5 Tools (Apps) to Post Better Video

Video is the hottest trend in social media and marketing today.  Posts and ads containing video receive more views and engagement than any other type of post. We’ve talked a lot about video before, but if you’re just getting started check out our “Dos and Don’ts” post and if you want to see some examples of how RRI members are using video to increase their business, take a look here.

Today, let’s talk about some of the FREE tools you can use to create super shareable, professional looking videos for your social media feed.

  1. Lumen5
    Lumen5 allows you to create videos from blog posts.  It’s an excellent tool for creating market updates or discussing real estate news stories.  Plus it doesn’t require you to get in front of the camera.
  2. Ripl
    Designed for social media business pages, Ripl allows you to create videos from photos and text.  Works great for posting testimonials.  There is a Free Trial available.
  3. Facebook Slideshow Tool
    Create slideshows with music directly from your Facebook Business Page or within Facebook Ads Manager using only photos.  No special app needed, just a simple native Facebook tool.  Works great for listing photos.
  4. Quik by GoPro
    Quik is a simple video editor for iOS and Android devices.  It’s free, easy to use and one of the most downloaded video tools in the app store.
  5. Legend
    This is a great tool for creating text animation video.  It’s a bit flashier than Lumen5 but works better for shorter text based videos like announcements or blog promotions.


What tools are you using to create videos? Let us know in the comments below.

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