Posts Tagged ‘Twitter clients’
One of the ways to get the most out of your time on Twitter is by utilizing Advanced Search.
When you use Twitter as a search engine, you put yourself on the power end of the data firehose, rather than in its direct path, sputtering among the hundreds of tweets you see streaming past.
A great tool I just came across that kicks Twitter’s search function up a notch is called NeedTagger.
If you’ve ever wished you could hear the trite phrase “There’s an app for that” in response to the matter of being able to quickly and actionably extract the most tweetable content from an article or post, start counting your lucky stars.
Paul Ford, former web editor of Harper’s, created a free web extension called SavePublishing.
Here’s how it works.
Spanish startup Tweet Category is throwing another one in the mix, with the launch of their spiffy new iPad app that generates customized Twitter reports for events, measuring complete statistics for tweets and hashtags, including user influence, engagement, reach and more.
Tweets that you see that you want to save for the future, whether to give the linked-to article a deeper read or to remember what the tweeter said about a certain subject, you can simply favorite.
Then you can access all your favorites right from your Twitter profile. Which is great.
But what about if you want to save a record of any specific recommendations your tweeps make, and any recommendations that you make? Wouldn’t it be useful to have a single place to store all these nuggets of information, kind of like Evernote or Springpad or Pocket, but instead of for bookmarks and notes, for personalized recommendations of cool stuff to do, see, and read?
It’s always been a favourite here at AllTwitter, and social media dashboard HootSuite continues to grow at an astonishing pace.
The platform is celebrating its five millionth signup – which represents amazing growth of one million new users in no time at all – and users across all of HootSuite’s social networks and applications have now sent a combined 1.3 billion messages in 20 languages around the world.
And then Pheed immediately auto-posted to my Twitter profile.
I’m pretty picky when it comes to my Twitter clients of choice.
After signing up first, of course, on Twitter.com, as pretty much everyone did back in the heady days of 2008, I moved on to TweetDeck, then Seesmic Desktop, before eventually settling on HootSuite.
That’s just on the desktop, of course. On my mobile, I went from Twitter mobile, to TinyTwitter, to Dabr (that link is worth a look just to see what we had to put up with in 2009), to UberTwitter (Blackberry), HootSuite (iPhone), the official Twitter app (iPhone) and then Tweetlogix (iPhone), the latter of which I heartily recommend to all and sundry.
I also tried Tweetbot on my iPhone, too, but for some reason never took to it. Which is strange, as it’s far and away my favourite iPad Twitter app. Just gorgeous and super slick. And now it’s out on Macs, officially, I really, really want it.
Except it’s $19.99. And that’s a lot to pay for any Twitter client.
Once upon a time, TweetDeck was, for many users, the Twitter client of choice.
As one of the first platforms to support configurable columns, TweetDeck quickly established itself as the de facto standard for power-browsing on Twitter, and this continued for years.
Right up until Twitter bought it.