With the rise of the importance of twitter as part of your professional and personal branding strategy, using the twitter native web interface is not the right way to go.
Instead, you can use great free to use apps that will make your life so much easier.
So here are the tools I use on a daily basis to manage my tweeter feed. Hope you like them as much as I do!
I already had the opportunity to write about flipboard. If you own an ipad, it is the perfect tool to read your tweeter feed in a pleasant and relaxing way as you have a preview of all urls included in the tweets you receive. Perfect for a sofa twitter session!
Bufferapp is a FANTASTIC app. It has extensions that fit into Chrome and Firefox. One single click automatically generates a tweet that will be scheduled according to your favorite timetable. This is so clever that I cannot work without it anymore. Two further comments:
- The bufferapp website enables you to organise by simple drag and drops the schedule of your tweets. You prefer having a great tweet sent at the best time for your followers? simply drag the tweet up or down your list.
- I would also strongly recommend having a look at the analytics tab that bufferapp offers. It’s interesting to see the number of clicks, retweets you got!
Last but no least, bufferapp is managed by two really cool guys very active on Twitter. I shall recommend you to subscribe to @joelgascoigne and @leowid. They regularly send some great articles and links.
Oh my god. How did they do it???? This app is a chrome extension or a desktop program (available on every OS). Basically, this is the ultimate business intelligence tool for twitter. These guys have achieved what most large BI companies cannot do these days. A simple but rich, instantaneous but detailed BI tool. This app will dig deep into your twitter data and present it to you in a super easy to read and manage collection of graphs and visual indicators.
It also must must be noted that it integrates with bufferapp by if you wish so. In short, it automatically defines in bufferapp the best timetable for you to send your tweets so that you reach a maximum of followers.
Socialbro is, you understood it by now, a must have
Hootsuite replaces the usual twitter interface. This is a very useful twitter editor to check your tweeter feeds and write tweets of your own. Its graphic interface is super slick and very customisable. You can also integrate your linkedin feed if you wish to. This is a great app. I used tweetdeck for a while (now owned by twitter) but I must say Hootsuite is so much better.
It must be noted that Hootsuite has some great apps for Android and Ipad.
I have been trying this app for a few days now. If I find it sometimes slightly confusing to use, it has an amazing and simple functionality to search for topics on Twitter. These guys have developed an awesome search engine that queries twitter on the fly and enables you to dynamically refine your search by either adding new words or clicking on suggested words.
I wish I could have had such a search engine during my corporate years. I also wonder why Google is not looking at it. The google algorythm and this funtionality would make it the killer web search engine!
I strongly recommend you to have a look at it!
Do you have other ones to recommend? Please feel free to contact me at: @fredducrotblog comments powered by Disqus