Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How to Use Twitlet from the iPhone

Every now and then when I am browsing through websites on my iPhone, I have felt like Tweeting the website or the webpage link in a Twitter post. Its very easy to do this from your desktop via numerous tools - TweetDeck, Twitter website, etc. But on the phone, the only way to send a link to Twitter has been via SMS. But with no cut/paste in the iPhone (at least so far), I just didn't know of a way to send a link to Twitter without using SMS.
On the desktop, I have found the Twitlet bookmarklet to be the fastest way to tweet a link. But I tried it on the iPhone - it works like a champ. I didn't know earlier (and many probably still don't know) that some bookmarklets work on the iPhone browser too.

So try the Twitlet bookmarklet on the iPhone. 
Follow the following steps:
  1. Create a Twitlet Bookmarklet with your Twitter account info in your Safari browser on your laptop/desktop computer which you use to sync your iPhone. 
  2. In iTunes, in your Device page, under the Info tab, select Sync bookmarks with Safari.
  3. Sync your iPhone. 
  4. Now, when you are browsing on the iPhone, and you come across a webpage you want to tweet, simply open your bookmarks and select the Twitlet bookmark. 
  5. A popup will show where you can tweet the page using the Twitlet. Even the #this syntax works to include the URL 
For your convenience I am including a screenshot of the Twitlet bookmarklet in action in the iPhone. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post. I have to link this post in Twitlet about page.