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Add-on Tools, Web Clients

TwAitter – a Twitter scheduling platform and client

TwAitter allows you to schedule tweets to happen in the future, at specific dates and times for whatever reason you may have.  You do log in with your Twitter credentials, so the normal warnings there.  When you first log in it will ask you to verify your timezone (to know when to schedule tweets right) and your email address.  I set my timezone and clicked OK and got no warning about not entering my email address.  The service is listed as free for personal and free for business up to 500 tweets per month.

The UI is very clean with your Twitter bio info down the left with some nice web 2.0 type icons for scheduling and seeing the calendar for future tweets you have scheduled.  The rest of the UI just, well works.  It looks nice and it easy for anyone to understand.

Scheduling was quite simple.  You can even make tweets reoccurring.  I am not sure why…. oh wait.  a marketing team would love this.  Maybe a weekly tweet?  Like when we move the EverythingTwitter into it’s own feed I could set a reminder to go out to everyone where it went!

Cool alert that is hidden away.  Besides the fact they have a nice little refresh icon to update the recent tweets of those you folow, they have the standard reply and retweet icons also.  But the cool part was this little check mark.  If the tweet has a checkmark then it is tell you that person follows you back.  A great little bonus.

Coming soon: They are adding a Feed Manager soon to allow you to grab RSS feeds and place them into your Twitter stream.  So basically a one stop shop for web client, scheduling and feed input manager.  I also caught a small icon they had and I am guesing here, but it looks like multi-account managment too.  I saw my IdoNotes account listed with a nice Account section but no way to add or manage others.  I am guesing they have the UI location set but not the code.

WHOA, I found the account management.  It is under Settings, then there are tabs for accounts and also the coming feeds.  I was able to add other accounts and even schedule under those form one interface.  Well ok I couldn’t get a single other acocunt to load.  All gave me invalid user errors.  Not sure what the deal is there.


About IdoNotes

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.


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