Let’s start this article with a story about Steve Jobs and Mac.
Many years back, during testing, the Mac took a few minutes to start up. Steve Jobs was furious that it took so long.
He had this to say:
“Well, let’s say you can shave 10 seconds off of the boot time. Multiply that by five million users and that’s 50 million seconds, every single day. Over a year, that’s probably dozens of lifetimes. So if you make it boot ten seconds faster, you’ve saved a dozen lives. That’s really worth it, don’t you think?”
The Mac series of laptops are definitely some of the most solid devices out there compared to their numerous competitors.
Compared to Windows, the Mac is:
- Blazingly fast
- Not prone to viruses
- Doesn’t crash as much
It’s a well thought out machine and this can be attributed to the late Steve Jobs’s obsession with the product.
This kind of obsession undoubtedly makes a great product.
It also makes it a haven for software developers to create wonderful software applications.
Today, we’ll talk about the best social media tools for the Mac OS.
Social media tools are ubiquitous now. A lot are online applications that help in creating content, posting content, and creating systems of automation. But many software developers have been/are still creating applications for the Mac OS.
Why would you use Desktop Apps instead of Web Apps?
Why would a developer create a desktop application when access to the original web app is a few clicks away through the browser?
One reason is dedicated control and arrangement of features.
Original applications like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have to focus on the UI and the UX of things as well as having all of the necessary features.
A desktop application on the other hand just has to be functional. They give a user the bigger picture by allowing them to access content easily and perform actions with a few simple clicks.
I would say desktop apps are for core users.
So without further ado, let’s get into the best social media tools for the Mac OS.
Note: In our analysis of applications, we’re using the following metrics:
- Last updated: Only updated applications are featured here.
- Price points
- Free/low cost alternatives
Best Social Media Desktop Tools For Mac OS:
You may not be aware of this, but the Mac OS has built-in features that can bring social media right to your OS. All you have to do is go to:
- Apple Menu > System Preferences > Internet Accounts
A pop-up opens with all social sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
You can individually set up these accounts so that they are integrated into your OS.
- When LinkedIn is integrated, all of your LinkedIn contacts are synced with your Mac contacts. You can share content and see your LinkedIn feed straight from Safari. You can also share any post, website, or video from your LinkedIn account with two clicks.
- Price: Free
If you are familiar with social media, then you have likely heard of Buffer.
For those of you who aren’t aware, Buffer is a tool used for social media automation where you can schedule your posts to go out at specific times.
- Why is scheduling important?
Apart from saving you time, scheduling also helps in getting your content out at the right time so you can reach the maximum number of people.
Buffer for Mac is a simpler version of the online tool. When you login through your registered Buffer account, all of your accounts are displayed.
- Price: Free
Here’s another great Instagram tool.
With Instamaster, you can:
- Browse photos
You can also save and upload photos (although uploading has some restraints).
- Price: Free
Download Instamaster for Instagram Here
Tweetbot is one of the most popular tools for Twitter.
We can say with confidence that this makes Twitter 10 times better.
Tweetbot makes Twitter much more fluid making it perfect for social media teams that are monitoring and tweeting constantly.
The interface is columnized to allow multiple pieces of information to be shown at once. Users can see their timeline, direct message conversations, and also a list of mentions side by side.
This gives a bird’s eye view of your Twitter activity.
If you are tired from the constant flow of content and want to see only specific posts, then you can use the “mute” feature where you can temporarily “silence” people, hashtags, and tweets.
You can also hide tweets forever (or for a short period of time).
- Price: $10
Download Tweetbot for Twitter Here
Reddit is a great platform for promotion.
If done carefully, Reddit can make your content go viral in a short amount of time. If you are an expert Redditor who is looking to make their content go viral, Milkeddit will be of immense value.
Milkeddit is a Reddit tool for the Reddit faithful.
With simple swipe actions you can:
- Seamlessly flow through all of your subreddit
- Subscribe to a subreddit
- Bookmark your favorite content
You can also reply, comment, and upload images without any third party software.
There’s also an option to change the theme of your software.
- Price: $2
Download Milkeddit for Reddit Here
Uforio is another Reddit Mac app that organizes content into:
- Short Text
- Long Text
There is a favorites bar in which all of your favorite content can be saved for future consumption.
Content that is NSFW or already read can be hidden to avoid repetition (or awkward moments).
It has a minimalistic interface which makes it a breeze to use.
- Price: Free
Download Uforio for Reddit Here
Pin Pro is a tool for Pinterest that will take your Pinterest addiction to a whole new level.
You can access Pinterest straight from the menu bar.
There is a “stealth mode” feature that lets you control the opacity of your Pinterest window which makes it so transparent that only you can see it. I’m not sure if that feature is really to die for, but it’s there…
Images can be uploaded through this application and you can also pin your favorite content.
For serial Pinterest users, this is a great piece of software to keep tabs on your page.
- Price: $2
Download Pin Pro for Pinterest Here
This is the “lite version” of Pin Pro.
This version lets you browse through your Pinterest feed and nothing more.
- Price: Free
Download Pin for Pinterest Here
We’ve already covered this in a previous article, so we won’t go into great detail here.
GIFs are doing really well on social media. They are easy to consume and they tell a story in a few seconds.
One can always go to Giphy.com to get memes that represent different things, but if you want to create your own GIF, then you need a tool.
Gifox.io is a perfect tool for making a GIF. It’s completely seamless and the output is great.
(If you work with GIFs, then you must be aware of the massive size of some of them! To have the optimum file size, you will need a GIF compressor like Gifmaker. With Gifmaker, you can resize the GIF by tinkering with the quality.)
- Price: $3
We believe these social media desktop tools will help out all serious social media users streamline their social media efforts.
For those of you who have used/are using Mac applications for various social media activities, can you feel the difference between a Mac app and a native browser application?
Also, what other Mac apps help you get social activities done from your desktop?
Let us know in the comments below!
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16 thoughts on “Best Social Media Desktop Tools for Mac OS”
Hi Kishensreehari, This is the great post to understand about the social media desktop tools for MAC OS. Now a days many Indian people are using MacBook. this post definitely help them. Thanks for Sharing your idea with us.
I don’t have a MAC as of now and I am not planning to buy one in near future as I am a proud LINUX user. Can you please suggest some great apps that are available for LINUX too.
I am a big fan of Buffer and Tweetbot. I am using both applications regularly on iOS and OS X. Although, you mentioned several apps as top, but I never heard about them or used them.
I am going to buy new is Mac thnx for great article really very helpful
Dear, can you tell me same social tools for Window OS.
You can use buffer, HootSuite or TweetDeck.
Have a good social media tools for the Mac OS. It has a great post from you. Thanks for sharing with us…
Nice article. Starting with story of steve jobs was really awesome. I came to know this first time
It’s such a relief to be able to manage all your social media acttivity right from your desktop. Even more fantastic, that this post is exclusively about Mac tools. I’ve started using Gramblr for now and plan to move to buffer sometime later. Thanks for putting this together, Kishensreehari!
Again a wonderful article. Apple is apple! The new image app PRISMA is the prove of that. 🙂 I am using iPhone for a long time and do not want to switch from iOS to any other application.
I do not have a Mac but I was planning to buy one for the uniqueness of the device. The points which are mentioned in the article are really great. When I will buy one MAC, this post will help a lot to set up my social apps. I will come back to the post again.
Well An Impressive Article On social Media Desktop Apps for Mac, since i am using a windows but looking forward to switch to a Mac due to its high speed and no viruses issues.
Thanks For the article
This is really awesome post. Managing your social accounts via desktop is a revolutionary idea.
You said it right that by this we can have a full control over different engines.
Thanks for sharing!
Hey Kishen, another great post from you. All the social media desktop tools you described here are helpful for bloggers and internet merketers. Thanks for sharing this valuable and detailed post in ShoutMeLoud. Keep blogging here.
Great list of desktop tools for Mac. I personally like Instafeed . Gotta try the remaining mentioned here. Thanks 🙂
Among the top mentioned tool i prefer Buffer for Mac is the best desktop tool for Mac OS. I tried using all the other tools but Buffer for Mac is the worth of all. I loved it. I’m a great follower of your site. Really feeling great while revisiting. Thanks KISHENSREEHARI for sharing this great content.