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One cool Twitter app that helps me tweet smarter

First of all, I need to say that this is by no means a paid post. I am sharing it because I believe it could be useful to other Twitter users, too.

Several weeks ago I read a guest post by Leo Widrich in Daniel Sharkov's blog called "Top 7 Twitter Tools To Cover All Your Tweeting Needs". I knew I needed to find a way to stay active on Twitter and yet gain some extra time to balance my work and time for myself and my family. Needless to say, that post came right on time!

I got interested in the Twitter app called Buffer. Here's what Leo wrote about it: "Every day I would spend about 10 minutes reading great posts and then put them into my Buffer. The App will post them for you well spaced over the day at the best times. Recently, research suggested that through this optimal timing and higher frequency Buffer gives you over 200% more clicks, retweets and reach than non-buffered Tweets." That sounded so good! So I decided to try it out for a few days. Actually, I've been using it for over 3 weeks now and you know what? I just love this app!

First of all, it helps me schedule my tweets. That is especially useful at the times when I am busy. May be it's just me who gets annoyed when I open my Twitter timeline and see 10-15 tweets from one and the same person with no breaks. So I really liked this idea of scheduling tweets to separate them in time. When I registered with Buffer, it suggested 4 different times for my tweets when more of my followers would be able to pay attention to them. However, I don't have to stick to this automatic schedule. Right now I have added one more time and feel completely satisfied with the results. Besides, I can always click on "Post now" if I want my tweet to be published immediately.

Secondly, what I like there is the Analytics part. It tells me how many people clicked on my tweets, how many retweets I got and how many people were reached by my tweet as a result. The only drawback that I see is that it takes some time for the app to process the results. That may be a huge disadvantage for those who want the info immediately, but for those who, like me, open their dashboard once or twice a day to schedule more tweets and see the results, that's not a big deal.

By the way, the fact that I use Buffer doesn't mean I don't interact with my Twitter friends and followers. I use Twitter website or HootSuit for that.

Anyway, hope my review was helpful :) Please let me know what you think of this little app!


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