- Desktop, Browser and Mobile Clients
- Tweet Feeds
- Twitter Search
- Directories and Follow Services
Desktop or Browser Clients
Seesmic (desktop and browser)
There are also desktop and browser based applications available for smartphones (iphone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian). These allow you to manage all of your twitter activities: to tweet to multiple twitter accounts (simultaneously if needed), search, categorize and view tweets in numerous separate panes, and retweet, reply and follow from each individual tweet. They also allow management of lists and some statistics.
Twitterfeed: allows you to feed your blog into Twitter. You provide the URL of a blog’s RSS feed and how often you want posts to Twitter, and twitterfeed does the rest.
Posterous: blogging platform allowing feed to Twitter
Others: most blogging and feedreader tools provide the ability to feed to Twitter, including Google Reader, Google Buzz, WordPress, and so on.
Twitter Search is a good tool for finding Tweets on any subject area (and also good for finding profiles).
Twitter Clients like TweetDeck offer this functionality
Search engines are now providing live Twitter search, try Bing Twitter
Monitter: is a Twitter search tool, but it differentiates itself from others by allowing you to search for 3 search terms at once.
Tweet Scan: Tweet Scan searches Twitter, identi.ca and other Status.net-based sites. Results available via email, RSS, and JSON.
Twitalyzer: social media statistics that categorize Twitter users in some detail
Klout: looks in particular for influencers on Twitter
Twittercounter: is Feedburner for Twitter. TwitterCounter tracks Twitter users and displays attractive stats to everybody interested.
Twitturly: aggregates and ranks what people are talking about on Twitter. Each time someone tweets a URL to their followers on Twitter, Twitturly takes note of it and applies it as a vote for that URL. The more votes a URL has the higher it ranks on Twitturly’s Top100.
Retweetist: Discovering trends, popular topics and popular people by tracking Retweets across Twitter.
Twitterfall: Analysis tool looking at Twitter topics
TweetStats: Trending stats for your twitter profile
Directories and Follow Services
Twitterholic: most popular profiles by number of followers and various other categories
Twibs: is a directory of businesses, services, and applications on twitter
We Follow: Twitter Directory and Search
Twellow: Yellow pages for Twitter
Twitterati: Following the most influential bloggers on Twitter
Tweepler: provides Twitter follower management and categorization services
Friend or Follow: Looks at who from those that you are following is also following you
Followformation: is a tool for twitter users who want to follow the top people in the areas of their interest
Other Notable Applications
Twitpic: lets you share photos on Twitter. You can post pictures to TwitPic from your phone, through TwitPic’s API, or through the site itself. Also, some Twitter clients have built-in support for TwitPic.
Twtpoll: is a simple survey/ poll twitter app. Type in a 140 chars question, type in multiple choice answers, and embed/share it!
Twitdom: The twitter application database
Twittervision: maps tweets realtime
Additions to the list are very welcome – please let us know if there is another application that you find useful.
Alan and Vincent