A Tale of Two Twitter Tools
In order to manage a Twitter account it is absolutely necessary to have a desktop application to filter and organize the constant stream of content. I have always been a TweetDeck enthusiast. I dabbled with Seesmic briefly, but always opted for the clean user friendly interface of TweetDeck. In addition to updating multiple accounts at once, you can easily set up searches and separate users into groups with a click of a button. Add in the Facebook updates and the ability to sort columns left and right…well, consider me smitten.
Despite my love for TweetDeck, there were a few things lacking. Enter CoTweet. CoTweet is a great resource to communicate amongst a group of people Tweeting on behalf of the same account. You can schedule tweets in advance which is perfect for upcoming events. You can also tag specific Tweets and assign to another person either via CoTweet or through an e-mail. As its name suggests CoTweet makes it easy to share responsibilities and work harmoniously. It rivals Tweetdeck in ease of use, ability to update multiple accounts and quick search capabilities.
Torn between two Twitter apps, What to do? Use both, of course!
Every day there are new applications and it is impossible to stay on top of every shiny new object. Instead, decide exactly what you want to do and seek out the resource that most efficiently accomplishes your goals. In my case, TweetDeck and CoTweet are the most convenient tools to help me navigate the Twittersphere on a daily basis.
What tools do you use?