Buffer transformed the way I use Twitter. I post on Twitter a lot, although not as much as others! It is Buffer that lets me do this. The simple concept of Buffer is that you can buffer your tweets and then it will tweet them for your throughout the day (and night!). The Chrome extension and Android App means whenever I see some content I want to share I can just add it. Buffer then looks after the scheduling of the posts. Basically Buffer allows you to appears to be on Twitter all the time, even when you are not. Buffer also prevents all your tweets being at the same time and spreads them out so they're seen by more of your followers. When you're at work and not tweeting - Buffer is.
The standard Twitter web client is fine but once you get past a 1000 or so followers you need something a bit more powerful to search out content you want to read. TweetDeck allows you to have multiple columns with searches, lists and notifications and makes order from the chaos of your Twitter feed. TweetDeck can also do post scheduling but isn't as advanced as Buffer.
I find most of the content I share on Twitter using good old-fashioned RSS feeds managed by Feedly. I was one of many that went to Feedly after Google's RSS reader was retired. Feedly is a really convenient way to browse through feeds and even google alerts. The thing that really makes Feedly useful though is the integration with Buffer on both web and app. It is literally as simple as clicking the Buffer icon, amending the headline and choosing images.
I actively manage my Twitter followers and ManageFlitter is how I achieve it. The sheer power of the searches and filters mean you have a fantastic view of your followers and potential followers. ManageFlitter helps me to choose who to follow and crucially who to unfollow too.
5. Twitter Audit
There has been some mainstream press attention for fake Twitter followers recently. TwitterAudit is the de facto standard auditing source for Twitter followers. I use it in two ways 1) to keep my own account 'clean' by blocking identified bots 2) to check 'suspicious' accounts. You'd be amazed, if you haven't check recently, how many bots with large 'buy followers' banners follow you on Twitter, TwitterAudit allows you to block them (which basically makes them unfollow).