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Developer(s)The Iconfactory
Initial releaseJanuary 15, 2007
Stable release
5.3.4 (Mac OS X)[1]
5.16.3 (iOS) / August 16, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-08-16) (Mac OS X)[2]
February 10, 2017; 20 months ago (2017-02-10) (iOS)
Operating systemMac OS X, iOS
PlatformMacintosh (PowerPC & x86), iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch (ARM)
TypeTwitter client

Twitterrific is a Mac OS X and iOS client for the social networking site Twitter. The client, created by The Iconfactory, lets users view in real time "tweets" or micro-blog posts on the Twitter website as well as publish their own. Twitterrific is closed source software.

Added value[edit]

The program's main window uses a translucent black theme similar to certain palettes used in Aperture, iPhoto and other Apple Inc. software. Users may choose to view the full public timeline or just the friends feed. Users can also click on links to view the poster's profile or mark a tweet as a favorite.

Twitterrific also provides functionality to upload images from an iPhone to a Twitpic account for posting on Twitter.[3]


As of version 2.1, Twitterrific supports Growl notifications, enhanced AppleScript capabilities and can be used with other sites or services that use the Twitter API.

Version 3 changed Twitterrific into advertising supported shareware; every hour an ad is refreshed to the top of the list. Users who buy the program receive no ads. Other changes in version 3 mostly added compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 and incorporated newer Twitter features like direct messaging.

The iOS version of Twitterrific won the 2008 Apple Design Award for Best iPhone Social Networking Application.[4][5]

On April 1, 2010, The Iconfactory released Twitterrific for iPad (Version 1.0), ready for the iPad's US launch on April 3. On June 24, a version of Twitterrific was launched (version 3.0) that was universally compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad.

On February 14, 2017, a Kickstarter project was launched by The Iconfactory to try and revive the Twitterrific for Mac application.[6][7]

On October 10, 2017, the Mac application received a 5.0 update and was added to the Mac App Store.[8]


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  3. ^ Wagner, Mitch (2008-07-16). "iPhone Free Software: Twitterific Puts Twitter In Your Pocket". InformationWeek. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  4. ^ "Apple Developer Connection - Worldwide Developers Conference 2008 - Apple Design Awards". Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  5. ^ "Iconfactory Honored with Apple Design Award". The Icon Factory. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  6. ^ "The Iconfactory Launches 'Project Phoenix' Kickstarter: A Twitterrific for Mac Reboot". MacStories. February 14, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Twitterrific for Mac: Project Phoenix". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  8. ^ Twitterrific (4 October 2017). "The new Twitterrific for Mac arrives in the Mac App Store Tues, Oct 10th! …". @Twitterrific. Retrieved 2017-10-13.

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