Twitter is big business. Everyone from movie stars to the average Joe is on Twitter sharing their thoughts and ideas with the world. For average users, just going to Twitter.com and typing their tweet might be enough to get the job done, but for some users this will simply not suffice. People who use Twitter all the time need a way to make Tweeting more efficient and effective, and that is why these Twitter apps are here.
Twentyfeet is kind of like Google Analytics for Twitter. It keeps track of all the important stats and lets users know when something important is happening. The app displays easy to read graphs and insights so users can keep track of their follower numbers and how they are changing over time. Not only can users keep track of Twitter stats, but they track also sites like Facebook and YouTube.
This is a really cool service for people who like to share a lot of links on Twitter. Basically, Buffer allows users to submit links to their queue and it will post them Twitter in nice spaced out intervals. The last thing anyone wants to do is lose follows because of “over sharing” and with an app like Buffer that won’t be a problem.
Keepstream is a nifty service that allows users to store certain Tweets and organize them in collections. This makes is a lot easier to go back and find Tweets from certain people. This is a great way to increase Twitter efficiency because time spent searching for old Tweets can be better used crafting important new Tweets. It also offers the ability to embed Tweets in blog posts for easy sharing.
FourSquare check-ins can be pretty annoying, and they can clutter up a Twitter news feed making it hard to find the tweets that actually matter. With Proxlet that won’t be a problem since it blocks services such as this. It also can block individual users, and it does it right though Twitter.com.
This app goes through your Twitter stream and searches out only the best of the best and displays only those Tweets. It finds Tweets based on the amount of times relevant users mention a link. This filters out all the junk from the timeline and shows only the links that people are actually talking about.
Tweepi is an incredibly easy way to clean up the people an account is following. Instead of having to decide which accounts are not worth following the tool will tell you. It lets users know things like which accounts are not reciprocating by following back and which ones are inactive and not Tweeting much. For anyone looking to clean up the people they follow this is a must use app.
This is an interesting app that creates a Facebook like fan page based on the content of a Twitter account. It shows Tweets based on the topics that are most Tweeted and includes images from the timeline. This a great place to point perspective followers to give them a taste of the type of content they can expect from a given Twitter user.
This tool simply lets you know the most effective times of day to Tweet. It looks over all the people a user follows and the users time line and analyses the best times to Tweet so they will have the most impact. For a business using Twitter for marketing this is incredibly valuable information, since a business wants their Tweets in front of as many eyes as possible.
TwitHawk is like super targeted marketing for Twitter. While it is a kind of controversial app, there is no arguing that it is effective. It costs 5 cents per Tweet, and it all happens automatically. A user sets keywords and when it finds a user Tweeting about the keyboard it automatically replays to them with a predefined Tweet.
With the help of these powerful apps any Twitter user can become a power user. Anyone looking to grow their business on Twitter or just expand their Twitter presence needs to try these apps!
This guest post is written by Lior Levine, a marketing consultant for a company that designs a task management tool application for businesses. Lior also consults for an online company that provides psd to html conversion.