When it comes to social media, there’s nothing more fun or time-saving than a new, free, application, when it’s a good fit for what you want to do.

My all time favorite application right now is HootSuite. Like TweetDeck, it shows a number of different “feeds,” from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, but it also offers the capability of scheduling tweets, which is very handy when you know you’re going to be in a series of meetings and can’t check in with your friends/followers at all during that time. They also have applications for the iPhone and just released one for the Android phone today.

Gotta love that HootSuite!