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222 Online Tools You Will Ever Need.

222 Online Tools You Will Ever Need.

Social Tools

Below is the compilation of all Important Online tools which you use it for all your important task.

Here’s my list of all online tools you will ever need:

Follow me on @sourcingspider on twitter.

Inspirational & Motivational

  1. Empathy Library: A whole library dedicated to items that further promote empathy!
  2. Big Think: Sharing ideas from fields outside your own so that you can apply them to the questions and challenges in your own life.
  3. 99u: Action-oriented insights that you didn’t get in school, highlighting real-world best practices for making ideas happen.
  4. Pick the brain: A website dedicated to self-improvement with a focus on personal productivity, motivation, and self-education.
  5. TEDx: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.
  6. Humans of New York: Inspiring, daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.
  7. Brain Pickings: A lens on what matters in the world and how to live and what it means to lead a good life.
  8. The Fun Theory: Showing how easily human behavior can be shaped through gamification.
  9. The Book of Life: An ever-evolving online book about the most substantial things in your life.
  10. Up Worthy: sharing stories, information, videos, graphics, and ideas that reward you.
  11. HooplaHa: A site dedicated to making people smile as much as possible.
  12. Momentum: It’s a personal dashboard designed to eliminate distraction and provide inspiration, focus, and productivity.

Learning & Teaching

  1. The DO School: Training individuals on how to turn ideas into action through a rigorous method, real-life application and a blended approach that creates a global network of DOers.
  2. Teach Box: 5 minutes lessons and quick tests to turn you into a master in any field in no time.
  3. Coursera: It provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organisations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free.
  4. EDx: It offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations.
  5. Kahn Academy: Providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
  6. Udacity: Bringing accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world.
  7. Udemy: Helping anyone learn anything.
  8. Code Academy:  Teaching the world how to code.
  9. Skill Share: It’s a learning community for creators.
  10. Lynda: Learn technology, creative and business skills you can use today.

Drive Change

  1. Be My Eyes: Get connected with a blind person and help them when they need assistance.
  2. Donate Rice: For each answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.
  3. Go Fucking Do It: Did you or a friend committed to a goal? Challenge them to stick with it by raising the stakes.
  4. Donate Water: An app that challenges you to put down your phone and help save children’s lives.
  5. Collaborative Action Toolkit: Enabling groups of people to unite and create lasting change.
  6. Wellbeing Quiz: An ongoing self-discovery experience.
  7. Root Cause: Practical, user-friendly knowledge from self-assessments to original social issue research and organizational reports on what works.
  8. Taking IT Global: Empowers youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges.
  9. Design Thinking For Educators Toolkit: Design Thinking process overview, methods and instructions that help you put Design Thinking into action.
  10. Global Change makers: It aims to empower youth to catalyse social change.

Productivity

  1. Be Limitless: It’s a Chrome plugin that lets you set goals and track time right when you open a new tab.
  2. Workflowy: List making tool perfect for scheduling your weekly, daily or project tasks.
  3. Evernote: Forget about paper. Stay organised by writing down all your notes in one convenient place.
  4. Draw.io: Is a free online diagram software for making flow charts, process diagrams, org charts, UML, ER and network diagrams.
  5. Wunderlist: helps you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.
  6. Toggl: Track how much time you spend on your tasks.
  7. Yanado: Manage your work without leaving your Gmail.
  8. Pomodoro Technique: Learn how to schedule your time in blocks of 25 mins.
  9. Rescue Time: It helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.

Collaboration & Project Management

  1. Podio: Manage, share, and get your work done smarter together with tools that work like you.
  2. Trello: It’s a free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone.
  3. Taskulu: Next-generation role-based project management platform.
  4. Asana: Helps you keep your team organized, connected and focused on results.
  5. Basecamp: It helps you wrangle people with different roles, responsibilities, and objectives toward a common goal.
  6. Any Do: It helps you achieve anything by syncing your personal tasks, work projects and shared lists so you have a clear path moving forward.
  7. Doodle: The scheduling tool you’ll actually use.
  8. Google Drive: Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more.
  9. Dropbox: Keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share.
  10. We Transfer: The easiest way to send files up to 2 GB for free.
  11. Box: Access, manage, and share your files securely from anywhere. Up to 10 GB for free.
  12. Slack: It’s a platform for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable.
  13. Google Hangouts: Bring your conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video call for free.
  14. Skype: Call, message and share whatever you want for free.
  15. Viber: Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere!
  16. Webex: Cisco systems the global leader in web and video conferencing. Free for up to 3 people.
  17. Rocket Board: Share your whiteboard work on real time.
  18. Mind Meister: Collaborative mind mapping.

Free Photography

  1. Freepik: Graphic resources for everyone.
  2. Site Builder Report: Search 21 high-quality, free stock photo websites in one place.
  3. Pixabay: Free high-quality images you can use anywhere.
  4. Pexels: Best free stock photos in one place.
  5. Jay Mantri: Free awesome photography.
  6. All The Free Stock: Get all the Free Stock Images, Videos and Icons in one location.
  7. Splash Base: Search & discover free, hi-res photos & videos
  8. Designers Pics: Free Hi-Res photos for your personal & commercial use. No attribution required.
  9. Flickr: Almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.
  10. ISO Republic: Provides high-quality, free photos for creatives.
  11. The Stocks: The best royalty free stock photos in one place.

Website / App Creation & Blogging

  1. Weebly: A surprisingly easy way to create a unique website, blog or online store.
  2. Wix: Create stunning websites for free.
  3. WordPress: Is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.
  4. Blogger: Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.
  5. Hub Pages: It’s your online space to share your advice, reviews, useful tips, opinions and insights with hundreds of other authors.
  6. Lead Pages: It’s the world’s easiest landing page generator.
  7. Medium: It connects people, stories, and ideas that matter to you.
  8. Strikingly: Gorgeous, mobile-friendly websites in minutes.
  9. Bootstrap: It’s the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile-first projects on the web.
  10. Bootswatch: Free themes for Bootstrap.
  11. Shopify: Ecommerce made simple, set your store in just a few clicks.
  12. Como: Create your own mobile app.
  13. Find your Web Host: Here is a comparison of the Web hosts out there to help you make a decision.

Focus & Concentration

  1. Coffitivity: Boost your creativity with background noises from coffee shops and more.
  2. Noiz: It’s an ambient sound equalizer.
  3. Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
  4. Hipster Sound: Background noise of coffee houses from around the world.
  5. Tunein: Internet radio from everywhere in the world. It even includes local stations!
  6. Spotify: Search by mood and find many playlists designed to improve your concentration.
  7. Website Blocker: A free Mac application to help you avoid distracting websites.
  8. Stay Focused: Amazing time tracker helps you stay focused on your work and study.
  9. Pocket: Don’t get distracted, use Pocket to mark interesting websites for later reading.

Design, Video & Animation

  1. Google Fonts: Making it quick and easy for everyone to use web fonts.
  2. Font Squirrel: 100% free fonts for commercial use.
  3. 1001 Free Fonts: Free fonts for personal use.
  4. Font Awesome: Gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.
  5. Type Genius: Find the perfect font combo for your next project.
  6. Piktochart: Easy-to-use infographic creator.
  7. Canva: Create designs for Web or print, Canva makes design simple for everyone.
  8. Infogram: Create charts and infographics in 3 easy steps.
  9. Hipster Logo Generator: Easily design cool hipster logos.
  10. Pixlr: Make moments beautiful wherever you are and whenever inspiration strikes both online and offline.
  11. Place It: Fancy mockups & demo videos.
  12. Recite This: Create cool quotes.
  13. Material Palette: Easily design color templates that match the style you want.
  14. Design Seeds: Discover which colors match with each other to create cool designs.
  15. Adobe Color Wheel: Easy way to find with colors can be paired with the one you want.
  16. Pic Monkey: Creative tools for photo editing and graphic design.
  17. Animoto: Make great videos easily.
  18. Go Animate: Make professional animated videos
  19. Pow Toon: Create animated videos and presentations for free.
  20. Wideo: Make professional videos in minutes.
  21. Moovly: Create animated videos like a pro.
  22. Giphy: Find the right giphy to express exactly what you want say.
  23. Visually: Get inspired by the best in visual content.
  24. Visualize.me: Create your infographic Resume for free.
  25. Easelly: Create and share visual ideas.
  26. Venngage: Make beautiful infographics for free.

Writing

  1. Grammarly: Helps you write mistake-free in Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and nearly anywhere else you write on the Web.
  2. Thesaurus: Find the word that describes the best what you want to say without being repetitive.
  3. Dictionary: Easy to use and fast dictionary.
  4. Liber.io: Make eBooks. Really simple. Right from anywhere.
  5. Zen Pen: It’s is a clean and simple writing zone, made by Tim Holman (@twholman), to get you into that zone, where you can focus on the writing.
  6. 50 Tools to Help You Write Better: Check out this Lifehack post on how to improve your writing.

Sharing & Social Media

  1. Stumble Upon: The easiest way to find cool new websites, videos, photos and images from across the Web.
  2. Twitter: Online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets.”
  3. Tweetdeck: Is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening on Twitter.
  4. Bit.ly: Shorten your links, control your brand and capture your data.
  5. Goo.gl: Shorten, share and track your shortened URLs.
  6. Buffer: The easiest way to publish on social media.
  7. Pinterest: Discover and share creative ideas.
  8. Instagram: It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.
  9. About Me: Makes it easy for people to learn about you and find your content.
  10. Vimeo: It’s a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos.
  11. YouTube: Hosts user-generated videos.
  12. Linkedin: Build and engage with your professional network.

Traffic Generation & Performance Tracking

  1. Get Site Control: All must-have widgets for your website with an awesome design.
  2. Sumome: Tools to grow your website’s traffic.
  3. Nibbler: Test any website.
  4. Klout: Be known for what you love.
  5. Google Developers – Pages: Make your web pages fast on all devices.
  6. MOZ Guide to SEO: A comprehensive information you need to get on the road to professional quality Search Engine Optimization, or SEO.
  7. Hello Bar: Capture leads, opt-ins and grab visitors attention.
  8. Google Analytics: Turning data insights into action.
  9. Disqus: Discover great discussions or create your own.
  10. Compressor: Compress your images to make your site run faster.
  11. Pingdom: Enter a URL to test the load time of that page, analyse it and find the bottlenecks
  12. GT Metrix: Helps you develop a faster, more efficient, and all-around improved website experience for your users.
  13. Alexa: Actionable analytics for the web.
  14. Quicksprout: traffic generation analysis and tools.

Marketing

  1. Develop Your Personal Brand: A workbook created by PWC that guides through the process of building your personal brand.
  2. Social Triggers: Proven scripts that you can use in business and life.
  3. 29 Free Marketing Tools: An article on more marketing tools to help you develop and deliver a successful campaign.
  4. Autosend: See what your customers are doing on your website.
  5. Picreel: Powerful conversion rate optimization software.
  6. Optimizely: An optimization platform for websites and mobile apps.
  7. Tropical: Know your customers and increase customer satisfaction.
  8. Mailchimp: Send better email.
  9. Aweber: Easy email marketing tools that allow you to send awesome emails.
  10. Buffer – Blog: Thoughts on sharing, creating, analyzing and converting with social media.
  11. Content Marketing Institute – Blog: A site full of practical, how-to guidance.
  12. Quick Sprout – Blog: Neil Patel shares useful content on how deliver success campaign that increase your traffic and revenue.
  13. Raven Tools – Blog: The #1 source for internet marketing agencies.
  14. Hubspot: Inbound marketing and sales software tools.
  15. Simply Measured: Free social media analytics tools.
  16. Think With Google: Compelling data. Big ideas. Creative juice. Put Google research and insight behind your thinking.
  17. About – Marketing: Stay updated with all the new trends in marketing.

Presentations

  1. Timeline Js: Easy to create, easy to embed. Timeline Js is used by world-class organisations to deliver their content
  2. Dipity: It’s a free digital timeline website.
  3. Tiki Toki: An interactive and engaging way to present timelines.
  4. Prezi: A cloud-based, software system that allows you to create exciting presentations.
  5. Haiku Deck Zuru: Instant presentations, powered by artificial intelligence.
  6. Slideshare: Upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, and Adobe PDF Portfolios.
  7. Issuu: It’s a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online.
  8. Slide Rocket: help you make great presentations that engage your audience and deliver tangible results.
  9. Emaze: Create amazing presentations.
  10. Powerpoint: Build the story, present with clarity and conviction, and move forward faster.
  11. Keynote: Your presentation. Totally decked out.

Career Resources

  1. StartUs: search for jobs and founder opportunities in startups across Europe.
  2. Mindtools: Essential skills for an excellent career.
  3. Resume up: Choose from a variety of outstanding resume templates.
  4. Visualize.me: Create your infographic Resume for free.
  5. About – Human Resources: Everything you need to know to manage yourself and your team.
  6. Business Balls: It’s a free ethical learning and development resource for people and organizations, run by Alan Chapman, in Leicester, England.
  7. Devex: search for opportunities in the area of international development.

YouTube Channels

  1. School of Life: All about wisdom, emotional intelligence and self-understanding.
  2. TEDx Talks: It’s an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere — celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage.
  3. Soul Pancake: We make stuff that makes you think, laugh, and cry.
  4. The Infographic Show: Focuses on making infographic videos, made in a fun and entertaining way.
  5. Royal Society of Arts: It’s a non-profit organisation working to meet 21st-century challenges by showcasing ideas, undertaking innovative research and building civic capacity around the world.
  6. THNKR: Gives you extraordinary access to the people, stories, ideas that will change your mind.
  7. Zeitgeist: Zeitgeist events are a series of intimate gatherings of top global thinkers and leaders. ZeitgeistMinds is a collection of inspiring videos from these events.
  8. Derek Halpern: Videos about psychology, marketing, and human behavior to help you thrive in today’s marketplace.
  9. Devin Super Tramp: Devin takes every day exciting activities to the limit and then films them in high definition for all of us to see.

Blogs & Magazines Worth Checking Out

  1. Chris Guillebeau: You don’t have to live your life the way others expect.
  2. Chris Brogan: Use media and community to earn customers.
  3. Good Men Project: The conversation no one else is having.
  4. Smart Passive Income: Tips and advice on how to build a passive income business and more.
  5. Arina Nikitina: Combining the latest psychological discoveries, self-improvement theory and ancient Vedic knowledge.
  6. Fun Side of Life: Programs, academy and blog posts for a more empathetic world.
  7. Positivity Blog: Happiness & awesomeness, tips that work in real life.
  8. Zen Habits: It’s about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives.
  9. Art of Manliness: A blog dedicated to uncovering the lost art of being a man.
  10. Rock Your Day: Stop settling for less. Start changing your life.
  11. Marc & Angel: Practical tips for productive living.
  12. Thought Catalog: A website dedicated to your stories and ideas.
  13. Penelope Trunk: Advice at the intersection of work and life.
  14. INC Magazine: Founded in 1979 and based in New York City, is a monthly publication focused on growing companies.
  15. Entrepreneur: It’s the premier source for everything small business.
  16. Foundr: It’s a magazine dedicated to publishing stories meant to inspire readers, and challenge perceptions of business and the world at large.
  17. Harvard Business Review: The bridge between academia and enterprises.
  18. Fast Company: A dedicated to reporting about how the “fast companies“; entrepreneurs, and cutting-edge are doing what they do.

It’s with great excitement that I have put together this library of links. I’m sure that they will help you deliver on your projects and goals. If you find it useful, please make sure to share it with your friends or share your thoughts on the comments below..

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Twitter Tools to Boost Your Productivity

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Do you struggle to keep up with your Twitter activities?

Interested in tools to improve productivity?

Managing your Twitter account doesn’t have to consume all your time. There are tools that can make the work easier.

In this article you’ll discover five Twitter tools to boost your productivity.

Discover five productivity-boosting Twitter tools.

#1: Schedule Content via Tweet Jukebox

Tweet Jukebox is a free scheduling tool that allows you to load a “jukebox” with contentschedule when you want tweets to go out and then sit back and let it do the job for you.

You can create more than one jukebox, load it with thousands of tweets and then send out as many as 100 tweets per day. Your account comes preloaded with two jukeboxes, one with photo content and one with quotes, to get you started.

You have the option to tweet jukebox content once, regularly or until a specific date.

Add a name for your new jukebox, choose how often to tweet and then turn the jukebox on.

Tweet Jukebox allows you to set schedules for different times on different days of the week. When it runs out of content, it automatically starts tweeting again from the beginning.

The scheduling engine is very flexible. Set a scheduled tweet once a year on a specific date (think holidays and annual events)or choose to tweet by frequency. You can also set a time for each tweet to go outdepending on user engagement.

Choose a frequency for your tweets.

Tweet Jukebox also lets you track who has mentioned you. This can be visualized by the tweets themselves, or shown in a graph format. Choose from mentions in the last 7 days, 30 days, month or previous month.

See your mentions for different time intervals in graph format.

The Jukebox Store allows you to download preloaded jukeboxes with content from other high-profile users.

Download preloaded jukeboxes from influential users.

Another handy feature is the ability to thank up to 50 users every Friday.

#2: Create Text Overlay for Images Using Spruce

Spruce  ( tryspruce.com )is a free, easy-to-use tool that allows you to quickly create images with custom text for Twitter(and Facebook). Choose an image from the library, add your text, preview your post and publish it. It’s as simple as that.

Spruce makes it easy to find images and add your own text.

Spruce allows you to upload your own images and download completed images for later use. You can check the post and add text before publishing it.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to tweet using the service, so you can create and add them to your scheduler, too.

#3: Manage Followers With ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter is a highly useful tool for managing your followers and posts. The functionality of the free account is pretty good. Or you can choose from two levels of paid accounts to get more features, including analytics.

In the left column of the main dashboard, find out more about your followers by exploring different viewssuch as Not Following BackNo Profile ImageInactiveFake (Spam)Influence and Muted Users. This allows you to easily unfollow accounts that don’t offer any benefit, identify spam followers and more.

For example, suppose you want to find people you’re following but who aren’t following you back. Choose the Not Following Back option to see a list of users to check out and unfollow if necessary.

Use ManageFlitter to see accounts you’re following but don’t follow you in return.

Hover over a user’s name to bring up details about that person, including his or her bio, location, language and average number of tweets per day.

Hover over a user’s name to view details about the account.

You can use ManageFlitter to post using the PowerPost featurewhich tells you the best times to post based on users’ activity.

Use PowerPost to tweet at optimal times.

Additionally, you can post suggested content that’s based on your nicheadd an RSS feed to find further content (although you can’t post it directly to Twitter) and view your queued content so you know what’s scheduled.

You can also connect your Google+ account so that it posts straight to Twitter for you.

#4: Manage Relationships Using Commun.it

Commun.it is a Twitter relationship management tool. There are three paid plans to choose from, depending on the features you need. You can also access and use the free account, with limited functionality.

The dashboard is full of useful information. The view below shows the Actions tab, which allows you to see at a glance who to followunfollow or engage with based on the tool’s suggestions.

The Commun.it dashboard provides insight about your Twitter relationships.

Influencers and engaged users are labeled so it’s easy to identify who will share your contentextend your reachetc.

Influencers and engaged users are labeled to make it easy to identify them.

The Community tab gives you additional engagement options by displaying a prioritized feed that brings important users to your attention. You also see a list of well-performing tweets you might want to share.

See a list of suggested tweets to share with your followers.

On the left side of the screen, there’s a menu with options to help you choose people to engage with and to unfollow. You can also see who has mentioned or retweeted you, new followers and more. The categories are helpful for identifying influencers who may share your content, as well as for finding your most engaged followers.

View user information to decide whom to follow and engage with.

Commun.it gives you a basic, three-day reporting feature on the free account. If you sign up for a paid account, you can set custom ranges.

The Campaigns tab allows you to set up scheduled thank-you tweets for top followers and retweeters,daily thank-you tweets and Friday follow-ups. These are all free to use and loaded into your account.

If you don’t want to use the preloaded text, you can craft thank-you tweets that better suit your brand by clicking the New Campaign button.

Set up your own customized thank-you tweets.

#5: Research Hashtags With RiteTag

RiteTag is a hashtag tool that allows you to view statistics on hashtags to find the best ones for each post. With the free account, you can connect one Facebook and Twitter account, while the paid accounts allow you to connect multiple accounts.

After you install the browser plugingo to the site you want to share and click the RiteTag icon on the browser’s toolbar. This brings up a dialog box with the site URL and description. You can then add text and hashtags.

Use the RiteTag plugin to open this dialog box.

There are tools in the dialog box that enable you to research hashtags and get statistics. This gives you an indication of how popular specific tags are and how likely you are to get engagement.

You can also schedule a post from within the dialog box so you don’t have to leave the site that you’re on.

Click the graph icon to open a new window with additional details on a particular hashtag. This brings up stats about the hashtag based on its engagement in the last 24 hours.

View detailed stats about a particular hashtag.

Scroll down to see which influencers have used the hashtaghow often it’s been used in images and mentions and what other tags it’s been used with. A simple legend shows you whether your hashtag is a good choice.

A color-coded legend makes it easy to evaluate your hashtag.

On the site (not the plugin), use the My Intel tab to track hashtags and see what engagement they’ve received, in which tweets and at what times.

Using the Research tab, you can search a database of more than 11 million hashtags to see their stats.

Research individual hashtags on the RiteTag website.

You can monitor tags you use frequently (such as your brand tags) and get alerts when they’re mentioned on social channels.

Create alerts for specific hashtags.

The scoring of hashtags helps you determine when a tag has become overused so you can choose another that will work better for your brand.

Conclusion

Finding time to successfully manage your social media accounts can be challenging. This is especially true if you’ve built up a decent-sized, engaged following.

There are plenty of well-known time-saving toolsthat others will recommend, such as Hootsuite,Buffer and Rignite. This article focuses on some of the lesser-known tools for boosting productivity on Twitter

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Posted by on August 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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