Social Media Roundup: Great Tools From Great Ideas
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Social Media Roundup: Great Tools From Great Ideas

Need a few tools to do your job better? We know just the person to give you some pointers. Also: One of the most popular tools on the cloud gets a big update.

As we shed a tear for the end of this year’s Great Ideas Conference (be sure to check out our other updates from the event), we’d like take a moment to reflect on the tools from the event.

We hope that when they make your job easier, you think, “I learned that at Great Ideas!” Anyway, here it goes:

Take These Tools With You

Trying to figure out the things that should be in your toolkit? Ask “Your Nerdy Best Friend,” Beth Ziesenis, who was nice enough to offer handouts from her 2013 Great Ideas Conference sessions featuring a ton of her useful tools, including a few of Associations Now’s own favorites—from the infographic maker Piktochart to the web app automation dynamo IFTTT. If you’re looking for a tool, it’s probably hiding in Beth’s list. Check it out!

Speaking of Tools …

One of the big talkers during this week’s conference was Dropbox, along with similar cloud services. As it turns out, Dropbox just got a heckuva lot better today, after the service announced its 2.0 desktop app, which includes a new drop-down box that makes accessing recently changed files, along with files shared with you by other people, a breeze. “There’s a lot to dig into here, but it’s worth noting that the redesigned menu just looks great—it’s a refreshing change of space from the spartan menu of yore,” writes TechCrunch’s Chris Velazco. Have you tried the new Dropbox yet? Tell us your thoughts.

What was your favorite part of this year’s Great Ideas Conference? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Ernie Smith

By Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is the social media journalist for Associations Now, a former newspaper guy, and a man who is dangerous when armed with a good pun. MORE

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