Echofon has announced that it will be “phasing out” its desktop applications for Mac, Windows, and Firefox this fall to focus on its mobile apps for iOS and other platforms. Desktop apps will continue to function normally in the “immediate future,” Echofon says, but it’s not planning any further updates for the popular Twitter client.
What’s more, all apps will be discontinued soon, meaning you’ll no longer be able to purchase them. Not that you’d want to purchase them now — support for these apps will be ending next month, so any bugs or issues after then will remain.
Echofon’s full statement reads:
Beginning this Fall, we will begin phasing out our Echofon desktop products (Mac, Windows, Firefox) in order to focus more on our mobile line of Echofon apps. The current versions of each of our desktop products will continue to function normally in the immediate future for those users who already have them installed.
Availability of the apps in various markets will be discontinued soon and support for those apps will end next month as there are no planned updates.
We do thank you for using Echofon and while we are sorry we won’t be able to continue providing a great Twitter experience on your desktop, we are committed to providing our users with an even better mobile experience.
Echofon was arguably one of the nicest Twitter apps available for the Mac. It was packed full of great features, and it had a wonderfully simple user interface that didn’t get in your way all the time. It’s a shame it has to go. Roll on Tweetbot for Mac.