I was excited to be testing Iconfactory’s Twitterrific 6 for the last few days. Twitterrific’s whimsical design has long been appealing to me, and the crew at Iconfactory take it to a great new level with this version.
Here are the things that stuck out to me while I used it:
- Great colorful themes
I’m not a light theme user when it comes to browsing tweets, and Twitterrific 6 comes with five new themes my favorite being Puffin. Every theme is named after a bird, which is incredibly on brand and gives me a chuckle.
- Unobtrusive Ads
I’ve talked a lot about my distaste for ads, but it’s never been that I dislike all ads. I hate obtrusive and targeted ads. Twitterrific 6 has a beautiful and well-designed ad spot at the top of the timeline that doesn’t violate your privacy nor sours your experience. In fact, its placement, size, and supporting background colors is a masterclass of what an ad should be.
The level of customization is fantastic. Don’t like the default icon? Don’t worry, there are seventeen to choose from. Sick of the system font? No problem, pick from a list of ten other typefaces. And these are just two examples, Twitterrific’s extensive customization is simply delightful.
All in all, Twitterrific 6 is an excellent Twitter experience. Twitter’s antagonistic behavior towards third-party developers hasn’t stopped Iconfactory from shipping a quality app, which speaks volumes to the creativity and thoughtfulness of their team.
You can download Twitterrific 6 on the App Store for free, and I wholeheartedly recommend you do so. If you enjoy the experience, be sure to support this great team by subscribing monthly, annually, or paying a one-time $30 to remove ads for the life of Twitterrific 6.
I hope this new version and pricing model helps support Iconfactory and the making of Twitterrific for many years to come.