5 Top Free Twitter Time-Saving Applications!

Is social media engagement leading people to aimlessly waste time and effort for no high value in return? Can utilizing social media and monitoring your presence on social channels be optimized? What are the current tools available for Twitter users that aim to boost your Twitter productivity?

In a fast-moving technology cluttered virtual environment, any platform or application specifically designed to save both time and effort embraces a high irreplaceable value to its users and its developers as well. When it comes to certain social media channels, such as Twitter, it is absolutely essential to be aware of the applications that allow you to use those channels efficiently and effectively while reaping the benefits you desire.

Therefore, and in efforts to help you obtain the most value out of your social media experience via Twitter, I prepared for you a list of the 5 top free Twitter time-saving applications and sites available online:

  1. TwitIQ: A service which is very similar to Twitter yet offers you added value through options such twitiq_logoas simple “retweet” and “reply” buttons which save time and hassle, in addition to the ability to add and remove followers without leaving the site, both easily and quickly.
  2. Twitter for Busy People: a service which allows you to speed read your Tweets! “The idea is that you can skim all the people you’re following and see the latest tweet from each.” 128x128y
  3. Tweetdeck: A very simple and easy to use application that allows you to carry out the regular tweet and retweet functions as well as perform search queries and be notified when someone is searching for you. Tweetdeck also helps users you save time by allowing them to measure their Twitter buzz.
  4. TwitterFeed: A tool that effectively utilizes time through allowing users to update their brandingTwitter account with their most recent blog posts therefore there is no need for manually entering updates into Twitter. (Must see video: Guy Kawasaki on TwitterFeed)
  5. Last but not least, our newly launched Tweepi: We built this tool with the  soul objective of saving time and effort through a unique and fast way to follow and unfollow tweeps with style and quality! tweepi-justlogo-transTweepi works with numbers calculating the number of tweets and retweets a tweep has made in the last week and the follower to following ratio in order to ensure that you follow quality tweeps within a few seconds! Tweepi also enables you to flush deadbeat followers, reciprocate follows and cleanup inactive users.

After listing to you the top 5 free Twitter time-saving applications, I would love to hear your feedback on which of them you use and why? Also, feel free to share any other services or applications that you think can help tweeps capitalize on their time while using Twitter :)

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ FadiPick

    I have just checked Twitter for busy people! What a long name! I think the layout is cool, I mean the way they show the tweets, but besides a good look, I can't see a real value in it, they should add retweet and reply functionalities.

    As for TwitIq, I fall in love with it at first sight. It feels a lot like twitter but with some smarter simple functionalities. It is cool, but I can't figure why it didn't get me stuck. I just got back to work on twitter itself.

    As for Tweepi, I am biased here, but it has been giving me real value through the past couple of months through the development process. Its functionalities are just what I needed to manage my twitter followers. It is something that I will keep on doing as long as I keep working on Twitter.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Personally, I'm addicted to TwitIq :) Downloaded Tweetdeck but rarely do I ever use it! :)

  • gloxpolguard

    This is an excellent topic for discussion. I wish I had more experience and insight to offer.

    I started out with TwitIQ when I first started investigating other applications and it was a tremendous time saver over the basic Twitter site. It has it's advantages, such as a simple reply and retweet function which I like. A lot smoother and more efficient than basic Twitter.

    TweetDeck is another one you mention that I use. It has a lot more advantages than TwitIQ and it loads faster and more efficiently, but it does have some drawbacks as well. Most notable is the tendency of some tweeters to end up in Twitter Jail for excessive tweeting or sometimes for no apparent reason at all. That alone is very frustrating. TweetDeck is still in the development stage, so I guess we need to take that into consideration, but on occasion, some of the functions work and sometimes they don't. For example, if you tweet something and then realize that your question has already been answered you might want to delete your last post. Normally that's possible, but sometimes it's not possible at all. Getting connected to someone's profile is also a bit tricky occasionally. By clicking on someone's user ID, it will take you to their Profile in TweetDeck with a much larger photo and all of the pertinent information, but also occasionally it will take you to a Tweeter's profile page in basic Twitter. I could go on and on about this app, and basically I like it, but it does have some weird personality disorders.

    Another free app. I especially like is 'Tweet Later'. This app will give you a lot of information about the people you are following or who are following you, broken out into statistical divisions which is helpful for determining what market segment you are trying to reach or which you are actually reaching. It also has the ability to be pre-programmed for mass-mailing of tweets to certain people or to your audience in general. That makes it a very effective marketing tool. It has a lot of other features as well, but that is it's most remarkable.

    There are literally hundreds of apps and a good number of them are available for free, so you could spend days and weeks deciding which ones are most helpful. These are the only ones I am using right now, however. And you are right in that on occasion, in our quest to save time and work more efficiently, we end up having just the opposite effect by getting bogged down in too many applications so that, eventually you get to the point where you have to have applications to run the applications. You have to look at these things with a very critical eye and determine if they are actually helpful and make your use of time more effective and efficient, or do we simply get buried in technology? Sometimes a good thing is really bad.

  • http://www.fdilbar.com Faisal Asif

    Ok, I'll refine this list a bit more, the best one is #TweetDeck, you can use any desktop based twitter client but the taste you'll get using TweetDeck you'll not get in any other client! ;)

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    Faisal, we have TweetDeck on the list, and it was not meant to be ordered. Thanks for your input :)

  • http://www.fdilbar.com Faisal Asif

    No, that was my point of view regarding desktop based clients, I use Seesmic at work & TweetDeck at home & personal PCs, whoever I introduced TweetDeck, they loved it too..

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