Send Tweets Out Quickly And Make Your Twitter Page Pretty!

18Feb09

I came across two services a week or so ago that were so easy to use that I wasn’t planning on making a screencast.  But after trying to verbally explain how one of them works to a friend of mine, I decided to take the time to share them here.

First up is Twitlet:  Twitlet is a javascript bookmarklet that allows you to quickly send out tweets from whatever page you’re viewing on the Web.  You can also share the page you’re viewing by adding #link or #this to your tweet.

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Just sign up with your Twitter username and password and Twitlet will create a bookmarklet that you can use for posting your tweets.  It’s a very simple concept, but if you don’t want to install one of the many available Twitter clients, it’s a great option.  I used Twitlet last week without any problem but yesterday, while I was recording the screencast, I noticed that Twitlet wasn’t pushing all of my updates through to Twitter.  I’m not sure if it’s a problem because I use PowerTwitter (review here) or if it’s just a bug.

To see Twitlet in action, watch the screencast below:

Next up is PrettyTweet:  PrettyTweet allows you to create a custom Twitter background with text and an image.  You can customize the colors of already available Twitter patterns and PrettyTweet can also instantly update your profile with the background you create.

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Begin by selecting one of the available backgrounds on PrettyTweet.  Then all you need to do is add your photo, whatever text you want included on the left side of your profile, and adjust the colors to your liking.

To see PrettyTweet in action, watch the screencast below:




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