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Tools for Better Social Media Pictures and Writing

The advantage of living in this era is that there are many tools that can aid and accelerate the process of doing many tasks. This includes taking pictures and writing for social media.  

These three editing apps and three writing tools can help when creating posts on your business social media platforms.  

To start, these three editing apps can easily be taken advantage of when shooting photos for social media. They can be downloaded straight from your phone and many of them are FREE to use.  

1. A Color Story 

A Color Story is more than a filter app. With this app, you can also adjust curves, shadows, hues and more. It functions as a higher editing program, and the best part is... it’s FREE. You can also use their ready-made filters, but some of them need to be purchased. 

Try to stay consistent when using filters to preserve your brand’s overall aesthetic.  

2. Lightroom 

Lightroom has a mobile app that makes editing on the go super-fast. You can download it for FREE. However, their desktop app has to be purchased. The downside of this app is that it requires more understanding of photo editing. It is less user friendly to those new to the process compared to other apps. This means you will need to navigate through it a little more.  

3. Facetune 

Facetune has some great features even though it has a bad reputation for drastically changing images. The whitening tool is one tool to consider. Many apps don’t have this whitening tool. Consider applying it because it brightens and whiteness pictures. The price of this app is $3.99.  

4. Editing Errors to Consider 

Don’t exaggerate picture editing. It is too easy to overedit pictures. This loses so much of a picture’s value and realness. Remember less is more. Editing should be used for picture touch ups. Consider the photography tips mentioned in the last two blogs, so your pictures can benefit from minor corrections. Most images just need little changes to make them pop and even more beautiful.  

Writer’s block is real, and it can prevent you from posting. These three writing apps are here to help. BONUS: They are FREE. 

1. Hemingway App 

Hemingway App will help you write considerably better. It helps you to write clearly and forget about the unnecessary jargon.  With this app, long sentences, adverbs, superlative adjectives and passive phrases are a thing of the past. The way it works is that it gives you alternatives. It highlights the areas you need to fix to improve what you have written. 

The app is FREE, but if you want the desktop app, you will need to pay $19.99 for it. Better your writing skills with Hemingway App. You will need it less as time goes on and the more you use it.  

2. Grammarly 

Grammarly can be a struggling writer’s best friend. It keeps social posts relevant by adding a red mark on contextual spelling errors and unnecessary word choices. You will notice that your writing post is clearer, more effective and grammatically correct. Grammarly can be found FREE online.  

3. Pomodoro Technique 

The Pomodoro Technique is a great tool if you want to have control of your time when writing. Italian Francesco Cirillo developed this time management technique in the late 1980s, so people could stay focused when writing or doing any other task that needs to get done in a certain amount of time. The way it works is by using a timer to break down work into 25-minute intervals, and it’s separated with short breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro (tomato in Italian). 

Designate a section or two of time to write. Then set the timer for 25 minutes. Work only on that task until it rings then take a break. Use this management technique to stay focused when writing or doing any other task. There are a lot of FREE ones on the internet.  

Take note of these tools for social media pictures and writing. They will be of great help when making a post on your social media platforms and website.