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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Metricool

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I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favorite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending Metricool – a social media marketing tool that analyzes, manages, and grows your social presence.

Metricool unifies the data from your web, social networks and online ads in one place, so it’s easy for you to check them, make the right decisions and improve your strategy.

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You can use it to create and manage your Google Ads and Facebook Ads campaigns, and compare the performance of both platforms to optimize your online advertising investment.

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The free plan offers basic features.

If you want access to advanced features, opt for one of their paid plans.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Listen Notes

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This week’s cool tool recommendation is Listen Notes  – a free podcast search engine.

At this time when many of us are forced to spend more time at home, now might be a good time to listen to more podcasts.

With this tool, you can not only search the whole Internet’s podcasts, but you can also curate your own podcast playlists. (Note that the Listen Notes search engine is designed to help you find content such as people topics, not specific shows.)

If you’re researching a specific person or topic, the search tool can help you find related episodes from a range of podcasts. You can then add results that interest you to a playlist.  After you create a playlist in Listen Notes, you receive a playlist URL that you can copy and paste into your favorite podcast app so you can listen to that playlist. You can also use the URL to share the playlist.

More cool features include the clipping feature which lets you annotate, save, and share audio clips from podcast episodes.  You can add individual episodes to Listen Later playlists and bring these playlists to your podcast player apps via RSS.

The tool is totally free and if, as many people are these days, you are a podcast fan, you will want to add this tool to your toolkit.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Videoshop

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favorite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending Videoshop a free stand-alone video recorder.

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Because the app enables you to record and edit video in one place, you don’t have to use several different apps to create your video. Features include the ability to integrate your favorite songs to your video, add subtitles and noises like applause sounds. You can also adjust video speed to slow or fast, merge multiple clips into one and choose transitions to animate between video clip.

Videoshop is available on iOS or Android.

 

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Charcounter

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending Charcounter –  a free tool that will count the number of characters, letters and words in your text.

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It’s a simple tool but certainly useful.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: PicPlayPost

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending PicPlayPost – a free app for combining multiple videos and photos into a collage.

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Features

  • Full editing capabilities
  • Create up to 30 minute videos
  • Trim, speed up, slow down videos
  • Add multiple songs
  • Supports all formats (photos, videos, Gifs, live photos) and ratios (9:16 for IG stories, TikTok and Snap, 16:9 for YouTube)

It’s available for both iOS and Android.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Hype Type

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I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending video text animator Hype Type.

Hype Type is an iOS app that lets you add moving text and typography over images. It’s a super useful tool for Instagram Stories.

Hype Type also provides easy-to-use editing tools for speeding up, slowing down, flipping, or reversing your videos.

Once you’re happy with how your image looks, export it for sharing on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or wherever else you want to showcase your motion typography-enhanced photo or video.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Crop Video

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I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week’s cool tool recommendation is video editor crop.video.

With this tool, you can turn landscape video into cropped vertical or square video for optimised viewing on social media.  Use it to adjust each shot separately, remove unwanted shots at the begining and end of your video and add subtitles or your logo.

With the free version of Crop Video, you can export one shot without a watermark, and the size, length, and quality of your exported video are limited.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: BeFunky

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week’s cool tool recommendation is photo-editing tool BeFunky.

There is so much you can do with this tool to enhance your visual marketing assets, including creating collages, adding “one-click” photo effects (there are over 300 photo effects and filters to choose from) and an array of graphics (eg speech bubbles). The basic account is free to use and provides users with access to a library of 125 digital effects.

Try it out for yourself at www.befunky.com

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: PocketVideo

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I  share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending iOS video editing app PocketVideo.

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With PocketVideo you can create, shoot and edit your videos easily. The app supports any kind of video format: Horizontal (Landscape), Vertical (Portrait) or Square videos.

Features include:

  • Video Overlaying, Green Screen overlays and Picture in Picture.
  • Animated Doodle Tool to draw on top or your videos, synchronized with the playback.
  • Easy to use, one-tap “Reaction Cam” Feature for easy creation of reaction videos.
  • Commercial-free music library
  • Animated text titles
  • Stickers, GIFs and PNGs

If you want to create compelling and professional looking Youtube Vlogs, Snapchat Memories, Instagram Stories, Facebook Videos and more, then check out this app.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Sharethrough

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending the Sharethrough headline tool.

This tool analyzes your headline and gives it a score based on a multivariate linguistic algorithm which takes into account more than 300 unique variables, enabling your headlines to capture attention, increase engagement and deliver a stronger impression.

In the example below I typed the following headline and achieved a score of 65% with suggestions on how to improve and gain a higher score. Try it with your own headlines and let me know how you find the tool.

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