Automation software

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The following resource is an ongoing list of software that can be used to automate certain tasks. If I’ve tried them I’ll give my opinion, however, I’d like to make this point: 

Tech companies are trying to think up new ways to make our lives automated, seemingly so that we can just lie back in a chair and eat grapes… Not necessarily! It takes a lot of learning and admin to set up the infinite number of software services we’ll be signing up to throughout our lives, and that is not always worthwhile time spent.. so choose wisely automaters! 

CATEGORIES

EMAIL AUTOMATION
SOCIAL MEDIA AUTOMATION
DESIGN AUTOMATION
APP ANALYTICS AUTOMATION
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Email Automation Software


MailChimp

Create professional email campaigns and newsletters for free. Level up to premium packages, which include including marketing automation, targeting and segmentation, A/B testing, and team collaboration features. (free + paid)

 

Boomerang for Gmail

This email software for Gmail and Google Apps lets you send emails on a time delay, so you can basically auto-spam people while you’re on the beach. It comes with many features, including response tracking and link tracking, so you know what’s happening at the other end. (free + paid)


Google Inbox

This alternative to Gmail includes the ‘Smart Reply’ feature on mobiles – an artificial intelligence plugin that selects 3 email replies for you to choose from.



social media automation software


Buffer

A social media scheduling software that helps you to share multiple pages when you want. (free + paid)


HootSuite

A web and mobile social media dashboard that helps individuals and organisations spread messages, monitor conversations and track results across multiple networks including Twitter and Facebook.

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TweetDeck

Schedule Tweets and see in real time how people are reacting to your content. (free)




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App Annie

The most popular app analytics site gives app developers some useful tools with their free package, including daily app reports emailed to you and lots of ways to track yourself against your competitors on the Appstore, Google Play and Amazon Appstore charts. (free + paid)



Design_Automation_Software


The Noun Project

I contribute to this great icon sharing site. Upload icons for people to use and download other designers’ icons. Icons are free to use under a creative commons license or skip the need to give credit and pay for membership.



Canva

A web and mobile app that allows anyone to be a designer. This is the kind of disruptive software company that Create design layouts for a variety of formats (Twitter, Facebook profile etc) and pull in stock photos and graphics from a library. I tried this and yes, it’s very easy to use. Damn! 




Easel.ly

Create your own infographics from a range of templates. Not tried it yet, but plan to.




Piktochart 

Create your own infographics from over 500 templates. Not tried it yet, but it looks pro.




Infogr.am

Create infographics and data visualisations from your data. Not tried it yet, but plan to.


 

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Quill

This writing software transforms data into narratives, using artificial intelligence to dramatically reduce the time and energy people spend analysing, interpreting and explaining data. Quill claims the result is a narrative indistinguishable from what a human would write. (Request a demo)



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