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Social Media Spotlight: 8 Must-Have Apps


By Natalie Benson | PBS Social Media

After a short hiatus, we are now back to our regularly scheduled programming for our SM Spotlight series. In this month's post, we want to share some apps and tools we are either using, or will be experimenting with, that you might find helpful. Check out the list, and let us know in the comments if there are any other apps you would add. 



Pixelmator
Compatibility: Mac app
You can use this app as an affordable photoshop replacement.



Diptic
Compatibility: Mac, iPhone, Android, Windows
This app is a collage creator with over 50 templates, there’s a mobile app version, but also a desktop version for you Mac users.


GIF Brewery
Compatibility: Mac App
This app makes GIF creating easy and is available for Mac users.



Clipstitch
Compatibility: iPhone, Android
This is a collage creator that lets you combine images with video and then allows audio customization. It’s really cool! Check out this Instagram post we made using it http://instagram.com/p/k2B9X-jEeA/


Studio Design
Compatibility: iPhone, Android
This is a powerful mobile app that imitates Photoshop in a simplified UI.




Photo repost
Compatibility: iPhone, Android
This third-party app lets you regram photos AND videos on Instagram.



YouTube Capture
Compatibility: iPhone, Android
This is a great app to experiment with. You can create and edit videos all from your phone, then upload them to YouTube and share them directly to your social networks.


Bit.ly
Compatibility: All mobile devices
There's a mobile app for the URL shortener, Bitly, that you might not know existed, and it's incredibly easy to use. We use it daily to track our social media posts’ traffic.


Thanks for reading, see you next month!