However, we haven’t seen any native Twitter apps support Lists. Today Realmac Software released Socialite Beta 3 for Mac OS X, including, among other enhancements — basic list support. Realmac acquired Socialite (then named EventBox) back in October and expects to release the first version of the program by the end of the month.
Socialite is a multi-purpose social media client, and like Seesmic Desktop, TweetDeck and Brizzly, it lets you track and update your Facebook and Twitter accounts. But Socialite goes a little further — adding support for Google Reader, Flickr, Digg and even RSS feeds.
The nice thing about Socialite is that it is a native Mac OS X app, which means it runs faster and has better performance and stability than some of the other multi-service clients. In Socialite 1.0, Beta 3, Realmac has fixed some bugs, changed how some of the authorization system works and added some new features.
The biggest new feature is support for reading Twitter Lists. Right now you only have the ability to watch lists that you’ve created because the Twitter API doesn’t let developers access all subscribed lists. If that changes in the future, Realmac will update List support accordingly. For version 1.0, Socialite won’t have the ability to add or edit your own lists, but that’s something the team is working on for future releases. Finally, although not in Beta 3, Retweet support (as Twitter officially supports it) is due in the final release of Socialite 1.0.
You can try out Socialite for free right now if you have Mac OS X 10.5 or Mac OS X 10.6. The program has come along way in just the last six or seven weeks and we look forward to seeing what else the app brings.
What do you think about the state of list and retweet support in different Twitter clients? Let us know!