Every so often, you need to take a look around and discover if there are better tools than those you’re already using.

Here are some categorized suggestions to get you started.


Click.to – copy any text and send it anywhere with just one click. Instant fave.

TubGet – download almost any video from YouTube or anywhere else, as video or *audio*

What Do You Love? – query all Google search engines at once, and get all the results in one dashboard

Pokki – use your favorite web services faster, from your computer desktop instead of in your browser

101 Smart Goals – easy to use goal setting and tracking manager

Prizes.org – get work done by offering a prize for someone else to do it

Social media

Geeje – a cross-network social media dashboard that lets you easily follow your favorite people where ever they are

Twimbow – the most colorful Twitter client yet, it categorizes your tweet by color and lets you categorize who you follow too.

Shuush – a Twitter client that puts more weight on people who rarely tweet so they don’t get drowned out

Google+Tweet – adds a Twitter client to your Google+ dashboard so you can tweet from there too

Google+ Social Statistics – see who and what’s popular on Google+ and where you rank among them

Plus.ly – shorten your Google+ profile url

Gplus.to – like Plus.ly, but allows you to choose a nickname instead of your Google+ username

Likeplusone – a browser extension that lets you Like and +1 a url simultaneously

Filefly – share files with for your Facebook friends

Playem – easily watch your Facebook friends’ shared videos

FacebookAllEvents – use Facebook to find local events to attend

Sharedcount – measure how many shares, Likes, retweets, etc., that any url has received

SnipSnip.It – share only your favorite part of a YouTube clip

Content creation

Cvgram.me – creates an infographic resume from your LinkedIn profile.

vCard to QR code – generate your own QR code for your business card from your vCard (or create a vCard first, if you don’t have one)

OrangeQR – generate your own QR codes and track their usage too. (This is a paid tool, but there’s a free trial)

Slidestaxx – create a slideshow of anything – images, videos, text – and then embed it on your blog or website

Animaps – does what it sounds like: make presentations by animating your Google Maps

Spreaker – create your own radio station

Postcron – schedule your Facebook updates

Diagramly – quickly make any kind of diagram you need


Mailer Vocabulary – improve your vocabulary via email

phraseup* – helps you fill in the blanks when you can’t remember how that expression went

UnderTheSite – curious how they do it? This tool tells you which technologies are being used for any given website

Which new tool have you discovered recently for your personal branding?

Author: Jacob Share, a job search expert, is the creator of JobMob, one of the biggest blogs in the world about finding jobs. Follow him on Twitter for job search tips and humor.