If you are subscribed to our blog, you know that we share a Toolkit Tuesday post each week highlighting tools our team is using. These posts are meant to serve as in-depth reviews as to which tools are truly worth your time when it comes to productivity, social media, content and public relations. Since we share these posts weekly, we thought it would be helpful to share a roundup of some recent tools you may have missed.
Best Specialized Tools for Startups
Whether you’re looking for something to quickly edit a photo, get your to-do list in order or a way to display all of your company’s social content in one place, these tools can help.
If you’re tired of having to keep track of paper to-do lists and endless email chains with your team on their projects, Producteev is the tool you need in your life. Producteev allows you to create a streamlined, easy to read to-do list and schedule each task. You can also organize and sort your to-do list with color coding and labels. Another great thing about Producteev is that you can also assign tasks to other individuals and add notes or files to those tasks – perfect for creating a great project management system. It’s a great tool for boosting productivity and best of all, it’s free!
One trend in the business world that seems to be sticking around is the concept of brand journalism, where marketers use digital tools such as blog posts and social media to speak directly to their audiences. RebelMouse is a social aggregator, meaning that it takes all of your digital and social content and compiles it into one attractive, easy to read page that you can embed into your own website or blog. This is free tool is great if your site needs a little design assistance or you don’t update as frequently as you would like to.
Do you want to spice up your e-newsletter but don’t want to mess with coding? You might want to take a stab at using MailChimp. This free, easy to use tool helps you create and send attractive, attention-grabbing email campaigns. MailChimp also has several ways to increase your email open rates.
The web can definitely make things easier for entrepreneurs, but what if you could actually make the Internet work for you? With IFTTT, a helpful automation tool, this is not only a fantasy but a reality. IFTTT stands for “If This, Then That” and allows users to create “recipes” that will automate online tasks, such as saving any photos you are tagged in from Facebook to your Dropbox account. There are thousands of recipes for users and you can also create your own. It’s like having your own intern, except IFTTT can’t get you more coffee.
Want to edit some photos but don’t want to cough up the money for Adobe Photoshop? Photoscape, a free photo editing tool, can help you make basic touch-ups and corrections to your photos. While it might not have all the features available with Photoshop, Photoscape has plenty of great features to create eye-catching images for your blog or social media posts.