Splitweet Is Perfect For Twitter Power Users

Earlier this year, I wrote about Matt, a web application built by the Carsonified team, to solve the problem of posting to multiple Twitter accounts. Matt was useful in that I didn’t have to log into each of my accounts separately. However, if I wanted to view tweets from individuals I was following via both accounts, I would still have to log into each account individually. The same rule applies if I wanted to see who replied to my tweets.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could view all of your friend’s tweets and replies on multiple accounts on just one application?

Will was thinking the same thing as well and asked me earlier this year…

“Out of all the twitter clients I’ve been browsing through, a lot of the same features of being able to post to multiple places at once for example. Nothing that I’ve seen so far does this in combination with being able to see the tweets from multiple accounts; have you come across anything like this yet?”

At the time, I didn’t know of any application that did just that until now. Thanks to Problogger’s tweet this afternoon, I found out about Splitweet. It’s the perfect multi-account Twitter management and brand monitor for Twitter power users.

All your accounts, one place.

All you have to do is create an account then add your Twitter accounts. In a matter of seconds you’ll start to see tweets from the people that you’re following.

Follow your contacts’ tweets easily.

Each tweet is color coded to reflect which account you’re following them under.

Monitorize your brand & reply.

You can even monitor your brand with Splitweet. Simply enter the brand name on your profile settings and hit save, and you’ll start to see mentions of your brand pop up and you can reply directly from the UI.

Overall, it’s a great application for individuals that manage multiple accounts and want more features. It’d be even better if it tracked how many people clicked on a link you twittered like Tweetburner. I wonder how long that will take to develop.

In the meantime, have fun Twittering and don’t forget to add me as a friend if you haven’t done so already.

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  • Dr. Sally Witt November 29, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Hey Stephanie!

    Great post. I get Probloggers emails, but didn’t catch this one before I saw your plurk with this link.

    Isn’t this a wonderful world that we live in now?? Thank you for sharing your great blog post!


  • Will December 2, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Ah yes, I DO remember posting that comment! I’m trying it out now. It’s got the right idea, but I have some issues with it:

    1) That little colored box doesn’t quite do it for me, I’d like be able to differentiate them by the background color; it would stand out much more.
    2) Ability to view multiple accounts separately. If you have x accounts, there should x+1 tabs, 1 for each individual account, and one for them all together (the default tab).
    3) Everything’s too big (font/spacing). Shrink it down, and also put more tweets per page.
    4) For the brandname search, I’d like to search for ‘willandbeyond’ but not ‘@willandbeyond’, I can already see all of those tweets in my archive or replies.
    5) When I click on someone’s name, it shouldn’t take me to the Twitter user page, there should be something implemented in Splitweet so I don’t have to bounce back and forth between sites.

    All in all, a good start. I’m actually going to send this on to @splitweet and hopefully they’ll take some of this advice.

    Thanks for the post (and remembering me!).

  • Stephanie Gulley December 3, 2008 at 4:48 am

    @Will: Great feedback Will! I was thinking the same thing too about the boxes. They seemed a bit too small for me; in fact, they were the last thing I noticed before I signed out of my account.

    Have you got a hold of Splitweet yet? They seem to be very active on Twitter.

    In other news, I just heard about Brightkit.com from @Jen. It’s the same idea but it looks like they’ll be implementing a cost for adding additional profiles. The only difference from what I can tell from just looking at their site (haven’t registered yet) is that you can pre-schedule your tweets.

  • Albert Garcia - Splitweet December 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    @Will: Thanks for your suggestions! 🙂 We really appreciate them.

    1) It was difficult to figure the best way of “marking” the account that owns every tweet. After trying some other approaches, the little colored boxes legend was the less complex solution. Take into account that only one background color can be used, and you can have a tweet shared between multiple accounts (remember that we mix tweets timelines and remove duplicates).
    2) We are preparing a filters system, so you can decide to view tweets from one single acccount, some of them or all together. It should be online this week.
    3) We take note of this suggestion. 🙂
    4) You’re absolutely right. We’re trying to solve it.
    5) 😉 Another upcoming feature: user profiles at Splitweet. But we need to implement some more dependant features: follow and remove, users lists… You’ll have it online next week.

    Happy Splitweeting!

  • Albert Garcia - Splitweet December 3, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    #4 have been solved and it’s online. Thanks for reporting us this issue! 🙂

  • Will December 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for the response.
    1) My suggestion. Right now you have all of the tweets in the following element:

    Put all of the tweets from account x in class=”clearfix-y”, where x is the account number, and y is the background color which are linked together the same way you have the Twitter accounts associated with the colored boxes.
    Then within the CSS, make multiple instances of clearfix-y which are the same as clearfix as it is now, but with an additional background color attribute.
    2) Excellent!
    3) Thanks!
    4) Ooo, glad to hear it. It has gotten rid of the problem of replies showing up, however since my Twitter name is also willandbeyond, all tweets I post show there. If there is a way to have it only search the tweet, and not the tweeter’s name, that would be great.
    5) Yeah, this seemed like the most long-term solution out of the 5, glad to hear that it’s in the works though.

  • Stephanie Gulley December 3, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    @Albert: So excited to hear that more features are coming out this week and the next. Great work on listening to the groundswell. 😉

  • Sam December 18, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Wow. this is brilliant! gotta try it out.

  • Chjaim January 20, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    hey exellent and lovely tool, but using it with fluid on my mac as a menuextra ssb, like hahlo is designed for (also considering the iphone display size), it would be perfect. so please work on a flexible grid!

  • tammie April 4, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    thank you, thank you, thank you! exactly what i needed!

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