My Top 5 Creativity Apps for Content Creation
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Here are 5 apps that I’ve found incredibly useful in my content creation journey, and I think you will too.
I’ve been an Evernote groupie for years now, and with good reason — it’s simply the most useful app out there. I’ve got it on my desktop, my iPad, and my iPhone so that I can capture ideas as they occur to me, and I always know just where to find them. Anyone who’s ever been up until 3 am digging for that Post-It on which you’d scribbled the World’s Best Idea Ever will appreciate the value of that last part. (Price: Free with Premium option)
No surprise that Skitch is now owned by Evernote as it’s equally brilliant. Start with any image, then use Skitch’s toolbox of arrows, shapes, and text callouts to turn it into a content-inspiring machine. (Price: Free)
I’m a mind-map junkie, and XMind is my go-to when I need to map out ideas, especially for more involved pieces like e-books and white papers.
4. Inbound Now’s Kill Writer’s Blog Title Generator
Those clever folks at Inbound Now certainly know their audience: stressed-out bloggers who leave tomorrow’s post until the last minute. Their “Kill Writer’s Block” online app spits out random post titles with the key terms left blank. For example, I just clicked over and got “How To Solve Your [Keyword] Problems With [Solution Keyword].” Even if you don’t get the exact idea you were looking for, it’s great for knocking out the cobwebs and getting those creative
5. Equanimity Meditation Timer
Sometimes all you need is a few quiet moments away from deadlines, emails, and text messages — but every time you close your eyes and get centered, you find yourself peeking at the clock. Enter the Equanimity Meditation Timer. You tell it how much quiet time you need, and it will sound a soothing gong when your time is up.
OK, those are the top apps that help me find my way to great content — how about you? Share your suggestions in the Comments; we’d love to hear from you!
About the Author
A self-described geek who can recite entire episodes of South Park by heart, Rachel Parker has had a passion for content ever since she was old enough to hold a crayon (purple, please).
As Founder and CEO of Resonance, Rachel helps businesses publish content that connects with their audience … and converts those followers into customers. She’s also the host of the Content Marketing Podcast and a sought-after speaker, having presented to many major business and marketing organizations. Contact Rachel about speaking to your group or business.
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