Tweet from anywhere in Mac OS X with Twitter for Mac

Jan 14, 2011 - 7 Comments

tweet from finder mac

The Twitter for Mac client has a great feature that lets you send tweets from just about anywhere in Mac OS X, including the Finder. I’ve tested this out in the Mac OS X Finder, iTunes, Chrome, Safari, iChat, TextEdit, Terminal, and can confirm that this works all over the place.

To access the ‘Tweet’ from anywhere function:

  • Highlight some text in Mac OS X
  • Right-click on the highlighted text
  • Select “Tweet” from the pop-up menu

This will automatically send the highlighted text to the Twitter app in Mac OS X.

tweet from mac os x

I saw the headline on MacStories and low and behold, it works as advertised.

Twitter for Mac is a free download on the App Store (direct link), it’s arguably the best Twitter client for Mac and well worth installing.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Zig says:

    In iTunes its on the “Services” Menu and it will Tweet the selected song. So Cool :)

  2. frin says:

    Thank you for reporting this. I find it annoying that apps do things like that behind my back without asking me first.

    Who knows what more garbage the app has put into my system.

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  4. Derekaw says:

    This is cool, I will be tweeting about this now.

  5. Joaquim says:

    Correction: “lo and behold”

  6. Jim says:

    It should be noted that in some apps you will find the “Tweet” menu item under the “Services” sub-menu (Google Chrome is one)

  7. Canuck says:

    I found this a few days ago, unfortunately it does not create links from the web or app store. That combined with most things you’d want to copy/paste being over 140 characters limits its usability, but it’s a good start.

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