Do you want to reduce the time you spend on Twitter – tweeting, finding people to follow or managing followers – and yet spruce up your tweeting experience? There are several applications (desktop and web) for improving productivity on social networks. Even the paid versions offer free alternatives that provide the best experience for each user.
Twitter is one social network that has slowly, but strongly woven into the daily activities of Internet surfers, and lately the number of Twitter users has risen more rapidly. Consequently, there is now a need to get the apps that reduce the complexity, help cut through the clutter of social networks and ultimately improve tweeting experience.
Free Twitter Apps for a Better Tweeting Experience
The following includes both desktop and web apps for improving your tweeting experience. Some of the apps may be familiar to you, but you are sure to discover at least one new powerful Twitter app to spruce up your online social life.
Metro Twit is definitely an app of choice if you fancy the Metro-styling of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7. It is a Windows desktop client for Twitter. The interface is clean, beautiful and elegant. You can easily post or retweet posts, post messages and manage your timeline.
You can simple drag and drop images to post on Twitter. You can also set up filters using keywords, hashtags and other items to block out distractions. You can even undo a tweet if it contains typos or grammatically mistake.
The app notifies you when a new person follows you or when your tweet is added to “favorites”. It lets you determine exactly how you want your columns to appear. It auto-completes usernames and hashtags. You can find out the presently trending topics or even go back in time to see what was trending last week.
Also, a counter on the taskbar reminds you how many unread messages you have. Additionally, the paid version allows multiple accounts so that you can easily switch between work and fun. Read more about Metro Twit in our review.
Get Metro Twit
Seesmic lets you connect several social network accounts. It enables you post to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn from one platform. You can even schedule your posts to tweet at a specified time. The desktop client is compatible with Windows and Mac OS, and you can integrate with up to 90 third parties including Klout, Zendesk, Salesforce Chatter, LinkedIn, Yammer and Stockwits.
The browser-based version supports multiple Twitter accounts, Facebook and LinkedIn as well as Salesforce Chatter accounts. You can translate posts, schedule your tweets and use other advanced features.
Seesmic is currently in beta, so you can use the full futures for free. It supports Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices as well as Windows and Mac OS X desktop. The app has a bookmarklet that can be attached to your bookmark toolbar to share stuffs more easily.
Do you have lots of people you follow on Twitter, and you want to read the tweets of just a few of them? Destroy Twitter is a great application for filtering the tweets you want to read. The app is built on Adobe AIR. You can easily exclude people by their usernames, keywords or sources, and you can make the interface as big as you like to accommodate more tweets.
The size of the app window can be toggled to become a little bar in the corner of your desktop, multi-column window or full screen. You can also increase or decrease font size of texts or remove icons if necessary.
Impressively, Destroy Twitter gulps very low memory during use, and the installer is less than 1mb in size.
Get Destroy Twitter
Group Tweet enables organizations to combine the voices of multiple contributors in one Twitter account, up to 100, 000 contributors.
Contributors are allowed to continue using their favorite Twitter clients to become a part of a group, and they do not need to learn any new skill to use this app. Their names are hidden or displayed at the beginning or end of a Tweet. Group Tweet can be kept private or made publicly available.
The premium account allows admin to moderate messages, use multiple hashtags and prioritize message delivery.
Get Group Tweet
Social Oomph is a productivity app for scheduling Tweets, tracking keywords using email alerts, and adding extended profile information to Twitter profile.
If you would like to clean up your Twitter account (delete all the present Tweets) and start over without losing followers or followings, Social Oomph will help you tweet purge your account. You can even add and manage many Twitter accounts with this Social oomph.
The professional version enables Facebook features, auto-following new followers, integration and scheduling of blog posts etc.
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TweetDeck is now owned by Twitter. It lets you manage multiple Twitter accounts together with your Facebook account. The app is really easy to use. You can schedule tweets, discover items using their search tools and customize the columns to suit your need. Impressively, TweetDeck now incorporates cloud support so that you can access your account on any computer.
Need more Twitter followers or looking for people to follow? Twellow is acclaimed the largest “Twitter yellow pages” that lets people add their Twitter profile so that others can find you more easily. Their directory is divided into categories and subcategories for finding people to follow.
Still Not Satisfied? Here Are More Twitter Apps for Improving Your Tweeting Experience
Here are more apps for maximizing your tweeting experience. You only need to identify one that suits you to stop spending too much time on less important tasks.
TweetMeme – Shows hottest links on twitter
HootSuite – Social Media Manager
Sobees – Social Media Manager
Twimbow – Separates conversations with different colors
Most people use Twitter to get first hand information. With the correct app or combination of apps, you can cut down the time you spend finding fresh information and start managing all your social network accounts more efficiently.