Iconofactory has been teasing a completely redesigned Twitterific app since last weekend and now the software is being rolled out to international App Stores, starting with New Zealand and Australia. ”Rethought and rebuilt from the ground up”, Twitterific 5 represents a complete redesign of the app you know and, hopefully, have come to love. Its refreshed look is news in and of itself given Iconofactory’s artistic expertise and knowing Twitterific won an Apple Design Award.

Twitterific 5 brings with it a brand spanking new iPad interface and includes offline support, multiple account support, customizable themes, threaded DM view and timeline syncing using iCloud or Tweet Marker. More than a dozen other enhancements have made it into this update. I’m sure this release will put Iconofactory’s baby back into the game. Jump after the break for additional info and screenies…

I’ll update the article with the US App Store link as soon as it goes live.

Check out nice profile thumbnails.

Can we have this standard in all Twitter clients going forward?

Here, your iTunes release notes.

• Universal app for iPhone and iPad
• All-new, fresh user interface
• Optimized for smooth, fast performance
• Unified, color-coded timeline for easy reference
• Customizable theme control
– Dark/Light themes
– Choice of font & font sizes
– Avatar size
– Line spacing
– Brightness control
• In-app tweet type notifications (Mentions & DM’s)
• VoiceOver support
• Easy account switching
• Pull to refresh
• Powerful gestures for quick control
• Supports Twitter picture service
• Attach and view location on tweets
• Native RT & RT with Comment
• People search
• Discussion view
• Threaded DM view
• Pinnable sidebar (iPad version)
• Automatic switch to Dark theme at night
• Timeline syncing using iCloud or Tweet Marker
• Read-it-later using Instapaper & Pocket
• Translates tweets into your own language
• Advanced gap detection
• Offline support for posting, favoriting & following

Check out the iPad interface.

Twitterific used to be my go-to Twitter client until TweetBot came along.

You probably thought Iconofactory gave up on Twitterific after they stopped updating it back in 2011.

Twitterific 5 looks gorgeous and the feature set is pretty appealing. Coupled with Iconofactory’s famous app design, there should be plenty of enhancements to attract attention of the mainstream consumer while keeping critics at bay.

I’m sure gonna give Twitterific 5 another try.

Have you ever used Twitterific and what did you think of it?

  • Not a huge fan myself. I prefer tweetbot.

  • I’ll stick with tweetbot

  • ghulamsameer

    Am I the only one who prefers the default Twitter app over Tweetbot?

    • How could you prefer the default twitter instead of Tweetbot?? Lol Idk, i prefer Tweetbot because of how it looks.

      • ghulamsameer

        The Twitter app is minimalistic and gets the job done. I like Tweetbot, and I would say its the best 3rd party Twitter client, but I really just prefer the Twitter app.

      • wadjj

        I do find the twitter for ipad approach of open conversation thread better, slide versus tap makes sense only on tiny screen I think. I never use the official one on iphone, but occasionally if something leads me to the official client on ipad, I’d stay a little while.

  • Zorvage

    How can someone like this GUI? Where the developers stoned? I’ll stick with Tweetbot.

    • Even Echofon looks much better… somehow this reminds me a WP7 app… with a Android touch…

    • sa

      It looks great in my opinion. It’s actually bringing the focus into the tweets, something that TweetBot doesn’t do with all its fancy, bouncy metallic UI elements. The developers are thinking outside the box here, much better than the million or so twitter clients on the AppStore with the same boring, dated matte blue and black navigation bars.

  • I prefer Tweetbot on IOS but will give this another look assuming the ad-supported version also gets updated? What I’d really like to know is if the Mac version is being updated eventually as well? I haven’t yet pulled the trigger on Mac Tweetbot but might if I knew Mac Twitterific was dead. That’s what I’m currently using.

  • Tweetbot forever.

  • Jason

    This is hideous, Tweetbot it is.

  • twitter jis the most over rated BS on earth

  • Though it looks all nice and stuff, Tweetbot is the one you want to go with :/ + It’s compatible with iPhone/iPad/Mac , splendid job by the developers

  • Tweetbot looks better

  • From the pictures it doesn’t look that good, I’ll still download and give it a try though.

  • I think the developers of twitter app and twitterific should make friends.

  • rosssimpson

    Personally i like it and I can see myself using this as my go-to twitter app on my iPhone. It’s very graphical, including fun animations and sounds, and well it’s what I expect from the Iconfactory! It changes theme depending on the time of day, it’s very customisable (unlike tweetbot’s UI as much as I like it) and it’s simple and yeah, they’re right, it’s crazy how much hard work has gone into this app and to theme it just to make it look appealing and simple! I’d say £1.99 well spent, and I’d still buy twitterrific even if the price wasn’t on offer!

  • wadjj

    This is actually pretty good, but given the direction twitter is going I’m not gonna spend any money on another twitter client, when tweetbot becomes obsolete, likely so has twitter.