Sunday, April 15, 2007

Twitter Tools

Twitter: Twitter is a global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: What are you doing? Answer on your phone, IM, or right here on the web! In other words you get a page and update your status with nothing more than a cell phone. Your friends or the whole world can view your latest status when your cat does something funny. Popular blogs and businesses update their going-ons via twitter like techcrunch or woot. List of 200+ tools after the jump.

Find information on the official tools here. These include the flash badge, javascript badge and the friends timeline badge. The official mobile version is here.

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2009

It boggles the mind how many services are going defunct.


  1. gTwitter allows you to read and write to twitter.

  2. Vim script that allows to interact with twitter.

  1. Celly cute downloadable application that shows you the latest updates on twitter.

  2. iTunes To Twitter apple script to publish your iTune playing song to twitter.

  3. NatsuLion is a simple Twitter client for Mac OSX.

  4. Tweet-r PC/Mac client for twitter to read and update tweets.

  5. TwitterPod allows you to post to and read tweets. Also has search, growl, googlemaps integration.

  6. TwitterPost allows you to post to and read from your Twitter feed.

  7. Twitterrific is an application that lets you both read and publish posts or "tweets" to the Twitter community website.

  8. Twittereeze is an extension to Twitterific. It allows you to set your iChat, Skype, Adium status to your twitter status.

  1. Cellity allows you to update and receive tweets on your cell phone.

  2. ceTwit is a windows mobile twitter client.

  3. Fring allows you to do many things for free from your mobile phone including twittering.

  4. GetMobio allows you to do many things from your mobile phone including twittering.

  5. Jargong allows you to update and receive tweets.

  6. Jitter Java twitter client for mobile phones.

  7. JTwitter Another java twitter client for mobile phones.

  8. Hahlo Twitter from your iPhone.

  9. Mobio allows you to run many widgets on your phone. They have a Twitter widget to update and receive tweets.

  10. Tiny Twitter Java twitter client to send and receive tweets for mobile phones and devices.

  11. PocketTweets Twitter from your iPhone.

  12. TreoTwit update Twitter from your Palm OS Treo or Palm OS PDA.

  13. Twibble a GPS enabled twitter client for the Nokia N95.

  14. Twidroid is an application for android (e.g. G1 - Google phone) mobiles.

  15. Twinkle is an iPhone client that has location aware features.

  16. Twittai is a Java program for your cellphone that allows you to tweet.

  17. Twitteresce is a Java program that allows you to receive and send tweets.

  18. TwitterBerry update and receive Tweets from your BlackBerry.

  19. TwitterMail supplies you with a personal email address. If you send an email to that address it will be posted to Twitter.

  20. Twobile is a Twitter client for users of Windows Mobile Pocket PCs.

  21. Where GPS twitter widget for your mobile.

Plugins (Firefox):
  1. BuyLater notifies you via twitter or email when a product of your choosing on amazon comes back in stock or the price changes..

  2. Firefox Search Plugin - Part II that allows you to post to twitter from the search bar.

  3. GoogleReader Firefox plugin allows you to share articles from GoogleReader to Twitter.

  4. Power Twitter is a Firefox addition that enhances the twitter page with youtube videos, flickr etc.

  5. Tweetbar firefox and flock sidebar that allows you to read and update your tweets.

  6. TweetStalk is a firefox addon that allows you to stalk people without them knowing it.

  7. Twitterbar is a Firefox/Flock extension that allows you to post twitter from the address bar.

  8. Twitbin is a Firefox extension that allows you to post and receive tweets.

  9. TwitterFox sits in the status bar of Firefox. Send updates and keep an eye on your friends.

  10. TwitterLine is a Headline Toolbar for Firefox

  11. TwittyTunes is a companion Firefox plugin for FoxyTunes. It allows you to post your currently playing songs to Twitter.

Plugins (Wordpress):
  1. SimpleTwitter enables WordPress blog owners to easily add Twitter messages to their templates.

  2. SimpleTwitter enables WordPress blog owners to easily add Twitter messages to their templates.

  3. Twitter Sharts Shart your twitter status anywhere within your wordpress blog posts or pages??

  4. Twitter Tools creates a 2 way street between twitter and blog. Publish on twitter or create blog posts from tweets.

  5. Twitt-Twoo allows you to update your Twitter status right from your blog?s sidebar.

  6. Twitter Updater automatically sends a Twitter status update to your Twitter account when you create, publish, or edit your WordPress post.

  7. Twitter Wordpress Sidebar Widget lets you customize the number of tweets you want to see.

Plugins (Other):
  1. Google Toolbar button allows you to see your friends tweets.

  2. Maxthon sidebar Twitter plugin for Maxthon.

  3. TikiTwit update your twitter status when you update your iChat status.

  4. Twessenger windows messenger plugin that sets the status message to your latest twitter message.

  5. Twitter Sync is a yahoo messenger plugin that syncs your status message with Twitter. You can also view tweets.

Web Services/Mashups (Maps):
  1. Atlas microsoft live maps and twitter.

  2. GeoTwitter google maps and twitter.

  3. Mibazaar google maps and twitter.

  4. My Tweet Map google maps and twitter integration.

  5. Twitt Earth is a fancy spinning globe that shows tweets.

  6. TwitterEarth fancy microsoft live maps and twitter.

  7. TwitterMaps google maps and twitter.

  8. TwitterVision google maps and twitter.

Web Services/Mashups (Utilities):
  1. AlphaTwitter is a tool to see what’s being shared by twitter users. Most popular links rise to the the top.

  2. AnswerMe is a tool to help you track questions you ask on Twitter.

  3. AutoPostr lets your Twitter friends know whenever you post a new photo to flickr.

  4. AutoTwit automatically schedule updates to twitter. This site points out that its pointless.

  5. Brabblr allows you to keep an eye on and update your Twitter and Jaiku accounts from a central place.

  6. Chirrup allows you to collect Twitter comments for your site.

  7. CommuterFeed lets you keep an eye on traffic incidents through twitter.

  8. CrowdStatus allows you to organize your contacts into groups.

  9. EmailTwitter interact with twitter via email. Save money on SMS messages.

  10. FeedTweeter lets you send your plurks to Twitter.

  11. Flix Pulse is real time movie reviews based on Tweets.

  12. Gridjit allows you to see tweets by users rather than in chronological order.

  13. GroupTweet allows you to send private Twitter messages to specific groups.

  14. Hashtags allows realtime tracking of Twitter Hashtags (#).

  15. LiveTwitting is a mechanism to cover conference sessions.

  16. MoniTwitter keeps an eye on your servers and informs status using Twitter.

  17. Mr. Tweet looks through your extended network to help you build effective relationships on Twitter.

  18. PingTwitter ping Twitter when you update your blog.

  19. Quotably makes a twitter conversation into a threaded conversation.

  20. Splitweet allows multi account Twitter management.

  21. Stocktwits lets you follow stocks on Twitter.

  22. Timer is a Twitter bot that helps you set an alarm for things you need to remember.

  23. TrackThis allows you to track your Fedex, UPS, USPS and DHL packages.

  24. Twannabe lets you find out who your Twitter hero is following and you are not.

  25. Tweetl a url shortening service for twitter posts that also allows you to post to twitter from their site.

  26. Twitzu allows you to create an event and let your followers know about it.

  27. TubeStatus Get London tube status delivered via Twitter.

  28. Tweet2Tweet tracks the public Twitter timeline to collect data in order to view conversations between two users

  29. Tweetahead schedule tweets in the future.

  30. TweetAnswers allows you to ask questions, get answers.

  31. TweetBurner lets you shorten, tweet and track the links on Twitter.

  32. TweetParty allows for group messaging on Twitter.

  33. TweetShots takes screen shots of your tweets that you can embed in tumblr or other pages.

  34. Twemes follows tweets that have embedded tags that start with a # character.

  35. Twerpscan allows you to identify and block spammers on your Twitter contact list.

  36. Tweviews lets you describe your impression of a song or a movie, a book or an album through Twitter.

  37. Twibler automatically posts your new eBay listings to your Twitter account.

  38. Twictionary is a repository for all sorts of words used on Twitter.

  39. Twiddeo is Twitter plus video.

  40. Twiddict allows you to Twitter even if Twitter is down.

  41. Twistori visualizes tweets through a pretty interface.

  42. Twifter finds common friends for a list of twitter usernames.

  43. Twimbler is a tumble blog that gets updated through Twitter.

  44. Twitabit stores your tweets when Twitter is down and then delivers them when Twitter comes back up.

  45. Twitbacks allows you to create free twitter backgrounds.

  46. TwitSay lets you leave voice messages on Twitter.

  47. TwitterCal use Twitter to post events to Google Calendar.

  48. TwitterCounter allows you to display a badge that shows the number of your followers

  49. TwitterFeed will take your rss feed and post it to Twitter.

  50. TwitterFone converts your voice message into a tweet and lets you listen to a recording also.

  51. TwitterPacks answers the question: If someone were joining Twitter today, who might they follow?

  52. TwitThis a button for your blog so that visitors can twitter about it.

  53. TwitterShare allows you to share files (less than 10 MB) while using Twitter. Mac client available also.

  54. Wiiizzz lets you see what tracks people are sharing on Twitter. You can also play the songs.

  55. Who Should I Follow gives suggestions on interesting people to follow.

Web Services/Mashups (Other):
  1. Bkkeepr Tracks the books you are reading.

  2. Confess 2.0 confess your sins to Twitter.

  3. Favrd lists interesting things on Twitter, based on the number of times an item has been declared a ‘favorite’.

  4. Favotter collects a lot of favorites from many Twitter'ers.

  5. FlickrMixr flickr and twitter integration.

  6. Flussgeist integration of twitter and flickr.

  7. InnerTwitter reconnects you to your original happiness by utilizing twitter.

  8. Overheard It is a site that pulls in all the fun things people overhear on Twitter.

  9. PoliTweets tracks conversations about US Presidential hopefuls.

  10. Pulseofopensource follows heavyweights in the open source movement on Twitter.

  11. Qwitter helps you quit smoking.

  12. SnapTweet allows you to send your latest Flickr photo to Twitter.

  13. Start4all a directory of important twitter pages.

  14. Swotter read a book through twitter.

  15. Tweet140 is a game. To win you need to maintain an average close to 140 characters per tweet.

  16. Tweetgift is a simple way to send virtual gifts to your friends.

  17. Twaction allows you to poke, slap, smile at your friends on Twitter.

  18. Tweetweet tweets show up as conversation between two characters.

  19. Tweetwire reformats tweets in a newspaper format.

  20. is a social database of categorized (jobs, events) tweets.

  21. Twitdir allows you to search for friends (real or fake). Think of it as Twitter White Pages.

  22. Twitku keep an eye on your Twitter and Jaiku messages.

  23. TwitPic share your photos on Twitter.

  24. Twitslikeme allows you to find other people who share your interests on twitter.

  25. TwitterBlacklist is a list of known spammers of various kinds.

  26. TwitterBrowser lets you browse ones friends graphically.

  27. TwitCash a scheme to make money on twitter.

  28. Twitterer second life and twitter mashup.

  29. TwitterFountain allows tweets to be viewed real-time, big screen.

  30. TwitterGram allows you to post audio messages to Twitter.

  31. TwitLinks The latest links from the worlds top tech twitter users.

  32. TwittPoll follow polls on twitter from twittpoll.

  33. Twitterkarma allows you to see if you have a one way or two way relationship with your friends and followers.

  34. Twitterku unintentional poetry pulled from the Twitter public stream.

  35. TwitterLit publishes the first line of a book twice a day with a link to that book.

  36. TwitterLocal allows you to find out whos Tweeting near you based on zip codes, states and locations.

  37. TwitterMosaic mosaics created from Twitter user icons.

  38. TwitterNotes allows you to check notes on Twitter. Notes start with a + sign

  39. TwitterPlanetarium is a nice visualization for tweets. No options to speak of.

  40. TwitterSnooze lets you disable your followers for a specified period of time.

  41. TwitterTale track all the bad words being used on Twitter.

  42. TwitSpy allows you to see all the incoming tweets in a fancy AJAXy way.

  43. TwitterTube Based upon the latest Twitterings feed, this yahoo pipe creator gathers the matching youtube vids.

  44. Twitterverse presents a tag cloud of all the twitters.

  45. TwitterWatch lets you see all the latest tweets like a slide show.

  46. TwitterWhere makes it easy to update Twitter with your current location.

  47. Twubble searches your friend graph and picks out people who you may like to follow.

  48. Visual Twitter allows you to send an image to your Twitter updates.

  49. Wordy Birdie is a Twitter based word frequency quessing game.

Web Services/Mashups (Search):
  1. Summize searches Twitter in realtime.

  2. Terraminds is a search application for Twitter messages and users.

  3. Tweetag allows you to browse tweets via tags.

  4. TweetScan is a real-time search engine for Twitter posts.

  5. Twitter.FM is a search engine that allows you to search what world's people are doing.

  6. Twitterment fancy search engine with charts and comparison features.

  7. Twittersearch allows you to search on Twitter Posts.

  8. Twittersearch search the twitter conversations.

  9. Twittersearch two flavors of custom Google Searches for Twitter. Find out who's favorited your tweets.

  10. TwitterTroll the only real-time Twitter search engine!

Web Services/Mashups (Statistical/Analytical):
  1. Intwition tracks what people are linking to and talking about on Twitter.

  2. MobiFeedLive tracking, archiving and analyzing conversations on Twitter and Jaiku.

  3. Monitter is a twitter monitor, it lets you "monitter" the twitter world for a set of 3 keywords and watch what people are saying.

  4. TweeterBoard figures out who is influential by looking at who talks to you.

  5. TweetClouds creates a cloud of the most frequently used words for a Twitter member's feed.

  6. Tweetmeme tracks what’s hot on Twitter.

  7. TweetStats graphs your Twitter stats including Tweets per hour, per month and Tweet timeline

  8. TweetValue tells you how much your profile is worth in US dollars.

  9. Twist allows you to see trends in Twitter

  10. TwitBuzz is a content filtering service that tracks the latest popular links, conversations and people on Twitter.

  11. TwitGraph measures your tweets and provides the data in colorful piecharts.

  12. Twitigg is a listing of popular stories submitted on Twitter sorted by number of submitters.

  13. TwitSpam keeps an eye on the top spammers at Twitter

  14. TwitStat allows you to do real time Twitter analytics

  15. TwitterBuzz see what links people are posting to twitter.

  16. TwitterGrader measures the power of a profile.

  17. Twitterholic keeps a tab on the twitter power users. Try to be #1.

  18. TwitterLinkr is a service that aggregates public tweets.

  19. TwitterMeter let's you query an index of words and plot the number of times that word was used over time.

  20. TwitterPoster creates a mosaic that represents users with the most followers with bigger icons.

  21. TwitterQuotient this site tries to answer if you a Twitter hero or zero by looking at your stats.

  22. Twitterank is like page rank for your account. It tries to figure out how worthy you are in the twitterverse.

  23. Twitturly is a service for tracking what URLs people are talking about on Twitter.

  24. TweetVolume enter a few words and see how many times they appear on twitter.

Web Services/Twitter Integrations:
  1. Facebook integration with Twitter.

  2. Flix Wagon allows you to broadcast your life. Updates can be broadcast through Twitter.

  3. Fuel Frog tracks your gas mileage so that you can see trends. Update your info through Twitter.

  4. Moby Picture allows you to post pictures from your mobile phone directly to flickr and Twitter.

  5. Mosio allows you to post questions from your mobile phone. You can post questions through Twitter also.

  6. MultiMap Twitter Bot The Multimap twitter bot helps you get maps, directions and local information by sending messages to twitter.

  7. is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap. Update Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Jaiku along with many more.

  8. Polldaddy allows you to create a poll and post it to Twitter as your status.

  9. Post like a pirate translates your message to pirate speak and allows you to send it to Twitter.

  10. Remember The Milk allows you to manage your tasks. Send a message to the site via Twitter.

  11. Splashcast media player allows you to interact with Twitter.

  12. Squawk is a tool for second life, and allows you to connect your client up with services like Twitter.

  13. Thingfo is an instant community for anything. Update Thingfo through Twitter.

  14. Tupalo allows you to send a tweet through their website about the location (restaurant, bar) youre headed to.

  15. Twee60 will automatically tweet your Xbox Live status to all your followers.

  16. Wefi lets users receive notices of friends’ positions within the WeFi framework.

  1. BeTwittered is a google widget for Twitter.

  2. Google widget for the web that allows you to update and view your tweets.

  3. Netvibes widget for the web that allows you to update your status.

  4. Spinlet widget for the web that allows you to display tweets.

  5. Twadget is a Google Gadget, update your status.

  6. Twadget is a Windows Vista Gadget, track your friends Twitter status and update your own status.

  7. Twidget is a Mac dashboard widget, update your own status.

  8. Twitterlex is a Mac dashboard widget which allows you to follow friends and update your own status.

  9. Yourminis is a widget by YourMinis for the web. Follow people and updates allowed.

  1. Flitter Screen saver with flickr and twitter mashup.

  2. OutTwit update your Twitter status and follow your friends within Outlook.

  3. Snitter PC/Mac client for twitter to read and update tweets.

  4. TeleTwitter Windows client for twitter.

  5. Twapp mini twitter browser and updater.

  6. Tweet-r PC/Mac client for twitter to read and update tweets.

  7. TweetDeck is an Adobe Air client for twitter that works on both PC and Macs.

  8. TweetPad visualizes statistics on the source of the incoming messages.

  9. Twhirl windows and mac client based on Adobe Air. Connects to multiple accounts.

  10. TwitBox receive and send updates.

  11. TwitterCamp is a desktop application that allows you to monitor tweets from your friends. Mac Compatible.

  12. Twitterlicious allows you to receive updates.

  13. Twitteroo update and receive tweets.

  14. Twittit is a client to update your status.

  15. Witty is a Vista client to manage your tweets.

  16. XBox to Twitter checks your Xbox 360 Gamertag status every five minutes and then updates Twitter with your latest information.


Michael Jensen said...

Great list here, two more new ones just launched:

Twitter Answers with TweetAnswers - Ask questions and get answers! Simple to use: "@tweetanswers #topic Your question"

LiveTwitting for conference and event coverage through twittering. Records all your coverage, includes speaker and topic organization through simple commands.

Anonymous said...

Like the ones available for Wordpress, are there any available for

ab said...

Yes there is an official twitter blogger widget. Go here to find more information

Daniel Smith said...

Wow, what a comprehensive list. This must have taken awhile to compile! I've bookmarked it to come back to, thanks!

Oh and by the way, I just published a list today of the top 10 features Twitter -should- have, but doesn't. I'd love to hear what you and your readers have to say. Did I miss any? Join the conversation here.


Daniel Smith
Smithereens Blog

Anonymous said...

hey dont forget

Colin Noden said...

Great but exhausting list. I'm looking for an autoresponder on twitter. Perhaps it is in the list.
Thanks for this.

CheStyle said...

Hey, great list. But you missed the 'Ubiquity' Firefox plugin.

Sahil said...

Great list, but you should include a new one:

Anonymous said...

I am sure that you are getting all sorts of help from us lamo's who didn't start this so let me say - good pass. You are missing however Digsby which has an excellent Twitter client.

Marc Marseille said...

Wow...unbelievable, I am slowly but surely turning into a twitter nerd. This stuff is addictive as well as a great marketing tool. I will have to make another blogpost on twitter...Thanks for the info!

Marc Marseille

Jonas said...

How much is your Twitter profile worth?

Anonymous said...

This is killing me... hearing TWEETing here and there.

My friend sent me a f****ng tweet message about the cheesesteak at Philadelphia but I am a fr***ng VEGAN.

I tweet him back and told him to call me back. D**M A*S.

TwitFave said...

Please could you also add TwitFave to your list please. Twitfave looks at twitter users favourites to tell you about the most interesting tweets and who favourited your tweets!
Please check it out, you shalln't regret it! :)

Carlos Lorenzo said...

A very complete list. Of course apps won't stop coming up. Here's a great one Monitter "It's a twitter monitor, it lets you "monitter" the twitter world for a set of 3 keywords and watch what people are saying". I found your list very helpful. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hey that's nice collection of twitter tools. Here is one more addition This tool generates code for follow me buttons and hosts button images. It is fast and easy and very usable

Issac said...

Twitter Notes was taken down, But I've made a similar tool, which is more personalized; and can be seen at

Pfk Entertainment said...

Here goes another site Its for musicians that want to post their music on twitter without uploading to one site, making a tiny url then posting to twitter. Upload at twiturm and it does the rest.

Anonymous said...

Great list of services! just launched, a free tool where you can ask your followers questions and archive their replies on a Squidoo lens. Great way to pick their brain and develop your own resource pages!
Community & Charity Organizer on Squidoo

Jag Follow said...

Great collection thanks

Zulfikar said...

You may also wana take a look at Tweet My Blog a wordpress plug in. Read about it here

You have a very comprihensive list, bookmarked it for future reference thanks :)

Anonymous said...

wow what a list! just tweeted about it lol hey couldn't help myself I have also bookmarked so that I can go through the tools one by one.

I wish had tools like this and was as easy to use like twitter! No wonder twitter is growing so fast :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing those. I too have come to absolutely love twitter. I found you by searching on google for twitter tools. A few of the ones you listed I am starting to use as of now.
There is also another new twitter tool... a must have:

It helps you add thousands of twitter followers in just days. It has a tremendous viral effect and if you advertise it right... who knows what records you might all break.

Let me know what you think.

Huitter said...

There is one more Twitter's tool: which provide mass "unfollow" for unmutual friends.

Sherice said...

Another really useful program is actually a browser plugin called Tweet All About It. You can highlight and tweet any snippet of text directly from your browser (IE or Firefox).

rahul said...

new webapp ( allows more then 140 characters and it breaks in multiple sequential parts and posts it and a new feature "Shortcuts"

Rob Meadows said...

Our Refollow tool lets you bulk follow and unfollow, inspect the direction of your relationships, and find new groups to follow:

Xinu said...

Does anyone know if there is a plugin for Blogger that does the same thing as Twitter Tools for Wordpress above? I'm trying to convert each individual tweet into an individual blogpost on Blogger.

Luxury Jobs said...

Brilliant list here, thanks a bunch!!

Justin K. said...

Great post! You should add to your list. It's an amazing new tool for turning Bible verses into short URLs.

mysocialsite said...

Thanks for the info. I never new there are so many ways to benefit from Twitter possibilities.

Anonymous said...

Amazing reviews and recommended it to my friends I didn’t notice that they have so many tools for Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

please don't forget our Twitter application called TwitterMass at we recently relaunched the site and it's never been more powerful than now. we're always adding new helpful features and we're very responsive to all 8k+ of our users.

jason said...

Great list. Thanks for sharing.

anecdote said...

Thanks for the info. I wrote a Twitter Prayer at my site. I especially like the info about Twitter Tools. It will be a great help to publish on twitter and/or create blog posts from tweets.

Thanks again,

Mark Anecdote

Aliencide said...

Thanks for the list ! I made a blog post how also make some real green from twitter:

Snack said...

tsnx, i'm was download twhirl... very beautiful client :)

xinexo said...


There's a brand new twitter application called TwitBlend (
which help you group many tweets into topic or conversation, share it with your friend, you can even put it on your website with TwitBlend's Widget.

Feel free to buzz our tool if you find it useful

Thanks a lot! try and enjoy it for free :)

Addies said...

Very nice links. Here goes my fresh list of 50+ Twitter tools and apps, just posted at