TweeseCake

Last modified
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Description of App

TweeseCake is a light-weight, multi-purpose, robust software suite. It can either be controlled entirely without a window, or from a handy easy to use UI! Some highlights include:

Supports Twitter and Telegram.
Allows you to navigate your file system without ever bringing up a window, or in a very fast, no fuss window.
Customizable global keyboard shortcuts.
Very light on system resources.
Customizable soundpacks.
And a lot more!

The TweeseCake interface is quite simple, containing only 3 list boxes. One to select a session, one to select a buffer, and one with the buffer's contents.

No need for 5 different windows to keep up with social media, listen to music, or message people. It's all n one!

Version

0.8.2

Free or Paid

Free

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

12.1

Accessibility Comments

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver. It is worth noting that you'll need the allow VoiceOver to be controlled by AppleScript checkbox checked, because of the way the list controls work.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

I love this app. I use it daily, and it's majorly cut down on the number of windows I have open on my command tab list, and I highly recommend it.
It's probably worth noting that while it's currently free, you might have to pay in the future. This is the reason you need to create a TweeseCake account before you can use the app.

Developer's Twitter Username
@TWCakeApp

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Josh S 4 months 3 weeks ago

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Comments

Submitted by Soren on Thursday, December 23, 2021

Hello.
I have several questions about this app.
1. Why does this app need apple script control? Voice over is able to read list boxes with out problems as far as I know.
2. Can we look at the scripts that this app uses somewhere?
3. The website of this app does not have any contact information on it besides the twitter user name. Why is that?

Submitted by Quin on Monday, December 27, 2021

In reply to by Soren

1. VoiceOver reads most list boxes, but not virtual list boxes, which is what the third buffer is. I think this was done to avoid lag, at least when on Windows.
2. What do you mean? If you mean what applescripts does it run, it's just using accessible_output2.
3. Read the readme for contact info. It has twitter, mastodon, and telegram.

Submitted by Kushal Solanki on Saturday, January 1, 2022

Hi.
I tried downloading this app on my mac and when I tried to open the file to install the app it said that can't download this app because the developer is not Verified.
Do I need to create a account or what?

Hi Kushal,
In such situations the solution is usually to open the file from the option in the context menu - I.e. press Control + Option + Shift + M, and select Open from the menu.
It’s the whole Gatekeeper thing.
🤞
Dave

Submitted by Quinton Williams on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Hello> I recently downloaded this app but am having a difficult time figuring out how to use it. There doesn't seem to be a list of commands or a preferences menu. ANy assistance would be appreciated.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

actually there is a prefs menu, simply tab to the first table, arrow down or up to settings, tab into the second table and narrow your choices. The third table will be the stuff to change. As for hotkeys, option m will help you, a lot.

Submitted by Quinton Williams on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

I just tried this and it totally works! The settings area is still not really visible and aren't you supposed to also be able to interact with this without having to enter the app itself?

Submitted by Kevin Shaw on Saturday, March 12, 2022

When someone uploads a video to a Telegram group, how do you play it? Pressing return, VoiceOver says "downloading". Pressing space or return again, VoiceOver says "Opening" but nothing happens.

Submitted by Jenna Pepper on Sunday, April 3, 2022

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So I downloaded this onto an M1 Mac running Mac OS 12.2 and when I tried opening it, it said "error: unable to initialize speech service." Ironically, it said this using text-to-speech. I left it there a while. I tried it again today, now on Mac OS 12.3.1. I've not run any updates at all. I got the same error, started typing up a support email, ran the app again to get the exact error message, and then it miraculously opened as if nothing were ever wrong in the first place. Anybody run into this? I've got apple scripts enabled.

Submitted by mendi on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I have tweesecake running, and I have verified that the allow apple script is checked. However, I hear the tables being spoken, but arrow keys do nothing for me. I realize you cannot navigate this with typical table commands and seem to recall it working strangely like windows in the past, IE using tab and arrow keys to navigate the client itself. Any ideas? I am running the latest Mac OS. No idea if I'm running the latest tweesecake, and for that matter since I can't navigate any of it, I can't tell you how to get to the place to update if there is an update available.