What are Twitter Applications?
Here is a simple collection of all the Twitter applications I have encountered on the internet. Contribute more applications to keep the list growing.
I also review twitter applications in-depth in my Twitter Tools List
Get to know Twitter
Twitter is a status-updating or microblogging social networking website. It is a breakthrough in social networking because it takes communication into another level. Before, a person can only update his status (eg. what he’s doing, where he is) at a certain time. But with Twitter and it’s mobile integration, he can update his status almost all throughout the day and get in touch with people that matters to him the most.
But the functions of Twitter do not stop there. It is now used by various fields. Business, for example, has used Twitter to get in touch with customers on a personal level. It is also a nice place to meet people from different parts of the world that shares the same interests. Furthermore, its possibilities to promote new technology, news and products can’t be denied.
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Twitter Applications Directory…
Find Tweeters like You
Directories and User Search Tools
- Just Tweet It
- A twitter directory sorted by interest
- This tool will automatically find people who are compatible with your interests. However, if you follow too many people, then Twubble may recommend some people that you already follow
- Twittie Me
- Search for similar users and advertise your twitter page
- Search for words in usernames, locations or descriptions
- We Follow
- Follow people through popular tags
- Find people by area of expertise
Find out what is the latest trends on Twitter
Sites that tell the latest stories and trends on Twitter
- A search tool that tracks trends as well as certain events.
- Trendistic (previously Flaptor Search)
- A search tool that can be installed on your browser.
- Tweet Scan
- Search keywords on Twitter
- Search Twitter users and topics
- find out the latest Stories on Twitter
- Find out what twitter loves, hates, believes, etc.
- Find out the most talked about stories on Twitter
- Keep track of the good and bad on the twitterverse
- Find out the most favored (saved to favorites) tweets
Track Twitter Users
Find out who the top Twitter users are
Track certain keywords on Twitter
See keyword behavior on Twitter with these sites
- Tweet Beep
- Find out who is talking about you or your website through certain keywords
- Site volume
- Enter five keywords and see their activity on Twitter
- Tweet Volume
- A more personalize version of Site Volume
- Monitor Twitter conversations on three keywords. Good for catching the latest news
- Track a certain keyword on Twitter
- See twitter memes or tags for Twitter
- Find out what people are talking about through certain keywords called channels.
- Twitter Meter
- Find the trends of certain keywords
- Flaptor Trends
- Compare the trends of three keywords on Twitter
- Twitter Spectrum
- Find out the dominant keywords via a tagcloud generated.
- Search for tweets of a certain person using certain keywords
- real-time Twitter search engine
Work with lnks on Twitter
- Twitter Buzz
- See the most popular links on Twitter
- Link Bunch
- Share more than one link on Twitter
- Sorts out links posted on Twitter into news format
- Find out the latest links posted on Twitter
- Find out the latest URLs posted on Twitter
- Twitter Split
- Change the way you post links by adding your domain on the beginning of the link
Track Tweets Across the Globe
What do you get when you mix maps with Twitter?
- Watch as people from different parts of the world tweet.
- Twitter Vision
- Watch Twitter in real time and see the location of Twitter users
- My Tweet Map
- A high tech map that tracks the location of a person
- Track a person across the map
- Twitter Map
- Same with GeoTwitterous
- Twitter Local
- Find out Tweets about a certain locale
- Another way where you can track the location of tweets
- Geo Twitter
- Another twitter location tracking site
- Shows current posts as they are posted on maps
- Twitter Atlas
- Find the conversations at certain locations
- Twitter Faces
- Map + Faces
Enhance your Tweeting
Some tools to add elements to your tweeting
Create Reviews via Twitter
Who thought 140 character won’t make reviews?
Tweet Reading Tools
change how you read tweets
All About Followers and Following
Track your followers as well as your own following behavior
- Tweet Wheel
- Find out which of your friends know each other
- Twitter Karma
- Find out who is following and unfollowing you. Have a mass follow and unfollow tool.
- Twitter Snooze
- If you have noisy twitter friends, you can snooze them for a certain time so you won’t receive their tweets.
- My Tweeple
- Evaluate your followers through the number of dings (recommendations) they have from other Twitter users
- Less Friends
- Find out who unfollowed you using this tool
- Receive the names of the people who unfollowed you via email.
- Does Follow
- Tells you if a certain follower is following a person or not
- Receive a direct message when someone unfollows you
- Find out the latest 100 posts of your followers
- Follow a list of people all at once
- Twitter Who
- Invite lots of people in one go
- See your last 30 tweets along with your friends. Use on Mac.
- What’s Up?
- Find out what people are up to
Use Twitter on Your Site or Blog
Tools that can integrate Twitter to your site or blog
- Add Tweets
- Post your blog to Twitter through your RSS feed
- Feed Tweeter
- integrate Twitter with Plurk, your blog and delicious
- Twitter Counter
- Display your follower count on your site or blog.
- Twit This
- Add this option so people can easily tweet information from your site or blog
- Twitter Tools
- A wordpress plugin that lets you integrate Twitter with your blog. You can send your updates to your blog as well as create tweets directly from your blog
- Twitter for WordPress
- displays latest tweets on your blog
- Ships your tweets to your blog
- Twitter Sharts
- ‘Shart’ your twitter status anywhere within your wordpress blog posts or pages
- Twitt Twoo
- plugin that will allow you to update your Twitter status right from your blog’s sidebar.
- Twitter Updater
- automatically sends a Twitter status update to your Twitter account when you create, publish, or edit your WordPress post
- Twitter WordPress Sidebar Widget
- a wordpress widget where you can send your tweets to your blog
- a plugin that utilizes the Twitter API to automatically push a post to your Twitter account when it is first published.
- Comment Twitter SMS Notification
- plug in to be notified by SMS when a user post a new comment on your blog.
- Stammy’s RSS To Twitter
- Not too many people have access to a Ruby-enabled server so the author decided to make a simple PHP script to get the job done.
- automatically update your Twitter Account when you publish a new blog post
Update Twitter with other Social Networking Sites
Post to different social networking sites at once
Twitter and your Favorite Websites
Integrate Twitter with other websites
- Update Twitter with your current ebay listings
- Twitter meets Amazon
- iGoogle gadget that have ping.fm, twitter videos, twitter news, twitter tips, twitter tools and more.
- Be Twittered
- iGoogle app that automatically updates every 3 minutes
- Twitter Facebook App
- Integrate Twitter with Facebook
- Friendfeed Twitter client
- Update Twitter through Friendfeed
- Twitter + Jaiku
- Buy Later
- Receive tweets when an item comes back in stock at Amazon
- Twitter Yedda
- integrate Twitter with your Yedda account
- gadget for Windows Live. Displays your tweets
- Twitter Planet
- Windows Live gadget that features the public timeline on the planet earth
- Import links on your tweets to delicious
- Twitter Viddler
- Integrate Twitter with your Viddler account
- Drupal on Twitter
- This module provides twitter notification for new posts. Each user can use their own twitter account to post updates too, as well as have a custom format string.
- Googlereader Twitter Script
- Add a Twitter button to your Google Reader
- Twitter King Widget
- Widget for Netvibes
- Your Minis
- Twitter widget for yourminis website
Twitter for Groups
Effective when you want to only talk to a particular group
Twitter as an organizer
Remind yourself of certain activities you have to do
- Set an alarm for things you have to do
- Retweet Me
- A reminder tool that sends a DM on your scheduled activities.
- Remember the Milk
- Manage tasks on Twitter as well as set notifications for yourself
- Integrate your Google Calendar with Twitter
- My Chores
- Track your chores
- Make plans and export them to Twitter
- Server Mojo
- Monitor your server with Twitter
Schedule your Tweets
Auto-tools to schedule tweets. Use wisely. Do not use for spam
Find answers to your questions
Think Yahoo Answers meet Twitter
- Lazy Tweet
- Find answers to your questions by posting “@lazyweb” or “@lazytweet”
- Easily get answers to your questions by posting “@toask” and “@toanswer [question ID]“
- At Answer Me
- Another question tool
- Twitter Answers
- Another question site with a nice layout so you can easily get answers to your questions.
Polls on Twitter
Very useful for research
Track Yourself Through Twitter Statistics
Check out your status on Twitter
- Tweet Burner
- Track the links that you post on Twitter
- Twitter Grader
- find out your twitter grade. Computed based on how complete your profile is as well as the number and influence of your followers.
- Tweet Stats
- Graph your tweet activity
- Measure your Twitter influence through tweets, reach of followers as well as second-order followers
- Tweeple Twak
- Track your friend gains and declines
- Twit Graph
- Graph your tweeting activity
- Tweet 140
- Track your direct message and tweet frequency
- Twitter Ratio
- Find out your friend to follower ratio.
Make Money with Twitter
Ways you can use your twitter account to earn money
Handle Multiple Twitter Accounts
These tools will help you handle those accounts at a certain time. Useful when you have a company twitter profile.
Graphic Twitter Resources
Resources where you can get backgrounds for your profile as well as icons to put in your blog
- Twitter Backs
- Free Twitter Backgrounds. Includes @problogger’s background.
- Twitter Patterns
- 50 design patterns you can easily use for your twitter background
- Tweet Backs
- Some twitter backgrounds you could use
- Siah Design
- free Twitter buttons you could use as well as animated ones.
- Follow me on twitter buttons
- Create your own twitter
Integrate Twitter with Files, Images and Videos
Upload anything to Twitter
- Let you share photos on Twitter
- Update your Twitter when you post a Flickr picture
- Share your Flickr photos on Twitter
- Allows you to share pictures on Twitter via your mobile phone
- Visual Twitter
- Answers “what are you doing?” with pictures.
- Twitter Poster
- A huge conglomeration of Twitter user images.
- Think Twitter updates + video
- Make tweets with pictures, videos and files
- Share pictures, music, video and other files on Twitter.
- Share photos and videos on Twitter
- Tweet Cube
- Upload files to Twitter
- Post pictures on Twitter
Twitter and Email
Receive and send tweets via email
- Update twitter via email
- Twitter Reply
- Receive your replies on your email
- Update Twitter with your Microsoft Outlook
- Vtwitter allows Zimbra users to send messages (or sometimes called tweets) to their Twitter account directly from their Zimbra email.
- mail2twitter is a free service that allows you to post tweets through e-mail
Twitter and Music
Integrate twitter with your love for music
Twitter Downtime Saviors
Tools that will save you when Twitter has its downtimes
Twitter Spam Watchers
Fight twitter spam with these tools
Twitter Messenger Applications
Integrate Twitter with your Messenger
- Integrate twitter with your MSN or ICQ Messenger
- Yahoo Messenger Twitter Sync Plugin
- Integrate twitter with your Yahoo Messenger
- Update your Twitter on Yahoo Messenger
- Twitter tool for Windows Live Messenger
- Update twitter via messenger as well as advertise the tweets of your friends.
- Integrate Twitter with iChat
Twitter Softwares and Widgets
Clients you can download to your desktop
- A downloadable application which have multiple account support, auto refreshing mechanism, audio notification of new tweets and integration with AppleScript. Compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or later
- Mad Twitter
- Twitterific for Windows
- An Air Application that differentiates itself from other downloadable twitter applications through its flawless drag-and-drop file uploading system.
- a downloadable application with all the features of twitter except that it auto refreshes.
- popular software that can handle multiple accounts, URL shortening, crossposting to Pownce and Jaiku, Post images on Twitpic, and search tweets using twitter search and tweetscan.
- Adobe AIR application that lets you view your replies and public tweets as well as group tweets at the same time
- another twitter client built on AIR
- another twitter client built on AIR
- A standalone Twitter client
- Twitter client for Windows
- Twitter for Windows that supports proxies, have a read-unread system and auto-refresh mechanism.
- Twitter CLI
- Tweet via a command line
- Another tool to update Twitter on a command line
- Let you send tweets on your PC with URL shortening and sound notifications for tweets
- A Japanese software which showcases your followers and accounts in other social networks
- Twitter tool for Windows Vista
- Twitter widget for Mac users
- Vim Twitter Client
- A simple client by Vim
- Update Twitter without opening a window
- Another simple Twitter client
- Deskbar Twitter
- Update Twitter on Ubuntu
- Update Twitter on Linux
- update Twitter on Emacs
- open source desktop client for Mac, Windows and Linux
- client that is Java-based and supports proxies. Inspired by Twitteroo
- GTwitter is a Linux client for reading and posting to twitter.com web service.
- Simple Twitter client for Mac
- TwitterPod can store logs to database and search Twitter logs quickly like Mail.app
- TwitterPost allows you to easily post to and read from your Twitter feed – plus a whole lot more
- SIMBL extension to add functionality to Twitterrific
Twitter with your Browser
And save yourself some energy
- Twit Kit
- Integrate Twitter with your Firefox browser. This plugin can work on Windows, Mac and Linux. You can also customize the look to fit your tastes.
- Find out the statuses of your friends on Twitter right on your Firefox browser
- Share webpages with your friends on Twitter. Can be integrated with your Firefox Browser
- Receive and send tweets at the side of your Firefox browser
- Firefox Search Plugin
- Find out how you can post to Twitter right from your Firefox search bar
- Post to Twitter via the address bar
- A twitter sidebar for Firefox and Flock
- Twitter widget for Opera
- Power Twitter
- Twitter plugin for Firefox that have photo and video sharing capabilities.
- Firefox add-on that add different social networks to your browser
- Firefox plugin that let you post more than 140 characters.
- Firefox addon that lets you Tweet any page you see.
- Post to twitter like Bookmarking
- Displays your friend’s public timeline on your toolbar
- This is a toolbar you can download so you can tweet via your browser
Twitter on your Mobile Phone
Twitter anywhere you like
- Update Twitter using Voice
- Record Voice Messages on Twitter
- Twitter for iphone
- Self explanatory
- Another Twitter client for iphones
- Pocket Tweets
- another twitter client for your iphone
- mobile phone software with retweeting capabilities
- windows mobile twitter client written in c# leveraging the .net compact framework.
- send updates from your 30boxes calendar to your phone via Twitter.
- Integrate your iphone with Twitter
- Integrate Twitter with your blackberry
- Another tool to integrate your blackberry with Twitter
- Email Twitter
- Get your Tweets on any email-enabled mobile phone
- Twitter Site for your iphone
- A tool that let you share videos via your phone.
- Twitter client for your phone that has Flickr and other social network integration
- Application for Palm OS
- Get content without sending SMS
- Moby Picture
- Post to your blog or sites like Twitter on your mobile phone
- allows you to share pictures on Twitter via your mobile phone
- Send twitter updates on your mobile phone along with GPS location
- Post to Twitter + other sites using your mobile phone
- Abiro Jitter
- Abiro Jitter (Java Twitter) is an easy-to-use and fully-featured Twitter client for mobile phones
- Java application which you can install on your phone
- twitter client for android mobile phones
- Twitteresce allows you to access your twitter feed using your mobile phone.
- Twitter client for users of Windows Mobile Pocket PCs
- Tiny Twitter
- Client for any Java enabled device (that’s a bunch & includes the CrackBerry) and any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Smartphone
- Twitter SpellCheck
- Check your spelling while twittering on your mobile phone
Specialized Twitter Sites
From funny, useless to weird Twitter sites
- Secret Tweet
- Imagine PostSecret + Twitter. Tweet those secrets
- Curse Bird
- Find out who’s swearing on Twitter
- Tweet What You Eat
- Tweet what you’re eating at the moment
- same with “Tweet what you eat”
- Xbox 360 Gamer Tag
- Automatically update twitter with what you are playing at a certain moment
- Another site where you can update Xbox live activities on Twitter
- Track your packages via Twitter with this tool
- share what you’re reading on Twitter
- Commuter Feed
- Share tweets on traffic and transit delays
- Tracks who you owe coffee or beer to
- signals you through chimes where you have to let go of your thoughts.
- Qwitter Tobacco
- A twitter tool that helps you stop smoking
- Post like a Pirate
- Talk like a pirate on twitter
- Roll the dice
- Give you the power to roll a dice on twitter. Useful when you’re betting or playing games with your friends.
- Twitter Me This
- A contest where you can win $5 if you answer their question
- Tweet gift
- Send gifts to your friends.
- turns your tweets into actions
- Track your expenses with twitter
- The place where you can tweet job postings
- Tracks your gas usage on Twitter
- Tell twitter how you feel
- Deal Tagger
- Shop and tell your Twitter friends
- LOL feeds
- Have your tweets on lolcat images
- Tweet your secrets
- Sad Statements
- Twitter + Flickr with an emotional twist. Post those sad statements here
- Twitter Nonsense
- Daily Twitter Comic Strip
- Xbox to Twitter app
- only updating when the title being played changes, not showing popups and even a preview of what your twitter updates will look like once they are combined with your template.
- a Twitter Client for Second Life
- Reads books to Twitter
- Twitters the first line of books
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