With the launch of another brand new app, Twitter's start-stop story has entered a new era. The Twitter app is now available on the Mac App Store, but only for users running the new version of macOS, Catalina.
This is because the app was created using a Catalina framework called Catalyst that allows developers to port their iPad apps to the Mac with less effort than before. Twitter announced that it will support Catalyst at this year's WWDC in June, although other companies like Netflix were less enthusiastic. Twitter is by far the most notable catalyst app.
In Twitter, the new Mac app is not a direct port of the iPad app, which runs in a window. The user interface is generally different in most cases. But it does not feel that way on the Mac either. In full-screen mode, it looks pretty ridiculous (like on the iPad, to be fair), and the Mac-style toolbar visually collides with that of Twitter below.
Still, hey, new Twitter app for Mac. That is something. However, it is also worth noting that, even more so than with previous MacOS releases, you'd like to break Catalina's upgrade until you're really sure it will not break anything.