twitterrific iconThe 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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

Dave-Z Avatar
148 months ago
Nice improvements, but I still think Tweetbot is the best.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TuffLuffJimmy Avatar
148 months ago
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
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4D4M Avatar
148 months ago
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

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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
148 months ago
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.

True but then you add this nice screenshot with, wait, advertisement.;)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mduser63 Avatar
148 months ago
Why are there different twitter apps and why are they paid apps? Is there something wrong with the normal one?

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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrismarle Avatar
148 months ago
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand still no native push notification support.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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