A list of Twitter apps/tools I've been working on since 2009.  A link to the very original posting of this is at the end.

Twitter Search, and for fun how to search Facebook statuses

Search - single word or phrase search

Twitter Advanced Search - field, keyword, time and geographic searches

Facebook Status Search - searches all status updates from Facebook users who have their statuses open to everyone

Listorious - search Twitter lists


Go to this website to register your zip code. LocalTweeps then groups all of the zip codes registered. This is another tool I can use to seek out Tweeps in the viewing area I am targeting.


A user powered Twitter Directory. You add yourself to the directory and categorize yourself with hashtags. Someone searching through the directory will find you by searching hashtags.


Yellow pages for Twitter. No need to say more!

Twitter Resources

Twitter Apps - Twitter's very own site with popular Applications for you to download.

When 140 characters just aren't enough


TinyPaste is very easy to use. Copy/Paste or write all that you want in the pastebin, where you can also edit fonts, color, size, include links, images and video.  When you're done click Submit and you will be given a short url to a Web page where all you have done is published.  You can use that url then on any social network you'd like.


Extra Long Tweet is what this does.  Type your info in the box, where you also have many edit options.  Use your Twitter UserName and Password and hit enter.  The first 120 characters of what you wrote will automatically be posted on your Twitter feed with a link to the entire entry. Example.

Adding Media to your Tweets


With TwitDoc you can post certain documents, graphics and videos.  I'm finding this useful in sharing full press releases.

It's also very useful for any journalist to be able to share images and video on Twitter as well.  Here are a couple of links.


I like twitvid because I can use my cell phone to upload short video clips to Twitter.  Of course you can do it from your computer as well.

There are several ways to upload images to Twitter. I am going to refer you to 5 Ways to Share Images on Twitter by Mashable. (Mashable is a great resource to find social media ideas and information.)

Applications to run, view and use Twitter


Try one of the following:

  • Select a trending topic to see what people have to say.
  • Add your own custom search below that to see things you're interested in.
  • Add a list to follow specific groups of people.
  • Type in an address into the geolocation panel to see what people are talking about in that area.
  • Login to Twitter to view your timeline, mentions, or direct messages.


Twitscoop was built to help you stay on top of twitter's hot topics or discussions.
Through an automated algorithm, twitscoop crawls hundreds of tweets every minute and extracts the words which are mentioned more often than usual. The result is displayed in a Tag Cloud, using the following rule: the hotter, the bigger.


"TweetGrid is a powerful Twitter Search Dashboard that allows you to search for up to 9 different topics, events, conversations, hashtags, phrases, people, groups, etc in real-time. As new tweets are created, they are automatically updated in the grid. No need to refresh the page!"


Twhirl is a social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform. I like that I can keep several Twitter accounts open and running at the same time. I like that DM and replies are different colors so I notice them when they are received. This way I can respond quickly to these messages.

Seesmic - from the makers of Twhirl

Seesmic is a powerful suite of social media management and collaboration tools that provide businesses and individuals with everything they need to build their brands online. With applications on every platform, including mobile devices, and a marketplace of third-party plugins, Seesmic is the most comprehensive solution on the market.

Seesmic is focused on building applications to help users build and manage their brands online. Users of Seesmic range from individuals communicating on dozens of networks, to community managers engaging their clients and offering customers support, to big brands managing their social media communication initiatives on a multitude of networks, both internally and externally.

Seesmic specializes in social media monitoring, updating and engaging at the speed of real time. If you're looking to take your online brand to the next level, Seesmic is the solution for you.


"Tweetdeck is a realtime application that allows users to monitor that information in a single concise view. Tweetdeck currently integrates services from Twitter, Twitscoop, 12seconds, Stocktwits and now Facebook.

But at the heart of Tweedeck, is it's ability to group people together and search across the twittersphere. Grouping friends or work colleagues separately means you have a window on all aspects of your twitter life. Searching across the twittersphere means you can monitor any subject within Twitter. These additional columns automatically update so providing the user with a very effective dashboard of realtime information."


A website and online brand management service, which publishes to websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, MySpace, and WordPress. It is also a Twitter client.  Provides analytics.


How active are the Tweeps you are following? Twitoria will show you. I have specifically targeted metro Denver and other Colorado Tweeps. I know I've followed a few Public Information Officers, but I haven't seen any updates from them. Twitoria will show me if these PIOs are utilizing Twitter or not, or if I've been missing their Tweets.


you follow some people on Twitter. And some people follow you. But which people do you have mutual friendship with? Who doesn't follow you back? Who follows you that you don't follow back? Let's find out...

Friends - everyone following me
Mutual - following each other
Fans - Tweeps following me, that I'm not following
Idols - Tweeps I follow but don't follow me


Welcome to TwitterLocal, a great place for customers to connect to local businesses and then tweet about them using Twitter


I'm just starting to play with this, but I like it so far because I can see 100 followers at one time.


"Tweetree puts your Twitter stream in a tree so you can see the posts people are replying to in context. It also pulls in lots of external content like twitpic photos, youtube videos and more, so that you can see them right in your stream without having to click through every link your friends post."


"Twittfilter is a web based application to help manage your incoming tweets and twitter followers/friends. With Twittfilter you can: Address Book, New Follower Notification, Sorted and Searchable Tweets." I need to play around with this one.


Need tips on any subject? Check out TwTip. "TwTip is designed to find and show awesome tips that are shared by Twitter fellows."

Twitter Schedulers and organizers

Good blog to read: 10 Apps to schedule future tweets on twitter


Allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets, and schedule their release
  • tweet pre-written announcements
  • appointment/milestone reminders
  • run a time-based scavenger hunt
  • notify subscribers about upcoming podcast or video episodes
  • appear to never sleep

CoTweet is a comprehensive Web-based social media engagement, management and reporting solution that helps companies of all sizes engage, track and analyze conversations about their brands across the most popular and influential social communities today, Twitter and Facebook.

Built for the unique needs of businesses, the CoTweet Enterprise Edition and CoTweet Standard Edition help marketers and customer support professionals manage their day-to-day social media conversations from a centralized, easy-to-use dashboard. CoTweet makes it easy to track conversation trends, provide customer service, manage marketing campaigns and maximize public relations opportunities to build deeper relationships with customers and prospects, and increase brand visibility.


71% of Tweets are ignored and never seen*.

Timely helps make sure that when you Tweet, you actually have an audience.

Timely + unlimited accounts + unlimited collaborators to everyone!

Anyone can now:

- Add Unlimited Twitter Accounts: there is no limit to how many Twitter accounts you can add to Timely and/or collaborate on.

- Invite Unlimited Collaborators: invite as many friends and colleagues as you want to work on the same twitter account. This is perfect for when you have multiple people that manage the same Twitter account, now you can all work together!