With #CNMAC12 just around the corner, and a stream of secular social media conferences throughout the year, any smartphone application that saves typing, whilst providing me with the maximum of information, in a visually attractive way, has to be worth checking out.
I use a variety of #Android apps to post updates across social networks, and the nearest I’ve come to one app that does all, is Multipost. Not an all singing all dancing app, but more of a launcher. You register your social media apps with it, and it will then launch them, inserting your post. You just then hit the button to submit your post. Simple, but effective, and does the job well, enabling me to post to GooglePlus, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, all at the same time, should I so desire. I know there are two camps for posting the same update to multiple networks, but I’m in the ‘Yes’ camp. That debate will run and run I’m sure.
What application you choose next depends on your requirements. For example, I like Seesmic because it enables me to post to a Facebook page, as well as twitter. That’s handy for my daily usage, allowing me to cross-post interesting tweets to the church Facebook page. Seesmic also is unique in having a range of shortcut icons for lists, searches and timelines, which enable quick access. Really useful for checking lists I find, or monitoring multiple hashtags in conferences (why do most events have more than one?).
TweetCaster is my all time favourite. Whilst it has Facebook profile support, it doesn’t support posts to pages. TweetCaster is more of a twitter power app, with excellent list support, trend analysis and the ability to post tweets at a scheduled time. I also like the idea of the ZipIt feature, a mute for noisy tweeple, because sometimes you still want to follow someone, even when the are sending out an usually large number of tweets you aren’t interested in today.
Slices is from the same company as TweetCaster, but it’s their next generation application. The look and feel is exceptional, so well worth checking out. I’m sure it would work well on a tablet.
Both TweetCaster and Slices have a great feature that’s going to save me time at #CNMAC12, the ability to set a default hashtag to be posted with all tweets. No more copy/paste for me!
I would love to hear about your favourite social media apps. What is unique or most useful about them?