Recently, I came across Tricklr, a simple tweet scheduling tool (much like Buffer) that lets you add tweets to a queue and send them out at regular intervals. It’s totally free and really easy to use. The best part is that it offers unlimited tweet scheduling, so you can add as many tweets as you like. Since Buffer and other similar tools are limited, I find this a huge added bonus.
So, let’s take a look at how to setup and use Tricklr.
After logging in with your Twitter credentials, the first thing you’ll want to do is edit your settings. Just click on the cog icon (in the top right corner) to view settings. Here you can customize your tweet posting interval, customize the time range that tweets are posted, and change your timezone.
Tweets can be posted every 30 mins, 1 hr, 2 hrs, 4 hrs, 6 hrs, 8hrs, 12 hrs, 1 day, 2 days, or 1 week.
Posting tweets to your Tricklr queue is a no-brainer. Just enter your text and link and click on the “Add to Queue” button. It will then appear below the tweet box.
Note: Even though links are not clickable in the Tricklr queue, they will be clickable once posted to your Twitter account.
There are four actions that an be performed for each tweet in your queue. You’ll see four icons to the right of your tweets: move, edit, publish now, and delete. Clicking on the move icon, will allow you to rearrange your tweets (via drag-and-drop). Edit and delete are pretty self explanatory.
Publish now will reschedule your tweet so that it’s posted within the next minute. Once a tweet is posted, it will disappear from your queue.
Tricklr also has a Chrome app that you can add to your browser, so that you can quickly get back to the site to add tweets to your queue whenever you need to. Personally, I’d prefer an extension so that I can add tweets from any page and include the link of the current page in the tweet. However, an app is pretty handy as well.
Seeing that Tricklr offers unlimited tweet scheduling, it definitely offers more of an incentive to use it over tools like Buffer or Timely. However, until it adds the ability to post to Facebook and an actual extension, I’ll probably forget about it and continue to use Timely and Buffer (the harsh, but honest truth).
What are your thoughts on Tricklr?
Charnita is a full-time freelance writer and blogger with 3+ years of experience, and also the owner of SocialWebTools.info. She's also an early adopter who loves trying out new social media tools along with Web and iOS (iPad) apps. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.