The Breakroom

Twitterrific 5.13.1 Fixes Accessibility Bugs, Improves General Usability

September 1, 2015

By Ged Maheux

Today’s release of Twitterrific is an incremental but important one that fixes several annoying bugs and improves overall usability of the iOS app. Muffling and muting rules now apply to the content of quoted tweets, which should help keep your timeline clear of TV spoilers and unwanted tweet topics. In addition, viewing a tweet’s conversation returns more results including quotes of the original tweet, making threads more useful. We’ve also improved both the hash tag and username autocompletion features significantly. When you type a hash tag or username the app tracks which ones you like to use the most and presents those items first when autocompleting. This makes getting at them a breeze when composing tweets.

We’ve also fixed a host of accessibility related bugs that made using the app frustrating at times for the hard of seeing. Controls behind the sidebar can no longer be accidentally activated, we’ve improved focus reliability after favoriting, retweeting or performing other actions as well as fixed a few other Voice Over related strangeness on iPad. In general, v 5.13.1 is much more Voice Over friendly so if you use Twitterrific with Voice Over, we strongly recommend you update today.

All of these improvements, plus fixes to right-to-left languages like Arabic, improved kerning of the San Fransisco font on the iOS 9 beta and more can be found on Twitterrific’s version history page. Twitterrific 5.13.1 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.