Night Owl (AKA YoruFukurou)
Description of App
YoruFukurou (NightOwl) is a powerful native Twitter client for Mac OS X, designed for Twitter addicts.
User Interface Designer: @hydroxygenic
- Manage multiple Twitter accounts
- Create tabs from rules (user IDs, keywords and regular expressions)
- Create Twitter search tabs
- Create tabs from Lists
- Block unwanted Tweets (user IDs, keywords, regular expressions and application name)
- Powerful keyboard shortcuts
- Real-time streaming support
- Conversation view
- Single user view
- Change font size
- Unread management (hit space key to read through unread Tweets)
- Powerful notification support (sound and growl)
- Two different appearance modes (normal view and mini view)
- Image preview
- "Paste to YoruFukurou" bookmarklet for web browsers
- Autocompletion (user IDs and hashtags)
- Now browsing & now playing
- Upload images
- Customizable image service
- Instant filter
- URL shortening and expansion
- Customizable URL shortener
- Show one-sided follow badge
- Color customization
- API Error console
Free or Paid
Version Of macOS App Was Tested On
Note: as of January 2015, the version of this app in the App Store will come with a name change. The app is now called Night Owl, not YoruFukurou, but it is the same app. Some users report that updating straight from the Night Owl website does not cause this change to happen.
This app works well and is fully accessible. There are some tricks to know (such as needing to interact with the Drawer to follow people) but it is certainly usable.
The current version has a longstanding bug where VoiceOver reads only shortened links, even if full links are shown on the screen. While this is no deal-breaker, it is a possible security risk.
Another bug is that, though timelines may scroll visually to where a synced reading position (such as Tweetmarker) is, VoiceOver will not. As far as I've found, there is no way to jump to a synced position in this app.
I'd highly! highly! highly! recommend this app! It is the best, possibly the only, accessible Twitter client for OS X, and it works very well. Some tasks could be easier or quicker to perform, but you can do just about everything if you know how. Some users report that it fails to load more than 20 tweets of any lists, making it less than ideal for list reading, so bear that in mind.
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Is it possible to click a link in a tweet? If so, how is it done?
I keep trying different ways but nothing works.
Thanks for any help.
Simply hit l and the browser will open wiht all links. If you want it to happen in the backround check the appropiate box in settings. Not sure where it is at the moment. I think under advanced.
Hello all. This may help with the tweet focusing issues. Like sending dm's and mentions to the wrong people. What I do is not interact with the tabs. I just use cmd and either left or right arrows to go between tabs. When I am in the one I want I use the letter j to go up and k to go down in the list of tweets or dm's in that tab. i can then either hit enter to reply or d to dm someone and that works perfectly. Hope this helps. I will also put a list of commands I got a while back here.
Spacebar - Select the oldest unread tweet in the selected tab
Enter - Reply to selected tweet
Shift + Enter - Reply to all users related to selected tweet
D - Send direct message
F - Toggle favorite status
H - Show selected user's timeline
L - Open all links in the tweet
R - Open addressed tweet in browser
T - Open tweet in browser
A - Show timeline of @user in the tweet
W - Open website of the selected user
0 - Select the latest tweet in the tab
- Preview image
G - Search for hashtags
J - Move down
K - Move up
Reply to selected tweet without focusing on the post input field (for sending reply to multiple users)
? - Reset the post input field
Command + ? - Move to next tab
Command + ? - Move to previous tab
Option + ? - Select the selected tweet in next tab
Option + ? - Select the selected tweet in previous tab
Much is being made of the new Twitter feature that allows Tweeps to record and publish short videos right from Twitter.
Does anyone know if it is possible to play these clips from within Night Owl?
Appreciate any insights.
I did not even know you could do this. I never heard wind of this from the twitter support accounts I follow. I'm still using yorufukurou from last year so I cannot take advantage. I guess I'll wait until it updates itself in the app store.
As the subject states, the app was updated yesterday.
Hmm. I suffered a huge data deletion, my fault, Looks like I'll check the app store and have a play when I'm ready to dl stuff again.
Update. According to the fix you don't embed videos, it will show the instagram videos but I don't think you can make them. This is instagram not twitter that has the vids.
How do you delete a tweet in Night Owl? I can't figure that out.
Simply press command backspace on the tweet you want to delete.
Hello all. I clicked on the link for the podcast and intro about this Twitter client, but they don't seem to be there anymore. This app sounds pretty cool. I've been using Easy Chirp for Twitter on the Mac and it works great, but I think I'm going to give this app a try.
I tried installing Night Owl last night but for whatever reason, that didn't happen. But I was successful just now, and I configured it to work with the Twitter account for my volunteer job. I like it so far. The interface is very clean and straightforward. When I have more time I will try out other stuff with it, including configuring my personal Twitter account.
The only thing I don't like about it is you cannot manually sort your accounts or tabs. Once they are created they are sorted in the order created which drives me nuts as I like things a certain way. I've emailed the dev feedback regarding this with no status on weather this can be looked in to or not.
Well, I just tweeted the team to ask about status of the long dms and embedded RTS that are in all the clients. They have no email address anymore. In fact the last tweet from their account was 2 years ago. If you want to tweet them as well here is their site.
It's hosted by google and it looks horrible, but it works.
Hi I just went at Mac store and saw the update
Released September 30th 20015
Support for Mac XX el Capitan
update support for unlimited direct messages
fixes bugs ETC
Can someone confirm if it's update accessible?
It's still accessible but I don't like the fact that it still does not support quoted tweets. Once again they are a year and a half behind.
It does not support quotes nor polls, but as far as I know this is the only mac twitter client that is accessible with VoiceOver. Am I right?
Does anyone know where I can get a guide or list of keyboard shortcuts for this app? Thank you.