Twitterrific 5 updated with push notifications, more

Twitterrific, the elegant Iconfactory Twitter client for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to support one of their most requested features -- push notifications. Currently in beta, users are being added to Twitterrific's push system in batches of 1,000 to make sure servers stay up and the experience remains positive for everyone. If you don't get into the push beta immediately, just try again in a few days. (You can find it in the Settings section.)

Also in version 5.2, user banners have been added to profile pages, discussions are now shareable via email or storify, Doplr gets thumb-nailed, and the usual bevy of improvements, additions, and fixes.

I've been using the push notifications for roughly a day now and they've been working really well. In addition to the message itself, the Iconfactory has included small icons at the beginning of the notification to help you quickly, easily differentiate between mentions, direct messages, re-tweets, favorites, and others.

You can grab the update now, and If you're not using Twitterrific yet, check it out and let me know what you think.

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Rene Ritchie

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Twitterrific 5 updated with push notifications, more


I'm tempted to switch from tweetbot for this because of the dark theme. This added functionality just makes that urge stronger.

I did it and Im loving it, you should try it while it is on sale, when i get push notifications it will be better.

Oh, I wasn't aware I had to activate the push notifications myself ha ha. No dice on it yet, hopefully soon. The push notifications is the only reason I keep the official Twitter app around so when I can get them on Twitterific I will delete the official app. This update pleases me.

I have been using Twitterrific ever since you reviewed this app Rene and I love it. I do not know if I will take advantage of Push since I like checking it manually but will try it out as long as it does not affect battery life. Either way better to have a feature then not and make the choice to use it. Thank you for the update.

No sure if this is something I want to try. If they had a light version I would. I've been using tweetcaster for so long without any problems at all.

Is this app really that much better than the free twitter app? I've been using the free twitter app and haven't had any major complaints about it.

Well I use to think the same, the twitter app got better with the latest update (before that, not that good). Never felt that attracted to twiterrific, I'll stick to tweetbot for iPhone and Twitter for iPad for now.

Bought it on spec just now. Nice looking fast client, I like the font selection and customizability but I didn't realize it didn't support Pocket/ReadItLater. Can't leave Tweetbot since I use Pocket constantly. Bleh.

Tweetbot is my go-to Twitter app, but I've heard people rave about Twitterrific. May have to bite the bullet and jump on the bandwagon.

Twitterrific is one of those apps that gets a look from me, I am reminded it lacks compared to Tweetbot, and then gets deleted.

I always feel attracted to buy this app, but forget there's no muting or syncing.
Tweetbot, I'm still with you.
On the other hand; what's the regular price? How much am I really saving :p

FYI, Muting and syncing have been implemented since version 5. The only sync that has not been implemented is on the desktop version.

I've never been a fan of Twitterific. I hate the UI. It doesn't seem streamlined at all compared to Tweetbot. It simply looks like a clusterfuck to me. I downloaded it illegally; played with it for about 10 minutes and didn't like the feel, so I deleted it. If I liked it, I would have bought it. I honestly don't see a twitter app beating Tweetbot unless its the native twitter client (after receiving massive updates). Only reason native can beat obviously due to lack of limitations.