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‘Refined Twitter’ Chrome Extension

This nifty Twitter Chrome Extensions helps improve the experience of using the bite-sized social network in the Chrome browser.

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Refined Twitter in action

I am a big Twitter user, and I make ample use of the social network’s official Windows, Mac and Android apps.

But when I’m on my Chromebook I’ve little choice but to use the main Twitter website.

The main Twitter websites runs perfectly fine on Chrome of course, but I miss the “app-y” feel of its official apps. They let me use Twitter purposefully (i.e., for a short time, focused on it) rather than aimlessly (leaving it open in a tab, in the background).

Which is where Refined Twitter, a free Chrome extension, comes in.

Refined Twitter Chrome Extension

Refined Twitter works to – shock – ‘refine’ the Twitter experience and make it more app like. it does this in two key ways:

  1. It forces Twitter to always load the mobile site
  2. It tweaks the interface and behavior of the mobile site

All Twitter links you click elsewhere online will open in the Twitter mobile site.

Refined Twitter applies some minor styling tweaks to reduce padding, improve spacing of the notifications, adding some prettier icons, and so on. It also features an optional dark mode which you can toggle on/off at any time pressing the ‘d’ key.

The nifty Twitter add-on gets niftier still if you’re a heavy keyboard shortcut user. When installed it adds an extensive set of keyboard shortcuts to Twitter. A quick primer on some of the more important shortcuts follows:

  • New Tweet – n
  • Toggle dark mode – d
  • Go to timeline – g h
  • Next tweet – j
  • Go to Notifications – g n
  • Go to profile – g p
  • Open Search – /
  • Previous tweet – k

Get Refined Twitter for Chrome

The extension is free to install and works wherever Chrome does.

Permissions are mercifully non-encompassing, only asking to modify data on twitter and related websites. So many extensions of this type plump to access data on ALL websites you visit, so big props to the developer of this for not being lazy!

‘Refined Twitter’ on the Chrome Web Store

 

  • Dan Goodes

    I use TweetDeck – it’s by Twitter (after being purchased years ago), so it’s “official”, but offers tonnes of features that the “official” Twitter app/site doesn’t, or doesn’t do well. An arbitrary number of columns (timelines, lists, activity, etc). Very easy and powerful list management. Media support. Multiple account support.

    It’s well worth taking a look at.

    • Tweetdeck comes up blank for me a lot in Chrome on my Kubuntu desktop

    • vacuumation

      TweetDeck is good if you have one account, to check DMs and Notifications and the exclusive ‘Activity’ stream. But if you have multiple accounts and several Lists that you follow in real-time, like during a live event, I always use HOOTSUITE – which is a stand alone app for Chromebook. Hootsuite’s ‘Hootlet’ extension is also good for sharing; better than Buffer, I’ve found.

  • This seems more like a downgrade imo. I expected something more judging by the title — like other features

  • Crysta

    I’ve little choice but to use the main Twitter website.

    You could use tweetdeck.

  • once Android apps arrive for real, I’ll probably just use the actual app!

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    I’m stiil wating for a extension or site that suports tweet marker….

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