Twitterrific, The Iconfactory’s freemium Twitter client for the iPhone and iPad, was refreshed in the App Store this morning with a bevy of enhancements, including improvements to username and
hash tag autocompletion, a feature introduced in Twitterrific’s previous update.
Among other changes, this edition of Twitterrific includes some new quick actions, support for quoted tweets in muffle and muting rules and much more.
Twitterrific’s auto-completion feature for usernames and hash tags has been refined to surface your most-recently used items and respect case-sensitivity. “When you type a hash tag or username the app tracks which ones you like to use the most and presents those items first when autocompleting,” said developers.
Quoted tweets no longer appear in your stream with their source URL, which helps declutter your view a great deal.
In fact, developers note they revamped your view for full display of quote tweets. In addition, viewing a tweet’s conversation returns more results including quotes of the original tweet, making threads more useful.
Muffled a tweet? You can now tap and hold to reveal a new option to convert it to mute just like that. Speaking of which, your muffle and muting rules now apply to tweets in Twitter’s new quoted tweet format, which should help keep your timeline clear of TV spoilers and unwanted tweet topics.
They’ve fixed a host of accessibility related bugs that made using the app frustrating at times for the hard of seeing. Controls behind the sidebar can no longer be accidentally activated and focus reliability after favoriting, retweeting or performing other actions has been improved as well.
The app is now much more VoiceOver-friendly and includes fixes to right-to-left languages like Arabic, improved kerning of the San Fransisco font on the iOS 9 beta and more.
The full list of changes is available here.
Today’s update bumps Twitterrific’s version number to 5.13.1. The following bug fixes, improvements and changes are include in this edition of Twitterrific.
- 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.
- 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.
As mentioned, Twitterrific is a freemium app that provides basic features at no charge, with advanced capability like ad removal, push notifications and tweet translation locked behind In-App Purchases.
A 7.8-megabyte download, Twitterrific 5 requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later. The app is fully optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and includes a capable Apple Watch app with an informative glance offering updates on important Twitter activity.