Twitterrific adds a tip jar to help keep updates free

Twitterrific, the popular Twitter app for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to version 5.14.4. The update adds an inline search field to the top of most timelines, letting you quickly search for specific words and tweets. You can also use Command-F on an external keyboard to start using the bar.

This release also adds the Tip Jar to Twitterrific. With the Tip Jar, you can help fund the ongoing development of Twitterrific through in-app purchases. Iconfactory's Ged Mahex explained the move on the company blog:

The Tip Jar is our way of continuing to offer free and notable updates to Twitterrific while still (hopefully) paying for the cost of development. Since it's launch in December of 2012, Twitterrific has been updated over 40 times – all for free. Rather than stopping development on Twitterrific version 5 and launching an all-new paid version 6, we've decided to include the Tip Jar in the hopes that users who enjoy and love the app will give generously so we can continue to provide updates.

There are five tipping options in Twitterrific, ranging from the Chickadee level at $0.99 to the Peacock level at $19.99. Once you tip, the jar will disappear from its home on the Twitterrific sidebar for 30 days.

Aside from these additions, Twitterrific 5.14.4 comes along with a number of other improvements and fixes. You can grab the update for free from the App Store now.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.