TweetDeck is an app for managing Twitter accounts. It lets users track and update multiple Twitter accounts with one platform. The software was purchased by Twitter in 2011 for $40 million in a massive buyout.
- User-friendly Twitter management
- Manages multiple Twitter accounts
- Lets users create custom defined streams to follow
- Non-obtrusive interface that doesn't consume lots of resources
- Free to download and use
- Link multiple Twitter accounts in one app
- Search function is intuitive and useful
- Feature set is bare bones
- No reporting
One of the downsides of Twitter is that it has never been very mobile friendly. A variety of apps have been created to make using Twitter on a phone easier, but few of them succeed as well as TweetDeck. The software is free to download and Twitter has a direct hand in its development. This app provides real-time updates to a user's Twitter feed in a non-obtrusive interface. Users can define custom streams that they would like to monitor. These can include specific keywords, interactions, the user's timeline, or the activities of people a user follows. It is an efficient way to use Twitter, a social media platform that is known for its ability to swallow up lots of time. Up to four streams can be created in Tweet Deck. A downside for business users is that TweetDeck doesn't offer any reporting or analytics. Scheduling bulk Tweets is also not included in the software's features. Even so, for the small business owner or single individual this is a utilitarian app which doesn't take up a lot of phone space. To publish a post, simply use the TweetDeck's interface. The app will alert you if you have exceeded the character limit. You can schedule individual Tweets even though there is no bulk scheduler. TweetDeck is available for multiple platforms. It can be used on a desktop system, Android, or iOS device. There is also an app from Google Chrome which lets the app function as a browser extension. Best of all, the app allows syncing between different devices. Support can be difficult to obtain. There is a knowledge base provided which addresses problems that are frequently encountered, but there is no option for live chat or email support.