Description

Aviary is a beautiful Twitter client built with iOS design guidelines in mind. It's simple enough to pick up and use immediately, and powerful enough to tweak it just the way you want. The delightful interface is coupled with extensive features that feel the part on your device, whilst elevating your Twitter experience.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE AVIARY:

Browse Twitter without the distractions of promoted tweets or ads. Use filters to hide tweets containing keywords, users, media, quotes, retweets, tweets above or below certain thresholds, regular expressions, and more. Tweak app icons, tints, gestures, tweet appearances, and much more with the extensive list of settings options.

Quickly view lists, set custom tabs, change accounts, respond to tweets, share content, and more using gestures and context menus. Siri Shortcuts, Share Extensions, iMessage Stickers, and Widgets means that the fun doesn't stop when you leave the app.

NOTABLE FEATURES:

- Browse Twitter in chronological order without the distractions of promoted tweets or ads
- Beautiful iOS-centric UI
- Universal app (one-time purchase to get it on iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac)
- Widgets to display timeline feeds and latest tweets on your home screen
- Multiple columns on iPad that can be tweaked to display the content (and amount of columns) that suit your browsing preferences
- Compose tweets with media, GIFs, ASCII character faces, drawings, and more
- Powerful tweet filters (words, hashtags, users, media, quoted content, retweets, tweets above or below certain thresholds, regular expressions, sentiment, and more)

OTHER EXCITING FEATURES:

- Context menus across the app to quickly perform actions
- Hashflags support
- View polls
- View pinned tweets
- List creation and browsing support
- Trends and search support
- Extensive profile actions, including adding private notes to remember details about the respective user
- In-app Instagram media and YouTube playback
- Intuitive gestures (swipe tweets, long-press tweets and tab bar items, pinch the screen to screenshot, and more)
- Siri Shortcuts to perform quick actions
- Biometric app lock
- Text and image text translations
- Autoplaying timeline videos
- Push notifications for mentions and replies
- Drag and Drop tweet and media support
- Extensive keyboard shortcuts and trackpad support
- Custom app icons and themes to tweak the app to your liking
- Dark mode and high-contrast backgrounds
- Watch app to browse and post tweets
- Share Extension to post tweets and media
- Action Extension to open Twitter links in the app
- iMessage Stickers
- Accessibility labels, dynamic font sizing, and VoiceOver support
- Haptics and alerts

GET IN TOUCH:

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch. Aviary was created by an incredibly small team of one and I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm available through Twitter @JPEGuin.

What’s New

Version 1.0.62

- Added segments in profiles to switch between viewing all tweets and those that aren’t replies or contain mentions
- The mentions tab now also display your tweets that have been quoted
- You will now also receive push notifications when someone quotes your tweet or retweets you
- Mentions are now fetched and displayed more frequently
- The mentions tab now automatically refreshes after clearing the cache
- Added inline search to user mentions
- Added a settings option to change tweet text line spacing
- Added confirmations for posted tweets
- The profile action menu (via the ••• button) now also displays followers/following options
- Added inline search to list members/subscribers, followers/following, and muted/blocked lists
- Searching for users when composing tweets will now also use users from the main timeline feed to provide more contextual suggestions
- Viewing user mentions will now also display their quoted mentions
- Tapping sidebar elements on the iPad such as home, mentions, messages, or profile again will now scroll to the top of those views
- Autoplaying videos will now only play when the app is active and in the foreground
- Profile tweets now update when entering the view
- Improved fetching and displaying direct messages (clear messages cache if you’re facing issues with loading messages)
- Improved loading tweets on the Watch app
- Improved scroll position retention
- Changed various icons across the app
- Fixed issue where mentions would display any tweet containing your name
- Fixed issue where the app would perform background activity whilst continuing to autoplay videos in the background
- Fixed issue where the mentions tab would sometimes fail to load or display tweets
- Fixed issue where some areas of the app wouldn’t display a back button in the navigation bar
- Fixed issue where it was difficult to select text at times when composing tweets
- Fixed issue where typing in some languages or with mult-byte characters would render incorrectly at times when composing tweets
- Fixed issue where viewing profile media would display duplicates at times
- Fixed issue where long-pressing profile media wouldn’t display the full-sized image (like across the rest of the app)
- Fixed issue where the same push notifications would keep being sent at times
- Fixed issue where navigation bar search buttons would be missing from some sections within the app
- Fixed issue where performing many pull-to-refresh actions in the main feed quickly would burn through all the Twitter API calls
- Fixed issue where ‘load more’ buttons would contain and display context menus when long-pressed
- Fixed issue where the columns would refresh and scroll positions would be displaced on iPad when entering the app every time
- Fixed issue where the scroll position wouldn’t be retained when changing device orientation at times
- Fixed issue where scroll position wouldn’t be retained when quickly scrolling to the top via tapping the status bar or tab bar item
- Fixed issue where pulling to refresh messages wouldn’t sort them chronolgically
- Fixed issue where timelines would sometimes be offset incorrectly if new tweets were loaded in whilst the app was in the background
- Fixed issue where the saved section wouldn’t appear as an option when selecting the custom tab via settings
- Fixed issue where some views would fail to load tweets or display any content

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch. Aviary was created by an incredibly small team of one and I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’m available through Twitter @JPEGuin. Happy tweeting!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

msobes ,

Not Ready For Prime Time

I really want to like this client, but as of today, it still has too many bugs. I find myself spending more time switching back to Twitter’s app than actually having a pleasant viewing experience with Aviary. The biggest issues are threads not properly populating replies and reply tweets not referencing context.

I am a huge fan of Apollo for Reddit and this app was definitely inspired by it. However, UX is day and night when comparing the two. 3 stars because this app was built with passion, but currently lacks the stability to replace other twitter clients. Aviary is still in very active development, so I will keep a close eye on it. Rating will be updated when app works the way it should.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thank you for the feedback! 

I'm sorry you were facing these issues. The latest set of updates now improves upon things and makes it a much more pleasant experience.

Thank you.

Zues2020 ,

The Apollo variant of Twitter

I’ve been using Aviary as my main Twitter app for some time now, and I grew to fall in love with it. The UI which reminds me of Apollo is part of the reason why I use it as my main Twitter app the other part is just how fluid and clean the app looks from the app icon to the app itself it shows how much the developer cared about the design of the app and to make it as if Apple created the app itself! While it’s not perfect I do have issue trying to use the app on my Apple Watch Series 3 where it won’t let me log in and they’re still some things I would love to see added in future builds assuming the Twitter API allows it, but at the end of the day I plan on keeping with Aviary for all my Twitter needs and can’t wait to see where it’ll be a year from now!

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thank you for the feedback! 

I appreciate you thinking that.

hannibal87 ,

Buggy

Lots of bugs that are being ignored, while it’s updated daily with new features. I don’t care about features when I can barely use the app.

All of these bugs have existed since the beta, and with countless updates since release none of them have been touched. He cares more about insignificant new features, but rarely fixing bugs. I’ve switched back to my old Twitter app, I can’t take daily updates with no bug fixes.

• Timeline doesn’t remember where I was. I often read the same tweet multiple times because it scrolled back. This bug is SO common I’m shocked it shipped this way.
• Duplicate chunks of tweets a few times: I scroll past a bunch, then the same bunch again. Only seen this once or twice.
• Tweeting at an account I follow doesn’t show a suggestion for that account, rather other random accounts I don’t follow. I have to type the entire user name every single time.
• Can’t long-press any links to copy the URL.
• Tapping a linked tweet “preview” opens details for the tweet of the account I follow, not the tweet that person linked to.
• Undoing a retweet is strangely rather difficult.

PS: we don’t need or want four updates in a day. Focus more time on developing. It’s wasting everyone’s time creating so many builds and not fixing the actual issues.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thank you for the feedback!

I'm sorry you've been facing these issues. Timeline issues have continued to be improved, and hoping the latest set of updates makes this much more stable. Suggestions for users have also been vastly improved and will now be more contextually aware. I shall take the other points onboard. Regarding frequent updates, I'm really sorry you find that to be the case, but I like to get new content out there as quick as I can (particularly useful if it's bug fixes rather than living with a bug for longer periods of time). Many of my users appreciate the continuous updates and active development.

Thank you.

Information

Seller
Shihab Mehboob
Size
24.8 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 14.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
17+
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Copyright
Price
$3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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