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social media toolsDo you struggle to keep up with your Twitter activities?

Interested in tools to improve productivity?

Managing your Twitter account doesn’t have to consume all your time. There are tools that can make the work easier.

In this article you’ll discover five Twitter tools to boost your productivity.

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Discover five productivity-boosting Twitter tools.

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#1: Schedule Content via Tweet Jukebox

Tweet Jukebox is a free scheduling tool that allows you to load a “jukebox” with content, schedule when you want tweets to go out and then sit back and let it do the job for you.

You can create more than one jukebox, load it with thousands of tweets and then send out as many as 100 tweets per day. Your account comes preloaded with two jukeboxes, one with photo content and one with quotes, to get you started.

You have the option to tweet jukebox content once, regularly or until a specific date.

tweet jukebox dashboard

Add a name for your new jukebox, choose how often to tweet and then turn the jukebox on.

Tweet Jukebox allows you to set schedules for different times on different days of the week. When it runs out of content, it automatically starts tweeting again from the beginning.

The scheduling engine is very flexible. Set a scheduled tweet once a year on a specific date (think holidays and annual events), or choose to tweet by frequency. You can also set a time for each tweet to go out, depending on user engagement.

tweet jukebox tweet frequency feature

Choose a frequency for your tweets.

Tweet Jukebox also lets you track who has mentioned you. This can be visualized by the tweets themselves, or shown in a graph format. Choose from mentions in the last 7 days, 30 days, month or previous month.

tweet jukebox mentions report

See your mentions for different time intervals in graph format.

The Jukebox Store allows you to download preloaded jukeboxes with content from other high-profile users.

tweet jukebox preloaded jukeboxes

Download preloaded jukeboxes from influential users.

Another handy feature is the ability to thank up to 50 users every Friday.

#2: Create Text Overlay for Images Using Spruce

Spruce is a free, easy-to-use tool that allows you to quickly create images with custom text for Twitter (and Facebook). Choose an image from the library, add your text, preview your post and publish it. It’s as simple as that.

spruce image creation

Spruce makes it easy to find images and add your own text.

Spruce allows you to upload your own images and download completed images for later use. You can check the post and add text before publishing it.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to tweet using the service, so you can create and add them to your scheduler, too.

#3: Manage Followers With ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter is a highly useful tool for managing your followers and posts. The functionality of the free account is pretty good. Or you can choose from two levels of paid accounts to get more features, including analytics.

In the left column of the main dashboard, find out more about your followers by exploring different views, such as Not Following Back, No Profile Image, Inactive, Fake (Spam), Influence and Muted Users. This allows you to easily unfollow accounts that don’t offer any benefit, identify spam followers and more.

For example, suppose you want to find people you’re following but who aren’t following you back. Choose the Not Following Back option to see a list of users to check out and unfollow if necessary.

manageflitter manage tab

Use ManageFlitter to see accounts you’re following but don’t follow you in return.

Hover over a user’s name to bring up details about that person, including his or her bio, location, language and average number of tweets per day.

manageflitter user details

Hover over a user’s name to view details about the account.

You can use ManageFlitter to post using the PowerPost feature, which tells you the best times to post based on users’ activity.

manageflitter powerpost feature

Use PowerPost to tweet at optimal times.

Additionally, you can post suggested content that’s based on your niche, add anย RSS feed to find further content (although you can’t post it directly to Twitter) and view your queued content so you know what’s scheduled.

You can also connect your Google+ account so that it posts straight to Twitter for you.

#4: Manage Relationships Using Commun.it

Commun.it is a Twitter relationship management tool. There are three paid plans to choose from, depending on the features you need. You can also access and use the free account, with limited functionality.

The dashboard is full of useful information. The view below shows the Actions tab, which allows you to see at a glance who to follow, unfollow or engage with based on the tool’s suggestions.

commun.it

The Commun.it dashboard provides insight about your Twitter relationships.

Influencers and engaged users are labeled so it’s easy to identify who will share your content, extend your reach, etc.

commun.it influencer report

Influencers and engaged users are labeled to make it easy to identify them.

The Community tab gives you additional engagement options by displaying a prioritized feed that brings important users to your attention. You also see a list of well-performing tweets you might want to share.

commun.it top tweets report

See a list of suggested tweets to share with your followers.

On the left side of the screen, there’s a menu with options to help you choose people to engage with and to unfollow. You can also see who has mentioned or retweeted you, new followers and more. The categories are helpful for identifying influencers who may share your content, as well as for finding your most engaged followers.

commun.it user details report

View user information to decide whom to follow and engage with.

Commun.it gives you a basic, three-day reporting feature on the free account. If you sign up for a paid account, you can set custom ranges.

The Campaigns tab allows you to set up scheduled thank-you tweets for top followers and retweeters, daily thank-you tweets and Friday follow-ups. These are all free to use and loaded into your account.

If you don’t want to use the preloaded text, you can craft thank-you tweets that better suit your brand by clicking the New Campaign button.

commun.it thank you tweet feature

Set up your own customized thank-you tweets.

#5: Research Hashtags With RiteTag

RiteTag is a hashtag tool that allows you to view statistics on hashtags to find the best ones for each post. With the free account, you can connect one Facebook and Twitter account, while the paid accounts allow you to connect multiple accounts.

After you install the browser plugin, go to the site you want to share and click the RiteTag icon on the browser’s toolbar. This brings up a dialog box with the site URL and description. You can then add text and hashtags.

ritetag plugin

Use the RiteTag plugin to open this dialog box.

There are tools in the dialog box that enable you to research hashtags and get statistics. This gives you an indication of how popular specific tags are and how likely you are to get engagement.

You can also schedule a post from within the dialog box so you don’t have to leave the site that you’re on.

Click the graph icon to open a new window with additional details on a particular hashtag. This brings up stats about the hashtag based on its engagement in the last 24 hours.

ritetag hashtag report

View detailed stats about a particular hashtag.

Scroll down to see which influencers have used the hashtag, how often it’s been used in images and mentions and what other tags it’s been used with. A simple legend shows you whether your hashtag is a good choice.

ritetag hashtag legend

A color-coded legend makes it easy to evaluate your hashtag.

On the site (not the plugin), use the My Intel tab to track hashtags and see what engagement they’ve received, in which tweets and at what times.

Using the Research tab, you can search a database of more than 11 million hashtags to see their stats.

ritetag hashtag legend

Research individual hashtags on the RiteTag website.

You can monitor tags you use frequently (such as your brand tags) and get alerts when they’re mentioned on social channels.

ritetag hashtag alert feature

Create alerts for specific hashtags.

The scoring of hashtags helps you determine when a tag has become overused so you can choose another that will work better for your brand.

Conclusion

Finding time to successfully manage your social media accounts can be challenging. This is especially true if you’ve built up a decent-sized, engaged following.

There are plenty of well-known time-saving tools that others will recommend, such as Hootsuite, Buffer and Rignite. This article focuses on some of the lesser-known tools for boosting productivity on Twitter.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these tools? Which productivity tools do you use with your Twitter account? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Five tools to boost your Twitter productivity.

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  • I am using twitter with any business I start… any niche website, blog, portal… absolutely everything… I know and mostly use all of the tools mentioned, but I have never heard of RiteTag… and it’s exactly what I needed, because I never mastered the hashtag use…

    Thanks for educating me in every single post!

  • Thanks for reading Jacob ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Twitter and get far more engagement on there than any other social site at the moment.

  • Tim Fargo

    Loved it! We’re glad to make your list. Big thanks from the team at Tweet Jukebox.
    ps – we have an awesome Chrome Extension that makes loading jukeboxes super easy.

  • wshee

    Tim, I’m glad to see Tweet Jukebox being featured as part of this list!!

  • Tim Fargo

    Thanks Jeff. We’re very proud to have been included. A long way from our prehistoric early interface.

  • Pleasure Tim, it’s a great tool ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shannon Adams

    Love the post Kerry! Great insight on to some twitter management systems that help with the social aspects of businesses!

  • Kristian Stock

    Good article – loving Spruce! Such a time saver. I will also check out Tweet Jukebox, but how does this differ from using Buffer?

  • I love Tweet Jukebox! Such a great tool.

  • thought i was up to date with twitter tools, here 5 i’ve never come across before! Ill be sure to try all these out, jukebox tool particularly looks very promising. Im guessing its kind of like meetedgar

  • Just discovered Tweet Jukebox from this article and LOVE it already. Setting up my first jukebox now.

  • Vasile Balaj

    Hi Kerry,

    This is a fantastic article. Never heard about Spruce and RiteTag until now. I will certainly try them both.

    Thank you!

  • Hi Kerry,
    Thanks for this enlightening post on tools for productivity. I have used hootsuite but did not find it very useful probably because I used the free version. I have not been using Twitter a lot for business especially because it’s a lot to manage properly. These tools seem interested enough so I am going to try out some in the hope of increasing my activities and visibility on Twitter. Thanks for the share.

  • Also, even if using Hootsuite free version, if you get the RiteTag browser extension, it will give you images to add, influencer-tagging and of course, analytics on hashatsg as you type, right inside the Hootsuite update filed. Same for Buffer and Tweetdeck, SproutSocial, Facebook, Twitter, too.

  • Amazing tips,.

  • Tim Fargo

    Thanks Paul. If you have any questions about Tweet Jukebox you can reach me at tim@tweetjukebox.com.

  • Excellent post Kerry! Haven’t tried Spruce yet so will definitely be giving that a go ๐Ÿ™‚ Like yourself, Twitter is my favourite network. Engagement goes through the roof and the instantaneous results make for simple analysis.

    P.s. Thanks for including me in the post, I shall be adding to my Buffer today!

  • Randy Goff

    Question: I use Twitter Analytics and get a lot of information easily. Hootsuite lets me schedule posts, although not nearly as easily as Jukebox seems to – and it has an the added benefit of choice of retweet. What does it use for a link shortener? If it’s Owly, I can combine efforts and get analytics from both platforms. Lastly – so glad to see a hashtag research tool – RiteTag looks wonderful, too. Thanks for more great information!

  • Good tips.. I feel like all of these will really factor into someone’s productivity… nice shoutout to Jukebox too… it’s such a nice tool. I’d recommend it to anyone. Thumbs up, Miss Kerry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tim Fargo

    Hi Randy. We shorten using Twitter’s built in functionality. We’ll be adding trackable links in the near future. Feel free to contact me with your questions.

  • Thanks Shannon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi Kristian, well it’s free to begin with ๐Ÿ™‚ And you get more posting options as well as the prefilled Jukebox’s from others and those you make up yourself. You can also send out thank you tweets – all-in-all, I prefer it and don’t use Buffer much – I just think it’s more powerful and time-saving.

  • Thank *you* Vasile ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It is time consuming Vinton, which is why these tools will help you ๐Ÿ™‚ Hootsuite is a powerful program used by many (myself included) but does lack some features. I prefer Rignite to Hootsuite myself as it offers better times to tweet and saves time – it does cost though. Tweet Jukebox also offers similar features for scheduling and is time saving, as are the majority of those listed. So perhaps start with that and Ritetag and Spruce to get you going and then as you become more familiar with tools and Twitter, move on to tools like Commun.It to further target influencers etc.

  • Thanks Sam ๐Ÿ™‚ Yep, how on earth did we all manage before Twitter came along?!

  • Pleasure Randy, I see your question has been answered below, hope that clears it up for you.

  • Thanks – it’s so difficult to keep on top of large Twitter accounts so I really am happy that so many of you have found it useful ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My pleasure – I can’t remember life before Twitter!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Keep me updated when your next article due ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I looked at Meet Edgar but for a brand new tool that doesn’t allow you to sign up for a trial, I didn’t feel the $49 per month was worth it. I like to fully evaluate tools before I pay for them personally and I don’t like that you have to pay upfront. Perhaps if it was a well-known, tried and tested tool I would feel different.

  • Terezie Kyselova โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

    Love TweetJukebox โ™ฅ

    No doubt best tool for twitter automation these days – I use TJB on all my accounts with AMAZING results! Great replacement of TweetAdder.
    ..and it’s FREE!

    Thanks for sharing this Kerry, happy tweeting, guys ใƒ„

  • drburt

    Never heard of TJB. Can one upload bulk with Excell file like Hootsuite? Looks like an awesome tool with more features

  • Tim Fargo

    Hi there. Yes. You can upload a csv file to populate a jukebox. Please check us out.

  • Khaled Fahmy

    it’s helpful and useful tool “TJB” thank you for your article

  • I use Tweetdeck for scheduling tweets, and it worked really good for me. Thanks for the great resources and a fantastic article!

  • Kemya Scott

    Hooray! I’ve only been using 2 of these 5 tools, now I have new Twitter toys to play with. Thanks for introducing me to these new tools, they look pretty cool. I can’t wait to try them out!

  • Lots of people love Tweetdeck ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a popular tool – thanks for your comments and for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

  • New toys are always a good thing in my book. Thanks Kemya.

  • I will of course, I see we’re connected on LinkedIn (and of course Twitter)

  • …which is excellent news! Thought I’d connect after you hunted me down on LinkedIn ๐Ÿ™‚ Great to reach out Kerry.

    Maybe we can work together on something, sometime?

  • Sure, drop me an email at kerrybutters@markitwrite.com and we can discuss further ๐Ÿ™‚

  • treb072410

    Great share Kerry.. Thanks for the info, very informative and useful..

  • Thanks for this post Kerry.

    Also, can you point me to one or more WordPress plugins that will post to Twitter/Facebook automatically?

    Thanks in advance.

  • No SocialBro?

  • Thanks Kerry.

  • Not this time Todd, can’t include them all ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Awesome awesome post here. I haven’t done any twitter marketing lately and in that time, boy has it changed. I’m definitely checking out the tools you’ve shared here esp ManageFilter. I appreciate you for sharing this. Definitely something I’m excited to start implementing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My favourite favourite Twitter tool is a chrome extention called Twitcher that allows you to toggle between different Twitter accounts on a desktop. Couldn’t live without it now. We use it to navigate between the client accounts we manage.

  • interesting. It’s hard to wait to make use of these… especially “JukeBox” thanks Kerry for your useful article!

  • Thanks PJ, Twitter is certainly fast moving and it’s come on a lot in recent years ๐Ÿ™‚ I think tools are a must if you don’t want to find yourself snowed under to the point you never sleep ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sounds great, will check it out, although I don’t tend to use Chrome as much as Firefox. It appears to have stuck itself in the startup folder and imo, a browser doesn’t need to be there!

  • Found this article rather interesting, especially text overlay TrySpruce, that tool totally rocked. Thanks for putting this together.

  • Thanks for the list. I can’t wait to try these tools. Trying to keep engaged with twitter while keeping up with content writing can really get crazy. When your a one woman business there is so much to do. I look forward to using these tools. Thanks so much.

  • There is lots to do! I started out as a one-woman business too, so I know how hard it is to remember/have time for everything! I hope you find the tools useful ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marie W

    Hi Tim, I totally agree. I will surely have more to say about this later. I just started something new but I slow to evolve. Thank you for all your wonderful philantropy.

  • Marie W

    Thanks for this great articles. I love social media and working to find my place in the scheme of things.

  • Sweet4Free

    It’s a jungle out there. Used or using some tools. Looking at a few tools now to see what kind of engament I get. I don;t want to veer off my main focus. Some more sophisticated tweeting is paramount.

  • Lilieth V. Harris

    Informative article, trying to find my footing in this space, will have to check these out!

  • Randy White

    Tim,

    Thanks for Tweet Jukebox, great tool I use with @marketingbattle

  • Twitter is undoubtedly one of the most sought after tools for social media management. And the tools that you have discussed here can help one take his social media strategies to newer heights. I am gonna share it with my followers right away.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Not only twitter and facebook are excellent choices to keep in touch with customers, but also e-mail.
    know this might be out of the twitter area, but I found this extension called mailroof that is really usefull to rescue long forgotten contacts from my gmail. That way I can reconnect with customers and PREVENT losing touch with them. That could be a nice addition to any customer strategy.