Boxy for Twitter

A gorgeous Twitter client for Mac 🐦💫

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#2 Product of the DayJuly 16, 2018

Gorgeous Mac client for Twitter, based on the mobile Twitter website. It has a beautiful and minimal interface, a convenient standalone Tweet composer, and it supports common macOS shortcuts. It also has a status bar icon for quick access.

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  • 599778
    Jeroen BoumansSpaceX Enthousiast / Developer
    Pros: 

    Looks like the real twitter

    Cons: 

    Looks and performance feel like website in a container

    Hi there,

    I'm loving Twitter & Tweetbot clients but I gave Boxy for Twitter a try. I must say the application feels overall very "webby"; like a website in a container. There are a couple of things, in my experience using the application, which are bothering me and prevent me from staying with the Boxy for Twitter application:

    - Tabs are very jumpy, maybe keep tabs always at a fixed position, no repositioning or putting elements next/between to them. Try placing UI elements that are generated for a specific tab below the tabbar since they're only needed if that certain tab is selected.

    - Tabs often need a double click. There is also delay in switching tabs, like the page (web?) needs to reload every time. Maybe preload them and keep them active in the background?

    - Is my feed automatically refreshed? How about messages/notifications?

    So again, I appreciate the work you're putting into this application. I'm an app developer myself so I know how feedback can create the app better and better. Hopefully you'll take this feedback positively and hopefully we'll see some updates soon! :)

    Regards,

    Jeroen

    Jeroen Boumans has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    A Twitter for Mac client!

    Cons: 

    Lacking in features/buggy, basically a thin wrapper for the web application.

    It's currently buggy and feature lacking, as with most new applications. I would suggest giving this one some time to mature and improve in quality before purchasing it. Judging by Boxy 2 it has good potential for the future.

    Eric Jackson has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Brian Atiyeh@batiyeh · Software Engineer
Got the inbox app by the same developers. Overpriced for a web wrapper and insanely buggy. Looks like they're going to keep pumping out wrappers without ever going back to update the old ones as the inbox app has NOT gotten better.
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Francesco Di LorenzoMaker@frankdilo · Full-stack developer
Hey Product Hunters! 👋 @linuz90 and I made Boxy for Twitter using our experience crafting great Mac wrappers for web services we love. You might know us for the original Boxy, Mac client for “Inbox by Gmail” and the upcoming Boxy Suite (boxysuite.com). 🤔 Problem We love Twitter and there are no native Mac clients that support all of its features and provide a truly authentic Twitter experience. 🛠 Solution We built a wrapper around the great mobile web app that will always stay updated with the latest features, since Twitter itself is maintaining that website. We’re adding some features that, as Twitter junkies, we find ourselves very useful, like the standalone tweet composer that you can open with the shortcut Cmd+N. We also added a nice status bar icon to quickly launch the app when you need it. You can also press CMD+1, 2, 3, 4 to easily navigate between Home, Explore, Notifications and Messages, and CMD+F to Search. 🤓 We’re eager to know what you think Let us know if you have feature requests or issues, this is first version and we already have some neat ideas for future updates. Thanks to @rjonesy for giving us early feedback! 🙌 💖 Product Hunt has always been supportive and motivating, so if you hunters visit the website you should find a sweet coupon code to get 25% OFF the official price. Cheers!
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B.@deleted-154986
You're charging for a wrapper? 🤔 I am all about supporting devs, but what value do you offer on the top? One can easily wrap the site using Coherence, Chrome's upcoming return of wrapped sites, or nativefier with or without GUIs devs have made for it- is there a reason I would purchase your app instead? I see the few features you've listed (shortcuts, menubar, separate compose window)- any other features planned? My other issue with using Twitter natively is the ads and non-chronological ordered content- even Twitter's own Tweetdeck still avoids those and has tons of settings, which I prefer- so maybe in the end I'm just not the target market, but I'm always willing to check out various Twitter apps and just curious if I could see a reason this one would be worth a purchase.
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Irakli Agladze@iraqlee · CEO @ Combine. I like all things fintech
Looks awesome, but do you guys have support for multiple accounts? Haven't found this info on your website.
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Francesco Di LorenzoMaker@frankdilo · Full-stack developer
@iraqlee support for multiple accounts is coming in a future update. We just wanted to ship this fast to see if there was interest and we are happy with the response.
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Frank LagendijkPro@franklagendijk · Product Designer. Co-founder Shipright
@iraqlee @frankdilo Same question... biggest painpoint with just using the Twitter Web app: switching between my personal profile and product account
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Joel Runyon@joelrunyon · Founder, Impossible X
Do you run tweets non-chronologically? I'd use the main twitter app, but I can't stand that they're always trying to "show me what I missed." Does that happen here since it's just a "wrapper"?
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Nathan Gathright@nathang · Founder/Designer for Pod.Link
@joelrunyon tweets are served in the same order as mobile.twitter.com, which is to say: algorithmically