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SocialBro analyzes your Twitter community

Liane Cassavoy | March 8, 2013
It's easy to be overwhelmed by Twitter, especially when you're trying to use the micro-blogging service for business purposes. Who should I follow? How do I get more people to follow me? When should I tweet? Where do I start? These are just a few of the questions that Twitter users often have--and they are among the ones that SocialBro tries to answer. This comprehensive Twitter management tool offers plenty of features to help you make the most of Twitter, but it, too, can be overwhelming--and its free edition is limited.

For that, it integrates with Buffer. You also can use SocialBro to discover other Twitter users you might want to follow, but I found this tool pretty limited--at least in the free version of SocialBro. It simply presented me with a list of the most popular Twitter users, such as Justin Bieber, rather than allowing me to search by influence--something only available in the paid editions of SocialBro.That's not the only feature missing from the free version of SocialBro. Many of the service's best features, such as the ability to analyze a competitive Twitter account, are only available in the paid versions--something SocialBro seems intent on reminding you about.

The app lists features that are only available to paid customers, and then urges you to upgrade when you try to use them. SocialBro's paid versions do offer a comprehensive set of Twitter management and analysis tools, but the free version is no slouch. It offers a handy way to learn more about your Twitter community, and its slick interface is impressive. I just wish the free version worked reliably outside of Chrome, and that it learned to appreciate just how much it does have to offer, rather than reminding me of what it doesn't.

Note: The Download button takes you to the Chrome Web store, where you can install the latest version directly into your Chrome browser.


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