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TweetDeck is one of my favoriternTwitter tools because it puts you in charge of what you see and what you tweet.rnWith its customizable column view, you can add/remove columns, configurerncolumns (based on custom filters), and move columns. TweetDeck also makes itrneasy to tweet images, schedule tweets, send direct messages, create lists, addrncollections, and much more.
One of the best business-centric aspects of SocialBro is itsrnreports feature. With this tool you can generate a number of types of reportsrnto get the most from Twitter. You can quickly produce reports for contentrnoptimization, follower stats, and following stats, and you can customize datarnfor your report. You also get quick access to important data about yourrnfollowers, such as which ones are influential and/or active. SocialBro is free,rnso long as you have fewer than 5K connections. More than that and you’ll bernpaying $13.95/month for up to 20K contacts, $39.00/month for up to 50Krncontacts, and $149/month for up to 200K. The full pricing matrix can be found here.
Icotile is more a “friends” and “list”rnmanager for Twitter. This may sound like it has no bearing for business — butrnif used properly, it does. One of the most challenging aspects of Twitter isrnfollowing a feed that flies by faster than the eye can register. Icotile solvesrnthis problem by letting you create lists of people to follow. These lists canrnconsist of influential followers, consumers, clients, and more.
It’s easy to drag and drop followers into lists with Icotile.rnThis feature alone makes it worth its weight in bytes. After creating lists andrndragging users to your lists, you can follow those lists on your standardrnTwitter feed (or from one of the other apps). You can also add notes tornfollowers, which is handy when you’re trying to remember specific informationrnabout a certain follower. Icotile is free and can be used from either the websiternor as a Chrome app.
Notifier for Twitter
Notifier is a Chrome extension thatrnsends Twitter notifications to your desktop. This handy tool helps ensure thatrnyou don’t miss a feed update. Tweets, direct messages, and mentions will all bernfed to your desktop. There is also a full Twitter timeline popup you can openrnfrom your browser. Click on the Notifier icon and your Twitter timeline willrnappear so you can view full tweets and even post to your account.
Notifier for Twitter
A couple of caveats here: If you follow a large number ofrnpeople, your desktop can get a bit busy. In addition, Notifier does have arnlimited scope of options. Still, you can select what to display (from tweets,rnmentions, and messages), you can make certain notifications sticky, you can setrnthe display timeout, and you can disable auto-scroll in your timeline. Notifierrnis free and works as a Chrome extension.
Many users consider Hootsuite to be the best in breedrnfor Twitter managers. It allows you to manage up to five social profiles (forrnfree) or you can pay the premium ($9.95/month) and manage more.