To be successful in social media, you’ll need a ton of shortcuts and these apps and services are things that Guy Kawasaki and I have both tested and love for our social media and recommended in The Art of Social Media.
We’ll be updating this list with new fun things that we find and want to share with you. These are in alphabetical order cause that’s how we roll.
Alltop. Aggregation of RSS feeds organized by topic.
Buffer. Social-media content-scheduling platform.
Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design
Camera+. Mobile photo-editing app.
Chrome. Google’s Web browser.
ClickToTweet. Service to add clickable links to send tweets.
Color Splash. Mobile photo-editing app.
Constant Contact. Email marketing with a customizable toolkit.
Creative Commons. Nonprofit organization that enables sharing of creative works; it maintains a front end to search other sharing websites.
Diptic. Mobile app for iPhone and iPad to create photo collages.
Do Share. Chrome-based Google+ sharing service for Google+ personal profiles.
Facebook. Social-media platform.
Feedly. RSS reader app and service.
Flickr Creative Commons. Flickr collection of Creative Commons photos.
Fotolia. Stock-photography website.
Friends+Me. Service to share Google+ content to other social-media platforms.
Futurity. News-aggregation service for research from top universities.
Goodreads. Social network for readers and writers.
Google+. Social-media platform.
Google Scholar. Specialty search engine to find scholarly research.
HangoutMagix. Website to create lower-third custom overlays for Google+ Hangouts on Air.
Holy Kaw. Website compilation of human-interest stories.
Hootsuite. Social-media monitoring and scheduling platform.
Iconosquare. Instagram desktop viewing site for popular content.
IFTTT (If This Then That). Utility to connect different websites to do things automatically.
Instagram. Social-media photo-sharing app owned by Facebook.
Instatag. Mobile hashtag app for Instagram.
iStockPhoto. Stock-photography website.
Klout. Social-media measurement and content-curation website.
LikeAlyzer. Service for Facebook measurement and metrics.
LinkedIn. Professional social-networking platform.
MailChimp. Service for e-mail lists.
NPR (National Public Radio). Not-for-profit news service.
Photo Repost. Mobile app to share other people’s Instagram photos.
Pinterest. Social-media platform to share pictures.
Populagram. Service to view popular photos from Instagram on desktop or mobile.
Post Planner. Facebook app for content curation and management.
Reddit. User-generated and user-rated Internet news service.
Replies and More. Chrome extension for Google+ that enhances replying to comments.
Repost for Instagram. App for Instagram to reshare photos.
SlideShare. Website for sharing presentations.
SmartBrief. News curation and aggregation service.
Snapseed. Mobile photo-editing with Google+ integration.
SocialBro. Twitter monitoring, measurement, and maintenance service.
Sprout Social. Social-media management and measurement service.
Stocksy. Stock-photography website.
Storify. Service to compile stories across social-media platforms.
Stresslimit. Editorial calendar plug-in for WordPress blogs.
StumbleUpon. Website for discovering and rating content.
TagsForLikes. Mobile app with hashtags for Instagram.
Tailwind. Pinterest analytics and scheduling website.
Tchat. Twitter chat client.
Triberr. Blogging community that shares members’ posts.
Tumblr. Blogging platform.
TweetDeck. App for Twitter.
22Social. Facebook app to run live Google+ Hangouts on Air through Facebook.
Twitter. Social-media platform.
Twubs. Twitter chat client.
Wikimedia Commons. Collection of public-domain and freely licensed images, sound clips, and video clips.
Wikiquote. Free online compendium of quotations and their sources.
WiseStamp. Service to create custom e-mail signatures.
YouTube. Video-sharing site.
This Pinterest resource board has all the articles and online assets such as YouTube videos or Slideshare presentations that we share in The Art of Social Media.
We’d love to hear what you love and why in the comments below.