Twitterrific Gets Mute Filters, A New Font & A Stack Of Improvements

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Twitterrific for iOS has received its first major update since it was overhauled with version 5.0 back in December. In addition to mute filters for users, hashtags, and domains, version 5.1 brings support for new image services, a new font, and a whole stack of improvements. Check out the full list of changes below.

Muting — or “muffling,” as Twitterrific calls it — is a great way to block certain tweets from your timeline without unfollowing anyone. You can mute other users, hashtags, or domains in the app’s latest update — just tap and hold on a username, tag, or URL in your timeline.

So if you don’t want to hear from a certain person, or you don’t want to read about certain events — such as a football game or a breaking news story — you don’t have to. The “muffled” tweets will still appear in your timeline, you just won’t see the text — so you can “peek” at them if you choose to, simply by tapping on them.

Your mute settings are synced across your iOS device using iCloud, so anything you choose to ignore on your iPhone will be ignored on your iPad, too.

Also in this release is a new “Avenir” font, which is supported by devices running iOS 6 and above, and support for additional image sharing services, including Img.ly, Mobypicture, and Twitpic. The update also brings a long list of improvements and bug fixes, which you can see below:

IMPROVEMENTS

• Faster load times when refreshing timelines
• Improved scrolling speed, especially with tweets using inline previews
• Markers now scroll when loading more to fill gaps
• Send tweets, set favorites, etc. while offline: you’ll see an option to perform them later
• Links in user profiles are now displayed correctly and can be tapped
• Mobilizer & share buttons no longer wait for a page to load before appearing
• Added timeline previews for Flickr photos
• Flickr photos now display in a slideshow view
• Lists are hidden in the sidebar if you don’t have any
• Sidebar appearance is now themed to match the timeline
• New tweet count is now shown when refreshing saved searches & lists
• VoiceOver: Compose counter notifies you when nearing the character limit
• New gesture: Drag downwards on photos or modal navigation bars to dismiss
• New gesture: Tap & hold location icon in compose to use it for all tweets you send from that account
• Saving links to Pocket now attaches the tweet attribution
• Proxima Nova updated with alternate ‘a’ font character
• Various other UI tweaks

BUG FIXES

• Fixed an issue that caused slow downs after extended use
• Fixed a bug that could cause a premature scroll to the top of the timeline
• Fixed an issue that could cause some tweets to post more than once
• Chinese keyboards in iPhone landscape mode no longer cover the bottom of the compose view
• Viewing broken images no longer makes the photo viewer difficult to dismiss

Twitterrific was one of the first third-party Twitter I remember downloading on my iPhone 3G all those years ago. It went without any major changes for a while and got swept under the radar for a bit when new clients like Tweetie (now Twitter) and Tweetbot came along.

But back in December, Twitterrific was overhauled with a brand new interface and loads of new features. It’s now one of the more interesting Twitter clients for iOS, and it we chose it as one of the best apps of 2012. If you don’t already have it, it’s $2.99 and you can download it using the source link below.

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