The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and accompanying map, is comprised of both business grade tools that support organizations’ content marketing strategies, as well as personal curation tools that can be used by individuals for hobbyist or organizational purposes.
Content curation is when an individual (or team) consistently finds, organizes, annotates and shares the most relevant and highest quality digital content on a specific topic for their target market. Curation is a great way to support your created content strategy, publish content consistently and keep track of your favorite information sources. Enlightened content marketers are using a content mix that is only 65% created, with the remainder being 25% curated and 10% syndicated.
My hope is that this map will help you or your organization navigate the growing world of curation and find a tool that best fits your content needs.
The Purpose of this List
If you’re all caught up on The Ultimate Content Marketing Tools List, then you already know the content marketing tools universe is vast—and still expanding. Marketing and technology are constantly joining forces to provide marketers with simpler solutions to publishing higher quality, more relevant content for their audiences. Whether you’re part of the 71% of marketers increasing spend on content this year, or you’re just looking for a tool to help keep track of news and social media, this list of curation tools will help cut through the curation clutter and make sense of what differentiates each application, service and platform.
It is increasingly difficult to keep up with the rapidly expanding universe of content marketing, as well as each sector it encompasses—such as content curation. For this reason, this list is not comprehensive. No doubt there are other tools out there as effective as the ones listed below, and perhaps serve different functions.
In order to help make this list more complete I hope you will suggest additions in the comments section below.
Content Curation Tools
Curata – Curata is the leading provider of business grade content curation software that enables marketers to create, curate, organize, annotate and share the most relevant and highest quality content as part of a successful content marketing strategy.
The Tweeted Times – The Tweeted Times aggregates news in your Twitter stream every hour and ranks each piece by popularity among your friends.
Addict-o-matic – Addict-o-matic searches the best live sites on the Web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images so you can keep up with trending topics.
ClipZine – The Clipzine is a content curation platform able to create a reusable, sharable, portable, stylish zine page in a beautiful magazine-style.
Pinterest – Pinterest is a visual discovery platform people use to collect ideas for their different projects and interests using interactive boards.
Feedly – Feedly is an app that delivers fast, mobile-optimized content using RSS feeds, and allows you to browse and share content from your favorite news sites, feeds, blogs and YouTube channels.
Storify – This social network service lets you create stories or timelines by collecting and publishing content from social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
RockTheDeadline – Rock the Deadline’s unique curation platform makes it easy for brands, agencies and publishers to create and manage compelling content, curate timely news and promote that content over multiple channels.
Paper.li – Paper.li is a content curation service that enables you to publish newspapers comprised of content from anywhere on the Web, based on topics you like to treat your readers to fresh news, daily.
List.ly – This tool helps bloggers & brands curate, crowdsource, and engage readers via live embedded list content inside blog posts.
Kuratur – Kuratur’s service enables you to consistently publish fresh content on websites or blogs in minutes a day to keep readers engaged.
Bundlr – With Bundlr you can create relevant bundles with any kind of content: articles, images, videos, tweets and links, and share that content to multiple channels.
TumbleCloud – TumbleCloud is a place for collaborative digital storytelling, where you can easily arrange, display, co-create, share and manipulate multimedia content.
Pearltrees – This visual and collaborative curation tools allows you to collect, organize and share any URL you find online, as well as to upload personal images and notes.
Juxtapost – Juxtapost is a fast, free and simple way for you to bookmark images while on the Web so you can collect and manage categorized post boards.
GageIn – GageIn empowers sales to sell more successfully by finding the most timely, relevant and actionable real-time news available on the Internet and delivering it to any device.
HeadSlinger – This tool helps you find all your news in half the time, scan your favorite sites’ headlines in a matter of seconds, and store your favorite news sources in quick, easy to find folders.
Scoop.it – Scoop.it helps individuals and businesses publish content in an efficient and impacting way, using big data semantic technology that helps you quickly find relevant content.
CurationSoft – CurationSoft enables content curation for users and helps establish brands as an authoritative voice, as well as a go-to source of information for customers.
Liiist – Liiist is a free Web-based bookmarking tool that lets you collect any content on the web and compile information into lists so content can be found and compared easily.
TagBoard – TagBoard is a social media hub for hashtags where you can aggregate, moderate and follow hashtags, as well as create and follow your own hashtag conversations.
EverPost – EverPost is a curation tool that filters and curates the best content for you, provides suggested content, and allows you to share information with readers.
Curation Traffic – This WordPress plugin allows you to collect posts, articles, infographics, videos—really any type of content, and share it in a way that your market will find helpful and interesting.
MassRelevance – Mass Relevance helps brands, media and agencies involve and connect with audiences by integrating social media into their marketing and advertising efforts.
BagTheWeb – BagTheWeb is a content and curation networking company where users can find, create, and share ‘bags’ of web content on topics they care about.
Pulse – LinkedIn Pulse is an award-winning application that makes it easy to consume news on mobile phones and tablets by providing a curated feed from reputable news sources.
Pocket – The Pocket app lets you save articles, videos or other content on the Web directly from your browser, or from apps such as Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.
iFlow – iFlow is a tool that allows you to discover, create, curate and follow real-time contextual streams on any topic across the Web into content “drops” which you can then edit, copy and share.
Prismatic – Prismatic is an app that provides a home for all your interests, where you can follow all people and topics of importance to you and create a personalized news feed.
Trap!t – Trap!t is a personalized content discovery application that can be used by brands, publishers or individuals to discover, engage, share and publish content.
Postano – Postano helps brands and organizations distribute curated social media content to websites, event displays, retail signage, and mobile apps to support their content strategy.
Newsle – Newsle is a tool that tracks users’ Facebook friends, LinkedIn connections & email contacts in the news so they never miss an important story about a friend, professional contact, or public figure.
Bundlepost – Bundle Post content curation tool aggregates and schedules social media content efficiently by searching, editing and scheduling with a browser plugin or social media dashboard.
Postplanner – Post Planner is a tool that makes it easy to post like-worthy content by providing status ideas, delivering content based on users’ keywords, and helping users find blogs and experts in their niche.
Delicious – Delicious is a free online curation tool that acts as a social bookmarks manager where you can use bookmarklets to make lists and categorize them.
Flipboard – Flipboard allows you to create your own personal magazine where you can catch up on news, read stories from around the world and browse articles, videos and photos your friends are sharing on social media.
Storyful – Storyful is the first news agency of the social media age that aims to help newsrooms find the most valuable content on the social Web using a “human algorithm” to sort through verified curated news from various mediums.
RebelMouse – Rebelmouse allows you to create a blog, website or social page in seconds by connecting your social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Magnify – Magnify is a video curation tool that allows you to embed hundreds of top-quality sources from trusted media makers in order to enhance your site with topical, timely and contextually-relevant video.
Eqentia – Eqentia is a platform for Web content publishing, distribution and engagement featuring advanced curation, real-time aggregation and text-mining where content is discovered to match your existing content.
Summify – Summify is a curation service that provides daily summaries of your social news feeds via email, Web or mobile. They were recently acquired by Twitter.
Shareist – Shareist is a home base for users’ content marketing activities where they’re able to capture bookmarks and ideas, share them immediately on social media, and save them for building and publishing pages to blogs.
Pluggio – Pluggio is a secure, web-based system to help individuals, businesses, organizations and marketers easily grow and manage their social media profiles.
Kbucket – KBucket is a user indexed search site where expert “content curators” organize, comment, tag and publish their research to support their content marketing strategy.
Flashissue – Flashissue is a Gmail newsletter creator that helps you find content, create mailing lists, and get reports & analytics for emails sent with Gmail.
ContentGems – ContentGems helps marketers find, curate, and share engaging content so they can build their company’s thought leadership and increase qualified website traffic.
Vidinterest -Vidinterest is a social video discovery platform which allows you to bookmark videos and create private or public playlists of videos. Bookmark videos from any website featuring videos from YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo.
Folloze -Folloze is a B2B content engagement platform for marketing and sales. Create content experiences that dynamically adapt to a visitor’s profile, company, industry and stage of the deal.
Channelkit – Channelkit is a tool that allows you to tag and structure all kinds of information in one place: websites, contacts, articles, PDF files or images—all displayed as neat cards in channels.
Sharpr – Sharpr’s Knowledge Platform helps businesses break down information silos, improve collaboration and share what matters most with the people who matter most to your business.
Huzzaz – Huzzaz is a video curation platform that allows you to discover, collect, and showcase YouTube and Vimeo videos. Analyze viewing behavior, find out which videos matter most to your viewers, and increase site engagement.
UpContent – UpContent is a content discovery and curation tool that crawls the Web to pull news articles and blog posts and sort them by things like social influence and recency, reducing the need to browse through hundreds of pages of results.
LinkHubb – LinkHubb allows you to curate and share links visually, upload documents and files to the cloud, use affiliate technology to generate ad-based revenue, and features an enterprise dashboard with detailed metrics.
Crowdynews – Crowdynews automatically integrates real-time social content alongside editorial content on your site to increase engagement & drive revenue.
DrumUp – DrumUp is a social media manager and content marketing app that mines Web content in real time to recommend to your audience, reducing your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter management time.
elink – elink is a fast way to turn a bunch of links into content, allowing you to curate, publish and share online content in a visually appealing way.
Zimilate – Zimilate is a Webpage clipper that lets you save perfect copies of Webpages, files, images and notes from your browser to collections stored in the cloud, accessible even if the original page changes or disappears.
Roojoom -Roojoom lets you create Smart MiniSites, online magazines, and e-newsletters with personalized content for each user to increase engagement and conversions across the customer life-cycle.
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