A good content creation tool is like Captain America’s shield or Spider-web-shooters Man’s for content creators. Is it possible to live without it? Maybe. Is that, though, enough to make you a hero at work? Without a doubt!
Every effective content marketer has a hidden weapon in their armory that allows them to execute their work faster, better, or more creatively. Content marketing may be time-consuming, exhausting, and ineffective if you don’t have the necessary digital content development tools. You’ve come to the correct place if your arsenal is looking a little bare. We’ll go over the best editing tools for content creators in this article.
Without Canva, no list of social media tools would be complete. Canva is one of the most widely used applications for making social media graphics, allowing users to easily generate high-quality photos utilizing layouts, templates, and design components. You can also Canva to upload photos on Instagram for more followers. If you don’t have that many followers you can also buy real Instagram followers.
How to Use Canva to Make Beautiful Graphics:
- Canva has a huge library of templates that you can use as-is or adapt to fit your needs. For a variety of content formats across platforms, there is a section dedicated to social media graphics.
- To make the image your own, choose your own unique elements.
- Use any social networking outlet to share your new visual!
Cost: The tool’s free version is very comprehensive, but those who want more can pay €11.99 per month (up to 5 users) or choose pro or enterprise pricing if it’s the greatest fit for their company. It is free for educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
Crello, like Canva, is a visual design platform that enables qualified social media marketers to produce great graphics without requiring extensive design skills.
Crello has an advantage over Canva in that it has over 30,000 free design templates, 180 million pictures, 32,000 videos, and 15,000 graphics to choose from. You may also design as a group by inviting up to ten individuals, animate your designs, and select music from a library. Similar to Canva, there are a variety of picture formats accessible, including social media-specific themes.
How to Quickly Create Graphics using Crello:
- Find a free design template or templates that work for your brand using Crello’s ‘Create’ option.
- Simply select a design template that you like and edit it in the Crello editor.
- Save your finished project to your computer and/or share it on social media.
Cost: Crello is absolutely free for individual use with restricted functionality, while the pro package starts at $9.99 per month.
Hashtagify.me is a free program that allows you to search for hashtags (with paid add-on capabilities). When you’ve already discovered a hashtag, you can witness how famous it is and also how it’s utilized. The tool is easy to operate: input a hashtag you’re curious about into the search box.
You may also use Twitter and Instagram to look up its performance and associated hashtags. You’ll also see the hashtag’s top influencers, as well as recent tweets utilizing the hashtag and other metrics.
Cost: It is free but paid users can also sign up for hashtag notifications, keep track of influencers and the usage routines, and a lot more.
Prezi lets you do stand-independent presentations, emerge alongside other presentations, and create amazing interactive illustrations and charts. Since the COVID-19 epidemic, presenting and collaborating from home has been critical, and the platform has taken advantage of its technology to make it seamless and attractive!
Prezi features an ‘Inspiration’ component where you can see what other brands have done to engage their audiences and can be incorporated with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Webdex. You can also get reusable designs and templates to save time and avoid having to start from scratch.
Cost: A monthly subscription for an individual starts at $3.
Many free graphics programs exist to help users generate stunning photographs for social media, but the majority of them aren’t available (or aren’t particularly user-friendly) on your smartphone.
CapCut (formerly ViaMaker) is a free all-in-one editing tool for iOS and Android developed by ByteDance, the makers of TikTok. Its popularity stems from its ease of use and large music library. The software, like TikTok, has advanced filters, stickers, and typefaces, as well as a variety of magical effects.CapCut just ranked first in the United States app store, indicating that it is doing something well.
Cost: CapCut is free to use, so get editing and sharing!
Another excellent video application that allows non-experts to produce engaging multimedia is Animoto. With Animoto, you can easily convert existing video clips and photographs into video slideshows. Depending on how much time you have and how ambitious you are, you may either use one of their current storyboard templates or create a video from scratch.
How to Use Animoto to Make Quick Videos:
- To make your movie creation process go faster, choose one of Animoto’s many storyboards. Each one comes with its own tune, style, and structure.
- Replace the text, video clips, and photographs in the template with your own.
- After you’ve finished making your video, you can download it in a variety of formats and quality settings and share it straight on social media.
Cost: If you can overlook having their watermark on the videos you make, Animoto does have a free version. Other plans range from €28 to €69 per month, depending on your company’s demands. Annual subscriptions save you a lot of money.
PlaceIt is another video tool to add to this list. Brands can use this image and video tool to show off their products and digital designs in realistic web/video environments. It can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on product videos and photographs from third-party sources.
How to Use Placeit to Make Video Mockups:
- Look for the setting you want to be in. Include your favorite device (iPhone or Mac) and background in your description (e.g. office or cafe).
- To take a screenshot, either upload an image or input a URL. Placeit will automatically place your image in the environment you’ve chosen.
- You’ll have all the tools you need to advertise your products on social media, whether through organic or paid posts after you’ve got your product photographs.
Cost: Depending on your brand’s needs, a one-time purchase on the platform costs a few dollars, or you can pay $14.95 per month or $89.69 annually.
inShot is a feature-rich video editing program that lets users produce videos, trim and merge clips, cut and remove portions, and alter video speed. The best usage of this video editing program is for social media videos. Your work can also be shared on other social media networks.
You may also use it to edit photographs, make collages, blur out borders, change image sizes, and rotate or flip visuals. Original movies and mp3 tracks include volume controls, so you can quickly add music and voice-overs. You can also choose and apply photo or video filters, as well as emojis.
Cost: inShot is free but you can also go pro with $34 as a one-time payment.
The moral of the story is that outstanding content for your organization can require a variety of content development tools. While some of these tools are free, many of them demand monthly memberships in order to take advantage of their unique capabilities.
Furthermore, while these technologies can be lifesavers during the content development process, they aren’t magic. Producing amazing content that engages your audience, converts sales, and more still requires a lot of effort, energy, and imagination!