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99 Essential Twitter Tools And Applications

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If you haven’t heard of Twitter 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 Link

Twittercal
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 App

Twitpay
TwitPay is a simple way to send payments via Twitter.

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

GroupTweet
Send private Twitter messages to specific groups of friends.

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

TwitPic
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 App

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

Twitter Web App

Mr. Tweet
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 App

Remember The Milk
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 App

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

Twitter Web App

Twiddict
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 App

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

Twitter Web App

Twitterfeed
Post your RSS feed to Twitter automatically.

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

UnTweeps
Unfollow Tweeps who have not posted tweets recently.

TwitRand();
Select a random Twitter follower, friend or retweeter.

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

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

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

Postica
Create a sticky note for your tweets.

twi8r
Translate from English to text message shorthand and vice versa.

Twitter Statistics and Analytics Link

Twitterholic.com
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 App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

TwitterCounter
A thorough analytical Web app.

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

Find New Twitter Friends Apps Link

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

Twitter Follower-Friend Ratio
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 Tweets
Who is tweeting close to you? This app helps you connect with them.

Search Twitter Apps Link

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

Twitter Web App

Twitter Search
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 App

Flaptor Twitter Search
Comprehensive Twitter search.

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

Twitter Web-Based Mobile Apps Link

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

Twitter Web App

TwitterFone
Send messages to Twitter using your voice.

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

twitxr
Share pictures and status updates from your mobile.

Twitter Web App

Slandr
Slandr delivers an enhanced mobile website for Twitter.

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

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

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

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

iTweet 2
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 Twit
Run GPS Twit on your phone to make it easy for your friends to find you.

iTwtr
An open-source Twitter client for your iPhone.

WordPress Twitter Plug-Ins Link

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

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

Tweet This
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.

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

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

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

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

Twitt-Twoo
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 Link

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

Tweetr
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 App

TweetDeck
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 App

DestroyTwitter
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 App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

Twitch
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 Link

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

TwitterFox
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Finally, Worth A Look Link

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

Twitter Web App

twistori
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 App

Twittervision
A real-time geographic visualization of tweets. Amazing.

Twitter Web App

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

Twitter Web App

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  1. 1

    John Fredrickson

    March 17, 2009 9:21 am

    Quite an exhaustive list!

    Have you tried Tweetree for viewing tweets with links embedded and replies in context?

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    Nicholas Telford

    March 17, 2009 10:07 am

    What about Tweetmeme and the Tweetmeme button/wordpress plugin?

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  3. 3

    Great roundup. Looks like I have some playing to do because I haven’t heard of several of these.

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    Sean McCambridge

    March 17, 2009 5:52 am

    Why does every article about Twitter have to start with something like “If you haven’t heard of Twitter by now, you must be living under a rock!”? So cliche. :-P @mccambridge

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  5. 5

    What about CMYKTweet?
    It’s a nice mashup to tweet in CMYK! :)

    twitter.com/joffrey
    Geek and Hype

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  6. 6

    isn’t too much twitter?

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  7. 7

    OMG! This is one loooooooooooong list, great man, I can’t imagine if there’s any future post for Developer’s Toolbox for Twitter XD Time to bookmark this post again… hehe

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    @Sean McCambridge: Because Twitter is everywhere and everyone is using it, even for porn website for god sake! I won’t post the twitter url here of course, but just want to stress that Twitter is a great marketing tools and companies starting to use Twitter more and more!

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  9. 9

    #3

    vote +1

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  10. 10

    great finds…:)

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  11. 11

    Fixe.

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  12. 12

    @Sean McCambridge I agree, not the better way to start the article. Though, I’d like to show that phrase to my French friends that ignore the exitence of twitter and worst, find it useless comparing with facebook! Hope twitter will know the success it deserves here and one day one would say “si vous n’avez jamais entendu parlé de twitter, c’est vraiment que vous ne sortez jamais de chez vous”!

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  13. 13

    Wow, great thanks!

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  14. 14

    99, 50, 75, … so many long lists. Yes, it’s useful to get in one place all those links. But, isn’t it too much ? There’s a point where a list is relevant and a point where it is just another list among a bunch of long lists. At least, put a table of contents at the top of the article. Great effort in all cases.

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  15. 15

    Great List. Thx.

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    Gregory Culpin (MicroPlaza)

    March 17, 2009 7:39 am

    Thanks for the list which covers most applications I appreciate. I strongly suggest you also check out http://MicroPlaza.com and its Tribal Search which has just been released under private beta and which provides a mix of Digg, Delicious and RSS that allows you to browse, search and monitor relevant news tweeted by the people or groups of people you follow… and lot’s more.

    An example is this search for the most popular and freshest articles from the Smashing Magazine website: http://microplaza.com/search?q=url%3Awww.smashingmagazine.com

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  17. 17

    Well maybe we live under a rock here in Denmark, but I reckon that I’m the only one I know who’s using Twitter – and I’m studying computer science at the university.

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  18. 18

    Yeah for twitter. Now I can read nonsense from people I don’t know. Myspace and Facebook commments took just too long to read. Anyone else hear of grunter?

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  19. 19

    Awesome list and thank you so much for including justtweetit.com! :)

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  20. 20

    I just dont get twitter, or maybe I’m just not so self-absorbed to think that anyone would want to hear my every annoying thought on anything… or that I’m that too important that I must share all my thoughts with everyone.

    I have facebook, last.fm, blip.fm… ect, and I like to keep up with my friends… but my god do I need to know you just took a dump at 4:24am last night, and now your trying to get back to sleep??

    Maybe I’m to introverted for social networking. or too extroverted to waste my time behind a computer?

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  21. 21

    I just don’t get what in the world is so great about twitter that every third article here on smashingmag has to feature the great 1000 brand new twitter uber-cool-extensions that makes telling everyone at what time you take a shit even faster and easier…

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    How can SEO and a search engine marketing campaign improve Leadsmarketer website (www.leadsmarketer.com) position in the search engines? Our marketing and sales department invested a lot of resources in writing all the content for our web site but we just can’t seem to be ranking high enough in the engines, while our competition is on top. Do we have to re-write it all over again?

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  23. 23

    If there are 99 ESSENTIAL Twitter tools then tweeting just got way too complicated for me.

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  24. 24

    Twitter is completely useless, I really dont understand the enthousiasm around this thing… But I also dont understand the frequency of articles about it.

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  25. 25

    Not even a mention of Twictur.es?

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  26. 26

    Twitter Tools?
    You’re missing the main one, YOU.
    You can use every single one of these tools, but without YOU tweeting interesting things, what’s the point?

    And to the person/people who think twitter is useless.
    I’ve got work through twitter, and all i had to do was be myself.
    It’s a fantastic community full of interesting people.
    I understand why people may not want to use it, but to call it useless is going a bit far.
    It has a use, just maybe not for you.

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  27. 27

    twitter is not about having 200 pseudo-friends and telling them every little detail about your life! It permits keeping the link with close people without all the “blablabla they-write-so-much and the I’m-buying-you stuff ” of facebook. I find a good website on the net? I send the adress on twitter, I planning a travel to Paris? Telling my friends when i’m coming! FAST, SIMPLE. And it seems to be a very usefull marketing tool also.

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  28. 28

    hootsuite is pretty awesome! It allows to connect and update to one or more twitter accounts at the same time.

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  29. 29

    You forgot twitter grouping made possible by Tweetizen (http://www.tweetizen.com)

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    favrd.com

    the most favored tweets a day.

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