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As controversies surrounding Twitter continue to escalate, people are seeking alternatives to the mainstream social media platform. One of the most popular options is Mastodon, a decentralized and open-source social network that has been gaining traction in recent times. And now, iOS and macOS users have a new option to access Mastodon from their devices with Mammoth, a new, free client for Mastodon.
Created by Shihab Mehboob, the developer behind Aviary, a third-party client for Twitter, Mammoth has been designed to provide a more intuitive experience for Mastodon users. The app features a multi-column interface for iPad and Mac that allows users to view their timeline, mentions, likes, private messages, bookmarks, and profile all on the same screen with just a scroll. The columns are customizable, so users can have quick access to all the information they need.
In addition to the multi-column interface, Mammoth offers a range of features that make using Mastodon on iOS and macOS more enjoyable. For instance, the login screen displays popular Mastodon servers, helping users choose one when creating a new account. The app is also fully customizable, from its icon to the theme color to how posts are displayed on the timeline.
Other features of Mammoth include the ability to quickly undo posts after publishing them, support for GIFs, polls, picture-in-picture, and drag-and-drop, as well as Siri Shortcuts, Face ID or Touch ID locking, keyboard shortcuts, and Share Extensions.
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Users can also expect all the basic Mastodon features while using Mammoth, such as viewing the entire timeline in chronological order, checking notifications, viewing profiles from other users, creating new posts with media, and customizing their own profile.
Mammoth is available for free on the App Store and runs on both iPhone and iPad, as well as Apple Silicon Macs. Users who have used Aviary in the past will find Mammoth to be quite familiar, and the app’s customizable interface and range of features make it an excellent option for anyone looking for an alternative to Twitter.