I had mentioned in a previous post about how Twitter’s popularity is spawning support systems around it. With the mind-boggling number of Tools out there and more being launched everyday, I decided to list some essential tools which would really help improve your Twitter experience.
Twhirl – The best, most ultimate PC client out there. An easy to use interface and nifty features like URL shortner and constant updates make it a must have. They recently added support for FriendFeed as well.
“Slandr takes full advantage of the Twitter API, as far as I can tell. You can view replies and direct messages with a link, though not in the timeline as some other clients allow. You can do a Twitter search using the fantastic service Summize, something that Hahlo lets you do on the iPhone as well. You can also edit your location field in Slandr”
Quotably – Best tool out there for tracking conversations. It reformats Twitter messages into threaded conversations by looking at the replies. Michael Arrington of TechCrunch calls it The Perfect Tool To Make Sense Of Twitter
Summize – Performs real-time search on Twitter posts and it is FAST. I consider it the best Twitter search engine as of today. They recently added “local search”, say you want to see what’s in Hyderabad, in terms of Twitter activity, just open their advanced page and put Hyderabad in Places and get what people are twittering about over there.
TwitterFeed – This one’s for the bloggers. Posts your blog updates to your Twitter account. It has a number of useful options like the ability to prefix RSS tweets with some text to identify them as Blog posts or auto-feeds. Great tool for keeping your followers up to date.
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Twitthat – It posts the link of the web-page you’re on to the Twitter. Very useful for sharing links. It also has a personal page that collects links you share. Just type http://twitthat.com/%5Byour id here]，and wallah!
That’s all for now, but given the rate at which new and improved Twitter tools are being launched, I might need to revisit this list 2 months from now.