Top Apps for Content Creators

Content creators and marketers, make no mistake: the apps and tools we use can make or break our content. Have you ever read a blog article that was written in a way that made it difficult to understand or to have a conversation around? I have experienced this too much in the past when reading blogs. And though I’m pretty tech savvy, I decided to put together a list of top apps for content creators!

There are plenty of ways to make an income in today’s digital world. One of the most lucrative is creating content. There are plenty of apps out there that can make your life easier and help save you time when it comes to creating content. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite apps for content creators. These apps can help save you time when it comes to creating content.

Typeform

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Asking questions is a great way to prompt engagement on social media. But sometimes asking one question isn’t enough to get the response you want from your audience. That’s where Typeform comes in.

Typeform is a user-friendly quiz, form and survey builder that allows you to ask your audience questions in different formats, including image-based, multiple choice, short answer, yes or no, and more.

Once you have your quiz in place, you can share it across multiple social media networks in the formats that work best for your audience. 10 questions and 10 responses per month are free, and Basic, Plus, and Business versions with additional features are also available.

Anchor

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Anchor is one of the most popular platforms for creating, distributing and monetizing your podcast. All for free! It integrates with all key podcasting outlets and free social media platforms for audio. Its easy distribution with Spotify – the great audio disruptor allows you to analyze podcast performance through analytics through engagement insights. We use it at the DMI for distributing our own digital marketing podcast, Ahead of the Game.

With the Anchor app, users can easily create videos and audio recordings that are perfect for sharing on social media.

 CapCut

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There are many free graphics tools that allow users to easily create beautiful images for social media, but most of them aren’t available (or aren’t very intuitive) on your smartphone.

CapCut (previously known as ViaMaker) is a free all-in-one editing app for iOs and Android developed by the creators of TikTok, ByteDance. What makes it popular is the ease of use and a big music library. Like TikTok, the app has advanced filters along with stickers and fonts along with a range of magical effects.

CapCut recently topped the U.S app store so it must be doing something right. Best of all, CapCut is free to use so get editing and sharing!

 PowToon

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Video is the most popular medium on social media networks. The problem is, many companies rely on expensive external agencies to create these videos. The finished product can look too contrived, miss the message mark, and really drain the budget.

A tool like PowToon means you don’t have to be a video master to create engaging videos, especially for presentation purposes. The platform allows you to choose from several templates and customize them according to your business. You can simply plug and play your content and share across your social media networks. Free and paid versions are available from $19 to $99 per month.

Interested in learning more about video? Check out this guide to video marketing on social media.

Unsplash

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Images and photos can really help to make your blog content more engaging, and the reality is that not every marketer has access to a team who can take custom photos. While some have the luxury of a stock photo library at their disposal, not everyone does.

When you need a license-free image to use in your content, Unsplash’s library contains, as they claim, photos for everyone, something that we can confirm to be true! 

Cost: FREE

Podcasting Tools

Podcasting has absolutely surged in popularity over the last few years, especially amongst B2B marketers, and it’s never been easier to create a DIY podcast and generate traction.

But having the right tools can really help you to maximize this channel. 

Audacity

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Ready to record your first podcast but not sure what tools you need to capture and edit your audio?

Audacity is an easy-to-use multitrack audio recording and editing platform that’s far easier than it looks to get to grips with. 

In no time at all, you’ll be ready to hit record on your first podcast episode, and with the right software at your disposal, you’ll be able to edit out and little blips and background noises before exporting straight in your required format.

Cost: FREE

Alitu

aitu

You will undoubtedly want to spend your time creating podcast content and promoting it, not on editing.

But there as a clear need for your podcast to be the very best quality and edited in a professional way. At the end of the day, your audience will be used to pristine quality ‘casts and quite rightly so. 

You can use Alitu to make better sounding podcasts without needing audio editing skills and experience. Simply load in your raw recordings, and the tool will help you to do the rest. 

Cost: $28/month

Buzzsprout

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Once you have recorded your podcast, you need to host it somewhere. And Buzzsprout is a solid option to help you to manage and share your show with your listeners.

You will also gain insights into each episode’s performance, as well as the devices that they are using and where about in the world they are located — data that can help you to tailor your show’s content (and promotion strategy) to continue to grow. 

Cost: FREE and Paid Versions

Scribie

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While podcasts are booming in popularity, they are not for everyone, and only creating an audio version of your content could mean that you are missing out on engagement from your audience.

And for that reason alone, it is recommended that you transcribe your podcast episodes and offer a text-alternative. But doing this yourself is time-consuming. 

Use Scribie as a cost-effective way to transcribe your podcasts quickly and efficiently, and spend your time creating content, leaving transcription to the pros. 

Cost: From $0.10/min

Conclusion

With so many apps out there, it can be hard to decide which apps are worth your time. If you’re a blogger or content creator, then you know the struggle of finding the perfect tools to help you increase productivity and remain organized.

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