Do you surf the web a lot and love to post updates to Twitter on the run? Then you must know the following browser-based tools because they make the job easy for you.
Friendbar (for Firefox)
Friendbar is by far the best browser-based Twitter tool I have come across. But, the downside is its availability only for Firefox users.
You can install the addon from this location.
Once installed, this add-on creates a toolbar that stretches across the length of your browser window, just beneath the Bookmarks Toolbar. In addition to Twitter, you can use Friendbar to post updates on your Facebook account.
You have an option to constantly preview the Twitter messages from those you follow, right on the Friendbar. This is awesome because you get Twitter updates, just as you surf. Once you decide to Twit on something, Friendbar has a prominent ‘Post’ button and also allows you to add a shortened URL of the current page. Also you can Reply, Re-tweet or Send Direct Messages right from the Friendbar.
Twitthis (all browsers)
Twitthis is an easy way to send information on the web page you are reading, to all your Twitter followers. Also, you can add Twitthis buttons on your web site or blog, for your readers to share it with their followers.
You can add the Twitthis bookmarklet on the Bookmarks Toolbar and Twit web pages on the run.
Twitthis Bookmarklet (drag to your bookmarks toolbar)
Twshot (all browsers)
Twshot is another bookmarklet tool to post messages to Twitter.
On clicking the bookmarklet, a popup window opens where you can post updates to Twitter. You also have an option to add the URL of the current page and Twshot will help shorten it for you (to meet the 140 target !).
Twshot Bookmarklet (drag to your bookmarks toolbar)
Twitlet (all browsers)
Once you give your Twitter Username and Password, Twitlet creates a bookmarklet which you can drag on to the bookmarks toolbar.
On clicking the bookmarklet, you get an alert like popup that is very minimal and easy to handle. Also adding the URL of the current page to your tweet is optional. You have to type in either #link or #this with your update, to include a “shortened version” of the current page URL.
Hope you found these tools interesting… Now surf the web and tweet as you go !!