Yes, there are a ton of great Twitter Tools out there for you, but which ones should you pick? I thought one of the best ways to narrow your choice down is to get in touch with the real Social Media experts. I sent them an email and asked them about their recommended Tools for you.
So here are the top 10 responses from the Twitter Pros out there. I hope some of these tools will be useful for you too:
Mari Smith's Top Tool: ManageFlitter
Mari Smith is a one of the top Social Media speakers out there and she mentioned to me that "Manageflitter has a beautiful interface and is a terrific tool for managing your followers and following."
With this tool you can clean up and manage whom you are following within just a few clicks. You can find out who is following you back and who is cluttering your stream with too many Tweets at once. And as of recently you can even link your Google+ account to your Twitter account.
Jay Baer's Top Tool: Buffer
Jay Baer is one of the smartest Social Media and content marketing minds I have ever met and ranked in the #3 in the world for it. He said: "I love Buffer. It saves me a ton of time when finding and sharing interesting content on the social Web. It's a simple concept, perfectly executed."
With Buffer you can post Tweets in a more efficient way. You can drop Tweets into a queue and the App will post them for you at the best times. You can spend a few minutes each morning finding great links and putting them into your Buffer from any website.
Aaron Lee's Top Tool: CoTweet
Aaron Lee calls himself an average Joe who loves Social Media more than his coffee. He mentioned: "What separates CoTweet from other tools is the ability to only show tweets directed to me, separate from Retweets."
CoTweet is an amazing Social Media dashboard that particularly helps with managing your team efforts. It allows you to have the history of all Tweets with someone displayed whenever you are receiving Tweets. Overall it features a full Twitter dashboard with all functionalities.
Jure Klepic's Top Tool: - Commun.it
Jure Klepic is a rising star on the Social Media consultant's horizon and one of the most knowledgable Twitter users, he said: "I really like @commun_it, it's a great tool for managing my community on Twitter."
Commun.it is a wonderful solution for you to keep track of your Twitter network. It displays the people you are influenced by and the ones you are influencing the most. You can also get and update about who is mentioning you and your brand outside your network.
Jason Falls' Top Tool: Argyle Social
Jason Falls is an author and one of the best Social Media consultants working with many top brands. He mentioned to me: "I use Argyle Social to track metrics on my shares on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn."
Argyle Social is a very advanced Social Media Marketing software, that boasts a ton of great features. It helps you to know how many clicks you get on your links and which networks visitors to your website have come from. Jason told me that it is particularly helpful for him as he can measure the value of each Social Network a lot better for him.
Liz Strauss' Top Tool: Refollow
Liz Strauss is a great speaker and organiser of the famous #Sobcon. She is also a very prolific Twitter user and told me: "I'm a fan of Refollow.com, it lets me sort out who's not tweeted for up to 90 days, who's never tweeted, and who's talking about me, but not following me."
Liz also mentioned that Refollow is a great tool to check a person's bio and stats before you decide to follow or unfollow someone. With this tool you can keep close track of your Twitter network and sort your followers easily by importance and other measures.
Mack Collier's Top Tool: TweetDeck
Mack Collier is one of my favourite Twitter Pros out there, especially because he is always brutally honest. He told me that: "I use Tweetdeck to follow #Blogchat, it helps me group people and terms to follow during the chat."
TweetDeck also boasts a ton of other features for you, allowing you to post to other Social Networks, schedule Tweets and set up search terms to monitor all things happening on Twitter. Similar to Mack, my favourite feature are the columns, which allow you to track any event very easily.
Dave Larson's Top Tool: TweetLevel
Dave Larson is one of the top three Twitter users out there appearing mostly under @TweetSmarter. He told me: "It's no accident that Twitter hired the company that made TweetLevel. It's a great tool for checking on both Twitter topics AND Twitter users."
With this App you can also search and analyse hashtags very conveniently to get more out of certain topics. You can also order Tweets by any results by influence, popularity, engagement or trust. This gives you a great array of different options to find new people to follow.
Michael Brito's Top Tool: HootSuite
Michael Brito is an author and Social Media consultant for Edelman Digital. When I asked him, he said: "Hootsuite has the capability to add multiple profiles, schedule tweets and an easy to use browser interface that's fast."
HootSuite is a powerful Social Media dashboard. It allows you to see comprehensive analytics around your Tweets on top of using their own Owl.y URL shortener. Being browser based it also gives you the option of accessing the same settings from any computer.
Neal Schaffer' Top Tool: - Tweepi
Neal Schaffer is one of the most engaged Social Media consultants in the space and always super approachable. He suggested Tweepi to me because: "Tweepi is my favorite Twitter follower management tool because it provides me a great depth of analytical information on each Twitter user, including Klout scores."
On top of this, you can filter with various parameter through all the people you are following and sort them in various groups. The app also makes it very easy to find people that are following you, but you aren't following back. Reciprocating those follows can sometimes lead to great extensions of your network.
So these are the tools which the top Social Media experts in the field have recommended to me. What do you think about these Apps? Do you think they can be useful for your Tweeting habits too?