Bird Bell: Monitor Your Twitter Notifications From The Menu Bar [Mac]

We’ve covered Twitter clients for Mac in the past and what they all do is let you read your Tweets, Tweet to your followers, retweet people you follow, send messages and reply to tweets. There are, however, other things that one might be interested in when it comes to a Twitter client. While many people need these clients to monitor their feeds, there are people who need a client that will tell them when they have been followed or unfollowed. Bird Bell is a free Mac app that, in addition to notifying you when one of your tweets has been favorited, retweeted or you’ve been added to a list, also tells you if you’ve gained or lost a follower. The app supports Growl notifications, and lets you manage more than one account. Read More

Schedule & Queue Messages For Facebook, Twitter And LinkedIn [Chrome]

You‘ve no doubt come across apps and extensions that allow you to manage Facebook and Twitter accounts at the same time. With the recent change in Twitter’s API, some of you might just be in the market for a new app or service to manage both your Twitter and Facebook feed. GrabInbox is a Chrome extension that works in conjunction with a web service. It lets you manage your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feed and also schedule status updates and messages. It allows you to choose what type of activity you want to monitor for each account and gives a single dashboard to view it all.  The scheduling options let you schedule messages for a later date and time. GrabInbox lets you easily share any webpage that you browse across your social networks. You can queue links and schedule posts for a later time and date. After you install the extension, a button is added right next to the URL bar. GrabInbox allows you to post the same links on multiple sites without having to open several tabs. You may add Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin accounts along with Facebook Fan pages. Read More

Android App Of Proximity-Based Social Network What’s Shakin’ Released

Based on the concept of location-based information sharing, What’s Shakin’ is a relatively new and innovative social networking service that lets users specify a radius around a particular location on map, from where they can follow all the proceedings taking place on various other social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. Apart from specifying a particular point on map to follow social activities of other users, the service also lets you decide which users should appear on the conversation thread, and which ones should be excluded. In an attempt to help the Android users follow all the social activities taking place on Twitter from only their desired location, What’s Shakin’ has just launched its official Android client in the Google Play Store. The app lets you set a particular location and relevant radius on map, and presents all the latest from the What’s Shakin’ and Twitter world on a universal news feed. This means that you can get all the latest updates from a specific location without even having to be present there at that very instance. Want to post your own status message? No problems! With the app on running on your device, you can easily and instantaneously post to Twitter, as well as the What’s Shakin’ network itself. Read More

My Tweet Pal: Filter Out Junk Tweets Without Unfollowing Anyone [iOS]

There is always that one person on your Twitter account who thinks the world is all ears to listen to their precious thoughts, and just won’t stop tweeting. A simple solution to this problem might be to unfollow them, and forget all about it. However, this can lead to a lot of complications, and that’s why the person stays there, littering out timeline, and there’s not much you can do about it. Or can you? You certainly can, if you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Meet My Tweet Pal, an extremely useful iOS app which learns all about your Twitter taste, and shows only those tweets you are likely to appreciate. With this app, it’s you who decides what you want to see on your Twitter timeline. Read More

SocialShoutings Lite: Post To Twitter & Facebook In One Go [Mac]

We’ve covered apps in the past that allow you to manage multiple social network accounts from your menu bar. Facebox is one such app, covered last year, for viewing your Facebook feed, messages and posting updates. Social Lite is another app that lets you view feeds from Facebook and Twitter and view messages in your Gmail inbox. SocialShoutings Lite is a free Mac app that lets you post to Twiter and Facebook at the same time. The app shows a character count and supports URL shortners, Goo.gl, bit.ly, j.mp and is.gd. Read More

Quick Tweet: Use Hotkeys To Quickly Tweet From Your Desktop [Mac]

If you’re active on Twitter, it’s likely you’ve often had the thought, "I have to tweet this real quick." If you use Twitter from its web interface, you will likely have to go through a few clicks to post a tweet. It is a much shorter process if you use a good Twitter client; however, if your main concern is to tweet and you aren’t interested in having tweets pop up as they happen on your screen, Quick Tweet is a free Mac app that will let you stick to the said part only. The app has one purpose only, getting your 140 character message out to your followers. The interface is minimalistic, and can be toggled via s simple keyboard shortcut. Read More

Social Radio: Listen To Twitter Updates While Enjoying Music [iPhone]

If you use Twitter on regular basis, and own an iOS device, then chances are that you spend some part of your day going through the tweets in your timeline daily. The Social Radio for Twitter is a new iPhone app which spices up the whole process of checking out your Twitter timeline. The app is a combination of music player and Twitter radio. It reads aloud your tweets, but many other apps do that, too, so what makes Social Radio different from other apps? The fact that it fetches the music in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch’s library, and mixes the songs with the Twitter audio feed, giving the effect of listening to a personalized FM station, is what makes The Social Radio an entirely new experience. Not only does the app reads out your own timeline, it also lets you stay in touch with tweets related to trending topics. Read More

FastStatus: Use Activator Gestures To Quickly Compose SMS, Tweets Or Mail [Cydia]

Although many Cydia tweaks, and even apps in the iOS App Store, have started employing gesture control, one can’t help but feel that there is much more that can be done with the concept. There are quite a few tweaks that make the process of composing and sending tweets faster and more efficient. Similar apps exist for SMS and email too. Won’t it be nice if there were a way to avail all these options from one menu accessible through a simple gesture? Well, that’s exactly what FastStatus does. It lets you launch a menu containing options to compose Twitter updates, SMS and email through an Activator gesture. Some might argue that the functionality offered by FastStatus is not worthy of a standalone, separate Cydia tweak, but when you think about it, this tweak has the potential of becoming one of your most frequently used iPhone tweak. Read More

WeeToolbox Brings Multiple Useful Shortcuts In One NC Widget [Cydia]

Notification Center is one area of iOS where you can’t help feeling that it has a lot of untapped potential. Fortunately, the developers over at the Cydia store think the same, as is evident from the number of tweaks which are designed for the iOS 5 Notification Center. A few months back we did a list of widgets for NC, and even after that, a lot of such tweaks have been released. WeeToolbox is the latest addition to Cydia widgets for Notification Center, and it combines a lot of functions for which you previously needed many different tweaks. WeeToolbox is a widget for providing you with shortcuts for composing Twitter updates, turning on the flashlight, making phone calls, launching camera and transferring any copied text to the cloud. Read More

Kwout: Capture Parts Of Websites & Share On Social Networks [Chrome]

When we come across interesting images or other interesting content on website, we often share links with our friends in one way or another, but with Kwout, you can share stuff more efficiently by quoting specific parts of a webpage as images. This useful Chrome extension, allows you to select parts of webpages as an image with an image map. Once you’ve installed the extension, all you have to do is, place the selector box over the are you want to share ad upload it to post it on popular social networks. Users should note that all hyperlinks are still active even after the part is quoted. The images can be shared on popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr and more. Read More

youRhere: Save Your Reading Progress Within Any Article [Chrome]

youRhere, a handy Chrome extension, enhances your online article reading experience by letting you save articles that you can check out or share later. Not only does it save the article, it also highlights and saves the exact line where you left off while reading. Once the extension is installed, all you need to do is double click a line in the article, and youRhere will save the article and the exact line for you. Moreover, youRhere also allows you to share articles with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Read More

Syrinx: Twitter Client With Keyboard Shortcuts & Tweet Filters [Mac]

Just a couple of days ago, we covered Itsy, a simple Twitter client with a clean interface and growl notification support. Syrinx is a Twitter client for Mac that doesn’t have as great an interface as Itsy, but supports keyboard shortcuts and allows you to filter out tweets that contain a particular word. The app lets you edit tweets before retweeting them, show the number of unread tweets on the Dock icon, bookmark new tweets, favorite them, send and view messages, change the text, row and background color and enable Growl notifications for new tweets. You can choose to either bookmark or open a new tweet when you click its Growl notification. Read More

[Giveaway] Twittelator Neue: Hands Down The Most Beautiful Twitter App For iPhone, iPod touch & iPad

Twitter clients are nothing new to iOS, and the iTunes App Store is full to the brim with them, if not overflown already. The deep Twitter integration that iOS 5 users enjoy has made the microblogging network an integral part of many iPhone users’ lives. Then, coming back to Twitter clients, you get a lot of good options to choose from, including the official Twitter app, which is elegantly laid out, neat and super functional. Taking all this in account, one is hard pressed to find a Twitter client that outshines the competition, and Twittelator Neue does just that. It is, hands down, the most beautiful Twitter client ever released (yet) on any platform, mobile and desktop alike. Details past the break. Read More

Itsy: Simple Twitter Client That Supports Growl Notifications [Mac]

TweetDeck is an extremely popular Adobe Air based Twitter client, with both a Mac and Windows PC version. TweetDeck is feature rich, and perhaps, an avid Twitter user’s dream; however, if you’re looking for something simpler, Itsy might be the answer. Itsy is a free Mac app that is perfect for the passive Twitter user. It supports Growl notifications, lets you view images, retweet tweets, favorite them, reply to them, view direct messages, mentions and search Twitter. The app regularly refreshes and checks for new tweets. It sits quietly in the menu bar, and while the window can be hidden by closing it, Itsy will continue to run and can be reopened from either the Dock or Menu Bar icon. Read More

Cobook: Mac Address Book That Imports Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter Contacts

The Mac Address Book isn’t nearly as popular as some of its other default apps, like iCal and the mail client. This is one of those apps that doesn’t universally wow Mac users, and many have one or two general beefs with it. Cobook is a free Mac App that is a viable alternative to the default app, the app lets you import contacts from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The app can not only work as your default address book, but also integrate with the Mac Address Book if you’d still rather use it and sync contacts via iCloud. The app is easily accessible from the Menu Bar, and allows you to view all the information added for a contact. Since information is coming in from different sources, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, it combines the contacts into one. Read More

TweetLine: Use Siri To Load Recent Tweets From Your Timeline [Cydia]

Siri and Twitter integration are two features which distinguish iOS 5 from its predecessors, and it is always nice to see a Cydia tweak which combines these two features. With TweetLine, you can customize the iPhone voice assistant to load the last 5 tweets from your Twitter timeline by issuing a simple command. Siri has garnered the attention of many people thanks to its small-talk abilities and witty nature, but when you take a look at the features the talking voice assistant offers in terms of usability, there are quite a lot of those as well. Having said that, usability has never been Siri's strong points, and it can use all the help it can get from the jailbreak community. While for now there is no straightforward way of tweeting via Siri (although there are a few workarounds to that), thanks to TweetLine you will at least be able to stay in touch with your timeline with just a simple verbal command. Read More

Copy Special Characters To Clipboard & Insert On Any Website [Chrome]

Special Characters, a simple Chrome extension, allows you to insert symbols and special characters on any webpage by copying them to the clipboard from a compact pop-up. The list of special characters is customizable and special characters of your own choice can be added to the list. Simply paste them and add a description from the settings. Once done, click Save, and you're good to go. You can then use symbols or special characters to get your message across on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Moreover, the symbols make statuses and tweets more interesting. The extension can also particularly come in handy for people, who can’t find certain symbols on their keyboard and have to use them frequently for studying or research purposes. Read More

SpotTweet: Send Twitter Updates From Spotlight Search [Cydia Tweak]

If you tweet a lot, then having an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is just the thing for you, owing to the impressive Twitter integration on offer in the latest version of iOS. There is now an option for tweeting in just about every area of the platform, and within most stock apps, but if you want to compose a tweet and send it to your account without any fuss, you will have to rely upon some of the third-party options available for users. There is Twicon, Tweet Time and many other apps and tweaks which are designed for speed and efficiency when it comes to tweeting. SpotTweet is the newest addition to this category, and using this Cydia tweak, you can compose and send a tweet from the Spotlight search area in an iDevice. Read More

TwiStats: Keep Real-Time Track Of Twitter Followers Count From Your Home Screen [Android]

Smartphones of today have transcended beyond the means to connect you to your contacts through just the cellular network. Instead, these nifty little gadgets are nowadays being used as full fledge socializing tools. Whatever status message you need to post, interesting things that you wish to share with your online buddies, or keep an eye on what is trending on various social networks, your smartphone has you covered. In fact, now we are heading into times where users are able to keep a close tab on their overall activities on their preferred networks, statistically.  TwiStats for Android offers what even the official Twitter client, or numerous other third-party social media aggregators (such as TweetDeck, Seesmic Ping TweetCaster, StreamLife and Social Jogger 2) don't; not yet, at least. Through an elegantly designed homescreen widget, it displays real-time statistics for any Twitter account of your choice. Once the widget is installed on your homescreen, just feed in the desired Twitter username, select the time zone, hit the Get Stats! button, and you're done. Ranging from the total number of followers to an overall count of your daily tweets, and much more in between, the widget packs all the vital statistics pertaining to your Twitter account that you might otherwise be checking from within the official Twitter client, or its website for that matter. Read More

StreamLife: View Your Facebook, Twitter Feeds & Call Log In One Place [Android]

The concept of aggregating your social network feeds, and posting to all of them from a single platform is not new to Android. Seesmic, TweetDeck, Social Jogger 2, Sendible, ZeroPC Cloud Navigator and ChannelCaster are just a few examples of apps based on said concept. However, what we hadn't seen so far was an app that combines your social media feeds with your call log until we came across StreamLife. With StreamLife, you get posts and notifications from your Facebook and Twitter accounts, and detailed history of all your phone calls displayed on a single screen. In addition, you can post to both social networks from within the app or through its nifty homescreen widget. Read More