Contentacle 2.0

Simple content marketing software for teams

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Hey Guys! I'm Jake, one of the cofounders of Contentacle. We're stoked to be back on Product Hunt, so we left a little treat for you guys on the homepage. Shh, don't tell anyone ๐Ÿ˜ธ The last couple months we've made a gazillion changes, but here's some of the highlights: - All new UI/UX. The app, blog and homepage have all been totally redesigned, nicer. - Content Kanban. See your editorial workflow, drag posts to change status. See all the changes updated on the editorial calendar. - Realtime(ish) search. Find all your posts by title, post date, content, you name it. - Multiple integrations per platform. Send content to as many places as you like. 17 Medium accounts? No problem. - Keyword and SEO tools. See how well you're targeting keywords, and see what we think your post's about. - Export to Markdown, text and HTML. One-click exporting to 3 different file formats lets you package up guest posts easier. - Editorial comments. We've extended Markdown a little, so you can leave private comments for your editor. Or yourself. And they'll never appear when you export or publish the post. - Fast team switching. Manage all your content across teams in one place, and switch between them with a couple clicks. - Post locking. When someone's writing an article, we'll lock everyone else out until they're done. That way there's no chance of overwriting your teammate's beautiful words. We're super excited to be making content marketing for teams suck less, and there's a lot more in the works. We'd love to hear what you think, and if there's anything that'd help you rock your content marketing! ๐Ÿค˜
@jakeapeters Nice one Jake. Having just read your post about your first PH launch, it's nice to see you making progress once more.
@himatthewnewton Thanks Mat! It's awesome to be back. I'll have to write another article now ๐Ÿ˜
As a startup, most content management software is way too clunky and offer way too much to start with. Considering in small company you have few people and need to handle it all quickly and simply. So I'm really excited to see and test Contentacle. What's your future view on integrations by the way?
@kailikleemeier Thanks Kaili! ๐Ÿ‘ This is exactly why we created Contentacle! We tried finding software to manage our content when we were working on a previous startup. All the options were either: 1. Too expensive 2. Too complicated 3. Had too many features The goal with Contentacle is to keep it simple and avoid feature-creep. It's all too easy to add a ton of features, but it's difficult to find the right balance. I'll hand it over to @jakeapeters for the info on integrations :)
@jarrattisted @kailikleemeier Integrate with everything, that's what I say ๐Ÿ˜At the moment we have native integrations to Wordpress, Ghost, Medium, tumblr and Blogger for posting content, plus Slack for notifications, and there's a ton more we're thinking about. Turns out integrations are pretty hard work though, especially blogging platforms. The APIs are always non-standard, and integrating's a bit of a pain. But it's our job to worry about that, while our awesome users get simple 1-click publishing ๐Ÿ‘
@jakeapeters @jarrattisted Could not agree more @integrate with everything. Awesome job, team! Buffer integration would be nice addition too, in case teams already use them to schedule content etc :)
@kailikleemeier @jarrattisted For sure! And Buffer's definitely on the listโ€”we're actually working on a couple things right now. I'll ping you when we have something working :)
@jarrattisted + @jakeapeters tell us about the updates to Contentacle!
@katesegrin @jarrattisted Thanks Kate! Super excited to be back ๐ŸŽ‰
@katesegrin @jakeapeters Super awesome! Thanks Kate ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Excited to be here again! I'm Jarratt, the other co-founder of Contentacle. In addition to the product updates, we've been squirreling away on a course for teams. ๐Ÿฟ When we started, we had no idea what we were doing! Since then, we've learned a ton of useful info that we wished we'd had at the very start. We decided to create educational emails so people could learn what we know now. If you're interested, you can check out the course here: ๐Ÿ™Œ
@jarrattisted Looks very cool and useful, I signed up for a trial and am setting up my team and adding our list of post ideas to Contentacle.
@joisig Awesome to have you onboard Jรณi! Contentacle certainly saves us time with our list of ideas. ๐Ÿ˜
I like the concept and execution. To echo other comments, most content marketing solutions are pretty heavy and they try to isolate you from other tools. So yes, integrate with everything. One feature that I would like to see as an extension of the idea phase is a content brief that defines persona, messaging focus, content type, and some user defined fields that are specific to teams. This critical step in the content process is where teams often stumble, content for contents sake without the necessary structure that pieces together a complete content strategy.
@jeff_nolan I totally agree Jeff, that's a brilliant idea. We have a few plans around User Personas already in the pipeline, but hadn't thought about allowing user-defined fields. That's brilliant! Another thing we're focused on for the future is helping people understand *why* their content's performing the way it is, with predictive analytics, and tools to help plan articles based on current industry trends. We're a couple months out from that kinda stuff, but watch this space!