Twitterrific 5 gains large image previews, another new font, Today view improvements and more

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2014

Twitterrific by Iconfactory, a great looking Twitter client for the Mac and iOS, got refreshed Tuesday with a plethora of improvements, enhancements and several new features. Bumped to version 5.8.2, the freemium app now lets you enable large image previews in your timeline.

You can adjust your settings between small and large image previews in the Theme panel. Tip: consider turn this option off when on cellular in order to optimize bandwidth use. The team has added another new font, Zosimo, to appease those that didn’t like the built-in Helvetica, Avenir, Proxima Nova, Signika, Museo Slab and Calluna fonts.

Twitterrific is free in the App Store, with In-App Purchases for unlocking additional features. Read More


Twitterrific adds enhanced search, iOS 8 Share sheet support and more

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 21, 2014

Twitterrific 5 by Iconfactory, a freemium Twitter client which last month added 1Password integration and other enhancements, on Tuesday saw another refresh expanding on its compelling feature set.

Twitterrific 5.8 is now available in the App Store and includes support for native sharing via multi-purpose iOS 8 Share Sheets, to just about any service that has advertised its Share Extension to the system. Jump past the fold to learn about other improvements. Read More


Twitterrific gains 1Password integration via in-app browser and more

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 24, 2014

Twitterrific by Iconfactory, a third-party Twitter client for the iPhone and iPad, has received an update Tuesday evening enabling extension support for AgileBits’ 1Password via Twitterrific’s in-app browser, in addition to taking advantage of the bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens.

This version also includes more than a dozen bug fixes, improvements and enhancements. The 8.6-megabyte download is available free of charge in the App Store, with advanced features locked behind several In-App Purchases. Read More


Twitterrific for iOS now lets you edit tweets after they’ve been published

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 17, 2014

What if you could edit a tweet that’s already been tweeted out? A new Twitterrific for iOS update by Iconfactory lets you do just that! Now available free in the App Store, Twitterrific for the iPhone and iPad now lets you edit previously published tweet in your timeline.

This is a rather interesting development as even Twitter’s own iOS app won’t let you edit a tweet after it’s been posted. So, how did Iconfactory accomplish this? Read on for the full reveal… Read More


Twitterrific 5 for iOS enhanced with several usability improvements, bug fixes

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 10, 2014

If you’ve been reluctant to purchase Iconfactory’s excellent Twitter client for iOS, Twitterrific, there’s no longer any reason not to give it a whirl as the team last month took the freemium route by making the app free with ads.

Of course, in-app purchases are available to unlock specific advanced features such as push notifications, ad removal and tweet translation. Now available free in the App Store, the freshly updated Twitterrific version 5.7.1 brings out several improvements and bug fixes, detailed after the jump… Read More


Twitterrific 5 takes the freemium route, demands in-app purchases for advanced features

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 25, 2014

Iconfactory has just issued a new version of Twitterrific in the App Store. Previously a $2.99 download, the new Twitterrific version 5.7 has changed the business model from paid to free. Sort of.

The iPhone and iPad application, now supported by revenue from Deck Network ads displayed at the top of the timeline, is available free of charge for new customers, but some of the more advanced features like push notifications, Today view, ad removal and tweet translation are hidden behind a one-time in-app purchase.

That’s an interesting change for Iconfactory, but what about Twitter-imposed token limits? Developer Sean Heber ensures customers that Iconfactory has grandfathered a whole lot of tokens so going free should not be a concern. Besides, they can always switch from the freemium model back to the paid one… Read More


Twitterrific gets a Flappy Bird inspired Easter egg: this is how to play it

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 21, 2014

The Flappy Bird drama has slowly begun to dwindle down, but there are still artifacts left over from the game’s immense popularity. For example, The IconFactory—creators of the highly regarded Twitter client Twitterrific 5—have planted a Flappy Bird inspired Easter egg inside its iPhone Twitter client called Ollie Soars.

Inside, we’ll show you how to access Ollie Soars by means of an easy to use gesture. The app even lends the ability to tweet your high score after you die. And die you will; I’ve found Ollie Soars to be significantly more difficult than Flappy Bird ever was. Check inside for the video. Read More


Twitterrific update adds streaming searches, conversation views and more

By Cody Lee on Feb 17, 2014

Twitterrific users will be happy to hear that the iOS Twitter client has been updated this morning, bringing the app to version 5.6.1. The update brings about a handful of new features, as well as several improvements and bug fixes.

On the new feature front, The Iconfactory has added both streaming searches and conversation views (over wi-fi), as well as the ability to customize navigation tabs by tapping and holding. Keep reading for the full release notes… Read More


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

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 22, 2014

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.. Read More


Twitterrific 5 refreshed with new profile layout and other tweaks

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2013

Following up on its mid-October update which brought you the ability to edit your Twitter profile in-app, developer Iconfactory today posted another Twitterrific update bringing a fresh new profile layout and a few other tweaks.

Twitterrific 5.5.3 includes some noticeable performance improvements: it feels really snappy and more responsive than it’s ever been – and it wasn’t like Twitterrific were a slouch to begin with.

There is also a brand new pull-to-refresh animation and you can now view profile banners by tapping on them. The full breakdown is right below the fold… Read More


Twitterrific update finally allows you to edit your profile in-app

By Cody Lee on Oct 14, 2013

Heads up Twitterrific users, the Iconfactory team has posted an update for the popular Twitter client today, bringing the app to version 5.5.2. The update brings about improvements, bug fixes, and one long-awaited feature: profile editing.

That’s right, with Twitterrific 5.5.2 you can now upload your banner and avatar image as well as edit your profile. That means you can set your account name, location and website information without ever having to leave the application… Read More


Twitterrific gains Today view, better photo viewing, sleeker UI and notable bug fixes

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 23, 2013

Twitterrific on iOS with its flattened interface and light typeface may have paved the way for the iOS 7 redesign. But Twitterrific is much more than a prettified Twitter client. I typically use Tweetbot for my daily tweeting needs on mobile and desktop, but Twitterrific has always been my second choice.

In an update today, Twitterrific has gained a sidebar item called Today, basically an overview of your most recent favorites, retweets and new followers… Read More


Twitterrific updated with notification badges, Favstar support and more

By Cody Lee on Apr 22, 2013

Following last month’s monstrous 5.2 release that brought about push notifications and other changes, Iconfactory has released another major update for its popular Twitter client, Twitterrific. Today’s update brings the app to version 5.2.1, and again adds several new features.

Perhaps the most significant part of the update is the addition of notification badges, which tells you your number of unread notifications for the app at a glance. It also brings support for Favstar and Twitter’s trending topics, and a number of other bug fixes and improvements… Read More


Twitterrific iOS app finally gains push alerts, but…

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 27, 2013

…but you probably won’t be able to take advantage of them because native Push Notifications are still in beta so developer Iconofactory had to limit the much-needed feature to the first thousand users, as determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

The system is very similar to the reservation tickets in the Mailbox app. Luckily, I was able to reserve my spot on time so my copy of Twitterrific version 5.2 has native push alerts turned on.

Tucked away under the app’s settings, push alerts can be turned on and off individually for direct messages, replies, mentions, favorites, retweets and follows.

Another handy treat: each of these can be color-coded so you get a better idea of a particular notification’s importance after it appears on your screen, especially handy when these alerts start cropping up on your Lock screen… Read More


Twitterrific updated with mute filters and several other improvements

By Cody Lee on Feb 21, 2013

In December of last year, Iconfactory introduced an all-new version of its popular iOS Twitter client, Twitterrific 5.0. The app was completely rebuilt from the ground up with a fresh user interface and a laundry list of features.

Today, that list of features gets even longer with Twitterrific 5.1. The update posted late last night, and it includes several new features and improvements such as mute filters, and more. We’ve got the full change log after the fold… Read More


Iconfactory posts teaser for upcoming Twitterrific 5 release

By Cody Lee on Nov 29, 2012

Good news Twitterrific fans, Iconfactory has just published a teaser page for the upcoming 5.0 release of its popular Twitter client. The app, which has collected a number of accolades over the years (including an Apple Design Award), has not seen a major update since early 2011. So needless to say, expectations are high… Read More


Another Patent Troll Pops Up, Seeks License Deals from Apple and Others

By Cody Lee on Jul 17, 2011

While the Lodsys saga with Apple and its developers drudges on, another company has decided to join in the patent troll party. This time, it’s an Indian-based company by the name of Kootol, and this time, they’re not just going after the little guys.

FOSSPatents is reporting that Kootol has distributed a press release announcing that it has sent “notices” to a long list of companies (large and small) regarding their use of Kootol’s Intellectual Property. The IP in question involves social “feeds” like you’d find in Twitter or Facebook… Read More