Twitterrific, one of the popular alternative Twitter clients available for iOS, was updated over the weekend with several changes and fixes, including support for some new features for users running the iOS 9 beta.
Most notably, the app now has a completely new in-app web browser that uses iOS 9’s Safari View Controller, providing a browsing experience that’s much more consistent with the phone’s built-in browser.
Safari View Controller gives iOS 9 users the option of using Safari Reader view right inside Twitterrific, and allows the app’s browser to access Safari’s cookies and keychain. That means if you’re logged into a site using Safari, you won’t have to login again if you open it in Twitterrific. The new view also supports the native Safari share sheet, along with most of the extensions you use in that app, though it seems some are currently unsupported.
A new font option, “System Default,” replaces the old Helvetica Neue option. This allows the app to support the San Francisco font on iOS 9.
For those still running the public version of iOS 8, these changes won’t show up yet, but there’s still plenty for you to see. Hashtags can now autocomplete in the compose view, and you’ll be able to read quoted tweets while composing your own comments.
Handoff support has been added for the in-app photo viewer and web browser (even the old iOS 8 one), enabling you to pass links opened in that app to your Mac’s default browser.
Many smaller changes have also been made, such as a tweak that lets you swipe photos off of the screen more quickly, a switch to HTTPS links when copying certain URLs, and some animation and performance improvements.
A long list of bugs has also been fixed, including some related to posting GIFs, swiping multiple tweets at once, and undoing a retweet. You can see the full list of changes in the iTunes change log below.
Twitterrific is free on the App Store with an in-app purchase to remove ads.
What’s New in Version 5.13
• Hashtag autocomplete in Compose – Tap the # key and start typing to see suggestions – Tap the X button or the # key to exit without autocompleting
• Copying links to tweets and stock symbols now uses HTTPS URLs • Quoted tweets have a more friendly presentation in the composer • Improved performance of in-app browser • Swiping open the sidebar now tracks your finger • Dismissing images or videos by swiping finishes more quickly • In-app browser and media viewer now supports handoff • While dragging a tweet to reply or view a conversation the timeline can no longer scroll out from under you • Numerous interaction improvements throughout the app • Several UI enhancements from the future
• Fixed a bug preventing GIFs from being attached from the camera roll • Video controls in the media viewer are now accessible by VoiceOver • Replying to multiple users highlights extra usernames by default again • The status bar now hides when viewing photos and movies • Added safeguards for future updates to prevent the app from prompting for your iTunes password • Undoing a retweet or favorite should appropriately update the UI • Quoted tweets should no longer briefly display an incorrect tweet • Video playback more consistently fades and resumes other background audio • Fixed bugs that allowed for sliding-to-reply/converse on multiple tweets at once • Squished several crash-inducing bugs