This app is DISCONTINUED due to API changes at Twitter. It also broke the Twitter trademark policy.
My Twitter Widget was a simple Mac OS X Dashboard Widget that showed you the last 30 twitters by you and your Twitter friends, updating every 60 seconds when visible. When hidden, it updates every 5 minutes and sending Growl notifications if anyone has updated their status.
How to use
Mac OS X 10.4.3 Tiger or above is required.
If youâ€™re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widgetâ€™s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.
If youâ€™re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widgetâ€™s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.
On your first install, the widget will flip over so you can provide it your Twitter username and password. Click Done and the widget will fetch the latest 30 status updates by you and your friends.
You can also update your own status right from within the widget by typing your new status into the box and clicking the button. At this point Twitter will also update the list to reflect your update.
FAQ â€“ Frequently Assumed Questions
How do I disable the Growl notifications from the widget?
Open System Preferences, click on Growl, click on the Applications tab, then find the widget’s entry and change any notification options you want there. Check Growl’s documentation if you need more advice on Growl.
1.2 – 2007/02/07 – download
- Twitter is standardising on 140 character length tweets, so changed to reflect that
- Tweet button now says ‘Tweet’
- Status update text box now marginally bigger… marginally.
- Tweaked the background colour, just a little…
1.1 – 2007/01/28 – download
- Now only updates every 5 minutes in the background.
- Growl notification when a new statuses are detected while the widget is in the background.
- Now includes update notification for future releases.
- A little balloon appears warning the user when their status is getting close to or exceeding maximum allowed character.
- Animations are now turned off when the dashboard is hidden.
1.0beta – 2007/01/21 – announcement, old download
- Initial release
Known Bugs in 1.2
- Growl notifications with quotes could come through inaccurately.
- Support for public timeline feed?
- Support for latest updates from friends feed?
- Colour choices?