12 Tools To Improve Visual Marketing, Business Scheduling, and Podcasts
The following is made up of 3 “Monday Tips” articles, each of which talks about 4 helpful tools and resources around a specific area of your business. Today, the subjects are:
- Image and infographics creation tools
- Tools and apps to help manage your business scheduling
- Podcasting tools
Great Infographics and Image Tools For Marketing
1) Graphic design made simple – PicMonkey
You need to edit a graphic or photo, but don’t want an expensive piece of software to do it. Now you can do this right from your computer or smart device with PicMonkey. The tool is versatile, and allows for a single image edit as well as putting together an entire design. Their helpful tutorials will even walk you through the process of creating something your audience will love.
2) Resize your social media images – Simple Image Resizer
Do you just need a quick resizing of an image for a specific social network? Then you will love the Simple Image Resizer, which is great for getting exact sizes for all of your profiles. Other features include an image optimizer, compressor, and converter for all of your online tasks.
3) Custom infographics in under 5 minutes – Snappa
Design professional quality infographics in just minutes. Snappa takes the long hard graphics work out of creating images with optimized templates and drag and drop features. Choose from over 500,000 high quality, stock photos and easily download your final project as the most popular file formats.
4) Icons for your infographics – Noun Project
Want to make your infographic more visual? Noun Project includes hundreds of icons for just about anything in black and white. All the images are royalty free and can be placed in your favorite online design program. Just type in the keyword of what you are looking for and choose from a single image or collection.
4 Great Business Calendar Apps To Help Improve Your Schedule
1) Manage your day online or offline – CalenGoo
Quickly and easily make changes to an online calendar wherever you may be. With CalenGoo, available on iOS, you can update and modify your Google calendar and stay on task. Features include integration with Google Calendar and the iOS/iCloud calendars as well as a .pdf print function.
2) Simple events reminder and timer – Countdown!!
Looking for a free app to countdown an important travel date or event? Then you will love Countdown!!, which is perfect for planning and scheduling. Visualize exactly when your next product launch, book release, client meeting, etc. will be taking place with customization available for multiple countdowns.
3) User-friendly schedule management – WeekCal
Get an overview of all of your scheduled tasks and events with the ability to share. WeekCal is simple to use and can even be sent via email. Features include integration with iCloud, Exchange or Google calendar, and the option to upgrade to a premium subscription to gather news, weather, sports, etc.
4) Stay on track with appointments – CalAlarm 2
Would you like a gentle reminder for your calendar tasks? That is what CalAlarm 2 provides in its newly updated app for iOS. It is fully customizable, with great settings to help you stay in the loop. Choose either a snooze or move setting that can be set for specific time slots throughout your day.
4 Podcast Tools Used By Top Influencers
1) Worldwide audience reach – PodOmatic
Tap into millions of free podcasts from all over the world. PodOmatic is used by top marketers like Neal Schaffer of Maximize Your Social, and makes creating a podcast free and easy to share on social media and your website. The software works with Google Play, Spotify, and iTunes and includes powerful statistics and promotion to Facebook and Twitter.
2) Business and marketing video – Microsoft Skype
If you already use Microsoft Skype for your business meetings and communication, why not try this also for your next podcast? The live chat video is simple to use, and anyone who has downloaded the software can participate. Interact with participants, send files, share your screen and much more.
3) WordPress podcasting plugin – Simple Podcast Press
Gain more downloads and build your email list with this smart software. Simple Podcast Press automatically publishes your podcasts directly to your website, and includes a call-to-action optin that will increase your signups. The software is easy to install and set up as a WordPress Plugin. Just enter your iTunes URL, and you’re ready to go. The player is mobile friendly and includes your description and branded images.
4) Capture email addresses from broadcasts – Smart Podcast Player
Do you need to engage your listeners more with a reliable online tool? Then you will love Smart Podcast Player, which makes interacting with your audience simple and can even be done on a mobile device. Build your list with an interest audience while establishing trust through engaging podcasts.
Do you have any experiences with the above tools that you’d like to share? Are there any tools in the above categories which you think our readers should know about? Have you made any new tool discoveries that you feel are about to take off and would like to share with others? Please leave your comment, below.
This is a curation of 3 Monday Tips posts which originally appeared on susangilbert.com. They are republished here with permission.
You may also want to read: Create Infographics People Will Want to Share
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