15 Useful Twitter Tools For Web Workers

If there was a popularity contest between social media platforms, I am sure Twitter would be the winner. Networking, trends, and search features all On its own, twitter is a great service, but without third party applications it wouldn’t be what it is today.

With this in mind, there are hundreds of third party applications to make twitter easier and better to use. But who has time to try them all? In an effort to streamline the list to only useful apps, I have created a list of 15 apps that should do the job, at least it does for me.

If you are new to twitter, please click here for a visual map on how you can utilize twitter.

15 Useful Twitter Tools

  1. Tweet a file : Tweetafile brings an important email functionality to the simple world of Twitter – attachments. Through Tweetafile, Twitter users can send any files (images, PDFs, Docs, videos… whatever) to all of their followers or via direct message to individuals.
  2. Remember The Milk : If you use Remember The Milk to manage your tasks, you can do so via twitter using this app. Add Remember The Milk as your twitter friend and simply DM to add or interact with your tasks.
  3. Twittonary : If you are new to twitter, some of the words twitter users use can be quite confusing. Get help from a twitter dictionary and learn the “twitter lingo.”
  4. Twonvert : 140 character limitations at times can really hold you back. This app converts your text into SMS shorthand language and allows you to say more with less characters.
  5. Twist : Allows you to see “hot trends” on twitter. You can also use the search box to see what people are saying about a particular thing and how much buzz it is creating.
  6. WhosTalkin : Although this app isn’t specifically for twitter, it is a very useful twitter tool. It allows you to search conversations that you are interested in. This helps you interact with like minded people or the whatever subjects interest you at that point in time.
  7. TweetWhatYouSpend : Manage your spending online using twitter. Create an account and use Twitter’s “DM” feature to send tweets. You can export a spending journal later as an Excel or CSV file.
  8. TwitterJobSearch : This service allows you to find job postings on twitter. If you are looking for a “web design” gig, simply enter web design to see what jobs are available related to web design.
  9. IsTwitterDown? : If you are a heavy twitter user this service might be quite useful. It allows you to find out if twitter is down for everyone else or just for you. The page displays a simple answer “Yes” or “No.”
  10. Twiddeo : Upload videos to Twiddeo from your camera phone while on the go. The service then generates a link and posts it to twitter for your friends and followers to see.
  11. TwitterCal : This tool connects your twitter account to your Google calendar. You can add events to Google calendar from twitter by sending direct messages to gcal.
  12. TwitterFeed : Twitterfeed helps you send your Blog RSS feed or atom to twitter and also lets you track the number of clicks your feeds are generating.
  13. PollDaddy : Create polls and post it directly on twitter. This can be extremely valuable when you are researching a subject or need user feedback.
  14. LinkBunch : Due to character constraints, it can be quite hard to send more than one link in a tweet. If you need to send multiple links in one tweet (example : a post that has part1,2,3…), this service can be useful. It collects all links and gives you one shortened link that you can post on twitter.
  15. Tweetdeck : One of the best desktop twitter apps out there. Tweetdeck helps you sort your friends and followers in groups and also helps you manage replies, DMs and search results.

Bonus :

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Add Your Thoughts…

I am sure almost everyone reading this post is using twitter (if you are not, you should). Please feel free to share the twitter apps you most frequently use in the comments.

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the tips. I use Tweetdeck at the moment and find it sorts through alot of the outside chatter very well. Continued success :)

  2. says

    Thanks for the list. Most of these I have either heard of before or won’t really help me out to much. But, thanks because one really does help. I was looking for a site that would do what Twitterfeed would do. You really saved me some time.

  3. says

    I’m a fan of TweetLater, which allows me to schedule tweets whenever I want. It’s great when I know I’m going to be swamped with a project but still want to maintain a presence on Twitter. Or when I think of several tweets at once and want to spread them out.

  4. says

    Great list.

    Also try @_spell

    Tweet ‘@_spell word’ and it will tell you the word’s correct spelling – will also help you with auto suggestions when you type (sp?).

    Kevin

  5. says

    Some of these we use and some we will certainly consider adding.

    We are really enjoying Cotweet. It helps us work with our marketing firm to maximize and coordinate their time and efforts as well as our own.

  6. says

    Hay algún sitio en donde todo lo que se habla de twetter, esté en español, porque no logro hacerlo funcionar adecuadamente y, por ejemplo, me gustaría poner una figurita del pájaro de twett en mi sitio… Por ejemplo tener cada uno de los tips que nos das en español, sería fenomenal, porque todo está en inglés y yo no “parlo”… Gracias

  7. says

    Whew. I’m a bit overwhelmed by the list. I keep it simple with TweetDeck, which lets me tweet to two different accounts and to Facebook from the same place.

    And I’m thinking about using Tweetlater, so when I’m on vacation or not at my computer I can still maintain my Twitter presence.

  8. says

    thanks for an awesome list!

    btw, there’s a brand new twitter application called TwitBlend (http://www.twitblend.com)
    which help you group many tweets into topic or conversation, share it with your friend, you can even put it on your website with TwitBlend’s Widget.

    so it’s much easier to pull tweets and blog about it with twitblend’s widget

    Feel free to buzz our tool if you find it useful

    Thanks a lot! try and enjoy it for free :)

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  12. says

    Nice list, though Tweetdeck has ended support of their desktop client unfortunately (a decision I hate – I don’t like having to keep a browser open to do what I used to do with the client running in the background). They are still the best option when it comes to monitoring multiple accounts and scheduling tweets in advance, but really wish they would rethink dumping the desktop client.

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