If you use Twitter personally or as an organization, you might want the ability to post tweets for publication in the future, or schedule a number of them. You might not be able to sleep without twittering once an hour, you might be doing an important marketing campaign, whatever the reason, Twuffer is great at what it does, scheduling tweets.
It is a breeze to use, you don't even have to sign up, you can use your existing Twitter username and password and off you go. You can use it as a regular Twitter client, but you also have the additional option to choose a date and time. Twitter nuts might find the hourly option a bit restricting you can't specify an exact time, you either tweet at 2am or 3am, nothing in between.
That's about all there is to it, you can view your queued tweets, modify them, delete them and so on. Although I am not a huge Twitter fan, Twuffer is one of those services we should see more of. It is very well designed (I love the calendar fade/slide effect) and while it gives you more power than the usual Twitter interface, it is just as easy to use.
Update: Twuffer is still listed as a beta service. I can't really say if it has been updated ever since our first review of the service, or if it has not as there is no real indication of that on the website. The only indication that it may still be up to date is the copyright at the bottom of the page which includes 2012.
To use the program you need to authorize it as an app on Twitter. Once you do, you can use ot to schedule posts that you want posted at a later point in time.
Update 2: The most recent message posted on Twitter using the service is listed on the Twuffer website. This indicates that the service is working just fine right now. A free plan is still provided which is good for 50 scheduled tweets per month.
Subscribers who pay $5.99 per month get unlimited scheduled tweets, support for multiple Twitter usernames, spreadsheet support to make scheduling even easier, and more.Advertisement
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