Over the past few years I have been actively involved in my Twitter profile… I’ve spent plenty of time trying to fine-tune the art of building a Twitter following that’s targeted and interested in the content I create and curate. I’ve loved every minute of this (and yes, I do realise how geeky that sounds).
Anyway, over the last few months I started getting bored on Twitter because the sheer volume of people I’m following made it almost impossible to break into the conversation space and build a decent relationship with someone.
I began researching tools that I could use to better manage my larger following base and help be plugged back into the conversation I was missing.
After months, I finally stumbled upon Tweetbot. A mobile application for iPhone and iPad that has a number of very important and powerful features that you need when you’re dealing with huge followings…
Use your Twitter lists as fully functional timelines. Create lists for friends, family, co-workers, and more. Tweetbot lets you switch between them as separate timelines. The beauty of this is that I’m no longer distracted by my main timeline that tweets at over 200 tweets per second! I can now create lists that are the centre of my Twitter experience instead of a side note to that experience.
Personally, I’ve placed all of the people and profiles that I connect with onto a list that’s now my main timeline, keeping me in touch with the people who really make my Twitter experience a great one.
A very important feature that I’ve been looking for. I check Twitter on both my iPad and iPhone throughout the day and I’ve always been frustrated by having to re-read old messages and mentions.
The iCloud sync makes sure that you pick up the conversation on your iPad where you left off on the iPhone. A big time saver and frustration killer.
Tweetbot has many other features that are hidden behind its quirky exterior. The app is very humble in the way it makes really powerful feautures so accessible to its users.
Thanks to the people involved in this brilliant app – it’s brought Twitter back to life for me!