Today I’m letting you in on my top 10 secret weapon apps that I am always using and recommending to my clients and musician friends!
Most of these I’ve been using for YEARS and they’re still amazing, plus, all but one of them are completely FREE!
Link shortener – makes links less ugly and easier to remember. Also tracks how many clicks and where in the world they came from. #stalker mode
Free Graphic Design software with templates for Facebook banners, Instagram graphics, YouTube thumbnails, gig posters and anything else you can think of!
Photo editing app with better filters than Instagram. You can also use it to colour grade video for a pro touch!
Splits photo into multiple squares which you upload onto Instagram to make a huge image on your grid.
- PLANN (paid)
Scheduling app for Instagram. Plan your grid, store groups of hashtags, helps you find good hashtags, will post on your behalf and more!
- Pixaloop + EZ Glitch
Makes photos more fun and interactive by making them move (good for IG stories)
Note-taking app that syncs to phone and computer. You can also include photos, links and record voice (good for lyrics and remembering vocal melodies)
Super basic video editing app for your phone.
A browser extension (aka browser plugin) that adds a layer of tools directly on top of YouTube’s website. Gives insight into other’s channels – I mainly use to see tags.
Suck at spelling/grammar/writing. Grammarly has more in-depth checking than Word or Google Docs in my experience.
Links & Resources
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