Top Twitter Applications - Most Popular iPhone, Web, Android Clients

Inside Twitter Clients

November 2009
By Sysomos Inc.

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In this report, Sysomos explores the different applications used to post updates on Twitter. We analyzed a sample of more than 500 million tweets collected over the past five months to determine the most popular applications.

As the chart below shows, is the most popular application with 46% of all tweets, while TweetDeck is a distant second with 8.48%. Since Sysomos published its initial Twitter report in June,'s market share has climbed slightly from 45.7%, while TweetDeck has dropped from 19.7%.

Market Share Of Twitter Clients

The vast majority (82%) of active Twitter users stick to a single application; 14% use two applications, while 2.35% use three applications. Note: We only took into account active users - people with at least 50 tweets in the past five months.

Number Of Different Twitter

The choice of a particular Twitter application has much to do with a person's level of activity. The graph below shows the average number of tweets posted by an active user based on their primary Twitter application. TweetDeck users are most active, posting 1.24 tweets per day, followed by Seesmic and HootSuite users. users post an average of 0.67 times/day.

Average Tweet Per Day VS Twitter

About Sysomos


Sysomos is redefining social media analytics by providing corporations, marketers, public relations agencies and advertisers with the intelligence and insight needed to make smarter business and strategic decisions. The Sysomos platform provides instant and unlimited access to all social media conversations to see what's happening, why it's happening, and who's driving the conversations.

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