Welcome to a new roundup of social media tools and services! This month, let me introduce you to:
Surveypal allows you to create fully customized surveys that work across device to collect important data from your visitors.
The service comes with several templates to make things as easy as possible for you. Beyond the regular features (text, image, multiple / single choice, etc….), your surveys can use your company’s branding and colors. You can also include sliders, QR codes, video content, and use touch elements to increase interactivity.
Surveypal supports multiple languages, password protection for surveys, data filters, custom coding, and a lot more.
If you feel like creating and sharing stories in a unique way, Storytime.us should be a fit.
Choose a font, enter your text, select the pace, and click the “Create” button. Then, watch the magic!
To share the result with others, simply copy the link in your browser and paste it in any social media post…
I don’t know about you, but I like knowing how long a post will take me to read. That’s why I use Conan.
Once installed, this Chrome extension adds a small bar at the bottom of a page that tells you the number of words and minutes required to complete the reading, and the popularity of the post. If you connect Conan to your Facebook account, you can send the interesting content to the friends who use the tool or see their recommendations to you.
Another interesting feature is the Dashboard area. Clicking it will reveal your daily and weekly reading statistics with article count and reading duration / efficacy.
The other day, while looking for a tool that would allow me to add my favorite Google+ connections to my Feedly, I came across Syndicate-G.
All you have to do is enter the user’s or page’s ID (e.g. +CendrineMarrouat) and click the button. The feed will appear on the next page.
Speaking of RSS, here is a service that you will love! SubToMe allows people to follow your blog via the RSS reader of their choice (The Old Reader, Feedly, FlowReader, Digg, NewsBlur, InoReader…).
Just copy the code provided on this page, then paste it where you want the button to appear on your blog. Et voilà!
See the result in action: ¦ (Content from Social Media Slant, Paper.li, B2B News Network, Medium, Social Media Week, and Curatti)
Note that you can customize the button to fit your needs. And there is a WordPress plugin for those not comfortable with code.
Don’t forget to install the SubToMe bookmarklet into your bookmark bar to start adding websites to your reading list on the go.
Now, it’s your turn to speak. Do you know a tool or service that you think would fit in my next monthly roundup? Feel free to leave a link in the comment section below. I will have a look for potential inclusion.