already behind the times, lacking both native retweet support and lists. While there are some other great Mac Twitter apps out there, it’s sad to see this one begin what will surely be a long, painful death.

Article via Macworld

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