While not a full-fleged Twitter client when it comes to interacting and reading tweets, Drafts text manipulation capabilities have many advantages. When it comes to the drafting of new tweets, Drafts can shine with features like automatic replacement of common abbreviations, or creating a long Twitter thread in one go (Tweet Storm).
- Compose tweets with Twitter Syntax Highlighting (@mentions, #hashtags, …).
- Send tweets directly from Drafts.
- Automatically attach a hashtag when sending. Useful when tweeting repeatedly from a certain event
Tweet Storm: Send a longer text automatically as a Twitter thread.
- On iOS, easily quickly insert
Overcome the 280-character-limit
- Visually indicate character limit.
- Insert common abbreviations (e.g.
w/) to stay under the character limit. Currently only for English and German, but you can suggest additions in other languages. Feel free to create an issue or make a pull request.
Emojify: Save even more characters by replacing your text with various emojis (e.g.
🐶). Define your own emoji replacement.
- Automatically suggest splits for the Tweet Storm.
- Download faved tweets of any user.
- Download Twitter search results.
- View and print them in Markdown.
Use with Drafts
- Tweets sent from Drafts are naturally archived in Drafts. This makes them easily searchable and allows you to run other Drafts acitons on them.
- Call the Workspace via
Load Twitter Workspaceaction to automatically apply the tags, syntax and visual needed for this workspace.
Advanced Users: Call the
Load Twitter Workspaceaction via URL Scheme to trigger Drafts with the Twitter Workspace from anywhere, e.g. with Alfred or Keyboard Maestro and the following URL Scheme
- If you are not familiar with using Drafts to send tweets, read the primer in the Drafts Forum.
- Install the Workspace.
- Install the Action-Group.
- Install the Syntax.
- I recommend using all three, as they are made to fit with each other.
- Optionally you can also download the Alfred Workflow for the Twitter Workspace to begin tweeting from anywhere.
- Theme: I recommend Northern Light and Northern Dark by kimonostereo as they match Twitter’s aesthetic.
- The syntax is derived from nahumck’s Tweet Syntax and adapted to work with the actions of this Workspace.
- Numerous actions (Tweet Storm, gettings Favs, Emojify, …) are adapted versions from agiletortoise’s actions.
- If you have any suggestions, open an issue at GitHub, reply in this thread, or contact me via the info on my website.
- and of course follow me on Twitter @pseudo_meta