4 Hidden Features In The Popular Social Media Hub Twimbow

by filos on November 17, 2011 · 13 comments

4 Hidden Features In The Popular Social Media Hub Twimbow

When we started designing and developing our innovative social media hub Twimbow we had in mind, since day one, that it had to be very different from other similar solutions out there. This is, probably, the reason why some blogs called Twimbow the “Apple of Social Media Dashboards”, since it offers a completely new approach in the way people interact with their Twitter friends and consume new content and interesting news they discover.

Twimbow is currently being used in over 120 countries worldwide by marketers, bloggers and users (both power users and “normal” users) who want to get the most of their Twitter stream, remove noise and focus on what is really important for them in terms of users, tweets and news.

Today I would like to use this space to tell you something about four Twimbow features not many users heard of or actually tried out (yet).

1) Skins

Did you know you can change the way Twimbow looks like? You actually have a few options. First of all, you can choose whether to use a compact view (two columns) or a full view (three columns). You can choose that from settings, just turn “Compact Mode” ON from the second settings tab (called “layout settings”).

Secondly, if you don’t like the default dark grey skin, you can activate the “light” one.  Same tabe as above, just click on “Light”.

Third element you can configure is the font size. The default one could be small if you use a big screen. Just select “medium” or “big” (this option is in the 2nd tab as well).

Last but not least, you can change the appearance of the main top bar. First of all, you can choose between a large one or a small one. Secondly, you have 8 different skins to choose from. Personally, I like the orange one and the black one. What do you think?

2) Rich Tags

On Twimbow, every single piece of content people share looks better. It’s not only about the color, it’s about stuff that, on Twimbow, can turn into something cool :-) Examples? Rich tags. Some tags, in Twimbow, are shown with a small icon you can click on to “generate” a new event. What do I mean?

For example, try the followings and let me know (leave your comments below):

#rainbow #cloud #angrybirds #sunny #ilovetwimbow #rain #xmas

Moreover, we support many different “event tags” that are related to tech/social media events and that give you an overview about an event, location, dates and a photo stream about the ongoing or past event. Here is an example from the recent Mashable Media Summit (you can see how the tweet looks like in Twimbow and what you can see if you click on the Mashable logo):

3) Filters, Filters, Filters

Too much noise? Too much stuff you don’t care of? Just filter it. On Twimbow, filtering is very easy and powerful. There are three main ways to do that:

  • Noise Killer:

    it’s the third tab on the settings pane. You can simply create “sets” of keywords you want to filter and enable / disable each of those set. You can see an example in the image below. Any tweet containing one of the keywords / phrases in the set will be filtered out and you won’t see it.


  • Anti-spam:

    you can enable it for each of the Twitter accounts you are managing on Twimbow. It will filter out all the mentions you receive by Twitter users with 0 followers / following and containing a link only.

  • Mute:

    muting one ore more users is very easy. Just create a new colored label called “Mute”, assign that label to the users you want to mute and uncheck it from the home buzz. Easy right?

4) Visual and Audio Notifications

If you use Twimbow on Chrome, you will be able to get visual and audio notifications for various types of messages. Mentions, Direct Messages and for any user/keyword/tag/list you are tracking in the monitor. You can easily enable them from settings and, one by one, by clicking on the red “speaker” for the monitor you want to get alerts from. In the example below, by clicking on the red speaker I will activate audio and visual desktop notifications for any new tweet by @thenextweb (and the speaker will turn green).

BONUS: realtime!

This is an exclusive bonus for the readers of this blog: it’s not really a hidden features, but in two weeks, Twimbow will turn into a realtime social media hub. We will enable the so-called Twitter “sitestreams” for every user so that any type of message will hit your Twimbow account in realtime. This is just the first of the many new cool features we will introduce before the end of the year, something that will make Twimbow very different from what you can see now. Curious? Just sign up and start using it, making sure to follow @twimbow and @filos on Twitter :-)

Hope you enjoy Twimbow, for any question, don’t hesitate to drop me a tweet.

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Aanchal November 17, 2011 at 5:02 am

Seems very useful, I realle liked its noise killer, anti-spam and mute features, that’s what making it more special and different from others.
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luca November 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Great to hear!
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Mat November 17, 2011 at 5:50 am

Iwas not aware about twimbow and thanks for making me aware about the hidden features of this social media hub.
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luca November 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Time to check it out then :-)

Ricardus November 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

Thanks for sharing the hidden features of Twimbow. The tags looks very comprehensive.
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Robin November 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Thanks for the excellent post and sharing the hidden features, which are looking good of Twinbow.
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Jane November 20, 2011 at 6:20 am

The filtering feature seems to be the best of all. Very useful. Excited to try the new timbow realtime feature.

Jane November 20, 2011 at 6:23 am

The filtering feature is the best of all and very useful. Excited to try on the twimbow realtime.
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Kavya Hari November 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

Twimbow provides completely new approach in the people will interact with twitter friends and consume new content on here. At the time, its really new to all the people. And, four hidden features in the social media will be recent part on here. Thanks a lot for given up here :)
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Mukundan Srinivasan November 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Is twimbow that good? Oh I have missed that all this time. Will check it right now.

Mat December 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

Luca this is an excellent information on Twinmbow and although I havn’t tried it but I will surely give it a chance. Thanks for the nice post.

luca December 1, 2011 at 9:38 am

thank you!

Robin December 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I have never earlier heard the name of Twimbow and I will take a look on it. Thanks for sharing the features of it.

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