One of the cool new features in OS X Lion is the ability to tweet from any Native OS X program. Here’s how to set it up.
First launch the Mac App Store from the Dock – included in OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6 and up.
Type: twitter in the search box, hit Enter and install the official OS X Twitter app.
After installing it, click the Launchpad icon from the Dock.
Now click the Twitter icon and start the app.
Sign in with your username and password.
Then you’ll see your Twitter timeline and can start tweeting from your desktop. It’s a groovy app for OS X – try it out.
After you have the Twitter app installed and are signed into your account, restart your Mac.
When it gets back, try out the new Tweet option. I started testing it by opening TextEdit. Type in some text, highlight it, right-click and select Tweet from the context menu.
The Twitter app comes up with the text you highlighted entered in. Click Tweet.
This feature works with any native OS X app. It comes in handy when surfing in Safari and tweeting an interesting URL.
Here’s another groovy thing to point out. You don’t need to have the Twitter app running to use it. Close out of the Twitter app.
Highlight some text, right-click it, and select Tweet from the context menu. Here I am using Tweet in Stickies.
The Twitter App opens up with your highlighted text already populated like before.
Then your Twitter Timeline comes up and you’ll see the message has been posted.
If you want to tweet something cool you’re writing, or a URL from Safari – this feature makes it easy.