Ads in Twitterrific 3.0

I agree with Glenn Wolsey on this. I see a lot of complaints about the ads introduced in Twitterrific 3.0, which don’t bother me at all. Pownce’s ads are a lot more annoying, and they seem to appear more often than once an hour.

Twitterrific 2.1 had some very annoying update glitches in Leopard. It bothered me enough that I had switched to Twitterpod, which seems to crash pretty often. With 3.0 I’m happy to be able to use Twitterrific once again with Leopard.

The folks at IconFactory explain why they did it:

Twitterrific has gone from a fun side project to a full-fledged application that is enjoyed by tens of thousands of users every day. This growing user base reports bugs, requests new feature sets and regularly sends support questions. All of these things take time, and ultimately money, to make a reality.
Adding inline advertising via The Deck allows us to keep the app “freeâ€? without crippling any of its features. Hope you can understand our point of view. Thanks for listening.

Of course if you don’t want to see the ads, you can pay $15 to register and eliminate them.

One response to “Ads in Twitterrific 3.0

  1. Thanks for the show of support on this Mike. We’ve struggled with this issue for some time, but in the end I think we found a solution that most everyone can live with. Either use the app for free and see good looking ads once an hour, or register the app and get your twitter timeline ad free. Pretty straight forward I think.

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