If you’re thinking about starting work on a blog, or already post thoughts and comments on a regular basis, then you’ll probably know that there are rich pickings when it comes to getting the right tools for the job. The only trouble with that is it’s a little tricky deciding on which apps are going to help your productivity and which ones will simply cause you distractions.
If you’re looking to speed up workflow and get your posts made quick smart, as well as staying on top of what others are blogging out there in the community, then the following three apps might just fit the bill…
HooteSuite is an old favourite, used by many people who’ve been blogging almost since day one. It’s wonderfully easy to use and comes packed with all manner of different tools for ensuring that your daily blogging duties are as productive as ever. You’ll need to create an account with HootSuite in order to enjoy the best features, but once you’ve done that then you’ll have a multi-faceted software tool that has all kinds of appeal.
For example, it integrates seamlessly with the likes of social networking including Twitter itself plus Facebook and Foursquare too. Better still, the program can be tweaked and fine-tuned so that it looks and behaves just as you need it to, and all in a way that makes it easy for apprentice bloggers to get to learn the ropes.
Similarly, TweetDeck is another app that has thousands of users and, once you’ve tried it, that’s not hard to see why. This is a slightly more convoluted app to use, but that’s mainly because of the sophisticated array of features that it comes with. It’s certainly one of the best tools for keeping tabs on what other people are posting and also amalgamating all of the feeds that you follow.
Once you’ve got to grips with the power of this app, it’s possible to drill down deep into the information that it accumulates, meaning it’s great for getting a general overview or homing in on the latest hot topic and researching before making your own well-informed blogging posts.
Another great option when it comes to Twitter clients is TweetBot, which is one of those apps that simply gets better the more you use it. There are plenty of highlights within the deliciously simple to use interface, including the ability to employ multiple timelines so you can stay on top of people who are being followed. There are smart gestures, which allow you to run the program to your own liking while push notifications add to the continual update process.
The other bonus is that TweetBot can also be suitably customised to perform to meet your requirements, with additional tabs in the interface that can be made to do what you want. There’s also the capacity for integrating it with the likes of Instapaper and also for adding photo and video in one of the slickest operations yet seen from a Twitter Client. All in all then, this one of the best there is.