Over a year ago, I started using Twitter. In that time, I’ve developed a list of tools that make the experience easier and more enjoyable.
- TweetDeck – I tried several desktop Twitter apps before finally settling on TweetDeck. Some folks seem put out that TweetDeck runs via Adobe AIR, but that seems to make cross-platform development work in this case. Other than an extremely user-friendly interface, TweetDeck has the ability to group users and show their updates in separate panes. This allows me to focus on my “priority” users while still scanning updates from everyone else I follow.
- twitterfeed – Let’s face it, there are a lot of people that just don’t like RSS readers. I user twitterfeed to publish links to my posts in Twitter. This gives my non-RSS readers an opportunity to learn about my new posts without using an RSS reader. A side benefit is that it gives readers another forum to discuss my posts thus expanding the community.
- Twitter Karma – I use Twitter Karma to see who is following me that I’m not following. Conversations are two-way, and I don’t expect people to follow me just to hear my side of everything. Twitter Karma allows me to see who I haven’t added to my follow list, and who I’m following that isn’t following me.
- twidroid – This is my newest Twitter tool. twidroid is a Twitter client for Android. In my case, that means my T-Mobile G1. I’ve read some complaints that twidroid crashes frequently, but I haven’t experienced that problem.
What Twitter tools do you think are essential?