50 Brilliant Apps to Enhance Your Twitter Experience

Without a doubt, Twitter is one of the best innovations of the century. It’s a simple idea coupled with a simple interface that took them to the stratosphere. But after a few years and millions of dollars in venture funding, Twitter’s simplicity isn’t what people are looking for anymore. New features are hard to come by, and whatever pushed out is just way too cosmetic.

Right from the start, most of the innovation in the Twitter ecosystem has been coming from third party developers. They outsmart the Twitter team every step of the way. Over time, Twitter is just becoming an infrastructure that processes tweets from apps that aren’t their own. For those Twitter lovers and social media enthusiasts, we have compiled a list of Twitter apps that offer more value than Twitter itself.

Hootsuite

HootSuite

HootSuite

Hootsuite is the ideal choice if you are a social media power user to stay on top of your social media. With the ability to track almost any metric via the multiple columns and the option to create custom reports from over 30 individual report modules you shouldn’t be missing anything that’s happening in the social arena.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: From $5.99 per month
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

SocialOomph

SocialOomph

SocialOomph

SocialOomph is another equally capable web app to stay on top of social trends. While not as good looking as its competitors, the web app makes it up with a laundry list of features. Their free account is good enough for casual use and if you plan to go all the way, the app is on the pricier side with plans starting from $19.97 a month.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: From $19.97
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

CoTweet

cotweet

cotweet

I have always found CoTweet to be a bit under featured when compared to its peers, but with an elegant look the app performs every single feature listed marvelously. With CoTweet, teams can easily publish updates, collaborate on responses, track engagement activity and analyze campaign results from a relatively less complex dashboard.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: Contact Sales
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Seesmic

Seesmic

Seesmic

Another web app that leverages the power of multiple columns. With seamless translation and advanced scheduling features, the web app (and the desktop app) versions have got everything you need to stay connected without any hassles. Seesmic is one of those rare apps that support Salesforce Chatter.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: Contact Sales
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Twellow

Twellow

Twellow

Twellow is like YellowPages for public Twitter accounts, with hundreds of categories and search features to help you find people who matter to you. Besides listing yourself, you can find interesting people to follow from a global top list or from geographical locations using the maps feature.

Genre: Monitoring and Discovery
Pricing: NA
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Klout

Klout

Klout

There is no better way to quench your social ego than using Klout. Thanks to its uber popular algorithm, the app calculates how much popularity you wield in the social world and breaks it down for you in detail. The Klout Score measures influence on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the most influential.

Genre: Analytics
Pricing: NA
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Strawberryjam

Strawberryjam

Strawberryjam

The idea behind Strawberryj.am is to help you find what is most popular amongst your friends and display that content in a smart, unique and well designed form. The web app is still in closed beta, but do check out our review here. It’s a must have if you are swamped with so much noise in your social stream.

Genre: Curation
Pricing: NA
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Ping.fm

Ping

Ping

You gotta check out Ping.fm! The web app is a social media powerhouse making it unbelievably simple for anyone to follow any social network known to mankind. They currently support over 30 social networks and are open to your suggestion to add more to the service. To top everything, Ping.fm is completely free.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: NA
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Postling

Postling

Postling

Using Postling, you can publish to any of the popular social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Facebook Photos and YouTube. Did you know that the web app lets you reply to status updates via email too? You can try the app for $1 for the first 30 days and then if you are satisfied, you can sign up for $3 per social media account.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: From $1
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Listorious

Listorious

Listorious

Listorious is one of those Twitter directory apps that doesn’t go crazy with its design by plastering spammy ads all over. This is by far the best looking Twitter app I have come across with a sensible and refined design that ensures effective discovery. You can find almost anyone on Twitter here and while at it, check out their fabulous top 140 lists too.

Genre: Discovery
Pricing: NA
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

TweetDeck

TweetDeck

TweetDeck

TweetDeck, the personal real time browser, is the undisputed king among desktop Twitter Apps. You can connect with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google Buzz and more right from your desktop app or the web app. TweetDeck is free and is now owned by Twitter.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

threadsy

threadsy

threadsy

threadsy offers a refreshing new interface to consume and reply to your tweets. In addition to staying on top of your Twitter account, the web app brings together all your other email and social accounts to one single online destination.

Genre: Monitoring.
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Unified Inbox

Unified Inbox

Unified Inbox

Unified Inbox works just like threadsy and offers a unified interface for all your communication and social needs. The app supports all forms of communication from emails, memos to fax, txt & sms, messages from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks – in one central place. You can login to all these accounts with a single username and password.

Genre: Monitoring.
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Lithium

Lithium

Lithium

Lithium accelerates your business through social conversations that connect customers and employees. By using their tools you can quickly find your best advocates, tap their passions, and motivate them to help you increase sales and deliver better customer service. Even if you aren’t planning to use their app, just go and check out their cool and colorful homepage design!

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics.
Pricing: Contact Sales
Free Account: Not Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Crowdbooster

Crowdbooster

Crowdbooster

Crowdbooster boasts that it provides the world’s first intelligent social media dashboard designed to help businesses effectively grow and manage their presence online. Their analytics and graphs are indeed in depth and their app is perfect for fine tuning your brand’s social media strategy.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics.
Pricing: From $39
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Social Mention

Social Mention

Social Mention

Social Mention is a great way to keep track of keywords from the social universe. Based on the trends you can gauge the pulse of the crowd and their filters and analytics help you mine wealth of data. They have an alerts feature that notifies with free daily email alerts of your brand, company, marketing campaign or on a developing news story and the like.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics.
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Raven

Raven

Raven

Right out of the gate, Raven proclaims that the app is targeted at agencies and professionals aka. power users. Raven’s SEO, advertising and social media tools help you work faster and smarter. Like we always do, there is a detailed look at Raven in our archives.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics.
Pricing: From $99 a month
Free Account: Not Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Garious

Garious

Garious

Not all of us want to update our social status in real time. For some reason or other, it is better to have the updates spaced out. Garious is a web app that assists you to schedule your updates in not just one, but 30 different social accounts.

Genre: Scheduling
Pricing: From $5 a month
Free Account: Not Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Muck Rack

Muck Rack

Muck Rack

Looking for credible, breaking news from reliable sources? How about right from professional journalists? That’s right, Muck Rack is the place to go if you want to know what’s happening across the globe, right now. A great place to not only discover interesting people to follow, but to find articles of interest too.

Genre: Discovery
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Keepstream

Keepstream

Keepstream

It’s impossible to categorize tweets and put them all together for archiving or reference. That’s were Keepstream plays a key role. Using this web app, you can collect and organize tweets pertaining to the same topic or genre and embed it in your website. Quite a brilliant idea!

Genre: Archiving
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Nearby Tweets

Nearby Tweets

Nearby Tweets

As the name suggests, Nearby Tweets is all about showcasing tweets from people near your geographical location. I was a but skeptical if the desktop web app would be effective since there won’t be a built in GPS module. But the app resolves the location using your IP address and the map view is downright awesome.

Genre: Discovery
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

TwitBacks

TwitBacks

TwitBacks

Thank God, the custom Twitter background trend never really took off. Still, custom backgrounds is an interesting feature to have and helps you stand out from the rest of the crowd. TwitBacks can help you skin your Twitter account with a stylish background in under 2 minutes.

Genre: Personalization
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

TwitHawk

TwitHawk

TwitHawk

TwitHawk is a real time, targeted Twitter marketing engine that will find people talking on Twitter about your chosen topic and location, allowing you to really hit your target mid conversation with ease. The web app scopes all of Twitter for you and generates a list of the best tweets for you to respond to for better targeting.

Genre: Marketing
Pricing: Contact Sales
Free Account: Only 10 free tweets
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

TweetMeme

TweetMeme

TweetMeme

TweetMeme is a web app that aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular. The web app organizes these links into Categories, Subcategories and Channels, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what you’re interested in.

Genre: Disovery
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Twitter Grader

Twitter Grader

Twitter Grader

Twitter Grader is a web app that allows you to check the power of your Twitter profile compared to millions of other users that have been graded. Just enter your Twitter username (password not needed) and you’ll get an instant grade and report.The insights offered by Twitter Grader are simple and easy to understand when compared to Klout.

Genre: Analytics
Pricing: NA
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Twtpoll

Twtpoll

Twtpoll

Twitter is as democratic as it gets. To give more power to your peers and followers, you might weigh in their opinions by way of polls. From Simple Twitter polls to powerful online surveys, this web app can do everything.

Genre: Surveys and Polls
Pricing: From $9
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Twtvite

twtvite

twtvite

Ever attended or heard of a Tweetup? A tweetup is an informal social gathering of people suffering from the same social media addiction. And as you might have guessed, Twtvite is the go to app for event management on Twitter.

Genre: Event Management
Pricing: From $49
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

14 Blocks

14 Blocks

14 Blocks

From the house 63squares, which has a bunch of Twitter apps in their portfolio comes 14 Blocks. The app looks into your followers’ activities to find out the best times to tweet for each day of the week. Based on that, you can schedule tweets for maximum exposure.

Genre: Scheduling
Pricing: From $9 a month
Free Account: Not Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter

Managing your Twitter account can be a huge mess. From the Twitter web app it isn’t easy to weed out bots, spammy accounts and to get any real insight into your followers. Using ManageFlitter you can clean up and manage who you follow. You can also keep an eye on who is following you and who is inactive for a while.

Genre: Account Management
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

JournalistTweets

JournalistTweets

JournalistTweets

JournalistTweets helps journalists connect with each other. Even if you aren’t a journalist, you can find and follow them based on the Klout score or geography. If for some reason you don’t like Muck Rack, you should give this web app a try.

Genre: Discovery
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Twuffer

Twuffer

Twuffer

Twuffer, short for Twitter Buffer, allows you to compose a list of future tweets and schedule their release in advance. A simple and minimalistic interface makes it a breeze to set up tweets for the future.

Genre: Scheduling
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Refynr

Refynr

Refynr

Refynr’s web app filters the clutter out & saves the refined feeds to read later. The app automatically removes spammy and automated tweets (like Foursquare and Gowalla checkins and the like) from your timeline making way for tweets that matter the most.

Genre: Curation
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Tweepz

Tweepz

Tweepz

Tweepz helps you find interesting people to follow on Twitter. You can discover people based on their location, keyword, name and more. Unfortunately, the app tends to throw up error messages from time to time when trying to search for something.

Genre: Discovery
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

TwitIQ

TwitIQ

TwitIQ

TwitIQ is a Twitter client on steroids. It’s a web app capable of performing all Twitter functionality in real time and more. Automatic expansion of short URLs, in line image and video support and multiple accounts are some of the many cool features you are missing out.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

TweetReports

TweetReports

TweetReports

TweetReports is a web app that mines Twitter to provide you with the most advanced social search, tracking and reporting. With this app you get to monitor and conduct searches on your own brand or competitors in real time.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: From $9
Free Account: Only a free trial
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

OneKontest

OneKontest

OneKontest

From time to time, it is essential that you reward your fans and loyal followers. Running a contest on Twitter ensures free publicity and attention as well. OneKontest offers a platform for conducting a wide variety of contests on Twitter (hashtags, random, live, time bound etc.) with ease.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: From $8
Free Account: Only a free trial
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

TweetLevel

TweetLevel

TweetLevel

TweetLevel is a nifty app to find people to follow based on their social influence. You can filter people based on the rankings available in the homepage, using keywords or by engagement, trust etc.

Genre: Discovery
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Buffer

Buffer

Buffer

Buffer is making waves in the social apps vertical, largely thanks to laser sharp focus on the product and an intuitive user interface. The web app is a great place to schedule your tweets in advance. You can use their browser plugin to schedule on the fly. Check out our review of the app here.

Genre: Scheduling
Pricing: From $10
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Streamie

Streamie

Streamie

Streamie is a realtime Twitter client that runs in your web browser. The developers hate bloat and hence they only display tweeted text and avatars. This way you can concentrate on your timeline with zero distractions.

Genre: Monitoring
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Tweet Reminders

Tweet Reminders

Tweet Reminders

Is there a platform that doesn’t have a GTD app? I guess not. Just enter your twitter username and add a maximum of 5 things that you would like the app to remind you about. Pick a date & time and the app will send you a direct message on Twitter with the reminders!

Genre: Productivity
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Vacation Tweets

Vacation Tweets

Vacation Tweets

Going on a holiday and planning to go radio silent? Why stop with sending automated email responses alone? With this tiny app, you can set automated away message tweets just like you do with your emails.

Genre: Productivity
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Twylah

Twylah

Twylah

Customized brand pages from Twylah helps you showcase your trending topics and feature the rich media content you share on Twitter. This web app is not the garden variety background creation app we come across and is perfect to take control of your brand, to build relationships and to stun your audience.

Genre: Personalization
Pricing: Contact for Invite
Free Account: NA
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

StockTwits

StockTwits

StockTwits

If you are a savvy investor trying to tap the social graph for investment ideas and tips, you should check out StockTwits. The app not only tracks the crowd sourced wisdom, but also from real investors too. Read our review here.

Genre: Finance
Pricing: Largely free, except for premium blogs
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Not Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

twitrounds

twitrounds

twitrounds

Updated daily, twitrounds is the place you should be if you are looking for fresh, gorgeous backgrounds for your Twitter account. If you are someone who changes a lot of backgrounds every now and then, you should try their auto install tool.

Genre: Personalization
Pricing: Free
Free Account: NA
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

TwentyFeet

TwentyFeet

TwentyFeet

TwentyFeet is an “ego tracking” service, meaning, you can keep track of your own social media activities and monitor your results from a single destination. The web app aggregates metrics from different services giving you the full picture of what happens around you on the web without having to leave the app.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: From $12.45
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Available

Timely

Timely

Timely

Timely is a tweet scheduling app with a twist. Their algorithm analyzes your past 199 tweets and figures out the best time slots for scheduling tweets. The app over time analyses the auto scheduled tweets and learns as your followers grow.

Genre: Scheduling
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Friend or Follow

Friend or Follow

Friend or Follow

Except for a very few, I unfollow people who have stopped following me back. This takes a bit of time when done with the Twitter web app. If you are like me, then you should try Friend or Follow to see who you aren’t following back and who isn’t following you anymore among other things.

Genre: Account Management
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Twitter Counter

Twitter Counter

Twitter Counter

There is no place on this planeet to pull better reports about your Twitter account other than Twitter Counter. You can get a whole lot of charts and statistical information based on hourly, weekly and monthly periods all by submitting just the username.

Genre: Monitoring and Analytics
Pricing: From $15
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Tweroid

Tweriod

Tweriod

Tweriod helps you figure out the time to start tweeting right at the time when others are listening. After analyzing both your tweets and your followers’ tweets, Tweriod will give you the best times to tweet. Start tweeting at those intervals for better results.

Genre: Scheduling
Pricing: From $2.5
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: Supported
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

Proxlet

Proxlet

Proxlet

Twitter is the new target of choice for spammers and scam artists. There is no doubt tweets promoting services by unwitting users are annoying too. Proxlet is the ideal solution if you want to mute all that noise from your timeline. It plays nice with popular Twitter clients too!

Genre: Curation
Pricing: Free
Free Account: Available
Multiple Accounts: NA
Support for Other Social Networks: Not Available

That’s all, folks!

With that massive selection of apps, there should be something for every Twitter user to take advantage of. It’s incredible how powerful little snippets of 140 characters can be, and for most of us, Twitter’s still the network to beat for everything we want to share publicly. Did we miss your favorite Twitter web app? We’d love to hear what web apps you’re using to stay connected and informed with Twitter in your work and life.


  • MrWolf

    Threadsy closed on Nov 2, 2011….

  • http://khanhlnq.com Khanh Le

    my6sense should be in the list

  • http://itweetlive.com Itweetlive

    itweetlive should also be on the list. it is a combination of 3 apps allready mentiond, and it is all in one and free.
    itweetlive agregates simmiler tweets, measusers the respoinses sent out by the community manager.

  • http://jgn.me Jerome Gravel-Niquet

    Timely supports Facebook too. Your information seems a little outdated.

    Great blog. Keep up the good work!

    • http://www.stravarius.com Justin Stravarius

      Well, their homepage doesn’t mention anything abut Facebook at all. it’s all about tweets and Twitter in their copy.

  • http://www.tokade.com art contemporain

    Hi, I never used twitter before but with your tips, i think i’ll try it since now.

  • http://www.larovo.com Frank

    My favorite is HootSuite :-)

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  • Joeff Winley

    Strawberry Jam is pretty nice. Great blog btw

  • vm

    BufferApp is what I’m looking for coz they can schedule a tweet and auto-repeat it on daily or hourly basis which slightly different than Hootsuite or Twuffer.

    Do you know BufferApp’s competitor? I’d like to try others.

  • Michelle Lee

    Nice post. Here’s a product with a powerful database in the cloud with ready-made apps. Just point-and-click to build your custom apps
    http://www.caspio.com/

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