The Breakroom

Twitterrific 5.12 Adds a Host of New Features & Improvements Including Quoted Tweets

June 11, 2015

By Ged Maheux


Over the last several months, the Twitterrific team has added tons of new features and improvements for iOS, but today’s 5.12 release may be the best yet. We’ve focused on improving Twitterrific’s appearance as well as its user experience by adding several key new features including quoted tweets, bottom-based navigation options, muffle sharing, a re-designed in-app push notification system and much more.

First, Twitterrific now supports Twitter’s popular new Quoted Tweet format. Quoted tweets replace the older Re-tweet with Comment, are easy to create and fun to read. To quote a tweet simply select it, and then tap and hold the RT icon. This opens the compose window with the URL of the tweet you want to quote inserted and ready to go. Simply add your own remarks to the quote and press send. In the timeline, you’ll see the quoted tweet inset within your own for context. Nifty!


Next we’ve added an option in Settings allowing iPhone users to shift the main navigation bar to the bottom of the timeline. Handy for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners, it also allows for an additional navigation tab. Here’s a quick video tip on how to move the navigation bar to the bottom. As before, you can tap and hold the icons in the tab bar to customize your favorite timeline destinations. Version 5.12 adds a new custom option called My Tweets that’ll let you gain instant access to your own timeline of tweets.

With the advent of the Apple Watch and its elegant notification system, we thought it was a good time to improve Twitterrific’s own in-app notifications. We’ve completely re-designed the app’s pop-up banners to be color-coded and easier to read. They can also be tapped to quickly jump to the content being notified and even dismissed with a quick swipe. Watch for even more improvements to in-app notifications in future updates.

Finally, for those who love to hide unwanted users, words or phrases via Muffles, v5.12 introduces the ability to share Muffles with other users. Simply open the Muffles UI via the sidebar and tap and hold on any term. This brings up the standard iOS share sheet from which Muffles can be emailed, sent via text message, or simply copied to the clipboard. To import a Muffle URL, just tap on it in a tweet or email and Twitterrific will automatically add it to your running list of Muffled terms. Easy!

We’ve only scratched the surface of what’s new in version 5.12 so be sure to visit Twitterrific’s version history page for the complete list of new features, improvements and bug fixes. Twitterrific 5.12 is free to try via the App Store and is universal for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and iPod touch. Advanced features such as tweet translation, ad removal, and more are available via in-app purchase.