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There’s nothing more frustrating than sending an important email and wondering if the person actually opened it. Well, wonder no more! Signals, made by Hubspot, let’s you see who opens your email.
Signals integrates with Gmail (and Google Apps accounts), Apple Mail, Outlook for Windows, Outlook.com and Outlook Web Access. Signals also hooks up to Salesforce and Hubspot, letting you know instantly if you have a lead or a warm prospect visiting your site.
Cost: Free (200 notifications/month); $10/month/user (unlimited notifications)
Need to create a nice-looking graphic with a quote, then share it with your social networks? There are several good sites/apps to do this. My favorites include:
Want to be more productive on the go? Quickoffice lets you run Office documents on mobile devices (Androids, iPhones and iPads).
Once you sign in with a Google Account, you can save your work in Google Drive and access your files from any mobile device or computer.
Use Quickoffice and a Google Account to:
- Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
- Access files in Google Drive and on your device
- Open and view PDF files
- Share files through previously shared Google Drive folders
- Attach files to emails
I’ve been enjoying 5by, a video curation tool that’s like Stumbleupon-meets-YouTube. Especially when I’m busy, I can count on 5by to serve up a few tasty videos that are share-worthy.
If you know someone who works in the marketing or PR field, give them the gift that keeps on giving—with a subscription to MarketingProfs.
MarketingProfs is one of the best educational and networking resources. You can join for free and enjoy a wealth of information delivered to your inbox. However, for a premium membership, you get access to tons of materials, live 90-minute webcasts, shorter webinars (10 minutes) discounts on in-person conferences and more.
Special thanks to Ann Handley of MarketingProfs for giving me a trial Pro account to check out all the perks of MarketingProfs membership!
Cost: Free basic membership; pro memberships are $279/year (1 members) and $499/year (for 3 members; each additional person is just $167/year; bigger discounts are available for groups of 11 or more)
Do you run any special events IRL? How would you like a way to capture more email signups during your events? Chimpadeedoo will do the trick.
Chimpadeedoo is from the fine folks at Mailchimp. It lets you collects email addresses and store them on your iPad or Android tablet, even when you’re offline. Whenever you connect to the web, it will automatically add the addresses to your MailChimp list.
You can start with one of their background themes, or add your own background and logo. Next, pick a font and button style, write your copy and connect the form to any MailChimp list.
What would be even cooler is displaying your tablet on a sweet kiosk like this:
My friend Nathan Richie of NR Creative Group can hook you up with one of these kiosks for about $600-$800!
Cost: Chimpadeedoo is a free app for iPhone/iPad and Android (it also requires a Mailchimp account…BTW, I use Mailchimp, and it’s been free for me for over a year).
I love making lists. If you share that passion, you will appreciate Listly. It is a free service (with a few premium options) that lets you create and share lists of resources. You can make your lists public, which is a great way to look smart (assuming you are a thoughtful curator). Sharing options allow others to spread your lists to various social media sites.
Cost: Free and paid versions (from $9.99/month)