#TwitterTip

Tip #102 Quickly drag and drop photos into your Tweet using Twitter for Mac

Did you know that you can use Twitter without even opening a browser? All you need is an Internet connection and a desktop app (wink wink) like the one we launched in the Mac App Store just last week! A desktop app is a downloadable widget that lets you access Twitter and all its functionality – and it’s just as real-time as Twitter’s website. Desktop apps offer a range of alternatives to Twitter.com, so pick the one that is best suited to how you use Twitter.

Mac users can now download Twitter for Mac, our desktop client, for free from the Mac App Store. One useful trick to know is that you can drag and drop photos into the app’s Tweet box to include them in your message, as @donveto pointed out above! You’ll see the photo’s thumbnail in the Tweet box, and your character count will account for the photo’s shortened URL. By default, photos will be hosted by yfrog, but you can specify your favorite image service in your preferences (under “Twitter” in the top menu bar).

Not a Mac user? Check out this list of other desktop apps at Oneforty.