10 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You More Productive

I think you would agree with me that time is precious to us all. Especially when it comes to working. If we could be more productive, we can …

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I think you would agree with me that time is precious to us all. Especially when it comes to working.

If we could be more productive, we can get a lot more done, right?

Well, that’s how I see it.

I’m always interested in finding new ways to become even more productive and get as much done as possible, as efficient as I can, allowing me to progress onto the next thing on my to-do-list

In this article, I’ll be sharing 10 brilliant content curation tools that will make you much more productive. In no particular order, these are my favourite tools for content curation.

Top Content Curation Tools:

1) Buzzsumo

Buzzsumo is a brilliant content curation tool for trending articles

This is one of our favourite tools at Creation Agency, not only for content curation but also for identifying influencers and those that have shared a specific piece of content.

Buzzsumo comes packed with various features. You are able to search for the most shared content using a specific keyword, most shared content from a specific domain, and even filter it down to specific types of content such as guest posts, infographics, videos etc.

This content curation tool also comes in very handy for curating trending content across various pre-created topics along with the ability to add your own topics. You’re also able to grab the RSS feed for the trending topic and add that to your social media sharing tool – providing they allow RSS feeds.

Price: Paid

2) Anders Pink

If you haven’t heard of Anders Pink, don’t worry, it’s quite new on the block. It’s very similar to Feedly, however, offers some additional features and the user experience is slightly different.

Newish content curation tool on the block by Steve Rayson, main investor in BuzzSumo and a Board Director

Anders Pink can curate content for particular topics by creating briefings. This will find the best content that is quite new and is doing fairly well on social media shares. The content curation tool also will curate best performing content from your network on Twitter – I’ve found this quite useful at times!

Price: Free & Paid

3) Zest.is

Zest is by far one of the best content curation tools I’ve used. The tool curates high-quality content that is recommended and verified by the pros. They manually approve and publish 1% of suggested articles. That right there should tell you the content that’s curated will be valuable, high-quality and trustworthy.

The main thing I like about this content curation tool is that you can add Zest as a new tab on Chrome. This allows you to view trending high-quality content in a variety of topics as soon as you open a new tab. For us content marketers, that’s very useful.

Zest - Content Curation Tool

What’s even better is that you can personalise your feed and the content. You can select specific marketing tags to view certain content categories by topics, and you’re also able to customise Zest’s theme and layout.

There’s also the ability to suggest content to be added to the tool, so ensure your content is high-quality and you might just get featured.

Price: Free

4) Refind

Refind is yet another handy content curation tools that’s also free. The tool curates content from the people you follow on Twitter and within their tool. Similar to other tools, you can also add articles to your saved folder where you can find them again when you need them.

Refind - Content Curation Tool

The search function is great for curating content on specific topics. The filtering is quite basic however is still useful for sorting content by either most shared or most recent content.

They also have a mobile app too.

5) Feedly

Feedly is great for content curation, it’s simple and very useful with its integrations. You can send content directly to Buffer or just share it there and then to your social profiles.

The pro version also allows you to share it to your WordPress.

Just like the other tools, you can also add articles to your “Read later” section so you can access them when you need.

Popular content curation tool, Feedly

Price: Free & Paid

6) Pocket

Whilst Pocket’s main aim is to allow its users to save interesting articles to read later in the future, they also have an explore feature allowing you to curate content based on specific topics you enter.

Pocket - Content Curation Tools

Pocket’s curation feature is quite handy as it pulls high-quality credible content, filtering out all the “fluff”, providing you with some of the best articles. The only downside, is you can’t filter by date so you will get some articles that have been published a few backs.

Explore the content feeds from Pocket a Content Curation Tool

7) Content Gems

ContentGems’s main goal is to provide relevant and timely content, they achieve this effectively by scanning hundreds of thousands of articles from a variety of online sources, they’ll then present them to you based on the filters you’ve set.

You can use keywords, social signals and other settings to discover suitable content.

ContentGems, Content curation tools fetches trending articles based on filters

Some of ContentGem’s best features include the ability to share directly to social media, send a weekly email newsletter of content, and much more with their ability to plug the content into a variety of applications, like WordPress.

8) Post Planner

Post Planner comes equipped with a content curation tool allowing you to curate content via a Facebook page, keyword or Twitter handle.

They also have some pre-created content streams allowing you to be more productive and curate content even quicker. Some of their popular categories are; Marketing, Technology, Quotes, Engaging, Interesting and more.

Post Planner's content curation tools feature

You can also even curate content based on industries.

Post Planner has created a total of 19 industries ready for you to access trending content at ease.

Price: Free & Paid

9) ContentStudio.IO

ContentStudio is also quite new on the block. Whilst it’s in the early stages, the current features for curating content are brilliant! You can send the content straight to your social channels or upload the content to your blog.

Curate content via trending content, inputting certain website RSS feeds or browse their pre-created topics.

You can fill your social channels with Articles, Videos, Images, GIFs and Quotes in less than a minute.

Price: Free & Paid

10) Curata

I’ve included Curata in this content curation tools list because, well, simply it’s another great tool that we use! Curating content is super simple with this tool. You can add a variety of sources such as Twitter streams, Google+ activities, RSS feeds and much more.

The ability to also publish an excerpt of an article straight to a CMS is also extremely handy! Whilst the interface may take a little getting used to, it’s definitely up there in the top content curation tools.

Price: Paid

Summary

These content curation tools will allow you to become super productive and turbocharge your social media profiles and blogs with high-quality content. The majority of these content curation tools offer a free plan, however, some limitations are in place, so it’s worth upgrading and identifying which content curation tools provide you with the best experience and make your workflow more productive.

If this article has been helpful, feel free to share it with your friends and colleagues who love to discover new content curation tools. If you know of any that aren’t listed, drop a comment or tweet them to @_GarethG and we’ll be sure to check them out!

 

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    […] not so easy to find and filter all that content.  Creation Agency put together a list of the top 10 curation tools to make that easier. We’re delighted to be in such good company at number 2 on this list (and […]

  2.    Reply

    Thanks Gareth – that’s a great list. We’re delighted to feature as Anders Pink on there among such good company – appreciate that!

    1.    Reply

      You’re very welcome, Stephen. Thanks for also including us in your Friday Briefing blog post!

  3.    Reply

    Gareth, You have compiled a comprehensive list of curation tools.

    Thanks for mentioning ContentStudio!

    1.    Reply

      You’re welcome, Waqar!

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    You forgot one:
    http://www.rightrelevance.com/insights – very good indeed!

    Check it out.

  5.    Reply

    Amazing list of superb tools.
    Humbled to see Zest.is mentioned among these wonderful brands.

    Thanks, Gareth 🙂

    Yam Regev
    CMO & Co-Founder
    Zest.is

    1.    Reply

      You’re welcome Yam, thanks for sharing and commenting!