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11 Websites to Schedule Your Tweets Online for Free

Guy Kawasaki is a social marketing talent, he tweets every post of his blog three times a day, eight hours apart. Every time he gets hundreds of clicks.

The tool Guy Kawasaki uses is Otweet, which is a paid web app that lets you schedule your tweets. Since Otweet is not free, you may be not interested, but luckily, there are some other similar and FREE web apps that let you schedule your tweets, among which, below 11 websites are the best for your reference:

1. CoTweet

You need to register before you can use CoTweet, which lets you schedule the tweets and send them right now or in any specific time to one or multiple Twitter accounts. You can read, reply or retweet the tweets of the mention/direct messages, your friends’ updates and your twitter lists. If the URL is shortened by bit.ly, you can see how many times it has been clicked.

2. Dynamic Tweets

You need to create a new account in Dynamic Tweets, then you can schedule the tweets and send them immediately, how many minutes/hours/days/weeks later, or in a specific time. You can add tracking code and spinnable text to every tweet. You can also send the tweet to multiple Twitter accounts at a time.

3. FutureTweets

You can register a new account, or log in with your OpenID. Once your Twitter account is verified, select your timezone, input the tweets, and then schedule the publishing time. There are 3 funny things you can do with FutureTweets: add some funny images to the tweets, flip the tweets, and set the time by moving the clock needles.

4. HootSuite

HootSuite lets you manage multiple Twitter accounts as well as your Facebook, your LinkedIn and your Ping.fm. You are able to attach pictures, videos and document to the tweets, to schedule and post the tweets to all the accounts at a time, to read, reply or retweet the tweets of twitter lists, and so on.

5. SocialOomph

SocialOomph was called TweetLater before. You can register a free account or a paid account. For free account, you can schedule how many minutes, hours, days, or weeks from now on the tweet will be posted to one or multiple Twitter accounts, but you can only schedule 12 tweets per hour.

6. Taweet

You need to sign in with Twitter OAuth and verify your email account, then you can schedule your tweets, post the tweet to multiple Twitter accounts one by one, read the tweets of your stream, replies, and direct messages, and so on. There will be a link added to every tweet you send from Taweet.

7. Twaitter

You can sign in with Twitter OAuth or your username and password. Twaitter lets you schedule public tweets and publish them in any time. And you can reply, retweet, or favorite the tweets, see if the tweeple follow you, manage your multiple Twitter accounts, and so on.

8. Tweet-U-Later

When you sign up, you will get an email address, to which you can schedule your tweets with Tweet-U-Later by sending emails. You are able to schedule public tweets as well as private massages, you are also able to schedule recurring tweets, but just don’t violate the Twitter rules.

9. TweetFunnel

You need to create a new account in TweetFunnel before you can schedule your tweets, which also can be published right now or held in the draft. You can see the tweets of home stream, mentions, direct messages and reply, retweet, or favorite them.

10. Twittontime

Sign in with Twitter OAuth, select your time zone, and then you can schedule your tweets. The Twittontime dashboard just looks like a calendar, you select a date, write down your tweets, and schedule the publishing time.

11. Twuffer

Sign in Twuffer with your Twitter username and password, select your timezone, and then you can schedule the tweets by hours, which means you are not able to set a specific time like 8:30 am, but only 8:00 am or 9:00 am.

Among the above 10 websites, HootSuite is my favourite, which one is yours? Or do you have any other nice similar web applications to schedule your tweets?

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Comments

  • December 8, 2009

    Wow, those free stuff I like are displayed on Twitip now, cheers!!

  • December 8, 2009

    Hands down, Hootsuite is awesome for ALOT more then just tweet scheduling.

    Great list…

  • December 8, 2009

    Twitter has really helped me with promoting my brand. Will try the suggested tools. Thnx ProBlogger

  • December 8, 2009

    i use hootsuite as my main twitter client. never scheduled a tweet with it. nice to know it has that feature.

  • December 8, 2009

    HootSuite is my favourite, too. As far as the apps go, TweetDeck is pretty hard to beat. It’s functional, easy to use, customizable and insanely good looking.

  • December 8, 2009

    One tool I’m in love with it TweetMiner. http://www.tweetminer.net Not only does it allow you to schedule twets, it has a rolling schedule tool where you can add tweets to a pile and you set a schedule for when those tweets will fire, first in first out. Kinda set it and forget it.

  • December 8, 2009

    Are there iPhone apps that do scheduling?

  • December 8, 2009

    First of all thanks for this wonderful collection of websites. I have been using Social Omph for long time .And yes to be frank it has helped me a lot . But recently started using HOOTSUITE and happy with it too.

  • December 8, 2009

    Souns like I’m going to have to give HootSuite a try! And like Yanik, I’m curious to find out if there are any iPhone apps the allow scheduling.

  • December 8, 2009

    Thanks for the list. I worry that the automation of Twitter will over the long run hurt its effectiveness. I’ve used and been happy with Social Oomph and Hootsuite, but prefer a client like TweetDeck or Seesmic, for my daily tweeting. It’s just easier to have one thing that doesn’t involve a browser. I feel like they are all similarly effective.

  • December 8, 2009

    I did not realize you could schedule tweets, and it never occurred to me to do that. What a great idea! I use Hoot Suite and I love it!

  • December 8, 2009

    Very nice list – Also a keen user of hootsuite.

    Since reading it I have installed the “Tweet old post” plugin for wordpress (a google search should find it.)
    “Tweet Old Posts randomly picks your older post based on the interval specified by you. The primary function of this plugin is to promote older blog posts by tweeting about them and getting more traffic.”

    Looks promising!

  • December 8, 2009

    I’m using Hootsuite. I first read about it on this blog and I really like it.

    Great list, didn’t know that there are so many sites one can use to schedule tweets.
    thanks

  • December 9, 2009

    I think two of the best are CoTweet & Hootsuite. As I’ve tested and used them both, they’re great clients and the option to schedule tweets right there on the site instead of having to go elsewhere, is a time saver.

    Was using CoTweet for a while there but got turned on to Threadsy. Occasionally though, if I need to schedule some tweets for a business account of mine, I head on over to Cotweet. Super easy and as far as I know, don’t think there’s a limit to how many you can schedule although I could be wrong.

  • December 9, 2009

    I’ve never thought of pre-scheduling my tweets, since a lot of what I share is done as it happens, as I think of something, or when I would like to know something. It’s interesting to hear that Guy schedules daily routines like that. It makes me wonder if there is anything that I could be doing… Hmm. I think there is a way to incorporate this, for sure.

  • December 9, 2009

    I love Hootsuite! I’ve been using it for a couple of months or more now and I use it everyday. I love that I can schedule tweets for later and manage multiple accounts. I use this frequently for my clients and it comes in very handy! The only thing I would improve about it is the ability to see and manage followers. Unless of course I’ve missed that feature. Still a great app though and I highly recommend it!!

  • December 9, 2009

    Hands down my favorite is HootSuite. I have added my LinkedIn, Fan Page and Ping.fm accounts and with just one click I can post or schedule posts across all of these sites. It’s a HUGE timesaver!

  • December 15, 2009

    Thanks! Great information. ;)

  • December 17, 2009

    This is a good list! I published an article that also highlights 10 free autopost services & several that I included are not on your list. If anyone wants to check them out, take a look @ http://www.yourrealtyportal.com/blog/?p=447.

  • December 18, 2009

    Great list.

    I make use of twuffer and it has never failed

  • December 18, 2009

    Just an FYI, hootsuite is available as an iPhone app now, so u can schedule your tweets from your iPhone. I use it for all my photo related posts!

  • January 16, 2010
    Chrishaun Byrom
    @ChrisByrm

    Nice but SocialOomph kinda sucks. it deletes your scheduled tweets :( . The others are cool though.

  • February 4, 2010

    I too like Hootsuite. My only complaint is the lack of an autofollow feature. It also doesn’t track stats on your followers, etc. But it is the best and most user friendly of all the ones you have listed.

  • February 21, 2010

    Widgetquik has a tweet scheduler that features recurring tweets and time intervals

  • March 17, 2010

    There is another #wordpress plugin, Tweet old post http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet-old-post/ that lets you set the interval for automated tweets and also allows you to filter the posts based on category. You can also use the url shortening service with it and also you can add hash tags to the posts to be tweeted. Try it out
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet-old-post/

  • April 11, 2010
    Jack

    Personally I like http://laterbro.com it has a pretty cool/clean interface and lets you schedule tweets and facebook updates

  • May 18, 2010

    I definitely prefer Hootsuite – just wish you could set a few times to tweet the same tweet – in other words not have to schedule each time individually.

  • July 17, 2010

    I will definitely check out your hoot recommendation.

  • November 1, 2010

    this is exactly what i need, i’l try Hootsuite.

  • November 7, 2010

    I’m using Cloxktweets (http://clocktweets.com) Thanks for sharing all this stuff !

  • November 27, 2010

    Hello,

    I’m creator of http://clocktweets.com and i’m using this ! :) Try and add in the list!

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