Twitterrific: Tweet Your Way

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Saturday, October 3, 2020
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Description of App

Twitterrific is the award-winning, elegant Twitter client that’s easy to understand and a delight to use. Tweeting has never been simpler or so much fun!

Browse Twitter free from the clutter of promoted tweets. Easily search for the perfect GIF or meme when composing tweets. Use Muffles to hide tweets containing words, phrases, people and hashtags from the timeline that you don't want to see. Customize fonts, appearances, image thumbnails and more via the theme panel. Quickly respond to tweets, change accounts or view conversation threads with a minimum of effort using gestures. Rich media support means GIFs and videos play right in the timeline.

Robust VoiceOver support means Twitterrific is fully accessible. Extensive keyboard shortcuts make Twitterrific a breeze to use with an external keyboard.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

• Browse Twitter free from the clutter of promoted tweets and second-guessing algorithms

• Chronological timelines that present ALL tweets in the order you expect

• Syncs your reading position automatically across iPhone & iPad using iCloud

• Add image descriptions to attached media to make your tweets more accessible

• Effortlessly delete and edit your tweets to quickly fix typos or mistakes

• Quickly search GIPHY for that perfect, hilarious GIF or funny meme

• Muffles - Hide unwanted words, phrases, hashtags, users & more

• Center Stage - Media-centric timeline that puts images front & center

• Theming - Customize themes, fonts, home screen icons, text sizes & more

• Automatically change themes at night or whenever the system switches

• Universal app for iPhone & iPad with portrait & landscape support for both

• Open as many windows as you want on iPad

• Intuitive gestures makes browsing and tweeting more fun than ever

• Best-in-class VoiceOver support for award-winning accessibility

• Multi-image support and autoplaying of GIF's & videos right in the timeline

• List management support

• External keyboard support

For a complete list of Twitterrific features, visit Twitterrific.com for more information!

SUBSCRIPTION INFO

An optional auto-renewing monthly or yearly subscription is available which eliminates banner ads and subscription prompts. Payments will be charged to your App Store Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions are automatically renewed unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. Accounts will be charged for subscription renewals within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

Terms of Use: https://twitterrific.com/terms

Privacy Policy: https://twitterrific.com/privacy

Version

6.2.1

Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

14.0.1

Accessibility Comments

Very accessible and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username

@Twitterrific

Recommendations

21 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Stelios Platsis 4 months ago

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Comments

Muffling is very much like what Mute does in the Twitter native app. It is a way to muffle people from your timeline.. This allow you to keep following someone without haveing to unfollow them. What you can't do and somebody can clarify this for me. Is that you can't muffle upon say a hastag. It only works on a person. So basically you can only turn them off or on from your timeline. HTH

Hello Jose, Just double tap on the person you want to muffle on your timeline. From the Menu go down to the "From@The Person Name." Double tap on this. Now flick to the right until you find the Action button. Double tap on this button and you will now have the option to Muffle the User. HTH

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, April 22, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Tons of new improvements and some new features can be found in this new version release.

What's New in Version 5.2.1

NEW FEATURES

• App badges for push notifications (enable in iOS Settings > Notification Center)
- Notification count for replies, mentions & DM's
- Using app badges also clears messages from Notification Center
• Favstar support (enable in Settings > Other Services)
- View a user's Favstar page from their profile or via long tap on their avatar
- View Favstar info on a tweet via more actions menu (...)
• Twitter trends (open Sidebar > Search > Tweets tab to view)

IMPROVEMENTS

• Faster tweet loading time
• Search interface remembers last selected tab
• Support for Twitter stock symbols ($AAPL, etc)
• New tweet count stays on screen until the timeline is scrolled
• Home timeline auto-refreshes when posting a new tweet or DM
• Automatic theme changing now based on dawn/dusk at your location
• Compose gesture: one-finger swipe left/right to adjust cursor
• VoiceOver now speaks hint text at the bottom of settings panel
• VoiceOver now speaks muffled tweet descriptions
• Holding timeline position improved when using VoiceOver
• Photo viewer can be dismissed using VoiceOver's two-finger Z gesture

BUG FIXES

• Muffled hash tags are now case insensitive
• Buttons in settings are now easier to tap
• Corrected display bugs during pull-to-refresh
• Fixed a bug that prevented Readability from turning off
• Tweets at the top of the timeline are easier to swipe
• User links in emailed tweets now properly point to the user's profile
• Fixed various bugs that caused the timeline to jump to top unexpectedly
• Compose displays correctly when using foreign language keyboards on iPad
• Additional fixes & improvements

 

Submitted by Fleurppel on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In reply to by AnonyMouse

I'm having trouble muffling hashtags using Voice Over. I contacted Twitterific support, and they said tap and hold the hashtag to bring up that option. When I asked for more help, they gave me a site to go to which, while a nice promotional, did nothing to explain why I'm having difficulty with this process. Is anyone else having this problem? Thanks.

Submitted by blindgator on Thursday, April 25, 2013

In reply to by Fleurppel

With Twitterrific being so highly regarded by my fellow blind peeps, I finally broke down and bought it even though I have been very happy with Tweet List. Not sure if I have a setting set wrong, as none of my Direct Messages are showing up under Messages. I just got a few from someone and they show up on my mac in Night Owl, in Tweet List in the iPhone, but Messages in Twitterrific are blank. Any clue what the problem is? Thanks

Submitted by Caleb Eee on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hi, I'm facing same thing as well. When I do what is suggested, it will start searching the hash tag instead.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, May 13, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
What's New in Version 5.2.2 

NEW FEATURES

• Added new bookmarking service: Readability
• Added new image service: Droplr

IMPROVEMENTS

• The read/unread state of tweet timestamps are updated as you scroll
• Indicators in timeline tabs are updated as tweets are read
• Added VoiceOver feedback after performing profile actions (follow, unfollow, etc)
• Third party logins are now cleared out when a service is disabled
• Additional larger font size setting on iPad

BUG FIXES

• Compose attachment buttons are now disabled during @name autocomplete
• Fixed a bug that could cause replies to be counted more than once
• Improved reliability when clearing push notification badges
• VoiceOver no longer repeatedly announces new tweet count
• When composing replies, VoiceOver reads text first instead of original tweet

NOTES

• Yfrog links now open in the in-app browser instead of the photo viewer

Hello All, I am a tweet ListPro user who decided to download the twitterific app this weekend. I love it and I am considering switching to it full-time, but I wanted to know if there is a way to change the time stamp of the tweets in twitterific? In tweetlist Pro, you have the option to change the time stamp to a Absolute date format; such as Saturday 5pm. This is the day and time of the tweet, unlike in twitterific, you get a time stamp of 3 hours ago, or 18 minutes ago. I like the absolute date format in tweetlist Pro better and want to know if this option is available in twitterific. I didn't see that, but am I missing something? Is there a way to do this currently? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. -Andrew-

Hi Andrew, Unfortunately, I don't know of a way to do this. The timestamps in Twitterrific 5 used to be absolute, and I too liked this feature.

For those of you wondering, muffling is not currently supported with VO in twitterific; I read this on there FAQ forums, if anyone is still wondering.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In reply to by Andrew

That is interesting. That must be an outdated FAQ that they have up. I am able to use the muffling with no issue. It even shows me who I am muffling as well. Will have to check with the Twitterrific Team on this. Thanks for the info!

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hi all, quite a simple question really, how do I access my sent tweets? I can see options for messages, mentions etc but nothing for sent tweets. If I tap tweets I see received tweets. Any help is appreciated.

Submitted by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In reply to by alex wallis

Alex, probably the easiest way to view your own tweets is via your profile page, which you can get to by double-tapping on the 'Side Bar' button in the top left corner of the screen.

Version 5.2.3 has been released offering new features and bug fixes: "What's New in Version 5.2.3 NEW FEATURES • New sidebar item: Today - Quickly view your most recent favorites, retweets, and new followers - Available when push notifications are enabled in settings IMPROVEMENTS • Updated visual appearance • Images in the photo viewer are maximized for the current screen size • In-app browser now plays audio for videos even if the device is set to silent • When replying to multiple users, secondary usernames are auto-selected for quick deletion BUG FIXES • Fixed wrapping issues with profile text formatting • VoiceOver no longer reads incorrect names on DMs • Fixed an issue with saving conversations to Storify • Protected image uploads to Droplr use the correct link format • Avatar size setting no longer reverts when avatars are disabled • Fixed a crash caused by invalid URL parameter • Retweets are now displayed correctly on Favstar • The Open Page option for hashtags now opens the correct page"

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hi, I have just upgraded to the new version, however I can't see any option in the side bar when opened called today or anything similar, does anyone know how to access this new today view?

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

thought it might be easier to ask the developers directly, you have to turn on push notifications in settings for the today view apparently.

Still having an issue where VO says there are 3 new items in Twitterrific even though there aren't. I've tried uninstalling from phone and iTunes, then reinstalling. Also tried clearing the cache on my account. Strangely, when I reinstalled Twitterrific, and even before I added my Twitter info, it still told me there were 3 new items.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.5

NEW FEATURES

• Updated user interface and visual appearance for latest OS
• Fetching of new tweets & sync position while in the background
• New bookmarking service: Safari Reading List
• New gesture: Tap & hold in-app browser's mobilizer icon to enable by default
• New gesture: swipe from the left edge of the screen to open the sidebar
• Links can now be tweeted directly from within the in-app browser
• Added support for opening links in Chrome

IMPROVEMENTS

• Drastic improvements to performance throughout the application
• User names, email, hashtags & stock symbols are now tappable in user bios
• New / Saved searches are separated into their own sidebar items
• Opening of links in an external browser from the timeline (tap & hold URL)
• Redesigned in-app browser's interface for improved user experience

BUG FIXES

• Fixed log-in issues when uploading photos to Droplr image service
• Fixed text formatting issues in user bios containing links

NOTES

• Removed gesture for hiding/showing the status bar
• Removed the brightness slider from the theme panel

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, October 3, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.5.1

NEW FEATURES

• Support for devices with Apple's 64-bit processor

IMPROVEMENTS

• Various performance improvements throughout the application
• Improved responsiveness of sidebar screen edge gesture
• Switching between themes has a smooth fading effect
• Pull actions on tweets now have themed backgrounds
• Various tweaks to theme colors

BUG FIXES

• Fixes for various crashes when opening the app and posting a tweet
• Full profile visible for protected users you follow who don't follow you back

• Fixed a bug where the sidebar toolbar wouldn't appear in landscape on iPad
• Fixed an issue where the Readability mobilizer couldn't be turned off
• iOS autocomplete no longer triggered during username autocomplete
• Flickr images now load properly in the in-app photo viewer
• Position marker displayed on muffled tweets

Submitted by Travis Roth on Thursday, October 3, 2013

Club AppleVis Member
As the subject says, I cannot get Twitterific 5.5 or the just updated 5.5.1 to open on iOS 7 running on an iPhone 4. Anyone else see this? I am wondering if it is specific to the iPhone 4, which is a bit over-taxed with iOS 7 as it turns out?

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.5.2

NEW FEATURES

• Profile Editing
- Crop and upload avatar and banner images
- Set your name, location, website, and bio

IMPROVEMENTS

• Performance enhancements when scrolling and loading the timeline
• Improved application launch time

BUG FIXES

• Timeline no longer always jumps to marker when loading more tweets
• Addressed various crash-on-launch issues

Submitted by Callum on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I have two accounts and my first one worked streight away, but my other one I can't seem to access. It is listed in accounts and when I click on it it says "pomission needed to view this account" and a sign in with Twitter button. I click sign in with Twitter and it redirects me to Safari. I sign in on Safari and I'm then redirected back to Twitterific, which has a screen that says "reticulating splines" and a "working..." button. If I click "working... button" it just goes back to the pomission needed screen with the sign in with twitter again or back to accounts menu, where I can still only access one acccount. I've had a look at my settings and it is allowed access on both my iPhone settings and on Twitter itself. By the way, the reticulating splines screen doesn't do anything. I ended up leaving my phone on it for about 5 minutes or so while I sorted out something else, and when I came back to it it was on exactly the same screen. I've also tried reinstalling the app and that hasn't helped either. Can anyone help? Thanks

Hello Callum, Earlier I sent the team of Twitterrific of your problems. They were very gracious and quick in seeing if they can't resolve your problem. They ask for you to check out and visit this page. So keep us posted if this helps you out. http://support.iconfactory.com/kb/twitterrific/troubleshooting-authorizing-accounts-in-twitterrific-5-on-ios-7 HTH

Submitted by Callum on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thanks but it didn't work. When I checked my settings, both my accounts were listed. I also tried delete the account that wasn't working from iOS and authorize again, but it still didn't help. Thanks though

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, November 11, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.5.3

IMPROVEMENTS

• New layout for user profiles
• New pull-to-refresh animation
• View profile banners by tapping on them
• Swipe upwards on a photo in the image viewer to dismiss
• Various performance enhancements throughout the app

BUG FIXES

• Fixed a bug that prevented users from being displayed in people search
• Fixed a bug where the pull-to-refresh control would disappear
• Pinning the sidebar open on iPad doesn't prevent VoiceOver timeline access
• Reauthorization not needed after refreshing in the background while locked
• Scrolling past DMs and mentions now properly marks them as read
• Deleted tweets no longer re-appear after refreshing
• Fixes for various crash on launch issues

Submitted by Matthew on Monday, November 11, 2013

This latest update has not resolved the issue of your focus or place being lost frequently when reading through your timeline with VoiceOver.

Twitterific has contacted me earlier this evening on this subject. It is apparently a bug and they are aware of the problem. They are currently working on this and hope to have a fix for this soon. HTH

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In reply to by treky fan

Version 5.6 is now available and includes many new features and a VoiceOver bug fix: "What's New in Version 5.6 NEW FEATURES • Live streaming of timelines over wifi (enable in settings) • List management - add/remove lists - add/remove users from lists - edit list details and privacy settings - create new lists • Added support for viewing images in direct messages • Added ability to copy discussions from the share menu IMPROVEMENTS • Links to Twitter custom timelines now open in the in-app browser • Performance enhancements throughout the application • Changes to eliminate slow-downs over time BUG FIXES • 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"

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Sunday, February 16, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Twitterrific version 5.6.1 is now available: "What's New in Version 5.6.1 NEW FEATURES • Streaming searches & conversation views over wi-fi • Tap and hold to customize navigation tabs - mentions, messages & favs • New tweet counter now shows up in all timelines IMPROVEMENTS • Redesigned new tweet counter - persistent, smaller footprint • Improved app performance when returning from the background • Improved app launch time for users with multiple accounts • VO no longer interrupts reading tweets on arrival of new tweets BUG FIXES • Streaming label no longer overlaps the timeline • Fixed various crashing issues • Fixed broken link to Iconfactory apps on the About screen NOTES • Now with addictive pull to play support"

Submitted by Nolly on Monday, March 31, 2014

Anyone else having an issue with the notifications after purchasing the ability inside the app? I decided I liked it enough to purchase all the app features, but feeling really irritated that even after spending the money, I don't get notification alerts or the badge icon updates (back ground refresh is on). I checked, double checked and triple checked the settings inside the app and in the notification center settings in IOS itself, and everything is turned on. I'm connected to the internet and even tried restarting my phone as well as re-installing the app, but still nothing changes. Am I doing something wrong?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, March 31, 2014

Did you get any errors about the twitter service/ It uses twitter's notifications so go in to the setting in twtiteriffic and click the notifications part. it will say something to the effect that it's checking twitter's servers.

hth.

Submitted by Nolly on Monday, March 31, 2014

I didn't receive any error messages but for some reason I wasn't logged into Twitter in the IOS settings, I logged in and allowed Twitterific to use it. Is this what was causing the issue?

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Monday, March 31, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hi Nolly,

It sounds like there may have been a Twitter permissions issue in iOS that might be causing you to not receive notifications. It is also worth checking to ensure Twitterrific has all of the necessary permissions in your Twitter account...an easy way to do this is to see if you can get into your direct messages, as if you are not fully logged into Twitter this will not work.

Submitted by Nolly on Monday, March 31, 2014

I can enter my messages, see everything as normal, but still don't receive push notifications. Twitterific has permission to use my account, and I am logged in to Twitterific as well. I just checked everything again but don't understand why the notifications part doesn't seem to work, as everything that needs to be on is on. Any other suggestions?

Submitted by alex wallis on Monday, March 31, 2014

Hi, you get notifications for messages and mentions etc, you don't get notifications just for new tweets. Streaming is for the timeline automatically updating when new tweets are sent to your timeline streaming only works on wifi, though I believe notifications work on cellular as well as wifi. I don't bother using streaming myself as VoiceOver doesn't work very well with it, because if you are in the app above your timeline VoiceOver doesn't tell you if a new tweet comes in, if you are focused on the newest tweet in your timeline as soon as a new one comes in VoiceOver simply reads you the tweet you are focused on and not the new tweet. From a VoiceOver users point of view I find streaming a quite useless feature as you have to keep manually flicking up to read new tweets anyway just to stop old ones automatically reading each time the timeline updates. I find notifications work well with VoiceOver but unfortunately twitterrific won't extend it so that VoiceOver users will be sent new tweets as notifications. I have streaming turned off and just manually refresh when needed because of how it just doesn't work well with VoiceOver.

Submitted by Nolly on Monday, March 31, 2014

I do wish I had known this before spending the money to upgrade the app. The main reason I had done it is because it is tiresome to have to go into an app or log into a site just to check if anything new has happened. I personally wouldn't use Twitter at all but since so many forms of news come out this way, I figured it was the best choice to stay up to date, especially when the Fantasy Football season opens. Thank you for the information and thank you to the people who attempted to help me resolve this issue. Is there a way I can get notifications on another app? I know I could search for it but after this incident I don't want to just hope that the app does what I want it to do. I don't ever respond, send out tweets so I would just need it to notify me if anything is posted.

Submitted by alex wallis on Monday, March 31, 2014

I don't know of any apps which stream and automatically read new tweets. Notifications read automatically its just streaming that doesn't work well. I would certainly like to find a new app where tweets automatically read but don't think this is possible.

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Monday, March 31, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Hi Noly, What specifically are you trying to get push notifications for, e.g. mentions, direct messages, new followers, etc.? Twitterrific sends push notifications for a lot of different events on Twitter, but does not support notifications for tweets from a particular person. The native Twitter app does, however. The native Twitter app is also free.

Submitted by Nolly on Monday, March 31, 2014

Yes, I am trying to find a way to get notifications when a new tweet comes in from a particular person or persons. You say the native app does this? Do I have to do something to enable this or is it turned on automatically? I still like Twitterific and will use it for everything else but I still desire the ability to get a notification if a new tweet is posted when I am not currently in the app.

Submitted by music fairy on Monday, March 31, 2014

Hey I don't know if this is what your looking for or not but there is this app called the social radio that reads everything as it comes in. The voices are nice too.

Submitted by Nolly on Monday, March 31, 2014

I got it now. The native Twitter app has the ability as you said, but you have to go into each person you are following and turn on notifications individually per person. It works and I now get alerts on my main locked screen. Thank you again for the help, using the Twitter app for notifications and Twitterific for everything else will work out just fine. I'm just glad there was a way to do it.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.7.1

IMPROVEMENTS

• Removed queueing of tweets to prevent accidental duplicate posts
• Double-tapping in the photo viewer now properly zooms in on the image
• Added new safeguards to prevent web ads from automatically opening Safari
• Improved formatting of links set from twitterrific via email
• Older twitter status links now open in the app

BUG FIXES

• New tweet counter desaturates properly when behind popup views
• Favoriting tweets from blocked accounts no longer results in a queue loop
• RTs no longer display as "RT'd by and you"
• Various crash fixes

 

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.7.2

NEW FEATURES
• Edit tweet (tap the more actions icon)
- Quickly deletes a tweet and reopens the compose screen

IMPROVEMENTS
• Improved launch times for users with multiple accounts
• Streaming only prevents auto-sleep while device is charging

BUG FIXES
• Addressed issue causing network connection errors
• Fixed issues with reading service logins that use special characters

NOTES
• Theme panel can now be shaken, not stirred
• Thanks to Ethan Marcotte (@beep) for inspiring the edit tweet feature

 

Submitted by DJHey20 on Monday, April 28, 2014

I have tried several Twitter apps, and I have to say, this one is by far the best for voiceover users. I love how fast and easy it is to use. The only thing I would recommend for the next update, is dividing things in the main menu into tabs, such as mentions, direct messages, etc. In my opinion, that would be much easier than having them be next to each other at the top. Other than that, this app is awesome! And I would highly recommend it, especially if you love Twitter. :)

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.7.6
NEW FEATURES

• Added 1Password Extension support in the browser (iOS 8 only)

IMPROVEMENTS

• Streamlined action sheets when used with a single bookmarking service
• Adjusted and smoothed zooming behavior in the photo viewer
• Added support for larger display sizes
• Streamlined authorization with Twitter
• Compatibility and future-proofing

BUG FIXES

• Pasting jpegs and pngs when composing a tweet no longer triggers an error
• Fixed an issue with untappable links in emails from the in-app browser
• Fixed an issue with the swipe gesture when composing a tweet
• Location services permissions now work properly
• Fixed a number of crashing issues

NOTE

• Twitpic is no longer a supported image upload service
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