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New Twitterrific updates fix macOS Big Sur issues, improve iOS accessibility, and more

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What you need to know

  • Twitterrific has new updates out for Mac and iPhone.
  • The Mac version fixes bugs related to the upcoming macOS Big Sur release.
  • The iPhone version improves accessibility features and more.

Popular Twitter app Twitterrific just received an update for both its Mac and iPhone apps, both bringing notable changes to their respective platforms.

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Starting with the Mac update, the new release brings bug fixes that would have impacted macOS Big Sur users once Apple gets the update out the door. There's a new My Tweets tab that gives users quick access to their own tweets as well.

Users can now save videos and animated gives, should they wish, and there are several other improvements thrown in for good measure.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved display & playback of media in Twitterrific:
  • New playback controls to easily scrub while watching videos
  • Appearance of controls match the selected theme
  • Improved thumbnail detection for tweets with Flickr links
  • Alt-text character limit on media increased to 1000 to match Twitter
  • Significant improvements to the internal database maintenance routines
  • Image viewer will now display a higher resolution image when available
  • Changed the Open Tweet shortcut from CMD-O to CMD-Shift-O for consistency with iOS

Over on iPhone, Twitterrific now has improved VoiceOver and accessibility support, including the ability to perform actions from another account such as replying, quoting, and liking tweets.

Alongside the new features, both versions of the app get a new "Stay Safe" icon, which shows the familiar Twitterrific bird wearing a fetching face mask.

The updated apps are available for download from the Mac App Store – $7.99 – and App Store (opens in new tab) – free with IAP – now. Existing users get the new features for free.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.