Twitter’s native app for Mac OS has been my primary Twitter environment for some time now. I used it before it got that entirely new (nonstandard) user interface. I still like it better than the other Twitter app’s I’ve seen out there, but there are a few gripes with it that I have.
- I like to be able to drag apps by taking their topmost element in the window. I don’t like to see that bit of UI convention out the door; I don’t like the fact that I have to pick up the Twitter window by it’s right-side margin.
- I would like the default of presenting Twitter usernames to indicate whether I already follow them or not; this would be especially useful on fridays. Maybe give the names two distinct background colours, very light but noticable. That way, I could see the overlap with others, and not have to access each name seperately.
- Sometimes, loading images from twitpic does not work reliably, and I have no idea as to why. I have to close the popup and reopen it for the image to load.
- Handling blocking users is not consistent: When I am on the “Mentions” tab and block a user, the tweet I am on disappears right away. If I am doing the blocking in the user’s profile, the tweets of that user remain in my timeline and mentions. I’d much rather see them disappear everywhere.
But I’m sure they’ll all be addressed in later versions. 🙂