Echofon

Version: 304 || Release Date: 2013-06-13 || License: Commercial with demo ($10) Developer: Naan Studio, Inc. | App Owner: matt

Native Mac OS X twitter client that syncs read status with iPhone version

Stay on top of your Twitter timeline with Echofon for Mac. The beautiful, subtle interface will be a welcome addition to your Mac’s desktop.

Super Clean Interface
The Echofon interface was carefully designed to be comfortably left open all day, it stays out of the way when necessary and expands to support all the advanced features you need, when you need them.

Tweet Attachments
Easily attach photos to your tweets with drag and drop. You can also attach screen captures, current iTunes song, or current page in Safari. Echofon uses handy indicators to show which tweets have photos, videos, location, conversations etc.

Multiple Accounts
Use all of your Twitter accounts in Echofon, account switching is easy and you’ll see a subtle notification for mentions and messages you recieve in background accounts.

Painless iPhone Sync
Unread tweets stay in sync with your iPhone. If you read tweets on your mac, and later open up Echofon on your iPhone, you can pick up right where you left off. Never again will you read the same tweet twice!

Browser Drawer
Echofon has a unique drawer interface that is used for supplementary tasks such as viewing a user’s profile, timeline, favorites, followers etc. It is also used for people search. This helps you keep focus on the main timeline while pulling up other information as needed.

Search, Trends, Find People
Full search support including trends with explanations, saved search and people search.

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Version 1.5.1 requires Snow Leopard.
For those still using Leopard, version 1.4.11 works:
http://file.echofon.com/twitter/mac/bin/Echofon_1.4.11.dmg

By far the best desktop Twitter client on Mac. The side panel really ads something to the experience. The list management is incredibly useful. No matter how many times I try other apps I always switch back to Echofon.

By far the best desktop Twitter client on Mac. The side panel really ads something to the experience. The list management is incredibly useful. No matter how many times I try other apps I always switch back to Echofon.

Yeah, sometimes big corporations suck. :/

@matt I did read about that after the fact, and it sucks. It really, really sucks. Unfortunately for everyone (except, I guess, Twitter) it doesn't change anything that I said. I'm not paying for it, nothing personal, it just simply isn't worth the money to me, and I have switched to a different client. It really bugs me that Twitter did that, because the only way to not have an ad-supported Twitter client suck (and feel like AIM from the 90s) is to make it all feel seamless. And they broke that. I'll keep checking future versions of Echofon, perhaps some day it will be worth the money for me. Or, maybe if I ever get a job (damn economy), I'll just pay the $20 as a token of faith. I don't know, all I know is I'm not happy with Twitter's decision.

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matt, 4 years and 97 days ago in reply to brh(score: 1)

@brh : sadly Twitter has forced app developers to do this

http://blog.echofon.com/2010/07/new-ad-placement-in-echofon-for-mac.html

"When we released Echofon for Mac, we were excited to provide a free, ad-supported version using targeted ads within user timelines. This seemed like a great way to show ads without being too obtrusive. Twitter has since launched their own ad system which displays sponsored tweets in search results and may soon do so in user timelines.

Understandably, Twitter has asked app developers to remove ads from the timeline. To comply with their request, ad placement will be modified in the free version of Echofon for Mac. We are now placing ads at the top of the timeline, with a different style of background. This is so that it is clear they are advertisements, separate from your timeline.

If you'd rather not see ads at all, you can purchase an Echofon for Mac license key for $20."

Never minded the ads, but the new ad placement on version 1.1 makes Echofon all but unusable. Looking elsewhere for now…

oops sorry - double comment. skipped

This is very nice.

@jacoblo : right click a username and choose "search mentions"

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