I love tools and apps … technical tools and apps that is. And, this seems to be the time of year when products and services start rolling out their updates. Last week I covered a couple of updates on the social media front. This week I’ll share the latest updates on a couple of my favorite apps, Canva for Work and Beacon.
Social media and social media tools change and come and go at the drop of a hat. As much as most of us prefer consistency, it’s just NOT gonna happen. Today’s post is about a few random bits of social media updates for a couple of tools and apps. Some good, some not so good … it just depends on whether or not you use the tools and resources I’m talking about.
I’ve been traveling a lot more this year attending business meetings and networking events. Up until now, I’ve never really needed to track my mileage; but with the current mileage rate for 2017 being a whopping 53.5 cents per mile, I decided it’s in my best interest to track it.
Well you can … as many as you want, easily, and FREE! When I heard there was a way to include more than one clickable link in your Instagram profile, I had to hear more. So I checked it out.
You’re feeling pretty smug that you’ve created a strong password system, and you’re confident your data, files, and sensitive information are as safe as a lock-down at Fort Knox. But are they? Or, you fall under the category of the many, many people I talk to on a regular basis who can’t remember their passwords. So what are we to do?
If you do any amount of content marketing (blogging or social media) to promote your business, or if you plan to do more, you really need to have a reliable scheduling app in place (or a team ahem that uses a great scheduling app) to keep your content flowing with ease.
While there are several scheduling apps to choose from, I personally use CoSchedule to schedule 99.9% of my content, with a smidgen of Hootsuite thrown in from time-to-time. I really like Hootsuite’s Hootlet extension for Chrome so I can auto-schedule curated content as I find it. You can read more about some of the individual programs and what they do, here. And more specifically about my favorite, CoSchedule, here! They each have their pros and cons, and it’s really just a matter of choosing the one that works best for you.
Many of you know I’ve been searching for the perfect to-do list app or program for quite a while now. I’ve tried quite a few of them, but nothing has rocked my boat. I need an up close in my face solution that’s in front of me all the time. You know the old saying “out of sight, out of mind?” Well that’s how it’s been with all of the previous so called “solutions” I’ve found.
I’m looking forward to traveling to Edmonton, Canada, later this week to attend the CAPS 2016 Convention (I’m in denial about what the temperature might be, so please don’t tease me). And thanks to three of my favorite business apps, I won’t need to worry about being disconnected from my business, because I’ve systematized things so all of my documents (not just the important ones) are accessible to me online.
All I need is my phone, really, and I have everything I will ever need, right at my fingertips.
Anyone who has ever read my weekly newsletter or blog posts most likely knows how much I love Skype. It IS my go-to for quick and easy communication.
If you don’t already use Skype, you might want to check it out. I use it for a multitude of reasons, on a daily basis.
There’s a good chance you’re going to shake your head and wonder why in the heck I’m writing about Snapchat, but I consider it my responsibility to share new, on-the-rise marketing information with you all.
You’ve been warned.