Manage Your Twitter Account with FlashTweet

Manage Your Twitter Account with FlashTweet

Twitter was once only the domain of online geeks and Internet freaks, but it has since exploded onto the scene into being a relevant service for major news outlets, overgrown professional athletes, and freelance writers alike. Everyone from Katy Perry to Barack Obama is on Twitter and there is no denying the potential that a strong Twitter account can have.

To fully harness the power of Twitter, you need followers. Ideally, you want to have a lot of dedicated followers who are actually interested in what you have to say, but getting said followers is easier said than done. This review will take a look at FlashTweet, a “complete Twitter account management solution” that could put you on the fast track to Twitter stardom.

What is FlashTweet?

You’ve probably encountered a variety of other Twitter tools and utilities on the Internet. Each of these may promise you one function or another, but what sets FlashTweet apart is that it is really four tools in one. To give you a quick overview into what this Twitter software can do, take a few minutes to watch their video.

Managing Twitter with Four Fancy Tools

So, as mentioned, FlashTweet is comprised of four different tools that handle slightly different aspects of managing your Twitter account.

After you login to your FlashTweet account, you will be given the opportunity add your Twitter account. You are not restricted to managing a single account either, as it seems like you can add as many accounts as you’d like. You will have to provide FlashTweet with your username and password, however, so anyone with security and privacy concerns should probably look elsewhere.

Manage Your Twitter Account with FlashTweet

For the purposes of this review, I added my DotComPho Twitter account to FlashTweet. From there, I gained access to the four icons corresponding to the four different tools. The interface is about as straightforward as it gets, since you just click on one of the huge icons to access that utility.

Follower Management and Mass Following

Although FlashTweet is made up of four tools, the main appeal for marketers and other people who want to build up their followings are the Follower Management tool and the Mass Follow tool. The Schedule Tweets tool can come in handy too, since you can timestamp tweets into the future. The Tweet RSS Feeds tool takes on the same functionality as something like WordTwit and Twitter Tools.

Let’s start with the Follower Management tool.

Manage Your Twitter Account with FlashTweet

When you use the Twitter website or you use any of the several different clients available out there, you typically have to follow and unfollow accounts one at a time. With the Follower Management tool, you can follow and unfollow accounts en masse. This tool can display only the accounts that you are following (and not following you back), only the accounts that are following you (and you are not following back), only the accounts with mutual following, or all three of the above.

This is not an automated script, like how you may find through some competing products. You still hit the checkboxes manually, but you can follow and unfollow multiple accounts at a time. I don’t like how there’s only a single-column view, however, since this makes for way too much vertical scrolling. A grid layout would have been much better.

Manage Your Twitter Account with FlashTweet

The Mass Follow tool is more interesting. You can use it to view the friends of another Twitter account (like me). This leads back to an interface similar to the Follower Management tool, letting you hand-pick who you would like to follow. The other side lets you search for a keyword and follow the people who are talking about that topic. This can be geotargeted as well.

Both the Mass Follow tool and the Follower Management tool sound handy, but you can easily get overwhelmed when you start to deal with marginally larger numbers. This is also how you can quickly exhaust your API calls and potentially get yourself banned from Twitter (for spam).

Make Money with FlashTweet Too?

FlashTweet will cost you $6.95 a month, but you can try them out for 14 days for free. It’s not in place yet, but you can presumably recoup some of these costs through the upcoming affiliate program.

I can see some of the value that FlashTweet can provide to people who want to better manage their Twitter accounts, but the functionality and layout aren’t on par with some other alternatives. Further still, since “tweet” is in its name, I have a feeling that FlashTweet will soon be hearing from the Twitter lawyers for trademark infringement. We’ve seen it happen to TwitterFollower and TweetLater already, after all.

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69 thoughts on “Manage Your Twitter Account with FlashTweet”

  1. There are so many twitter utilities coming out, It is hard to pick which ones are the best. At this point I have a pretty weak view on the power of followers on twitter. I think in most cases the number of followers is slightly overrated, especially people who trade follows.

    There are other ways to use twitter as a marketing tool besides massive followers and praying that someone who has no clue who you are randomly clicks on your links. I’d be more interested in finding out how those work than how to follow 2000 people in a week and never learn anything about the people i’m following.

    1. Steven Roddy says:

      I agree. Right now I have about 6 different accounts that are doing what this flashtweet does. However, twollow costs $15 per month so I think switching to flashtweet would help me save time and…about $8. Sounds like a win win.

      1. Steven – We hope you enjoy using FlashTweet. It is an amazing tool… let us know what you think of it!!

      2. Money-Era says:

        And how are you doing with that money-wise? Is this a significant source of income?

    2. “Iโ€™d be more interested in finding out how those work than how to follow 2000 people in a week and never learn anything about the people iโ€™m following.”

      To answer your question … you have to put in the extra time and effort to build relationships with those individuals you are following.

      For example, if you own a local business, say a restaurant, you want to follow everyone who is discussing “dinner” or “seafood” within a 15 mile radius of your restaurant.

      Once you are following those individuals, you want to pay attention to their conversations and respond to their tweets. The more relationships you build on Twitter using this method… the more results you will notice. Promise!

  2. Agent 001 says:

    It sounds nice but paying for this service is a NO from me. These things can be done using free Twitter Tools

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      I agree with you about it. Too bad it’s not a free or one time fee tool.

      1. There is twitter tool http://hootsuite.com which can perform most of the tasks and it is free.

      2. Its free for 14 days… give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed. You can cancel at anytime.

        1. Sahil Kotak says:

          I think I have used it before when the site used to give free services. I really liked your services at that time, the main reason was because it was FREE, LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. LetUpdate says:

      at this time, i agree that to use free tools better. ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. In the world of the internet FREE is the ultimate traffic driver. The subscription model is not my favourite either, but if it is a truly exceptional tool or service (which this doesn’t seem to be, judging by the review and comments here) it will always be worth paying for, especially if you’re using it professionally.

        1. Jacques – We encourage you to try it for free (for the 14 day period). Let us know what you think… we promise it is in fact an exceptional tool.

          We would love any feedback. =)

    3. Agent 001 – We would love to offer this service for FREE (which we have in the past) but the bills of maintaining a site like FlashTweet has caught up with us. =(

      We hope the $6.95 per month is not too expensive. We always look to offer more value to our members. On an ongoing basis, will be adding several new tools and features to the site without ever increasing the monthly fee.

  3. What a good idea.I didnยดt know there was an Twitter application available to get you more followers.Thanks!

    1. Lee Ka Hoong says:

      There are actually many similar twitter tools out there, more and more various twitter tools are created in the market. So you can see how popular Twitter is and Twiiter could helps us out in our online businesses now and in future.

  4. Diabetis says:

    I would like this service but the fact that it requires some fee then it would be a big NO for me.

    1. Greg Ellison says:

      I would have to give this service a no also because of the 6.95 a month fee, but it is pretty cool for being a flash based twitter tool.

      1. Lee Ka Hoong says:

        Yea I have the same thought, if the $6.95 is a one time payment, for sure I’ll grab the opportunity. Needless to say, that’s a great tool indeed.

    2. When we decided on charging $6.95 a month… we wanted to offer a ton of value for almost nothing. We priced it low hoping a lot of people can afford the monthly fee and the free-trial gives them a chance to experiment with the site to see its true value.

      If you were to place a dollar amount on building your brand online what would it be? If FlashTweet can essentially save you time and build a targeted following… it might be worth your interest?

      Give it a shot for 14 days… if you hate it you can cancel your trial at anytime. =)

  5. Robert says:

    I agree with the posts prior to me. Sounds like a great service but paying for a service to “manage” Twitter which is free doesn’t work for me. Even the fact that FlashTweet could be viewed as a tool to help me manage my business and thus a viable expense doesn’t have me sold. There are plenty of free items out there that have been serving me just fine.

    1. LetUpdate says:

      Yup. let’s free tool manage the free twitter. ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. Rob – We hope you can give our site a shot. You won’t be disappointed. =)

  6. Steve says:

    Looks like it is a decent replacement for the combination of TweetLater and TwitterFeed.

    1. Nathan says:

      tweetlater and twitterfeed? hmmm.. going to check on this tools too. thanks!

  7. SeoProfy says:

    good tool, thanks a lot, will use it )

  8. Blogging says:

    This sounds a bit funny to me that this appears on your blog, just shortly you did a mass un-follow on Twitter. And yes, I noticed that this post was written by Michael and not John, still it is your blog John and this ?paid? review seems a wee bit hypocritical so soon after you spoke out against mass following people, SY

  9. EarningStep says:

    yeah,,, this is what i looking for… thanks for sharing this john….

  10. Nathan says:

    I’m starting to use twitter but I’m not yet using any tools. I just really want to have “real people” followers since there are lot of spammers out there.

    1. You definitely need to communicate with the followers that you generate using FlashTweet.

      We don’t want you to only use FlashTweet… In order to be successful – you must communicate with your following and build relationships. That is what creates word of mouth marketing for your business. =)

      1. Nathan says:

        Thanks for the info mitch! I’m going to start right away.

  11. Sarge says:

    Unfortunately the monthly fee is turning me off. One time payment may be good but I can’t see myself opting into this one!

    I agree with Nathan – I just want to have real pepole following me. I used your twitter follower JC to use your mass unfollow button the other day to clean out my list a bit.

    I just want to follow real people that I can offer value to ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. We are sorry to hear that Sarge … We tried to set the monthly fee at an affordable price for businesses and individuals.

      This is a great tool if you are getting started on Twitter and want to build a targeted following of individuals that you can focus on and build relationships with.

  12. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    This sounds cool with its’ $6.95 monthly fees, but it would be great if this is an one time payment. Also, I think the mass follow feature doesn’t really help because we don’t know who we follow, but if we plan to make some money with TweetSponsored or some program like this, mass follow would be great!

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this tool Michael!

    Regards,
    Lee

  13. So another twitter based service. Lets see what they are providing.

    John you have also started your twitter assignment. Hows its going on ?

    I got few followers from there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Jackie Carry says:

    Love this app! I used it to get my Twitter account off the ground after seeing no progress for months. Figured I needed a little assistance. FlashTweet is awesome!

    ALSO….

    It looks like FlashTweet might be able to keep its name… The “Tweet” trademark was denied. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business/Twitter-Loses-Tweet-Trademark-jw-54594097.html

  15. Looks like another great Twitter service…there are so many now.

  16. BLOGERCISE says:

    Since linking up all my accounts with HootSuite I’d never use anything else.

    And it’s free.

    1. Blogercise – Hootsuite is awesome!! We are definitley a fan! FlashTweet does offer a couple of features that Hootsuite does not cover… it is more than just managing your Twitter accounts. It allows you to grow your following as well. =)

  17. fas says:

    Then its better to change the name to tweetaflash.com

    1. Haha! We will consider it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Dang, I bet it’s hard for you to review the same type of products/sites each time. You have to say good things about each of them, but they’re practically ALL the same!

    -Mike

  19. Flash tweet seems to be a wonderful tool… Specially the features of mass following and unfollowing the people who are not following you back ….

    For me this is the best tool that can serve my purpose of mass following as well.

    Thanks for introducing it.

    1. jim says:

      Alot of the new backend stuff in Twitter supposedly has to deal with spam prevention. I’ve read that one of the ways they flag accounts now is with massive amounts of Follow/Unfollow actions. Just be careful with this bad boy!

      – Jim from free business cards

    2. We hope you enjoy it!! =)

  20. MyBrute says:

    I had heard of these guys but have never really given them a look. I’ll check it out. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I would say it’s really essential if time is something precious for you.
    Wait, it’s precious for everybody, you get it only once. I would say, instead of looking at price so pessimistically, look at the advantages & multitasking it offers & try to generate enough of dollars for it.

    1. That’s a great point Chris… time is money!!

  22. Greg says:

    Hey nice info man… thanks. I use a lot of Twitter apps but I never heard of this one.

  23. Volksphone says:

    Looks Great. At the moment I am using hootsuite.com. But I am looking for more functions.

    Best regards,
    Volksphone

    1. Volsphone – FlashTweet is a powerful tool… you will love it!

      1. Sorry … Volksphone* =)

  24. anyone know here some tool for mass UNFOLLOW

    1. FlashTweet allows you to mass unfollow users on Twitter.

      1. Volksphone says:

        Did you know if there is an application to mass block following people? Especially spam follower?

        Cheers,
        Volksphone!

  25. Twitter later + Twitter Karma Tool (for mass Unfollow) + Twollow can do the same things (combined). FREE is the most lovely word in the World ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks John

  26. Hmmm.. I think I should have try this flashtweet and have a review of it.

    1. Yeah, it definitely seems like a powerful tool, but a review would be helpful.

  27. Money-Era says:

    There are so many Twitter tools being made every day that I do not think charging for them is a promising business model for any developer.

  28. For those who want everything free or think that 6.95 a month is to much I have one question for you? Are you making money online?
    A true Entrepreneur understands the value of the time and effort spent on creating something that will make his or life easier. The Entrepreneur is willing to compensate someone for that without worrying about how much something costs.
    Here’s another thought – It’s the difference between a lack mentality or an abundant mentality.

    Appreciation from the Heart,

    Richard De Haven

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