A List of Useful Twitter Applications

Please find below a useful list of twitter applications to support your core business objectives in this area. The list covers:

  • Desktop, Browser and Mobile Clients
  • Tweet Feeds
  • Twitter Search
  • Analytics
  • Directories and Follow Services
  • Others

Desktop or Browser Clients

Tweetdeck (all)

Hootsuite (all)

Seesmic (desktop and browser)

Twitterific (phone)


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.

Tweet Feeds

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.

Take care

Alan and Vincent


About Alan Stevenson

Over the last fifteen years I have split my time almost equally between Developing Digital strategies for public and private sector clients and helping organisations visualise, specify, plan and optimise technology-based solutions within their organisation.
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2 Responses to A List of Useful Twitter Applications

  1. avento3m says:

    Consider also twittergrader. Although I’m not quite sure about its ranking system, it’s backed up by HubSpot. Listorious is also a good tool to search for relevant lists.

  2. Alan Stevenson says:

    Yep, very relevant additions I think.

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