5 Social Media Tools you need
for your Business Today

1. Bitly
Bitly is more than a just a shorten URL shortener. Bitly allows you to easily save and share your favourite links from around the web and on your social media platforms.  You can also use Bit.ly to track your links just you would on google analytics.

5 Social Media Tools you need for your Business Today

Here is a brilliant blog by Mashable that goes into more details about Bit.ly and the cool stuff it does : 7 Things You Didn’t Know Bitly Could Do

2. Buffer
Buffer is a great way to share what you want to share on Social Media whether it’s about your business or simply an article that you find interesting. You add updates to your Buffer queue and it will be posted for you over the day or week depending on your settings – and at the best times. I came across buffer a few years ago after a social media tool I was using at the time closed down over night! Although there was Hootsuite on the market I was really looking for something easier to use. After doing some research I found Buffer and it was perfect. Once you have downloaded the desktop app you will need to connect your social media platforms. Once you have connected all your platforms you are ready to go. It’s really that easy

https://buffer.com/

3. Manage flitter
Manage Flitter provides you with a set of easy-to-use tools to empower you to work smarter and faster with Twitter. I mainly use Manage Flitter so I know which accounts are active that I’m following, sort my lists by a range of criteria you can even find out who unfollowed you. This is great for keeping you up to date with everything on Twitter.

https://manageflitter.com/

4. Canva

Canva is an online app loaded with easy-to-use tools and features that anyone can create a variety of content that gets shared using images and text. As a graphic designer, Canva isn’t really something that I experiment with that often as I have my Adobe programs for this. But I am often asked if there is anything out there where my clients can edit images for online and print purposes. I then point them towards Canva as you can create designs for web or print here and the results are pretty impressive.

https://www.canva.com/

5. IFTTT – If this then that

IFTTT is a web-based service that allows users to create a post in one social media account that automaticly gets posted to another of your social media accounts these are called “recipes”. If you only enjoy using one social media platform (Facebook for this example) you could set up a recipe that would allow your facebook posts to post onto twitter and/or maybe LinkedIn. This tool is handy if you are time poor or not fully up to date with the functions on the other social media platforms.

https://ifttt.com/

There are many more cool apps and tools out there but today I wanted to share with you my 5 most favourites Once you have explored the above, feel free to share anymore you find in my comments sections below.

What’s your favourite?