Twitterrific 5, the popular new version of The Iconfactory’s Twitter client, has updated to version 5.1. The update introduces several new features and fixes. One of the new features, which you see in the video above, is the ability to mute, or “muffle,” hashtags, users, and even URL domain names. The full change log is lengthy and hints at push notifications coming in the next update:

NEW FEATURES

• Muffling of users, hashtags & domains
– Tap and hold on a user, hashtag or domain to muffle it
– Tap on any muffled tweet to “peek” at it, tap again to close
– Tap and hold on any muffled item to cancel it
– Settings are synced across devices using iCloud
• Added new image services: Img.ly, Mobypicture, & Twitpic
• Avenir font added to themes (iOS 6+ only)

IMPROVEMENTS

• Faster load times when refreshing timelines
• Improved scrolling speed, especially with tweets using inline previews
• Markers now scroll when loading more to fill gaps
• Send tweets, set favorites, etc. while offline: you’ll see an option to perform them later
• Links in user profiles are now displayed correctly and can be tapped
• Mobilizer & share buttons no longer wait for a page to load before appearing
• Added timeline previews for Flickr photos
• Flickr photos now display in a slideshow view
• Lists are hidden in the sidebar if you don’t have any
• Sidebar appearance is now themed to match the timeline
• New tweet count is now shown when refreshing saved searches & lists
• VoiceOver: Compose counter notifies you when nearing the character limit
• New gesture: Drag downwards on photos or modal navigation bars to dismiss
• New gesture: Tap & hold location icon in compose to use it for all tweets you send from that account
• Saving links to Pocket now attaches the tweet attribution
• Proxima Nova updated with alternate ‘a’ font character
• Various other UI tweaks

BUG FIXES

• Fixed an issue that caused slow downs after extended use
• Fixed a bug that could cause a premature scroll to the top of the timeline
• Fixed an issue that could cause some tweets to post more than once
• Chinese keyboards in iPhone landscape mode no longer cover the bottom of the compose view
• Viewing broken images no longer makes the photo viewer difficult to dismiss

NOTE

• Shiny new pull to refresh animation to avoid mistaken identity with brother from another mother, Larry

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