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#1 ddeerrff

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:31 PM

Twitter has updated their API and my favorite FF plugin/client no longer works.  Although Echofon for FF had not been updated since last year, it was still working fine until twitter made the API change.  So I now need a replacement for Echofon.

 

Echofon had a small icon in the lower right of my browser.  It showed a number next to it when there were new tweets.  I was able to open it and read those new tweets.  Nothing more, nothing less.  It was small, unobtrusive, and useful. 

 

Everything I have looked at to try to replace it has been large, bloated, and very obtrusive.  Twitter and other social networking sites are not life, I don't need to be inundated with all the garbage all the time - but I do follow a few people and would like to be able to see when they post new.

 

I currently have Yoono installed.  But it insists on adding a pinned tab, and a drop down next to the address bar.  Annoying. 

 

Any suggestions?

 

 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:26 AM

There's at least one option: to use modified Echofon.
I found this today https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D7A621B6ED74A4C4 at http://the-w.com/replacing-echofon-for-firefox
As the author says,

I don't usually install software from random websites but it's Echofon, and it was a bit of a desperation, so I pulled out the scratch laptop and gave it a shot.

...so did I, and it works well for me (and now client even without Ads :) )
 






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