As an iPhone enthusiast and social media enthusiast, I’ve downloaded pretty much every social media app known to man.

For Twitter, Tweetie 2 was good, TweetDeck was better, and HootSuite was even better than that. But I belatedly discovered Echofon, and I’m in love!

Quite simply, it contains every single feature I’ve been looking for in a Twitter iPhone app (and then some):

  • It has seamless bit.ly and Flickr API integration. I’ve seen some with Flickr, and some with bit.ly, but this is the first I’ve found with both.
  • Very seamless integration of multiple accounts. You can even change the background colour, so you can keep track of what account you are in.
  • You can disable auto-load of your home feed (focusing instead of your DMs, mentions and saved searches).
  • It has seamless integration of the old style and new style retweet. They call the old style Retweet With Comment.
  • It has a very cool method of auto-completing hashtags and mentions.
  • It’s intuitive and user-friendly.
  • I have yet to crash it.

It’s the first app I’ve used on iPhone where I haven’t complained out loud in frustration because of some minor detail.

HootSuite is still, hands down, my favourite Twitter client on my computer. It’s entirely web-based, and works great. And their iPhone app is certainly very good, but it’s moved into a clear second place based on my geekly criteria.

  • http://www.socialmediasean.com/ Social Media Sean

    Hi Paul,
    This is a great article about the Echofon App for the iphone. I am just downloading it and I am wondering if you upgraded to a pro account.

    Thanks,
    Your Friend
    Social Media Sean
    http://www.socialmediasean.com
    Victoria B.C. Canada

    • http://www.paulholmes.ca/ Paul Holmes

      Actually, I haven’t upgraded yet.

      Best I can tell it only removes the ads.

      I will, though. For $5 it’s well worth it!

  • http://www.marketing-social-media.com/ Social Media Sean

    Hi Paul,
    This is a great article about the Echofon App for the iphone. I am just downloading it and I am wondering if you upgraded to a pro account.

    Thanks,
    Your Friend
    Social Media Sean
    http://www.socialmediasean.com
    Victoria B.C. Canada

  • http://www.paulholmes.ca/ Paul Holmes

    Actually, I haven't upgraded yet.

    Best I can tell it only removes the ads.

    I will, though. For $5 it's well worth it!

  • Guest

    Makes me want to switch from Tweetie 2. One of the other great things about Echofon is that the position of the Twitter stream syncs between desktop and mobile client.

  • http://dbbradle.wordpress.com/ dbbradle

    Makes me want to switch from Tweetie 2. One of the other great things about Echofon is that the position of the Twitter stream syncs between desktop and mobile client.

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