I’ve been playing around with the Twist Mac and iOS apps, and they both seem exceptional. Incredibly quick, the UI makes a lot of sense, looks great and is fast to use. Twist launches in under a second on my Mac, and has all the previous messages already displayed and waiting.
This thing is glorious.
It's Alex Muench's thing so I wouldn't expect anything less. I'm so interested to hear if any big teams are using it and how it compares to Slack.
Twist is great. Have been using it with a small team to coordinate events and it's been super nice as a communication tool. It's not overwhelming like Slack, and my colleagues got used to it in no time.
I should also add that it's made by the same people behind Todoist, the To-do and productivity app, so you'll find functional integration with it if you're already using Todoist.
Interesting take. I’m not really sure how this compares to e-mail though. To me it feels like an e-mail thread, but with a closed protocol.
I am really curious how they developed the MacOS app. Like Marc said, it’s super fast. It doesn’t seem to be React Native, however the components feel very web-ish. [and I’m definitely not a fan of that custom blue title bar :-)]
Looking inside the Mac app bundle, it just seems to be a nice native app, written using Swift, and some usual suspects for iOS and Mac native apps: AFNetworking, PromiseKit, Sparkle etc. Nothing magical, just some sensible tech stack decisions and a talented team.