So while I was perusing my Twitter feed the other day, I noticed that a tweet had use “Pluggio” to send out the tweet, so I was interested to see what this Twitter Client was and if it had any benefits for the casual and business Twitter user.
Signing up to use Pluggio is easy enough, simple add you email, a username and pick a password, once you have signed in, ou can then add your Twitter account as well as Facebook and Linkedin, but for purposes of this article, we are just going to be working with Twitter.
Pluggio: A Twitter Client With A Little More Under The Hood [Review]
Once you have signed up, you will see the following page with all the options that you will need to tweet out etc, but there are also a few more options that are quite handy for today’s busy tweeters.
Across the top of the screen you have the section for your controls, Twitter, Content, Schedule, Statistics, Friend Finder and Settings. Upon clicking any of this buttons will update the panel on the left with options for you to use.
So the Twitter section is really self explanatory with your Twitter feeds, mentions, Retweets etc so basically you default ways of using Twitter to post out tweets to your followers around the world in the Twittersphere.
What is really useful with Pluggio is the “Schedule Section” and something which I have found rather useful since trying out the Twitter App, it’s so easy to use that anyone can grasp it quickly.
Now we all know that posting too often can make your Twitter look too busy, so there are plenty of tools to schedule our tweets, I use BufferApp quite a lot and this allows me to set times to tweet.
Similar things can be done with Pluggio, by clicking on “Settings” you can change the setting for the “Dripfeed” this will allow you to set times and days for your tweets and also allow you to make sure those tweets are drip fed out during those times.
For Example: You could set Monday for between 8am and 4pm and have your tweets going out at random intervals of betweet 45 and 90 mins. This way you can set up when you know that your popular time for tweeting is and get the tweets seen by more people.
Finding Friends With Pluggio
Now this is an option that I’m never totally sure about with any Twitter Client, this works by adding your keywords into the “Search Agents” section and adding the option of distance from a place or post code.
Now when I did test this out at first, without adding a place, I tended to get a lot of Italian and Russian Tweeple and this wasn’t what I wanted, If I can’t speak the languages, so no point following.
But if you tweak the settings then you may get better results for what you are after, but then again, if you are only on Twitter for the numbers and not much else then you won’t really care what language people are tweeting in as long as you get a follow back!
You will also see that there is an “Important Settings” option, this is where you can tweak the setting for the ratio for friend to follower etc, how many followers they have and how many they are following.
Overall Thoughts On Pluggio
With a bit of time spent on the Twitter App and with you tweaking the setting how you want them, this could be useful to those that don’t have the time to find people to follow on twitter, for me personally, I just like Pluggio for it’s scheduling options which can be tweaked and used to your hearts contest, although I do still prefer BufferApp for the scheduling and Tweetdeck as my main Twitter Client when I’m working on my Computer.
Overall Pluggio is a good Twitter App and is useful in many ways.