Things You Never Knew You Wanted To Know
Working in advertising you come across a lot of tips and tricks to make your life easier. Some, you never even knew you needed. From websites you didn’t know existed to online tools to make you more efficient, check out some of my favorite tools I have gathered throughout the years.
Who is Retargeting Me?
We all know it happens. Shop for boots and suddenly ads for boots are following you around the interwebs. Curious about what websites are showing you ads throughout the web? You can now see all the ads that are following you throughout the internet with this cool website. (We may or may not eat a lot of Jimmy Johns here)
Find out Here: See Who is Retargeting Me
Ever get frustrated from not remembering a password?
Last Pass, is just that. The LAST password you will ever have to remember. Last Pass remembers all your passwords and instantly logs you into websites that you have stored.
Get it Here: Download Last Pass – Free version, with Premium upgrade options.
Want to see how your business is mentioned on the web? Moz Local (previously getlisted.org) will scan all the top online directory website like Google Maps, Bing, Yahoo, Yelp, etc. and let you know if your business is listed and what information is in each listing.
Get it Here: View Moz Local – Free to use, but also paid version for them to update all your listings for you.
Ever want to know more than the generic terms that Google gives you for related keywords? Keyword.io does just that. You can add strings of keywords to see every variation of the term that is being searched. Use this tool for your SEO strategy, article writing, and more. It will provide you with a comprehensive list of highly relevant keyword suggestions to create and improve your message.
Get it Here: Download Keywordtool.io – Free to see search terms, with paid option to see search volume.
Find a color you love on a website that you must use on your next project? Mozilla’s plugin ColorPicker can grab this color code for you. Just simply click the eye dropper and hover over any color – then hit the esc key to instantly copy the color code.
Get it Here: Download Color Picker
Full Page Screen Capture
Need to get a FULL screenshot of a website, but restricted by needing to scroll further down? With just one click of a button, Full Page Screen Capture will ‘munch’ down the whole website page and give you a FULL screen grab of your website.
Get It Here: Download Full Screen Capture
QuickTime – Screen Record
Did you know you can record the actions you are performing on your computer with QuickTime? Ever get a phone call where you are trying to walk someone through a process? It’s hard. QuickTime has a simple “record screen” button that you can easily create a short video of your computer screen and send the video instructions to a client.
If This Then That
IFTTT puts the internet to work for you. Create simple connections between the products you use every day by automating tasks based on the simple computer programming theory of “if something happens then perform that task”. Like, if you get an email from John, it can automatically send a reminder alert. Or, if you star or flag an email, it can save those emails to Evernote. Or, send specific email contacts to a spreadsheet. Find of all kinds of recipes you can use on their website.
Get it Here: View If This Then That