Each week, many of you will tweet something out. Where do you do that from? Is it from the Twitter dashboard (which can be immensely distracting) or do you use a specific tool? I discovered Timely.is the other day and have really enjoyed using it to share content, original tweets, and web pages that I like.
It is a fast, lightweight app (I am using it from Google Chrome) and with just a simple bookmarklet (drag the “Create a Timely” button to your toolbar) you can create a tweet or Facebook update.
As you can see in the screenshot, I can pick the account on the left (FB or Twitter). In the upper right, I can drag the bookmarklet to the toolbar and that opens up this larger window you see here that says “Writing a post about Timely.is right now…” That’s what opens when I click the bookmarklet. I can also just go to the Timely site itself and click in the “Schedule a Post?” area and that works, too.
What I Like:
I dig that in one dashboard I can write, schedule, and monitor performance of a tweet or share. Pretty elegant.
Of course, it is free, but not all things free are good. Timely is both — free and good. It is fast, as I said, and doesn’t appear to have the cap or limit that some other free social sharing services/apps have. At least, I haven’t hit a limit yet. To be clear, though, your tweets don’t go out right away — they stagger them to send them at the best times. How they determine “best” I have not yet determined.
What services do you use and like for social media sharing? Clue me in with an email (in the right sidebar over there).