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Ten Best Twitter Apps for Small Businesses

Christophe Primault
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Published on 25 February 2011
Found in Communications Trends

It is not easy for a small company or a freelancer to make business sense out of Twitter!

How to manage Tweets, know who to follow, build lists, have a single view of all the conversation that relate to your business or simply manage your company account across different people?

In addition to our monthly list of Top Business Apps, here is a short list of the Best Twitter Apps to manage the Twitter jungle efficiently.


Overall Best App:

Hootsuite Best tool to track Twitter activities

Does a great job at tracking what tweets you have seen, RT your go-to people, management of  feeds, lists and mentions, tweet-scheduling, multi-platform posting and has powerful analytics, It is the only web-based client that lets you filter your Twitter timeline by Klout score. It integrates well with FaceBook and Google Analytics

Runners up:

SproutSocial Best social media dashboard

Very comprehensive overall social media management tools for business. Any mall businesses can manage their entire social media presence from a single, intuitive platform. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more…

SocialOomph Best automation tool

This is THE app to be more productive with Twitter. You can set up rules to automatically welcome a new follower (be careful no everybody likes this and it is considered as spam by many Twitter users), receive automatic email alerts for mentions of interest, stop following people that stop following you and much more

Cotweet Best for Brand management

It will track and analyze conversations about your brand across Twitter and Facebook. It also very useful if you have multiple people managing your company account

Seesmic Best for multiple accounts management

Good for managing multiple accounts across multiple devices and for overall monitoring of account activity and mentions. Especially good on Android devices.

Tweello Best directory of Twitter accounts

Ideal to identify the  categories to associate your account. You build an extended bio to present your company. It covers hundreds of categories and has strong search features to help you find people who matter to you.

OneForty Best for searching new Twitter Apps

Simply the bible of Twitter applications.

Streamie Best for consuming lots of Tweets

Real-time curation tool that runs in your web browser and only shows information that is absolutely needed.

ManageFilter Best for actively managing your followers

Recommends people you should follow, and those that should stop following!

TwitlQ Best for ease of use

Simple Twitter client to manage multiple accounts and customize Tweet streams. Good analytics.

You can check other Twitter apps or business Apps that have a strong Twitter integration such as Assistly for Help Desk, DemandSpot for lead generation or CoWorkers for professional feedback from your peers.

Twitter is a huge universe where you can waste a lot of time. These apps are much needed to use Twitter and other social media in a productive way.

Would love to hear your own experience. Do you think you are managing Twitter efficiently? Can you measure direct benefits to your bottom line? Can you hear interesting people through the noise? What other apps are you using that make Twitter a good tool to support your small business ? What are your favorite web-based applications for business?



  • http://twitter.com/justinvincent Justin Vincent

    Pluggio.com is also worth a mention

  • http://twitter.com/VAinParadise Dawn Riley

    I actually migrated over http://myvbo.com from Hootsuite ~ Managing multiple twitter accounts has never been so easy!

  • http://twitter.com/justinvincent Justin Vincent

    Pluggio.com is also worth a mention

  • http://twitter.com/VAinParadise Dawn Riley

    I actually migrated over http://myvbo.com from Hootsuite ~ Managing multiple twitter accounts has never been so easy!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LNME2XDUMWWKSVO4J5QADI4IGQ Open Hosting

    If you are unable to figure out exactly how to apply Twitter to your business model start off by testing the waters to the best of your abilities. Test different approaches and overtime you will find one that works best for you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LNME2XDUMWWKSVO4J5QADI4IGQ Open Hosting

    If you are unable to figure out exactly how to apply Twitter to your business model start off by testing the waters to the best of your abilities. Test different approaches and overtime you will find one that works best for you.

  • http://twitter.com/Jon_Torbitt Jonathan Torbitt

    The official Twitter for Mac App available free from the Mac App store manages multiple accounts – just tried it out and seems great – very easy to use with multiple notifications and multiple concurrent sign ons allowed!

  • http://twitter.com/Jon_Torbitt Jonathan

    The official Twitter for Mac App available free from the Mac App store manages multiple accounts – just tried it out and seems great – very easy to use with multiple notifications and multiple concurrent sign ons allowed!

  • http://www.denvermarketingfirm.com Jonathan Roseland

    I think that Twitter and social media are the most power tools available for lead generation. I’d like to share a method that depending upon your industry you can generate between 10 – 30 hot leads daily off Twitter using this technique. Do you need a lot followers? None, actually. Here’s a link, please let me know what you think http://su.pr/2mpwrg

  • http://www.imagerygroup.net Juliette

    I use Tweetcaster on my phone and I’m pretty happy with it though Tweetdeck is a close second.

  • http://www.imagerygroup.net Juliette

    I use Tweetcaster on my phone and I'm pretty happy with it though Tweetdeck is a close second.

  • http://tinasvirtualoffice.com Tina thelen

    Thanks for the great post! I use HootSuite probably more than Twitter and Facebook. I love the fact I can post links and comments, and have them post to all my favorite sites at once!!

  • http://tinasvirtualoffice.com Tina thelen

    Thanks for the great post! I use HootSuite probably more than Twitter and Facebook. I love the fact I can post links and comments, and have them post to all my favorite sites at once!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/zmaryfaulkner Mary Faulkner

    Hey Christophe, What’s your pick for Best Twitter Metrics? If you’re not familiar, I’d like to invite you to check out GraphEdge, a hidden gem of Twitter data analytics: http://graphedge.com
    Would love to hear your thoughts!

    • http://www.getapp.com/ GetApp

      GraphEdge sounds interesting. Will give it go.

  • http://profiles.google.com/zmaryfaulkner Mary Faulkner

    Hey Christophe, What's your pick for Best Twitter Metrics? If you're not familiar, I'd like to invite you to check out GraphEdge, a hidden gem of Twitter data analytics: http://graphedge.com
    Would love to hear your thoughts!

  • http://www.owenmarcus.com Owen Marcus

    Hootsuite is my favorite also.

  • http://www.owenmarcus.com Owen Marcus

    Hootsuite is my favorite also.

  • GetApp

    GraphEdge sounds interesting. Will give it go.

  • http://about.me/matthew.trifiro Matthew_Trifiro

    If you are providing customer support via Twitter and other social media, don’t forget Assistly. Customer support has unique requirements in social media and Assistly is optimized to make short work of the efforts.

    Matt Trifiro
    SVP Marketing, Assistly
    http://www.getapp.com/assistly-help-desk-application

  • http://about.me/matthew.trifiro Matthew_Trifiro

    If you are providing customer support via Twitter and other social media, don't forget Assistly. Customer support has unique requirements in social media and Assistly is optimized to make short work of the efforts.

    Matt Trifiro
    SVP Marketing, Assistly
    http://www.getapp.com/assistly

  • Frank Ross

    Apps by Twitter for small businesses are beneficial in increasing productivity of the company.

  • Frank Ross

    Apps by Twitter for small businesses are beneficial in increasing productivity of the company.

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