5 Twitter Apps You Won't Believe You Survived Without
The benefits of having a strong Twitter presence are endless—especially the career-oriented benefits. As writer Lily Herman explains in her piece, anyone can use Twitter to start networking, get known in a certain industry, and even find a job.
Thankfully, Twitter addicts at Product Hunt have compiled a “Tweet Tweet!” collection” that showcases standout Twitter products that will help you become a more professional tweeter and drastically improve your Twitter profile. From Tinder for Twitter followers to free image-creating platforms, we’ve picked out a few of our favorites for you below.
Tweets with images get 150% more retweets. But, sometimes, we simply don’t want to spare the energy of browsing through stock photos before sharing. With new tool Pablo, this process becomes a whole lot faster—and easier, too. In 30 seconds or less, you can layer text onto a selection of stunning, free photos and instantly make your social media posts more visually appealing. With a single click, you can share the beautifully designed post on Twitter and Facebook or schedule it in your Buffer account (more on this later).
If you’ve used Twitter for a while, you know that feeling of scrolling through the feed and wondering why you ever followed such an insane number of random accounts. Dubbed the “Tinder for unfollowing people on Twitter,” Twindr makes it extremely convenient to cleanse your Twitter feed of ads, in-app purchases, and anything else unwanted. Like Tinder, all you have to do is swipe left to unfollow—and the account will be gone forever. In the end, you’ll have a feed that focuses on the advice and news that really matters to you.
Riffle gives you everything you’d want to know about anyone with a Twitter account. No matter where you are on the web, Riffle offers you someone’s Twitter vitals—such as the account’s top mentions, top hashtags, and even top URLs—within seconds. Apart from that, Riffle breaks down activity and presents graphs on a user’s number of tweets per day, as well as platforms from which the user tweets from.
How can you use all this info? In many ways, really. Marketers can identify influencers in the community and get the 411 on competitiors, and those working in customer service can add a personal touch to every conversation by drawing upon patterns in customers’ top mentions and top hashtags. No matter what your occupation is, Riffle’s service gives you insight into the current and potential value of every Twitter user and helps you build instant rapport with anyone.
I think we’re all guilty of favoriting links on Twitter to remember to check them out later, only to never actually return to them again. Not getting back to these links could be reducing your opportunities, such as starting an online chat with your favorite blogger or sharing a wonderful article with your colleague. That’s why you need Hubbble—the app that sends a weekly email containing every tweet you favorited throughout the week. This way, whether it’s to follow up with authors who published great posts or to read articles that have captivating titles, you’ll never have to worry about missing pieces of content again.
While this is the most known service on this list, we had to include it because if you don’t know about it, you should. Buffer makes scheduling, distributing, and analyzing social media posts doable even for the most technologically challenged. By pasting into your Buffer window the link to a piece of shareable content, the platform shortens the links, which lets you make Twitter posts more customizable—and simultaneously lets Buffer provide more in-depth analytics for these links.
Another awesome feature is that Buffer allows you to schedule posts way in advance and assign the social media accounts each post will be sent to. And, every day, Buffer offers content suggestions specific to you to help you keep your feed active even when you don’t feel like you have things to share. In other words, Buffer doesn’t just help you become a more professional tweeter, it helps you become an all-around social media connoisseur.
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A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author