Social Media Managers have a multitude of internet tools at their fingertips to help them design, create and manage their social media accounts. I use these ten tools regularly with many of the social media client properties that I manage. What tools do YOU use?
A great free tool for managing social media posts across multiple properties. I pre-post a week of status updates quickly and efficiently.
Low cost, high quality, screen capture tool on steroids. I use CaptureWiz to grab snippets of images, videos and even scrolling drop down menu items that I can design into a graphic for a social media post.
3. Linkedin Groups
Linkedin status updates and groups are a perfect place to engage with others and share important updates with your professional connections. I post status updates that can then be leveraged into a post in a relevant Linkedin group.
4. Wildfire Apps Social Media Monitor
The best free tool for benchmarking Twitter and Facebook pages against competitors.
5. Microsoft Royalty Free Images
Loads of royalty-free images, photos, animations, sounds and icons that can be used to customize social status updates.
6. My Tab App
Free and functional Facebook App that allows you to create a custom ‘reveal tab’ on a facebook page. Read a step by step article about how to use My Tab.
Free web-based To-Do list for organizing and prioritizing social media tasks and projects.
8. Google Docs
Easy document sharing in the cloud. I use Google Docs to share monthly social media metrics with some clients. View a sample social media measurement report.
One of the best places to search for industry leading Facebook pages.
10. Fake Follower Check
A free and quick Twitter follower checking tool to determine the quality of Twitter followers
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you have mentioned ZoomSphere.com on your list. You recommend this tool to take inspiration from market leaders. But ZoomSphere.com is quire complex solutions, so why do not you use it also for contacts management, customer care (social inbox), mentions monitoring (engagement console) or integrated publisher?
Thanks for the comment Jakub. I have only just begun to explore Zoomsphere and will gladly explore its full features! For the social media neophyte, the website is a bit confusing. There is no mention even on the home page what Zoomsphere is. It would be nice to see an ‘about us’ or ‘what is zoomsphere’ page.
Great list – thanks for sharing! I use many of these tools but would add engator.com to the list.
Thanks Danny. I see that engator is available by invitation only. What social networks can it push rss feeds to beside Twitter and Facebook?
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