It’s no secret that Tweetbot studio Tapbots is working on Tweetbot for Mac, and has been for some time. Today’s first look of the client has been provided by a Tweet from its designer Mark Jardine on Twitter.
The development of Twitter for Mac ground to a halt after the departure of Atebits’ Loren Brichter from Twitter, leaving all of us using an ‘official’ client that hasn’t seen an update in months. As it died on the vine, Tapbots’ Tweetbot has become the de-facto client for power users on the iPhone and iPad.
The client shown above displays a column of controls on the left and the stream displayed on the right with inline image previews. There is no timeline for release yet, or any pricing.
This is one of the most highly anticipated Mac apps in recent years, so here’s hoping it’ll show up soon.