Go-To Tools List
All my favourite social media and otherwise “geeky” resources in one place! Just click on a name to be taken to the site. Please note, some of these links are affiliate links. If you use them and purchase the product, I may receive a small referral fee.
Social Media Quizzes
Link Shortening & Feature Tools
- urlgenius – ensures your link opens inside the app when served on a mobile device
- Google Url Builder – assists with adding UTM tracking codes to your links
- Bitly – for shortening and tracking link clicks
- Tweriod – find the best time to Tweet
- Twilert – get e-mail updates on a Twitter search
- Audiense – Manage your follows with advanced targeting
- Click to Tweet
- Twitter card validator – update the image being pulled for your link
- Facebook Grid Image Checker – this tool helps you see if you have too much text on your image. For use with Facebook advertisements.
- Facebook overlay tool – similar to the grid image checker, this one from Facebook simply tells you if your image is good to go.
- Facebook Debugger – If Facebook isn’t pulling the right image from your blog, this tool can scrape a new image for you.
- Create a New Facebook Page – Be sure you are already logged in to your personal Facebook account.
Social Media Management Tools
- IFTTT – (If This Then That) Great for helping with some types of auto-posting. I use this to post to my accounts when my blog is updated.
- Zapier – Similar to IFTTT, but has many more integrations to choose from.
- Hey Orca – a great tool for getting pre-approval of your content when working with agencies
- Meet Edgar
- Social Warfare (Aff) – WordPress Plugin allows you to have more control over social sharing of your content.
- Later / Planoly for Instagram planning and scheduling
- Tailwind (Aff) for Pinterest scheduling
- Design Wizard
- Adobe Spark
- DaButtonFactory – Make your own branded graphic buttons
- Photo Repost – There are NUMEROUS versions, all accomplish the same thing, sharing another person’s Instagram post on your feed.
- Instaquote/Wordswag / Over – allow you to easily add text to a graphic
- Iconosquare – Instagram analytics and searching
- Candy Camera (Android) – seriously ladies, this has the best beauty filters I’ve seen!
- Screencast-O-Matic (AFF) – easily narrate a tutorial of how to do something on your screen and share it to social media
- Adobe Spark
- Animotica (Windows 10 laptops only)
General Business Apps
- MileIQ (phone app) – Tindr for your business mileage. Swipe right and it counts towards business!
- Lastpass – helps me keep track of my passwords
- Sync (Aff) – Cloud storage
- Focus@Will (Aff) – Music for productivity
- Quuu Promote (aff) – Amplify your blog posts
- FireShot – Screen capture plugin for Chrome