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Twitterrific

A simply beautiful way to tweet.

The Twitter app for people who actually use Twitter.

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What's everyone saying?

“Twitterrific 5 brings elegance to the foreground.”

Macworld

“Without any hyperbole, I consider T5 to be the best-looking version of Twitterrific to date and one of the most attractive iPhone apps I’ve seen in a long time.”

Shawn Blanc

“Beautiful, elegant, and simply a joy to use throughout the day. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

AppStorm

“Twitterrific is the Star Trek of iOS. Not only is it the original ... it has proven its ability to re-invent and re-invigorate itself ... from one generation to the next.”

iMore

“The best looking Twitter app I've seen.”

Business Insider

“Twitterrific 5 is still a Twitter app built with the same passion The Iconfactory builds into all of their apps.”

MacStories

“Make no mistake: this app is very good.”

9to5Mac

“Iconfactory has jumped ahead of the state of the art for aesthetics.”

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Version History

Fixed bugs with timeline pinning, bottom tabs, saved searches, lists, and rate limiting.

Twitterrific 5.20.3

September 2018

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that prevented saved searches and lists from reloading after clearing the cache
  • Addressed several bugs preventing timelines from staying pinned to the top
  • Automatic refresh now correctly backs off requests when rate limited
  • There are once again 5 slots when using bottom tabs

Twitterrific 5.20.2

September 2018

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added a setting to keep timelines pinned to top

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a crash when uploading some unusual image formats
  • Fixed issue that could cause thumbnail images to be resized with the wrong aspect ratio
  • Removed a stray reference to the defunct Today view from the 3D Touch shortcuts menu
1 improvement, 3 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.20.1

August 2018

On August 16th, Twitter initiated their plan to shut down several services that Twitterrific and other third party clients have long depended on to provide features you've come to know and love. Twitter's rollout of this shutdown was done in stages so that the affected services would flicker 'on' and 'off' with increasingly long 'off' durations until finally remaining 'off' permanently. The final shutdown date has now arrived and as a result we have removed all of the features from Twitterrific that had become increasingly unreliable over the previous week.

Push Notifications have been removed. Workaround: Install Twitter's official app and enable the notifications you wish to receive. You can still use Twitterrific to read and reply to tweets as usual.

The Today view has been removed. Workaround: Use the notifications tab in Twitter's official app or on the Twitter website.

Live streaming has been removed. Workaround: Twitterrific will now automatically refresh every few minutes while the app is open, or you can manually pull to refresh.

Direct message delivery will be delayed. Workaround: Wait longer, or use the official Twitter app and/or website.

We are sorry for this and wish we had better news. We will continue to work on the app for as long as we can and explore better workarounds where possible. Thank you for being a loyal Twitterrific customer over the years. We are forever grateful.

Bug Fixes

  • The option to remove emoji from display names now also applies to muffled tweets
  • Fixed an issue where muffle rules of the form "@username retweets" were incorrectly matching as if they were "retweets @username" rules
A lot of sadness, 2 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.20

July 2018

Improvements

  • Presentation setting to remove emoji from people's names in the timeline
  • Renamed the streaming setting to "Automatically Refresh Timelines"

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when uploading videos that were encoded a certain way
  • Fixed an issue counting characters in the name and location fields when editing your own profile
  • Fixed an issue that caused the text cursor to jump to the end when editing search terms in the compose view
  • Fixed a few other rare crashes

Difficult Changes

  • Prepared for the elimination of live streaming
  • Removed purchase of push notifications and the Today view
  • Removed the watch app

Discussion

In the coming months, Twitter plans to discontinue the underlying services that we need to provide both push notifications and live streaming. As a result, we did not feel it was right to keep selling the push notification in-app purchase since we will soon be forced to shut it down. To that end, we've consolidated our in-app purchases to a single "Enhanced" option which eliminates ads and unlocks Google Translate.

If you have purchased push notifications in the past, both the notifications and the Today view will keep working for as long as we can keep them working.

The watchOS app was originally written in such a way that it depended on the data from the push notification service. Since that service is shutting down, it will render the watch app nearly useless without rebuilding it from the ground up. We've determined that the amount of development time and effort required for such a task is simply not economically viable at this time.

WiFi live streaming is another service that Twitter is discontinuing. To work around this, we've implemented more thorough automatic refreshing throughout the app - including for Lists which have never supported streaming. Live streaming will continue to work until Twitter shuts it down at which point the app will fallback to automatically refreshing approximately every 2 minutes while you are using the app.

2 improvements, 3 bug fixes, 3 difficult changes

Twitterrific 5.19.2

May 2018

Improvements

  • Deleting and editing a quoted tweet no longer loses track of the quoted tweet
  • Twitterrific's notifications are now removed from Notification Center when the app enters the background instead of when the app is activated

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the app to crash when loading new tweets
  • Fixed a bug that prevented sending an "=" symbol in direct messages
2 improvements, 2 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.19.1

April 2018

New Features

  • Support for attaching a photo or video when sending direct messages:
    • Tap on the camera icon to pick an attachment from your photo library
    • Paste a file from your clipboard
    • Drag-and-drop a file onto the text area from another app (iPad)
    • Long-press on the camera icon to attach your most recent photo or to browse to a file from another source

Improvements

  • Tapping on media in a direct message now opens it in the media viewer
  • Added CMD-D keyboard shortcut to send a direct message to the tweet's author
  • Suggested muffle rules on a tweet now include relevant deactivated rules

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented loading recent tweets in user profiles
  • Fixed several issues that could cause crashes when manually clearing the cache
  • Fixed an issue preventing mentions muffle rules from muffling all mentions
  • Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect tweet layouts
1 new feature, 3 improvements, 4 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.19

March 2018

New Features

  • You can now attach videos to your tweets!
    • Tap the camera when composing a tweet to select a video from your library
    • Long-press the camera to attach media from other sources like iCloud Drive
    • Drag media from other apps into the compose window or copy/paste it
    • Post a video directly via Twitterrific's sharing extension
    • Videos must be 140 seconds or shorter
  • Support for Twitter muting:
    • Users you have muted on Twitter synchronize with Twitterrific and their tweets are removed from your timelines
    • Muted users do not generate push notifications
    • Mute or unmute a user via their profile
    • All preexisting muted screen names in Muffles are auto upgraded to Twitter mutes
  • Powerful new muffling abilities that include:
    • Defining any muffle rule to apply only for a single user
    • Muffling mentions from a specific person or mentions of a specific person
    • Muffle tweets that quote someone specific
    • Avoid seeing retweets from a specific person about someone else
    • For full details, check out the knowledge base: https://twitterrific.com/help/muffles

Improvements

  • Improved responsiveness when attaching media to a tweet
  • Media picker now sorts so most recent photos or videos are at the bottom
  • Moved the Translate option from the share sheet to the Actions menu
  • Added a shortcut to mute the author of a tweet to the Actions menu
  • Added new rule suggestions to the Muffle submenu of the Actions menu

Bug Fixes

  • Watch app no longer displays the username twice when replying to a tweet
  • Fixed an issue that caused timelines to display quoted tweets from blocked users
  • Fixed an issue that caused domain muffle rules to miss certain tweets
3 new features, 5 improvements, 3 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.18.5

March 2018

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause timelines to stop updating
  • Fixed an issue that caused small PNG images to be converted to JPEG when attached to a tweet
2 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.18.4

February 2018

New Features

  • Added badges to user avatars:
    • Displays if the account is verified or protected
    • Option to turn badges off under Settings > Presentation
  • Added Georgia theme font option - a classic serif typeface with great readability
  • Added drag/drop support (iOS 11+) to the compose window
    • Drop images from other apps into the text area and they will become attachments to your tweet
    • Drag images, URLs and text from other apps into Twitterrific and hover over the compose button to quickly add them to a new tweet
    • Tap on the text area of the compose window and select Paste to attach a photo you may have already had copied to your clipboard

Improvements

  • A whole new image picker for attaching photos to tweets
  • Compose displays a spinner while attached photos are processing
  • Tap and hold on an attached image thumbnail to quickly remove it
  • Improved performance when attaching photos
  • Twitterrific is smarter about removing previously deleted tweets from the timeline
  • Improved performance when importing messages and tweets
  • Improved performance when loading long discussion threads
  • Improved readability of disabled muffle rules in the black theme
  • Added haptic feedback when toggling like/retweet in Center Stage mode; the UI now also updates immediately
  • Added haptic feedback after long-pressing the camera button to attach your most recent photo
  • Added a Presentation submenu to settings and moved several options into it
  • The share sheet displays an icon when the host app only provides a link to share

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed missing high resolution pull to refresh animation frames
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented photos from attaching
  • Fixed clipped descenders when using Calluna font
3 new features, 12 improvements, 3 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.18.3

January 2018

Improvements

  • Threads now always display in chronological order for consistency
  • Toggling retweet/like now updates the UI immediately
  • Added haptic feedback when liking/retweeting
  • Added haptic feedback when pulling to refresh
  • Adjusted sizing/behavior of the reference tweet when replying/quoting
    • Tap the reference tweet to expand / collapse it when composing
    • More space when composing on devices with small screens
  • Re-positioned the unread indicator dot after the timestamp (less distracting)
  • Configuring push notifications and viewing the Today view works from behind more firewalls and proxies
  • Added a Report Abuse option to the tweet actions menu
  • Copy-protected Twitter videos open a browser instead of a static image
  • Improved performance in various places

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed instances when the Image viewer failed to display hi-resolution media
  • Fixed an old decoding bug that could cause truncated tweets when translating
  • Fixed an accessibility bug that prevented selection of the thread/replies switch when viewing discussions with VoiceOver
  • Fixed an accessibility bug that sometimes prevented VoiceOver from being able to access the save search button
  • Fixed an issue where the app thought it was still streaming when in fact it had disconnected
  • Fixed retweet/like/location badges from appearing behind the notch on an iPhone X in landscape

Other

  • Removed support for Storify since they are shutting down
  • Keyboard shortcut for switching tabs changed from "Control-Tab" to "Option-Tab"
10 improvements, 6 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.18.2

December 2017

Unlocking alternative app icons with the tip jar wasn't working reliably for some of you, so we've decided it was better to unlock all of them for everyone until we have time to sort out what went wrong. Enjoy!

Twitterrific 5.18.1

December 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a layout issue with profiles when running iOS 9 or 10
  • Added 3 more larger text size settings
  • Adjusted in-app browser tint colors to match the theme
  • Adjusted the sizing of reference tweets when quoting or replying
  • Tapping the reference tweet when quoting or replying toggles the keyboard
  • Fixed several crashes
6 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.18

December 2017

New Features

  • Automatic poll detection
    • New button appears at bottom of tweet if common markers are found
    • Tag a tweet with #poll or use a graph or ballot box Emoji at beginning or end
  • Re-designed/Expanded Theme Panel
    • New true black theme is especially useful on iPhone X
    • Support for avatar shapes - rounded rect, squircle, circle and square
    • Improved font size selections
    • Bonus app icons can be unlocked by using Twitterrific for Mac or the Tip Jar

Improvements

  • Muffle rules can now be deactivated without having to delete them and will automatically deactivate themselves after 60 days of inactivity
  • Muffle editor now shows totals for the number of active rules in each section and a grand total at the bottom of the screen
  • More improvements to smart invert
  • Now prefers to display the username on tweets if there isn't enough space for both the username and display name
  • Added an unread indicator dot to tweets
  • Unified/improved the colors for the default themes
  • Added support for the Dynamic Type accessibility feature
  • Refreshed the More Actions icon
  • Quoted tweets now include a timestamp and respect the hidden thumbnail mode
  • The text of quoted tweets now flows around the media thumbnail (if any) to save vertical space
  • Avatars on profile views now render using your preferred avatar shape
  • Jolly Ollie

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the button indicators for tweets that have been both liked and retweeted
  • Fixed a bug that caused the sidebar to scroll to the top whenever it appeared
  • Regex muffle rules now correctly display their name instead of full rule text
  • Fixed some issues rendering Arabic text in certain situations
  • Fixed layout of profile views on iPhone X
2 new features, 12 improvements, 5 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17.9

November 2017

New Features

  • Support for sending tweets with up to 280 characters
  • Muffle long tweets:
    • Hide tweets that have more content than you'd like
    • Muffle tweets by character count by simply adding a rule like: > 140
    • If you want to muffle multiline tweets, use a rule like: > 3 lines

Improvements

  • Replies in discussion timelines are now sorted first by popularity
  • Keyboard now appears at the same time the compose view is appearing
  • Physical keyboard shortcut for opening the selected tweet's author profile was changed from CMD-U to CMD-Shift-U

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing the target tweet to disappear when viewing replies
  • Fixed an issue displaying names that included unusual characters
  • Fixed position of the media player timestamp on iPhone X
  • Fixed iPhone X layout issues on the Tip Jar and Advanced Features screens
  • Fixed positioning of the in-app notification banner on iPhone X
  • Fixed some iPhone X landscape layout issues on the compose screen
  • Fixed layout of the text entry box in a direct message threads on iPhone X
  • Fixed iPhone X layout bugs on the compose screen
2 new features, 3 improvements, 8 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17.8

October 2017

New Features

  • Added ability to muffle or mute tweets by Twitter client
  • Unlock 3 new app icons by using Twitterrific for Mac

Improvements

  • Improved scrolling performance
  • Improved Smart Invert for the media viewer and profiles
  • Reduced memory used by the image cache

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue that sometimes prevented images from loading
  • Fixed issue preventing translation from working on some tweets
  • Fixed issue preventing magic scroll from stopping at the last unread tweet
  • Fixed connectivity issue with the watch app
2 new features, 3 improvements, 4 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17.7

October 2017

Improvements

  • Support for Smart Invert (iOS 11)
  • Authentication can now access stored twitter.com passwords that were previously saved by Safari (iOS 11)
  • Added a prompt for App Store review at most once per version (iOS 10.3+)
  • Improved performance of internal data management
  • Improved scrolling performance

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash when attempting to save an image to your photo library (iOS 11)
  • Fixed an issue that interrupted scrolling when dragging on a tweet control (iOS 11)
  • Fixed issue causing some quoted tweets to have an incorrect height
  • Fixed layout issues with direct messages
  • Restored the sticker pack (iOS 10+)
  • Fixed bug that could cause significant battery drain
5 improvements, 6 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17.6

September 2017

New Features

  • Added a share sheet to enable tweeting with Twitterrific from within other apps (iOS 11)

Improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Links to Kickstarter projects once again show a thumbnail image
  • Fixed a bug that made it impossible to delete lists
  • Fixed a bug that could cause duplicated or orphaned database records
  • Tweet deletion events are now handled properly while streaming
  • Fixed an issue that prevented retweets from appearing when viewing recent tweets of someone you do not follow
  • Fixed a bug that could cause your own tweets that quote another tweet to appear in your mentions tab when streaming
1 new feature, 2 improvements, 6 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17.5

July 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented loading as many recent tweets as possible
  • Timelines no longer jump to the top when large numbers of tweets are loaded
  • Fixed a bug when displaying tweets that contain decoded HTML entities
  • Switching timelines now correctly marks tweets below your reading position as read
4 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17.4

June 2017

Improvements

  • Added support for thumbnails from vsco.co
  • Tapping the body of a tweet in Center Stage mode opens the tweet's discussion
  • When composing a reply, tapping or swiping down on the title bar will hide the keyboard and reveal the tweet being replied to. Useful for small-screen devices
  • Scrolling to the top of a timeline by tapping the status bar or currently selected tab (Magic scroll) no longer marks the intervening tweets as read
  • Magic scrolling now first jumps to the current reading position marker OR the last unread tweet - whichever is older
  • Improved scrolling performance in timelines and when entering the background
  • Regular expression muffle rules are applied to the text of the tweet as well as any expanded URLs they may contain
  • Adjusted some timeline keyboard shortcuts:
    • CMD-Shift-N - Quote tweet
    • Spacebar (or Up Arrow) - Advance to next tweet
    • Return key - Open media

Bug Fixes

  • Avatars should no longer go missing while composing a tweet
  • Fixed bug preventing reply chain participants from appearing in quoted tweets
  • Fixed issue preventing attachment of location to tweets
  • Fixed incorrect locations when viewing the map for a geolocated tweet
  • Fixed an alignment issue on the Today view when a tweet has more than 1,000 likes or retweets
  • Fixed a bug that could cause tweets to be incorrectly sized
  • Fixed history search
  • Tabs no longer appear on the bottom in landscape mode for some iPads when the “always show sidebar in landscape” setting is enabled
  • Removed support for importing Twitter accounts which avoids Twitter reauthorizations
8 improvements, 9 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17.3

May 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved issue causing 3D Touches and normal taps to sometimes activate different elements
  • Fixed crash when app entered the background
2 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17.2

May 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing old data from being purged from the database
1 bug fix

Twitterrific 5.17.1

May 2017

New Features

  • Alternative app icons! If you are running with iOS 10.3+, the theme panel supports switching between several new app icon designs so you can choose the one that best matches your home screen. Tap the bottom, center icon of the sidebar to open the theme panel and select an alternate app icon.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing long reply tweets to be truncated to 140 characters if they were received while streaming
  • Fixed missing participants for reply tweets with certain font and text size configurations
  • Fixed clipping of emoji with certain font and text size configurations
  • Fixed several issues that prevented trends from appearing
1 new features, 4 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.17

April 2017

New Features

  • Replies have been redesigned to conform with Twitter’s new display guidelines. The screen names of participants in the conversation are displayed on a single line just below the name of the reply author.
    • Tapping on (or previewing with 3D Touch) the participants opens the conversation thread
    • Long-pressing on the participants (or drag up while previewing using 3D Touch) allows quick access to their profiles
  • Responding to multiple people now includes an editor for choosing the recipients
    • Tap the clear button (X), hit backspace on the keyboard, or tap on the character counter to quickly remove all but the author of the tweet you are replying to

Improvements

  • Tweet and quoted tweets hide the screen name if there isn’t enough horizontal space to display both the screen name and the full name side by side
  • Keyboard focus is restored after attaching images to a tweet
  • Viewing a quoted tweet that quoted a different tweet now displays it properly instead of showing a link to Twitter
  • Tapping on a profile’s header image opens the full resolution image
  • Added physical keyboard shortcuts to direct messages: Navigate threads with up/down arrows, CMD-T (or spacebar or return) to open the selected thread, CMD-N (or tab or return) to move focus to the input field, CMD-W to close a thread
  • Up/down arrow keys on a physical keyboard will now select the first visible tweet if on a timeline without a currently selected tweet
  • Selecting a tweet (manually or via keyboard) marks it and everything older as read
  • Improved performance when autocompleting mentions or hashtags
  • Improved timeline scrolling performance

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the image attachment panel that could allow it to attach too many additional images to a tweet that already had images attached
  • Fixed memory leaks when composing a tweet
2 new features, 9 improvements, 2 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.16.9

March 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Addressed issue that may have been preventing the app from launching in some cases
  • Fixed misattribution of quoted tweet when composing a response
2 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.16.8

March 2017

Improvements

  • When changing tweet selection with a physical keyboard, the selection skips muffled tweets
  • When choosing a thumbnail to display for a tweet, thumbnails with accessibility alt-text are preferred
  • Improved performance when opening reply chains
  • Improved performance when evaluating a large number of muffle rules
  • Reduced memory usage during app launch and when loading a timeline

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause new follower notifications to crash the watch app
5 improvements, 1 bug fix

Twitterrific 5.16.7

March 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue that caused a crash at launch when running on iOS 9
1 bug fix

Twitterrific 5.16.6

March 2017

Improvements

  • Reduced base install size by ~25%

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue that sometimes prevented background refreshes
  • Fixed crash when using the "Assign to Contact" share action on an image
  • Fixed crash when refreshing previous purchase receipts
  • Fixed conflict between the account switching gesture and the system’s multitasking gestures on iPad
  • Fixed an issue that prevented banner ads from disappearing immediately after purchasing Ad Block

NOTE: Banner ads have been redesigned (they only appear if you have not purchased the Ad Block Advanced Feature)

1 improvements, 5 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.16.5

February 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue composing and editing multilingual tweets
1 bug fix

Twitterrific 5.16.4

February 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when deleting a saved draft
  • Fixed a crash when navigating within the photo picker
  • Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause the wrong text color when composing a reply
  • Tip Jar subscription cancelations are now correctly detected
4 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.16.3

February 2017

With this release we are introducing an optional low-priced monthly Tip Jar subscription. If you subscribe, the Tip Jar will remain hidden on all of your devices for the duration of the subscription. We really appreciate your regular support. Thanks from Sean, Gedeon, Craig, and the rest of The Iconfactory crew!

Improvements

  • The video playback timestamp has been moved to the top right of the screen
  • Video playback timestamp no longer scales with the video when zooming

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash when inserting a saved draft into a tweet
  • Fixed crash when tapping the One Password button while adding a new account
  • Fixed a layout issue when a banner ad failed to load
2 improvements, 3 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.16.2

February 2017

Improvements

  • Muffle and mute rules track the number of days since they were last used so you can more easily prune them if you wish
  • Updated the character counting rules to recognize new top-level domain names
  • Blocking a user from the direct messages list will now immediately refresh the view so that their direct messages disappear immediately
  • Improved performance of mute rules
  • Several general performance tweaks

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue preventing restoration of paid features on small screen devices
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when replying to a tweet
  • Fixed an issue causing the authentication web view to appear blank while importing a new account
  • Fixed double ‘@’s in screen names when copying conversation text to clipboard
  • Fixed an issue that prevented cancelling loading of long reply chains even if the discussion popup was closed
  • Fixed layout of the timeline filter field which could sometimes have the wrong size and/or incorrectly positioned magnifier icon
  • Fixed an issue that would cause an unnecessary timeline load during app launch or when switching accounts
  • Fixed a bug when replying to a tweet that could sometimes allow you to backspace the text editing cursor into the un-editable screen name where it would then get stuck
  • Fixed several crashes

NOTE: Banner ads (if enabled) no longer scroll with the timeline content

5 improvements, 9 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.16.1

December 2016

*** If you're enjoying Twitterrific's Center Stage improvements, please consider leaving us a rating / review in the App Store or even better drop a small thank you in the Tip jar. Thanks from the Twitterrific team! ***

Bug Fixes

  • Standalone media views can be dismissed by tapping anywhere outside of the image/video content, by swiping anywhere on screen, or by using the close button
  • Audio from videos will now play even if your device’s ringer switch is muted
  • Center Stage no longer shows media from muffled tweets
  • Clearing the find filter at the top of timelines now works correctly on iPad
  • Fixed an issue where displayed media could suddenly change to images/vids from a completely different tweet and/or reset the page position for multi-image tweets when streaming
  • Physical keyboard left/right keys now work correctly when viewing media for tweets with multiple images while in the standalone view
6 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.16

December 2016

Center Stage: A whole new way to see your tweets!

Tap the new Center Stage button at the top of any timeline to open a full screen view where you can swipe through all of the tweets that include photos, movies, or animated GIFs.

When you’re in Center Stage, you can tap on the tweet to exit or swipe left/right to navigate through your timeline. You can even Like or Retweet directly from Center Stage! A single tap will get the on-screen controls out of your way and swiping down will close the tweet drawer so there’s nothing between you and the media you’re viewing.

The traditional media experience has also been improved - after tapping on a thumbnail to view it, there is a new button at the bottom of the screen which allows you to enter Center Stage right from there. If you swipe to other tweets, a rewind button appears that’ll take you back to where you started. Handy!

Center Stage isn’t just for your timeline - from a profile screen, you can tap on any of the thumbnails and enter Center Stage where you can see the tweet that the image was attached to as well as swipe through their other recent media tweets without even having to open a timeline.

Center Stage is fully VoiceOver compatible and includes support for physical keyboards.

Improvements

  • Tapping on an animated GIF or video will toggle play/pause
  • Ability to pinch zoom photos, videos, and animated GIFs
  • Improved audio ducking performance when viewing a video
  • Tweets that quote your own tweets are now color-coded as mentions
  • Reduced popup background blur opacity
  • Photo zoom levels no longer reset when higher resolution versions finish loading
  • Visual tweaks to the timeline search bar for a cleaner, less cluttered look
  • Phrase muffle rules now look for a word boundary on both ends of the phrase
  • Muffle phrases can include a prefix and/or suffix of “*” to act as a wildcard match
  • Shared conversation threads and reply chains now sorted from oldest to newest
  • Eliminated several causes of extraneous requests to Twitter’s API
  • Leaving a timeline no longer clears the search field
  • Added a sound effect when un-liking a tweet
  • Removed img.ly support since it is defunct

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue auto-refreshing timelines when a push notification arrived
  • Fixed rendering problem when viewing a message thread on iPhone
  • Fixed scroll jumping when a message thread first animates into view
  • Fixed an issue where the background blur flickered when dismissing popups
  • Fixed rendering bugs with photo loading progress bar
  • Fixed an issue displaying single-frame GIFs
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance tweaks
1 new feature, 14 improvements, 7 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.15.5

October 2016

New Features

  • Quotes of your own tweets now displayed in these timelines:
    • Home (unless unified timelines is disabled via Settings)
    • Mentions
  • Added a new font under Themes: Amelia

Improvements

  • More of the reference tweet when replying or quoting is now visible (important for devices with smaller screens)
  • After sending a direct message with the keyboard in an alternate mode (such as symbols or numbers), the keyboard is reset back to the default
  • Simplified the native video player’s presentation
  • Added a new font size setting in Theme panel at 135%
  • Restoring purchases now prompts if the receipt is invalid or isn't found
  • Optimized automatic timeline refresh instances and rates
  • Decreased background fetch frequency to reduce battery usage
  • Improve network performance and decreased power utilization
  • Performance improvements to decrease app launch times
  • Improved performance when loading tweets

Bug Fixes

  • Large animated GIFs with many frames no longer crash Twitterrific
  • Fixed issue preventing updates until the app was killed or the cache cleared
  • Fixed an issue that caused the trends list to appear empty
  • Fixed an issue that loaded too much data while viewing a conversation thread
  • Fixed crashes that could occur when the app was entering the background
  • Fixed a crash when inserting a saved draft into a tweet
  • Fixed several issues that resulted in timelines scrolling unexpectedly
  • Fixed an issue that continued to show ads after purchasing ad removal
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent a user's recent tweets from loading
  • Fixed a bug preventing cancelation of avatar and thumbnail downloads as they scrolled off screen
  • Resolved gesture conflicts in the video player between swiping to dismiss, tapping to dismiss, and swiping to scrub the video
  • Fixed a bug preventing proper text selection when composing a reply
  • Workaround for iOS 10+ that prevented CMD-W from closing the browser
  • Workaround for iOS 10+ for VoiceOver navigation issues when filtering a timeline or recipient list
2 new features, 10 improvements, 14 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.15.4

October 2016

New Features

  • Twitterrific now features an adorable iMessage Ollie sticker pack! (iOS 10+)
  • Tap a tweet's timestamp to reveal the client that was used to send it

Improvements

  • When replying to a tweet, the original author’s screen name can no longer be removed or edited
  • Today view no longer displays events from people you have blocked
  • Swipe on an event in the Today view (such as a like, retweet, or follow notification) to block that person

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Open in Chrome, Open in Firefox, and Copy Link from working correctly
  • Fixed incorrect character count after pasting or removing a photo when composing a tweet
  • Can no longer pull to refresh while the timeline search is activated
  • Certain errors from Twitter that were being silently ignored now generate an alert
  • Addressed an issue that may have caused network requests to fail until the app was restarted

NOTE: Only tweets downloaded since upgrading to this version will have the necessary information to show which client the tweet was sent with. Clearing your tweet cache will force the app to re-fetch all tweets immediately if desired.

2 new features, 3 improvements, 5 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.15.3

September 2016

Improvements

  • Support for Twitter’s new longer tweet format
    • Images no longer count against the tweet character limit when using Twitter’s image service
    • When quoting a tweet, all 140 characters are now available for use
    • Replies to tweets no longer count screen names that are part of the reply chain against the character limit
  • Added haptic feedback when swiping for reply/conversation on tweets (iPhone 7)
  • Screen name/hashtag suggestions no longer autofill when tapping spacebar - tap the @ or # or Return keys to autofill the first suggestion automatically
  • Popups that open as a result of tapping a push notification no longer stack on top of previously opened popups
  • Copying links to tweets to the clipboard now copies the secure https URL

Bug Fixes

  • Worked around a bug causing the keyboard to randomly disappear on iOS 10
  • Fixed a bug preventing the new tweet sound effect from playing
  • Disabled the image attachment button when quoting a tweet if using the Twitter image service (Twitter doesn’t natively allow attaching images to quoted tweets)
  • Fixed crash if push notification registration failed
  • Fixed crash when attempting to use the camera
  • Fixed animation when selecting a photo to attach to a tweet
5 improvements, 6 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.15.2

September 2016

Improvements

  • If Twitterrific is open when a push notification for a reply, mention, quote, or message arrives, the timeline will automatically refresh
  • If you tap Send while an autocorrect suggestion is still visible, the correction is now applied to your tweet before it is sent
  • Improved performance when refreshing the home timeline while on a slow internet connection
  • Increased face recognition accuracy on devices with an A9 or better CPU
  • Improved web cache size management to reduce used storage space

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when viewing saved drafts
  • When using non-twitter image services, the count of characters remaining is no longer off by one
  • Improved reliability restoring previous purchases on iOS 10
  • Fixed missing share sheet URL label on iPhones running iOS 10
5 improvements, 4 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.15.1

August 2016

Improvements

  • Background refresh will now refresh all timelines (a saved search, list, etc) that have been loaded into memory - not just the timeline that was last in the foreground
  • The “Mark All Read” button was moved to the top of the direct messages list
  • Phrase and keyword muffle rules now match if the phrase begins OR ends with a word boundary instead of requiring the whole keyword or phrase to have a boundary on both sides - this improves detection of plurals and possessives
  • Muffles are now sorted case insensitively
  • Added new thread detection heuristics for tweet storm threads that aren’t properly self-replied
  • Performance enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed layout of tweet action buttons on narrow phones
  • Fixed the size of the unread tweet count indicator to support larger numbers
  • Fixed problems that could cause search and lists to disappear from the sidebar
  • Fixed a bug that caused the loading indicator to flicker between start/stop states
  • Fixed a bug where the timeline would sometimes unnecessarily refresh itself when replying to a tweet or changing settings
  • Opening a direct message thread no longer triggers a refresh of your messages
  • Fixed a bug that caused trends to refresh more often than necessary
  • Fixed an issue causing the list of trends to appear behind the keyboard
  • Dismissing the keyboard no longer causes trends to disappear
  • Fixed an issue that caused the timeline search bar to disappear
  • Fixed a bug preventing push notification settings from showing checkmarks the first time it was opened
  • Fixed a bug that prevented notification banners from appearing in-app
  • VoiceOver no longer says "refreshing content" during a background refresh
  • Fixed a crash that could occur due to a network error
6 improvements, 14 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.15

July 2016

Features

  • Improved tweet discussions:
    • The thread view loads a complete discussion chain or tweet storm no matter if the linked tweet was first, last, or somewhere in the middle
    • The replies view shows replies and quotes of the tweet and will update in realtime if streaming is enabled
  • Reply, Retweet, Quote, or Like a tweet from ANY account:
    • Tap and hold on a tweet’s reply, retweet, quote, or like button to quickly respond or take action from another Twitter account instantly

Improvements

  • Quoting a tweet now has a unique button when selecting a tweet instead of being hidden in the action menu
  • Added “Message” to the tweet action menu to simplify sending a direct message
  • Improved highlighting of the subject tweet inside discussion views to better distinguish them from the surrounding replies
  • Retweet your own tweets
  • Tapping on a quoted tweet will always open the discussion in thread view
  • Accessibility: Length of photo description text is now validated before being sent to avoid silent omissions
  • Improved initial app responsiveness after Twitterrific returns from the background
  • Several performance improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing replies to retweeted tweets from loading
  • Fixed a bug that could cause endless loading when viewing a conversation with someone you have blocked
  • Fixed a problem that would sometimes cause the refresh animation to run forever
  • Fixed issues that caused images and avatars to flicker when Twitterrific returned from the background
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the timeline from refreshing until it was first scrolled
2 new features, 8 improvements, 5 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.14.5

June 2016

Improvements

  • Audio from other apps will now duck when playing a video instead of being interrupted

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed copying links to the clipboard
  • Fixed an issue preventing opening links in external browsers
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the timeline’s find box to appear stuck on screen
  • Fixed issues with long currencies on the tip jar and advanced feature purchase buttons
  • Fixed an audio stutter when coins dropped into the tip jar
  • The tip jar’s sound effects respect the silent switch and ring volume level
  • Previously sent tweets should no longer reappear in the tweet composer
1 improvements, 7 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.14.4

June 2016

New Features

  • Inline search field at the top of most tweet timelines
    • Physical keyboard users can use CMD-F to quickly activate/deactivate searching
    • Search supports regular expressions when prefixed with “::”
  • Added Ollie's Tip Jar so you can show us how much you love us (or not)
    • The tip jar shows up in the sidebar 30+ days after you’ve purchased at least one of the preexisting advanced features
    • After buying a tip, the jar disappears from the sidebar and reappears again after 30 days
    • The tip jar will quietly wait in anticipation of your spontaneous (and completely voluntary) generosity

Improvements

  • Sharing a link to another app sends both the URL and the text of the tweet that the URL was shared from (for activities that support it)
  • Sharing a thumbnail sends the thumbnail’s URL to the selected activity
  • Improved sharing thumbnail images to Pocket
  • Added support for case-sensitive regular expression muffle rules
  • Improved UI performance of long direct message threads
  • Direct messages now support the same VoiceOver rotor actions as tweets for navigating links/media/sharing
  • After attaching an image when composing a tweet, VoiceOver now announces when the image has finished processing and is ready to send
  • VoiceOver reads both the real name and screen name of the sender/retweeter

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused blocked users to sometimes reappear in the timeline
  • Fixed an issue that caused retweets to appear from users with disabled retweets
  • Fixed an issue that could cause multiple image tweets to display a single image
  • Fixed a problem preventing Notification Center notifications from opening the tweet or profile
  • Fixed some layout problems when quoting a tweet
  • Composing a new tweet should no longer sometimes default to the text of a previous tweet
  • Tweets are no longer unmuffled when navigating the timeline using a physical keyboard or with VoiceOver
  • Reading direct messages with VoiceOver now indicates if there's attached media or not
  • Fixed several crashing bugs
2 new features, 8 improvements, 9 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.14.3

May 2016

New Features

  • After attaching an image to a tweet, you can tap on the thumbnail to add a description for the visually impaired
  • VoiceOver automatically reads descriptions for images that have been annotated with alternate text

Improvements

  • VoiceOver functionality on tweets now supports standard accessibility actions
  • VoiceOver reads if there is an image or quote attached before the timestamp
  • Improved VoiceOver interaction when changing tweet selection via the keyboard
  • Push notifications for quoted tweets offer the same actions as mentions
  • Streaming no longer displays retweets for users with disabled retweets
  • Enabling/disabling retweets for a user works more reliably
  • Added the swiping cursor navigation gesture to all text fields

Bug Fixes

  • VoiceOver and the visual interface’s current tweet selection should no longer get out of sync
  • VoiceOver can access the mark unread/delete thread actions in the direct messages inbox
  • Fixed VoiceOver navigation of direct message threads
  • Tapping a timeline tweet now sets focus as expected for keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed a bug that would occasionally freeze the app while scrolling
  • Fixed a bug that caused the creation of new lists to fail
  • Fixed a bug that caused saving a search to fail
2 new features, 7 improvements, 7 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.14.2

April 2016

Features

  • All new Direct Message interface
    • threaded view
    • image thumbnails
    • easily search for the person you want to message when starting a new thread
    • delete entire threads by swiping on them

Improvements

  • Added keyboard shortcuts throughout the app - hold down the command key on your physical keyboard to see what’s available
  • Movie player now uses standard iOS media player and supports picture-in-picture
  • Improved readability for tweets in right-to-left languages when small thumbnail mode is enabled
  • Timestamps on old tweets and messages are now displayed with an absolute date
  • Tapping on the name of a Today view event now opens the profile of the person, whereas tapping on the message text opens the tweet
  • Added ability to paste images from the pasteboard directly into the text area when composing a tweet
  • Added smart quote support to the profile editor

Bug Fixes

  • Swiping to dismiss the in-app browser no longer also dismisses popups behind it
  • Fixes for several issues with the photo picker
  • Fixed cache data accumulation which would slow down the entire app until it was manually cleared
  • Fixed stray blank lines on image-only tweets
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the app to stop working properly after viewing the profile of someone you have blocked or who has a protected account
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the “Communicating with Twitter” message to stick until manually cancelled
  • Fixed issues detecting when an account’s access has been revoked
1 new feature, 7 improvements, 7 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.14.1

February 2016

Improvements

  • Re-enabled the twitter keyboard (except on the iPad Pro)
  • Removed "Last 24 hours" label from the watch app's glance

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed text color for 'likes' on the watch app’s glance
  • Fixed issues with using the camera in landscape
  • Fixed all known causes of the most frequent crashes
  • Fixed a crash when displaying tweets that mixed right-to-left languages with left-to-right mentions in certain combinations
2 improvements, 4 bug fixes

Twitterrific 5.14

January 2016

Changes

  • In accordance with Twitter's new guidelines, "favorites" are now "likes"
  • Unified timeline no longer includes direct messages
  • Requires iOS 9.2+
  • Watch app requires watchOS 2+

Features

  • All new redesigned Today view:
    • See likes, retweets, follows, and quotes all in one place
    • Configure the display to show any combination by toggling each type of event on or off
    • Long press a toggle button to switch between showing all events or just the events of that type
    • Sort the view by recent events or your most popular tweets
    • 3D Touch events to get a quick preview, or tap them to jump straight to the relevant tweet or profile
  • Refined profile view includes a selection of photos and thumbnails for recently posted media by the account

Improvements

  • Tab bar supports 5 buttons on iPad, and on iPhone when on the bottom or in landscape
  • The tab bar can be set to the bottom in portrait on the iPad (formerly only an option on iPhone)
  • Sidebar button shows an unread badge when there are unread direct messages
  • Added "Open In Firefox" to share sheets for links and as a browser option (appears if Firefox is installed)
  • Improved streaming reliability
  • Streaming automatically connect when you join a wifi network while the app is open
  • Added "Share" to the options menu for tweets (same as long pressing on a tweet)
  • More robust network error handling and automatic retry logic
  • Improved the transition between popups and Safari View Controller
  • Added URL schemes to clear all muffle rules and the cache
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Variety of performance enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed several visual glitches with the refresh control
  • Fixed bug causing dismissed photos to animate in slow motion
  • Fixed issue causing the keyboard to appear while taking a photo
  • Fixed freeze when dismissing images while the status bar was double-height (such as during a call)
  • Fixed the incorrect size of the suggestion bar when composing tweets
  • Fixed bug that delayed automatic switching of day/night themes
  • Fixed failures when uploading a new avatar image
  • Fixed the cropping tool when editing a new avatar on iPad
  • Fixed layout of tweet divider lines and timeline marker on iPad
  • Fixed an intermittent issue preventing access to VoiceOver actions on tweets
  • Fixed several layout issues in small thumbnail mode
  • Fixed avatars and usernames from disappearing on like/retweet notifications on the Apple Watch
  • Fixed incorrect size of compose window when replying to a tweet from within a popup on iPad
  • Fixed layout bugs with quoted tweets
  • Fixed issue that kept data from being purged from the cache
  • Fixed several sources of crashes
2 new features, 12 improvements, 16 bug fixes