by Brent Dirks
April 23, 2013
While I’m enjoying the new media timeline feature in Tweetbot, another great Twitter client has also just been updated. Version 6.1 of Echofon for Twitter is packed with a number of improvements. Along with restoring retweet blocking settings from twitter.com, the new version extends the width of tweet text. Improvements are focused on the auto-refresh experience for lists, the refreshing experience for trending topics, and the iPad version’s popup experience. Finally, the update fixes issues where timelines would move downward when refreshing, where a retweet wouldn’t undo, and with blank maps. Echofon for Twitter is a universal app for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now in the App Store for free. Echofon Pro for Twitter, which features no ads, can be unlocked with a $4.99 in-app purchase or as a separate download. If you’re looking for a free alternative to the official Twitter client, I think Echofon is a great way to go. Along with being able to customize the app with 10 different color themes, it also does a great job of managing multiple accounts and offering quick push notifications.