Sam Rye
Sam RyeFounder

What are your favourite tools for community managers?

I run online and offline communities, and.invariably I hit the challenges of where to communicate, how to organise events, visualising the network, sharing knowledge and more. I find slack useful but limited for communities Vs teams. What I see as the main difference, is that people in communities often a) don't know one another, b) don't always have shared work to do together.
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  1. 5
    Community Canvas

    A framework to build meaningful communities

    Vinit Agrawal
    Vinit Agrawal13Co-Founder at Tars ( · Written
    I think what you are looking for is a framework to manage your communities. You should check this product to help you do that. I have not adopted this framework myself, but i am planning to so. I am seeing a lot good things about this framework and it looks really promising. Check it out.
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  2. Great UI, good social posting scheduling tool and you can add a bunch of social accounts across tons of platforms.
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  3. Good for group communications
  4. 2

    A platform for community discussion. Free, open and simple.

    E. Ruscitto
    E. RuscittoDirector of Dev Programs, Leap Motion · Written
    Great discussion tools, if you're looking to create a branded (or open) community
    • Vinish Garg
      Vinish GargCo-founder @mystippi @ContentHug

      I have used it extensively in Andrew Chen's talk platform: and also for Write The Docs forum at I think it meets most of the goals of a well structured, well monitored, and custom discussion forum. I like it.

    • Daler Karimov
      Daler KarimovQuestion. Learn. Make. http://www.Eve.QA

      Happy using it for my projects:

      Eve.QA - easy and expressive Q&As for events. - a place to share and discover exciting opportunities.

      Apteka.TJ - forum on health, beauty and family well-being.

  5. 1

    The easiest way to create marketing videos, from Slidely

    Tovah Coldham
    Tovah ColdhamCommunity Manager at Slidely · Written
    It's great for creating video content perfect for social media, blogs, websites, and landing pages. Take less than 5 minutes to make a professional quality video with Promo.
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  6. 1

    Amazingly simple graphic design

    E. Ruscitto
    E. RuscittoDirector of Dev Programs, Leap Motion · Written
    Super easy and useful for infographic content
    • Kristina Zagorulko
      Kristina ZagorulkoPR at StopAd, app explorer

      I am totally in love with Canva! For me it's the best graphic app I ever work with!

      Simple enough to quickly create pics for Facebook, twitter posts, featured images for my blog and emails. The powerful and full of tools enough to create even an infographic! Guys, you're so awesome, you help me to level up my skills as a content, SMM and PR manager. I don't need to wait for designer. I can create an illustration in 5 min! I work with Canva like 1 year or even more. With free version, but I want to try paid too. Thank you, guys!

    • Overall this tool is amazing for people who want to make quick nice content.

      Their templates are cool for inspiration and makes the whole progress easier.

      I cannot do everything but that's the beauty of it.

  7. A recent find for ProductHunt websites.
  8. 1
    Mighty Networks

    The fastest way to create a community-powered brand

    I'm loving where Mighty Networks has gone recently. Probably my premier tool for Community Activators and Managers now!
    • Vishnu Narang
      Vishnu NarangFull Stack developer

      The platform is technically complex to build but for the end users, it's so simple with every feature that's most wanted to build a community. It's better than facebook, linked-in or any other platform that tries their hand at being a community driven platform. And it's far from perfect and yet it's better than all others. Imagine how awesome it will be once the team develops all the features they've been working on.

    • Nicole Jolie
      Nicole JolieOwner, SkinByRadiance

      Gina is truly brilliant. She doesn't know me and she has no idea I exist on this planet. I like that she's bucked the trend. I'm working on creating a MN for a specific type of crowd right now. Listen to her interview with Ally Trowbridge it's great!

  9. The platform design toolkit is an open source collection of canvases and workbook which help people recognise the interactions, stakeholders, technology needs and more, which sit behind platforms.
  10. 1

    Organizational Knowledge Sharing Platform

    Ehsan Memari
    Ehsan MemariMarketing Director · Written
    Ehsan Memari made this product
    The leading knowledge sharing platform on the market. BoostHQ helps organizations to Share, Centralize and discuss internal knowledge. You can easily create a knowledge repository of your useful material and make them accessible when it's needed.
    • Ehsan Memari
      Ehsan MemariMarketing Director

      BoostHQ could be used as a single online platform for all the files/videos or links of a team or organization.