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LinkedIn Apps You Should Be Using but Aren’t

LinkedIn Apps You Should Be Using but Aren’t

LinkedIn is one of the most important social networks when you are trying to build your professional online presence, whether you are looking for a job, or looking for employees. What is Facebook for entertainment, LinkedIn is for business. That is why companies all over the world use social media to find customers and make business deals, and according to a study, small and medium sized businesses are using LinkedIn to increase the number of potential customers.

This online platform is gaining 2 users per second and currently has over 300 million users, and that is why it has announced that brands may see the website transitioning from a networking site to a more of a content marketing platform. This is why everyone, including myself, is thinking about additionally expanding LinkedIn profiles, especially with some applications that increase productivity and efficiency.

LinkedIn itself offers a number of applications that you can use to increase your productivity. LinkedIn offers its mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone, but also offers other tools that are designed by other websites, and that use information that is stored on your account. People are generally not aware of them, and they can really make your life a bit easier.

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1. The LinkedIn app for mobile

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    Once you’ve installed the LinkedIn app, it will automatically integrate into some other features of your phone. That is why, if you’ve scheduled a meeting, it will also appear in your Calendar app, reminding you of the time and place, but it will also put a link, so that you can check all the info that you might need. You can also use mobile application to apply for jobs directly from your mobile phone, and you can check out all the jobs that are presented to you, based on your interests. You can interact with all the news that are shown there, and you can comment or simply like.

    2. Pulse

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      Another LinkedIn app is Pulse, which can come extremely handy if you want to stay on top of things. It shows you all the news tailored for you, and you can easily explore business content. All the sources there are trusted, meaning the information shown there is reliable for you to use, and you can even discover some new content from a catalog which you can access. You can share whatever you want on your other networks such as Facebook or Twitter. It even offers an offline mode where the application will load all the stories for you to read, whenever you want, even if you don’t have a Wi-Fi.

      3. Oktopost

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        Another useful app if you are using a number of different social profiles, is Oktopost, which is a cost-effective manager that can track and report statistics from all your other accounts. It is an important tool if you want to measure the true value and ROI of their other media campaigns. It is used to distribute content on a larger scale, and to measure its impact with a plethora of analytic tools. Among the simplest things is the campaign calendar which allows you to see when a certain content is set for publication, and Oktopost will automatically measure clicks, leads, and other factors such as the number of comments of likes. It will give you a sense of how your marketing efforts are going, and how can they be improved in the future.

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        4. Connection Timeline

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          If you simply want to see what you’ve done with your LinkedIn profile, Connection Timeline will enable you to do just that, in a visually appealing way. It will take all your connections and place them on a timeline. The amount needed for this will depend on the number of connections that you have, and you can then see when the most crucial time in your LinkedIn development was.

          5. Resume Builder

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            Another great shortcut that you could use is ResumeBuilder. Once it is connected, it will automatically connect and take all the info it needs in order to create a full CV based on your preferences. If you are in a hurry, this could be an easy solution. But the bottom line is that you will have to do some adjustment here and there, but this app can save you a lot of time, and you will have to tailor your personal CV to the required situation.

            LinkedIn is important, and there is no denying that. So, why not upgrade your experience with some of these apps? There are many more online, just waiting to be discovered, that are designed in such a way that will ultimately make your life, and your job, a bit easier.

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            Ivan Dimitrijevic

            Ivan is the CEO and founder of a digital marketing company. He has years of experiences in team management, entrepreneurship and productivity.

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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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