You can waste a lot of time daily going back and forth from Twitter and other sites in any browser when you’re on your computer. So many times we stress a lot also when it comes to replying to people quickly or properly by pausing and leaving everything we are doing in one window and focusing on Twitter in another window. Even switching to your phone to tweet means taking the time away from your desktop or laptop browser and pausing whatever you were doing. It doesn’t have to be that way.
You can save time and reduce stress by tweeting and checking all your twitter notifications right from any web page you are on. All you have to do is get the proper extension or add-on for your browser. I personally use Silver Bird extensively in Chrome, which is mentioned below.I use it so much, in fact, that it has now become my #1 accessed extension or app button in my browser. I can get notifications, check tweets, reply to people, send out tweets and dm’s, check timelines or search for anything without ever leaving the page I’m on. This saves me at least an hour or two daily from switching back and forth between windows or pausing anything I am doing just to tweet or vice versa. It also reduces a lot of stress for me as I don’t have to worry about when to reply to tweets or other notifications.
The following extensions allow you to do different Twitter things like tweet, reply to @ mentions or send private messages and more without ever leaving the website you are on. We are covering Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari here. These extensions quickly and easily open either sidebars or new small windows on any website you are on to do different Twitter related things.
Tweet from any browser via Extensions, Add-ons and Widgets
- Hootbar. Requires free account creation at Hootsuite.
- Yoono. Requires data sharing [no passwords]. Also works on multiple platforms like Internet Explorer below.
- CloudBerry TweetIE. Allows you to tweet or share websites easily. However, mentions and DM’s are missing.
- Yoono. Works on multiple platforms like Firefox above.
Lack of enough Twitter extensions for IE, Opera and Safari
Surprisingly, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari seem to have the least number of good Twitter extensions. The reason for Internet Explorer could be because of the bloated add-on interface for Internet Explorer, the closed access for Safari in many areas which are available only if you are signed into Safari, and Opera because it has still not yet gained any big momentum like Chrome or Firefox.
If you know of any other Twitter extensions for any browser that you use or recommend, please let us know in the comments below.
Which browser extension do you prefer?
Which browser and extension do you prefer from the above? Any others you can recommend? What tips or methods do you follow when tweeting while doing things on other sites? Have you used any extension or add-on from above?
Share your thoughts in the comments below. Happy Tweeting!