The Iconfactory Releases Twitterrific 5 for iOS with Redesigned Interface

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The Iconfactory, the developer of Twitterrific and Flare for Mac, has released a major update of its Twitter client for iOS. Twitterrific 5 debuted the App Store tonight and features a completely redesigned interface, themes and font customization, cross-device synchronization, and more.

    As in previous versions, Twitterrific offers all of the basic Twitter client functions like timeline browsing, access to mentions and direct messages, search, and list access. New features include two themes, Light and Dark, that can be switched manually or done automatically at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm every day. Twitterrific 5 also offers five font choices and nine font sizes, as well as control over line spacing.

    Cross-device synchronization is available through Apple's iCloud service or Tweet Marker. Unlike previous versions, Twitterrific now does not include advertising and offers multiple account support without the need for an upgrade via in-app purchase, though the app is no longer a free download. Twitterrific 5 is available now and costs $2.99, which is a special introductory price in celebration of its launch. [Direct Link]

    A review and video of Twitterrific 5 are available at our sister site, AppShopper.

    Article Link: The Iconfactory Releases Twitterrific 5 for iOS with Redesigned Interface
  2. macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Nice improvements, but I still think Tweetbot is the best.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2012
    Why are there different twitter apps and why are they paid apps? Is there something wrong with the normal one?
  4. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I don't even remember the original Twitter app, I don't think there was even one? Gosh, it's so long ago. Twitterrific, Tweetie, TweetDeck, UberTwitter, Seesmic, HootSuite, and Echofon (TwitterFon back in the day) were the original big guys back when there was only the iPhone 2G. So that's kinda where it all started.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    You think there is a lot of apps for Mac and iOS?

    Back when WebOS was still in beta, there were HUNDREDS of developers applying for the beta program submitting their justification of building a Twitter app. :)
  6. macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2009
    New Jersey
    The regular app has sponsored posts, something that I don't like seeing. Also twitter bought out Tweetie and ruined it so much. It also lacks muting (blocking people/hashtags for varying lengths of time).

    As for charging people, twitter recently changed developer rules to limit new licenses so developers need to charge to make their development costs back.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand still no native push notification support.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    The "normal" one *was* one of those "so many different Twitter apps" until Twitter bought it. It used to be called Tweetie. It wasn't the original Twitter app for iOS, either. Twitteriffic was. Twitteriffic was an app for jailbroken original iPhones before Apple even supported third party apps. Twitteriffic (on Mac) introduced a ton of things taken for granted now, including the word "tweet" and, IIRC, a bird as mascot for Twitter.

    In short Twitter owes a whole lot to all the third party apps out there.
  9. macrumors 603


    Oct 5, 2008
    They should have drop the price to $.99 for a couple of days.
  10. macrumors 603


    True but then you add this nice screenshot with, wait, advertisement.;)

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  11. macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    This looks great and all, but I paid $10 for the first twitterrific and now that app no longer works and every few months CHockenberry wants some more money out of us, so he takes his app out of the store, redoes the style (but doesn't expand functionality) and asks for more money. Ugh
  12. macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2005
    Broken Britain
    Exactly right, this company is totally sleazy. I paid for an ad-free experience but then they upgraded the app and wanted more money from me. What a rip-off, I won't touch any of their products ever again.
  13. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2004
    You may be right, but at £13.99UK it's way overpriced. Half that would still be expensive compared to other Twitter clients.

    The real disaster was when Twitter bought out Tweetie and proceeded to ruin it.
  14. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    i still think Echofon is the most reliable one with sync and push plus its free. been using it since iPhone 3G
  15. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
  16. macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    Really nice app but I won't leave tweetbot until there is built in push support.
  17. macrumors 68010


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    It's not £13.99 on the iOS app store though. It's £1.99.
  18. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Urgh. Putting the time indicator underneath tweets wastes so much space, and the top bar is now way too crowded. Plus with the iPhone 5's length moving controls that used to be easily reachable at the bottom of the screen up at the top seems like a negative step.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
    That's the Twitter account of AppShopper...
  20. macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2009
    I bought it against my better judgement. I can't say I would recommend it to anyone when Tweetbot is a million times better.
  21. macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2003
    So. Cal.
    I almost never post on Twitter. I just use it to read posts. I looked at the new Twitteriffic 5. I think I prefer the look and style of the earlier Twitteriffic 4. Probably just because I'm used to it. The new one looks great for people who interact a lot more. Both very well made. Props to IconFactory for making great looking software!
  22. macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Yeah, I noticed that was all @appshopper :)

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