I recently switched to the official Twitter for iOS client from Tweetbot which hasn’t yet been updated to iOS 7, but the official Twitter app just wasn’t doing it for me. So, I bought Twitterrific 5. I have been a longtime Twitterrific user on the desktop but I have never given the iOS version a shot. What is Twitterrific 5? Twitterrific 5 is a universal 3rd party iOS application for Twitter. It offers multiple user accounts, custom fonts, sync between devices, and much more. Twitterrific 5 is only $2.99.
What I like most about Twitterrific 5 is the design and the way the app looks, the features it offers, and the way it functions. The design in my opinion is what sets Twitterrific apart from all the other Twitter clients I have tried or used. Twitterrific features a light theme by default but you also have the choice for a dark theme if you are not fond of a white background. The dark theme looks great at nighttime and what is really neat is that if you enable Location Services within the app, you can set the theme to change based on what time of day it is. During the day you will have the light theme and at night it will automatically switch to the dark theme. I find using the dark theme at night to be more easy on the eyes as the white background is really bright. You also have options to theme Twitterrific to your personal preference when it comes to font selection, size of user avatar, line spacing, and size of fonts.
- Helvetica (default)
- Proxima Nova
- Avenir (my current selection)
- Museo Slab
Another great feature included in Twitterrific is the services that allow me to either read links or send links to my favorite bookmarking and/or read later services like Instapaper or Pinboard. You can also choose who you would like to host your images that you share on Twitter using services like Droplr or Twitpic. Twitterrific also includes a built-in browser so you can click links you find on Twitter and never have to leave the app. Additionally you can read with the built-in browser using a mobilizer like the Instapaper Mobilizer. The mobilizer offers a much cleaner reading experience by removing the cruft such as banner ads. Other services included are as follows.
- Safari Read Later
Another aspect of Twitterrific that I enjoy using is the built-in gestures. Swipe from right to left to view the conversation of a Tweet, left to right to reply to a Tweet, 2-finger swipe from the right to left to change the theme from light to dark, and tap and hold on a Tweet to bring up the menu to send to Instapaper, copy Tweet, copy link to the Tweet and more. To find all of the gestures that are included in Twitterrific simply navigate to the in-app settings and tap on the ‘Help’ label. Inside the Help section you will find all the gestures as well as a few tips and tricks.
Overall I think Twitterrific is a great application and I would highly recommend it to anyone who uses Twitter on a daily basis or someone who might want to try something other than the official Twitter app for iOS.
- Beautiful design
- Safari Reading List built-in for bookmarks
- Sounds effects
- Best refresh animation. Ever.
- Universal app, buy once get on all your iOS devices
- Multiple accounts
- Light / dark theme
- Stream doesn’t pin to the top
- Can’t view Trends
You can download Twitterrific 5 for iOS in the App Store which is currently only $2.99:
Twitterrific 5 for Twitter – The Iconfactory
I believe that $2.99 is a sale price. Prices of apps are always subject to change. ↩