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19 Apps and Tools To Help You Create Better Content

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Content is key for any website. Quality content however can seem daunting, is often expensive, and can be cumbersome if you are creating it yourself. Thankfully there are a number of tools and apps out there can can help you create high-quality content.

Pagemodo

This site does everything, from helping your schedule and manage all of your social media platforms, to analyzing your social media traffic, to helping you create contests, pictures, banners and posts.

PlaceIt

If you need to place your content on something else (a phone, a computer screen, etc) this site will help you do it. It even resizes and properly angles the pictures for you, making mockups a breeze.

Canva

Canva is a wonderfully easy to use drag-and drop-editor. Use it to create infographics, invitations, facebooks banners, postcards and more. The site features a huge library of stock photos for just $1 alongside a selection of free assets.

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ThingLink

This has got to be the easiest way to make your photos interactive. With this simple tool you can add graphics and icons to your picture, as well as pop-out content bubbles for further information; a great way to thoroughly engage your readers.

Short Stack

Creating facebook apps and contests if you are not a developer can be quite challenging. This app has a library of ready-to-use templates that will get you going in no time without having to hire an expensive developer.

Awesome Screenshot

When you need to take a screenshot for your website, this Chrome extension should be your first stop. You have several options for sizing, including a shot of whole web pages (not just what you can see on your screen). You can then easily crop, add graphics to, or write notes on the screen shot.

Skitch

If you collaborate with others when it comes to content, you need Skitch. Easily mark-up photos or other digital assets with this super powerful and intuitive tool, making visual communication of design changes a breeze.

Word2CleanHTML

Drafting your content in something other than your final platform can be a pain when you cut and paste from Word’s esoteric formatting syntax. Simply copy and paste your draft here and it will give you the HTML you need so that it renders correctly on the web.

Google Fonts

The right font can really help your content look sleek and attractive. Google Fonts features a wide collection of typographically sound and visually attractive options that will help your site stand out from the crowd.

Dafont

And in case you can’t find the font you want through Google you can always check Dafont for that perfect look.

Infogr.am

Displaying data visually is a popular trend, but also a great way to make boring information look compelling. Inforgram will help do it for you without all the hassle of complicated design work, thanks to a build in data tabulation tool and helpful visual assets.

Haiku Deck

Another way to display information visually is through powerpoint presentations. Gone are the days of boring text laden presentations that bore a boardroom to tears. Haiku Deck will help you craft a presentation that is engaging and visually stimulating.

Storify

Tweets can quickly get lost or buried. With a simple search, Storify can help you curate whatever tweets you want into a simple and appealing graphic. Great for blog content.

Afterlight

Pictures can be a large part of your online content, attractive visitors and conveying information. Afterlight offers you 75 frames and 27 filters to quickly edit your photo, making it web ready and visually stimulating.

ClicktoTweet

While this tool doesn’t necessarily generate content for you, it does help disseminate your content easily. Just visit the site, plug in your message, and CtT will help you create the link to add after your text. Your user can then easily click on it to tweet what they read.

Buffer

Another tool that makes sharing content easier, Buffer helps you quickly and easily share information across your social media platforms and schedule posts in advance, helping your targeted marketing hit your viewership at peak traffic times.

Pictalicious

Not all of us have the eye of a designer when it comes to color palettes. Here you can simply upload your picture and receive a range of colors that will compliment and accent your chosen photo.

Compfight

Finding images that are part of creative commons can feel like wading through the jungle. Compfight is a great aggregator of available photos, sorting popular images to the top. In addition, this useful tool will automatically generate the html attribution for you.

Google Drawing

Need a simple drawing but hate Microsoft Paint? Google Drawing is a simple app available from Google Drive. Make your own drawing or graphic easily and quickly.

Captivating media is a gold mine in a crowded Internet. Use these tools to turn your next post, pic, or project into a home run.

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