Like it or not. Twitter has quickly transformed into a marketing tool. Bloggers use it to market their blogs, webmasters use it to market their websites, Movie stars use it to market their movies, Affiliates use it sell their stuff and there is no end to this list. So, even when you are busy, you just can’t afford to stop tweeting and go silent for a long time.

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Not to worry, you can schedule the tweets! And there are multiple ways to do that. Read on.




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Top 10 Ways to Schedule your Tweets

1. Twuffer

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  • Tweet hourly/daily/monthly announcements
  • appointment/milestone reminders
  • run a time-based scavenger hunt
  • notify subscribers about upcoming podcast or video episodes
  • appear as if you never sleep

2. TwitResponse

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  • schedule unlimited amount of tweets
  • easy to manage all your scheduled tweets
  • edit or delete scheduled tweets from the dashboard
  • Twitter + AutoResponder = TwitResponse!

3. AutoTweeter

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  • java based cross platform twitter desktop client
  • Uses a “tweetfile” (like a clean text file) where each line is considered a tweet
  • set your tweets in this file and schedule the time where each tweet will be published.

4. Future Tweets

  • schedule your Twitter messages
  • Send it at a specific time in the future or send a recurring tweet daily, weekly, monthly or yearly!
  • Flip/Reverse your tweets!

5. Tweet-U-Later

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  • Schedule all of your meeting reminders months in advance
  • you can send tweets via eMail as well
  • Post reminders of assignments and papers due. Tweet when your office is open or closed
  • You can schedule DMs as well as view pending tweets

6. HootSuite

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  • schedule tweets + manage multiple accounts
  • choose to receive an email when that tweet has gone out
  • you can schedule a tweet to post on more than one account at once
  • no recurring tweet schedule option

7. Twaitter

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  • Tweet scheduler
  • Twitter calendar, a multi-user management system and RSS to Twitter management
  • recurring tweet schedule option
  • doesn’t use Twitter oAuth which is a potential security issue

8. TweetLater

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  • schedule tweets by clicking on the date on the calendar
  • keep your Twitter stream ticking over with new tweets even when you’re not in front of your computer
  • simple and easy to use

9. Schedule Twitter Posts

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  • Save and schedule up to 1000 tweets — set and forget strategy
  • Automatically send out scheduled tweets as frequent as every 5 minutes
  • Bulk upload and schedule tweets for future posting
  • For a free account, you can schedule up to 5 tweets which must be at least 4 hours apart
  • With a Pro account ($19.95/month) you can schedule up to 100 tweets which must be at least 30 minutes apart

10. Tycoon Scheduler

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  • schedule future tweet updates on your Twitter account
  • schedule tweets to re-occur on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis
  • you can run Tycoon Scheduler from your OWN server
  • FLIP/REVERSE Your Tweets!

 
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21 thoughts on “Top 10 Ways to Schedule Your Tweets for a Future Date

  1. Good roundup, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of these types of applications and programs popping up as Twitter grows in popularity. Anyone have any input on which ones might work the best (if you used them)?

  2. Hi,

    Great round-up !

    I think you should also have a look at @justinvincent’s TweetMiner (www.tweetminer.com), it has the most comprehensive set of delaying options (especially the ability to schedule tweets evenly in time).

    P.-J.

  3. Hi Raju
    Thanks for this cool list. I use Socialoumph and Twuffer. Socialoumpph is a very good free tool with excellent reactivity and you can do many tasks within the free tool. Twuffer is also fine but just to schedule tweets. Anyway, will go and check some of your suggestions. Thanks for your work.
    Martin

  4. A list but it needed more for me. What I needed extra was which operating system they all worked on. You did say one was on all platforms as it was Java based.

    As a Linux user I am assuming you are like most Windows users and think there is no other operating system outside of that. (Though you might have heard of a Mac??)

    I will have a look to see if I can use any of them.

  5. I have been looking around for a list of Twitter applications to automate my tweets. It takes alot of work sending tweets and each tweets seems to last about an hour and another tweet is needed. I have been checking out some of the applications and they seem useful. I basically want to save time and concentrate on making great content and not spending all day tweeting. Thanks for the info.

  6. Understanding the importance of Twitter related to business is crucial. Twitter is potentially a big platform for marketing and must be used optimistically. Plan strategically for what need to be posted and at what time. Ensure that tweet has appropriate hashtag and use image for improved visibility. I use Hootsuite and Buffer for scheduling but will rate Hootsuite higher in terms of the features it give. We have also provided certain social media sharing tools with the websites we deliver using Enterprise web content management systems. Sitefinity, Sitecore, WordPress etc. all CMSs have tools that allow social media sharing and scheduling which is a great benefit.

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