Finding things that interest you on the Internet is not the problem..the problem is sifting through it, organising it, and sharing what is the best with others. To do this you can enlist the help of Curation Apps. The following is a list of 5 that can can help you navigate your way through..

I’ve chosen my favourite 5 from http://www.docurated.com/all-things-productivity/top-content-curation-tools , there are 45  more on this site  to check out . The ones I have chosen, look to be useable by the beginner that  I am.

1: Pocket

The content curation tool that helps you save something that you want to read, watch, or share later, Pocket works on any device at any time. A leading save-for-later service, Pocket is integrated into more than 1,500 apps and is available for most major platforms and devices.

Key Features:

Save articles, videos, or nearly any other web content in Pocket
Save from your browser or apps like Twitter, Clipboard, Pulse, and Zite
Once the content is in Pocket, it’s available on your phone, tablet, or computer, even if you don’t have a web connection
Cost: FREE

 

2: Kuratur

Kuratur is a WordPress plugin that enables content marketers to have fresh, relevant content on their websites and blogs. With Kuratur, you can publish your own web magazine in minutes.

Key Features:

Have as many as 10 magazines at one time, or contact support if you need more
Integrate into your existing blog or website with total customization of the magazine’s look and feel to match yours
Supports Twitter, Facebook, and any blog that shares an RSS feed
Magazines are search engine friendly
Cost: FREE

 

3: MyCurator

MyCurator, a WordPres plugin, is content curation software that includes a cloud AI module for classifying articles based on their relevance to you. Get the articles and content of most value to you, choose them for curation, and add your own insights and comments for sharing.

Key Features:

AI classification weeds out up to 90% of the irrelevant articles on the web
Get articles throughout the day from your sources
Filter content for your keywords and other parameters
Pre-fills the post with an image, attribution link, and an excerpt into the WordPress Editor
Selective Auto-Post capability uses AI classification to automatically post pre-filled curations
Cost: FREE trial available for 30 days

Individual Plan: FREE – 1 topic of curated content, single site only, 2 notebooks, and 5 sources
Pro Plan: $10/month – Up to 6 topics of curated content, use on 2 sites, unlimited notebooks, and unlimited sources
Business Plan: $30/month – Unlimited topics of curated content, use on up to 6 sites, unlimited notebooks, and unlimited sources

 

4: Listly

Listly is the content curation tool for curating the web’s top social lists. Listly gives you the ability to find, create, curate, and share “beautiful and fun listicles” to increase audience engagement.

Key Features:

Chrome extension, WordPress plugin, and bookmarklet available
Collaboration features
Easily create and then make your lists social
Cost:

FREE – 3 free lists for new users, 1 its per week, 10 items per day, WordPress plugin for embeds
Pro: $9.99/month or $99/year – Unlimited lists and items, private lists, premium layouts, customized embeds, advanced moderation, no ads, maintain short links, and maintain affiliate links
Team: $9.99/month/user or $99/year/user – All Pro plan features, plus team moderation and priority support

 

5: Pinterest

Pinterest helps users discover and save ideas for nearly any imaginable topic. It is an incredibly useful content curation tool because you can follow people in your industry, or even pop culture icons, for content ideas and inspiration. Pinterest for Business also is a useful content curation tool, because it puts connects businesses with a massive audience of potential buyers and customers.

Key Features:

Visual bookmarking tool that enables you to discover and save content and ideas
Pinterest Analytics
Promoted pins and rich pins
Cost: FREE

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