With so many Twitter tools out there it is hard to know which ones you should use and trust. So I decided to do some of the work for you and highlight the top 5 Twitter tools I use every day to help me manage and get the most out of my Twitter.  And The best part? ALL of these tools are FREE!

1. Hootsuite

Hootsuite is an all-in-one social media management tool; it not only allows you to schedule your tweets up to 6 months in advance, it also allows you to create a dashboard with multiple feeds and keywords helping you to stay on top of the conversations and respond easily.

2. Manage Flitter

Want to remove all of the spam accounts and people who aren’t following you back? Manage FlitterManage Flitter is a free tool allows you to quickly analyze your followers and remove unwanted accounts without having to do it manually.

3. Bitly

If one of your goals is to track traffic and clicks to your products, website and blog, Bitly can help you do that. This link shortener not only shortens your links but will also track the clicks to provide you analytics on when are where people are clicking on your links. Hootsuite does have a link shortening tool as well but I find Bitly offers another level of detail that can be helpful for you in measuring the success of your campaign.

4. Canva

Visual content is key in social and Twitter is no different. Twitter has been making consistent updates to help integrate images into their news feed. Canva is a fantastic tool to help you design professional looking images that are the correct dimensions for Twitter (1024px x 512px) so you can maximize your image in the Twitter feed.

5. Follower Wonk

If you are looking to find targeted new followers on Twitter, Follower Wonk can help you do just that. Enter in a keyword and a specific location and this tool will analyze the Twitter profile of all the followers in that area, saving you time by instantly providing you with a list of people you want to reach: realtors, consultants or CEO’s.

There you go! Those are the key tools that I use on a daily basis to help me manage my Twitter account. Now it’s your turn! Do you have a favourite Twitter tool that you would like to share? Send me a quick Tweet @KattStearns and I’d love to share your recommendations!