Top Ten Friday: Curation Tools

Top Ten Friday: Curation Tools

Curating, collecting and organizing content on the web can consume a lot of time, especially when you’re not always sure where to find the best content. Using a curation tool can help save you hours of time by pulling in content from across the web and social networks, so you can browse through the best available content based on the topic of your choosing. Here are some of our favorite tools to help you find the best content out there.

10. Bundlr

Bookmark your favorite content and also discover new content. Create topic pages with different types of content, such as photos, videos, and tweets. Then share your topic pages on your networks.

9. Themeefy

Themeefy allows you to curate to your own magazine with your favorite content. You can add web links directly from the page or insert content from Twitter and Facebook. Create a theme with your photos to make it your own.

8. Newsle

Newsle allows you to receive updates for when your friends, colleagues or anyone you choose is mentioned in the news, an article or press release. Not your ordinary content curation tool, but it can be useful to see when someone you know is being recognized for their work.

7. Storify

Storify allows you to tell a story through content curation using text, images and videos that pull from social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram and more. Search for stories related to events, news stories, specific topics, etc., then proceed to drag and drop to your page. You can also add your own comments and even embed the story into a blog post.

6. IFTTT

Create recipes that push articles to a saved location for you to read later. Set an RSS feed from any site and push the content to your Evernote. Connect your Feedly account to push content to your Evernote or your email. There are more than 60 channels to choose from, which gives you a plethora of ways to find and store content you want to read.

5. Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular tools for any business pro. It helps keep you organized at your desk or on the go in the cloud. But, you can also set up the “Evernote Web Clipper,” which allows you to save text, links and images to your account while surfing the web.

4. Feedly

Unofficially known as the replacement for Google Reader, Feedly is a way for users to subscribe to their favorite blogs or websites via the RSS feed, and organize content into a simple layout for an easy read.

3. Pinterest

Pinterest is one of the most popular tools on the web. Its versatility has been key to its popularity. Aside from just being fun, Pinterest can also be used as a great bookmarking and content curation tool. Adding the “Pin It” bookmarklet to your browser allows you to Pin any article or page to a specified board for you to revisit at your convenience.

2. Scoopit

Choose topics and then set keywords or websites you’d like Scoopit to pull content from. You decide which articles you want to “scoop” to your topic page and then dismiss the rest. Add the bookmarklet to your browser and add content while you browse the web. Scoopit also gives you the opportunity to share your content to any of your social media channels.

1. Flipboard

Originally just a mobile app, Flipboard now also has a web version available. It allows you to create “magazines” related to topics of your choosing. With a sleek interface and magazine-style structure, Flipboard has exploded in popularity this year. Like other tools, you select categories and keywords to search for content and then curate them into your magazine, which users can subscribe to or you can share on your social networks.

What are your favorite tools for curating content?

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August 30, 2013 · Posted by in TTF  

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