Top 10 Twitter Apps

The internet is all a’twitter about Twitter.com. If you’re still not using this service, then you are missing out on daily opportunities to meet people and make connections; promote your business; and stay on top of news and information as it happens around the world. Twitter itself is a simple website that allows you to register as an individual user and follow other users with similar interests. As people update their Twitter accounts, you are notified via the web or wireless network.

This is a disarmingly simple tool that can be used to reach thousands of people within seconds when earth-shattering news occurs. Faster than a blog, freer than a news network, Twitter is for people who want to know what is going on NOW.

To make the Twitter experience more enjoyable, a whole new set of applications have cropped up to be integrated with your Twitter account. Here are my picks for the top 10 best Twitter apps right now:

1) Twhirl

This free desktop client lets you follow live Twitter updates while you work all day. What makes Twhirl so awesome is its versatility. It can be used on both Windows and Mac platforms, and it connects to multiple accounts so that you can use simultaneously monitor your Twitter, Iaconi.ca, Friendfeed and seesmic accounts.

2) Tweetr

This handy tool allows you to send files to your Twitter friends simply by dragging them on to the application. Tweetr automatically uploads your file or picture and provides you with a shortened link that you can send out to your network.

3) Twitsay

Let’s you record a voice message and broadcast it via your Twitter account. Great for making big announcements!

4) Twittai

This is a mobile phone client that is compatible with over 200 mobile phone types, making it one of the most popular of all the Twitter apps.

5) Twits Like Me

Enter your Twitter username on this site and it will analyze your recent tweets and then suggest other Twitterers that you may be interested in following.

6) Twitterlight

This app lets you highlight text on your screen and automatically submit it to Twitter along with a shortened copy of the URL of the page where you found it.

7) Twitgraph

Analyze your Twitter usage by simply entering your user name. You’ll be given graphs that tell all kinds of valuable information about your tweets, including most commonly used words and an overview of your daily tweet volume.

8) Group Tweet

Allows you to make a protected Twitter group so you can discuss private information with multiple people without anyone else seeing them; useful for co-workers, close friends, or families.

9) Twitxtr

This handy app lets you take photos on your phone and then automatically post them to Twitter as well as your other photo sharing accounts like Flickr, Picasa and Facebook.

10) Straw Poll

You can never have enough polls! Actually, this can be a really great way to do quick, informal market surveys and get feedback from your followers about your site or your business. It’s easy to use, and fun for your followers to be able to make their opinions known.

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Whether you’re new to this platform, or a Twitter Veteran you are sure to find Twitter apps to suit your specific needs and interests. More and more apps come out every day, so look for our revised list in the future. What do you think? Are you using any specific Twitter apps that you think belong on our Top Ten list?

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