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7 Tools To Boost Your Social Media Performance

7 Tools To Boost Your Social Media Performance

Raise your hand if you have a Facebook page. Twitter? Instagram? Pinterest? Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have at least one of them. But if you’re anything like I used to be, you most likely use them to post pictures of your dinner, or share a crazy cat video. You could be using these incredible tools to make your presence of social media felt, and possibly monetize your blog or website while you’re at it.

These 8 tools will help you boost your social media performance:

1. Rignite

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    Rignite streamlines the process of managing multiple social media accounts. Multiple accounts are viewable on a single dashboard, and users are given the ability to schedule individual or group posts as they choose. Rignite can link up with a previously made Feedly account in order to curate past content, as well as synchronize future posts. Rignite’s Campaign feature has been raved about; with this tool, users can schedule a series of similarly-themed posts throughout a day or week, grow a company’s email list, and increase their overall presence on social media.

    Rignite is free for a 14-day trial, and offers Silver and Gold memberships for $28 and $49 a month per user, respectively.

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    2. Mention

    Mention

      Mention is a real-time social media monitoring app that crosses platforms, ensuring you and your business knows what’s trending throughout the entire World Wide Web at any given moment. Users can set up Mention to alert them when certain keywords trend, as well as when their own material is shared. Mention also connects members of a business team, allowing them to quickly communicate trends in order to react to a question on Twitter, post on Facebook, and generally stay connected to each other.

      Basic membership to Mention is free, with subscriptions ranging from $30 to $300 a month.

      3. Twtrland

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        Twtrland is an app that basically shows your activity and popularity on Twitter. Through the Twtrland dashboard, you can view past posts, and analyze which posts were shared most throughout the web. You can analyze your Twitter interactions, such as which sites you share from, who you contact the most, and the subjects you follow. Twtrland also offers methods of improving your social media presence by offering suggestions and goals, such as “Post X tweets by the end of this week.”

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        Twtrland Pro of course offers a variety of extra options, such as enhanced profile views and connecting fanbases. A Pro subscription starts at around $20 per month.

        4. LikeAlyzer

        Likealyzer

          LikeAlyzer analyzes Facebook Pages and rates its performance based on a variety of factors. LikeAlyzer takes more into consideration than simply how many fans a page has. The tool analyzes a page’s posts per day, how often the owner interacts with his fans, and the type of media shared on the page. The best feature of LikeAlyzer is that it offers suggestions even for top performers on how to improve their page to gain even more exposure.

          Okay, I lied. The best part of LikeAlyzer is that it’s absolutely free!

          5. Swayy

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          Swayy

            Swayy takes all of your interests and curates articles and multimedia in a central dashboard for you to easily skim through. You can manually set up your interests, or link multiple social media accounts together and let Swayy do all the work. Users can also share this content with the click of a button on any of their linked accounts.

            Pro accounts range in price from $9 to $119 a month.

            6. Nimble

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              Nimble truly connects every aspect of your online personality into one easy to use account. Your schedule, contacts, emails, and social media accounts all combined to create an online hub for all of your daily needs. Nimble allows you to be proactive with your relationships and contacts, as it analyzes who you have and haven’t connected with over time.

              Nimble is perhaps the most affordable tool on this list for a Pro account, at $15 per month.

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              7. Viraltag

              Viraltag

                Viraltag focuses specifically on curating and sharing images. With Viraltag, users can schedule image posts to Pinterest, as well as discover other trending images on the site. Users can integrate many social media accounts, as well as their Canva, Dropbox, and Picassa accounts and any RSS feeds they subscribe to.

                Viraltag is free for a basic subscription, and $99 per month for a business account.

                Featured photo credit: Stockpic via stokpic.com

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                19 Best Mac Apps for Productivity You Need in 2020

                19 Best Mac Apps for Productivity You Need in 2020

                Whether you use your Mac for work or just for your personal projects, you’ve likely found yourself wondering how to improve your productivity. There are only so many hours in a day, and so much mental stamina you can muster before you run out.

                There are dozens of tricks you can use to improve your own productivity and outlook, but if you’re looking for a more objective, comprehensive fix, the best thing to do is equip your Mac with productivity apps designed to help you do more in less time.

                This Lifehack-exclusive list has some of the best productivity apps to help you feel less tired, improve your energy, and ultimately help you get more done every day:

                1. Todoist

                  Available for all iOS devices, Todoist is a note-taking and organization app that can keep you on top of all your projects—both personal and professional.

                  Its best features are all free to use, including browser extensions, task creation, and interactive boards you can use to organize all your notes.

                  If you want to pay the optional $29 yearly fee, you can get even more advanced features like backups and automatic reminders. Even with the free version, you’ll stay far more organized.

                  Download: Todoist

                  2. 1Password

                    You may not realize it, but you probably spend a ton of time recalling your passwords, especially if and when you forget one to an app you use on a regular basis.

                    1Password is an app for Mac that saves and remembers all your passwords for you in one place, so you can access all your favorite sites with a single click.

                    You’ll save time and keep all your accounts secure simultaneously. A personal plan is $2.99 per month.

                    Download: 1Password

                    3. Bear

                      Bear is a unique kind of note-taking app designed to make it easier for Mac users to jot down notes on the go. With it, you can create to-do lists, give yourself reminders, and outline concepts for future brainstorming sessions.

                      It comes with many different inline styles so you can customize your notes to your personal preferences, and remember the context in which you wrote them. The core version is free, with a $14.99 per year version available as well.

                      Download: Bear

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                      4. Hazel

                        Hazel by noodlesoft is an automated organization tool designed for Mac that will help you automatically organize your files based on any custom rules you want to create.

                        For example, you can set it to move untouched items from one folder into another folder labeled “action items” if they haven’t been addressed within a week. It can save you hours of organization over the course of a few weeks. A single license is a flat $32.

                        Download: noodlesoft

                        5. Alfred

                          Alfred is an all-in-one app designed to save you time with Mac shortcuts and convenient custom actions. You can use it in a variety of ways.

                          For example, you can access Alfred’s clipboard memory so you don’t copy and paste the same material over and over, or set up custom workflows to automate some of your most repetitive tasks.

                          It’s a paid app, with multiple price points based on the features you desire.

                          Download: Alfred

                          6. TextExpander

                            TextExpander does exactly what the name suggests; it allows you to type a short snippet of text, and expand that text automatically.

                            For example, you can create a custom expansion that allows you to conjure a full paragraph you type repeatedly by simply typing a unique abbreviation. Once you get used to your custom combinations, you’ll spare your fingers from typing thousands of words.

                            An individual account is $3.33 per month.

                            Download: TextExpander

                            7. Backblaze

                              If you’ve ever experienced a crash, or theft of your Mac, you know how much time a system restore can cost you. You’ll spend hours replacing the files you lost, and lose thousands of files that are irreplaceable.

                              Backblaze is an automated, inexpensive way to back up your entire Mac for just $5 a month.

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                              Download: Backblaze

                              8. Keyboard Maestro

                                Keyboard Maestro is an older app that still has the power to make your life easier. With it, you can automate any number of tasks based on a certain trigger (such as a hotkey combination, or an event like connecting to a wireless network). A single license only costs $36.

                                Download: Keyboard Maestro

                                9. Snagit

                                  There are many applications for a good screen-capture app, whether you’re trying to illustrate a tech problem you have or just want to make an interesting meme. Snagit makes it easy, with built-in editing for both still images and video. A single license covers two machines, and costs $49.95.

                                  Download: TechSmith/Snagit

                                  10. Bartender

                                    Bartender is the cleverly-named app that helps you clean up and organize all your menu bar icons. You can also access them quickly with keyboard shortcuts.

                                    If you’re like most Mac users, those icons get cluttered quickly and stop you from working efficiently. It’s free to try for 4 weeks, after which you’ll need a $15 license.

                                    Download: Bartender

                                    11. Otter

                                    Otter is the Mac app for the note taker who hates typing. It’s an intelligent voice-recognition system and note-taking app that will help you transcribe your conversations, keep notes during meetings, and even take contextual notes to yourself in your own time.

                                    Best of all, it’s free to get started!

                                    Download: Otter

                                    12. Flux

                                      Do you often find yourself feeling tired throughout the day, or feeling unable to get to sleep after a day of staring at your computer? That could be because of the unnatural blue light that radiates from your Mac.

                                      Flux naturally adapts your display to emit light that matches the time of day, so you can sleep better and feel less tired. It’s also free!

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                                      Download: Flux

                                      13. PDFpen

                                      If you deal with PDFs on a regular basis, you probably find yourself wishing for some kind of tool that can let you mark up those PDFs however you want. Without a dedicated app like PDFpen, this can be difficult.

                                      PDFpen lets you edit PDFs in almost any conceivable way, giving you more power and saving you time. A single license is $74.95.

                                      Download: Smile Software/PDFpen

                                      14. OmniFocus

                                        OmniFocus is all about task management. It has a clean interface that allows you to tag your tasks, schedule events, and even automate certain features.

                                        It’s one of the most comprehensive solutions on the market, so there’s a bit of a learning curve to get the most out of it.

                                        A standard license is $39.99, while the pro version is $79.99.

                                        Download: OmniFocus

                                        15. Franz

                                          It’s tiring to switch between dozens of different chat programs like Facebook Messenger, Slack, and WhatsApp, whenever you want to have a conversation with a different contact.

                                          Franz’s solution is simple; offer access to all these apps in one convenient package. And best of all, it’s completely open source.

                                          Download: Franz

                                          16. MindNode

                                            If you’re the brainstorming type, you need an app like MindNode to help you efficiently organize your thoughts. There are dozens of tools you can use to connect ideas in a mind map, or simply jot down notes for future reference.

                                            The core app is free, with in-app purchases available.

                                            Download: MindNode

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                                            17. Focus

                                              The internet is a wonderful thing, but it can be awfully distracting. And if you’re like the majority of us, you’ve interrupted work on a project because of some attention-grabbing site or bad online habit. That’s where Focus comes in.

                                              This app allows you to block the worst offenders with custom time limits and other constraints, so you can focus on the task at hand. A single license is $19.99.

                                              Download: Focus

                                              18. CleanMyMac

                                                Chances are, your Mac isn’t working as fast as it could, thanks to gigabytes of clutter and unnecessary files on your system. CleanMyMac helps you scan your Mac, monitor its health, and ultimately clean it up—so you can handle all your tasks that extra bit faster. A single license is $39.95.

                                                Download: CleanMyMac

                                                19. Grammarly

                                                  A spelling error or grammatical mistake can cost you big time. It could be the source of a worse grade on a big paper, or compromise your credibility in the workplace. Thankfully, Grammarly can help you.

                                                  This Mac-integrated writing assistant monitors all your writing and makes live corrections, so you’re alerted to your potential mistakes before they become permanent.

                                                  A free version exists, but the premium version will cost you between $11 and $30 a month, depending on how you pay.

                                                  Download: Grammarly

                                                  The Bottom Line

                                                  These productivity apps should help you squeeze more productive hours out of every day, but they aren’t the only tools you’ll have to help you find success.

                                                  Make the time to learn about and experiment with all the life hacks that can make you more productive. By improving your devices as well as your outlook and focus, you’ll be able to get far more done in a day, and feel better doing it.

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