Productivity, Social Networking

Make a Timely addition to your web toolkit

Ever find some information you’d love to tweet?  And then another? And then another?  You know you shouldn’t really be posting these all at the same time, but scheduling that tweet to hit at a particular time is a pain.  This is the exact problem that Timely (http://timely.is) tries to solve, and does so quite well.  I’ve made Timely part of my productivity tool kit.

Timely allows me to bookmark tweets for later publication (very easily) and to do that for multiple accounts at a time.  The coolest part?  It picks when to publish those tweets, favoring weekdays and high-traffic times of the day.  This process is painless and makes it possible for me to take a few minutes at the beginning of my week and schedule 1, 3, or 5 tweets per day for the rest of my week.  Timely allows me to spend more of my time on the things that matter, not just publishing tweets.

So, why use this over any other scheduling feature like CoTweet (http://cotweet.com) or Tweetdeck (http://tweetdeck.com)?  I don’t – Timely fills my need for scheduling, CoTweet for notification of mentions, and Tweetdeck for everyday posting. Timely is from the folks at Flowtown (http://www.flowtown.com) and their care for user experience and ease of use shows.  I’d recommend Timely for anyone who’d like to delegate the task of “when should I publish that tweet.” And – as a bonus – they have statistics on the results of those tweets as well, letting you know which tweets garnered the most clicks, retweets, and reach.

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