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How to use Twitter for more than just tweeting

How to use Twitter for more than just tweeting
Twitter may limit you to only 140 characters but the add-ons you can get for it are virtually unlimited. ET introduces you to 35 less-known ways that let you do a lot more with your Twitter account. Tweriod analyses your tweets and followers to let you know the best time to tweet. Tweeting then will get you more responses/retweets. Here, you can see a page that collates tweets with a particular hashtag or keyword — makes it easy to track a topic on twitter. Twylah aggregates your tweets and shows links/images tweeted by you on a single web page. Your followers can easily get a glimpse of topics that you tweet about. The service is currently in beta so you have to request an access code. This tool categorises your followers — inactive, no profile pic, spam or by language. Use this information to unfollow the irrlevant ones. You can also schedule tweets. Get notified (by email) when someone mentions specific keywords on twitter — notifications can be instant, daily or weekly. Here, you can search for a particular topic or keyword on twitter and sort the results based on the location of the tweeter. At Nurph, you can create a virtual chat room where followers can tweet-chat with you. You also get a robot assistant that learns from the ongoing conversation and can reply on your behalf. Sign in to Qwitter to find out who unfollowed you. The free version lets you track a single twitter account — it updates weekly. Ever wanted to send automated tweets in the future? Here, you can schedule a tweet for later (day or time). Hint: use it as an alibi. Create an account & they'll tweet you with reminders for an event or happening. Use it to remind you of anniversaries or to-dos. Effortlessly manage multiple twitter accounts with this handy tool. Great for corporate use too. Simply put, FlashTweet allows you to acquire targeted followers. You can also use it to mass follow based on a keyword or location. Like a friendly competition? Compare how you're doing on twitter with your friends. You only need to enter the usernames. Use this free service to share files (up to 10MB) on twitter. You can share any sort of file, but the catch is that it gets deleted in 30 days. Just enter your username here to get detailed stats — tweet density, replies, retweets — it's all there. Useless but funny, TweetWrappr lets you 'gift wrap' a tweet and send it to someone as a URL. Just enter a keyword or hashtag and watch as everything gets animated for you in real time. Want to be a global tweeter? Use this tool to send tweets in multiple languages in one step. Simply shows you where in the world your followers are. Here, multiple contributors can create a single twitter account — and it can all be moderated. Since tweets don't last very long, TweetArchivist lets you archive, analyse and exports tweets using a keyword or hashtag. It does this using powerful visualisations of all the data it collects. View detailed and visual analytics for anyone's twitter timeline. You can also use it to manage lists, track how many people click on the links that you tweet or export tweets to an Excel sheet. TwitterGadget is a twitter add-on that lets you view your timeline right in your browser or Gmail. This is a great tool that quickly analyses your twitter account (only twitter name needed) and presents a visual analysis. Create an account & they'll tweet you with reminders for an event or happening. Use it to remind you of anniversaries or to-dos. A colourful twitter web client that sorts tweets and groups of users according to colour. Ranks your timeline according to how many people retweet your tweets. TweetPsych analyses and creates a phycological profile of any twitter account and compares it with a built in database of users. Probably the most comprehensive twitter analytic tool, TwitSprout has a free section that can give any new user enough to chew on. The abstract Twistori shows you a scrolling stream of tweets that contain the words love, hate, think, believe, feel and wish. Authorise this app and it'll show you your tweets which have the most retweets. Tweet more like those and you're all set to get more followers pretty quick.

Our Top Picks: Authorise this app to help you track your account — it tracks both your followers & tweets. Pro versions let you download reports. 140 characters too less for you? Write what you want here and they'll post a link to your twitter account automatically. Twuffer lets you compose a long list of tweets and schedule their release at any date/time in the future. Use scheduled tweets as reminders or to wish friends on birthdays. With TwitBin, you can simultaneously surf the web and view your twitter timeline. You can also use it to quickly share a link that you like on twitter. If you're serious about leveraging twitter to build your brand or measure ROI of social media, MarketMeSuite gives you the tools. Start for free, add unlimited team members to help and view 2 days of messages and 7 days of twitter analytics.

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