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 âfreeâ? 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.