Echofon for Twitter

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

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.



+ 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 simultaneously


+ 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 required


+ 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 device


+ 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!




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Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editorial Team Note: This app has decreased in accessibility since its initial review in August 2010. Please see the comments below for more information. Original Comments: This app is excellent, not only from an accessibility perspective. Fully compatible with VoiceOver, this Twitter application has everything you could ever wish for to keep up with your timelines, searches, direct messages and even lists while on the move.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

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1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Jo House 6 years 7 months ago



Submitted by marrie (not verified) on Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This ap works very well but in my case unless you set the refresh rate to none causes the app and voice over to lag and take you for example to the bottom of the window when you are flicking left. I'm still testing my theory though.

Submitted by Toonhead on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I'm giving this app a try and I absolutely love the interface, it's nice and clean and it does exactly everything I need it to do, especially push notifications, which is key. I know Boxcar is great, but I don't want to have to install an app just for push stuff. Anyways, what I noticed is there's a compose button, but it's only in the area where your dm's are, so I'm not sure how to actually use this app just yet. I love the way the app works though.

There should be a button labelled 'Compose' in the top right corner of both the Home and Mentions pages that you use to post a new tweet.

However, if this is similar to the Pro version I really wouldn't invest too much time and effort into this app, as it's been a long time since it was fully usable with VoiceOver and the developers have shown no interest in addressing this.

If you never need to tap on a hashtag, username or link, then I guess you can just about use the current version, but TweetList, Twitterrific or the official Twitter app all offer a far more complete and satisfying experience for VoiceOver users.

Submitted by Clare Page on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hi! In the previous comment we were told that there are several far more better apps for Twitter on i-devices than Echofon, but, as far as I'm concerned, that depends on what you want out of your Twitter app. Admittedly, I do most of my tweeting, and reading tweets, on the computer, and not on my iPhone 4S, but I personally find that Echofon meets my needs when I do want to use Twitter on my iPhone: I like Echofon's interface better than the interface of the official Twitter app, I can read tweets and DMs and mentions and reply to them, and I have push notifications in Echofon, which I know Tweetlist doesn't have. So, for basic Twitter use on i-devices, like mine is on the rare occasions I use Twitter on my phone, Echofon is fine. I admit that Twitter for iPhone and Echofon are the only two IOS apps for Twitter I have tried, but I am personally happy with Echofon and will stick with it. However, we can all be thankful that there is plenty of choice as regards Twitter apps, even accessible ones, since we can't all like the same things.

Submitted by Callum on Friday, November 1, 2013

In the app store description, not the one that is used in this website, it mentions you can tweet over 140 characters. How is this done? I just tried tweeting over 140 characters and it just seemed to cent my tweet with a... After 140 characters

Submitted by Redhead on Friday, May 29, 2015

Well I have been using this app since the days of the I pod touch. This has been my favorite go to twiter app. However, it appears to be very inaccessible. For starters, in any timeline, no tweets are read. I just hear clicking sounds. I set up my account to work with this app and by scrolling through the list, I know something is there that voiceover isng reading. Also, in previous versions of this app, there were tabs at the bottom. I no longer see these tabs. I'm running iOS 8 if that makes any difference. In the mean time, what Twitter apps do you recommend.

Submitted by Lorelei on Saturday, May 30, 2015

The official Twitter app will do most of the basic things for you and doesn't seem to want to fight with VoiceOver overmuch. Plus, you don't have to pay for push notifications, which I refuse to do on principle.

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