This morning I decided to see how many cool Twitter applications were floating around. The key for me was how quick could I understand them and if that was the case, maybe the common person might be able to grasp them as well. There’s nothing worse than someone touting the next big thing, and it being so difficult to understand or implement that it ceases to be very cool.
Flotzam seemed to have a cool take on twitter. In this mash-up of Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Digg and blogs, you can use this simple application to configure what you want to watch and the speed in which you see it. To Quote,” Want to view what your Twitter friends are doing? Want to see the photos your friends have posted on Facebook? Or maybe their photos on Flickr, too? Download now and have all of your photos, Tweets, Diggs, Facebook invites & pokes and feeds come to you”
Madtwitter was kinda of a cool desktop/systray app. Once configured it will stay at the bottom of your desktop (in the systray) showing itself when you receive new “twits”. Clicking on its icon will show the main window where you can write your “twits”.
How about a couple of cool Twitter search engines? I like this one Twittertroll and this one Twittersearch Here is a nice directory I’ve used quite a bit as well TwitDir. Here is a Digg combo called Twitigg
PicoBuzz is fun because it picks up on the latest buzzwords that have been tweeted. The voyeur meets Twitter. This next one should be on everyones list. It’s a black list of Twitter spammers called the Twitter Blacklist
So you’re on the go and not sure when you need to be somewhere to receive the package that is being sent via UPS or Fedex, well now you can track them using Twitter and @Trackthis, This one might be my fave.
Sales people unite! Salestwit seems to have potential, though it did lock up on me initially but that might be because its behind an SSL? But hey anything that can arm the sales person out there with ammo to close the deal, right?
twi8r translates text message shorthand to English and vice versa and let’s you post immediately to Twitter. Moby Picture lets you add postings to your Twitter and Flickr account from your mobile phone, email or from the web, including pictures! All postings to this platform are automatically also placed in your Twitter account with a tinyurl, directing to the posting photo. For Flickr you can automatically add tags as well.
Similarly, Snaptweet allows you to send your Flickr photos to Twitter. Now Tweeetwhatyoueat is like having your peeps check out what your eating and it also helps you manage what you eat. It’s your daily food diary It answers the question – what did you have to eat today?
This next one is a total time killer but hey sometimes when your’re doing nothing, it might be just what you need! Straw Poll Now fills that void.
This twiiter app is hilarious. Some if it I can agree with but essentially its suck search app. IN other words, search for things that suck. Ifsuck
Wanna twitter like a pirate? Aye Matey then ye will be wanting to check out Post Like a Pirate
Twitthis has a definite niche so you’ll want to add it to the list. When visitors to your website click on the TwitThis button or link, it takes the URL of the webpage and creates a shorter URL using TinyURL. Then visitors can send this shortened URL and a description of the web page to all of their friends on Twitter.