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I spend a lot of time online. Most of that is work related, and I need tools that help me do my job better, faster, and with excellence.

Since Twitter is one of the main tools I use for content curation, monitoring, and promotion, my choice of app is critical to the success and functionality of my job. That’s why I choose to use Tweetbot. It’s a paid app but the benefits are so worth the cost. Here are the main reasons I use it:

  • Customizable timeline view. With my personal account, I follow around 750 people on Twitter. It’s a manageable number to follow. But for other work accounts in my app that may follow thousands of people, I have lists setup. In Tweetbot, my main view can be that list instead of the big timeline.
  • Customizable tabs. There are five tabs in Tweetbot. Three are fixed (timeline, mentions, DMs). The other two are flexible. They can be used for favorites, searches, lists, a profile view, mute filters, or retweets.
  • Advanced mute capabilities. You can mute specific users, hashtags, clients, or phrases for anywhere from a day to a week or month or even forever.
  • Night and day modes. The background automatically switches from white to black based on the brightness to make it easier to read.
  • Cross-platform syncing. The app syncs with your Tweetbot client on iPad or Mac and allows you to pick up where you left off on all your accounts.
  • Email DM conversations and individual tweets. These are handy for monitoring or customer service.
  • Tweet translation. You can easily translate the tweet in-app. Click the translate button and it recognizes the language and translates the tweet to your language for you.
  • Left and right swiping. Swipe a certain way on a tweet and you can control the action that results.
  • Lightbox media view. All images, GIFs, Vines, and Instagram pics and videos play in-app. Youtube videos play in the in-app browser.
  • Swipe between accounts. Instead of having to bounce to a menu or settings area to switch accounts, it’s very easy to go from account to account by swiping at the top.
  • Reply from any account. If I’m in one account and see a tweet that needs a reply from another account, I can just hit reply and switch the “from” account and send. No need to switch accounts, find the tweet, and then reply. Very helpful, but should be used with caution.

Do you have a favorite Twitter app? Do you use Tweetbot? If so,what else do you like about it?

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