The Iconfactory is pleased to be taking part in App Santa. This yearly event brings together award-winning apps for iOS and Mac, exclusively from small independent developers, and offers them at amazing discounts for Christmas. Now’s a great time to get our popular Twitter apps at 50% off the regular price!
For a limited time, Twitterrific for macOS is available from the Mac App Store for just $9.99. And while Twitterrific for iOS is a free download, we’ve discounted all of the app’s advanced features (Everything IAP) to just $2.99.
But that’s not all! We’re also putting Linea, our wildly popular sketching app, on sale at the same time. If you find a new iPad Pro or Pencil under your tree, or if you just want to get yourself a little something, it’s the perfect time to get the app at a 50% savings.
Even better, this year App Santa will be donating 25% of the profits from affiliate revenue to App Camp for Girls, a non-profit program that promotes gender equity in technology by empowering youth through accessible education, community, and mentorship. You can learn more about the work they are doing by visiting their website or @AppCamp4Girls.
App Santa runs from December 19th through to December 26th and includes award-winning apps from many great developers. Learn more at appsanta.co and we hope that Ollie helps make your holidays even happier!
Today we’re releasing updates for both the macOS and iOS versions of Twitterrific that include a host of new features and improvements for Themes, Muffles, and much more.
Key among these improvements is an updated Appearance panel that now includes new customizable avatar shapes and themes. Set user avatars to display as rounded rectangles, circles, squares or even squircles. In addition, Twitterrific on iOS now supports Apple’s Dynamic Type for a greater range of text sizes and increased granularity when adjusting font sizes. Turn on Dynamic Type under iOS Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text and Twitterrific will automatically adjust text size accordingly.
We’ve also added something users have been craving since Apple announced the release of its new iPhone – a true black theme for iPhone X. Running Twitterrific with this new theme looks amazingly sharp and feels great. The timeline and user profiles seem to extend right off the edges of the device creating a wonderful visual experience. We think you’ll be pleased. Lastly, the update includes redesigned versions of Twitterrific’s light and dark themes, both of which have been adjusted for greater contrast and clarity across platforms.
Other improvements include being able to disable Muffle rules without deleting them, the ability to completely turn off media on iOS, inclusion of experimental support for Twitter polls on iOS and a fun holiday edition of our app’s icon called ‘Jolly Ollie’. Finally, an important fix for a Mac memory leak that was causing Twitterrific to use more RAM than was necessary over extended periods of time.
Today’s fixes and improvements are recommended for all Twitterrific users. Be sure to check out the complete list of what’s new in Twitterrific 5.2.2 for macOS and 5.18 for iOS and then download the updates from the App Store. Enjoy!
Our handy app for iPhone photographers has been updated for Apple’s new iPhone X and HEIC/DNG file formats. Exify 1.2 also provides full compatibility with iOS 11 and contains a host of improvements that makes examining your shots quicker and easier than ever.
To learn more about Exify, check out the product website. The site also has a full list of changes in this new version.
This update is FREE and available to download on the App Store.
We’re pleased to announce that the Iconfactory has been invited to participate in Cotton Bureau’s “All the Tees” holiday promotion. This means that some of your favorite Iconfactory t-shirts are back on sale in time for the holidays.
Now you can grab our slick Linea tee, perfect for the budding young artist on your Christmas list. Our snarky Deadpoo t-shirt is the perfect stocking stuffer for that comic book fan in your family. Also included in the promotion is our standard Iconfactory corporate logo design, available on a number of shirt styles and finally a special entry we think you’ll love – Uglysweaterfactory. If you’re a fan of ugly Christmas sweaters then this is the
sweater t-shirt for you!
All of Cotton Bureau’s t-shirts in this promotion are available for the next two weeks which means you should get yours in time for Christmas. Don’t wait, this sale won’t last long so dash away, dash away, dash away, all!
Today’s release of Twitterrific 5.2 for macOS adds a host of important features and improvements including the ability to quickly search for a user (CMD-U), restoration of Searches and Lists between launches, improved syncing of your reading position, and much more. It also contains a fun experiment in the form of automatic Twitter poll detection. Back in October of 2015, Twitter launched the ability to create polls on their service as a way for users to survey their followers on a topic of their own creation. Unfortunately Twitter didn’t release an API for third party developers like us to be able to support them inside apps like Twitterrific.
Over the years we’ve had hundreds of users ask when we’ll support Twitter polls and our answer has always been that we can’t do so until Twitter decides to invite us (and other third party developers) to the poll party. Today however, we’re trying something new with our latest macOS update. Twitterrific now attempts to automatically detect when a tweet contains a poll and displays a new status button at the bottom of the tweet for it. Clicking this button opens the poll in a mini-browser which you can use to quickly vote in the poll, all within Twitterrific. As with any of the app’s popover windows, you can even detach it from the main timeline to keep tabs on the results!
So the question you’re probably asking is if there’s no API for polls how is this possible? Since there’s no official support, Twitterrific’s poll detection isn’t perfect. The app looks for specific markers that give clues it might be a poll, such as hashtags like #poll, as well as the graph and ballot box emoji. It also cleverly looks for specifically structured questions and if any of these factors are positive, the poll status button is displayed. So the next time you create a poll (something you still can only do via official Twitter channels) be sure to tag your tweet with #poll to help let other Twitterrific users know they can take part.
We’re looking forward to the feedback for this new feature and hope to eventually bring it to the iOS client if it’s received well. Be sure to check out the complete list of what’s new in Twitterrific 5.2 for macOS including automatic poll detection and then download the update from the App Store. Enjoy!
Apple’s recent iPad Pro updates have hit stores and critics are raving about their power, speed and amazing displays. If you spend long stretches sketching on your iPad, you’ll really appreciate the new 120Hz refresh rate, Wide Color and the increased screen sizes.
All this means drawing in apps like our very own simple sketcher, Linea, is even more of a joy than before. Today we’ve released an update to Linea that accounts for the new resolution of the new 10.5″ iPad Pro, improves tilt shading of the technical pencil, and more.
If you’ve always wanted to give Linea a try before buying, now you can! We’re pleased to announce a demo version of Linea is now available at retail outlets that feature Apple hardware like Target and Best Buy. Simply walk in, grab an Apple Pencil and a new demo iPad Pro and check out just how easy it is to bring your thoughts and ideas to life in Linea. Linea is available via the App Store, but first be sure to visit the Linea website to learn more.
We’re pleased to announce that Linea, our elegant digital sketchbook, has been updated to version 1.1 and offers a range of new features including support for Apple’s iCloud.
After launching the new version, Linea presents you with the option of enabling iCloud for your drawings. When enabled, sketches and projects become available across all of your devices. New and updated files are synced automatically and you can use iCloud Drive to copy, backup, and inspect your creations. Linea’s new iCloud support means your work is always up-to-date and where you need it.
But that’s not all: the update also brings an improved Canvas Compass, a new quick-pinch gesture to reset the canvas to its default position, and more isometric grid choices. You’ll also appreciate better palm rejection and smoother gesture handling.
Introducing Linea Link
Since your artwork’s final destination is often the desktop, today we’re also announcing the release of Linea Link. This new app is the easiest way to get sketches drawn on your iPad onto your Mac. Using iCloud sync, your work is instantly available for use in your favorite macOS applications.
Start a new Photoshop document using Linea’s layers. Reference a quick design idea while working in Xcode. Transcribe meeting notes into a Pages document. Or just tap the spacebar to preview Linea documents using Quick Look. Linea on iOS works great to get an idea started, and Linea Link on macOS lets you take the next step toward making it a reality.
Linea Link supports the following third-party image editors:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Affinity Designer & Photo
No matter which apps you use in your workflow, Linea Link makes the journey from a rough sketch to final artwork quicker and easier than ever.
We encourage you to explore the new features in version 1.1 or download Linea for iOS. Then be sure to head over to the Mac App Store to download the new Linea Link for macOS. You’ll quickly see how this power duo makes sketching even more fun and effortless. Enjoy!