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Hummingbird – pay for a Twitter tool that can be done free? crap

Hummingbird touts itself as a tool from an Internet marketer that has made millions of dollars online.  Now they want some of your money to use Twitter.  Before we go further, keep in mind this is a blog with an opinion.

Straight from their website first..

Hummingbird has been sold for over $2000.00 to marketers who begged me to keep this a secret.

When I told them how much I planned to sell Hummingbird for, they nearly jumped through the phone. In fact, we argued so long and so hard about it, that they literally paid me to compromise.

To honor my promise, I have agreed to only sell 75 copies at this drastically reduced price, then close the doors, forever.

Maybe we are nuts here at EverythingTwitter, but I don’t recall showing you any tool you would pay $10 for, nevermind this crazy thought.

Automatic friend following – we have free tools for it

Unfollow people not following you – free tools again

Isolate your friends – yes, free grouping tools

Monitor your account – you do it daily!

UPDATE: Feb 23 2009 due to the same 2 people adding the wonderful supportive comments to this post wondering why we tanked this review, I removed them.


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Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

Discussion

93 thoughts on “Hummingbird – pay for a Twitter tool that can be done free? crap

  1. Can anyone tell me if there are friendly tools for automatic friend following out there?

    Posted by 1000 game mobile | March 11, 2011, 12:16 am
  2. I purchased Hummingbird, like many other people believing that the software was from a reputable company.

    However, once the purchase had gone through, the trouble started immediately. Firstly it took over 3 days to get the license, during which time I tried to contact the owners (which was very difficult as their support mails don’t work and trying to find their support details is near impossible) without much success. Eventually I received the license form them, only to realise that it does not work on a mac, which is what I use at home.

    I then requested a refund from them using PayPal (where I purchased from), and after nearly a month of emails and requests, PayPal completed the claim in favour of hummingbird (Jounce) stating that “The item is ineligible for PayPal Buyer Protection because it is intangible”. What a crock of BS!

    The thing about this software company (Jounce) is that the attitude and rudeness of the people at Jounce is unbelievable, they even stated that I should run a “virtual machine” on my Mac to make it work! How dumb is that… why do you think I bought a Mac (NOT a Windows PC) in the first place? And furthermore, why should I have to? As far as I am concerned the software IS SIGNIFICANTLY NOT AS DESCRIBED. Their support system is basically NON EXISTANT, and as many people have come to realise (in this and many other blogs), there any many alternatives to Hummingbird, and nearly all of them either free or a lot cheaper than HB, and their functionality is far better than Hummingbird.

    So after all my hassles with them, and them not refunding my money, I still cannot use the software that I don’t want. After everything, I even installed it on a Windows PC, only to find out that the license they gave me is not valid anymore (surprise, surprise). So I have paid $69 for Hummingbird that I cannot use at home because I have a Mac, and after all they have suspended my license anyway! Would you call this even remotely ethical?

    My advice to anybody thinking about purchasing hummingbird is the following:

    DO NOT BUY IT!
    YOU WILL BE RIPPED OFF ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!

    There are many alternatives out there and I will use all my comment and blogging ability to ruin their name!

    Posted by Unhappy User | March 10, 2011, 6:32 pm
  3. Considering that this company no longer exists and the program relies on the server on their side to work, this product is a moot point to complain about. I, like others I am sure, have to eat the money we spent on the slick advert. Live and learn in 2011. Go free as much as possible and be skeptical about anything you have to pay for.

    Posted by Randal | January 1, 2011, 11:38 am
  4. I bought the product around 9 months ago. There was some difficulty with the licensing key, and the owner (or support staff or whatever) was very rude when I tried to get things fixed. Maybe he was just having a bad day, but it was uncalled for.

    The product itself worked to an extent, but I recently have had use for it, but it’s been down for the last few days. Save your money and try tweetadder instead. They actually give you a free trial, and they don’t advertise themselves like amateur affiliates trying to make a quick buck.

    Posted by james | November 4, 2010, 4:50 pm
  5. I’ve reviewed Social Oomph and TweetAdder and use both.

    http://www.sweetice.biz/wordpress/?page_id=188

    Posted by Brad Dalton | October 19, 2010, 8:31 am
  6. Searching Social Networks is great, it reminds me of http://www.searchulike.com that helps search social Bookmarks…

    Posted by Jeff | August 25, 2010, 7:58 pm
  7. With recent changes Twitter is really much less “bulk” manageable.

    Posted by John | July 22, 2010, 1:21 pm
  8. What are the alternatives to hummingbird

    Posted by dennismarshall02 | July 4, 2010, 1:04 am
  9. I bought HB 2 and it does not work.And when I called sopport they said that it was me and not the program.When I tryed to get answers he told me to get f*ck.So I had my cridet card refund the payment.Then when I tryed to delite it from my computer it open and started running.So today I found a rebill and now I have to start it all over.Please DONT BUY IT!!Dont buy any thing with out a 60 day money back guarantee.

    Posted by aaron | May 20, 2010, 11:34 pm
  10. hi,so whats the best often for a free software for twitter?

    Posted by Ericsonic corp | May 18, 2010, 10:31 pm
  11. Just noticed a pretty rude advertising tactic on the part of hummingbird. I googled Tweetadder – a tool that I have tried for free and am thinking about buying – and the sponsored link said Don’t Buy Tweetadder – in all caps of course. I clicked on it and it went right to the sales page for hummingbird – no actual criticism of tweetadder at all.

    Posted by Martin | May 7, 2010, 12:13 am
  12. Twitter is changing it’s policy toward bulk follow and un follow so software like HB is loosing it’s touch.

    Posted by John | March 8, 2010, 6:17 am
    • I really don’t understand this bandwagon that appears to attract slagging off Hummingbird and Mesiab labs.
      I understand the concept of free speech but at least take the time to justify yourselves.
      I got half way down the list of comments and haven’t found anyone who’s bothered to actually make any effort to make any comparisons.
      I’ll admit I’m biased because I use Hummingbird and it suits me just fine, which compelled me to look into it.
      Moving on, I went through some of the comments to find references to the free options. Here’s what I found.
      Social Oomph: Doesn’t mass follow or mass unfollow. I use it in combination with Hiummingbird for its auto follow and auto unfollow function.
      Phoenix Twitter Desktop, doesn’t list features from what I could see, so I’ll assume there’s not much to rave about. I get that its free, But I’d like to know what I’m getting before I take the time to set it up.
      MTF Dashboard: ????? Tried searching for it and it doesn’t appear to exist, forgive me if my ignorance is the issue here.
      Catfood Follower:Appears to be a good free alternative, however having read the threads on its support there still appears to be a few bugs.
      In conclusion, I don’t see any justification for majority of the remarks, many appear to be simply following the trend without any frame of reference. Maybe its cool, I don’t know.
      Hummingbird was one of the early programs to perform mass follow/unfollow, and issues were bound to arise, however Hummingbird as I understand it has recently signed an agreement with Twitter to ensure compliance with Twitters parameters.
      Finally I would add that mass following in any way does not create targeted traffic as some would have you believe. It simply builds numbers, and by the law of averages, the higher your numbers, the more chances you have of getting good traffic. Gaining quality followers is down to who you follow, and how much you participate in the community.
      I have to say my participation up to now has been small, as I tend to dip in and out, either way Hummingbird does what it says on the tin.
      Hope this helps.

      Posted by t0nymurphy | May 9, 2010, 6:33 am
  13. I think people here ignore all comments. The problem with hummingbird is nothing more or less then the cost. Socioaloomph, pheonix twitter desktop, MTF dashboard, catfood follower, and SO many other programs do EXACTLY what hummingbird does only they are free!!

    However all that aside…. I’d actually pay for a tool that would automate using http://sokule.com/postit/blogmarketing At least then when my posts go out they would go out to 30 different social sites… now THAT is worth $200

    Posted by blogmarketing | February 8, 2010, 11:58 am
  14. I think hummingbird bashing is becoming a favourite past time among the internet marketers. Wouldn’t it be a better to have some independent review site that analysises all availabl the software/appsand lets users vote on it.

    Posted by Amarjit | February 5, 2010, 3:54 pm
  15. I haven’t used HB yet. But, I use Twitter to find potential buyers for my products and services. My goal is to make a couple hundred dollars a day, and if I can spend $100 or $200 once to help me earn $1000 every week, I think that’s a good investment of time and money.

    For me, the most useful functions of any Twitter tool would be:

    1 – auto-follow 100-200 people per day based on keywords in their profile or conversations

    2 – auto-unfollow people who have not followed me back 3-5 days after I have auto-followed them

    3 – create a never-follow list of people I have un-followed, or don’t want to follow based on keywords

    4 – create a never-un-follow list of people I want to follow even if they un-follow me

    Where are the free tools that automate those functions?

    Posted by Michael | January 31, 2010, 9:16 am
  16. can hummingbird filter tweet, i do not want add follower that tweet link, usually people tweet link just want to promote stuff, so, it is useless and probably danger to follow them

    Posted by joneyline | December 21, 2009, 4:33 am
  17. I just wanted to mention our tool that I believe has the same if not more features then hummingbird and is a fraction of the cost. Here is the website: http://www.tweetwhistle.com I know it’s shamless self promotion but hopefully it helps someone out and they save a few bucks :)

    -Paul

    Posted by Paul Smith | October 29, 2009, 8:09 am
  18. I said it before I will say it again… hummingbird was doomed from the start. But no rest assured this is NOT the end for twitter mass friend programs. My program MTF dashboard still works perfectly and as long as you don’t go setting some ridiculous number like “follow 1500 users” I have yet to see any flags from it. I use it on 26 different accounts for mass following, auto tweets, rt’s and virtually everything else. And unlike hummingbird guess what? My program is STILL free :O) Just do a google search for MTF dashboard.

    Posted by Blog Marketing | October 22, 2009, 11:52 pm
  19. It appears that the use of Hummingbird has started to get accounts suspended.

    It happened to me within minutes of using HB. In fact HB was still working.

    There are a few people starting to report this via the HB forum.

    Looks like it’s all over for HB and auto follow tools in general.

    Posted by Kevin heath | October 17, 2009, 8:03 am
  20. Well, I think it’s awesome! I agree with Jake Z. For the everyday Twitter user it is not a necessity, but for a hard-core online marketer/business owner it’s great! Sure, there are sites that do all of the things that the Hummingbird does, but it takes forever to keep up with all of that. I, for one, am a very happy customer. Thanks!

    Leah
    http://www.twitter.com/haloproject

    Posted by Leah | October 7, 2009, 10:31 pm
  21. Hello!
    I have heard great things on Hummingbird,more than birdfeeder, however, is there one app, that has most of the features all the other apps have out there?
    Is there a granddaddy of them all?
    there popping up all the time.. heres one examplehttp://whostalkin.com/
    so many…
    any ideas?
    Sean Vanity

    Posted by Sean Vanity | October 1, 2009, 3:11 pm
  22. I really do appreciate your attitude and opinion. So after all paid stuff are not always the only solution.

    Posted by Feller | September 29, 2009, 4:31 pm
  23. Hi,

    My windows laptop was stolen. Bought a MacBookPro. Wanted to reinstall Hummingbird again. Paid full price and loved it.

    Can’t figure out what has happened, I cannot find a way to re-download the software or retrieve my installation credentials.

    Please help. I would like to use it on my Mac instead. Is that possible?

    Posted by Jonathan | August 24, 2009, 7:55 pm
  24. well, that was fun to read, anyhow ;)

    Posted by the_guv | July 27, 2009, 11:35 pm
  25. We would like to thank the blog creator [ idonotes ] for allowing all opinions to be voiced. We respect the authors opinion but also support freedom of speach and non-censorship. We are not the type of business that tries to build by censoring two sided opinions. Thanks again! For all you whom have benefited from Hummingbird and support Mesiab Labs software and products, we appreciate your business.

    Posted by Tyson Quick | July 15, 2009, 5:24 pm
  26. I am completely confused on the Hummingbird affiliate program. e-Junkie, which it is run through, shows the product to be $97 with a 30% commission, whereas the Hummingbird website provides banners and has language that says it is $197 with $98 commissions.

    Time to find a different program where things are on the level.

    Posted by Mark Schwartz | July 12, 2009, 9:53 am
  27. I would love some help.

    I think hummingbird sucks big time. and thats before I even load it on my puter.

    I have sent 6 emails to support in a little over a week explaing my problem, and asked for a fix or a refund. Now I get no replies from anyone.

    I was going to tweet a message like this

    BEWARE HUMMINGBIRD A story of lost money and lack of support, Lets checkem out b4 buying.

    Do you think that a message such as this would motivate support or admin to respond to my emails.

    Posted by sNEAKYsALES | July 4, 2009, 7:55 pm
  28. Honestly, this is the biggest crap I ever heard. It seems you never tried this programm. IMHO it is one of the most powerful twitter tools actually available! And I’m not from mesia lab!

    Posted by tom | June 30, 2009, 6:26 am
    • I am glad you read the posting. However, it isn’t about how well the product functions. It is about paying for the product that can be done for free if you are only trying to build followers that really don’t follow you all that close.

      Posted by idonotes | June 30, 2009, 9:23 am
  29. This blog post is completely CRAP, if you are so certain hummingbird sucks, then POST THE FREE ALTERNATIVES FFS!!!

    Posted by Martien de Jong | June 28, 2009, 7:14 pm
  30. never used this product i prefer to used the free ones and see whatt happens then make my judgement

    Posted by MONEY MOTIVATOR | June 9, 2009, 1:56 pm
  31. Hummingbird is ok but way too over priced. I ended up finding a way better solution called Bird Feeder by PacesysSoftware.com . Triple the futures, no ugly web browser and its fast!

    Posted by Jeff Bridges | May 27, 2009, 9:57 am
    • That pacey software is horrible!! Design is very frustrating.. Hummingbird on the other hand I have been very satisfied with, gained a ton of followers =)

      Posted by zack h | June 4, 2009, 4:05 am
      • Jeff, although we respect your opinion. Do note that we have lowered the original $197 price set in February to $97 in preperation for our Hummingbird 2 launch. Also, all our customers will receive HB2 free of charge, it will be much more advanced then any twitter marketing software on the market.

        Posted by Tyson Quick | July 15, 2009, 5:08 pm
  32. Hummingbird is a great app. I’m confident there is nothing out there like it for free. Don’t really think there is anything else out there… Full stop… Great blog

    Posted by Matthew Frost | May 26, 2009, 7:01 am
  33. Where is the blasted free version of this program!

    Posted by Kingsley4 | May 25, 2009, 4:12 pm
    • Exactly the point. They do not give this way but we point to a combination of products that will do it. Sure not in one wrapper but is the goal to get a whole bunch of followers that unfollow you or ones that stay and grow for the right content?

      Posted by idonotes | May 25, 2009, 4:16 pm
  34. We’ve released a similar product with many more features that I’d invite you to check out for comparison. There’s a free trial, so feel free to see what you think. (link on my name).

    Posted by Josh | May 22, 2009, 3:16 pm
    • How much is your product? I know you have a free trial but nowhere on your site does it say how much it is after the trial. Plus your contact page asks us to go to the faq’s first but there isn’t one single ques about this software. And there are not prices for any of your products.

      Posted by tony | June 20, 2009, 9:30 am
    • I’m sorry but this tool was very poorly programmed ;) spend some more time on it and give it another shot

      Posted by trever | June 22, 2009, 5:04 am
      • You’re crazy! Bird Feeder KILLS Hummingbird. It has way more features. See for yourself.

        Posted by Chris | June 24, 2009, 10:42 am
      • Actually, Bird Feeder has ZERO issues for me – it’s perfect! I also like how I can follow by keyword. I can’t do that with Hummingbird.

        Posted by Christine | June 24, 2009, 10:50 am
      • I thought i would point out that christines post is associated with an affiliate link to paceys software. A true opinon is formed when no affiliate link is associtiated. Nonetheless we also encourage market competition, without it there is little innovation.

        Posted by Tyson Quick | July 15, 2009, 5:10 pm
  35. how do you get twitter to turn on automatic following?

    Posted by issy06 | May 6, 2009, 5:59 am
  36. I’ve gotten a ton of new followers lately, but when I get around to following them back, they’re not following me any more. Guess they’re using Hummingbird and have automatically unfollowed me.

    The whole idea of “automating and managing the process of following and unfollowing large groups of Twitter users” sounds kind of bogus to me (or at least, not a good fit with how I use Twitter).

    Posted by Dan Power | May 5, 2009, 7:08 pm
  37. I think the software works great………..and if you use coupon code RECESSION, you get another 15% off. :)

    Posted by luvlymichelle | May 5, 2009, 1:21 pm
    • Notice I didn’t include an aff link. If you want to go buy this amazing software, it’s at (no affiliate id) in case you all don’t have it to use that promo code. [img]http://www.quicksnatch.com/images/smiley200.jpg[/img]:)

      Posted by luvlymichelle | May 5, 2009, 1:24 pm
  38. I dont care who you are and what you do if you feel your business cant survive without a 200.00 app then buy it.
    If you can run your business just the same with free apps then send me your 200.00 and i’ll spend it wisely for you :p

    Posted by kotakia1 | May 2, 2009, 12:35 am
  39. does anyone know is there is a mac version? or programs that do the same thing?

    Posted by bradyo | May 1, 2009, 12:59 am
    • bradyo, thanks for asking. We will be releasing a MAC compatable version very soon. Our developement team plans to release an Adobe Air version mid-summer.

      For now, all of our MAC users ( myself included ) are running Hummingbird through parallels or bootcamp.

      We will be announcing this release to all of our forum members. Feel free to join the forum here: TwitterProForum.com

      Posted by Tyson Quick | May 4, 2009, 1:43 pm
  40. Note to author “hummingbird friendadder” should say “twitter friend adder”

    Posted by Blogging for Bucks | April 28, 2009, 7:01 am
    • Does this add friends (followers) automatically?

      Or does it “add friends” by automatically following others in the hopes that they will reciprocate and follow us back?

      I’m assuming by friends you mean followers.

      Posted by tony | June 20, 2009, 9:37 am
      • It is one of those automatic followers hoping people follow you back. What value is there in poeple following you that have no reason to or may never pay attention?

        Posted by idonotes | June 20, 2009, 10:23 am
  41. I will say, I love your post. I couldn’t agree more and I have even more facts about this garbage on my website. Like the fact (and I have part of emails posted) that the owner admits he raised the price of hummingbird to nearly 6 times the competing software just to get affiliates to buy it! The worst thing is, thats only the start of it!

    I also recommend either people stay away from hummingbird or use the hummingbird cleanup tool to use hummingbird for only $7 instead of $200!

    People want alternatives? Well I won’t show you free ones but I will tell you things like hummingbird friendadder is 1/4 the cost and 3 times the software! Its more professional, gives options to set time intervals, and a great deal of other things.

    The creator of hummingbird tyson quick is a con artist and good at his cons. Stay away from hummingbird for twitter! GREAT POST!

    Posted by Blogging for Bucks | April 28, 2009, 7:00 am
    • I appreciate your comments Blogging for Bucks. Although you are greatly misleading people.

      First of all, I am not the creator of HummingBird, I am the Chief Opeations Officer @ Mesiab Labs.

      Second, I think it only right to let people know why you spent your time posting this.. Blogging4bucks got his website removed from his host because he was illegally selling Hummingbird and now is angry that legal action was taken.

      We respect all opinions, but I can assure you Mesiab Labs only creates top of the line software and works to serve its community and yes affiliate team better then any other market competitor.

      Hummingibrd has been so successful because of the high performing functionality of the software and because it has paid out over $40,000 in affiliate commissions in 2 months.

      Thanks.

      Posted by Tyson Quick | May 4, 2009, 1:39 pm
  42. I bought twitter, had problems…service and support was HORRIBLE…App is OK but it will be short lived as other apps will kick its butt.

    keep in mind that those supporting this are friends of the developers or the developers themselves.

    Posted by bob | April 26, 2009, 12:34 pm
    • bob, Twitter is free.. what do you mean you bought it haha.

      And if you were referring to HB support and service you must be mistaken as well.. they have an entire community of supports ( myself included ) at http://TwitterProForum.com , not to mention it has a detailed documentation wiki, and a support/help desk?

      Your opinion is fine, but please speak for yourself as there are many of us whom enjoy the product and make good money as an affiliate.

      Posted by SEOhustler | April 27, 2009, 11:38 pm
  43. Idonotes, have you used hummingbird? because nothing in the add ons section can do what HB does.. still waiting :(

    Posted by SEOhustler | April 22, 2009, 11:54 am
  44. Unless you are going to specifically point out free tools or services that can do what hummingbird can do than what good is this post? In your add-ons section you still dont have any links that match the features of Hummingbird.

    Posted by kgarrison | April 18, 2009, 9:00 pm
    • Ok, I see the posts coming in and finally took the time to start looking at our tools. For follower management we have category found right here
      Then monitoring your account can be done by watching keywords, searches, and more across many clients and websites. Add-On tools here have them listed.

      Posted by idonotes | April 21, 2009, 10:20 am
  45. I personally love hummingbird. I busted out 5000 followers with it in the first night. I have never regretted paying 200 bucks for it. This review seems kind of dirty. P.S. There are no free tools out there that even come close to generating followers as quickly as hummingbird. Believe me, I’ve tried them all.

    Posted by Tyler | April 17, 2009, 2:08 pm
    • Tyler,

      Nothing dirty about the review. I question your 5000 in the first night as the rules of Twitter do not support this.

      Posted by bob | April 26, 2009, 12:35 pm
      • they didnt used to be a few months back, I followed over 5,000 one day as well when the rules werent as locked down

        Posted by trever | June 22, 2009, 5:06 am
  46. Interesting read. With so many different applications, a “new” gal like me isn’t sure what to pay for an what not to pay for. Is the old adage still true – you get exactly what you pay for? Who do I trust in this ever expanding and contracting world of applications and software as service?

    Posted by JessicaDChapman | April 17, 2009, 12:27 pm
  47. VERY interesting! Thanks for sharing everyone’s opinions – and if it does what you can do for free – then why are these fools paying for it!

    Ann Evanston
    http://www.warrior-preneur.com
    The Warrior is Within You

    Posted by aevanston | April 17, 2009, 11:28 am
  48. Hi,

    Which are your free tools for:

    Automatic friend following –

    And free tools for:

    Unfollow people not following me back.

    Twitter Karma is useless for those with over 5,000 followers..

    Please let me know.

    Thank you,

    jeff

    Posted by Jefferson Boggs | April 1, 2009, 4:59 pm
  49. It would be awesome if this blog linked to those tools it mentions for free rather than only saying they exist =\

    Kinda useless.

    Posted by Eric | March 20, 2009, 10:07 pm
  50. idonotes, how is that list of automatic tools coming along? I wasn’t able to find any under the Add-on section.

    Posted by AlexK | March 19, 2009, 2:30 am
  51. you responded to Jake and said you would list the links to free tools like hummingbird. YOu still going to post them?

    Posted by pete | March 19, 2009, 12:26 am
  52. I have not used the software, but could you point me to the free tools that follow people based on keywords? Thanks.

    Posted by Chris | March 14, 2009, 4:48 pm
  53. Can anyone tell me if there are friendly tools for automatic friend following out there?

    Posted by Ray | March 8, 2009, 3:59 pm
  54. I think that was a bug they had right when they released the trial, i believe it was mentioned in the hummingbird forum or something. Anyways I’d have to say that simply being an affiliate for HB makes it worth it. A guy I know bought it and just twittered about it and has already make like 6 sales at $60 a pop commission. If you arent an affiliate marketer it might be more difficult to monetize im not sure. anyways, EverythingTwitter thanks for creating a good place to find twitter apps on!

    Posted by ryon a. | March 4, 2009, 8:25 am
  55. Not a great experience with Hummingbird myself, I have to say – only with the free trial though. Any software that tells me on first run that I have 1400 hours to evaluate it, then on day 3 tells me my trial has expired has to be suspect… If they can’t do the basic math – how good is it really?

    Plus, of course, all the risks of plain losing your account if you mechanically follow big blocks of people!

    Posted by Gary Bailey | March 3, 2009, 4:31 pm
  56. What tools are you referring to that can do what hummingbird can do idonotes? In all honesty that program works great for business in my opinion, already have 14k followers =) …

    Gimp can do what photoshop does and its free, inkscape can do what illustrator does and its also free. But Im paying for the Adobe products all the way!!

    Great Blog you have here though, got some good stuff!

    Posted by Jake Z | March 2, 2009, 12:18 am
  57. Sheri, I am going to make some sub categories under Add-on tools to help highlight some of them. I will grab the links but we just cataloged a tool to allow easy follow-unfollow and view who does the same with you. Also there is some sites that will do the auto-follow or Twitter can turn it on for you for free.

    It also seems that you are getting people following you back from following them. Interesting approach to gain quick users

    Posted by idonotes | February 12, 2009, 12:38 pm
  58. But many of these tools work simply and easily, some without downloads too. And definitely for free. I would presume your uncle and Tommy had some decent parts that used together would be a nice free car. Lexus writes a whole new product and charges a ton for it. But Hummingbird doesn’t come with leather, a sunroof and valet when it is getting serviced. I am glad you found it helpful, we didn’t.

    Thanks for voicing your thoughts though

    Posted by idonotes | February 17, 2009, 12:22 pm
  59. I decided to create my own Twitter tool similar to Hummingbird but that actually had the features I wanted as a user: http://twitter-ally.com
    While it’s not free, at least I can improve it and add new features fairly easily on request, and IMHO it beats everything else out there already. :-)

    Posted by Tony Hayes | March 24, 2010, 11:47 pm
  60. But can anyone get your tool without having to sign up for the newsletter or whatever it is?

    Posted by idonotes | March 25, 2010, 1:10 pm

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