2017 Planning Webinar for Marketers.
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As marketers it's important to have a tool box of the best tools and apps that can help you to be more efficient and effective. We have identified some of the top tools that we will be using in 2017 and we are sharing them with you! If you want us to check out another tool you recommend and add it to this list, please tell us in the comments below!
Here are the tools we can't live without in 2017.
Mindmeister is a great tool for mind mapping! If you haven't tried mind mapping before, this tool is easy to use and will get you on the path to being a mind mapping guru! Note: the basic plan is FREE and allows you to create 3 mind maps.
Canva is the ultimate tool for creating amazing graphics! The tool is so simple to use it can turn just about anyone into a designer overnight. I mostly use canva for Social Media graphics but it has many templates including templates for ebooks, posters, flyers, business cards, logos, blog graphics and so much more! Try it today! TIP: Some of the images have a cost associated with them. If you pick a template that is not listed as free, delete the image and it will change the template to free. I then get free royalty free images from Pixabay and Unsplash and upload them into Canva.
Grum is my favorite tool for scheduling Instagram posts! The one thing to remember for Instagram scheduling is to add hashtags! Hashtags are so important! The next tool on this list is a Hashtag Finder – see below….
It can be time consuming to find popular hashtags to include with your posts, so we have a great hashtag finder tool that allows us to grab popular hashtags. I mainly use this tool for Instagram, but it's very helpful for Twitter use as well.
5. IFTTT ( If This Than That )
If you have ever taken a class in computer programming then you know that the express “If This Than That” means! If you have never taken a class in programming then all you need to know is that this tool allows you to set automations that you never thought were possible! Here's an example: If you send out a tweet on Twitter, add the tweet to a google doc. or If you post on Instagram, send that post out as a tweet. Check out their website and learn more about it -> Click Here
Evernote is my favorite tool for saving my notes across all my devices! I use evernote when I'm at seminars to store my notes, I integrate evernote with Google Docs …. check out Evernote!
7. Google Doc's
We use google docs for everything! Because have a large international team, some of which are virtual
Teamwork is am awesome Project Management Tool. Here are some of the benefits:
- One centralized location
- Include certain team members on specific projects
- All files, correspondence together for each project
- Create different “threads”
- Email notifications on updates
- Set milestones, calendar
- Mobile app
Jing project allows you to record your screen and your voice to make great screen capture videos. It has limitations, but you can use the free version to communicate with your team! If you have a budget for screen capture software I recommend Camtasia, which is owned by the same company as JingProject.
Do you have a lot of email and need to make a game out of clearing it out? Try out “The Email Game” – it makes answering your emails fun!
11. Royalty Free Photo sites
Wunderlist is a great tool to easy manage your to do list! Best of all .. it's FREE!
We ALL need some grammar help …. so … the free tool that I use is called Grammarly! It's definitely the #1 free tool for spelling and grammar checking and it's chrome extension is a must have. Check out Grammarly today –> CLICK HERE