TweetDeck - simple, reliable and better than!
August 09, 2014

TweetDeck - simple, reliable and better than!

Brooke Browne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Tweetdeck for Chrome

Overall Satisfaction with TweetDeck

We're a small business, so I'm the only one actively using Tweetdeck. My coordinator has it as well, but he is not using social media on a daily basis. It stays permanently open at all times on my 2nd monitor. Our business has 4 brands that I monitor and manage, plus my personal one. I'm able to keep up with opportunities where we might be able to be a part of a conversation, or learn new information. Personally, it's my best source for industry information. I find most articles and such by reading the stream.
  • The photo thumbnails are large and available immediately.
  • You can schedule posts, customize your columns and send a tweet to an email or share it easily. And you don't have to pay for it!
  • It is hardly ever affected by downtime - the stream keeps moving even when I have a sluggish internet connection.
  • They took away the ability to post to Facebook.
  • You can't manage or connect accounts so that you can approve or submit posts to a shared business account prior to posting.
  • Identifying good content in a timely manner.
  • Witnessing events as soon as they occur
  • An easy distraction if you're losing focus! (sometimes you have to learn when to shut it off)
Hootsuite - I've tried it 2 separate times but it was just overly complicated. At the time it also didn't have a better way to access it, like Tweetdeck Chrome app. Also compared to the regular Twitter site, it's much quicker and doesn't hide images. You can view about 7 columns from different accounts at once.
It's free, it's habitual, and my needs for Twitter management haven't changed.
This is best for small businesses where only one person is managing accounts. It's ideal if you use it in conjunction with other social management solutions, because it's only going to be useful for Twitter, and doesn't provide more advanced scheduling or analytics, such as Buffer. If you're still testing the waters or building up your social marketing, it's a better place to start. Less of a learning curve than Hootsuite, and you can start with the basics.