There are a lot of Twitter clients for iOS. Integrating dozens of different features, these tools allow you to interact with and manage your tweets quickly and easily across multiple devices. But there are issues. Viewing images and videos often sends you to other apps, notifications don't always work properly, and Twitter options may be buried a few menus deep. That's why the well-constructed Echofon for Twitter is such a welcome addition to the field.
By no means a perfect Twitter app, Echofon for Twitter still manages to be one of the better options on the App Store. To start, it allows you to quickly and easily cycle between multiple Twitter accounts. It also syncs your tweets across all devices, so if you read it on one device you will know you've read it on another. Plus it has a sleep timer so your phone won't buzz off the nightstand while you are asleep. The interface is intuitive and clean, and on the iPad especially, it looks exceptional. You'll wonder why you were using another Twitter client until now.
The free version of Echofon for Twitter is ad supported and like most ad-supported apps, the banner can be intrusive and eat up a lot of screen space. That said, every single feature is included with the app and it runs smoothly even in trial mode. This is a great app and a perfect companion for anyone that uses Twitter religiously on the go.
From Naan Studio:
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 simultaneouslyREAL-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 requiredRICH 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 deviceMORE 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.Try it out for FREE in the App Store today!
What's new in this version:
This version comes with several improvements and bugfixes.