Everyone loves Twitter, but going beyond Twitter's own capabilities can help you and your brand get even more from this social media service.  Today we take a look at 5 of the most useful tools to help you utilize Twitter to the max!

1. Buffer

Buffer allows you to scheduled tweets and provide a consistent stream of Tweets to your followers. With plugins for your browser, adding to your buffer stream is only a few clicks away.  It also works with other social media sites like Facebook.

2. Friend or Follow?

Wondering which of your followers you have friended? What followers haven't friended you back? Friend or Follow can help! It lets you discover who you aren't following back, who isn't following you and your mutual friends.

3. Snapbird

Ever try to search on Twitter and wish it was better?  Snapbird is here to help. It gives you a full featured search so you can search Tweets from any time frame, within your friends Tweets, or direct messages and more!

4. Backupify

Everyone knows that Backing up your hard drive is important, and that backing up your smartphone is important, but what about your Tweets?  Backupify lets you back up your Tweets, Gmail, Facebook and more. Don't loose the valuable endorsements, links and information your Tweets contain.

5. HootSuite

Schedule Tweets, follow hashtags, direct messages, activity and more all from one app. Hootsuite is one of the best apps to give you the control over your Twitter (and other social media accounts) that you desire.  It's also available for your smartphone or computer so you can stay connected wherever you go.

 

These 5 tools help you get the most out of Twitter and ad accessibility and functionality beyond Twitter's own offerings. There are many more Twitter tools and apps out there, so let us know what your favorites are in the comments!