As you can see in the clip above, Iconofactory today released an update to its Twitter client on the App Store, Twitterrific. The app has some loyal following in fact, both TweetBot and Twitterrific are my favorite go-to Twitter clients for iDevices. Twitterrific fans should appreciate half a dozen new features and a bunch of improvements in this release.

Most notably, the new Twitterrific version 5.0.2 now has a simplified in-app web browser and reading mode supporting Instapaper or Readability. It also lets you find tweets in all timelines via History, preview images directly in the timeline and so forth. Push notifications, you say? Read on for the full breakdown

Although media is now displayed inline, Instagram links open in the in-app browser because developers are now required to adhere to Instagrams new display guidelines.

As for the in-app web browser, it finally uses the entire screen on your iPad. As a bonus, Twitterrifics photo viewer no longer renders a frame around images, another welcome tweak.

As far as push notifications are concerned, Iconofactory explains in a blog post that this feature is still being worked on and is in its preliminary stage of development:

We know that users are patiently awaiting the addition of native push notifications for Twitterrific. With Twitters help we have begun the preliminary work on this most anticipated feature. Its still very early and we dont have a planned release date.

Heres the full list of changes.
Twitterrific version 5.0.2 changelog
New Features

simplified reading mode for the in-app browser using Instapaper or Readability
find tweets in all timelines via History search (new search tab)
image previews are displayed directly in the timeline
photo viewer now displays images without a frame

in-app web browser now uses the entire screen on iPad
Twitterrific now loads 100 tweets while refreshing or loading more
new gesture: Tap and hold the RT icon on a tweet to quickly retweet with a comment
when user avatars are hidden in the timeline, tap on a username to open a profile
VoiceOver now uses a relative date/time on tweets instead of an absolute one
added VoiceOver accessibility to the Load More button
searches and Lists in the sidebar are now ordered alphabetically
tapping outside of popup navigation on iPad now dismisses view
visual improvements to popup navigation and views
other minor interface improvements
Bug Fixes

fixed an issue where empty Twitter accounts in iOS Settings could cause a crash
adjusted scroll to top area so its less likely to be tapped by accident
foreign keyboards no longer cover up the bottom of the compose screen
fixed a bug that prevented some of your friends/followers from being displayed
replying to your own reply no longer loses the conversation thread

Twitterrific was released back in November 2012 and received its first maintenance update the following month. The app is designed for all form-factor iOS devices and is optimized for the iPhone 5.

If you havent yet taken the plunge, now could be a good time as Iconofactory shaved 50 percent off Twitterrific for a limited time, meaning youll be only dropping three bucks in exchange for your copy.

Whats your preferred Twitter client on the iPhone and iPad?