Twitter shut down Crowdfire, StatusBrew and ManageFlitter – here’s an alternative

Last week, several popular Twitter scheduling tools were found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules. The social media platform has restricted the use of its API to prevent tools using ‘bulk and aggressive’ following behaviour, rendering certain tools defunct in the process.

ManageFlitter, Statusbrew and Crowdfire, among others, were all sent this notice:


This is a policy violation notice from Twitter API Policy. An application registered to your Twitter account – ****, has been found in violation of the Developer Agreement and Policy, Automation Rules, and the Twitter Rules. Specifically, your app facilitates bulk and aggressive follow behavior, such as “follow churn.”

When pressed, this was Twitter’s statement:

We know it can be stressful if a tool you’re paying $$$ for stops working. Luckily, SmarterQueue can help!

Do you need a ManageFlitter, StatusBrew or Crowdfire alternative?

SmarterQueue is 100% Twitter-compliant, and lets you:

    • Schedule Tweets
    • Recycle Tweets
    • Curate Twitter content and sort by engagement
    • Monitor Twitter mentions
    • Analyse Tweets
  • Analyse competitors’ Tweets

…And this is only the tip of the iceberg! SmarterQueue works with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, so you can manage all your social accounts in one place.

Will it take me ages to migrate my content over?

No! It can be done in a matter of seconds.

Will SmarterQueue increase my Twitter followers?

Using SmarterQueue will likely increase your Twitter followers – but we don’t use spam techniques. SmarterQueue is built on the premise that high quality content will attract a loyal and engaged following; we just help you take the legwork out of scheduling and publishing.

Will I get more engagement?

Each time you recycle a post, it will be seen by new parts of your audience. This means you can easily get up to 10x more retweets and likes than posting just once.

But isn’t Twitter cracking down on automation? 🧐

Yes – but we’re on it! When Twitter changed the rules on post recycling last year, we created a brand new way to recycle posts. All our features are 100% Twitter-compliant, so you can be sure your Tweets will all go out as planned.

OK, can I try it out free before I commit?

Of course! Try us out for free for two weeks. It’s super easy to transfer posts from your existing tool into SmarterQueue, so you’ll have minimum admin and be back to Tweeting in no time.

Feel the SmarterQueue love… 💘

We can wax lyrical for days about our own tool – but nothing says it better than customer feedback. Here are some of our reviews:

SmarterQueue Crowdfire alternative

Give SmarterQueue a try now or discover more features.

Suzie Ryan

Suzie is a Content Marketer for SmarterQueue based in London, UK. She loves helping brands and businesses find their voice through content and storytelling; and is particularly fond of the creative possibilities of social media as a platform. When she’s not writing, she’ll be found somewhere in North London, seeking out the bars that serve G&Ts in goblets. 🍸