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:
1. Typefully Mac App
If you are someone who is targeting Twitter as one of your top social media network, you can’t live without Typefully. This desktop app is everything you could ask from a Twitter app which runs on Mac.
The app supports:
- Twitter thread scheduler
- Write Tweets using AI
- Share account with other teammates
- Upload Videos, gif
- Tweet Rewriter
- Publish the same content on LinkedIn.
- Twitter Analytics
- Manage client accounts
2. Default Mac Apps
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
3. Ecamm Live (#1 Live streaming app for Mac)
If you are a YouTuber, Podcaster or someone who do things around videos, take a trial of Ecamm Live, and you will never be disappointed.
This Mac app is a video recording and broadcasting app for Mac that is used by pros.
Once you have downloaded and installed Ecamm live, you can connect it with your favourite social media network, and start broadcasting live.
- Twitter Live
- YouTube Live
- Instagram live
- Amazon live
- LinkedIn Live
- Facebook Live
It also works with 3rd party apps such as Onestream live and Restream.
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
5. Uforio (Reddit Client for Mac)
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
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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