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 banana 2 months 2 weeks ago

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Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, November 3, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.8.1

BUG FIXES
• Retweeting a mention no longer shows a duplicate tweet when streaming
• Fixed an iCloud issue that would cause the app to crash on launch
• Sending an email from the share sheet now fills in the subject line
• Fixed an issue with accessing DM conversations in VoiceOver

Submitted by Toonhead on Monday, November 3, 2014

You gotta love a developer who specificly mentions fixes for VoiceOver users...In the last version we couldn't access conversations, but in this update, it's fixed just like they mentioned. If you're reading this and you're on the fence about a twitter client, go for Twitteriffic, you'll be very glad you did.

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Twitterrific version 5.8.2 is now available, and it includes a new VoiceOver-specific gesture:

"What's New in Version 5.8.2
NEW FEATURES

• Added option for large image previews in timeline
- Adjust image preview settings in theme panel
• New font: Zosimo

IMPROVEMENTS

• Today view automatically refreshes when receiving new notifications
• Return to Twitterrific from Chrome using the browser's back button
• Two-finger double-tap on a tweet in VoiceOver to view a discussion
• Links saved using the share sheets now have more accurate titles
• Various font and avatar sizing tweaks in timeline
• Various speed enhancements

BUG FIXES

• Fixed an issue with some links crashing the application

OTHER NOTES

• Dark theme at night setting has moved to the theme panel"

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Monday, January 26, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Twitterrific version 5.9 is now available:

"What's New in Version 5.9
NEW FEATURES

• Multi-image upload support
- Attach up to four images to upload at one time

• Multi-image viewing support
- View up to four images attached to a tweet
- Swipe between multiple images attached to a tweet
- Tap individual thumbnails to view them directly

• Extended Media Support in the timeline
- Support for rich media previews for a wide variety of links
- Watch videos directly in the timeline (Vine, Instagram, Moby, etc)
- View Twitter animated GIFs

IMPROVEMENTS

• Instagram photos now open in the in-app photo viewer
• Open a timeline of a user's mentions from their avatar's tap-and-hold menu
• Tapping a media link in a tweet opens the source page (App Store links, etc)
• Tapping a media preview or avatar no longer selects the tweet
• Sending links to Pocket now attaches the source tweet
• Various UI improvements to the in-app photo viewer

BUG FIXES

• Tapping cancel now closes image picker popups when editing profile
• Images no longer falsely show up as a broken link when opened
• Fixed an issue with sending tweets and conversations to Storify
• Photo viewer no longer gets into a state where it can't be closed
• Fixed an issue with sharing tweets with Evernote"

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.9.2

IMPROVEMENTS
• Added support for attaching multiple images all at once when composing tweets
• @ and # symbols included when copying usernames and hashtags
• Increased performance when loading new tweets or scrolling the timeline
• The text of translated tweets can now be copied to the pasteboard
• Better formatting of translated tweet text

BUG FIXES
• Fixed problems displaying Twitter's animated GIFs in the media viewer
• URLs containing @ symbols no longer throw off a tweet's character count
• Fixed a bug that caused the pull-to-refresh control to sometimes disappear
• Timeline no longer jumps when scrolling while loading new tweets
• Fixed a bug where VoiceOver wouldn't read pic.twitter links

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.10

NEW FEATURES

• Muffling and Muting
- New sidebar item for managing your muffles
- Convert any muffle filter to mute
- View a list of all muffled screennames, hashtags, domains, and keywords
- Access muffle options (delete/mute) by swiping left on any list item
- Add muffles for any term from scratch
- Keyword muffling/muting supports regular expressions

• Draft Support
- Account-based and synced through iCloud
- Options to copy or insert and delete drafts into compose
- Tap and hold on drafts icon to quickly insert the top draft into compose
- Rearrange, copy, and delete drafts quickly

• Smart Quotes support when composing tweets

IMPROVEMENTS

• Push notifications now show more text
• Push notifications display expanded URLs
• Large image previews when attaching pictures to tweets
• URLs, hashtags, and usernames displayed above share sheets for reference
• Emailed links have a more relevant default subject line
• Tap-hold on thumbnails in the timeline now shares the thumbnail image
• Streamlined reauthorization when needed for access to direct messages
• Tweaked swipe gesture to make opening the sidebar easier
• Thinner sidebar for better access to the timeline
• Reduced overlay transparency when the Reduce Transparency iOS accessibility setting is enabled
• Links opened in Chrome now create a new tab
• Added media preview support for twitrpix
• General speed improvements

BUG FIXES

• Sidebar can be accessed via VoiceOver when pinned open
• Twitter links in Slack can now be successfully opened in Twitterrific
• Rotating the device when the sidebar is pinned open in landscape (iPad, iPhone 6+) no longer causes the timeline to lose its position

Submitted by Jesus R on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hi. I've heard of twitterific from time to time but checked it out after it got chosen as applevis app of the month. Love the app so far and have since deleted tweetlist as I haven't seen any updates for it and it just wasn't as fast as this app. Also, the iPad support was a very nice touch as I sometimes use the iPad for looking at tweets and wanted something else rather than the twitter app itself.
My question is this. When choosing to show the sidebar in landscape where does it go? This is spisific to the iPad, and I don't see it on iPhone settings. After turning show sidebar in landscape setting on, the only change I see is that I can see the home, mentions, and messages taps, along with my twitter username to the left of all of these. I would have thought the sidebar would be on the left, with tweets on the right. All I'm seeing right now is a lot of empty screen. PS. I'm using voiceover, not zoom.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

More fixes for the VoiceOver issues that we have been seeing. Including the missing timelines that some of us have seen. Plus, it has a VoiceOver fix for the Apple Watch owners.

What's New in Version 5.11.1

NEW FEATURES

• Post from any account directly from the compose screen

IMPROVEMENTS

• Ability to DM a user who's enabled Twitter's new "Messages from anyone" option
• Improved responsiveness of swipe down gesture when dismissing modal views
• Interface improvements to user profiles on iOS and Glance on Apple Watch
• Added option for Reply to All when replying to a tweet from Apple Watch
• Added support for opening Periscope URLs

BUG FIXES

• Account authorization no longer hangs on the "reticulating splines" step
• VoiceOver no longer skips some tweets while scrolling through the timeline
• Fixed a problem displaying user profiles via Handoff from Apple Watch to iPhone
• Fixed problems when deleting and re-adding a muted term to the muffle UI
• Fixed delays when scrolling the Activity View on Apple Watch
• Fixed a VoiceOver problem when attaching images to a tweet
• Improved VoiceOver support when composing new tweets on Apple Watch

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.12

NEW FEATURES

• Full support for Quoted Tweets
- Tap and hold on the RT button to quote a tweet
- Preview quoted tweets in your timeline, tap to view them

• Settings option to display tab bar at the bottom of the screen (iPhone only)
- An additional customizable nav bar slot is displayed at bottom

• Tapping the currently-selected tab toggles between:
- The marker position and the top of the timeline
- If no marker is available, timeline will scroll to the most recent Load More gap

• New tab bar option - My Tweets (tap and hold to set)
- Displays a timeline of your own recent tweets

• Added URL scheme for sharing and importing muffles
- Tap and hold on a term in your muffle list to share with others
- Import by tapping on a shared muffle rule URL

• Redesigned in-app notification banners for greater visibility
- Swipe downward on any notification to quickly dismiss
- Only notifications for your current account are displayed
- Tap any notification to view additional information

• Apple Watch: Added emoji and quick replies
- Enabled from the options screen in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone

IMPROVEMENTS

• Increased the number of tweets loaded when tapping the Load More button
• Selecting a tweet refreshes its current Fav/RT count
• Added support for creating muffle rules in search and user timelines
• Additional checks to prevent unrequested redirects from the in-app browser
• Streamlined activation process for push notifications

• Apple Watch: Various UI tweaks and refinements
- Increased button hit target sizes
- Improved use of text wrapping
- Increased contrast

• Apple Watch: Various performance enhancements
- Glance view loading times decreased
- Automatic dismissal after posting a tweet successfully
- Improved Voiceover labels on record and post buttons

BUG FIXES

• Imgur links are no longer broken
• Links to custom Twitter timelines now open in the browser
• Fixed some cases where the wrong smart quote was being used
• Fixed a crash when opening the photo attachment sheet
• Fixed an issue with reinserting URLs when deleting and editing a tweet
• Fixed issues when emailing tweets containing HTML
• Fixed various visual glitches in the timeline

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Sunday, August 9, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.13

NEW FEATURES

• Hashtag autocomplete in Compose
- Tap the # key and start typing to see suggestions
- Tap the X button or the # key to exit without autocompleting

IMPROVEMENTS

• Copying links to tweets and stock symbols now uses HTTPS URLs
• Quoted tweets have a more friendly presentation in the composer
• Improved performance of in-app browser
• Swiping open the sidebar now tracks your finger
• Dismissing images or videos by swiping finishes more quickly
• In-app browser and media viewer now supports handoff
• While dragging a tweet to reply or view a conversation the timeline can no longer scroll out from under you
• Numerous interaction improvements throughout the app
• Several UI enhancements from the future

BUG FIXES

• Fixed a bug preventing GIFs from being attached from the camera roll
• Video controls in the media viewer are now accessible by VoiceOver
• Replying to multiple users highlights extra usernames by default again
• The status bar now hides when viewing photos and movies
• Added safeguards for future updates to prevent the app from prompting for your iTunes password
• Undoing a retweet or favorite should appropriately update the UI
• Quoted tweets should no longer briefly display an incorrect tweet
• Video playback more consistently fades and resumes other background audio
• Fixed bugs that allowed for sliding-to-reply/converse on multiple tweets at once
• Squished several crash-inducing bugs

Submitted by Dennis Freedman on Monday, August 10, 2015

Hi, have updated to latest version. Am using Public Beta of IOS9 but can't get the hashtag autofeature in compose to work. Any suggestions please? I type the hashtag and a character or two that I know belong to hashtags but nothing happens

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Twitterrific 5.13.1 is now available:

What's New in Version 5.13.1

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Username & hash tag autocompletion favors the ones you've used most recently
  • Autocompleted hash tags now respect case-sensitivity
  • Quoted tweets no longer clutter the display w/ their source URL
  • Optimized the display of quoted tweets in the timeline so they are entirely visible
  • Viewing a tweet's conversation now shows an improved number of replies
  • Tapping & holding on a muffled tweet has quick option to convert to mute
  • Muffle & muting rules apply to quoted tweets
  • Regex muffle rules now also apply to the sender's display name + username
  • Improved reliability when translating tweets to your native language
  • Adjusted kerning of certain fonts from the future for improved readability
  • Improved performance when loading avatars and thumbnails

BUG FIXES

  • Theme changing (two-finger swipe) gesture now disabled when viewing photos
  • Fixed a bug that caused right-to-left languages like Arabic to display improperly
  • Fixed a problem with scrolling off screen when zooming in on a map pin
  • Accessibility: Fixed VO access to the tweet menu in landscape (especially iPad)
  • Accessibility: Improved focus reliability after favoriting, retweeting, or performing other actions that don’t result in popping up a new window
  • Accessibility: Should no longer be able to activate controls behind the sidebar when it is open

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.13.1

IMPROVEMENTS

• Username & hash tag autocompletion favors the ones you've used most recently
• Autocompleted hash tags now respect case-sensitivity
• Quoted tweets no longer clutter the display w/ their source URL
• Optimized the display of quoted tweets in the timeline so they are entirely visible
• Viewing a tweet's conversation now shows an improved number of replies
• Tapping & holding on a muffled tweet has quick option to convert to mute
• Muffle & muting rules apply to quoted tweets
• Regex muffle rules now also apply to the sender's display name + username
• Improved reliability when translating tweets to your native language
• Adjusted kerning of certain fonts from the future for improved readability
• Improved performance when loading avatars and thumbnails

BUG FIXES

• Theme changing (two-finger swipe) gesture now disabled when viewing photos
• Fixed a bug that caused right-to-left languages like Arabic to display improperly
• Fixed a problem with scrolling off screen when zooming in on a map pin
• Accessibility: Fixed VO access to the tweet menu in landscape (especially iPad)
• Accessibility: Improved focus reliability after favoriting, retweeting, or performing other actions that don’t result in popping up a new window
• Accessibility: Should no longer be able to activate controls behind the sidebar when it is open

Submitted by Luca on Monday, September 7, 2015

I have the free version; how do i save quickly a link to instapaper? i can only save the wweet, not jus the article pointed by ta link

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, September 7, 2015

Click the link, then click share after the in app browser comes up and instapaper should be there.

Good luck.

Submitted by Diego Garibay on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Is there a website, guide, entry in this website itself. That I can use so I can learn all the voiceover specific gestures that you can do in Twitterrific. As in what happens when you double tap to fingers. Tap and hold on something. Or any of the things only voiceover users are able to do? Thank you for the help.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Be sure to note the number of VoiceOver improvements!

What's New in Version 5.13.2
FEATURES

• Support for iPad split screen and slide over multitasking on iOS 9
• Reply to mention push notifications from notification center on iOS 9
• Send and receive long direct messages
• Swipe up or down on your timeline with two or three fingers to quickly change accounts

IMPROVEMENTS

• Tweets that contain only an image no longer have a stray blank line
• Improved reliability when restoring scroll position to the marker
• A local push notification is generated if an action fails while the app is in the background
• Unread tweets indicator no longer counts muted tweets
• More responsive when switching between accounts
• Improved VoiceOver accessibility when using the pinned sidebar in landscape
• VoiceOver can now open quoted tweets
• VoiceOver’s focus on tweets should be more stable
• Links to gofundme.com now generate a thumbnail image
• Various performance improvements

BUG FIXES

• Streaming your timeline should no longer show irrelevant tweets
• Fixed a bug that would prevent background refresh from working
• Scrolling timelines when your device has no signal no longer flashes the loading indicator
• Fixed a bug that caused certain links in tweets to open the wrong link
• Fixed a layout bug when taking a photo while composing a tweet and rotating device to landscape
• Improved reliability when translating tweets
• Scrubbing old-fashioned GIFs works again
• The pull-to-refresh control should no longer disappear and never come back
• Background overlay behind modal popups no longer occasionally disappears while the popup is open
• Timelines are no longer accidentally circumventing scroll acceleration
• VoiceOver can no longer focus on things that are behind modal popups such as compose or profile views
• VoiceOver no longer reads muted tweets
• Scrolling the timeline with VoiceOver should no longer randomly trigger a timeline refresh

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.13.3

FEATURES

• 3D Touch for tweets - peek at links, profiles, and thumbnails (iPhone 6s and 6s+)
• 3D Touch shortcuts - quickly compose a new tweet or jump to a specific account from your home screen (iPhone 6s and 6s+)
• Automatically loads more tweets to fill gaps in your timelines
• Setting to always open the in-app web browser in reader mode

IMPROVEMENTS

• Swipe from screen edge to dismiss the in-app browser - even on iOS 9+
• New zooming transition when tapping on a thumbnail
• Added menu option to easily quote your own tweets
• The 2 (or 3) finger vertical account switch gesture no longer conflicts with scrolling or iPad multitasking gestures
• Periodically downloads all blocked users for an account and filters timelines accordingly
• Popup and media views now blur the background instead of just dimming it, including animation during transitions
• Tapping the title of most timelines scrolls to the marker or the top even when in landscape on iPhone
• Saving/Removing searches is now done using a toggle button in the header
• Accessing a list’s options is now done using a settings button in the header
• Swipe to delete saved searches from the sidebar
• Reduced data usage and latency when fetching thumbnails for Instagram, Deviantart, Flickr, Kickstarter, YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, and Dailymotion
• Added thumbnails for Rdio, College Humor, Funny or Die, Ted, Vine, and Hulu
• Accessibility: Clearing cache and deleting users in the account picker should now be accessible
• Performance improvements

BUG FIXES

• Fixed a bug that resulted in tweets getting lost after tapping send
• Fixed text entry in the search field when using right-to-left languages
• Saving and deleting searches updates the sidebar immediately
• Clearing the cache no longer disables push notifications for the account
• Fixed layout when viewing multiple photos in split screen on iPad
• Fixed a bug that could mangle URLs when sharing tweets via email
• Adding muffle rules via links in tweets now works from anywhere in the app
• Corrected pluralization issues for users that only followed a single account
• Long-pressing in the account picker no longer conflicts with 3D Touch
• The indicator when loading images is now correctly centered
• Fixed issues that could cause actions initiated from a notification to be ignored
• Launching Twitterrific from a URL scheme should more reliably perform the requested action

Submitted by Apple Khmer on Saturday, December 26, 2015

How can I edit user name on this client?

Submitted by Kelly Sapergia on Thursday, April 21, 2016

I started using Twitterrific a couple years ago with my 5th Gen iPod Touch, and at the time thought it was the best Twitter client for iOS. Now, however, I'm noticing some odd behavior. I'll be flicking through my tweets, and at first it will read them in the proper order. But soon I'll find myself back at a previous tweet, even though I was still flicking to the right.
I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing this behavior? It's because of it that I switched to Tweetings, but am constantly frustrated with that particular app eventually refusing to run after awhile.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 5.14.3

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

Submitted by music fairy on Saturday, August 6, 2016

Hello. I thought I read somewhere that this client supporded custom gestures for those with bluetooth keyboards? Is this still correct, or am I thinking of something else?

Submitted by Kerry Fielding on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hi. I've been using Twitterrific on and off for years but reverted back to twitter when I experienced some issues. I have now gone back to twitteriffic and am running version 5.16.1. Firstly, it's still a lovely interface but I want to banish twitter and am holding onto it because I don't know how to make Twiterrific notify me about a couple of specific people's tweets. If someone could tell me how to do this I'd be eternally grateful. Thank you.

Submitted by Dave82 on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Question, does Twitterrific have any options for saving articles that are linked to in tweets to read later? I currently use Tweetings, which allows me to save articles to Instapaper or Pocket to read later, which is very useful when you are reading through the tweets in your timeline and just want to save some articles along the way to read later.