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Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Guides / Tips, Social Networks |

Free Alternatives to TweetDeck

Free Alternatives to TweetDeck

In one of the comments that were left in the different uses we can give to the lists of Twitter , we asked for recommendations to replace TweetDeck to customer order. So this is our answer to Daniel Milla : of course we can lend you a cable. It is rare not consider using as social networks manager, because the truth is that, generally, is very good, has support for multiple accounts and platforms, and is free. On several occasions we have recommended managers of social networks, but at this time we will focus on alternatives to TweetDeck.

What is the difference? If, after all, is about social networking managers. Well, what we will do is take the features that we like TweetDeck to create a list with 4 practical alternatives, fast and above all free, this fantastic service. The translation would find other great services we serve as a backup. That’s our idea. In addition to the free, we’re looking for is support for multiple columns, multiple accounts, customization options, support for a variety of social networks not only but also Facebook and LinkedIn, for example, fast and intuitive interface, and system efficient notifications. We have a difficult task that unfortunately we can not fulfill completely.


We are trying not to add to HootSuite within this list because it is the most obvious. So we go with another player heavy first choice: Seesmic has support for multiple platforms, multiple accounts, and it can be installed as an extension of Google Chrome for easy access to our timeline whenever we open a new window. In terms of interface, is the most similar to a sharing TweetDeck columns to separate timeline, mentions, direct messages, and other columns you want to add to searches or scheduled tweets, for example.

Another aspect to consider is that it is completely free. Seems like a silly detail, but many of the more efficient alternative to TweetDeck are paid, so we have quite limited here. is also free, and while not as powerful as our original program, we can put a subordinate place and recommended smoothly. The best way to use it is through Chrome extension for easy access and immediate synchronization. But it also has a range of apps that can be used from different devices.


DestroyTwitter is a lovely but very limited application, since it does not support other social networks, and also has a multi-column interface. But it is very practical to review our timeline at all times, and also allows us to save time to be light and fast, fundamental things we expect from a social networking client. platform is also ideal for users who, for example, have a job but a Mac PC staff and do not want to have to keep changing between clients when they go home from work. Another interesting feature is, for example, be able to filter the tweets related to Foursquare, if you really do not want to know where our friends.

As we said, it has the disadvantage of not giving us too many options in regard to the accounts, but has many customization options with which we can change the font size, and other practical details that we can find in TweetDeck, as eg autocomplete usernames – why some users still insist so complicated? – and sound notification system to never miss any of the conversation.


Let sacrificing some things, for example, in this case the timeline. With Buffer can not know what they’re saying users who follow, but it is clear that we are not put on the list for nothing. In Bitelia ends are fans because it is an excellent application and easy to use, allowing us to tweet interesting things at the time. We just have to create an account, manage the times when we want to leave our tweets-is essential to have the option to program-and then start them from any page, pressing the button will be installed next to the address bar.

However, a major drawback is not having the timeline, I say. It can be, depending on the account you are working. If we want to have options to schedule and send content around, then Buffer is what we are looking for. If we want to also be able to answer any indication, then we will agree to supplement the use of buffer with another customer who do support. As we said, depends on the type of work we have to do. Beyond that impossibility, Buffer is a very stable and super helpful.


Let’s admit that the interface TwitIQ is not the most beautiful, in fact, goes back about 5 years in design of social network administrators-but does the job well, which is what interests us. No need to create an account independent, we only have to synchronize with the Twitter account that we will use. If we are to support multiaccounting, we will have to acquire Pro version, which actually is not that expensive and we can consider it as an investment, though I recommend buying other tools more attractive and more functionality.

It has a good chance of tracking conversations, which is essential in order to manage an account, but also offers a brief analytical with some fundamental things like retweets and interaction. The panel mentions is not as easy to access but offered separately, so it is something interesting.

They used to be many more options in terms of Twitter clients. Unfortunately, since the last update of the platform API, because many developers requirements left out and that is how we lost many free tools and valuable. For example, IFTTT longer support your recipes with Twitter because of this change. Maybe in the future things will change, though it is doubtful, but in the meantime, we can use these alternatives.

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