Twitter apps

Here are some Twitter-related applications, along with descriptions from their respective websites, which you may find useful.

1.  TweetDeck, www.tweetdeck.com– Twitter client. TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more.  TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organized and up to date.

  • Tweet directly from TweetDeck
  • Stay up to date – view all new tweets in real-time
  • Use columns to create your personal dashboard
  • Create Groups to easily follow friends, colleagues or other interest groups
  • Update Facebook and follow your Facebook friends
  • Follow topics in real-time with saved searches
  • View @replies and direct messages and manage your conversations
  • Never miss an important tweet with notifications
  • Share your photos and videos with Twitpic and 12seconds
  • And many more Twitter favourites including Stocktwits, Twitscoop and all the most popular URL shortening services

2.  Twitter Search, www.search.twitter.com– Search tool for Twitter.  Keeping up with interesting news and people you care about is one dimension of Twitter, but what if you need to find out what’s happening in the world beyond your personal timeline?  There is an undeniable need to search, filter, and otherwise interact with the volumes of news and information being transmitted to Twitter every second. Twitter Search helps you filter all the real-time information coursing through our service.

Advvance Search: Craft your queries using our many advanced search operators. You can also use the advanced search page to easily incorporate search operators in your queries.

Search API: All search results are available via standard Atom and JSON feeds, for use in your readers and mashups. Proceed to the Search API docs for complete details.

3.  TweetStats, www.tweetstats.com – Usage statistics.  Graph your Twitter Stats including:

  • Tweets per hour
  • Tweets per month
  • Tweet timeline
  • Reply statistics

4.  Twendz, www.twendz.com– Trend/sentiment analysis. Twendz is a Twitter mining Web application that utilizes the power of Twitter Search, highlighting conversation themes and sentiment of the tweets that talk about topics you are interested in. As the conversation changes, so does twendz by evaluating up to 70 tweets at a time. When new tweets are posted, they are dynamically updated, minute by minute. Twendz is a glimpse into what’s on people’s minds and their emotional reaction. Mining Twitter conversations alerts you to brewing trends, conversation topics and points of view. twendz uses a keyword-based approach to score tweets. Meaningful words in each tweet are compared against a “dictionary” of thousands of words that are associated with positive or negative sentiment; each word receives a score that, when combined with the other scored words, allows twendz to make an educated guess at the overall tone of a tweet. After twendz scores a handful of tweets matching certain criteria, it extracts key terms, assigns a tone rating to each of those, and assembles them in a word cloud.

5.  HootSuite, www.hootsuite.com– Multiple account management.  HootSuite is the ultimate Twitter toolbox. With HootSuite, you can manage multiple Twitter profiles, add multiple editors, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success.HootSuite lets you manage your entire Twitter experience from one easy-to-use interface.

Creating an account is easy. Enter your Twitter username and password, and add a profile for each Twitter account you wish to manage. Got more than one tweeter per profile? Add multiple editors.

Then get going! Post live or pre-schedule tweets. Check stats and analytics right from the dashboard. Search Twitter for keyword information. Reply @ and Direct Message the folks in your conversation. Do all this and more from one fantastic interface.

A parliament of owls?Got a bunch of people who tweet for your organization? As an admin, add multiple editors for each HootSuite profile. Each editor has a unique HootSuite login, so you don’t need to share the profile’s main Twitter password.

Many nests to maintain? Add as many profiles as you like. Manage them all from the HootSuite dashboard. No need to log in and out of separate accounts.

Feed your community. Provide rich, nourishing content to your followers at any time of day using the HootSuite tweet scheduler. Pre-schedule anything you like, from radio programming to birthday well-wishes. Or, tweet live!

Analyze flight patterns.  Use the ow.ly URL shortener to track click-throughs on your links and to monitor which messages perform best with your followers. Visit the Stats tab to monitor total clicks for each Twitter profile.

Search the forest. Use HootSuite’s intelligent search system to mine information on particular topics. The search defaults to the profile’s Twitter name, so you can see the conversations you’re involved with.

There’s no place like home. Visit the dashboard for an overview of your profiles, with tabs for Sent, Pending, @Replies and DM inbox. Click on an individual profile to do all of the above, plus monitor your feed, see sent DMs, and explore profile stats.

6.  MrTweet, www.mrtweet.com– Follower recommendation.  Mr. Tweet is your personal networking agent who helps you expand your network easily. To do that, he helps you regularly:

  • Get relevant followers by recommending you to them
  • Discover great people relevant to your current needs
  • Improve your Twitter usage via useful statistics

That is all you need to do. After you follow him, he will send you a DM with what he finds for you!

7.  Bit.ly, http://bit.ly– URL shortener with analytics.  bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier. bit.lycan be accessed through our website, bookmarklets and a robust and open API. bit.ly is also integrated into several popular third-party tools such as Tweetdeck. A more full list of third party tools can be found on the bit.ly blog. Unique user-level and aggregate links are created, allowing users to view complete, real-time traffic and referrer data, as well as location and metadata. Tracking stats are available after users shorten their long links with bit.ly by clicking on the “Info+” link on bit.ly, or just adding a “+” sign to the end of any bit.ly link (for example, http://bit.ly/n0og+).

8.  Twitterfone, www.twitterfone.com– Mobile client.  TwitterFone is free service that lets you update your Twitter feed using your voice from any mobile or cell phone. You call it, speak your tweet, and hang up. A short while later, your tweet will be posted on Twitter. Magic! TwitterFone is great for when you’re on the go – in the car, on a train, or running between meetings – and don’t have WiFi or time to log on to the internet.  You can also listen to your Twitter stream, and while you’re listening, you can record a reply or send a direct message – cool huh!

How does it work?

  • TwitterFone transcribes what you’ve said from voice to text, and posts it to your Twitter feed for you.
  • The service is free and just uses regular minutes from your regular phone plan. There are TwitterFone numbers in many countries, so you should always have a TwitterFone number near you.
  • When TwitterFone answers, just speak your tweet, and then hangup. TwitterFone will then transcibe your tweet and post it to Twitter. A short time after you call – typically 5-10 minutes – it’ll be there.

9.  Twitterfon, www.twitterfon.com– TwitterFon is a simple, clean, easy to use, and super fast Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

TwitterFon is focused on 80% of your task of Twitter such as check friends/replies timeline, check direct messages, send a reply and/or a direct message, and search. It also focused on easy to use. It has very clean user interface, very fast response and scrolling. You don’t need any hassle.

10.  Twitpic, www.twitpic.com– Image integration. TwitPic lets you share photos on Twitter.  You can post pictures to TwitPic from your phone, our API, or through the site itself.  There are also popular twitter clients that have built-in support for TwitPic.

11.  Friendfeed, www.friendfeed.com– Social media feed aggregator.  FriendFeed is a service that makes it easy to share with friends online. It offers a fun and interactive way to discover and discuss information among friends.

Sign up for FriendFeed, invite some friends, and get an instant, customized feed made up of the content that your friends shared — from photos to interesting links and videos to messages just for you. And your friends get their customized feeds, full of the cool stuff that you’ve shared.

It’s fast and easy to start a conversation around shared items, or to show that you like something a friend has shared. You can subscribe to updates from individuals and groups, such as your family or a team of people you work with. On FriendFeed, you and your friends contribute to a shared stream of information — information that you care about, because it’s from the people that you care about.

You don’t need to install Sign up for FriendFeed, invite some friends, and get an instant, customized feed made up anything to use FriendFeed. You can read and share your FriendFeed however you want — from your email, your phone or even from Facebook. If you make your FriendFeed publicly visible, your friends can see what you’re sharing without creating an account, and you can embedyour feed in your home page or blog. FriendFeed also lets you pull in updates from other sites around the web, and even publish your feed to services you already use, like Twitter.

12.  CoTweet, www.cotweet.com CoTweetpowers brands on Twitter. Designed for businesses using Twitter to engage existing customers and attract new ones, CoTweet is a comprehensive Twitter business platform that supports both proactive marketing communication and response-driven customer support.  CoTweet allows multiple people to communicate through corporate Twitter accounts and stay in sync while doing so.

13.  WhoshouldIfollow, www.whoshouldIfollow.comWhoShouldiFollow was designed to find other interesting people to follow on Twitter. Whether new to Twitter or just looking to get more out of it, WhoShouldiFollow can suggest people who are similar those you already follow.

14.  WeFollow, www.wefollow.com – A user powered directory.

15.  Twellow, www.twellow.com– The explosive growth of online social media has led to unprecedented opportunities for finding and connecting with people of experience and expertise in your areas of interest. However, sifting through the overwhelming volume of content and services in order to connect with people you want to find can be daunting and frustrating. Enter Twellow.com from the producers of WebProNews.

Working for you
Twellow.com has been designed from the ground up to help you “cut through the clutter”. From our home at Twellow headquarters, we’re actively searching and categorizing millions of inter-personal exchanges available on the internet every day. Twellow.com is thereby able to assist you in finding real people who really matter. We’re doing the hard work of sifting out people who can help bring your vision to reality, whatever that vision might be.

How does it work?
Twellow.com is currently grabbing publicly available messages from the Twitter.commicro-blogging service. We then analyze and categorize each of the users responsible for those messages into the various categories found at Twellow.com. By adding these people to specific categories we help you narrow your searching into specific niches where you can find who you are looking for. In addition to Twitter, we’re actively working on adding more social media services to broaden your capacity to find people who matter.

16.  Tweetreach, www.tweetreach.com– The idea behind TweetReach is to calculate how many people have seen something you’ve shared on Twitter. For example, if you’ve recently tweeted a URL and several people have retweeted it, search for that URL to see how many total people saw it.

Basically we search Twitter and find all the tweets we can. Then we look at everyone who tweeted and who follows them to make a set of calculations.

The reach is the total number of different people who would have seen tweets on this topic in their Twitter stream. This takes into account people who follow the same people.

Here’s a reach example… Let’s say you have two loyal followers: User A and User B (don’t worry, you’ll get more popular). You tweet a link and they retweet it. They both have a loyal follower in common: User C. User B also has a second follower: User D. In this case, the reach comes out to 4 because Users A-D have all seen a tweet on this topic at least once.

If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice in the above example that User C would have actually seen two tweets about this topic, which brings me to exposure… Exposure is how many times someone saw a tweet about a particular topic. If 5 people I follow tweet the same link, I’ll have been exposed to it 5 times. Each time someone sees a tweet, we call that an impression.

This is helpful information if you want to know how many people have probably seen something about your hilarious TwitPic of your cat, paradigm-shifting blog post, tweetup, event, shindig, world-saving cause, box social or mind-bending product launch. It also has some pretty graphs.

17.  Twitscoop, www.twitscoop.com– Twitscoop was built to help you stay on top of Twitter’s hot topics or discussions.  Through an automated algorithm, twitscoop crawls hundreds of tweets every minute and extracts the words which are mentionned more often than usual. The result is displayed in a Tag Cloud, using the following rule: the hotter, the bigger (no joke here).

Thanks to twitscoop and the continuously growing twitter user base, you will soon realise that “What are you doing ?” can have very different answers, from “I’m standing in a queue of 500 to buy Gta4“, to “Was that just an Earthquake ?”, through to “Hey, Microsoft just acquired Yahoo” (no this didn’t actually happen yet).

As a result, twitscoop enables you to stay on top of things in a matter of seconds, often way before the news actually hits the mainstream information channels!

18.  TwitterFriends, www.twitter-friends.com– With TwitterFriends you can …

  • Find out the hidden network of Twitter contacts that are really relevant for you
  • Visualize the network of your relevant contacts and their contacts
  • See who of your Twitter friends are online this very moment
  • Read some stats about your Twitter account
  • Take a look at the most conversational Twitterers or those who are posting the most links

19.  Tweetie– Tweetie is a client for the social networking website Twitter. It runs on iPhone and iPod Touch. It is one of the few mobile clients that allow users to manage multiple accounts.  The vast majority of the Twitter REST APIis supported in Tweetie, and it also supports the new search API.  Tweetie sports a “native” iPhone look and feel, and aims to be lightweight and full-featured.  (Not to be confused with Tweetie.com, Tweetie is an application that only runs on Apple).

20.  Twitbacks, www.twitbacks.com– TwitBacks.com was developed by Go Smart Solutions, LLC. Go Smart Solutions creates effective, out-of -the-box remedies for businesses facing constantly evolving technology and trends.

21.  Twitterberry, www.orangatam.com– Mobile client. TwitterBerry is mobile client for posting updates to Twitter. It works over the data network, so you don’t need to use SMS.

22.  Magpie, www.be-a-magpie.com – Magpie is an Ad Network for Twitter.

  • Advertisers create campaign providing the ad message and some keywords
  • Magpie identifies key influencers for your brand based on the content of their message streams
  • The ad message is blended into the message streams of the best matching Twitterers.

An advertiser creates their ad message and selects some keywordsthat will help identify the best Magpie-Twitterer for the campaign.

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