The Breakroom

Year in Review, 2018

December 13, 2018

Today we’re pleased to offer Twitterrific updates for both macOS and iOS with several new custom application icons to change how Twitterrific appears on your macOS Dock or your iOS home screen. There are three new Ollie variants including Raven, Cardinal and Goldfinch which bring a new splash of color and make Twitterrific really stand […]

Caring is Sharing

October 24, 2018

No matter what some people think, there are some things that a native app can do better than the web. One of those things is providing a system-wide sharing extension. With the release of Twitterrific 5.3.7 for Mac, we’re happy to announce that we now fully support sharing. After downloading the update, you’ll need to […]

The Darkest Time of Year

October 16, 2018

For over 20 years, we’ve been celebrating our favorite holiday on the Iconfactory home page. Yes folks, it’s that time of year again: Halloween! It all started long ago with The Great Pumpkin and we haven’t looked back. If you love this holiday as much we do, there’s a page that will give you an […]

Streaming Into the Void

August 15, 2018

Starting tomorrow, Twitter will begin to turn off, or deprecate, two important API’s that third party apps use to interact with their service. Twitter will start slowly phasing these features out on Thursday, August 16th, and completely shut them off by August 23rd. We’ve spoken about these changes at great length in the past but […]

Podcaster and accessibility maven, Jonathan Mosen, recently had me on his podcast to discuss Twitter’s upcoming imposed changes to their live streaming and push notification APIs. On episode 98 of The Blind Side we talk about what these changes mean for Twitterrific users and how they affect accessibility within the app. Even if you’re sighted, […]

Let’s face it, it’s a struggle to get attention in 2018. Users wage a constant battle for eyeballs in the ever-widening war of compelling content versus fake news and funny memes. One of the ways people stand out from the pack is to employ Emoji and special characters in their names. Scroll through your Twitter […]

Push Nope-ifications

July 5, 2018

Today we’re rolling out an update for Twitterrific on iOS and macOS that addresses upcoming changes with how apps interact with Twitter. Unfortunately, these changes hinder the ability of third-party apps like Twitterrific to do push notifications and live-stream events. We had hoped there would be cost-effective ways to work around these limitations, but since […]

Updates Galore!

April 23, 2018

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been giving all of our apps some attention. Rather than flood this blog with a bunch of posts about the updates, here’s a quick recap: xScope 4.3.1 — Added a couple of frequently requested features and made sure that everything works great on macOS High Sierra. iPulse 3.0.3 […]

Apps of a Feather

April 6, 2018

If you use a third-party app, such as our own Twitterrific, upcoming changes at Twitter will significantly affect how you use the service. An API that all apps use to receive a continuous stream of updates for push notifications and timeline refresh is going away. Twitter has not yet provided third-party developers with a replacement. […]