September 2, 2014

5 Firefox Add-Ons for Twitter

Twitter has already attracted a huge crowd of users and seems to be becoming more mainstream every day. Those who aren’t using Twitter are missing out on some great networking and interaction, but the most common gripe about Twitter is that it isn’t a good use of time. That used to be my opinion too. However, by taking advantage of some tools and resources that are available you may be able to make uch better use of your time and have more seamless integration of Twitter into your daily life.

Although there are all kinds of different types of resources for Twitter (see 101 Twitter Resources), in this post I’d like to focus on Firefox add-ons. (You can follow Traffikd on Twitter.)

1. TwitterBar

TwitterBar

Twitterbar is a popular and simple add-on that lets you tweet from your address bar.

TwitterBar allows you to post to Twitter from Firefox’s address bar. A small Twitter icon sits to the right of your address bar; clicking on it will post your tweet, and you can hover your mouse over it to see how many characters you have left.

2. Twitbin

Twitbin

Twitbin uses the sidebar of your browser to follow conversations.

Twitbin is a firefox extension that allows you to keep up with all of your Twitter conversations right from your browser sidebar. Send messages, receive messages, share links, and more from Twitbin, the best twitter addon for firefox out there.

3. TwitterFox

TwitterFox

TwitterFox helps you to stay up-to-date with conversations of those who you are following, and to update your own status.

TwitterFox is a Firefox extension that notifies you of your friends’ tweets on Twitter. This extension adds a tiny icon on the status bar which notifies you when your friends update their tweets. Also it has a small text input field to update your tweets.

4. TwitKit

TwitKit

TwitKit is another add-on that makes use of the browser sidebar.

TwitKit is a Twitter sidebar for Firefox. TwitKit has a 6-section interface, using tabs to separate content. You can view the Twitter public timeline, your user timeline, a list of your friends and their latest tweets, a list of your followers and their latest tweets, @replies made to you, and stats about your account.

5.  Power Twitter

Power Twitter
Power Twitter adds some additional features that may make Twitter more effective or fun.

Power Twitter adds features to the Twitter Web interface including:

-search and recent searches
-search scoped to a specific user
-status history peeking on mouseover
-Facebook status updates
-inline YouTube, Flickr, TwitPic, Google Maps, song.ly, and more
-url expansion
-url translation to page titles
-open web update (news feed) mapping
-custom settings
-@mentions
-photo uploading
-link shrinking
-#hashtags

About Steven Snell

Steven is a web designer, blogger, and freelance writer.

12 comments

  1. Power Twitter, though the best, drastically slows down my Firefox

  2. I love this stuff. Thanks! Keep em comin!

  3. Thanks for this… I am always looking for ways to streamline my Twittering efforts. I had never heard of Power Twitter…gonna check it out for sure.

  4. TwitterFox works really well. It is constantly updated also.

    It allows you to Retweet right in the browser, insert a link and will automatically shorten that link if it’s too big also and stays out of the way at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

  5. Twitter is dying a slow death. Unless they can get their technology to meet demand, they are going to die off like Friendster. Facebook is positioning itself very nicely to steal users away from Twitter.

  6. Cool never seen integration of Twitter and Firefox. Really usefull when you work in a browser most of the day. Thanks

  7. Twitter is going to take over the world haha. But these things aren’t enough for me. I prefer more powerful apps like tweetdeck and i just keep it in the back ground.

  8. firefox dont have tweetdeck?? i’m searching for it but end useless.

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