JoshCommunity @ api.video

What is the best app for creating a content calendar?

I'm looking for the app or for advice when it comes to creating a content calendar. Do you have any pro tips, best practices, favorite apps or services?
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Thomas DIDIER6Marketing, Forest Admin 🌲 · Written
    I've a dedicated board to manage the content creation process. Here are the different steps: 🤔Content Ideas > 🕵️Researching > ✋On Hold > ⌨️Writing > 🛠Editing & Design > 🗓Scheduled > 📡Promotion > 🚀Ready to Publish > 🏁Published
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    JoshCommunity @ api.video · Written
    Even though I did ask the question, I'm always looking for ways to optimize my workflow. Currently we are working on Trello. It's fantastic for organizing your content production schedule and getting all stakeholders involved in content creation.
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    Trello is very useful tool.
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    • Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

    • chuchuDeveloper, Andela

      Trello has helped me organize my projects for a while now. Since I work as a software engineer. An example of my boards is sort of where I create tasks then I classify them according to their current position on the sprint. For example I have tasks in different cards such as Icebox, Backlog, Current Iteration and Done. I have set deadlines all ranging from 2 weeks to someday :(. Overall a great product!

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    Airtable

    Realtime spreadsheet-database hybrid

    Alexandra MartelWeb Marketing Enthusiast · Written
    AirTable is absolutely perfect for this. :)
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    MarcHackerpreneur Mag & Letterlist.com · Written
    Love that you can switch between Kanban, Calendar, and table views. I use a template that Jimmy Daly shared.
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    • Matt BettiolDo what you love!

      This app is simply amazing! I have been using this as my replacement to Google Spreadsheets. The features inside of this amazing service are endless. If you have lots of data and want to organize it efficiently, this is the app for you :)

    • Danielle A. VincentGeneral Enthusiast, Rouser of Rabble

      We started using Airtable to manage our content projects at work. After using it for a month, I decided I liked it so much that I signed up for Zapier and Airtable to manage my personal projects as well. It has completely changed everything.

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    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Prior to working for Zenkit, I used the app's Kanban board feature to manage the content of my various freelance writing gigs. It's a great feature for creating an editorial/content calendar, and it can be easily switched to a calendar view in literally one click. Super handy.
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    AllonMarket Researcher · Written
    Zenkit have a clear and efficiency UX, which also allow you to create a project tasks that link with calendar function. Amazing sync feature.
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    • Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.

    • Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!

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    Planable

    The command center for your social media team

    Vlad Calus3CMO at Planable · Written
    Vlad Calus made this product
    Use the easiest calendar, filter by labels, connect all your social media pages and schedule instantly everywhere.
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    Lorenzo FioriMarketing&SM Manager at Nanosystems · Written
    The best tool for content management on social networks. It even allows you to schedule cross-platform publications...simply great ;) @xenia_muntean @nick_gudumac @vladcalus
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    • James QualtroughCo-Founder @ Slidecraft.com

      I've used this for some time and love the platform. It's simple to use and has been expanded to cover all the main social channels we manage for clients.

    • Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      I like two features: inviting teammates to approve posts and suggest edits, saving posts to public Facebook and Twitter pages that I do not own, so that these can be chosen to be published or not by the page's owner on their Planable account.

  5. Fruzsi PetiOnline Marketer @Intellyo · Written
    Fruzsi Peti made this product
    The Creator Engine cover the complete end-to-end editing process, including a calendar so you can manage everything in one place and collaborate with others. 😎💻
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    Leantime

    Lean project management for startups & small teams

    Marcel FolaronCEO & Co-founder Leantime.io · Written
    Marcel Folaron made this product
    You can use leantime to plan your tasks and view your content on the calendar or kanban board. As an extra you can collect content ideas on the idea boards and plan your release via the roadmap planner.
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    Notion 2.0

    The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

    Alexander SpoorFounder of Uitgeverij Spoor · Edited
    In Notion, you can make a database (spreadsheet) and fill it with text (captions), media (photos and videos), dates, tags, links, checkboxes, and more. Then, you can view all that date in different views, such as calendar view, which allows you to see your entries on a large calendar, and kanban view (think Trello). Notion can be used to do many different things, so you'll have to do a little work to get things setup the way you want, but once you do... it's magical ✨. Collaboration is easy too, and built in everywhere. Best features in this scenario: tables 🏓, checkboxes ☑️, calendar view 🗓, the option to turn data entries into full pages 📑 and great pricing 🤑.
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    • Rees VinsenFounder, CEO - Adduco

      HANDS DOWN 🙌🏼 THE BEST PRODUCTIVITY, ORGANISATION AND RESOURCE WORKSPACE myself or my team have ever touched 💯

      We're huge advocates of Trello, power-users of Slack, data-hungry Google Sheet/Doc fanatics and unloyal downloaders of many productivity, Wiki, task management and organisation apps. With my CTO I often mused the idea of building an all-in-one workspace for internal use that sat as our Pandora's box of goodies ranging from development wiki's, onboarding information and branding resources all the way to task management, meeting notes and even time tracking - lo and behold I stumbled across this gem of an app.

      We decided to run Notion for a week in tandem with Trello (for our highly-granular level project management) starting by spending an hour in the evening porting over info to populate a few spreadsheets, wikis etc. I also went ahead and threw personal pages up to trial it on an individual level. 📝Note: if you have a super high turnover of to-do's and an active team you won't find switching over from another app to be a lengthy process. After 6 years of managing a creative agency I reckon I have seen enough task management and organisation apps to last a lifetime, so take my thoughts here with that consideration.

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      After a week we drew the following conclusions:

      ⏱ We worked faster with Notion than we did with Trello, Evernote or even a physical whiteboard.

      📦 Today I solely used Notion for the entire workday. This time last week I would have used Trello, Slack (sending meeting notes and memos), Google Sheets, Google Docs, the native OSX notes app and GithubWiki just to get my day ORGANISED!

      📚 Managing client editorials, project budgets, to-do lists and even basic memos and planning has been a breeze. It's great as a lightweight CRM too.

      🛠 We were more organised than ever before. It's great to have a knowledge base for our products, plans and company sitting right amongst our task management tools.

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      We have also been left wanting for nothing (👏🏼 Congrats, Notion team) but dreaming of a few things:

      💵 Beefier finance organisation/support. Integrations with Quickbooks, Xero maybe? Make it easier to build budgets and organise our money plans!

      🗣 Room to annotate and collaborate on images/PDF's etc.

      🔐 Function to lock pages so you can't edit, and the little hover tooltip to edit doesn't show up.

      🎨 Integration with design apps - Sketch, UXPin, etc. Many many many creatives will use this app and be left wanting in this area. Think: a creative agency collabs, annotates, refines, develops and more...keep them in Notion.

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      The TLDR: Notion 2.0 kicks a** and we'll be using it for a long long time in place of a myriad of other productivity apps and tools. You should too.

    • I want to move from Evernote (I am a premium subscriber) to Notion, I really do but I don't think Notion wants me to. Whatever I am about to say, I say it with nothing but respect for Notion and in the hopes that it will continue to improve at the same pace.

      First, the good - Notion has the best note editing interface I've ever used. A close second might be OneNote (it's a high bar, mind you) and Bear. It combines the simplicity of Evernote or Markdown with the power of OneNote although, it is missing the ability to use handwriting and doesn't support iPad with Pencil just yet. When it does, it will be perfect. I also like that I can save code snippets. Why is this so hard for Evernote?

      Notion 2's tables, boards and other updates are huge. While I'm sure the in-built kanban board is not as feature complete as Trello, it should be more than enough for most projects. Same for tables. Airtable has a bunch of really cool advanced features but for most use cases, tables within Notion are just fine. Notion is on the right path and I am sure these features will only improve.

      Now for what I don't like - The price is definitely my number one complaint. I will happily pay for Notion when it can do everything that other apps can. Until then, why not let me stay connected to the product with a cheaper paid plan or a better free tier? I pay for Evernote but if I were to consider switching, I can't do so purely because Notion doesn't do a bunch of things that Evernote can (even though it does a lot of things that Evernote doesn't) - Chrome extension to clip articles, emails, images etc., powerful mobile app with business card and document scanning, iPad support etc.

      At $8 a month, it is more expensive than G Suite on a per-user basis. Why not give me 100 - 200 free blocks per month? Let me grow to love it. Let me build a workflow around it. Give me some incentive to tell my friends about it. When you have the features I want (I'm sure you're working on it), let me pay for it.

      Price aside, I would also like to see how Notion fairs for quick note-taking, It's designed to be a wiki-style product and I get that but I'm sure a LOT of people are using it for personal notes. I use Evernote to save one-line notes - phone numbers, quotes, URLs etc. Notion's wiki-style UX is too heavy duty for that kind of use. It would be really cool if there was a "scratchpad" or "quick notes" feature that was not as heavy duty. For these simpler notes, I don't want to organize them into pages, I just want to save them and may be tag them. Which brings me to another feature I could really use - tags. Why limit users to only folders? Why not allow users to just tag notes?

      I could go on but ultimately, I won't be switching to Notion right now, even though I really want to. Cost is too prohibitive but I'm sure I'll be on the hunt for future updates.

  8. Makenna SmutzGrowth | sales & UI/UX · Written
    Buffer both schedules & gives you a big picture plan of your content
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    CoSchedule

    A complete marketing calendar and social media planning tool

    Rich PetersonFounder @ SystemAndProcess.com · Written
    Looks targeted to this specific use. Would also consider Trello, Sunsama and Buffer as alternatives.
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    Flow-e 2.0

    Turn your Gmail & Outlook into Trello-like task lists 💌

    Mila Chervenkova💪Test More Than I Consume 🔥🔥🔥 · Written
    Mila Chervenkova💪 made this product
    Flow-e is definitely a good fit. It gives you a Kanban-style board (To-do, In progress, Done) and there is a timeline view at the bottom of your workflow. :)
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    • Eric WilsonProduct Lead & Co-founder, Pro.com

      Best app I've seen in a long time that tries to reinvent the experience and workflow of processing email. The last one being https://emailgame.baydin.com/. Nicely done - and I don't say that lightly!

    • Brad HelminkDad, Marketing, Screenwriter, Director

      I've been using this for close to a year now and they have been super responsive to my requests and support issues, which is great! I was always unorganized with my email, but now I can put them in my separate lists and easily get through them. I love it.

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    ContentFly

    Hire a writer for your business for only $250/mo

    NaeemFounder @ ContentFly · Written
    Naeem made this product
    Who needs to spend time creating a content calendar, when others can do it for you? :-)
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    • I ordered 2 articles about merit-based recruiting. Both 2000 words, SEO-based, very good quality, fits the tone of our business blog, and were delivered on time.

    • Zachary ReeseSenior Designer, UPenn

      Paying a subscription fee for writing is a terrible idea. How much are the actual writers possibly making off of this? A 250/mo per customer, it's not enough.

  12. Saketh RasakatlaSr. Digital Marketer · Written
    Hubspot is great for managing content with its content calendar and content marketing & inbound marketing certifications.
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    Asana

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    We used this for task and project management first and then decided to try it for our podcast and blog content planning/calendar. It works great. Kanban view with calendar 👍 amazing if you already use Asana for other stuff 😊
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    • Rita VianaGraphic Designer

      I recommend Asana to everyone who is trying to get a more organized life.

      It's good to everything, it's free (until 15 members) and you can choose from 2 different styles: list or board. You can create unlimited projects, you can share tasks between projects with a click, there are chat boxes in every task, it's user friendly and their help forum is ultra helpful even if you never payed a penny to them.

      I can't live without Asana. Just the most amazing thing ever.

    • I use this tool for my job, side projects, and freelance. It's fantastic and easy to use.

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    PlanITPDQ

    Marketing/editorial calendar for startups and small business

    Alison Harrisfounder, PlanITPDQ · Written
    Alison Harris made this product
    Hey Josh - just listed PlanITPDQ on Product Hunt (takes a bow) so I thought I'd send you the link. Also, here is a blog post that outlines some tips. Good luck! https://planitpdq.com/how-to-bui...
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    Sunsama

    If Trello & Google Calendar had a baby.

    MintyCMSI'm a designer boi-o · Written
    Content list CALENDAR, not content list. This is, like stated, trello with a list for each day
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    • Raphaël ChabaudGrowth & Product Marketer

      I love what they call "daily kanban", it's the more clear and visual way to manage a todo list for me. I like teuxdeux for that. But teuxdeux development is stopped and the product haven't moved for a long time.

    • Amokrane TamineMarketing Student

      I thought it was a cheap ripoff of Sunrise Calendar (may it rest in peace) but it's not. I think it will replace my Trello and Calendar. Good thing is that the icons is very similar to Sunrise's so I can still remember it.

  17. Alison Harrisfounder, PlanITPDQ · Written
    Calendar view and project list view, easily organize content by channel (blog, email newsletter, video, events), collaborate with your team, AND link projects to automatically track analytics such as pageviews, email opens, video views, etc. Now in beta. Designed for SMB, small teams, solopreneurs who don't want to spend a ton of time configuring features they don't need.
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