There are a great number of ways a person can tweet nowadays; whether it’s from the original website, through your iPhone or your desktop app, the competition is fierce. From that competition comes innovation, and Twitter has its own fair share of innovative clients that are available on the web.
Each client has a its own niche and reasons for why its special…
An interesting client in that it doesn’t feel pretentiously high-tech, it’s just more about enjoying your Twitter rather that drowning in statistics and management.
Pros: Mute users without unfollowing; inline image, video and map display.
Cons: Too simple for social media junkies.
If you can appreciate the utility of an electric screw driver over its traditional cousin, you will appreciate Hootsuite.
Pros: Connects to everything; completely customizable; great for companies.
Cons: Far too complex for everyday tweeting; can feel awfully cluttered; we don’t like the interface.
While famous for its desktop app, its online cousin is certainly an excellent client. It allows you to choose between single- and multi-column mode, preview bit.ly links inline and stay on top of lists, searches and trending topics.
Pros: Simple and straightforward without missing anything important; nice user interface.
Cons: Doesn’t have the full set of power user features.
Targeted at corporate users who need to both manage multiple accounts and track their results. What makes Splitweet great is that it will, unlike HootSuite, automatically update your stream and offers a brand name tracking feature that lets you track custom searches along side your regular stream.
Pros: Allows you to tweet in many different languages.
Cons: It does not have the feature to isolate your Twitter accounts so you could see activity for just one as opposed to see multiple accounts mashed together.
5. Media Funnel
Media Funnel has some unique features, such as editorial control for a team of users, a guest posting feature, and email alerts for keywords/brand mentions.
Allows you to manage all your twitter accounts easily and almost on autopilot without breaking Twitter rules.
Tweasier is a user-friendly app with heaps of features that, from an agency point-of-view, make reporting, managing and monitoring Twitter campaigns incredibly easy, rather than having to mess around with multiple apps, none of which offer all the features Tweasier offers.
Pros: The detailed stats and reports you get with Tweasier.
Cons: You may need to pay a little extra when it comes to having the full-fledged Tweasier options and tools.
A real-time visualization tool that lets you see hot trends and buzz on Twitter.
Pros: Enables you to receive, send tweets, and find new friends instantly, without ever reloading your page.
Cons: I personally don not like the interface; too childish for my taste :)
Twitterfall is best suited for sitting back and watching the world go by, especially if you click on Presentation Mode to remove everything but people’s Twitter posts.
Pros: A brilliant time-waster; a great way to keep on top of specific trends and topics.
Cons: Posting features feel like an afterthought.
An interesting browser based solution with multiple features such as Twitter lists, multi-column templates, Foursquare tab, search box and more.
Pros: Replies and direct messages are displayed on sidebars,
Cons: Tweetvisor’s biggest drawback is a bland user-interface. Featuring lots of text, it’s busy looking, which takes away from is user-friendliness.
Hope you’ve enjoyed our list and found it helpful.
Now it’s your turn: What’s your pick?