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17 October 2012 @ 07:33 am
Alas, Echofon. What's your favorite Twitter client?  
Just learned that, thanks to the changes that Twitter is making in its API, Echofon is phasing out support for its desktop products. This makes me sad, even though they will continue to develop their mobile app, because one of the things I really like about Echofon is the way it synchronizes unread tweets among all platforms. I read Twitter on two Macs and an iPhone, possibly adding another device in the near future, and it's great that when I read a tweet on one device it's marked as read on the others. The other thing I really like about Echofon is its mute feature -- you can mute a user, a hashtag, or a posting client (e.g. foursquare, paper.li) and never see those tweets again on any device. And, of course, it has a very clean and simple UI, and does not include Twitter's "promoted tweets" (ptui).

So I'm looking for a new Twitter client -- or, rather, a Twitter client suite for iOS and OS X -- to replace Echofon. It has to be something that will continue to work despite Twitter's coming API changes... which, given Twitter's increasing fuggheadedness, probably means that I will be stuck with the official Twitter client. But I have hope that someone out there has something better. Any suggestions?
 
 
 
Twilighttwilight2000 on October 17th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
Would tweetdeck work for you? I use it on the laptop and it works really well for me, but I've not used it elsewhere yet...
Simon Bissonsbisson on October 17th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
TapBot for iOS and OS X would fit the bill...
librarygrrlshandralyn on October 17th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
That was one of my favorite features, too! *sigh*
Tournevis: Moleskinetournevis on October 17th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
As I said on Twitter, I use Oosfora and I really like it.
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Grant Krugerthirdworld on October 25th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
What did you end up using?
David D. Levinedavidlevine on October 25th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Have not yet sprung for it, but Tweetbot is the current front runner. It has a Mac app that syncs with the phone app and supports mute by client, user, and hashtag.