14 Twitter Apps and Tools for Writers

10 Apps and Tools for WritersWhen was the last time you tried a new application? I’m often on the hunt for new tools to share with you that might make your day easier and your social media marketing more efficient.

So when I took at course recently, I learned of some applications and I immediately thought how cool it would be to share them with you. I’ve dropped the more expensive ones from the list since I don’t consider those indie-author friendly, but you’ll find most of them below.

Let’s get started!

Apps and Tools for Writers

Scheduling Tools

A scheduling app is like a piece of heaven, or New York cheesecake. I can’t decide. What I do know is that scheduling tools enable us to schedule our posts in the morning and then walk away from the computer or at least spend our day working on other digital projects.

MeetEdgar

Let’s start with MeetEdgar, an app I’ve known about but never before written about. Use this app to schedule recurring messages or blog posts on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. MeetEdgar prevents the tedium of having to reschedule posts by hand from a spreadsheet.

Social Jukebox

Put posts into Social Jukebox to post on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Each Jukebox stores thousands of tweets and posts for reposting. The tool automatically generates thank you tweets every Friday, and Social Jukebox collects mentions of your Twitter account and stores them in a database for you to view.

Hootsuite

You can start with a free plan and schedule your messaging in Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Hootsuite’s free plan allows three accounts, and they may also include Google+ page, Instagram, and YouTube.

Buffer

Buffer is another scheduling application. With the free account, you can have one user on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and a Google Page account. The free account allows for ten posts at a time. The Awesome plan is just $10/month, includes Pinterest, and allows ten users and up to scheduled 100 posts at a time.

Community Reach and Management

Want to expand your community or reduce it? Try one of these apps for reducing your list of users you’re following or helping you to find new followers.

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Commun.it 

This app looks at all the users you follow on Twitter and then divides them into influencers and supporters, giving you insight into the people who are following you and engaging with your content. The app will also suggest a list of users you might want to unfollow plus followers you might want to follow.

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