10 Twitter Tools to Increase Your Productivity

If you are interested in making the most out of twitter, then take a look at these 10 tools, which will help you to step up your productivity.

They range from being able to making your timeline less cluttered with useless tweets, to increasing your tweet frequency in a genuine, yet more efficient way. I am sure, one of them will suit you too:

1.) Buffer – never scheduled tweets? Now you should

If you feel you want to optimize your twitter activities and step up your tweet consistency, Buffer can help you. What the app does is, it delays your tweets for a few hours. But not like existing tweet scheduling functions like Social Oomph or Hootsuite. Daily times your scheduled tweets go out are fixed and you can spread them out over the day. So add as many tweets as you want, but never clutter your followers timeline.

What makes it “killer”?

The best thing is, you can add tweets to your Buffer right there from the page you are reading, using a browser extension (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) like I did below.

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2.) Dlvr.it – Posts your new blogposts to twitter

I like to call dlvr.it your smart online mailman. It is an app that will auto-publish your new posts to twitter and any other social network you have connected to it. Interestingly dlvr.it also lets you connect with your bit.ly or bit.ly pro account. However it also has its own default URL shortener which saves you the hassle.

What makes it “killer”?

Dlvr.it gives you stats for each of your links to the posts and shows you how well they have performed in terms of retweets and clicks.

Dlvr.it

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3.) Twoolr – Powerful stats about your twitter account

Twoolr is a nicely designed web app that tells you all about the impact your twitter account has. Twoolr provides you with those metrics that matter most, giving you measures such as full usage trends, associated clouds and user comparisons. You can access it all intuitively from the dashboard or get growth and community reports straight to your inbox.

What makes it “killer”?

Twoolr has oftentimes been admired for its cost benefit efficiency. It delivers all those metrics for free or such a low price that anyone can afford it.

Twoolr

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4.) Tweetdeck – The twitter client you were looking for

Although Tweetdeck has now reached the heights of nearly global fame it is still worth pointing out, as not all users are aware of its full feature set. With Tweetdeck you will be able to manage your twitter account(s) in a highly optimized manner. You can create columns for your @-mentions and new followers and keep track of everything that is going on around your account. Auto bit.ly URL shortening and a new feature to post longer messages (deck.ly) make it further worthwhile to start using.

What makes it “killer”?

What makes Tweetdeck truly stand out for me is its functionality to track keywords in columns and be notified about anything related to your brand or area of interest.

Tweetdeck

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5.) ManageFlitter – Get rid of followers you don’t need

ManageFlitter is a service you will learn to love immediately. You can unfollow a large amount of people, for various reasons, which ManageFlitter tells you about them: They don’t follow you back. They are no longer active. They have no profile pic and are likely to be scam. Or they are loudmouths with too many followers to take ever notice of you.

What makes it “killer”?

The best part about ManageFlitter is how fast you can access the service without any hassles of signing up. Simply click connect and unfollow those you don’t want to follow any longer.

ManageFlitter

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6.) The Archivist – get a tweet library and analysis

In general the Archivist does what is says, but in addition also gives you great insights and data visualizations about the Twitter activity for a specific subject or search term. This can be very important if you want to get better knowledge about your brands, competitors or simply terms that interest you. For your convenience you can also download all the data in an excel file and use it as you wish.

What makes it “killer”?

The Hashtag analysis is really handy with this app, even more so if you want to keep a running tab on how many mentions it is getting over a period of time.

The Archivist

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7.) Nurph – Twitter Chats made simple

With Nurph you will have access to Twitter chat rooms, so you can take your conversations to the next level! It works by tweeting a link to http://Nurph.com/YourTwitterName to bring your friends & followers together for a real-time chat without taking over your follower’s timelines with long conversations. It is very handy as it comes complete with Twitter profile integration, tweet streaming, and hovercards.

What makes it “killer”?

What I liked best about nurph is that once you start a chat you can decide to no longer post to twitter, which brings it to more private conversation.

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8.) Twileshare – Upload and share files on Twitter

Twileshare pretty much says what it does. You can share files up to 10MB of size and this can be anything from images, docs or PDF’s. This works by uploading your files and then tweeting links to them, which are hosted on your Twileshare account. Currently, you receive 1 GB of storage for free, but upgrades are soon to be available. Twileshare is currently invite only as it is in Beta.

What makes it “killer”?

Only after using it, I realized how incredibly fast this service makes it to get my files out to the world. No attachements, no nothing – just a single tweet is all it takes.

Twileshare

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9.) Proxlet – Get rid of the noise on Twitter

I bet you have used the Facebook functionality, where you can “Hide this post” a few times by now. Proxlet is just that – for twitter. Mute certain tweets, without unfollowing the person altogether. It feels like such a relief to finally get rid of 4sq tweets or tweets about trending topics, you can no longer hear about. In short: Block spammy apps, temporarily mute loud users, filter out annoying hash-tags, and breathe a little easier.

What makes it “killer”?

What makes this service indispensable is that it doesn’t only work with Twitter.com but with tweetdeck, iphone and others too.

Proxlet

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10.) Backtweets – Who is linking to your URL

Backtweets might appear to be similar to the above mentioned dlvr.it, but it is a bit different, as it allows you to track which tweets by whom are linking back to your own blog or website. You can search for links on Twitter and it also supports regular and shortened URLs. In addition it will also find out about real time updates and email and RSS subscriptions.

What makes it “killer”?

What takes this app to the next level for me, is that it has an API readily available for me to integrate the tool in a hassle free way. Check it out.

Backtweets

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Leave a comment below, and I will make sure to reply to every single one. Have I missed one great tool you are using to be more productive?

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  • http://aulia87.wordpress.com Aulia

    nice info Leo, the beautiful apps for twitter tools :)

    • Leo Widrich

      Hi Aulia, great I could help you out with some infos. Yep, I agree, I feel these apps really help to make your life easier on twitter. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  • Uzair

    Thanks for this extensive list. Love these twitter tools.

    • Leo Widrich

      Uzair, great you find the tools useful. Hope you try some of them, they can really help to keep up with twitter :).

  • Sunalini

    Great and useful List.

    • Leo Widrich

      Sunalini, I am so glad you find the list useful. Which is your favourite tool?

  • simplynonna

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge-nurph sounds very interesting…;)now if only I had more time 2 explore..;)

    • Leo Widrich

      Hi Nonna, glad you find Nurph interesting, its a cool tool which really helps to create a privacy around your twitter users a little better. So you can share secrets too :)

  • http://www.constructionmarketinguk.co.uk Peter L Masters MCIM

    This is a truly great post!! Lots of good information!! Thanks you very much! Straight onto my StumbleUpon and Facebook accounts & well worth a RT!

    • Leo Widrich

      Peter, I am humbled by your kind words. Many thanks for spreading the word. Hope you can try them all out and see their great impact.

  • Zohar Kiaav

    Great list here. Another app worth mentioning is Seesmic. I’ve been using it for a while and it is a great tool not only for twitter but also for another social networks.

    • Leo Widrich

      Zohar, many thanks for your comment. Yep, Seesmic is well worth a mention, glad you brought it up here. Will check it out as I am an avid Tweetdeck user, but you need to try new things all the time to stay on top! :)

      • Zohar Kiaav

        Hey Leo, did you have time to try it yet? I am also an avid Tweetdeck user and just found it a bit troublesome to add all of my social network accounts onto Seesmic that’s why I’m not using it at the moment. Although I feel it has great flexibility and more social networks on it that you can use.

  • http://karussell.wordpress.com/ Peter

    My favourite tool is at jetwick.com … it lets you search your friends, filter the search, sort against retweets, translate a tweet into your language and more … check it out :)

    • Leo Widrich

      Hi Peter, many thanks for your comment. I will make sure to check out jetwick.com, sounds very interesting. :)

  • http://www.nullpointer.at Tom

    the only “tool” that increases productivity when using twitter is hosts.deny ;)

    • Leo Widrich

      Hi Tom, many thanks for stopping by. Indeed, this will help to get productivity up too ;)

  • http://whytofollow.me/designfellow Senthil Kumar R

    Nice & useful list.
    Also can use http://whytofollow.me to tell tweeps why you should be followed.

    • http://bufferapp.com Leo Widrich

      Senthil, awesome you find the list useful. Let me check out whytofollow right away, sounds very interesting, thanks for the tip.

  • Gabriel Ortiz

    There are many tools for use in conjunction with Twitter than many who are starting to know use … thanks for the info!

    • http://bufferapp.com Leo Widrich

      Gabriel, many thanks for stopping by. Indeed the amount of apps available is huge, however finding those which are really useful – well is not so huge ;).
      Glad you found this list useful.

  • http://www.tweriod.com Kapeel Sable

    Tweriod is a tool that lets you know when your twitter followers are online the most. So you make the most of twitter by tweeting at times when your tweets will get the most exposure. Check it out.

  • http://www.tweet-monitor.com Richard

    Tweet-Monitor is the best product on the market to score, manage and report on tweets about your company, product or service across the entire twitter network. For more information and to arrange your 7 day free trial visit tweet-monitor[dot]com

  • Jimmy

    You all retarded and have no real social skills

  • Brett Widmann

    These are some really helpful tips! Thanks for sharing.

  • Enursa

    Wow… Nice tools. Hope will increase traffic for my blog.

  • http://frontline-media.com Parker

    Probably the best list of twitter tools so far.

    ………..Serious business this twitter lark :)

  • http://www.wearethreesixty.com/ Daniel Grummell

    Great post there is some brilliant tools now that really do make it easy to manage and maintain momentum in the online rat race that is social media !

    cheers

    Dan

  • Meratvforum

    Manage Flitter is a great tool to help you manage your followers on twitter. It shows you things like the people who aren’t following you, inactive and active users and talkative users. Great tool for managing your following vs follower balance and overall twitter brand.

  • http://linuxthebest.com Sinbad Konick

    I don’t use twitter to much just share my blogs post for socializing and getting some more visitors but here some tool will help me get more out of twitter world…

  • santo

    Great List. we should follow some of those guides.

  • http://dlvr.it Jeff Prellwitz

    Thank you for including dlvr.it in your top 10! We are honored and humbled to be in such good company. It’s all about getting the right content to the right audience at the right time.

  • http://www.hanoiproperty.com David Do

    very interesting list. Thanks for sharing this great post.

  • Manuel Garcia

    Thanks for this wonderful and extensive list of tools. Love these twitter tools really.

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    Seesmic another service that lets you to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn also.

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    These are very useful tools here. I’ll try them one by one. Thanks for this post.

  • Prabha

    Nice twitter tools to increase the productivity i will surely try these.

  • Kuldeep

    Nice tools listed here. Dlvr.it is really an incredible tool. Thanks for this compilation.

  • Kamal

    Great collection of twitter tools. I am yet to explore all these tools. Thanks for sharing this and giving ideas about these wonderful tools.