Recently I shared 70 of the best free tools I have used to level-up my own social media and digital marketing. I am on a mission to take this list to 100 — only 5 more tools to go! In the meantime, here are 25 more tools that are free, easy to use and guaranteed to take your marketing to the next level.
Anchor is an audio recording app for micro-podcasting, audio broadcasting, Q&As, and more. Features like sound clips and transcriptions make it simple to create audio for social media. Billed as “the easiest way to make a podcast, ever,” it lets you record a high-quality podcast, and distribute it everywhere (including Apple Podcasts) — all in one place. No fancy equipment or podcasting experience necessary, and it’s 100% free!
A collaborative content curation tool, Anders Pink looks at your social media followers and can show you what topics and articles they’re most engaged with. The freemium app gives you a personalized daily briefing, filtered the way you want.
A free stock photo site that is powered by Shopify, with many of its collections created with entrepreneurs in mind. You can use these free photos on your online store, product packaging, or anywhere else you’d like. “Business Ideas” features free photo collections and case studies that revolve around trending ecommerce niches. The free photo sets include both the product shots and lifestyle images, so that you have all the stock images you need to create a professional brand for free.
A popular photo sharing platform that allows users to store, sort, search, and share their photos online. It includes a section for photos that have been shared with a Creative Commons license.
FreePik offers users, high quality graphic designs: exclusive illustrations and graphic resources. It operates on a freemium business model which means, the majority of the resources offered at Freepik can be used for free, only having to credit the author of the illustration to Freepik. In addition, for a small fee, you can subscribe to the Premium plan and use the illustrations without any accreditation whatsoever.
A free tool that lets you turn your social media images into animated GIFs.
Hosts a huge easily-searchable database of animated GIFs for social media use.
Google Trends helps you track keyword trends over time. What are people doing at certain times of the year? How are certain terms being searched for in various areas? You can track all this with Google Trends.
IFTTT (an acronym for If This, Then That) allows you to sync up multiple apps so that when a certain activity happens, it kicks off a separate activity in another app.
The InShot app will convert a video of any aspect ratio into a vertical 9:16 ratio (the perfect size for Instagram Stories). The app lets you blur the excess background margins in your vertical video, add a solid color, or import a photo into the background. (Also available on Google Play)
With CoSchedule’s Social Scheduling “On the Fly” app, you can manage all of your social networks right from your phone. (Also available on Google Play)
This iOS app lets you edit landscape, portrait, and square video clips. You can add text overlays and filters, trim, split, or duplicate video clips, adjust video playback speed for a super slow motion or fast motion effect, and much more.
Whether you want to remove a photobomber, swap backgrounds, remove unwanted objects, or make cosmetic enhancements, Mendr has a network of certified professionals who will make the edits for you. While the app itself is free, the cost for each fix varies, depending on the complexity of the edit you’re requesting.
Over calls itself as the “fastest, easiest photo editor. ” You can pick a template or start from scratch. Add text. Pick photos, videos, colors, fonts and graphics. Share to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more (or you use Over’s post scheduling feature).
This tool from Buffer is a bare-bones online image editor that lets you make basic social media images in seconds.
PicsArt Photo Studio is an easy-to-use photo editor, collage maker, and a powerful drawing tool.
Infographics are great for getting your content shared but many people are put off by the thought that you have to hire a graphic designer to create them. The good news is you don’t have to be a designer nor spend a lot of money to create them. Use a tool such as Piktochart to create engaging infographics. Choose a template and then customize it with text, fonts, and colors.
A powerful video editing app specifically designed for iPhone video creators. If you want to create compelling and professional looking Youtube Vlogs, Snapchat Memories, Instagram Stories, Facebook Videos and more, then this is your app. With PocketVideo you can create, shoot and edit your videos easily. (Also available on Google Play)
Priime has teamed up with top photographers to create over 100 beautiful styles you can apply to your photos on both Mac and iOS.
Restream.io lets you live broadcast to multiple platforms at once.
A Google owned photo editing app that lets you edit pictures using swiping gestures to select different effects and enhancements. Key features include 29 Tools and Filters, including Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Perspective. Snapseed can save users’ editing history and redirect to any of the actions before. It can also create and save filter combinations by using the default filters and editing features.
This tool allows you to whip up graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more without Photoshop or graphic designers. In addition to social post templates, it offers banner, story, and infographic templates.
Looking for a quick and easy way to create your next graphic? Then try Stencil. The site has over 200,000 graphics and icons. If you like sharing quotes on social media you can take advantage of their ready to add quotes feature. It will save you a lot of time. They also have a browser extension that makes it easy to instantly upload any image from a webpage, modify it and then share it. You can save, download or share up to 10 images per month, for free.
Typito allows you to make video content using its drag and drop tool, and add images, music and captions. Once you create your video you can export it into several formats, including landscape, square, etc. — giving you perfectly cropped videos for the platforms you use the most.
Coming soon! Stayed tuned for the final instalment of this mega-tools list.