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Tattoos, emotional tweets and music for your brain: Text100 India’s National Digital Lead, Shahnaz K Jain, gives us a rundown of some fun apps and tools

Tattoos, emotional tweets and music for your brain: Text100 India’s National Digital Lead, Shahnaz K Jain, gives us a rundown of some fun apps and tools

I love this time of week! It gives me a chance to drop everything else and spend time browsing the internet under the pretence of work! This week, I’ve borrowed heavily from the good folks at Social Media Examiner and picked some favourites from their list of 23 Cool Tools for Social Media Marketers.

We Feel

So I lied… this one isn’t on their list, but it’s a goodie! We Feel analyses real-time signals of the world’s emotional condition, gathered from Twitter. I checked North America, Nov 9th, at 1pm, (the day after the presidential election) there are 238K of sadness tweets. Compare that with the day before for the same time; it stands at about 66K. Interesting, no?

Ripl  

Admittedly, I came across a subscription to this app before I saw it on Social Media Examiner. It was love at first sight! Ripl allows you to create fun animated posts and share them to your social media accounts or simply download the video to your phone gallery. For brands starting out on social media, this is a great little tool to put together some slick animations with almost zero investment.

FocusMusic

If you’re like me, listening to music to help you focus at work is pretty much the mother of all ironies. If you’re not trying to sing along (promise I don’t), you’re too busy shoulder-shimmying to allow for serious laptop typing. FocusMusic.fm aims to solve that for you. It’s an interesting little web app that allows you to listen to music at work but not be entirely distracted by it. It has electronic dance music, downtempo, classical and the like!

Google Keep

I wish I’d discovered this one sooner! I use random sticky notes apps to keep track of grocery lists, things to do, blog ideas and milestone updates for my girls. With Google Keep, I can do the exact same thing except, it will immediately back it up to my Google account… this is absolute GOLD to me, as the possibility of losing data keeps me up at night.

Ink Hunter

I generally find augmented reality apps fairly rough around the edges. Then necessity led me to this neat little app. While this one is probably the most non-utilitarian app on the list, it is also my favourite one. I’ve spent many hours browsing Pinterest and Google images searching for just the right tattoo and then trying to imagine what it will look like before I actually head to the artist. This app just helped me visualize my next tattoo!

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