Echofon Pro for Twitter
By Ubermedia, Inc.
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Echofon is the fastest, most powerful Twitter app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and the ONLY free app with Push Notifications and Inline Photo Previews!
Lightning Fast. Super Powerful. Simple to Use. Echofon is wrapped in a beautiful, clean interface that delivers a punch featuring Twitter Site Streams, real-time Push Notifications and powerful extras to enable you to manage your busy social media life on Twitter.
BUILT FOR SPEED:
+ Site Streams deliver tweets in real-time!
+ LiveLinks on your timeline take you instantly to detailed content
+ Threaded Conversation Mode simplifies exchanges with your Twitter followers
+ Tweet over 140 characters with our proprietary tweet extender
+ Mute select users, hashtags and other nuisances within your Twitter timeline
+ Access ALL your Twitter accounts simultaneously
REAL-TIME NATIVE PUSH NOTIFICATIONS:
+ Delivered instantly and natively to all your iOS devices
+ Enable any or all events including Mentions, Direct Messages, Follows, Favorites and Retweets
+ Set QUIET MODE for times you do not want to receive notifications
+ Receive notifications as either iOS alerts or banners
+ Enable sounds and badges as you prefer
+ Select from six custom alert sounds
+ This is NATIVE push from Twitter… no external apps or services required
RICH MEDIA PHOTO AND VIDEO SERVICES:
+ Images are previewed within your Twitter timeline
+ Full-size images open instantly in-app
+ Supports the most popular services including Instagram and YouTube
+ Capture and tweet rich media directly from Echofon or load existing media from your iOS device
MORE INNOVATIVE TWITTER FEATURES
+ Search nearby tweets with Maps integration
+ Personalize Echofon by choosing from 6 custom themes
+ Select a read later service from Instapaper, Readability or Pocket
+ Refine the location of your tweets sent with our Location Picker
Echofon also affords you the full Twitter functionality you would expect from an award winning Twitter app including robust tweet creation, trending topics, list management and Twitter profile editing features.
What's New in Version 8.2
- Gif and Video support for Home timelines
- New customizable tab bar, tap and hold on the last two tabs, or double tap
- Full 64bit support
- Fixes rotation issues with photos and the in-app web browser
- Bug and crash fixes
I have used this app for a long time now for the sole reason that I can TURN OFF peoples retweets, I hate them, I dont want them in my timeline so WHY OH WHY, despite them all being turned off, are the showing??!!??!
Still my favourite but needs some major improvements.
Echofon has always been my favourite twitter app, for it's speed and stability and clean interface. For these reasons I have always relied on it, but recently I am starting to notice a lot of things that really need to be updated or changed. Some of these I think are more personal gripes, and others might be affecting others too. Firstly, there are some rather redundant design choices in the app that would make the app a lot nicer to look at. These include the tiny twitter logo at the top middle of the screen (not really necessary as we know this is a twitter app!) and the titles for each of the tabs at the bottom, as it's quite easy to tell what each one is just from it's icon. Perhaps a better idea would be to take these titles from the bottom tabs and have them at the top of the screen, changing automatically when you switch tabs. Also I always have thought the app icon could do with an update too. It's been the same for many years and though it's nice and minimal, I've always thought it looks dumb sitting on the same screen where we have a near identical icon for messages, they almost clash and sometimes when I am trying to send a message in a hurry I might get the two apps confused due to the similar icons. I also don't think the inclusion of the button for Buffer on the tweet compose screen is a good idea. I have no use for this service so this should be more of something that only shows up if the user has enabled Buffer in the app settings. I also think that there should be an option for the app to automatically change between the normal theme and the dark theme based on the time. Pretty much all the other major paid twitter apps have this functionality and it would be a god send to have it implemented in Echofon. Lastly and most importantly, notifications are constantly hit and miss. They have been for a while. To test this, I usually install a couple of other twitter clients, and then get someone to mention me in a tweet. All the apps will notify me immediately except for Echofon, which will either take a substantial amount of time to send the notification or it just doesn't do it at all. This happens on both my iPhone and iPad.
Other than these things I have listed here, Echofon still has a special place on my iPhone and I don't want to give up on it just yet.
I am aware that a lot of these are probably more personal nitpicking comments, but I do hope there taken into account as I think Echofon is really due for a good update/refresh.
I have liked Echofon's interface and access to features for a long time. But be aware that if you're still on iOS 7, as I am (iPad mini), it's become buggy as hell.
This has only got worse with recent updates. It's a particular problem when viewing hashtag and trend streams, losing the ability to open tweets to reply or retweet, and now even whiting out altogether.
Perhaps these problems go away in the latest iOS - I'll find out when I get round to updating. But if that's so, a notification would be nice.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: 06 March 2015
- Version: 8.2
- Size: 13.4 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Developer: Ubermedia, Inc.
- © naan studio, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.