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Something exciting has been happening in the world of data research and this very exciting thing is Twitter. With millions of people tweeting at the exact same moment, an abundance of real-time information on literally any subject can be ascertained.

This is why Tweet Archivist Desktop – a Twitter to Excel exporting tool – has become so popular. It lets you archive tweets for data mining/analysis and makes it possible to save and export Twitter searches before they’re gone forever. So whether you want to get a closer look at your own personal tweets or a broader look at what your customer-base is tweeting, you can do it with this software.

Our guide will outline how to use and make the most of Tweet Archivist Desktop.

Download Tweet Archivist Desktop

To start using this software, first you need to install it. To download Tweet Archivist Desktop, visit its site to download an official copy. Once there, click on the “Download 7 Day Trial” link.

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After you click, a dialog box will open asking you to save.

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Next, open the program to install it, and click “Install” in the application window.

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Using Tweet Archivist Desktop

After it’s installed, the first time you run Tweet Archivist Desktop you’ll see a window asking you to login to your Twitter account and to enter a PIN as well.

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First, click “Login to Twitter.” After you click, a new tab in your browser will open asking you to authorize the software to connect with your Twitter account. Click “Authorize app.”

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After you click “Authorize app,” another tab will load with your new unique PIN.

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Copy this number into the start up screen, and Twitter Archivist Desktop will continue loading fully.

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To begin exploring this software, first enter a search term in the “Search for” field at the center top of the main window, then click “Get Latest.”

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In a matter a seconds, Twitter Archivist will begin to compile a list of the most recent tweets containing that term.

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Once it’s finished retrieving tweets, to export them to Excel click the “Export To Excel” button at the top of the window.

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After you click, it will ask where you want to save the Excel file as well as it’s file name. Once it’s saved, open the file to make sure the tweets were exported fully. Each tweet will be organized by Username, Date of Tweet, Time of Tweet and the message itself.

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You can also use Tweet Archivist Desktop to save tweets before they’re gone, which can come in handy if you’re tracking replies and want to save them all before your Twitter feed eats them up. Simply search a term, and click the “Save” button at the top of the screen.

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And if you want to analyze the tweets coming in, Twitter Archivist software offers several rich visualization tools to view tweets, broken down by language, over time and tweets by user. These are found in the “View” menu.

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Conclusion

It may not come second nature to some Twitter users that saving and exporting tweets can prove advantageous, but it really can. Analyzing data is never a bad idea, and Twitter Archivist Desktop is a solid tool to make this happen. You can do everything from discover what your friend’s are tweeting about the most to seeing trends in your particular profession. And for more online analysis tools, check out these 20 tools to monitor your website.

Download Tweet Archivist Desktop