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By: Abigail Jackson
Published: 2021-01-20

Welcome to the ECHOcommunity Mobile App.

Much of the content available in the ECHOcommunity database is in downloadable PDF or Video format.  Most of the content produced by ECHO is downloadable and many partner organizations make their content available for download, as well.

The ECHOcommunity Mobile App makes that downloadable content available to you to select, download, store, and share.   Please note that many of the resources on ECHOcommunity.org are NOT downloadable, so you may find additional resources online at ECHOcommunity.org.

A key item to note for viewing - when accessing a pdf or video in My Library on a cellphone, try turning your phone 90 degrees to landscape view for the best experience.

In order to browse resources, go to the Resources tab from the menu.

Resources Tab

You'll see multiple categories: ECHO publications, Network publications, Agricultural Practices, Appropriate Technologies, Development, and Animal Options.

If you already know what topic you want to look up, you can search for the keyword directly in the search bar at the top of the screen. 


It will pull up all the downloadable resources currently available through ECHOcommunity.org.

At the top of the search results, you’ll see a couple of filters to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Key resources are resources that ECHO staff considers authoritative on the subject. 

You can also filter the search results by any supported languages, or by a specific type of resource (like article, publication, presentation, book, video, or collection).

Once you find the resource you want, select it, and you’ll be taken to that resource’s page.


This gives you more information about the resource itself, so you can determine if it is what you’re looking for. At the top of the screen, you’ll see a back arrow in the top left corner, so you can go back to the list of resources, or a home icon to be taken directly back to the resource home page. In the top right corner, you also have an option to share the resource from this page. 

To share, tap the share icon in the top right corner.


You’ll be prompted to ensure that you have the correct sharing option already downloaded for your device and for your area. 

Choose whether to share the file itself, or a link to the resource on ECHOcommunity.org. 

Share via your device’s native share option (Nearby Share for Android, or Airdrop for Apple), or a 3rd party app such as Xender, ShareIt, or WhatsApp. 

From the resource page, you can choose to view the resource or add it to your library.


Tap “view resource” to see the information full screen. 

When you choose “add to library,” you will be prompted to choose the language (and file size, if applicable). 

Once you have chosen the language, tap “download” to download to your library. 

The first time you add something to your library, you will be prompted to allow the app to access files on your device. Select “allow” for proper app functionality. 


The resource will be saved and you will be able to access it from your home page and from the My Library tab. Tap “ok” to go back to browsing through the resources, tap “Go to my library” to view the resources you have saved, or tap “view resource” to pull it up again. 


Navigate to your library anytime by opening the menu (the three horizontal lines in the top left corner) and select “my library.”  

Once you have added at least one resource to your library, it will be visible in this tab. 

Tap on the resource you’d like to open, then tap “view resource” to open it fully. 

Removing resources from your device:


If you are no longer using this resource, you can clear out your library by tapping on “remove from library.” This only removes the resource from your library, it will not remove the resource from the app itself. You will still be able to access it again if needed. 


 You can also delete unnecessary resources directly from the library page by swiping left and tapping “delete.”