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Yay to digital content creation tools!
It’s a challenge coming up with new digital content strategy ideas. Plus, considering how long it takes to create content that fits well into a marketing plan, it gets even more complicated. Therefore, we made the below list to help you reduce the time spent researching new content-making apps. Furthermore, the five digital content creation tools are easy to grasp, huge time-savers, and they each offer something different!
Already know the sort of tool that you need? Click below to jump to the section.
- Create and resize images FAST
- Easy-to-use video maker
- 3-second video loop creator (DISCLAIMER: they’re usually hysterical!)
- Make a GIF!
- Blog topic generator
5 Amazing Digital Content Creation Tools
If you’re looking for a great content creation tool to make images, Canva is it! It helps you to create high-quality, branded images FAST, but that’s not all!
First, they’ve recently added over 1000 free high-quality stock photos. However, not all images in the database are free. So they created a function that allows you to select a preferred pricing range while searching for pictures. (P.S. The images that aren’t free usually cost $1.)
In addition to their image selection, they offer tons of pre-formatted sizing options! So depending on what you’re trying to create and where you want to post, the perfect image size is just a click away!
Another bonus is their “Magic Resize” feature! While you’re probably aware that image resizing isn’t as easy as it looks, it’s something that shouldn’t get dismissed. It’s even more imperative when you need to resize multiple images over a short period. However, when you use their Magic Resize option, that worry goes out the window! It allows you to resize a picture to pre-set dimensions based on (social) network requirements with the click of a button! As a result, no more sizing searches, “scale-guessing,” or cropping necessary!
Canva pricing ranges from free to $12.95 per month for small businesses. For larger companies, they have an enterprise plan for teams of 30+. To add, you can use it on any desktop or an iPhone/iPad, and an Android version is on its way!
If you need help making affordable and creative video content for your business, then consider Magisto! Magisto pricing ranges = Free to $29.99 per month.
Overall, this content creation tool is super easy to use, and you’ll be shocked by what you can create! Right off the bat, it gives you easy step-by-step instructions. As you go through the steps, you can preview the video and make adjustments accordingly. Once you’re satisfied, save/download the video. From there, share it on multiple social networks directly through the Canva website.
Sound too good to be true? Check out these Magisto examples!
You’ve probably seen your friends/followers use 3-second video loops on Social Media. Many of them are hilarious, some can look a bit strange, but most are super creative! No matter what, short video snippets = engaging! The app is called Boomerang, and its creator is Instagram (IG). Furthermore, it’s free!
Also, if you’re an IG fan (who isn’t nowadays?!), the app is automatically integrated into the platform! Ultimately, Boomerang is super easy to use, and you can easily share your new content creations with other social networks.
Who doesn’t like a great GIF?! You can implement them into your social media strategy to help break up the monotony of news feeds AND make your audience LOL. They also contribute by showing off your business’s personality.
BONUS: They’re easy to create!
If you’ve ever wondered how to make them, try GifMe!. You need to take a few photos, add a filter, and BAM! You have yourself a GIF!
If you’re not all that familiar with GIFs, that’s okay! From a digital marketing standpoint, GIFs are used to convey something that words cannot. You can use them when you’re at a loss for words or when a “thanks for sharing” won’t suffice! If you use Facebook and Twitter, both networks have their GIF option integrated into their reply sections.
Now that we’ve covered digital content creation tools to help you make images, videos, 3-second loops, and GIFS, what’s next?
How about an app that writes a blog FOR you?!
Kidding! (can you imagine?)
*Queue* HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator!
This content creation tool is great for any blogger or small business owner suffering from writers-block!
Plus, it’s easy to use, free, and can be a lifesaver in those wee hours before your next blog deadline! Just go to the website, fill out the form, and voilà! You have yourself a week’s worth of blog topics and new content ideas!
Quick side note: to get better results when using the generator, do some keyword research before searching for topics. It’ll help to narrow down your options.
Conclusion: Digital content creation tools are easy to use and can help you to save time and money
So there you have it, a few ways to create multiple kinds of digital content in a jiffy! We have a few more tools that we’ll be sharing soon, but in the meantime, check these out:
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