25 Most Popular Twitter Clients

Last night during my workshop, I promised attendees that I’d post a list of Twitter clients that they might want to check out. Simply put, a Twitter client is a program/applications that you install on your desktop, laptop, or phone so that you can use Twitter more effectively.

Although Twitter has a web-based interface, it isn’t really optimized for handling your stream in real time. A decent Twitter client, however, offers you a way to easily keep tabs on (1) everyone you follow, (2) @replies and ReTweets, (3) direct messages, (4) hashtag streams, and (5) any lists you might create.

Here’s a list of the 25 most popular Twitter clients as per all Twitter accounts tracked by @twitstat today, on June 15th, 2010. The complete list features 325 Twitter clients, but I figured that that was too many for anyone to digest.

Oh, and personally, I prefer TweetDeck.

Rank Client % of users Tweets/user
1 (1) web 18.18 % 3.56
2 (2) TweetDeck 10.14 % 5.25
3 (3) Twitter for iPhone 8.22 % 3.58
4 (4) foursquare 5.65 % 1.96
5 (5) twitterfeed 4.58 % 11.00
6 (6) HootSuite 4.38 % 4.28
7 (7) Seesmic 2.98 % 3.84
8 (8) Echofon 2.78 % 5.50
9 (9) TweetDeck 2.20 % 4.98
10 (10) TweetMeme 2.00 % 1.76
11 (12) API 1.84 % 14.19
12 (13) Google 1.58 % 3.65
13 (14) bitly 1.56 % 4.53
14 (11) Twitpic 1.42 % 2.08
15 (16) UberTwitter 1.31 % 3.95
16 (15) Twitterrific 1.27 % 3.37
17 (18) FriendFeed 1.27 % 8.75
18 (17) txt 1.07 % 2.25
19 (20) Facebook 1.07 % 2.79
20 (21) Mobypicture 1.04 % 2.06
21 (25) twidroid 0.84 % 3.95
22 (23) Ping.fm 0.80 % 3.08
23 (27) Twittelator 0.78 % 5.06
24 (19) Posterous 0.76 % 1.79
25 (28) Ping.fm 0.69 % 2.87

CT Moore

The founder of Socialed, CT Moore has a decade of experience in digital media. He’s managed SEO, social media, and content campaigns from both the client and agency side for start-ups and multinational brands alike. A widely published writer and blogger, CT is also a speaker who’s presented training workshops and at conference throughout Canada and the US. You can find out more about CT Moore on LinkedIn.

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