My experiment of following Twitter users over RSS didn’t quite work out as well as I’d hoped. Tweets just aren’t displayed well in that format — or at least that’s the case with the combination of RSS-Bridge, Tiny Tiny RSS, and Unread.
But I don’t want to spend my time aimlessly scrolling through Twitter anymore — checking it a dozen or more times each day. So I’m giving Mailbrew a try.
I have a Brew setup that combines the 200 most recent tweets from a private list of my most important follows alongside links to a handful of services that I’d like to keep an eye on that don’t offer open web options for consumption.
I’m very optimistic so far. I check Twitter exactly once each day now — aside from interactions with notifications. No more aimless scrolling through or dozens of daily launches. I might just be in the honeymoon period, but I feel like Mailbrew is the best Twitter client available.
The service’s pricing is a bit steep, though — $96 each year. I’m not positive it’s really worth the cost. Unless I find some additional uses for it or my existing usage feels so profoundly important when compared to the alternatives, I might drop it. But the jury’s still out on that.
In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy every bit of the two-week free trial.