99 Essential Twitter Tools And Applications


If you haven’t heard of Twitter1 by now, you must be living under a rock! It is everywhere, and everyone is using it. To say that the rise of Twitter has been explosive would be an understatement. As a result of this growth, the number of Twitter apps and tools available has become extensive. So, in this post we have filtered them down to a respectable 99.

Below, we present 99 Essential Twitter Tools and Applications, split into the following categories: Tools and Productivity Apps, Statistics and Analytics, Find New Twitter Friends Apps, Search Twitter Apps, Web-Based Mobile Apps, WordPress Twitter Plug-Ins, Adobe Air Twitter Apps and Firefox Twitter Extensions.

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Tools and Productivity Apps

Twittercal is a service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar and lets you add events easily, directly from your Twitter account.

Twitter Web App7

TwitPay is a simple way to send payments via Twitter.

Twitter Web App9

Find, follow and interact with businesses, apps and services on Twitter.

Twitter Web App11

Users can post to their Twitter account by sending a message to their own unique email address.

Twitter Web App13

Promote your business, special offers, promotions and events with Twitzu.

Twitter Web App15

Twuffer allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets and schedule their release.

Twitter Web App17

This app allows you to post Tweets at a later time and date.

Twitter Web App19

Send private Twitter messages to specific groups of friends.

Twitter Web App21

Twitter Alerts22
Keep track of conversations that mention you, your products, your company and anything else, via hourly email updates.

Twitter Web App23

TwitPic lets you share photos on Twitter. You can post pictures to TwitPic from your phone, the TwitPic home page or your Twitter account.

Twitter Web App25

Your Twitter Karma26
Twitter needs a decent page for your followers, with the functionality to sort them by type. This Web app does that.

Twitter Web App27

Mr. Tweet28
A personal networking assistant for Twitter, helping you identify relevant followers, recommending you to other users and regularly computing your Twitter usage statistics.

Twitter Web App29

Remember The Milk30
Remember The Milk keeps track of your tasks. Simply add Remember The Milk as your friend, and you can add and interact with your tasks through direct messages and get reminders, too.

Twitter Web App31

StrawPoll is the coolest way to follow the opinions of people on Twitter. With this app, you can create your own poll.

Twitter Web App33

If Twitter goes down and you start to feel withdrawal symptoms, use this service to continue using it. Twiddict makes sure all your tweets end up going to the proper place.

Twitter Web App35

Twitter Friends Network Browser36
Browse through your Twitter friends, your friends’ friends, your friends’ friends’ friends…

Twitter Web App37

Post your RSS feed to Twitter automatically.

Twitter Web App39

Twitturly is a service for tracking what URLs people are talking about, as they talk about them, on Twitter.

Twitter Web App41

The Twitter Dictionary, aka Twittonary, provides explanations of various Twitter-related words.

Twitter Web App43

Enhance your social media marketing by offering discount coupons to the Twitter-sphere!

Twitter Web App45

twenglish 46
Twitter translator: Simply type in your tweet, and twenglish will twanslate your tweet for you.

Twitter Web App47

Send a greeting card, a surprise message or an invitation on Twitter.

Twitter Web App49

Tweet What You Spend50
Cash-tracking made simple with Twitter.

Twitter Web App51

Twittertise allows you to advertise on Twitter and track the success of your branded communications with customers.

Twitter Web App53

With TwitWall, you can embed your favorite videos and widgets and upload your photos, MP3 music, podcasts, you name it.

Twitter Web App55

Unfollow Tweeps who have not posted tweets recently.

Select a random Twitter follower, friend or retweeter.

If you become overwhelmed by a Twitter user’s constant tweets, you can keep them quiet with a single click of a button.

Twitterless tells you who stops following you and graphs your follower history over time, displaying the info in a variety of useful views.

With Twonvert, you can easily convert your tweets into SMS shorthand language and say more with less characters.

Create a sticky note for your tweets.

Translate from English to text message shorthand and vice versa.

Twitter Statistics and Analytics

This website is constantly being updated to allow you to find the most popular Twitter users. Want to be on the list? Twitter constantly.

Twitter Web App64

An app that tracks your number of tweets per hour and per month. It basically creates a graph based on your tweets.

Twitter Web App66

Twitter Grader67
Twitter Grader measures the power of your Twitter profile. How high do you rank?

Twitter Web App68

Similar to Twitter Grader, twInfluence lets you calculate the indirect influence of you and your followers on Twitter.

Twitter Web App70

A thorough analytical Web app.

Twitter Web App72

Enter keywords or a phrase and see how often it appears on Twitter.

Twitter Web App74

See trends on Twitter; find out what’s hot and what people are saying about it.

Twitter Web App76

TweetRush provides estimated statistics on Twitter usage over a period of time.

Twitter Web App78

Just how much time do you spend on Twitter? Are you wasting time?

Twitter Web App80

Find New Twitter Friends Apps

TwitterTroll.com is a real-time Twitter search engine to find new friends.

Twitter Web App82

Just Tweet It83
Just Tweet It makes it easier for tweeters to find other tweeters with similar interests.

Twitter Web App84

Friend or Follow85
Who are you following who is not following you back?

Twitter Web App86

Qwitter: Catching Twitter quitters87
Qwitter emails you when someone stops following you on Twitter.

Twitter Web App88

Twubble is a Twitter extension that helps you find more friends.

Twitter Web App90

Twitter Follower-Friend Ratio91
Your Twitter ratio is the ratio of your followers to friends (i.e. people you follow). It is measured with the TFF ratio (Twitter follower to friend ratio). The higher the ratio, the more Twitter heat you pack.

Nearby Tweets92
Who is tweeting close to you? This app helps you connect with them.

Search Twitter Apps

WhosTalkin is a tool that allows users to search for conversations on the topics they care about most.

Twitter Web App94

Twitter Search95
Search Twitter is an excellent search engine that allows you to find out what’s happening in the world beyond your personal timeline.

Twitter Web App96

Flaptor Twitter Search97
Comprehensive Twitter search.

Twitter Web App98

Input a Twitter username or keywords in the Twitscoop search box to track a conversation, topic or conference.

Twitter Web App100

With Twellow, you can search for someone on Twitter or browse through various tweet categories.

Twitter Web App102

twitSeeker is an alternate search engine for finding Twitter users and browsing the results in one interface.

Twitter Web App104

Twitter Web-Based Mobile Apps

Hahlo is an excellent and fully featured Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

Twitter Web App106

Send messages to Twitter using your voice.

Twitter Web App108

PocketTweets is a Web-based Twitter client for the Apple iPhone.

Twitter Web App110

TinyTwitter works on any Java-enabled device and any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or smartphone.

Twitter Web App112

TwitterBerry is a mobile client for posting updates to Twitter from your BlackBerry.

Twitter Web App114

Share pictures and status updates from your mobile.

Twitter Web App116

Slandr delivers an enhanced mobile website for Twitter.

Twitter2Go provides a quick and simple way to update your Twitter status.

Discover, connect with and send messages to people nearby. Upload photos and update your Twitter account.

Twittelator is an all-around great new application for your iPhone.

TwitterFon is a simple, clean, easy to use and super-fast Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

iTweet 2122
iTweet 2 has built-in auto-refresh, search and hash tags. You can view user bios and locations and also view conversations with the “in reply to” links.

GPS Twit123
Run GPS Twit on your phone to make it easy for your friends to find you.

An open-source Twitter client for your iPhone.

WordPress Twitter Plug-Ins

Twitter for WordPress125
Twitter for WordPress displays yours latest tweets in your WordPress blog.

Twitter Tools126
This plug-in integrates your WordPress blog and Twitter account. Pull your tweets into your blog, and create new tweets from blog posts from within WordPress.

Twitpress is a WordPress plug-in that submits a user-definable tweet to your Twitter account, notifying Twitter followers or friends that you have posted a new blog entry.

SimpleTwitter allows you to add Twitter messages to WordPress templates (and not just in the sidebar).

Tweet This129
A plug-in that adds a Twitter link to every post and page on your WordPress website, so that visitors can share your blog entries through their Twitter accounts. It also shortens URLs automatically.

This plug-in imports any tweets that discuss your blog or post. The tweets appear as comments.

Install TwitterCounter on your blog to display the number of followers you have on Twitter.

MyTwitter allows you to display your Tweets on your WordPress website and update your status on the MyTwitter settings page.

With the TweetRoll widget, you can display the number of your followers and friends.

Twitt-Twoo is a simple little plug-in that allows you to update your Twitter status right from your blog’s sidebar.

Adobe Air Twitter Apps

Toro for Twitter 135
Designed to be simple, Toro uses an experimental Twitter client library to remove the Twitter API limit.

Twitter Web App136

Most of the features available on the Twitter website are accessible through twhirl, with usability enhancements.

Twitter Web App138

Tweetr is a Twitter client that allows you to send and receive Twitter messages, but with some added cool features: support for taking photos with your webcam and sending files (up to 10 MB).

Twitter Web App140

TweetDeck aims to improve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking the abundance of Twitter feeds and breaking it down into more manageable bite-sized pieces.

Twitter Web App142

DestroyTwitter is a series of canvases that constantly update to keep tweets current and up to date using notifications that appear as soon as a new tweet is posted.

Twitter Web App144

TwitterLocal is an Adobe AIR-based app that allows you to filter tweets by location.

Twitter Web App146

Spaz is a well-designed and well-developed Twitter client.

Twitter Web App148

Short for “Snooks’ Twitter,” Snitter is a cross-platform desktop Twitter client.

Twitter Web App150

Some features of Twitch are TwitPic integration, URL shortening, the ability to combine friends and replies, reply-highlighting hash-tag support and more.

Firefox Twitter Extensions

TwitBin is a Firefox extension that allows you to keep up with all of your Twitter conversations directly from your browser’s sidebar. Send and receive messages, share links and more.

Power Twitter153
Power Twitter adds a multitude of features to the Twitter website interface.

This extension adds a tiny icon to the status bar that notifies you when your friends have updated their Twitter status. It also has a small text input field to allow you to update your own status.

This Firefox extension lets you post tweets longer than 140 characters on Twitter.

TwitterBar allows you to post to Twitter from the Firefox address bar.

Twitter Search157
This plug-in gives you quick access to the real-time Twitter search engine.

An essential Twitter plug-in for the Firefox quick search feature.

TwitterEyes keeps track of your character count as you compose tweets and replaces characters if you need extra room.

Finally, Worth A Look

Is Twitter Down?160
Is Twitter down just for me or for everyone? This great app gives you a simple answer: yes or no.

Twitter Web App161

An interesting Twitter experiment: click on a keyword on the left, and see what tweets are currently being published that contain that word.

Twitter Web App163

A real-time geographic visualization of tweets. Amazing.

Twitter Web App165

Similar to Twittervision (above) but with a sleeker interface.

Twitter Web App167

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A Collection of 46 Twitter- and RSS-Icons


  1. 1 http://twitter.com
  2. 2 http://www.drweb.de/magazin/twitter-rss-icons-collection/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/02/twitter-web-designer-and-developer-toolbox-api-and-tutorials/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/04/15-useful-twitter-plugins-and-hacks-for-wordpress/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/03/8-useful-tips-to-become-successul-with-twitter/
  6. 6 http://twittercal.com/
  7. 7 http://twittercal.com/
  8. 8 http://twitpay.me/
  9. 9 http://twitpay.me/
  10. 10 http://twibs.com/
  11. 11 http://twibs.com/
  12. 12 http://twittermail.com/
  13. 13 http://twittermail.com/
  14. 14 http://twitzu.com/
  15. 15 http://twitzu.com/
  16. 16 http://twuffer.com/
  17. 17 http://twuffer.com/
  18. 18 http://www.tweetlater.com/
  19. 19 http://www.tweetlater.com/
  20. 20 http://grouptweet.com/
  21. 21 http://grouptweet.com/
  22. 22 http://tweetbeep.com/
  23. 23 http://tweetbeep.com/
  24. 24 http://twitpic.com/
  25. 25 http://twitpic.com/
  26. 26 http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/
  27. 27 http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/
  28. 28 http://www.mrtweet.net/
  29. 29 http://www.mrtweet.net/
  30. 30 http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/twitter/
  31. 31 http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/twitter/
  32. 32 http://strawpollnow.com/
  33. 33 http://strawpollnow.com/
  34. 34 http://www.twiddict.com/login
  35. 35 http://www.twiddict.com/login
  36. 36 http://www.neuroproductions.be/twitter_friends_network_browser/
  37. 37 http://www.neuroproductions.be/twitter_friends_network_browser/
  38. 38 http://twitterfeed.com/
  39. 39 http://twitterfeed.com/
  40. 40 http://twitturly.com/
  41. 41 http://twitturly.com/
  42. 42 http://www.twittonary.com/
  43. 43 http://www.twittonary.com/
  44. 44 http://twtqpon.com/
  45. 45 http://twtqpon.com/
  46. 46 http://twenglish.com/
  47. 47 http://twenglish.com/
  48. 48 http://twtcard.com/
  49. 49 http://twtcard.com/
  50. 50 http://www.tweetwhatyouspend.com/
  51. 51 http://www.tweetwhatyouspend.com/
  52. 52 http://twittertise.com/
  53. 53 http://twittertise.com/
  54. 54 http://twitwall.com/
  55. 55 http://twitwall.com/
  56. 56 http://untweeps.mobeezy.mobi/
  57. 57 http://twitrand.com/
  58. 58 http://www.tangerineworks.com/twitblocker/
  59. 59 http://twitterless.com/
  60. 60 http://twonvert.com/
  61. 61 http://www.posti.ca/
  62. 62 http://twi8r.com/
  63. 63 http://twitterholic.com/
  64. 64 http://twitterholic.com/
  65. 65 http://tweetstats.com/
  66. 66 http://tweetstats.com/
  67. 67 http://twitter.grader.com/
  68. 68 http://twitter.grader.com/
  69. 69 http://twinfluence.com/
  70. 70 http://twinfluence.com/
  71. 71 http://twittercounter.com/
  72. 72 http://twittercounter.com/
  73. 73 http://www.tweetvolume.com/
  74. 74 http://www.tweetvolume.com/
  75. 75 http://twist.flaptor.com/?tz=0
  76. 76 http://twist.flaptor.com/?tz=0
  77. 77 http://tweetrush.com/
  78. 78 http://tweetrush.com/
  79. 79 http://tweetwasters.com/
  80. 80 http://tweetwasters.com/
  81. 81 http://www.twittertroll.com/
  82. 82 http://www.twittertroll.com/
  83. 83 http://justtweetit.com/
  84. 84 http://justtweetit.com/
  85. 85 http://friendorfollow.com/
  86. 86 http://friendorfollow.com/
  87. 87 http://useqwitter.com/
  88. 88 http://useqwitter.com/
  89. 89 http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/
  90. 90 http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/
  91. 91 http://twitterratio.com/
  92. 92 http://nearbytweets.com/
  93. 93 http://whostalkin.com/
  94. 94 http://whostalkin.com/
  95. 95 http://search.twitter.com/
  96. 96 http://search.twitter.com/
  97. 97 http://twittersearch.flaptor.com/search/index.do
  98. 98 http://twittersearch.flaptor.com/search/index.do
  99. 99 http://www.twitscoop.com/
  100. 100 http://www.twitscoop.com/
  101. 101 http://www.twellow.com/
  102. 102 http://www.twellow.com/
  103. 103 http://twitseeker.com/
  104. 104 http://twitseeker.com/
  105. 105 http://hahlo.com/
  106. 106 http://hahlo.com/
  107. 107 http://www.twitterfone.com/
  108. 108 http://www.twitterfone.com/
  109. 109 http://pockettweets.com/
  110. 110 http://pockettweets.com/
  111. 111 http://www.tinytwitter.com/
  112. 112 http://www.tinytwitter.com/
  113. 113 http://www.orangatame.com/products/twitterberry/
  114. 114 http://www.orangatame.com/products/twitterberry/
  115. 115 http://www.twitxr.com/
  116. 116 http://www.twitxr.com/
  117. 117 http://m.slandr.net/login.php?return=/index.php
  118. 118 http://twitter2go.com/
  119. 119 http://tapulous.com/twinkle/
  120. 120 http://www.stone.com/Twittelator/
  121. 121 http://twitterfon.net/
  122. 122 http://itweet.net/web/
  123. 123 http://www.gpstwit.com/
  124. 124 http://itwtr.com/
  125. 125 http://rick.jinlabs.com/code/twitter/
  126. 126 http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress
  127. 127 http://www.thomaspurnell.com/twitpress/
  128. 128 http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simpletwitter/
  129. 129 http://richardxthripp.thripp.com/tweet-this
  130. 130 http://yoast.com/wordpress/tweetbacks/
  131. 131 http://ajaydsouza.com/wordpress/plugins/twittercounter/
  132. 132 http://anwanore.com/projects/mytwitter
  133. 133 http://tweetburn.com/tools/tweetroll/
  134. 134 http://deanjrobinson.com/projects/twitt-twoo/
  135. 135 http://www.gen-6.com/toro/
  136. 136 http://www.gen-6.com/toro/
  137. 137 http://www.twhirl.org/
  138. 138 http://www.twhirl.org/
  139. 139 http://www.tweet-r.com/
  140. 140 http://www.tweet-r.com/
  141. 141 http://tweetdeck.com/beta/
  142. 142 http://tweetdeck.com/beta/
  143. 143 http://destroytoday.com/?p=Project&id=DestroyTwitter
  144. 144 http://destroytoday.com/?p=Project&id=DestroyTwitter
  145. 145 http://www.twitterlocal.net/
  146. 146 http://www.twitterlocal.net/
  147. 147 http://funkatron.com/spaz#download
  148. 148 http://funkatron.com/spaz#download
  149. 149 http://getsnitter.com/
  150. 150 http://getsnitter.com/
  151. 151 http://richfish.org/twitch/
  152. 152 http://www.twitbin.com/
  153. 153 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9591
  154. 154 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5081
  155. 155 http://shorttext.com/twitzer.aspx
  156. 156 http://www.chrisfinke.com/addons/twitterbar/
  157. 157 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10279
  158. 158 http://6brand.com/twitter-plugin-for-firefox-quicksearch
  159. 159 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10415
  160. 160 http://istwitterdown.com/
  161. 161 http://istwitterdown.com/
  162. 162 http://twistori.com/
  163. 163 http://twistori.com/
  164. 164 http://twittervision.com/
  165. 165 http://twittervision.com/
  166. 166 http://twittearth.com/
  167. 167 http://twittearth.com/
  168. 168 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/02/twitter-web-designer-and-developer-toolbox-api-and-tutorials/
  169. 169 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/04/15-useful-twitter-plugins-and-hacks-for-wordpress/
  170. 170 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/03/8-useful-tips-to-become-successul-with-twitter/

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  1. 1

    Don’t forget about Twitter Ticker! http://www.twitterticker.net

    Twitter Ticker™ takes the Twitter experience to a whole new level. Universities, businesses, local municipalities, and many other organizations are using Twitter to broadcast important messages and breaking news. With Twitter Ticker, you won’t miss any of your latest Tweets as they scroll along your desktop like a traditional news ticker. As you multi-task throughout your day, no longer do you need to view Twitter.com in a browser or launch the TweetDeck application. Twitter Ticker blends in with your task bar (Windows) or dock (Mac) and becomes an integral part of your PC use.

  2. 202

    Great list! Some tools I’ve never heared of before seemed pretty usefull to me.
    One great tool I use is unfortunately not listed here because it’s a pretty new one: http://www.byebuddy.com.

    It shows me who unfollowed me without having to log in or subscribe via e-mail.
    I find it a lot easier to block or unfollow bots and annoying auto unfollowers

  3. 403

    I know this is an old article but I wanted to plug my Twitter app which I think people might enjoy: http://toocoolfor.me/

    It’s all about using a Bookmarklet whilst browsing twitter.com to see who’s following you and who is too cool for you.

  4. 604

    Please add http://Twimagination.com/ to that list. Twimagination.com is a Twitter application that allows you to post your short writings such as fiction stories, poems, novels, fairy tales, fantasies, dreams or any other products of your imagination through Twitter. Check us out!

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    Also check out http://www.boxrockit.com. Boxrockit is an e-commerce app that allows users with a simple way to sell digital good via Twitter. Users can sell eBooks, music, videos, digital art, photography, fonts, software and other downloadable products.

  6. 1006

    rentmysocial.com is also one of the remarkable project running on twitter. It is enabled to bridge between turkish twitter users and brands. The main idea is to earn money via your twitter account by typing promoted tweets getting from brands.

  7. 1207

    Thank you so much for sharing these. There are a lot of good resources here. I am sure I will visit this place again soon.

  8. 1408

    Thanks for the twitter app list!


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  10. 1810

    Another great Google Chrome add-on for Twitter users is Decrypt Links. This tool will help users to decrypt short URLs and see the actual URL hidden behind the short URL – https://chrome.google.com/webstore#detail/hmcifcbmeaphkfpbaenpnoinclielibk

  11. 2011

    Developer can make things easy for us . So many alternative to choose from .

  12. 2212

    Twitter is a very important social media part for every person. There are many types of tools and applications are available for you to enjoy your twitter profile a lot. This tool also can be very valuable for you. Here it is http://follower.io/


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