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My website is built using Unstack.
Exploring communities and conversations.
Erin Mathew's Reddit Sourcing Toolbox
I try to avoid using email (or too many emails), but Flodesk helps me design emails people love to open.
Bring more people to your Zoom event.
Funner Zooming. The mmhmm app adds a little magic with neat features like immersive slides and effects.
Orbit helps Developer Relations and Community Teams deliver a stellar member experience—and prove it.
A simple and fun guess-the-drawing game.
Great for ice-breaking and community building.
I use Slack to engage with a variety of marketing and social media communities. Sometimes I will join client Slack channels to facilitate project needs.
Topia is a spatial media platform that combines playful world-building with encrypted video chat. Host 500+ in-world for dinners, podcasts, concerts, conferences, and more. It's your world to build.
My most frequently-used application for editing graphics or mocking something up.
Bubble is a powerful no-code platform for building production-ready web apps. I am exploring how to create self-serve functions within Safe Camp.
I sometimes use this tool to create simple videos and other graphics, such as video tweets.
Uses GTP-3 to create copy suggestions based on descriptions.
An application that can turn any web page into a Mac app. I use this to dock pages and functions that I want to commonly reference in their own space. For example, I often pin client websites or the browser versions of tools like Facebook Business Manager or Hemingway.
Grammarly is an app that helps make online writing clearer and more effective. Beyond grammar and spelling, the app helps me eliminate errors, strike the right tone and style, and find the best words to express yourself.
Taking inspiration from Ernest Hemingway, this app helps make my writing bold and clear. The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.
Motion design made simple.
Lens is a super simple macOS app that lets you drag and drop to convert images.
Creative templates that tell a story.
AI-powered content creation.
Easily create and publish 3D web experiences. Build and iterate fast with production-ready results.
Company Lookalikes by Automata
A Chrome extension that allows you to visit a company's website or LinkedIn page to discover similar companies using text analysis.
This platform uses AI to estimate anyone's personality. Originally rooted in the DiSC assessment, the platform has expanded to other personality frameworks. I use it for research and to adjust my language/tone when communicating with different people.
For hashtags and analytics (sometimes).
Social Media Backends
Facebook Business Manager
Facebook Account Quality Dashboard
A computer application that adjusts a display's color temperature according to location and time of day, thereby reducing eye strain. I use this in conjunction with software dark modes and blue-light filtering eyeglasses.
I bill projects on a fee basis, not a time basis. However, I may use Harvest for time estimation and other project details.
A collaboration application and all-in-one workspace for note-taking, knowledge and data management, project and task management. It integrates tools including kanban boards, tasks, wikis, and databases. It was previously the platform of my website.
A Chrome extension and platform that saves articles and content to read later.
A Chrome extension that lists timezones of your choosing in every new tab screen.
Full Page Screen Capture
Professor K's Jet Set Radio Live
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