Ready for a new roundup of tools? This month, I’d like to introduce you to:
- Save Publishing
Iconosquare is probably the best analytics and marketing suite for Instagram. The Statistics area offers detailed insights on your account, including engagement rates, growth history, and most used filters and hashtags. The Optimization section is very helpful, especially if you haven’t really figured out how which hashtags to use or when you should posts for maximum exposure.
Those wanting to feature their Instagram posts on their Facebook Page or create a widget gallery for their blog will love the Promote area.
Note that you can also manage comments and direct messages directly from your dashboard. It’s perfect to delete spam.
Iconosquare works with HootSuite.
As a person who likes doing research, I often find myself with too many tabs opened in Chrome. It slows down my computer and ends up making me waste time.
OneTab has really helped in that regard. With this Chrome extension, I can convert all my tabs into a list. Restoring them individually or all at once is a breeze. I can also export / import my tabs as a list of URLs; create a web page from my tabs; and drag and drop items. And if my computer crashes or needs to restart, or I close the OneTab window, everything will still be available the next time I click the icon!
OneTab also works with Firefox.
Have you ever wondered how some websites display embedded videos without the YouTube logo anywhere? Well, here is the answer. They use a tool like reEmbed.
reEmbed is a customizable video player that supports YouTube, DailyMotion, and the HTML5 format. Once created, all you have to do is paste the code in your site’s header (or install the plugin if you use WordPress). The service will then automatically detect the videos you have embedded and play them with your player.
Other perks: realtime analytics, mobile and tablet support, and the ability to make money with ads.
Here is a video explaining how reEmbed works:
Save Publishing is a bookmarklet that looks at the webpages you visit in search of tweetable sentences.
Drag it into your browser and click it when you visit a website. The quotable text will turn red. Click that text to bring up the Twitter window.
N.B.: The tool is still in beta and may be buggy.
Want to find the color scheme of a specific picture to make your graphics or website pop? Here is a little tool that will do the work for you: Pictaculous.
Upload your picture (PNG, JPG, or GIF, up to 500k) to the site and the service will extract its colors for you. It will also suggest related color palettes for your consideration.
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 or contact me directly. I will have a look for potential inclusion.