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10 Best Twitter Thread & Scheduling Tools (Free & Paid)

As we know, Threads can be a really effective way for niche influencers, bloggers and content creators to grow their audience. I share my top recommendations of software to help you create, format and schedule threads at scale.
Dan Siepen
June 9, 2022
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Twitter
June 14, 2022
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There’s a good chance you know what Twitter threads are by now. 

They’re a super hot format within the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community. You’ve probably seen a lot of them in your feed. 

However, it’s not just startup or tech people though. Threads have now become widely adopted across a wide range of other industries and thought leaders. 

I mean, I’ve seen the likes of popular vegan bloggers write awesome threads, to NFT enthusiasts talking about the latest drops. 

They’re a popular format that anyone, from any industry, can start using. 

Why are threads so popular?

There are a few reasons why: 

  • Super easy to communicate digestible information - more succinct, punchy and ‘direct to the point’. 
  • Really good for engagement and communicating value immediately - It’s the best format I’ve seen that gets the most retweets and shares.
  • More retweets and shares lead to larger reach and impressions. I’ve seen many threads go viral.
  • Ultimately, more reach and impressions lead to more clicks to your profile, which then increases more followers.

I’ve personally seen many people who have grown their followings in just a matter of months from a follower count in only the 100’s and low 1000’s, who end up sharing on average a thread per day to get to a follower count level to over 100,000+ followers. 

Yes, in literally months. 

Not to mention, I’ve seen crazy numbers of threads that even receive over 10,000 retweets. If you get your content game right, it could reap huge rewards. 

What to consider when researching these options?

When researching and exploring each of them, consider a few things: 

  • Value for money in terms of features
  • Overall user experience
  • Analytics - simple vs. detailed
  • Integrations - other social channels? 

These are the main things to think about. 

Sweet, let’s get into them. 

1. Queue

If love Notion like me, you’re going to love Queue. For those who don’t know about Notion, it’s a project management (as well as a life management platform in my case) that lets you write notes, plan tasks, manage files, set reminders, save documents, and stay organised with your files and assets. Where Queue comes in is that it’s a Twitter scheduling tool that integrates directly with Notion. 

Pros  

  • You can write your tweets directly in Notion, and view how your tweet will actually look like when posted on your account. It also provides you with a character limit.
  • As you customise the content calendar according to your preference, it will update the “published” or “scheduled” post statuses automatically.
  • Instead of writing tweet ideas on a separate note app and copying-pasting it to a separate platform for scheduling, or even just natively through Twitter itself, Queue provides you with a single space to do all of this with a single click.
  • It constantly analyses the metrics of your tweets so you can tailor your Twitter content strategy accordingly.
  • It gives you different download options such as Chrome extension, Firefox extension, Mac app, and Windows app for added convenience.

Pricing

This solution comes with a free plan that’s limited to 10 tweets and 2 threads per month, and only you can edit your tweets.

However, you can get access to the personal pro, team, and enterprise paid plans, which offer unlimited tweets and threads and real-time analysis along with other amazing features.

With a personal pro and team plan, you can expect to pay $9 and $19 per month billed “annually”. For the enterprise plan, you need to get a quote from the team.

2. TweetHunter

Tweet Hunter is not one of your typical Twitter thread and scheduling tools. It promises to offer more than that. It facilitates you in building relations with your customers/relevant audience, growing brand awareness, staying active on Twitter without having to use it 24/7, and generating content using AI technology.  

Pros

  • The advanced metrics feature lets you access detailed stats for your tweets, and you can rewrite your best-performing tweet with the help of AI to boost engagement.
  • You can send automatic DM’s to the link of your website or landing page, which is prompted by a particular action of the user like RT or reply. Pretty awesome.
  • To save you hours of writing high-quality tweets, Tweet Hunter inspires you by giving you access to a library with over 2 million viral tweets. 
  • Thanks to AI-powered copy generation and the help of the best ghostwriters allow you to curate original tweets quickly.    
  • Instead of struggling with finding the best time to tweet, this Tweethunter helps you do this on its own.  

Pricing

Tweet Hunter provides you with a 7-day free trial and a 30-day refund policy.

If you wish to continue, you will be required to pay $49 per month. For accessing AI-writing, the cost rises to $99 per month. 

However, you can also get huge discounts depending on your follower size. Simply authorise Tweet Hunter to access your Twitter account to unlock discounts.  

3. Typefully

Typefully is one of the most popular options for creators, tech and startup folk on Twitter. It allows you to write your tweets and threads in a clean editing interface, engage with your audience by auto-retweeting and finding the best time to tweet, grow your community with the help of an in-depth analytics feature, and publish your content with one click.

Pros

  • You can highlight your best-performing content right on your Typefully profile to ensure you keep curating similar tweets and threads.
  • You can invite your team members and set permissions for them, i.e., read-only, write, and write & publish, to work collectively on growing your account.
  • It supports different media formats such as images, videos, and GIFs for visually-appealing tweets and threads.
  • As soon as you visit the website, it lets you try it for free along with some basic features, so your expectations are clear if you decide to upgrade.
  • To make sure your tweets are mobile-friendly, you can preview and edit them using the “mobile preview” feature by accessing the “high-fidelity” button at the bottom of the interface.

Pricing

The tool has a freemium version for you to use for creating posts. However, for more advanced options, you will need to upgrade, with plans starting from $8 p/m. If you want to have multiple accounts, there are options at $19 p/m and $39 p/m. 

4. Threadstart

ThreadStart works by letting you focus on what’s more important, like creating top-notch quality content to grow your account and doing the rest of the work for you, i.e., scheduling and posting your tweets/threads at optimal times.

Pros

  • This tool is equipped with a user-friendly interface with all the features listed on the top for easy access and a preview section on the right side for easy viewing.
  • You simply need to provide ThreadStart with your content, and it will automatically break it down into tweets or number threads for you.
  • You can select to publish now, schedule for later, or save your threads in the draft box for later use.
  • It automatically retweets your content to match the active times of your international audience for higher reach.

Pricing

ThreadStart plan starts by offering you a 7-day free pro trial which transforms into a free plan if you don’t upgrade.

The free plan limits your functionality as well as data history. However, a pro plan comes with every feature there is to offer at $9 per month or $86 per year.

A premium plan offers almost the same features as a pro account, but with a premium account, you can use up to 3 accounts.

Quick tip: Choosing a yearly plan will be your best here as you will save money every year. ($22 for a yearly pro account and $49 for a yearly premium account).

5. Chirr App

Chirr App is an all-in-one Twitter thread and scheduling tool that lets you edit published tweets, save tweets/threads, rotate evergreen tweets, and much more.

As soon as you visit its webpage, you are directly shown its homepage interface so you can get familiar with the core power of what Chirr App can offer.

Pros

  • It comes with a unique feature called “Blitz”, which helps you in replying to the mentions on a single page one by one without losing interaction with your audience.
  • You don’t lose your old tweets/threads with this app. Thanks to the history feature, you can edit, retweet, and view old high-performing content.
  • It offers a detailed analysis of your account with the help of reports, charts, and graphs, so you can tailor your content strategy in the best way possible.
  • You can save your content ideas or tweets in advance by clicking on the easy-to-access button with the “publish” button.
  • It’s easy to get lost in so many drafts. Hence, the “star” function will bookmark your most important draft to help you find it in a cinch.

Pricing

You get to choose between plus, pro, and team accounts, and it costs you $2.5, $12, and $39 per month, respectively. You can always choose to pay annually to save around 20% of your per annum cost.

The plus pricing plan offers you all editor, drafts, and history features. In comparison, the pro account provides additional features like detailed metrics, blitz replies, scheduling, etc., along with the plus features.      

The team account gives you access to all features of the pro account, along with permission to add and collaborate with unlimited teammates.

6. Hypefury

Hypefury is another great tool to support scheduled threads and tweets, therefore, saving you a lot of time and headache.

The founders took inspiration from the best techniques that are used by successful Twitter content creators to help you sell more products, expand your audience, curate new content, and grow your email list.  

Pros

  • You don’t need to enter your credit card details in order to test the free trial. Only signing in with your Twitter account is required.
  • With the help of its inspiration panel, you can search for a relevant keyword and scour through thousands of tweets from top content creators to aid in your writing process.
  • You can automatically add a link to your website with your well-performing tweet to increase revenue and email subscribers.
  • If you want to grow your Instagram account, Hypefury can help you in optimising your tweets into an IG image without having to take screenshots.
  • The focus mode allows you to write your Twitter threads in full-screen to prevent distraction.

Pricing

You will be given access to a 7-day free premium account trial. If you don’t wish to purchase, your account will be automatically switched to the free plan, which comes with basics only.

The paid accounts are standard and premium with $19 and $49 monthly fees, respectively. Although some features are limited with a standard account, you get access to all functions from A-Z with a premium plan.    

7. Thread Creator

Thread Creator allows you to write, format, and publish Twitter threads from a clean and wide interface which also comes with a side panel to help you see what they will look like on Twitter. Scheduling and publishing threads are also made hassle-free with an easy-to-access button on the same page where you write.

Pros

  • When scheduling plenty of threads at once, you have an option to choose a time interval between sending tweets for better performance.
  • You can enable “numbering” on your tweets to make sure your writing is not interrupted.
  • The free tier lets you write as many drafts as you want to assess if this solution resonates with you.
  • You have the option to automatically retweet threads as well while scheduling your content.

Pricing

The standard account is completely free to use but comes with several limitations.

On the other hand, you can purchase the pro account for $15 a month (btw, it’s on discount right now) to access all functions. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with it.

8. One Up App

One Up App helps you in scheduling your Twitter threads in advance or even posting them immediately on a user-intuitive interface. It’s as simple as accessing the drop-down menu by “create a post” button. What really sets this platform apart is that you can handle several social media accounts like TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn along with Twitter with one plan.

Pros

  • The user-friendly calendar allows you to view and edit all your scheduled posts. You can even drag a post to another day to reschedule.
  • To make your Twitter threads engaging and visually appealing, you can create images using Canva and add them to your content right on this app.
  • You have access to in-depth metrics and weekly and monthly reports to keep your content strategy up-to-date.
  • With the help of this OneUp, you can add images, videos, and GIFs to your Twitter threads, in addition to mentioning other accounts.
  • One Up App offers 24/7 customer support so you can get your queries resolved in a breeze.

Pricing

The free tier allows you to schedule a maximum of 3 tweets per thread.

It offers a wide variety of paid plans such as starter, immediate, growth, business, and enterprise at the cost of $18, $30, $60, $150, and $999 per month, respectively.

These various paid plans fulfil the needs of different customers/businesses and offer a 7-day free trial as well.

9. Zlappo

Zlappo promises to help you build and grow a profitable audience by allowing you to tweet smart. Its features are designed by considering Twitter's best practices, so you can expand your audience rapidly. All you have to do is to use these features and nothing else.

Pros

  • This tool aids in the lead conversion of your brand by allowing you to enable auto DMs for your scheduled posts, which are triggered by an action (RT or reply).
  • It automatically retweets your best-performing tweets to maximise visibility. However, this can also be done manually.
  • When you have to write a post, you don’t have to fret about the character limit. Simply post your blog or long-form content, and it will break it down into threaded tweets.
  • While writing a post, you can also allow time intervals for every thread to publish sequentially.

Pricing

Zlappo features 3 different plans in addition to the 7-day free trial.

You need to pay $12.49 per month for the real G plan, $24.99 per month for the hustler plan, and $83.33 per month for the tycoon plan.

The most popular plan among Twitter users is the hustler plan, as it comes with a plethora of helpful features.

10. TweetDeck

TweetDeck is a Twitter management platform that is owned by Twitter to help you manage your Twitter account in a breeze. It is integrated into Twitter’s interface to make it convenient for you to schedule and publish your tweets.

Pros

  • You can easily monitor and tailor your Twitter content strategies accordingly with the help of the analytics tab.
  • You can customise the dashboard with features like trends, mentions, direct messages, likes, and retweets, according to your preferences.
  • TweetDeck supports multiple accounts, so you can manage all your accounts in one place without having to pick and choose.
  • It lets you add various hashtags in the columns of your dashboard so you can keep a check on the activities relevant to the hashtag for targeted marketing.

Pricing

It’s 100% free and comes with all features mentioned. You only need to have an active Twitter account with which you can log in to TweetDeck to use its services.

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⚡ Frequently Asked Questions ⚡

Who has the best user experience and features when it comes to scheduling and analytics for Twitter threads?

For me personally, it has to be Typefully and Chirr App. Both are simple enough to use scheduling your threads takes seconds. You can see what the threads look like as you write them. When it comes to exploring your metrics in further detail, Typefully goes into a bit more detail, but Chir App is still reasonable. If you want deeper metrics and analysis for your Tweets, it’s best to use either ilo or Black Magic.

Can you schedule threads with Tweetdeck?

The short answer is no. Not at present time anyway. You can schedule multiple tweets at once, but it’s not the same experience as you would do with threads. You will need to use a 3rd party tool, such as the platforms mentioned in this article.

Are there free tools for creating threads?

If you’re looking for a free solution, your best bet is Thread Creator where you can draft as many threads as you would like, but can only publish once per week on the free version. So, you can prepare and drafts threads to see what they look like, which then you can copy and paste, and then publish via Twitter itself. However, you’re limited on publishing directly from the tool, nor can you schedule in advance. You will need to upgrade to get those features. This is a similar case to the other platforms mentioned.

Who Twitter thread maker provides the best value for money when it comes to features?

For me personally, it has to be a close tie between Tweethunter and Typefully. Both have similar core features. Typefully is stronger in terms of UX, the detail of metrics, having the ability to unroll threads, as well as having your own profile of your tweets (like a mini blog). However, Tweethunter has an inspiration library of 2million+ tweets, as well as an ability to add users who engaged with your posts into lists. So, you can use Twitter as your CRM. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Do any of these thread scheduling tools have integrations with other platforms?

There are three that I have mentioned, which are Queue, OneUpApp and Hypefury. Queue integrates directly with Notion. Then, OneUpApp and Hypefury are like many of the other social media scheduling tools that let you publish content across other social networks.
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