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Best Free Twitter tools to make your tweeting easier

Social Media | 19 May 2011

Six Best Twitter Tools


The popularity of Twitter has led developers to create applications to make your experience with this social media giant more productive. These tools can help you organize, optimize, and administer your Twitter account. So here is a list of the top 5 twitter tools we compiled for you

1. Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck is basically an all-in-one social media management system that allows you to easily locate friends, view lists, manage @replies and direct message conversations, administer multiple Twitter accounts, and stay on top of trending information. You can also share youTube videos, update other sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, and Google Buzz.

2. Truetwit

You can get a free or paid TrueTwit account, which is an automation tool. The free version allows you to put tighter restrictions on your Twitter followers by using a CAPTCHA test. Other features include auto-following validated users, or auto-unfollowing users who decide to unfollow you. For $20 a year, the premium TrueTwit account provides more intensive management with more detailed analysis to ward of spammers and affiliate accounts. They offer a free 30-day trial for this service.

3. FriendOrFollow and TwitterKarma

Both of these tools work in a similar fashion by providing a simple solution for organizing friends and followers. These websites allow you to sort your friends and followers in a variety of ways. You can see users who only follow you, those you follow but do not follow back, and mutual friends. Sorting this way helps you follow and unfollow quickly and easily.

4. Twhirl

Twhirl is a free desktop client powered by Adobe AIR, which means it can run on both Windows and Mac operating systems. The application helps the Twitter user in a variety of ways including color-coded incoming Tweets, URL shortening, customizable color schemes, advanced search capabilities, cross-posting your updates to other sites like Facebook, MySpace, or LinkedIn, and a spell checker.

5. Twerpscan

This application has been referred to as an anti-fool contact management. It is another visual solution for sorting through your network of friends and followers. The “Drilldown” feature provides more detail for researching users. The management tools gives you detailed lists with ratios, tweet counts, and other info to help you decide who to keep as friends.

6. Formulists

The main focus of this tool is on Twitter lists. The program uses a system that auto-updates and helps you organize your lists. The filter is based on your biography, location and chosen keywords or phrases along with your Twitter activity, the number of followers and more. Forumulists also provides easy-to-use tutorials and videos to help with set up.

These are the best free twitter tools that can provide simple solutions or more detailed management systems to help improve your experience with Twitter. While this is not an all-inclusive list, these tools will get you started and help you use Twitter more effectively.

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