Currently, Twitter lets you favorite tweets in a cumbersome way.Then, in order to organize them into folders, you'll need the Twitter Blue premium subscription service.It's ridiculous that you have to pay for such a basic feature, which is why we're not impressed with Twitter Blue.
There seem to be several developers who also think there should be a better way, and have launched several apps that give you a free version of Twitter bookmarks.Some let you favorite tweets within Twitter, while others require a different app or extension.But they're all free, and there are plenty of ways to organize your saved tweets so you can easily search for them later.
1. TweepsBook (Web): Best Bots to Save Twitter Bookmarks on Twitter
There are quite a few Twitter bots that allow you to favorite tweets by tagging them.In our opinion, TweepsBook is the best.It's simple to use, completely free (and ad-free), and lets you organize bookmarks.
Log in to TweepsBook with your Twitter login to create an account, then follow how they handle it on Twitter.When you want to save a tweet, reply to the original tweet, tag @tweepsbook, and write the keyword "bkm".You can add a tag after "bkm" as a tag to put the tweet directly into a folder in your dashboard.
When you want to see your tweets later, head over to the TweepsBook website and log in.Your saved tweets will appear here, neatly categorized into hashtag folders.Unfortunately, TweepsBook doesn't have a search feature to quickly find saved tweets, but hopefully this will be a feature soon.
2. SlideIt (Web): Favorite tweets to save in concept database
We're big fans of the online database tool Notion and are always happy to see creative, productive ways of using Notion. SlideIt is a fantastic idea where you can automatically save tweets to Notion, neatly arranged in a table.
The first step is to log into SlideIt with your Twitter account and copy the Notion template they created.There are a few steps to setup, but they are all simple and explained in the tutorial videos on the website.Once you're done, it works much like TweepsBook.If you want to save a tweet, reply to it, tag @heyslideit, and write the keyword "notion" followed by the hashtag as a hashtag.
On your Notion page, you'll see a table with four columns for each saved tweet: the username that posted the original tweet, the tweet itself, the date you saved it, and the tags you added.Plus, Notion has powerful search capabilities across all of its database tables, so you can rely on it to find tweets quickly.
Because Notion is free, SlideIt will remain free forever.And more importantly, your saved tweets have the potential to stay online longer under a reputable brand like Notion, rather than a third-party site that might not be able to keep up with server costs.
3. MarkFolder (Chrome, Firefox): Best Browser Extensions for Favorite Tweets
If you browse Twitter primarily on your computer,MarkFolderis the best way to manage your Twitter bookmarks.This powerful extension is located in the toolbar and lets you quickly save tweets to different folders.It's one of the best apps to improve Twitter without Twitter Blue.
You can also create new folders on the fly.For example, in the video demo above, you can see how the user creates a new folder for book recommendations in the small dropdown pane of the extension, and saves a tweet to that folder.
It's easy to use, and once you access the dashboard, it's also easy to navigate, either as a list view or a grid view.You can also make the folder public and share its URL with others for anyone to see through a series of tweets you've saved.
But just because it's an extension doesn't mean you can't use it on mobile.You can DM any tweet toMarkFolder Tweet Bookmarker account and it will be automatically saved in your inbox.
Unfortunately, the free version of MarkFolder does not include keyword searches.This is a pro feature, and there are a few other extras for $3 per month.
4. Tweet Catcher (Android, iOS): Bookmark tweets for emergencies and organize them
If most of your Twitter browsing happens on your phone, you don't need a browser extension or app to view bookmarks on a browser page.Instead, you need a mobile-first app.Tweet Catcheris a free Twitter bookmarking app for iPhone and Android that makes it super easy to save tweets and find them later on your phone.
You can create folders and add your tweets to them, and place a single tweet in multiple folders.For example, create folders for your evening reading list, watch list, and "best topics" to browse later.
The main page displays all your tweets and is searchable via a powerful search tool.It's also a nice, clean interface that feels good to read, displaying your saved tweets in their own mini-cards.
5. Tweetflick (Web, Chrome): Save and organize tweets and full threads
Tweetflick is a full-fledged Twitter bookmark manager for advanced users.You can save individual tweets by replying "@tweetflick save ", much like the other apps on this list.But you can also save an entire thread by replying to "@tweetflick thread", saving you the trouble of flipping through every tweet in that thread.This is a pretty cool feature.
When you log into your Tweetflick dashboard, you can organize and categorize your saved tweets differently.You can tag each tweet and add notes for easy recall in the future.You can also create collections and put tweets into them.All of this is useful for the powerful Tweetflick search, which can search notes and tweet content, and also lets you filter by tags.
The free version of Tweetflick limits you to 50 tweets, 16 hashtags, and two favorites. The $5 pro version lifts all restrictions and sends a weekly digest of your saved tweets.You can also set it to automatically save tweets from your favorite gamepad.
Tweetflick also has a Chrome extension that adds a Tweetflick icon inside Twitter as a shortcut for saving tweets.However, when we tested it, it didn't work and kept looping to log in.
Download: Tweetflick for Chrome (free)
6. Dewey (Web, Chrome): Organize your existing Twitter bookmarks for free
Despite the intricacies of Twitter's current bookmarking method, you've probably saved some tweets for later. Dewey stands out from the other apps on this list by importing your existing Twitter bookmarks and organizing them.
Once you've installed the browser extension, run it and have it view your backlog of bookmarked tweets. Dewey will take a few minutes to identify all the tweets and import them into your Dewey account.
From this account dashboard, you can now categorize and organize your tweets.You can add tags and comments to tweets to make them easier to search in the future.You can also create folders or favorites and categorize tweets into those folders.
Now you can go and use Twitter's default method of adding bookmarks on your phone or PC, launching Dewey every once in a while, grabbing new bookmarks.If you bookmark the browser with the extension installed, you'll also get a drop-down menu to add a note or tag to Dewey for that tweet.This is one of the best extensions to improve Twitter on the desktop.
Download: Dewey for Chrome (free)
Try the classic bookmark manager
If none of these dedicated Twitter bookmarking apps meet your needs, you can get creative.Maybe try a classic bookmark manager and use it just for Twitter to create your own dedicated Twitter bookmark manager with great functionality.
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