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TweetDeck for Mac has been updated with new features and is now more in-line with the Web-version of the popular Twitter client. The update adds filters, enabling column filtering by Twitter handle, retweets, or media including pictures, videos and links. Also rolling out is an advanced search feature for excluding or including specific search terms.

To access the new features, Mac users must be running the latest version which is already available from the Mac App Store. Column and user filters, as well as custom alerts, can then be accessed by clicking the Edit button at the top of a column and choosing to search by tweets or filter by media type.

Other updates include an optional wide column setting and larger font sizing, both of which can be toggled in the Settings menu. You can also hit spacebar to scroll down the page and use the OS X system-wide shortcut Cmd+W to close the current Tweetdeck window, rather than quitting the app (for that, use Cmd+Q).

The update comes as a relief for some who have watched Twitter neglect TweetDeck’s other versions, in particular the iOS and Android apps which will be pulled completely from their respective app stores this coming May Twitter Discontinues iPhone, Android & AIR Versions Of TweetDeck [Updates] Twitter Discontinues iPhone, Android & AIR Versions Of TweetDeck [Updates] Twitter announced this week that it will be discontinuing support for its Adobe AIR version of TweetDeck, as well as TweetDeck for Android and iPhone. The social network says it will be removing these applications... Read More . Development on TweetDeck’s Adobe AIR version will also be suspended at the same time, though the Web app still regularly receives new features and fixes.

The update to TweetDeck for Mac makes it Twitter’s most up-to-date desktop application, as the official Twitter app for OS X has not been updated since June 2011. The Windows version of TweetDeck is also still being supported by the company and can be downloaded from the TweetDeck homepage.


What do you think of TweetDeck? Does this update help or are you not impressed?

Source: TweetDeck on the Mac App Store

  1. null
    March 31, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I got fed up with TweetDeck when they canned the Adobe Air version. The "new improved" version was terrible. I have been using Janetter on both PC and Mac and couldn't be happier.

    • Tuckerdog
      April 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks for the note re: Janetter. I'll check it out. I cannot get the filters to work at all since upgrading yesterday. I get ALL or NONE.

  2. peter_lydon
    March 31, 2013 at 12:26 am

    They should have just left the original alone.

  3. Michael Heffner
    March 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    I wonder if this is worth trying for Windows. The article makes it sound like they are only supporting an older update.

    • Tim Brookes
      March 31, 2013 at 12:09 am

      How do you mean? The Mac version has received an update, the Windows version hasn't for a while but Twitter admits they're still supporting it. So it's a matter of time.

      I think this is only really news to a lot of people due to a perception that Twitter is killing everything but the TweetDeck web app. This is proof that Win, Mac and Browser versions will live on while iOS/Android/AIR won't. Twitter attributes this toward people using the official Twitter app on their mobile devices, and TweetDeck still being quite popular on desktops.

      Personally I'd use TweetDeck iOS if they had kept it up to date.

    • Muz RC
      March 31, 2013 at 1:16 am

      Tweetdeck already update for windows version > TweetDeck 2.7.1 at 2013-03-30

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