Create social content with the help of apps

One of the best ways to create unique content for your social media platforms in a fast, professional way is to take advantage of all of the apps out there that allow you to be creative without actually being a creative.

Recently I have been taking advantage of several apps on a daily basis to create visually appealing content for many of my clients for their Facebook pages. Here are the ones that I am using the most:

  • Over | Over is a great mobile app that allows you to add typography over photos. By using Facebook Insights, measurements have shown people respond most to photos on many of the pages I manage. By writing copy over photos, this is a new way to spread key messages in a visual way that people respond to. The app is easy to use and offers the ability to adjust fonts, colors, tints and more. Right now, it is only available on the iPhone and is free. If you want more fonts, it is a $.99 upgrade.
  • PicFrame | According to their own description, “PicFrame helps you combine multiple photos into amazing looking frames and share them with your friends and family via Facebook, Email, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr.” Again, it is easy to use and is available on iPhone and Droid operating systems. This is a free app.
  • Collage Creator Lite | I downloaded this on my MacBook Pro and use it frequently to create Facebook cover photos with typography messages. It easily allows you to enter the required dimensions to meet this need. I have also used it to create photo collages for various content pieces. There is a paid version that allows you to do even more.

These are just several of an abundance of apps that are out there that can save you time and provide fresh ways to create content! Which ones are you using?

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4 Replies to “Create social content with the help of apps”

  1. Just a pet peeve of mine: the best-selling smartphone OS of about the last two years is Android. “Droid” is a trademark owned by Lucasfilm and licensed by Verizon for some smartphones they offer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droid_(robot)#Trademark_use It seems like the marketing blitz for the Motorola Droid in late 2009 was the first time a lot of people heard about the Android OS. The first “Droid” was specifically marketed as an iPhone alternative, so a lot of people conflated that phone with the entire Android OS: http://www.google.com/trends/?q=android,+droid&ctab=0&geo=us&date=all&sort=0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_Droid#United_States

  2. Unfortunately, the new Facebook “upgrade” for Android has made it virtually impossible to post pictures to a district page that you administer. Really getting tired of the un-usability of these platforms. Thanks for the ideas, Shane! =)

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