Trying to manage your different social media accounts can be tricky. Having to remember to post regular and informative content across your various social media platforms while running business can be a time consuming process. You simply may not have the time or maybe your time is better spent on other areas of your business. If you’re looking to get more organised, increase productivity & create killer content then you need to check out our list of must have social media apps.
If and when you need visual content, Canva is the app to turn to. With high quality photographs and professional templates, it allows you to create great designs for your social media platforms.
Posting on all of your social media accounts just got a whole lot easier. With buffer you can post across several platforms at once, and also set which times to post in order to make sure your posts are going out at the optimum times, and getting as much engagement as possible.
Brand 24 lets you know what is being said about you and your competitors all over the internet in real time. This was you can respond to positive and negative feedback effectively.
Edgar allows you to save updates, make note of which posts to post on, and creates a posting schedule in order to keep your posing constant and fresh.
Bundlepost offers a suite of tools, all of which help you get more out of your social media strategy. Its market research functions, such as the option to manage curated posts from a variety of sources, can help you provide your audience with more targeted and engaging updates.
Nuzzel creates a news feed based on what your friends are reading and sharing in other social media and what their friends are sharing, which allows You get a feed of headlines that feel much closer and more relevant to what you’re interested in, because they’re being tweeted or shared by friends, family, and coworkers.
Cyfe lets you monitor individual departments, projects, multiple websites and anything else using dashboards. You can pull data from popular services like Xero, Google and Facebook using pre-built widgets. Or use custom widgets to securely display data from your company’s databases.
8. Social Clout.
SocialClout is a comprehensive Social Media management solution, enabling social media professionals to track conversations and run campaigns across multiple social media networks. It helps you engage with your leads and customers spread across multiple networks, through campaigns and real-time monitoring.
SecureMySocial is a new, cloud-based system that warns people in real time if they are making inappropriate social media posts. It can prevent all sorts of problems that businesses have to deal with on a regular basis: posts that leak confidential information, violate government regulations, contain problematic language, etc
AgoraPulse is an affordable all in one self service social media CRM platform. AgoraPulse includes tools for moderation, analytics, publishing, competitions, and much more.
With real time data visualizations, you never have to worry about making decisions based on outdated information. When combined with beautiful presentation, you have a system at your disposal for better understanding your strategy and for making more informed decisions. NUVI gives you real time data in an attractive format. All that you have to do is put the information to good use.
12. Follower Wonk
If you’re looking to connect with people in a particular niche on Twitter, Followerwonk could be just the tool for you. It’s currently free to search Twitter biographies, compare users and analyse followers of multiple account
Use Feedly to collect all your favorite information in one place. From popular publications to blogs and videos, Feedly brings it all together. As your collection builds throughout the day, you can decide what to share with your audience. As an added bonus, you can use the ideas to create blog posts of your own.
Inkybee provides “a suite of research and discovery tools to audit and understand your client’s sectors,” including a powerful search engine, blog discovery tool, list management tools, tools for analysing twitter followers, sector segmentation tools and reporting tools. For those who want to pinpoint and communicate with thought leaders on Twitter, Inkybee can provide assistance. It even offers tools for contacting bloggers, direct from its dashboard.
15. Adobe Post
Adobe Post is an online social media photo editor that lets you add text, apply filters, resize, crop, and rotate. Easily create flyers, posters, and memes.
Manage your social networks, schedule messages, engage with your audience, and measure ROI from our all-in-one dashboard. With Sendible, you can create an award winning social media strategy, even when you don’t have the time
Disruptive content-sharing tool Openr turns every page you share into a promotional message for you – driving the action you need
Stop finding leads the old way, through cold calling, email blasts, and outbound marketing. Instead, Socedo automatically discovers relevant leads based on their profiles, conversations, and real-time behavior on social media.
Hootsuite has every feature you require from a social media management tool. From engagement to analytics, from monitoring to collaboration. The ability to connect with more than 35 popular social networks is the icing on the cake!
Hootsuite and Buffer, among others, are geared towards helping users manage all of their social media accounts. Tweepi is different. This platform is all about the management and growth of your Twitter account. With more than one million users, you don’t have to wonder if it’s powerful enough to meet your needs. It most certainly is.
A design tool allowing anybody to “make Twitter ready images in seconds,” there is no delay when you are in need of a high quality graphic. You have the option to upload your own image or use one from the Spruce library. After selecting an image, it’s time to add your text. With nine distinct fonts, you can give your image a unique look and feel.
22. Word Swag
If you find yourself updating your social profiles from your iPhone, the Word Swag app is a must. Word Swag allows you to add text to your photos within a matter of seconds. All you need is an iPhone, the app and a few minutes to get your bearings. Once you are setup, you can easily create custom text layouts and choose from hundreds of pre-populated quotes and thoughts.
You can use Buzzsumo to find out what content is most shared on any topic, and to also research content ideas, both for blog posts and for social media. Why take a wild guess as to what is trending? With Buzzsumo, you can research your market for targeted data.
A business dashboard tool with a strong focus on social media KPIs, Dasheroo was built with marketing professionals in mind. In addition to an easy to use interface, Dasheroo is a big winner in this space thanks to its ability to integrate with the social platforms and other apps, that you use on a daily basis.
It is one thing to analyze data. It is another thing entirely to convert the data into action. This is what Viralheat is all about.The tool helps you review trends and make decisions that improve your return on investment (ROI). Viralheat crunches thousands of data points across the social web in real-time to provide thorough measurement and metrics for you and your business
Iconosquare provides key metrics regarding your Instagram account, including your most liked photos, number of likes received, comments per photo, average number of likes and follower growth charts.
With 11 million users, including 260,000 brands, you won’t be alone if you rely on Iconosquare for all your Instagram analytics needs.
Are you interested in real time Twitter and Instagram analytics? Keyhole allows you to track keywords, hashtags and URLs in real time.
Type a keyword, hashtag, or URL into the search box and Keyhole does the rest. Within seconds, you are presented with a variety of information.
28. Sysomos Heartbeat
Heartbeat helps you monitor and analyze the conversations that are most important to your business.
Those who are new to social listening or need help improving in this area can benefit from Heartbeat.
29. Little Bird
Little Bird helps enhance your social media strategy by mapping influencer networks.
By helping you identify influencers, Little Bird eliminates the need to do this manually. Once you understand who the influencers are and how to engage with them, you can create content to position yourself in the same circle
Rapportive is an email add-on that displays social media info about contacts inside the users’ inbox. You can immediately see what people look like, where they’re based, and what they do. You can establish rapport by mentioning shared interests. You can grow your network by connecting on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. And you can record thoughts for later by leaving note.
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