Tweetie: iPhone Twitter client coming soon to a Mac near you

If you're a Mac user and are sick of Twitter clients like TweetDeck eating up your computer's memory and CPU cycles, then you're in for a treat. The one-man company behind Tweetie, the popular iPhone Twitter client, released a video earlier today announcing the new Tweetie for Mac.

If you're a Mac user and are sick of Twitter clients like TweetDeck eating up your computer's memory and CPU cycles, then you're in for a treat. The one-man company behind Tweetie, the popular iPhone Twitter client, released a video earlier today announcing the new Tweetie for Mac.

Tweetie will be available this Monday, April 20. You can get an ad-supported version for free, or pay $14.99 for the ad-free version. TechCrunch reported its initial impressions of the app, speaking highly of the speed and usability of Tweetie.

Tweetie for Mac allows TwitPic photos to open within the app, instead of opening in a browser window (although TweetDeck recently added that function). Also, you can drag and drop images from your desktop into Tweetie's new message field, and it does the rest of the work. The app also uses Global Hotkeys.

As a Mac owner, I'm looking forward to trying the app out. I do like TweetDeck, but if I can find a client that won't use up so much memory, I may have to switch. Watch the video below for a look at what Tweetie has to offer, and check back on Monday for more about Tweetie.

[Update: April 20, 2009] Tweetie is here today, but requires G4, G5 or Intel Mac: Mac OS X 10.5. It's rich in features, so try it out and let us know what you think. 

[Via TechCrunch]