Twitterrific has become one of our favorite Twitter clients for iOS since it was overhauled back in December, and The Iconfactory continues to make it even greater with every update. The latest, version 5.0.2, brings a number of new features, plus a whole host of improvements to things like the in-app browser, VoiceOver, and lists.
Twitterrific’s in-app web browser now offers a handy reading mode using Instapaper or Readability, which strips away adverts and other distractions to leave you with just the text, images, and videos that are relevant to the story you’re reading. In addition to this, the update also allows you to see image previews in the timeline (finally!), find tweets in all timelines via ‘History’ search, and view images in the photo viewer without a frame.
There is also a whole host of improvements and bug fixes, including:
• In-app web browser now uses the entire screen on iPad
• Twitterrific now loads 100 tweets while refreshing or loading more
• New gesture: Tap and hold the RT icon on a tweet to quickly retweet with a comment
• When user avatars are hidden in the timeline, tap on a username to open a profile
• VoiceOver now uses a relative date/time on tweets instead of an absolute one
• Added VoiceOver accessibility to the Load More button
• Searches and Lists in the sidebar are now ordered alphabetically
• Tapping outside of popup navigation on iPad now dismisses view
• Visual improvements to popup navigation and views
• Other minor interface improvements
• Fixed an issue where empty Twitter accounts in iOS Settings could cause a crash
• Adjusted scroll to top area so it’s less likely to be tapped by accident
• Foreign keyboards no longer cover up the bottom of the compose screen
• Fixed a bug that prevented some of your friends/followers from being displayed
• Replying to your own reply no longer loses the conversation thread
Finally, this update also forces Instagram links to open within the built-in browser. This isn’t exactly an improvement — it was much nicer when we could see Instagram photos in our timelines — but unfortunately, the photo sharing service doesn’t allow that anymore.
You can download the latest Twitterrific release from the App Store now using the source link below. If you don’t already have the app, we highly recommend it; check out our review.
Source: App Store.