Sunday, June 08, 2008

My Top 10 Favourite Twitter Apps

Of the hundreds available, every twitterer/tweeter/twit has their own favourite Twitter apps. Here are ten of mine:

1.) Hahlo 3
http://hahlo.com



Has replaced Twitter for iPhone (ne. Thincloud) as my iPhone Twitter client of choice thanks to its sweet, sweet UI.

2.) Twitterrific
http://iconfactory.com/software/twitterrific



Mac-only Twitter desktop client. I tried converting to the Adobe AIR-based twhirl but kept coming back to the no-frills simplicity of Twitterrific. Only marred by the occasional "bad request" error.

3.) TweetStats
http://tweetstats.com



Simple but effective app which charts your tweeting habits. Turns out I tweet most often on the weekends and between 9 and 10pm.

4.) Twubble
http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/



Searches your social graph to find FOAFs who you may already know or be interested in following and ranks them according to how many of your friends are already following them.

5.) Twitturly
http://twitturly.com



Powered by Summize, Twitturly keeps track of the 100 most shared links on Twitter over the past 24 hours. A great way of keeping tabs on what's hot amongst the Twitterati.

6.) bkkeepr
http://bkkeepr.com



A genius use of the Twitter API to enable you to keep track of and share your book reading. Just start following bkkeepr on Twitter and then direct message it with the ISBN of the book your reading, adding 'begin' when you start the book, 'finish' when you're done and page numbers in between times to bookmark, appending notes if you wish.

7.) Tweet Scan
http://tweetscan.com



Track keywords on Twitter, with results available via email, RSS and Twhirl. Perfect for keeping tabs of what people are tweeting about you and/or your brand.

8.) Twistori
http://twistori.com



File under cool rather than useful, Twistori pulls in tweets which pair the personal pronoun with one of six emotive words (love, hate, think, believe, feel, wish) and scrolls them vertically up the screen. Weirdly compelling.

9.) Crowdstatus
http://crowdstatus.com



Create an at-a-glance page of the latest tweets from a group of your choosing. Here's a crowd of BBC twitterers.

10.) TwitterLocal
http://www.twitterlocal.net



Find fellow tweeters within a 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 or 20 mile radius of any location. The results are available as an RSS or XML feed.

That's my top ten. How about you? What are your favourite Twitter apps? Please leave a comment below or post of your own blog and link back here.

1 comment:

James said...

Hey Dan, thanks for the shout out to bkkeepr! Glad you like.