Twitterrific 5.6 launches with live streaming, list management, images in DM and more

By , Jan 22, 2014

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Twitterrific by The Iconfactory is one of the finest Twitter clients available for iOS and OS X. I’ve been using both Tweetbot and Twitterrific on a daily basis and couldn’t be happier with these fine pieces of software. Today a new Twitterrific build has surfaced on the App Store, bringing a few nice new features and a bunch of tweaks and fixes.

Twitterrific 5.6 for the iPhone and iPad, now available as a $0.99 universal download, can now render image attachments in direct messages, a feature that first appeared in Twitter’s own iOS client in early-December (Tweetbot gained images in DMs late-December).

What else is new in Twitterrific 5.6? Read on for the full reveal..

Now your timeline will stay pinned to the top when streaming. If you want to keep your position, scroll the top tweet out of view. Live streaming is available over Wi-Fi only due to Twitter-imposed restrictions. The feature needs to be enabled in the app’s settings.

A jailbreak tweak called 3G Unrestrictor should take care of timeline streaming over cellular, by the way. For those wondering, they’re using background app refresh in iOS 7 to periodically refresh your timeline, meaning it doesn’t stream in the background.

As for list management, the new version lets you add or remove lists or users from lists, edit list details and privacy settings and create new lists. Previously, you had to manage your lists in Twitter’s web interface so this will be a major improvement for folks who manage their Twitter lists on the go.

You should be really using lists to tame your Twitter feed and MacWorld has a few useful tips on using lists to better organize your Twitter timelines and reduce information overload.

Finally, the app now makes it easy to copy whole discussions from the Share menu. In addition to these new features, iTunes release notes cite the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • links to Twitter custom timelines now open in the in-app browser
  • performance enhancements throughout the application
  • changes to eliminate slow-downs over time
  • refresh animation no longer stays visible after new tweets are finished loading
  • popover views in the in-app browser on iPad are no longer able to stack
  • mlkshk links no longer show up as broken images in the in-app photo viewer
  • performing VoiceOver actions on tweets no longer causes the timeline to jump to the top

Grab Twitterrific for iPhone and iPad for $0.99 in the App Store.

iOS 7.0 or later is required.

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  • abdullah575

    this app will not be Free , iam sure!!

    • iBanks

      Clearly stated in the report…

      • elrocc

        Haha

  • Mohammed Sahib

    99 cents? More like $2.99.

  • Sean Clark

    I wish they didn’t put a giant “List Options” button right at the top of each list feed. It just takes up space in the feed.

    Still, it’s good to see that they’re still trying to improve an already fantastic app.

  • iViperzLTD

    So, Tweetbot or Twitterrific? :P

    • Eric Rosario

      I’m tinkering with Twitterrific today and my initial impression is it’s damn good. Which one? I’d say it’s a tough call with my limited use of Twitterrific but I’d say Tweetbot but that choice is really by a narrow margin based on the features I’m tinkering with.

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Twitterrific is a universal app and priced at $1, so it has more value for sure.

  • Eric Rosario

    At 99 cents I’m going to get my “token” and use this as a backup app in the event my beloved Tweetbot goes MIA as has happened to many twitter clients in recent years (e.g. Carbon for Android, Falcon Pro).

    • Miguel Acevedo

      jejejejeje what a joke, Carbon and Falcon are twitter clients for android, this comments made my day…

      • Eric Rosario

        LOL! I’m glad I can make you laugh but the way Twitter has been in the past year I’m snatching up my “token” now. It would suck to find iOS apps dying because of that token limit too. I’ll take the cautious route in case of a Zombie Apocalypse!