Tusker by Vaccor, LLC (Universal)
Released: Jan 19, 2023
Version: 2023.3
Size: 9 MB
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Ranking - Social Networking (iPhone)

Ranking - Social Networking (iPad)


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Tusker is a free and flexible client for the Mastodon social network and other compatible services.

• Notification grouping: Combine favorite, boost, and follow notifications into a single row to get a more glance-able view of your notifications.
• Timeline sync: Keep your timeline position across all your devices using iCloud.
• Customize timelines: Pick which timelines (including lists and hashtags) are pinned to your home tab, and apply filters to hide posts you're not interested in.
• Tweak your experience: Tusker has a wide variety of preferences to allow you to customize how you use the app. From changing the appearance and interactions, to configuring how content warnings work, Tusker supports it all.
• Digital wellness options: Tusker has a variety of preferences to help you manage how you use social media, including by turning infinite scrolling off or showing all images in grayscale.
• Accessibility: VoiceOver, Voice Control, Dynamic Type, and more are all fully supported.
• Multiple accounts: Sign in to multiple accounts and quickly switch between them.
• Modern Mastodon features: Support editing filters, viewing trending posts/hashtags/links, following hashtags, and more.
• Broad software compatibility: Tusker also has builtin support for the Glitch and Hometown variants of Mastodon; as well as Pleroma, a Mastodon alternative; and PixelFed, a photo-sharing social network.

Mastodon is part of the fediverse a free, open source, and decentralized social network. From your home server, communicate and interact with people on any other server using the ActivityPub protocol. Learn more at joinmastodon.org.

What's new in version 2023.3
This update includes a number of bugfixes and a few small features. It also includes some changes to address the unreliability when logging in to accounts on mastodon.social.

Also, by popular request, this update also adds a Tip Jar, which can be found on the Preferences screen.
- Add scopes to the search field
- Handle instance timeline authentication failures more gracefully
- Add a tip jar
- iPadOS/macOS: Show trending posts and suggested profiles on the Explore screen

- Fix Open in Safari action not working
- Fix notifications for posts from subscribed accounts not being shown
- Fix Misskey post links not being detected
- Fix trending hashtags not adjusting to Dynamic Type
- Fix link preview card descriptions not being formatted
- iPadOS: Fix crash when expanding the window size while showing the Trending Posts/Hashtags/Links screens
- macOS: Fix not being able to right-click to remove pinned timelines on the Customize Timelines screen
Our verdict: Good
  • + Tusker is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Tusker is currently ranked #280 in free Social Networking apps for iPad.
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