Echofon for Mac is the minimal yet powerful Twitter app that syncs unread Tweets with your iPhone.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Full search support including trends with explanations, saved search and people search.
- Bug fix for Instagram image preview
- Performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
After adding one user, Echophon cannot obtain another twitter token to add user. No update in almost 2 years.
Echofon used to be the best...
The UI is vastly superior to the alternatives (which are hideous, bloated messes), and the fact it can (at least for some people) sync with the iOS app is critical for me. Unfortunately, it hasn't been updated in ages, giving the impression that development is abandoned. I've submitted a support ticket regarding the account sign-in bug (you can't sign in to more than one account due to a program error, even though "multiple accounts" are advertised), and I sincerely hope they're working on an update that will support all the latest Twitter changes (especially URLs and names not counting towards the 140 character limit, and longer format DMs).
Not worth the $10
Echofon continues to endear itself with in-timeline notifications of retweets, new followers and favorites. However, no Retina Display support and a lack of notification center support make this an app to avoid buying if you have a Retina Macbook Pro and/or Mountain Lion. There are better alternatives on the market at the moment. Tweeting a currently playing iTunes song and tweeting a link to an open page in Safari also does not work. The UI is also tired and has not been updated to correlate with the new twitter system, in which there is the Timeline, Connect and Discover tabs, but many apps have stuck to the original design metaphors, so make of this what you will.
Ultimately, what breaks this deal for me is the lack of Retina display support. For a paid app - and $10 is quite a lot to ask for a Twitter app that brings no considerable unique features to the table - this is very disappointing.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.