Saturday, April 09, 2011

Echofon Firefox 2.0 Beta 2

Echofon, my favorite Twitter client has posted development update for Echofon Firefox 2.0 which is now on Beta 2 phase. They have integrated many feature request by many people and one of the most requested feature is the old UI. It seems that people doesn't like to change much laughing so they bring it back the old Panel mode from Echofon 1.x.

So far, the new panel mode only works with Firefox 4.0, so if you are using Firefox 3.6.x or below, probably this is a good time to upgrade to Firefox 4.0

The full changes in Beta 2 are:
  • Added "Panel Mode" (works with Firefox 4 only for now)
  • Added menubar on window mode with several keyboard shortcuts
  • Added spell check and suggestion in the context menu of the compose text area
  • Added "Popup tweet while Echofon window/sidebar is open" and "Always open a link in a new tab" option
  • Echofon follows "Open new tab in background" settings to open links
  • Click Photo View to open its original photo page
  • Do not open Photo View if user clicks a photo URL (Photo View will be opened only by clicking thumbnail)
  • Fixed an issue that unread border doesn't appear in certain case
  • Fixed an issue of missing tweets
  • Fixed an issue that retweet function doesn't work
  • Fixed an issue that mute settings disappears after user restart Firefox
  • Fixed an issue that default keyboard shortcut is conflicted with Firefox 4 on Windows
  • Fixed several other minor issues

If you are interested in trying this beta version, download it from their Beta page


  1. at the end!! finally it have the posibility of block hashtags or mute users. :D nice... really nice

  2. Echofon is also my favorite twitter client, the new panel mode is great and now it’s even easier to use since it appears as a sidebar within the browser window. Echofon is also available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac (see:

    David @