MarketMeSuite has a single price of $5.99 per month, which includes unlimited accounts, free updates, tutorials and support. MarketMeSuite also offers a half-off deal on the annual plan, priced at $34.99.
Price: Free (individuals); $10/user/month (Nimble Team)
Nimble is more about consolidating social networking efforts and streamlining participation on social networks. It lacks some of the more advanced management and metrics functions of the other tools featured here, but its simplicity, the way it lets you track your various contacts and its team features can recommend it.
The Nimble screen is clean -- almost austere. With Nimble, you can add your email, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts, and then view all of the messages and status updates as a single stream. (While some may find it useful to monitor all their services at once, I actually found that this method added exponentially to the noise. It's a matter of personal choice.) I did like how you can click on an individual contact and be able to view all your communications and interactions with that one contact -- and then respond to them within Nimble. It also pulls in all the available social networking information about that individual, giving you a great deal of useful data in one place.
Where Nimble really adds value, however, is when you have a team of individuals working with social networks for sales or marketing. Nimble Team ($10 per user per month) lets you select individual messages or status updates and use them as a basis for assigning tasks -- for example, if a client has tweeted about a problem with your product, you can assign a team member to follow up. Nimble gives an organization the tools to pull all of the different message streams and all of the relevant users together, and manage them all more seamlessly.
However, when you do import your contacts, make sure you do it carefully. For example, you can only import a maximum of 5,000 Twitter contacts; because I allowed it to import all my contacts, I ended up with 4,955 Twitter contacts in Nimble (I'm not sure what happened to the other 45). I would have been better off using the drop-down menu to import just the 200 or so Twitter accounts that I follow.
Nimble Contact is free for individual use. Nimble Team is $10 per user per month.
Price: $9.99/month for Solo; $19.99/month for Marketer; $49.99/month for Business; $99.99/month for Enterprise
One of the most comprehensive tools available for managing social networking activity -- including Twitter -- is Sendible. Sendible gives you the tools to send out updates and communications through a variety of services, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email and more.
Once you add your Twitter account to Sendible, you can tweet instantly, schedule tweets for a specific time and date, and set tweets to recur at certain intervals. You can track messages and monitor how many times shared links are opened. Of all the products I looked at, Sendible has the broadest range of tools and reports for monitoring Twitter account metrics and analyzing the success of your company or brand on Twitter.