Twitterrific 5.0.2 brings new image and link handling, retweet gesture, simple reading, and more!

Judge not the Twitterrific 5.0.2 update by its point size. More than just the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks are contained within. The Iconfactory has added inline image previews that, when tapped upon, launch a new, chrome-less image viewer that still lets you pinch to zoom and long press to get additional options. You also get the new full screen browser and simple reading modes, including Instapaper and Readability, and a new gesture to re-tweet with comment -- just tap and hold the re-tweet button.

Then there's the new timeline search. Besides Tweets and People, you can now choose the History tab. Type in a word and Twitterrific will find it referenced in any tweets in your timeline. Lastly, but certainly not least, VoiceOver will now read the Load More button, and tweets get loaded in batches of 50 instead of 100.

And if you'd rather hear hall-of-famer Gedeon Maheux show you all of those features, instead of me just telling you about them, watch the video below.

Twitterrific 5.0.2 is a free update, of course, and available now via the App Store. If you haven't bought it yet, here's your link:

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Who pays $2.99 for a twitter app with NO push notification! That's a must have for a twitter app. Next to that is twitlonger support.

It's $2.99 and I have all notifications turned off on my devices, so it makes no difference to me.

Everyone uses Twitter differently. Twitterrific is optimized for the reading experience.

If you really want to, you can leave the official Twitter app notifications on. Unless/until Twitterrific adds them, at least.

Twitlonger? Lol, no, get a blog or use email. Nobody wants to click links to read the rest of what you have to say.

Twitterrific now replaced my tweetbot that I loved so much! Personally, I do not need push notification. My favorite Tweetbot feature was the easy way to browser between my lists by choosing them on top of the app. In 2 clics, I could switch llist and this is as fast with Twitterrific.

My only feature request on Twitterrific would be a sepia theme between the too much white and the heavy black hehe. Or maybe something grey?

awesome app imo