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Twitterrific! The Most Useful Web 2.0 Apps/Tools For Twitter

If you are trying to implement Twitter in your business or government social networking efforts, these apps and tools are my top picks for 2009:

1. TwitterAnalyzer: lets you see different statistic charts about you and your Twitter friends’ behavior at the site. http://www.twitteranalyzer.com/

2. MicroPlaza: filters your Twitter timeline and displays the Web pages shared by the people you follow along with all associated comments. Essentially it delivers you a personalized news wire created by people of interest to you. http://microplaza.com/

3. TinyChat: a free service that allows you to create a free chat room that is accessible by anyone with a browser. Simply create a chatroom from the homepage then send the link it gives to you to anyone you want to chat with. After you leave the chat room, all the chat data is gone, so its perfect for secure chats. http://www.tinychat.com/

4. Twessenger: when enabled, Twessenger automatically updates your Messenger Personal Message at regular intervals to reflect your latest Twitter tweet. Because Twitter supports updates via the web, IM, and SMS from your cell phone, you can now update your Messenger status message from wherever you are. http://kunal.kundaje.net/twessenger

5. Twickie: a free service that fetches Twitter replies for you (and gives you an easy way to view and export them). http://twickie.pirillo.com/

6. ShareMeme: allows you to communicate with all of your friends from one place. Using ShareMeme, you can send text messages, G-Chat messages, AIM instant messages, Twitter direct messages, and emails all from one easy-to-use interface. http://sharememe.com/

7. Tweet3: whether you’ve got one Twitter account or manage multiple accounts (friends, business, another language – the reasons are plentiful), Tweet3’s got you covered. Easily click between profiles and customize colors for each account. Tweet3 is utilizing Google’s powerful charting and map APIs to bring you useful data about your Twitter accounts and URLs that you share. http://www.tweet3.com/

8. TriggaMe: Organize all your social networks in groups – Create groups for buddies, office, family and more. Post to Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, Xing, Pounce, Identi.ca, Plurk, Plaxo, Frazr, Rejaw, Brightkite and LinkedIn. [I REALLY USE THIS ONE A LOT. IT’S A REAL TIME SAVER]. http://www.trigga.me/

9. Twitrans: fast human translation of your tweets directly from your twitter account by sending RM (Reply message) to @twitrans with the source and target languages and the message to translate. Text will be translated by freelance translators around the world, translation service 24/7 in all major languages. http://twitrans.onehourtranslation.com/

10. Twtpoll: a simple survey/ poll twitter app. Type in a 140 chars question, type in multiple choice answers, and share it in social networks, or embed it in your blog. http://twtpoll.com/

11. Ping.fm: a simple service that cuts out the middle man when it comes to posting to your social services such as Facebook, Twitter, Jaiku, Tumblr and Pownce with more being added soon. http://ping.fm

12. Sendeo: a single dashboard for your digital life. Sendeo looks and feels like a look up window for all of your people, places, and things. It is your hard drive on the web and everything is securely stored and managed. Clicking publish enables you to share your files via email or onto Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Delicious and Reddit. http://sendeo.com

13. Phweet: lets you accept calls with one click from your Twitter page or Twitter clients. Phweet is a simple service where you don’t need to download or share anything more to talk. The call is contained within a PhweetUrl; a smart link that calls you. And you can share who you are talking to in real time without having to reveal or exchange phone numbers or other identities. http://phweet.com/

14. Sendible: lets you connect with people by scheduling and receiving messages at a time you choose. Send unlimited email, sms and social network messages to be delivered at a time you choose. Easily access all your email and social network contacts and reach them wherever they may be, and more. http://beta.sendible.com

15. Twitzu: Having a meetup, get together or party? Now you can blast it out to your Twitter followers. Twitzu creates an event standard for Twitter. Using the site, Twitterers can create an event page for their meetup, party, get together etc. and send it out to their followers who can then RSVP with just a click. http://www.twitzu.com

16. FeedTweeter: a little service that allows you to link Twitter to your other activities. Basically it’s a system that keeps track of an RSS feed and processes any new items that appear. http://www.feedtweeter.com

17. Chirrup: is a comment system which uses Twitter as a datastore. People send Twitter replies to you about your site, then Chirrup fetches all of the replies from Twitter, and sorts them by URL so you can have a comment feed for each page in your site. You can put the comments wherever you want them, and style them. http://chirrup.angryamoeba.co.uk/

18. moblf, (Mobile Life): brings Web to SMS. It is a mobile interface that enables you to interact with web services (like twitter) using your mobile phone, particularly SMS text messaging. It empowers you to access your favorite web services anytime, anywhere from the mobile. http://www.moblf.com [VERY COOL]

19. TweetCube: allows you to share files on Twitter. Blast out your images, videos, music and more with just a couple of clicks. TweetCube is 100% free but the maximum file size you can upload is currently 10mb. You can upload as many files as you want. Old files will delete after 30 days. http://www.tweetcube.com/

20. Twitterfone: is a free service that lets you update your Twitter feed using your voice from any mobile or cell phone. You call it, speak your tweet, and hang up. A short while later, your tweet will be posted on Twitter. http://www.twitterfone.com

21. Mr. Tweet: is a personal networking agent who helps expand a network easily by recommending you to relevant followers, helping you discover people relevant to your needs, and improving your Twitter usage via useful statistics. http://mrtweet.net/

22. TwitterBerry: a mobile client for BlackBerry that gives you the power to post updates to Twitter. It works over the data network, so you don’t need to use SMS. http://www.orangatame.com/products/twitterberry/

23. ExecTweets: a cooperative product of Twitter, Federated Media and Microsoft, it features Twitter feeds from “top business execs.” There are a few other cool features here that Twitter should adopt. http://www.exectweets.com/

24. Ginx: a web-based Twitter client that provides and richer experience for sharing and discussing links. http://ginx.com/

25. Tweetie: a fast, full-featured twitter client for iPhone and iPod touch. You can do everything you expect plus handle multiple accounts, update TwitPic, perform automatic link-shrinking, etc. AWESOME. http://www.atebits.com/software/tweetie/

26. TweetDeck: the most popular Adobe Air app for Twitter, displays useful columns of tweets, replies, retweets, etc., plus it integrates services from Twitter, Twitscoop, 12seconds, Stocktwits and now Facebook. The choice of champions. http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/

27. Twidentify: Search all of Twitter, but sort the results by the people who get retweeted the most. This will help you find opinions that others feel are worth spreading. http://www.twidentify.com/

28. 2tweet: email multiple photos and videos with a message to 2tweet and they will Tweet on your behalf, including a link to a slideshow of your pics or vids. http://twitterapps.co.uk/

29. Twuffer: allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets, and schedule their release. Appear to never sleep. I love this one. If I want to go out of town or take a vacation WITHOUT TWITTERING, I can. http://twuffer.com/

30. tweetchat: create rooms in Twitter to ‘chat’ about a particular topic. http://tweetchat.com/

31. Twitroid: a Twitter app for Android mobiles http://twidroid.com/

32. my tweet space: “customize and brand your Twitter space”. Select a background, input contact details etc. and upload photos. Good to use if you’re not a designer at heart. Wait a minute, I haven’t made my on Twitter space design yet either- and I’m a designer! http://www.mytweetspace.com/

33. Qwitter: e-mails you when someone stops following you. http://useqwitter.com/

34. Friend or Follow: lets you know who you are following that’s not following you back and who’s following you that you’re not following back. http://friendorfollow.com/

35. TweetRemote: add Tweets to your blog, but with the option to restrict what gets re-posted.. http://tweetremote.com/

36. EventBox: a revolutionary social application for Mac. It seamlessly integrates many social websites, including Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, RSS and Google Reader. It allows you to interact with them and receive notifications, all from a stunning user interface. http://thecosmicmachine.com/

37. MessageDance: lets you send updates to Twitter from your email. You can have all of your MessageDance messages go there automatically or selectively send the ones you want. http://www.messagedance.com/twittermail/

38. BigTweet: BigTweet installs as a bookmarklet and allows you to post to Twitter from any web page. http://bigtweet.com/

39. OutTwit: (Outlook + Twitter = OutTwit) Use Twitter from Outlook. http://www.techhit.com/OutTwit/

40. twiPing: Twitter Contact Management Software. Follow and unfollow large batches of friends and followers with a single click. http://www.jdwashere.com/twiPing/

41. Twitter Toolbar: Downloading this free toolbar gives you instant access to Twitter. You can use the toolbar to access online Twitter tools, check your Twitter stats, post your updates and more. Versions are available for both Firefox and Internet Explorer. http://thetwittertoolbar.com/

42. Monitter: Get a live streaming view at what Twitter users in your location are saying about you or your small business. Simply insert keywords you would like to search for and the surrounding area you would liked monitored. http://monitter.com/

43. Bubble Tweet: This unique application lets you post a short video message that pops up on your Twitter profile in a bubble shaped player. You can personally introduce yourself and/or your business to anyone who visits your profile. http://www.bubbletweet.com/

44. Tweepler: Simplify the way you manage your Twitter followers. Tweepler enables you to easily sort through new followers and accept them or ignore them on one simple screen. They have made accepting followers easier by giving the Tweepler user the followers stats and last 3 tweets in one screen view. This will save you time by eliminating the need to visit each individual follower’s profiles. http://www.tweepler.com/

45. HelloTxt: Update your status to several social networking sites in one simple step. You can choose from over 35 social sites to post to including Twitter. http://hellotxt.com/

46. TwitterFox: This Firefox extension can post Twitter updates without visiting the Twitter site each time. A small icon is added to the bottom of your Firefox status bar. The icon opens to reveal your friend’s most current updates. You can add your updates from that dialog box, even for multiple Twitter accounts. http://twitterfox.net/

47. TwitPic: Share your favorite pictures on Twitter. This would be a good way to introduce your new product to your network of followers. http://twitpic.com/

48. twtQpon: Create exclusive coupons for products or services and share them with your Twitter followers. http://twtqpon.com/

49. Tweetburner: This site is designed to help you track your tweets. You can shorten URLs and track the clicks your tweets accumulate. http://tweetburner.com/

50. Tweetbeep: Just like Google Alerts, Tweetbeep tracks
Twitter conversations that mention you, your business or your products and services. Alerts are sent to you via email. http://tweetbeep.com/

51. Group Tweet: This app enables all employees within your company to post updates which can be privately viewed only by your group of approved members. http://grouptweet.com/

52. Twitter Safe: This free service protects your years of hard work building your community of followers. This one click backup will restore your network of followers in the event that your list is compromised. http://www.twittersafe.com/

53. Twitxr: Post pictures and updates from your mobile phone directly to Twitter. http://www.twitxr.com/

54. Track This: This app enables tracking of any UPS, USPS, FedEx or DHL shipment. Updates are sent to your Twitter account direct messages whenever your package changes location. http://www.usetrackthis.com/

55. CoTweet: lets your company manage one Twitter account while allowing several employees to contribute. Each person maintains their own identity and their activity can be monitored. https://cotweet.com/

56. Tweet Later: This one application contains several Twitter productivity tools. You can track keywords, track replies, schedule tweets, send welcome direct messages, and much more. http://www.tweetlater.com/

57. Twimailer: Sign up to receive more extensive email notifications when your account obtains new followers. Instead of the generic Twitter email notification; the email contains the followers location, followers stats and their most recent tweets. At the bottom of the email, you can choose to follow the individual without even visiting Twitter. http://twimailer.com/

58. Digsby: Keep track of everything your followers are doing at all times. The Digsby box display gives you a real time view into your Twitter account right from your browser. It include a mix of other social networking features that you don’t want to miss. http://www.digsby.com

59. HootSuite: Easily manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets and measure your progress. You can even add multiple editors to your business profile. http://hootsuite.com/

60. TwitterHawk: This marketing app helps you connect with consumers in your area and related to the keywords you choose. TwitterHawk will send Twitter users your custom response when they tweet your keyword in locations that you specify. It’s like an auto responder for Twitter. Let’s say you’re holding a conference and you want your response to reach anyone within a 50 mile radius of your location- when someone 7 miles away tweets about “looking for a Gov2.0 conference,” your pre-written response will automatically be sent to that person. http://www.twitterhawk.com/

61. Twitalyzer: is a unique tool to evaluate the activity of any Twitter user and report on relative influence, signal-to-noise ratio, generosity, velocity, clout, and other useful measures of success in social media. http://www.twitalyzer.com

62. TweetBrain: is a crowdsourcing service powered by the Twitter community, in the form of an open call. {crowdsourcing is the act of taking a task and outsourcing it to an undefined, large group of people}, It enables you to get a best answer to your question rapidly, and show your value to others well beyond your followers. You may view it as Twitter Answers, but it is capable of much more. This is a very powerful app. https://tweetbrain.com

63. Twellow: is an advanced “yellow pages” for the Twitter
community. It categorizes and organizes Twitter into hundreds of niches to make searching for followers much easier. *BONUS*: Twellow also includes an additional app called TwellowHood. This app allows you to locate people by geographical maps to connect with. Simply click on any state to zoom in for a list of people that TwellowHood finds close to you. You’ll then be able to see a list of cities identified as having users located in them and view the users in each. http://twellow.com/

64. Nambu: is a network of services for social messaging, (Mac Users Only- OS X 10.5+), deeply integrated into a client software to maximize the user experience. Only just starting with Twitter and FriendFeed, Nambu plans to integrate more services into this great looking app. *BONUS*: Nambu now offers Nambu Touch for the iPhone- an integrated Twitter, Friendfeed, Ping.fm, tr.im and pic.im, client all rolled into one. You can review timelines, send updates, retweet, access Twitter Search, and a lot more. VERY COOL. http://nambu.com/

65. cuzo: is a powerful Twitter-enabled micro blogging tool mashed with some very useful applications. Post your important entries in real time with the help of max 140 characters! Share images, movies, music and files. Other features include: Lifestreaming (RSS) of posts; Threaded comments; Groups; Gravatar.com support; Updating and receiving of threaded comments from Twitter; and I believe the most useful: Jabber/GTtalk notifications. The Jabber notification feature alone is amazing, (Jabber is one of the most powerful SaaS applications a government agency can use. It has recently been approved for use by a nifty GSA contract). http://cuzo.com/

66. twitrans: Translate Your Tweets into any language by Human Translators. Nice. http://twitrans.onehourtranslation.com/

Everyone: I would love to hear your comments about this resource. Also, feel free to reBlog/reTweet this information, (I just ask that you send a link back to this blog post or to my Twitter name: Firstlegion).

These apps and tools are in no particular order. Each app/tool is a registered or unregistered trademark and sole property of its owner(s). All descriptions are from Adam Arthur and various other sources. The apps/tools were selected by Adam Arthur for their relevance to further Twitter applications in government and business. Adam Arthur is not affiliated with any of the listed organizations or Twitter.

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Joshua joseph

Adam, help! This is awesome..and now I’m also a bit overwhelmed. Recently got on Twitter. Just following a few folks at this point and even that’s a lot to keep up with. From your wonderful list, could you suggest three apps that are easy to use and that you feel could most help a newbie keep up and sort through all that info? If you have any other advice, that would also be great. Many thanks!

Adam Arthur

@Joshua joseph- I can. Bar none, you must have, “TweetDeck”- it will keep you sane. Twuffer and TriggaMe- both life savers.

Patrick Allmond

Next time please don’t YELL. Thanks for the list – one of many floating around. There can never be a complete list – the apps are coming out like 1-2 a day.

Adam Arthur

@Patrick Allmond- I say “Complete” because I put out 3 seperate blog lists on these apps. This is all 3 in one…hence my complete list. And, I don’t yell- ever, (I should have used ‘bold’ or ‘underline’) 🙂