If you’re a content creator, I’m sure you know how hard it can be. There are some very useful apps that can help you more easily create, curate and edit content from your smartphone. In today’s post, I’ll show you some of the best apps for content creators.
Have you ever found yourself struggling to find the right words to describe a picture, video or piece of media? Or maybe you want to share a story with your audience in a way that grabs their attention. Well, the best apps for content creators can help you do this.
Evernote has been around for years now and has become one of the ultimate productivity tools for the entire generation of smartphone users. Evernote doesn’t just let you capture content. Evernote offers a full range of powerful tools to annotate documents, create checklists, or organize content into folders. All that enables it to create a whole new type of content—meaningful and informationally enriched.
If you don’t like it for some reason or need more cloud space—try checking out its closest and also cross-platform alternative NoteLedge. It comes with a Kdan Cloud solution and lets you synchronize all your digital assets.
Create short promo videos and tutorials on your phone in a couple of minutes.
There are many templates to choose from and the app allows you to filter templates by purpose, such as building brand awareness, increasing sales, engaging users, or attracting new customers.
You can also sort templates by your industry such as service, business, beauty or fashion. The options available will help you mix things up and allow you to create dynamic content.
Chant is currently available on the App Store and offers monthly and annual subscription options.
Canva is yet another drag-and-drop image creation tool, but one that’s exceptionally intuitive for the busy B2B marketer. With Canva, your images can look like professionally designed social media content in a matter of minutes.
It’s very easy to select your templates, pick your colors, and add some professional stock images or logos to your messages. Your text will look beautiful as well, with a number of eye-catching fonts to choose from. When you’re all done, you’ll have images that will capture the interest of your social prospects on the likes of Facebook and Google+.
Similar to Canva, Crello is a graphic design tool that makes it easy for brands to create stunning graphics without a lot of design knowledge. Crello’s advantage over Canva is that it offers more than 10,000 free design templates, 65 million stock images, and more than 11,000 design elements. Like Canva, a variety of different image types are offered, including templates specifically for social media. Crello is free for users, with limited usage, and plans start at $7.99.
How to Build Graphics Quickly with Crello:
- Use Crello’s “Create” tab to find a free design template or templates that works for your brand.
- Simply click on a design template you love, and customize it using the Crello editor.
- Save your finished product, and/or share it across your social media sites.
What it is: Hootsuite helps content creators everywhere consolidate social media accounts, schedule posts and campaigns, provide analytics and organize your trusted news sources.
Why you need it: Social media management tools like Hootsuite are critical for taking the stress away from the everyday chaos of managing and producing social media campaigns – so you can spend more time on creating posts, engaging with audiences, and keeping track of the 24-hour news cycle.
Have you ever done animations? It’s really fun. You don’t need any expensive software for that anymore—you can just do it all on your iOS or Android mobile device with the help of Animation Desk. It’s a great example of a content creation app that lets you draw, use graphics, and create unique standalone pieces of art in a matter of minutes or hours.
Animation Desk is also almost completely cross-platform—the app can be used on iOS, Mac, Android, and Windows 10. If you would like to share your work with fellow animators—they even have got a dedicated community for that! AniZone brings together not only the users of Animation Desk but also graphic design influencers having a yearly animation contest AniMagic.
This app allows you to create animated Stories and offers a lot of customization options with frames, templates, layers, font and color options. You can create professional and on-brand content with this powerful mobile app.
Impresso lets you create square, landscape, portrait dimensions and allows you to customize content for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
Impresso is available on the App Store and offers monthly or annual subscription options.
From the great people behind Evernote comes Skitch, a very useful image annotation app. Skitch is simple: add visual elements, such as arrows and text-boxes, to your content. This can help to call out certain parts of your text, such as an important step in a series of instructions, or to clarify an on-screen process for software.
A B2B company that walks its customers through a complex process or makes it more intuitive is one that will be talked about—and a tool like Skitch can help achieve that brand recognition for you.
Hashtagify.me is a free tool (with paid add-on features) that allows you to search for hashtags. Once you’ve searched for a hashtag, you can determine its popularity and how it’s used. The tool is simple to use: in the search box, type in a hashtag you are curious about, and search to find out its performance and related hashtags on Twitter and Instagram. You’ll also see the top influencers for that hashtag, as well as recent tweets using that hashtag and other demographics. Paid users can sign up for alerts on particular hashtags, track influencers and usage patterns, and more.
Adobe Creative Suite:
What it is: The Adobe Creative Suite is every designer’s must-have. It’s comprised of applications for graphic design, video-editing, and web development, which all require a monthly subscription for use.
Why you need it: The applications give visual content creators, who are adept at producing visuals from the ground up, the ultimate customizability and control over virtually all elements of the creative process.
Snapseed is the Photoshop of mobile photography. Immensely powerful, the app was acquired by Google in 2012 and since then it has been the #1 favorite choice of many professional photographers working on mobile. The app allows you to transform the photographs taken with your camera into pieces of art—by adding filters, tweaking colors, and performing some more advanced filtering and editing operations.
This app is like having Photoshop at your fingertips.
Over offers many convenient tools for content marketers.
You have access to many templates, decorative elements, editing and blending tools, as well as fonts. If you have a Mac computer, you can also Airdrop your fonts into the app — which is a major plus.
There’s a slight learning curve, but Over has tutorials and easy-to-use templates that make it easy for you to customize and create stunning designs.
We’ve covered several infographic-creation tools already, but there’s one more that deserves special mention: infogr.am.
The special emphasis of infogr.am is the creation of great-looking charts and graphs for your visual content. Use this tool to make your data “pop” and create an immediate impression with your social leads.
After choosing your template, add your data, and within just a few clicks, watch it turn into beautiful visuals. The charts infogr.am creates look better than the stock charts created by Microsoft Excel, and they’re perfect for inserting into infographics, sharing via social, or embedding in your other marketing collateral. Finishing your infographic design is easy, and the final product is an attention-grabbing piece ready to engage your prospects.
Content marketing has revolutionized marketing. More businesses are now relying on this strategy to promote their products and services, drive traffic to their websites, and increase sales. As an entrepreneur, you need to understand that content creation is one of the most effective marketing tactics if you’re serious about business growth, client acquisition, and improvement of search engine optimization.