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7 Interactive Tools for More Productive Content Management System

7 Interactive Tools for More Productive Content Management System

Online content plays a significant role in promoting the businesses. But you should know that it is not easy to manage all of the content. If you are unable to control all the content, it can take a lot of time and it will not be beneficial for the business in any way. To make things easier for the content writing teams, you can find several tools available. The tools make it simpler to manage all of the content. The tools have calendars which are public and private along with collaboration tools and other content management systems. It has features which can automate publishing and it can also create insights that can help the teams in spending more time creating content and spending less energy in managing it.

Here are some tools for managing the content efficiently.

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1. WordPress

It is a highly accessible website. It is also probably the website which is most commonly used. It is very easy to install. It has a large number of users and community of developers which results in a significant number of plugins. It results in enhancement of the platform. There is an extensive bonus of templates and it also provides simple PHP and CSS feature for editing the files and it can have proofreading services as well. The editing can be done on the screen of admin which is why people prefer to use this tool. It is considered suitable for personal blogs as well as e-commerce sites.

2. ModX

To use the CMS applications, you do not need to have any knowledge of coding. ModX is one of the best examples of CMS apps. It is incredibly easy to use and gives a chance to the non-technical staff to create content. It offers several advantages including the availability of several styles which are available on the same page. It is an excellent tool because it decreases the need of hiring an SEO expert. It is developed similar to the search engines and they can provide all the information which is required by Google, etc. and there are no additional plugins.

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3. Beegit

It is a collaborative app which allows teams to work together and create excellent content. It provides the team with communication, calendar, and the workflow in just one place. You can get all the collaborative writing tools in the same location. It features inline comments, editorial calendar and management of team, markdown editor and image CND.

4. Ceros

It is an interactive content platform for the designers and marketers. You can create compelling infographics, sales assets, magazines and e-books for engaging the audience. You do not need to have coding skills to have excellent experience with the tool. It has an attractive collection of animation and interactive effects. There is a limitation to the creativity with this tool. You can link it directly to the content which is hosted by Ceros and you can organize your personal content or the content which is embedded in other sites and apps. You can also analyze how the audience is engaging with your content. You can add events that are time-triggered. You can also create smart groups along with pinned objects.

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5. TextPattern

It is a tool which has a direct interface for admin and the design of the engine is flexible. It is a very suitable solution for creating blogs as well as the corporate websites. If you are looking forward to transferring data from another CMS, then it is the best tool for you because it has import tools. You can also block unwanted comments by using the anti-spam system which this tool provides. It also allows you to extend the basic functions because it has a large range of plugins. You can install them through the browser window.

6. Drupal

It is popular and it is an open source CMS. It is also among the first choices while you are looking for building a new website. It is also excellent for managing the personal blogs or great enterprise websites. It also features an extensive range of modules which you can add to increase the functionality of the tool.

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7. Concrete5

If you want to create or manage a site without investing a lot of money and time, then this tool is an excellent choice for you. It is a useful tool when it comes to saving the time which makes it an excellent choice for developers, website owners, and designers. It is very easy to use and allows you to focus on the end users.

To choose the best content management system, there are several things that you need to consider. Make sure that the tool you want is according to your expectations, goals and the reason for your site. It is not wise to choose one tool over another without knowing how to use it can result in wasting a lot of time. The tools mentioned above are some of the useful tools you can choose from.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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