Whoever says that success on Twitter is possible without the use of any additional apps and tools is either a newbie, a celebrity or someone, pretending to be the latter.
Unfortunately if you want to utilize the full potential of Twitter, you need some outside help.
If I have to be honest, building the following, getting the traffic and the retweets that I have now, would’ve been very hard without a couple of handy Twitter tools.
Tweepi – Managing Your Followers
There are tons of services aimed at helping you to either find targeted followers or unfollow bad followers. Tweepi is one of the best and together with Tweet Adder (take a look at my Tweet Adder Review) you can achieve some pretty decent results.
Tweepi offers a variety of features. If you’d like some targeted followers, you can either follow the followers of some of the big players in your niche, the mutual friends they have or just choose a Twitter list. You can also unfollow inactive users and those who don’t follow back.
The data is give in the form of tables where you can specify the details you need (number of followers, number of tweets, biography, last tweet, etc.).
Tweepi offers a free and a paid plan. I’m currently going with Premium Silver (more on the plans), which at 7.49$ is quite reasonable. You get a lot of filtering options, which help you find exactly the people you are looking for.
UberSocial – Helping You Stay in Touch on the Go
UberSocial has got to be one of the best Twitter tools for mobile. The app is rather simple to use and has all the functionality you’d need for the less complex Twitter tasks.
UberSocial provides free and paid options. As of now the free plan is just good for me and offers all I need.
What I like most about the app is the so called Uberbar. It is basically a drop-down menu that activates once you click on a tweet. It gives you all of the options (replying, favoriting tweets, checking out profiles, etc.) you’d have with the PC version via a convenient interface.
Buffer – Keeping a Steady Flow of Fresh Content
Talking about the best Twitter tools, Buffer is a must-mention! The day I decided to check out Buffer was also the day when I stopped using TweetDeck and HootSuite.
After signing up for Buffer you are given ten slots (you get one additional if you sign up from my referral link). Each slot represents a tweet and you can preschedule the tweets to be sent out throughout the day. There is also the option to choose on which days to tweet and on which not to.
Once you set the times, you only need to find great articles to add to your Buffer. The rest is done automatically. If you enable link shortening (it is enabled by default) you also get click and retweet tracking.
This information is useful, since it helps you find the best performing titles for your articles (read more on titles that get retweets).
Buffer also offers Facebook integration. The buffering works the same way plus you get all the features you with sharing directly from Facebook (e.g. image and description).
IFTTT – Automating Part of Your Tweeting (And Much More)
Another great tool by the guys from Buffer! The abbreviation stands for “If this then that“. With IFTTT you can connect two different services and make them work together. “This” is the the trigger and “that” is what happens after the trigger is activated. You really need to check it out in order to fully get the hang of it.
My way of using If this then that revolves around adding RSS feeds and connecting them with Buffer. What happens is that when a new article is published on the feeds, the posts get automatically added to my Buffer.
Additionally you can make the above trigger work only with specific keywords of your choice. You can also edit the tweet and either add a prefix or a suffix.
Other than for Twitter, there are thousands of other combinations to choose from. You can just check the so called Recepies section to find the most popular ones.
Triberr – Multiplying Your Twitter Reach
A lot can be said about Triberr and the features it provides. However the main reason to be on Triberr is traffic. Triberr is built to give you exactly that. The concept is quite simple – you find like-minded individuals, connect with them on Triberr and create tribes.
Tribes are centered around a specific topic. When someone publishes a new post it is sent out to all tribe members (also known as tribemates) for them to approve. If the post gets approved, it is scheduled and tweeted and also (if you decide) shared on Facebook. More on all of Triberr’s features you can read in my Triberr review.
Now It’s Your Turn!
These are the best Twitter tools for me, since they help me utilize Twitter to its full potential while also being great time savers. Do check them out, but first take a minute to share your thoughts in the comments section! Which other tools can you add to the list?