☰ Creating a global New Tweet keyboard shortcut for Tweetbot (Mac)

Max Friedrich:

I gave Tweetbot for Mac another try. I still don’t love it, but it’s certainly moving in the right direction. One of the features I’m missing most though is a global New Tweet shortcut. My solution/workaround is not perfect but it made Tweetbot much nicer for me, so I decided to share it on my blog.

A few days ago I wrote this tweet, today Max delivers the solution. Goodbye Twitter for Mac. Thanks Max!


  1. AppleScript to show / hide Tweetbot via Shortcut (without creating a new Tweet):

    set appName to “Tweetbot”
    set startIt to false
    tell application “System Events”
    if not (exists process appName) then
    set startIt to true
    else if frontmost of process appName then
    set visible of process appName to false
    set frontmost of process appName to true
    end if
    end tell
    if startIt then
    tell application appName to activate
    end if