Twitter Tools

Ad Networks

FeaturedUsers – “FeaturedUsers is a Twitter application ad network. If you’re a Twitter user, it’s a great way to get more followers and support your favorite Twitter apps. If you’re a Twitter app developer, it’s a simple way to start monetizing your application.”

Be A Magpie –  Our customers sign up and create campaigns which consist of magpie-tweets (i.e. ads). Twitterers allow us to post magpie tweets among their tweets and for them to get paid for it.

TwtQpon – Generate coupons that can be distributed via Twitter

adCause – cause-based advertising via Twitter

TwitAd – another Twitter advertising network

What’s Your Tweet Worth – partner site to TwitAd; supposedly determines how much you could make via Twitad

Badges & Widgets

TwitterSalt – Show your latest tweets with a simple cut and paste line of code

TweetRoll – Show your how many followers you have and who they are

SayTweet – Create a Twitter widget that integrates a photo of your choice

Twitterati Badge – Create a javascript badge of your Twitter feed (as it appears to you, so it includes tweets from those you follow)

Twitter Widgets – The official site for Twitter Widgets, straight from the horse’s mouth

TwitterCard – generates a 125×125px badge to display your latest tweets

Twitter My Site – Custom follow icon generator

SigPad – generate dynamic email signatures that show your tweets (or flickr photos, etc.)

TwitSig – Creates a widget displaying your latest tweet

TwitIMG – shows your latest tweet

Twitter Sticker – another Twitter widget creator

Twitter Ribbon – Create a corner ribbon ad for your twitter page

TweetSnap – another widget creator

Real-Time Chatterbox – a really nice looking, customizable, keyword searchable widget

MyTweetElite – I have no idea what it does because they require you to tweet a BS message to even see the app.

Diet & Exercise

TweetWhatYouEat – Food Diary & calorie tracker

FoodFeed – Food Diary – just for fun


Unique and Miscellaneous:

PoopTag – Um…yeah. Just go check it out. (Totally SFW.)

Twenglish – Translate your normal, gramatically correct english into “Twitter speak”

TwtCard – send a greeting card (no login required)

TwtVite – event management service via Twitter

Tweeght – Post and vote on quotes via Twitter

Twypos – collects tweets containing Typos

Twash – A vote-able database of awesome Tweets

Unicode Symbol Map – Icons that can be cut and pasted into your tweets

GamerDNA – Share your gaming habits with your followers

Twootball – Football related tweets

innterTwitter – zen moments, brought to you by via Twitter

TweetWants – Wants that people have tweeted

TweetFAILS – A collection of tweets featuring “FAIL”

Swotter – A book posted to Twitter, 1 line a day – shows tweets that were subsequently replied to with the statement “That’s what she said”

MyTweet16 – see any Twitter user’s first 16 tweets

Tweetvalue – supposedly determines the value (in $) of your Twitter account

Twitmatic – view a real-time stream of the videos that are being shared on Twitter

TweetBeats – Some sort of heartbeat-like visualization of tweets – no explanation as to how it works though

Twistori – Gorgeous Twitter visualizer for specific words: love, hate, think, believe, feel, & wish

EveryTweet – random tweets displayed

e-Penis – how big is yours?

Hot-or-not meets Twitter:

TwittyPop – Lists the hottest Tweeps

Twit or Fit – “Hot or Not” for Twitter

TwtPets – “Hot or Not” for pets of Tweeps.


Whose Tweet? – Quizzes you on which of your friends tweeted a phrase

Twrivia – tweets a daily trivia item

ouTwit Me – some sort of quiz game…Can anyone explain?

The Twitter Tag Project – Like Facebook pokes, but for Twitter

LOLwrus – tweets + flickr photos = roll your own LOLcatz

Twitchance – an actual, Twitter-based lottery (not sure of the legalities, but…)

Dream-related tools:

DreamTweet – Anonymously post your dreams to Twitter

TweetDreams – Not so anonymously shows a feed of tweets mentioning dreams

Visual Interfaces for Twitter (of the entertaining ilk):

Twoogie M.D. – Doogie-style interface for Twitter

Twitter Magnets – Mashup of Twitter and fridge magnets


Unique and Miscellaneous:

TweetChat – allows you to focus on a specific hashtag group by limiting your stream view to just that topic

SXSW 2009 Twitter Visualizer – created by Pepsi? Very cool though…

Helveti-Tweet – collects all tweets regarding Helvetica

Group Tweeting Tools:

ConnectTweet – Collect related tweets into a single account – allows multiple people to tweet to one account

Social: Twitter for Events & Groups – create an event username and all guests can tweet to that account from their own username

GroupTweet – Create a Twittername for your group and then everyone who is following & followed can message to the group via DM

TweetParty – group your followers and send DM’s to groups

Group Directories (brands, interests, celebs, etc.):

Twitter Groups – directory of Twitter groups

Top Follow Friday – Twitter directory for #FollowFriday reccomendations

Follow Friday Statistics – Another #FollowFriday directory

ThinkClimbing – Directory of tweeting climbers

Tracking Twitter – list of brands, media tweeps, celebs, & TV tweep on Twitter

Social Brand Index – list of brands on Twitter

TwitterPacks – find new people in these groups by topic, location, etc.

Pornstar Tweet – A Twitter stream specific to tweeting pornstars

Celebrity Tweet – A Twitter stream specific to tweeting celebs

WeFollow – new directory of tweeps by Kevin Rose; put yourself into the system then find others with similar interests

Qapture – shows feeds for the “top” people in design, strategy, and advertising categories

ExecTweets – directory of the top business Twitterers by category

Twitter Customer Service – The ultimate list of Stores on Twitter (great list!)

Actors, Directors, Screenwriters on Twitter

Topic-based tweet grouping tools:

TweetWorks – View tweets by topic group or threaded discussion view

Tweetizen – Collects Tweets by topic

Follower Management

Unique and Miscellaneous:

Tweeter Tags – Tag your profile with relevant interests/keywords and search for others to follow via tags

Twitter2FF – syncs your Twitter and FriendFeed contacts

MrTweet – Finds relevant people for you to follow and shows who follows you that you don’t follow in return

New Follow Notify – Auto-DM’s your new follows a questionaire (probably not a good idea…)

Twalala – filter tweets out of your stream by keywords and phrases or mute individuals who get a bit too chatty

Follow Cost – “How annoying will it be to follow _____ on Twitter?”

Mr. Milestone – notifies you every 100 followers reached (100, 200, etc.)

Twitnest – Interesting visualization of your followers and theirs

Twittersnooze – unfollow and then automatically refollow your tweeps for a present period of time

Twimailer – sends a beefed up email regarding new followers

Tweeple Twak – in private beta right now…so I don’t know exactly what it does

Top Twitter Friends – interesting visualization of your Twitter network

Twibes – like #followfriday for any day of the week; recommend 10 friends that your network should follow

TwerpScan – analyzes your followers based on some cool algorithm thingy

Bulk management tools:

My Cleaner – Helps clean out people you follow who’ve been inactive for quite a while

Twitter Karma – bulk management of followers and those you follow

UnTweeps – bulk management of tweeps who haven’t posted in 30, 60, or 90 days

Tweepler – Follow/Ignore new followers

TweetSum – Vet recent followers via a drag & drop system

Twitoria – Twitoria finds your friends that haven’t tweeted in a long time so you can give them the boot!

Mutuality – bulk unfollow tool for people not following you back

FlashTweet – another bulk management tool

Tools to show which tweets lost/gained followers:

Tweet-Rank – shows which tweets you gained or lost followers on (didn’t work for me, but it’s in German which I don’t read, so it may have been user error)

TweetEffect – shows which tweets you gained or lost followers on (Seems suspect IMO)

Qwitter – Sends an email letting you know when someone quits following you, and after what tweet (many, including myself, have had trouble with Qwitter lately…)

TwitterLess – Lets you know when someone stops following you; also graphs your follower trends over time; still waiting for this one to kick in for me…

Find new followers based on who your friends follow:


Who Should I Follow?

Find new followers based on a keyword search:




TweetBurn – find people to follow based on the topic they’re talking about

Twollow – auto-follow tweeps who’s tweets include a keyword of your choice

Twollo – not to be confused with the above, but it does the same thing…

TweetPenguin – follower recommendation based on interests – creates a “lineage chain”

Who’s following who tools:

DoesFollow – very simply: “Does ____ follow ____?”

Friend or Follow – Who are you following that’s not following you back? Who’s following you that you’re not following back? Find out!

TweepDiff – compares the followers of two tweeps

Who Follows Whom? – A grammatically correct checker for up to 5 Tweeps at a time

TwtrFrnd – Find what followers two tweeps have in common

Tools for gaining new followers (of questionable value, IMO):

Hummingbird – auto-follow tool that costs $200

TweeterGetter – pyramid scheme for getting Twitter followers

I Follow Back – pyramid-scheme-ish system for gaining followers (you sign up and agree to follow at least 90% of those who follow you)

TweepMe – Another “I follow you, you follow me” scheme

Ranking Systems

ReTweet Rankings:

ReTweetRank – a system for ranking based on retweets

ReTweetist – see your ReTweet rank

ReTweetability Index – another ReTweet ranking system

Rank your Friends:

FavTwits – Find out who you’ve been talking to on Twitter

TwitTangle – customizes your timeline based on your ranking and tags of those you follow

Tweeterate – Rank/rate tweets from your tweeps

Evaluation Tools:

TweetActive – find out how active you and your friends are on Twitter

Twitter Score – Evaluates your Twitter Popularity

Tweetwasters – estimates the amount of time you’ve spent on Twitter and ranks you against other tweeps

Twitter Grader – one of the better ranking systems out there; also offers people you should follow

PlusPlusBot – aka TwitterKarma; difficult to understand, but apparently it works

Happy Tweets – ranks the happyness quotient of tweeps’ tweets

Twitterholic – yet another

Favorited Tweet Tools:

fav.tweets – all of any Twitter user’s favorited tweets

Twitfave – see which of your tweets have been faved and by whom

Location-based Services

Map Tools:

TweetMapper – Map your Tweets

GeoTwitter – A simplistic Twitter + Google Maps mashup

Atlas – Twitter and MS Virtual Earth mashup

TwitterVision – another Twitter/map mashup; nice looking

TwitterMap – yet another

Mmmeeja – plot your followers on a map

Find Tweets/Tweeps by Location Tools:

Chirp City – breaks down tweets by geographic areas

Twellowhood – find people to follow by geography

TwitterSPY – Tweets by location

Twuzzer – Find tweets from your neck of the woods

SadakMap + Twitter – another location-based Tweet app

Weather Tools:

Twitter Weather – Weather forecasts via Twitter

Personal Finance

TweetWhatYouSpend – finance management tool for Twitter (if you want to put all your expenditures online…

Xpen$er – tracks your spending via any mobile input mechanism (including Twitter)

TipJoy – Send $ to tweeps via Twitter

StockTwits – sharing stock/finance info via Twitter

Productivity & Sharing

Unique & Miscellaneous:

Twe2 – allows receipt of Tweets via SMS in Europe (among others)

Postica – Create and send sticky notes via Twitter

Twiggit – lets your Twitter followers know what articles you’ve Dugg (Digged?)

TrackThis – Package tracking via Twitter

TweetReplies – your @replies delivered to your email

Tweet O’Clock – Find the best time to tweet someone

Fuel Frog – track your gas mileage and fuel consumption

CheapTweets – deals, coupons, bargains, and sales via Twitter

TwTip – compiles tips shared on Twitter

TikiTwit – Syncs Twitter with your iChat status

Topify – Email service that allows replies, DM’s, and follows via email

Twollars – Twitter-based economy. Give twollars for things you dig, get twollars for things you say. Donate twollars to charities who will really get money for them

TwitterJobSearch – searches twitter for job listings based on your search terms

Tweleted – recover deleted Twitter messages

BakerTweet – Physical computing meets Twitter in the kitchen; alert system for bakeries from the folks at POKE

Twitter-based classifieds:

iList Micro

TwtMarket – post what you need or what you’ve got – Craigslist meets Twitter

Crowd-sourcing tools:

twAnswers – crowd-sourced answers to questions from the crowd

TwitHelp – crowd-sourced help from the community

Twitter Pigeon – Ask a question via Twitter and compile the answers into a single page

QuoteURL – group tweets from different people into a single page and share that page via permalink

TwttrStrm – Another ask a question, compile the answers app

Twitrans – Translate statements to another language with the help of a real person!

Link-related Tools:

Please ReTweet – adds a small retweet link to your tweets

TweetBurner – clickthrough tracking for your Twitter URL’s

TweetMyLink – Share and find links via Twitter – Like TinyURL, but for multiple URL’s at once

TwittURL’s – Tracks the most tweeted links

TweeTube – Easy sharing of Youtube vids via Twitter

TweetMeme – Awesome, Digg-like service for Twitter

MicroPlaza – really nice link listing for links shared by all your friends

To-Do List Tools:

Twit2Do – Manage a to-do list via Twitter

TwTask – another Twitter to-do list app

RetweetMe – schedule reminders to hit you via Twitter

Poll Creation Tools:

TwtPoll – Send polls via Twitter

StrawPoll – Twitter polling

PollDaddy – another polling service

File-Sharing Tools:

Acamin – file sharing via Twitter (files up to 15MB)

TweetCube – file sharing via Twitter

FileSocial – file sharing via Twitter

Twitter Background Tools:

Twitter Gallery – Easy to install Twitter backgrounds

TwitBacks – free Twitter backgrounds

Wishlist Tools:

Twishlistter – create and share a wishlist via Twitter

TwtWlst – Create a gift registry/wishlist via Twitter

Tweetmas – holiday wishlist powered by Twitter

Twitter “Walls”:

Twitwall – blog-like companion to your Twitter account

MessageDance – Like a portable Facebook Wall

Goal-related Tools:

21Tweets – Helps you form a new habit over the course of 21 days

TrackDailyGoals – Goal management via Twitter

Comment Tools:

Twonvo – Threaded view of your Twitter conversations

Twickie – archive comment strings from Twitter

Tweader – allows nested views of Twitter convos

Posting Tools

Unique & Miscellaneous Tools:

Twoxit – put a form on your site for anyone to tweet from

Twickly – lets you create a set of pre-recorded tweets for quick posting

PingVine – posts an Atom or RSS feed to your Twitter stream

SecretTweet – Anonymous tweeting; like PostSecret on Twitter

Post Like A Pirate – name pretty much says it all

Twappi – Finds someone who needs cheering up for you to tweet at

TwitterLights – highlight interesting bits from the web and tweet them from there

PleaseRT Me – adds an auto-RT link to the end of your posts

Twuulu – posts what you’re watching on Hulu for your Tweeps to see

Long-form Tweet Tools:

Twerbose – allows users to post long tweets and then links to them in twitter

Twonvert – Converts long-form tweets into 140 characters

140it – Condense long tweets down to 140 characters

Twitzer – plugin/hack that allows for longform Tweets

Scheduled Post Tools:

TweetLater – allows follower vetting for multiple accounts as well as scheduling auto-tweets and auto-DM’s

Twittertise – Allows advanced scheduling of Tweets. Also measures click-through rate of included URL’s!

FutureTweets – schedule tweets to occur in the future (including recurring tweets)

Web-based Dashboards:

Followize – web-based app for posting and reading tweets

HootSuite – manage multiple Twitter accounts from one dashboard

Tweet3 – manage multiple Twitter accounts

TweetVisor – web-based Twitter dashboard

TwitExplorer – web-based Twitter dashboard

EasyTweets – another Twitter dashboard

Twiddict – posting system that will hold tweets if Twitter is down and post when it comes back up

TweeTree – posting dashboard that allows nested view of conversations

NutshellMail – web-based dashboard that provides access to Twitter and other networks

Accessible Twitter – Easy to use dashboard – only allows mgt. of one account at a time

Blog Tools:

Twittinesis – pushes your tweets to your blog

Tweetly – auto-posts Twitter updates when you post a new WordPress entry

LoudTwitter – posts your daily tweets to your blog

TweetRemote – lets you decide what tweets get reposted to your blog and insures that they look good when that happens.

Tweet via email Tools:

TwitterMail – Send tweets via email

EmailTwitter – Send and receive tweets via email

Travel-related Posting Tools:

Vacatweet – Twitter auto-responder for when you’re on vacay via @reply or DM

twtTRIP – tweet your travel plans

Music – Tweet songs directly in your Twitter Stream – Music sharing via Twitter

Photo Tools

MobyPicture – allows sharing of photos/videos from your mobile to Twitter (and other networks)

TwitPic – Post photos to Twitter (primarily for mobile use)

SnapTweet – share flickr photos on Twitter

PicPostr – Photo sharing on Twitter from your mobile (via email)

Portwiture – Grabs flickr photos that are relevant to your latest tweet

VisualTwitter – “What are you doing?” answered in photos only

2Tweet – Tweet multiple photos and vids via email

Search Tools – The one, the only, the official Twitter Search

FreeSearch – Hunt people down across the web and get the results via Twitter

Green Tweets – Green Tweets uses semantic language analysis to identify tweets pertaining to green issues from the public Twitter stream.

TweetJobSearch – Find job listings on Twitter

Tweetag – browse Twitter based on a keyword search

TweepSearch – find people

Spy – up-to-the-minute search tool

TweetGrid – allows you to create a grid view of search returns

Monitter – an embeddable search return form (the only embeddable one I’ve noticed) – Really interesting search that allows you to exclude terms

Icerocket – Twitter search with links to prepopulated replies

Flaptor – simple, clean search interface

Backtweets – VERY COOL! Search a URL and get the people who have linked to it on Twitter

Keyword Notification Tools:

TweetScan – scans Tweets for keywords and emails you the results periodically

Twilert – email notification of tweets containing keywords of your choice

TweetBeep – keyword notification

Twitter2Mail – monitors and sends @replies directly to you via email

Authority-based Tools:

Twithority – search Twitter by tweeps’ authority ratings

Twitority – search Twitter by tweeps’ authority ratings

Topic Trends

Top News Trends – Cross references Google Trends with Twitter for late-breaking news info

PicoBuzz – Tracks the latest trends in the public timeline

Twispot – Tracks popular topics on Twitter

Popular Tweets – shows the 10 most popular Twitter topics based on hash tags

Twopular – trends over the last hours/days/weeks/months

Twitscoop – another tag cloud tracker

Tinker – event discussion tracker

Graphic/Visual Representations of Trends:

Twist – graphic visualization of trending topics

Tweet Cloud – tag cloud visualizer of popular topics

Twitterfall – waterfall-like view of latest Twitter trends

Vlaag – another tag cloud style trend tracker

Twitter Cloud Explorer – another cloud tracker

ReTweet Related Trend-Watching Tools:

ReTwitd – tallies the most retweeted links by time period

ReTweet Radar – looks specifically at ReTweet trends


Tweetstats – great visualization of your Twitter habits

Twitter Analyzer – another stats app

Twitter Venn – compare Twitter search terms in a Venn Diagram

My Twitter Weighs a Ton – see your most popular Twitter terms

Twitalyzer – interesting stats package that’s social media oriented

Twitter Thoughts – visualization mashup for topics

TwitterCounter – graphic representation of your followers over time

Twinfluence – a quick app that measures (and explains!!) your reach, velocity, and social capital on Twitter

Twitter Charts – visualizes your tweets by day of the week and time of day

Social Collider – Really interesting visualization of your posts – not sure the value, but it’s a great infographic.

Twitter Backup Tools

Tweetake – backup your tweets

TwitterSafe – backup your tweets again

Twitter Desktop Clients




Destroy Twitter




AlertThingy – Updates Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Yammer, etc.

Sideline – search-specific air app from Yahoo (I never got it to work, though it looks pretty)

Mobile Clients

Primarily Windows Mobile:

Twitter Answers

GPS Twit





Primarily iPhone:







ReTweet – RT specific app for iPhone

Primarily for the G1:




Primarily for Blackberry:




For other phones:







Firefox Tools



Twitter StatusBar

Twitter Toolbar





Tweetpkr – really nice looking FF widget

Facebook Tools

(found on RotorBlog)

TweetSync – syncs your tweets with your status

Twitter App – from the folks at Twitter; your standard bread and butter app

Twitter Updater – Tweets your FB status (instead of statusing your tweets)

Selective Twitter Status – allows you to select which tweets go to FB by appending #FB

@Tweeter – two way street between FB and Twitter, update either

Twittervision – FB specific edition of the app listed above; allows location sharing

TwitterScore – some sort of ranking game

Grazr – a FB based Twitter reader that lets you explore your tweeps

Web Presence – collects all your social media stuff into FB

Fwitter – Twitter to FB status tool

Follow Tools

Twitter Search
Follow Cost

Just Tweet It
Twitter Adder



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