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Free Twitter scheduling apps


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Which is the best free tweet scheduling tool on the market? We looked at the seven available tools and compared them. Which one turned out to be the best?

Free Twitter scheduling apps

  1. 1. Free Twitter scheduling apps A review of seven free online apps 09.09.27 ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  2. 2. Apps Rated ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  3. 3. Our methods were simple: We visited each site and scheduled a tweet. Then we spent 10 minutes looking around the site and rated it on 12 criteria. If you want more details on our methods see the next slide. Otherwise skip it. ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  4. 4. Overview Criteria I was looking for a free app I wanted features like URL to schedule tweets for the shortening and the ability to agency. work with multiple Twitter Critical features for me were accounts because that the ability to set tweets to would save a lot of time. recur at hourly intervals so I also wanted an app that they would post multiple would post without times in the same day. indicating that it was a scheduled Tweet. Integrated spell check and translation would be nice to haves. ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  5. 5. Overview Methodology I visited each site, registered I looked at seven online and scheduled a test tweet. I apps that promoted then spent about 10 themselves as free: minutes looking around the Tweet-U-Later site. Twaitter Based on my quick visit, I Future Tweets rated each site on the 12 Dynamic Tweets criteria that interested me Social Oomph most. Twit Robot I took a screenshot of the Twuffer scheduling interface and one of the resulting tweet as it appeared on Tweet Deck. ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  6. 6. Overview Conclusion None of the sites had all 11 Please let me know if I missed features I wanted. something or if you know of Tweet-U-Later is the most another free online Twitter useful to me because it had scheduling app. the most flexible recurring tweet scheduler. Twaitter was a close second. It’s just as easy to use plus offered a lot more useful features. However, I couldn’t schedule multiple posts in the same day and that was mission-critical for me. ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  7. 7. Rating ter ee ts t ee ts ph -La Tw bo w om r U er ic Ro eT lO et- aitt n am itt ur cia ffe Twe Tw D y Tw F u t S o Twu FREE ONLINE TWITTER SCHEDULING APPS Scheduling intervals include minutes (not just on the hour) Y Y Y Y Y Y N Schedule tweets to recur Y Y N $ N Y N $ N Recur intervals include hours (not just just day/week/mo/yr) Y N N $ N N N N Auto URL Shortening on scheduled tweets Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Allows user to work with multiple Twitter accounts N Y Y N N Y N Hosted online Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Tweet appears like normal tweet (no indication that it was N N N N Y Y N scheduled) scheduled tweets Spellchecks N Y Y N N N N Translates scheduled tweets N Y N N N N N Has extra functionality beyond scheduling tweets N Y $ N Y N Y N Unlimited scheduled tweets Y Y $ N Y Y Y Y No Intuitive GUI Yes $ No, unless you pay ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  8. 8. Twuffer Pros Cons Easiest to use with no Only possible to publish on explanation of how it works the hour Simple registration Not possible to set recurring Automatically shortens URL’s tweets upon publishing tweet Can’t handle multiple You can see the queued accounts tweets and sent tweets No way of knowing it will Clean interface design shorten URLs when you first use it ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  9. 9. Twuffer Scheduler Interface: Comments No frills scheduler Too stripped down for professional use Rating How it looked on TweetDeck: ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  10. 10. Future Tweets Pros Cons Simple registration Can’t set tweets to recur more Allows you to post without than once a day identifying that you are using Only supports one user a scheduler account at a time Schedule tweets at any time of the day down to the second Easy-to-use interface Possible to have recurring tweets scheduled for daily, weekly, monthly or yearly Add icons to tweets or post upside down English spellcheck ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  11. 11. Social Oomph Scheduler Interface: Comments Love the functions hate the user experience. Rating How it looked on TweetDeck: ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  12. 12. Twit Robot Pros No recurring tweet function Super-simple to register with unless you run a campaign the site Programming glitch makes Great for Twitter campaign half of the functions of the site management, in theory unusable. Attractive and easy-to-use No auto URL shortening interface feature Able to add an RSS feed to site It’s not clear if you can have to publish feed more than one tweet in a Cons campaign and how to It didn’t work. Seems the schedule time intervals default time on their scheduler is set for US central time and I couldn’t find a way to change that. ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  13. 13. Twit Robot Scheduler Interface: Comments Wish it worked as good as it looks. Rating How it looked on TweetDeck: ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  14. 14. Tweet-U-Later Pros Cons The only app that lets you Doesn’t support multiple specify the hour of a recurring accounts tweet so the only one that lets Can’t post without indicating you have multiple recurring that it was a scheduled tweet tweets on the same day. Doesn't have auto URL Allows private scheduled shortening feature messages Easy interface ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  15. 15. Tweet-U-Later Scheduler Interface: Comments I need the recurring flexibility it offers so willing to overlook minor short comings. Rating How it looked on TweetDeck: ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  16. 16. Twaitter Pros Cons The app with the most Can’t schedule tweets to recur functions I was looking for (10 on the same day of 12) Can’t post without indicating Lots of innovative that it was a scheduled tweet functionality - and they all seem to work Easy to use Calendar view of scheduled tweets by the day, week or month Will be add the ability to add RSS feeds soon ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  17. 17. Twaitter Scheduler Interface: Comments A+, just wish I could have recurring tweets in the same day. Rating How it looked on TweetDeck: ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  18. 18. Dynamic Tweets Pros Cons Minute-by-minute scheduling No recurring tweets Easy to work with multiple Scheduling limit of 20 tweets accounts Many paid options are free Spellchecking with other apps Auto shortens URLs Can’t post without indicating that it was a scheduled tweet ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  19. 19. Dynamic Tweets Scheduler Interface: Comments The site runs swiftly and smoothly To bee as good as other free apps you need to subscribe for USD 99/year How it looked on TweetDeck: Rating ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  20. 20. Links Read the entire review on our Blog Check out Twitter Tuesday. New Twitter tips and reviews every Tuesday The Duffy Agency webSite ©2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009