My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr.

Image Silk Road Allan_Grey via Flickr

Good stuff I found this week:

Boomerang for GMail – incredibly useful Firefox or Chrome plugin that allows you to schedule emails to be sent at specific times, set reminders and even hide email from your inbox until you need it for, say, a meeting.

Keepstream – tool that allows you to organize and publish an archive of things on Twitter such as events streams, specific conversations or a product launch and then embed the conversation on your site. Also makes a great way to share a conversation about a client to help them understand the buzz.

Trumpia – All in one messaging platform that includes email, text, IM and voice broadcast as well as social network integration.

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John Jantsch

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine and the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network.
  • Coolgreenplanet

    have you heard of the cross platform widget(?), that allows for “pull” technology like applications notifying your desktop to download items, rather than “push” technology like mobile phones use.

    some gurus are suggesting to use “pull” type technology to “make” your clients read your emails, thereby cutting yourself out of the competition with the volumes on social media and email spam?  

    they say that only 11% of emails get read these days, and so to rise above that, you need to change the way your messages get read. 

    personally I think it is just plain wrong to “force” your clients to read your newsletters or messages this way (like a pop up) rather than giving them the choice. 

    Any thoughts?

  • The picture is so great! Love this one with all spices!

  • The photo is just awesome. Think they are beans and as well some spices. What an off the wall idea – “weekend favs”    Graet stuff!

    • I know – I love the photo – we have a market in Kansas City run by a Middle Eastern gentleman and this pic reminded me of his place.

  • The Boomerang for Google and the Keepstream are indeed good stuff. I always want to schedule things at the right timing and scheduling emails is just a perfect way to do it, thanks to Boomerang. I haven’t used Keepstream but I see it’s promising benefits. 

    • I’ve got some uses for Keepstream in mind for some upcoming events too.

  • Wow, lots to digest. Thanks for generously sharing this useful info. Especially Boomerang is a good one and have to give it a try.

  • Beth Gasser

    Hey, I’ve been to the place in your Flickr photo! Love Silk Alley.