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8 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. 1.0 - introduction to web tools pack two

    • 2. 1.1 - aggregation

    • 3. 1.2 - video/videostreaming tools

    • 4. 1.3 - marketing tools

    • 5. 1.4 - location, location, location, geo!

    • 6. 1.5 - please take part in the project!

    • 7. 1.6 - the roundup

    • 8. 1.7 - share, retweet, take project!

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the second in a regular series of awesome web tools that i come across that you can use in your day to day life to improve productivity and save you money. simple.

the amount of times i suggest a process/website to people and for them to not know that you 'can do that' on the internet has become staggering so it makes sense to spread the good word and get them some new clients/onboarding at the same time.

ten awesome web tool packs are planned. we may see some overlap but i'll do my best to bring you some of the latest and coolest tools that have help boosted your productivity today.

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Philip Campbell

web3, OBS Open Broadcaster, Screenflow


brand new for 2022 | let's decentralize our content into web 3

i'm an internet strategist teaching anyone that wants to efficiently learn digital skills and tools often with free software based in the cloud - twenty-five plus years of expertise with all things digital and covering the latest trends today (and weekly in our podcast!)

I make courses as often as i can (in between blogging daily that is) my courses are about things I've learned or already done online -- i never make a course about skills I don't have yet!



hitting the road, working mobile, exploring across the uk and america! remote working 

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1. 1.0 - introduction to web tools pack two: right, for course, 42 43 other guys. Now it's a second off the Web tools packages have been about listed. 10 of these done. The 1st 1 this is packed to on this is 20 awesome Web tools from different kinds of areas. So you like the 1st 1 I got a lot of people about 40 50 people took the first course, so I wanted to create another course with a bunch of other tools because it seems that a lot of people don't know these sites either exist or they haven't used them for a long time or they haven't seen the new features of these sites are kind of wanted to build another pack for that, so I've broken it down into different areas. So got aggregation tools for bringing in news, ideas and inspiration, especially if you're a designer, got some really good ones in this pack. Video streaming tools that can enhance your existing video streams or video work. Marketing your online courses with some awesome tools that I found that don't necessarily Jozy tools myself, cause I don't have the money for the monthly fee on some of these services. I was using buffer for a while. But even that 10 bucks a month still mounts up, especially when you've got, like, lots of other applications, Web applications and tools that you use. And then finally, digital nomads and location independent. Curious. I've got some fresh new tools and ideas for you in that section as well, so let's get into it. 2. 1.1 - aggregation: so aggregation a new service that I found recently on product hunt waas used panda dot com . It's kind of an empty tab feed reader, so any any time you open a new tab on your chrome, you just get normally a blank page. A lot of programs have started to be released where actually uses that blank page to fill it in and do certain things. So one of my favorite ones waas one that sort of said, Hello, How are you today? And give you the time in a little task manager. But recently I've been looking around for different ones for aggregation because I prefer to get news updates as I open a new tab back and have a quick look at some fresh news from different places. Design or you re a life news of things going on in and around the world and the one that I've start to play with a lot is used panda. So check it out. It's a free download for chrome. I'm not sure if it's out for any other browsers, but I think a lot of people use Google crime these days, or a huge percentage of people use Google current. Check that one out. So next one is Ah, Muzi, Emu's said. I it's inspirational content for designers. So it's things that have been pulled in from dribble lots of other design hopes that right there on the Web, it's another one of those blank tap things. So you have to kind of choose between either use pander. Mosley you can't like cycle through these different ones year. If anybody knows of a plug in or an extension for crime that allows you to do that, that'd be really cool, so that every time I open a different tab, I get a different one of these services. That would be nice used. But Muzi is more for designers. So if you're body Lota play computer morning has coffee as toast and then tries to get inspired as to what you're gonna want to work on in the day. You know, it might be that you're creating portfolio pieces for your for your dribble accounts, a really good visual kind of layout of grids of things that people are working on from you . I interfaces to icons to animated gifs, another one that I'm gonna mention about aggregations of course I just did previously before this. That, of course, on I f t t t. If then that which interconnects hardware on websites together so increases your productivity because you can get notifications updates enable other services to act on something that happens. For instance, somebody might sign up on your website. Then it goes in Phil's email address in Honor Spreadsheet and then maybe pushes you a notification she phoned to let you know that happens instead of getting in a different platform like email gives you a more real time interpretation, especially if you're a blogger and you're pushing things out regularly. You can get those instant feedback notifications of people doing actions on your site, maybe clicking on the link to go to sign up to your skill share. Call she contract some of that out. Put that out to another service, not not something necessarily that a service normally has. So having this bolt on thing is kind of useful. If you are interested in automating any of that stuff, you check out my existing course on I f T T T. It's probably quite thorough in terms of creating recipes as well, and then Finally, the pen defied beater that I was talking. It's got a smart news reader, and it's powered by a variety of different integration, so that use Pandora at the top is also a bolt on bit way. You can get additional things instead of just being in your browser. You can set up different panels, which is really cool. And one of the big things I want to talk about for aggregation is that I seem to be leaning more to looking at Twitter. For Twitter moments, the moments is starting. Teoh be a kind of real time cultivation engine for what's happening right now, and I really like the moments feature because you can build your own now and build up a series of tweets events. And so if it's a specific event in your area, for instance, maybe an emergency or some terrorism activity or no, somebody's been injured or there's ah, special offer or something happening in your area, you can curate those moments into a real time stream where people confined them or efficiently, is that have you in a search on Twitter and going through a variety of different tweets all over the place, spread out. You can curate narrate euronews so you could subscribe to moments that are already out there that some of the big news companies are making. Or you can make your own for your local local area. So Twitter moments for real time news. I'm finding really kind of interesting that used to be Wake up in the morning, go straight to email, but now kind of fire up the browser, go to news at BBC Fire up Twitter got a Facebook. But I also look into moments throughout the day to see if there's anything new. New new developments for anybody's curated a moment list. 3. 1.2 - video/videostreaming tools: All right, then. So video streaming add ons. I, um I've been using stream lab stock com recently. A hell of a lot, which has these free abilities that you can have in your life stream. I'm using a great application called Game Show did, of course, and that recently as well, which allows you to bring in these add ons for donation chap boxes on another program that you can down local stream labels. All of these things give you a level of interact itiveness in your live video stream that you don't have to worry about. You don't have to handle it. Kind of does things seamlessly in the background, so it's a little bit like IFT. In some ways, I f t t t because it grabs information from twitch or YouTube when people have signed up and people are chatting and it delivers those as frames as boxes inside your life stream, which then go out life. You broadcast that out as an overlay of the top your video, and I'm just really loving the fact that we have these tools now to make that interaction a little bit more interesting for people watching your stream instead of it just being you playing again with a webcam on your headset. You've got these different panels of information around you that actively doing stuff and also as a streamer, you don't have to look into the chat channel. You can look up at your spare screen where you can just see these chap things coming up. You don't have to be on the website on YouTube or Twitter looking at the chat. It's actually embedded into your whole output, which I just find it a lot more easier to manage on one of the tools. Which is great for managing people in the Chatty's night box. So it's a chap, Bart for Twitch and YouTube to allow automation off protection. So spam protection people using capital, people swearing, people been out to put commands into the channel to be able to find out your resources, where your are where you are on the Web on event calendar, all these things that lots of people asking a chat channel many times over, especially if they come in halfway through the stream having a box that sits on the side that does a lot of the automation just really amps up the production quality because you've got people actively engaging with that remote audience. Another thing that I've been playing with is re streamed io, so you can now combine multiple platforms for chat streams. Or one of the biggest issues that people had is okay if I want to strike, stream on YouTube and twitch and live stream from one a stream on all those platforms at once, how do I fix the problem of having three different audiences in three different chat rooms ? And how do I interact with those people are now re stream has got a really nice neat talks . Only windows only at the moment enable you to combine all of those streams in tow. One chap box. This is powerful because you can capture that chap, but put that onto your over late in your life stream and it doesn't matter where any of these people are watching your stream. Some people might be against the idea of your streaming to lots of different platforms, but they're all different kinds of audiences, audiences that might never known about you before and the ability to aggregate all that chat in tow. One location is something that I wish we have for the last five or 10 years, another plug in, which is definitely something with buying. If you're if you're a youtuber, you want to be a YouTuber for a company or a branded like dot com is a great tool for tracking views and stats and tags and working out what tags people are using on their YouTube account to get noticed. There's also information about how much money they're made from that particular video. Their rankings. Their search terms is a really powerful analytics tool, which embeds in the pages. You look at the YouTube video, so you get the information right there in the sidebar. If you're looking to deep dive into a video as to why a video becomes viral or the amount of traffic, they seem to go on a daily basis. Really grateful for that? If you're looking for some stock video, maybe for free. I found a great video site recently called videos dot pixels calm, and there is like hundreds off free video clips on there that you can use as B roll as stock footage for free in your project. So if you're looking for video for your video blogging product project or you didn't shoot enough video while you're on vacation. You can use some of these clips as a filler as B roll. I'm starting to see a bit of a trend in terms of open source free video out there. There's a lot of video sites that charging you 79 99 book to use a 12th 4 K video, and I think you're going to start see a disruptive amount of sites popping up for free video assets. 4. 1.3 - marketing tools: all right, then. So marketing. So one of the tools that I really like and don't use a lot off at the moment, but I intend to in 2017 is rebrand. Leave rebrand li dot com for super custom short links at an affordable price. What's nice about these links? The short links? Yeah, they're very cool to look out in terms of the U R L, but they're also very powerful for people searching on Twitter and Facebook Comm finding those particular keywords if people are looking for digital nomads or location independent or Minecraft or video courses, if you've got those short you RL's those links as the actual text that they're looking for , everything that you put out using those rebranding links is gonna be found so really powerful way off customizing your U R l so that people for dipped from a discovery perspective. So another tool that I can't afford to use at the moment. It's very expect. I find it very expensive but very powerful is missing letter dot com. So if you have a block and you're pushing out your skill share courses or you're promoting your latest book is what it does is it takes your RSS feet, sees your latest vlog update, and it creates a social campaign around that update. You congratulate Heather, a Siris of post that go out over a six or 12 month period that you can sort of ultimate in the background. This is a really nice way of almost retargeting your content. So if you put something out today this month, you contend, set up a series of tweets series of status updates that go out in the next 12 months. So it might be that you have one that says, Every checked out my course, and it changes the texture a little bit. You can change the pictures that can bring in traffic back to that post at later dates. One is with coach dot com. I've been quite interested in this. I haven't used it a lot, but I'm hearing a lot of people using get, build, engaging convert your audiences 29 bucks a month. But what I'm seeing is that it has a lot of elements you would normally pay for 29 books or 49 books for each of them. On this pulls those three things together So things are landing pages and the ability to engage schedule those people in for a 1 to 1 or for a webinar. And this this package seems to be aimed at people to coach groups of people from public speaking to things about health or people who are making physical items. Having somebody to coach you on those things. It seems to be bringing together the old world or what a coach waas and and then applying digital layer over the top of it. So building up your audience is gauging them with newsletters, creating landing pages for products and services that you're trying to sell to them. And it looks like it looks like a neat platform. And at some point, once I've got the funds to do it, I will definitely be taking an account with them. Okay, so the next to that I'm gonna mention is meat egg guard dot com effectively on their front page. It says, double your traffic, which is a pretty bold claim. But if you're gonna put that on the front page of your site, and I think they've got to back it up, what they do is they do smart scheduling of your existing content and tweets that you're gonna be putting out. I'm not sure if it's only Twitter. It might actually be Facebook as well again. This is an interesting one because we're starting to see a bit of a shift in terms of marketing tools, because you have to get invited or you have to fly to be a customer with me. Edgar and I don't think it's a cheap option. This is really year to digital agencies, people who have got a number of social media clients that want that level of automation. There's a lot of jobs on upward where people are wanting 15 to 30 like graphics and images and little videos to porn instagram per week. And it's all part of their strategy to, you know, blast out a lot of this stuff terms of getting the likes and the feedback in the comments and keeping that momentum level up like feeding the machine. I'm not sure necessarily how much that turns into actual return on investment in terms of sales, but I do know that terms of somebody hiring a social media team to be able to amplify a particular product these are tools that people use to bail. To get those messages out there and meet Edgar is one of the better ones. Finally, is a new book has come out by Guy Kawasaki. I've always followed Guy over the last 10 years, and he is definitely one of those kind of thought leaders that you hear about quite a lot of his power. Tips for Power Users. His new book, The Art of Social Media. That's just come out. And there really is ah ha bunch of really awesome tips in there for you to get into social media if it's your first foray into doing social doing digital doing promotion on the Web, if you're a small business or family business, been around for a long time. Grabbing this book, given a good, solid re before you spend any money with anybody, would be a good idea. 5. 1.4 - location, location, location, geo!: All right, then. So location, Location on. It's getting says some geo location APS, teleporter or forward slash mobile. Explore the best cities to live and work and find out their costs before you actually go out there. This is a very powerful tool for you to work out. If you can actually save some money by moving from one place in the world to another place on what the regular cost would be off food and rent and things like that's a great tool for that. I think that I've also seen recently Geo location wise, and I think everybody should install this on their mobile gun that's come out of Europe called Safe S A I P, which alerts and gives you information in the case of a major event or crisis. Now I know that there's a lot of tools baked into your phones on IOS and Android to get SMS messages to let you know when things happening in a certain area. But the more of these services that you have on the phone, the better informed you're gonna be, and this is a brand new one that's been published out there. So if you're in a particular area in the world If you're volunteering, if you're backpacking for six or 12 months, I would hardly suggest getting applications on your phone Similar to this. And this one is s ai pizza free application and gives you push notifications when anything serious toe happens. Crisis a major event. Terrorism. Aniston like that happens in the world. You get an update and push notification on your phone. Another thing that I've seen is Mozilla Stumble Otto. Everybody knows Mozilla Firefox, but they're doing some really interesting open source projects. On one of them is Mozilla Stumble, which is a nonprofit wireless networks scanner for Android. I'm not sure if you're gonna do it for IOS, but basically, as you're walking around, you might be a digital no matter or location independent. As you're walking around, it scans for open networks and it report builds a database of reports back to Mozilla and lets people know and they use these open networks is part of their projects as well, because Mozilla user make a lot of open source projects and if they got open networks that they can connect to and do certain things in the area that can use it, for instance, like the alert thing that I just mentioned for major events. It's just a really nice way of crowd sourcing information in your local area. So if you're on holiday in Spain or France or wherever, you may go in Europe, traveling around a local town or city actively just having your phone your pocket just in the background, scanning for open networks and reporting back to five fault, it just builds up a database of open networks around the area, and some of their free applications can then utilize those open networks that information to give you, you know, give you up to date information around those areas and pull back information as well from the Web using these open networks. The last two on this list is nomad list dot com. 10,000 plus. Nomads around the world are using this platform every day. It's mainly based around using slack. There's lots of different channels for different areas in the world. Maybe you're in Chiang Minor China or Hong Kong somewhere like that, there is a section for you to be able to talk to people. Digital nomads are local to the area So if you're looking for work or you're looking for places to eat or even just hang out and be social nomad list dot com has got over 10,000 nomads that actually living that lifestyle and can help you out and give you some advice. Final one kind of links up with the previous No Desktop Co. Is curated Collection of Resources about the Digital Nomad Delights. If you're interested in being location independent, working from anywhere, putting your cost saving money on your your rent, go and check out that. 6. 1.5 - please take part in the project!: So then go to your project in the bar below Partners and Project Title In the project workspace be creative. Include pictures and the steps that you took. If you've tried any of these applications and these websites, will you have similar ones that you think you're better? Please leave them in the comments and really interested to find out. Pick a sweet cover image from something like nomad dot pictures. Click, save sweet and you're done. 7. 1.6 - the roundup: So the round of then I covered some awesome websites, I think, and tools in this pack. What would you like to see in future packs? Is a specific areas of your digital life that you would have won out with. I've got 10 packs sort of arranged, and I might start a focus a little bit more granular on a particular area. And I might even start to do screen cast around using that tool as well, because they're very well telling somebody about website. But sometimes you need to be handheld. How to use it, how to step to it. How much time is gonna take for you to actually get result out of it? How can I help you to speed up your work flows? You know, if you've got any questions asking the projects and I'll do my best to help, I always reply to every question that is putting that I would love your support. I point out courses pretty much every day in November, and I'm trying to get to 100 courses by the end of December, and I've really got a big schedule for 2017. January is already packed out you want to help me? Online training, Doc, click four slash me. Sign up there for 99 cents. It gives me a $10 kickback referral, which really helps me. Motivates me if you like, buys me extra coffee, baked beans and eggs on. Do you get access to all my premium courses? And I'm up to about 43 as of this course. And so trying to get to 100 by Christmas trying put in as many per day as possible. Hope you enjoyed this course. Do leave me feedback. I'll speak to you soon. 8. 1.7 - share, retweet, take project!: while I have you enjoyed the course, Please share and review the course. It really does. Help me out. Click on the triple dot button. Leave a review shared with Twitter and Facebook. I'll catch up with you.