Twitter: Must-Have Time-Saving Apps [Video]

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Twitter apps and tools enhance twitter’s awkward interface and limited analytics.  Twitter is growing slower than other social media networks but it is still a necessary part of the holy trinity of social media.  It is a necessary evil in your marketing arsenal and these twitter tools give you the ammunition you need deal with twitter more effectively.

These twitter apps are particularly for the serious inbound marketer or heavy social media users but they work for everyone as well!

Friend or Follow

Use to get rid of sneaker twitter followers that unfollow you as soon as you follow them!ReTweet Me 

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This twitter tool can save you from looking bad having a huge discrepancy of Following to Followers.  Many people add themselves to you with no intention of following you but expecting the obligatory follow back and when you do they unfollow you.  You can get rid of them with this easy to use tool.  I use this app once a week.


Use to follow all the major social media sites and schedule messages plus much more!ReTweet Me 

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I have tested Tweetdeck and actually use Seesmic as well but I can’t really get away from Hootsuite because it is the easiest most helpful interface to use; not only twitter but also for Facebook, Linkedin, and Foursquare!

Unlike the other twitter tools, it allows multiple accounts for each.  Its main problem is that it does not have a desktop version which really does help because it keeps the stream of traffic in your face while you work. I use Seesmic for staying in touch with my message stream but not for tweeting as its interface is terrible.

ReTweetThisButton allows a promotion explosion for Twitter and Facebook for Blogs, Websites, and EmailsReTweet Me 

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You can say it is self-promotion but I truly believe it is not.  I created this site for me first and foremost; and I use it religiously.  I created it to help me promote my blogs better.  Other’s I told about it liked it, so and I created it as a free twitter tool.  It will soon also be added as a Facebook and Hubspot app.

It was inspired by the great Hiten Shah who also inspired me to add the FaceBook comment box to this free marketing tool.  If used correctly it can change the way we create blogs because it will force us to create quotable nuggets that others can tweet with two clicks inside of 3 seconds without thinking at all. They can look good and advertise us at the same time!  The Tweet and Retweet buttons being used in this blog are from this site!



Use to keep up with your social media stream in real time!ReTweet Me 

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This is a good free twitter tool for the purpose I use it for.  However, I am forced to use Hootsuite as well because Seesmic user interface is terrible.  Still it is better than Tweetdeck (who many swear by) and it provides me with a constant message stream alerts from Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook. Since Hootsuite does not have this feature it does a good job of helping me out it until Hootsuite wakes up and makes its on desktop app.  It is absolutely the best next thing to Hootsuite in my opinion.


Use to receive alerts with a summary of your twitter activity, works just like Me 

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Twitlert is truly a great app that I just recently found.  It gives you alerts in the same way that Google alerts (highly recommended as well) works but exclusively for Twitter.  If I am busy and miss my mentions on Twitter it delivers it to me at 4 AM each morning.  Having all of my recent twitter activity summarized for me has let me concentrate more on other work as I do not have to focus so much on the message streams!


Use to scour Twitter for great info including scouting your competitors!ReTweet Me 

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This is one ugly duckling but as with the ugly duckling the amount of power and information it can give you makes it a beautiful swan.  It is not exactly user friendly but if you play with it you can gather a great deal of information with its powerful search filtering tools. It also shows an on-the-fly waterfall of twitter messages so you can follow hashtags during a live webinar for example.  This is a gem for keeping up with competitors as well!

I hope you see the value of these great tools and start using them so you too can improve your efficiency and save a great deal of time as well!

What other twitter tools do you like and recommend?

Rey Tamayo
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  • I’ve never understood the need for tools like “Friend or Follow”.  Who cares if they’re following you back?  Follow those that interest you, and provide good content to those that follow you.
    I guess if you’re playing the numbers game then the tool might be useful, but those that play the numbers game on Twitter seem to be missing the entire point of the service…

    • I was thinking the similar way… a while back but i think it’s very important when you are using company or brand account… It is important to know who are following you and what are their interest…or else lot of followers that do not have any interest in your product or service you offer its again like tweeting in the vacuum

  • Namaste!

  • Interesting article…I find some of those useful, but I tend to use a device for tweeting on the go. Like my iPad or smartphone and then just enter their respective app.  When i’m on my desktop I just have a dedicated browser window for the social networks.  I tried Hootsuite and the like and never got used to it.  Maybe i’m just “old school”

  • Very interesting post… I agree with Mickmel… I follow people that I have an interest on… I don’t care who follows me back…

  • Andy Lloyd Elman

    I think tweeter is only good for celebreties. I guess that’s the reason why many celebrities have tweeter accounts instead of facebook because tweeter is more open to public but have limited photos and info sharing. They used tweeter as their other way of evaluating how many fans they have because of the number of followers they gain. But if you are just an ordinary person you could not really gain a lot of numbers of followers and you can only have you’re known circle of friends. On the other hand, it is a good social network in which ordinary people could get updated with their favorite stars that’s the reason why also many users used tweeter just to follow their fovorite stars even without being followed in return.

  • Good List of Interesting Tools for twitter!! Twiends is also useful tool for Twitter that facilitates you to enhance your followers with ease!!

  • Well, really an interesting article…. I really wish I had written this… before..him.. 

  • very informative…. very well presented..

  • Anonymous

    It’s my first to read about Twilert or Twitterfall…and I must say that statement, ‘one ugly duckling’ – tickled my funny bones.  Very straightforward.  Still, I’m loving my own as I’ve also developed this twitter scheduling tool that frees up your time, from all those posting to all your social networking accounts, so you can talk to your peers more.  Imagine having to update more than ten sites a day… used to be a nightmare though.  Cheers!

  • very interesting post! thanks a lot for sharing  this information!

  • Infographics thanx for responding,  that is interesting that you do not use these tool, do you ever schedule tweets and Facebook posts and things of that nature?

    Nwaywritings  thank you for your kind comments on the article! 

    Thank you all for commenting!

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  • Anonymous

    I have discussed about this with few other guys and found an app named *timely*

    You can post tweets there and they get scheduled for the time when you have most number of followers listening, found quite useful, and as followers grows it accomodates the timing of tweets and makes your tweets *reach effectively* 

  • Totally agree on this, it is always about the quality of the follower!

  • I just love how many people retweeted this article and probably didn’t give it more than a 5 second glance!

  • I just love how many people retweeted this article and probably didn’t give it more than a 5 second glance!

  • This is an amazing stuff dear. 

  • Great article.  Moosa has a great point too when he says that tweeting to people who could care less about your business is like tweeting in a vacuum.