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Newsletter #69

AI Powered Mind Extension | Trending Social Media App BeReal | Rating Your Content | Podcast Studio in Your Browser | 365 Portraits | and more

Welcome to Fresh van Root newsletter #69.
Everybody is talking about this one social networking platform a somewhat wealthy person just bought. But what about this new app called BeReal? Maybe it’s time to give something new a try, inside this newsletter is more about this app. Also cool: A new AI-powered app that makes it super easy to re-find all the content you found online. As always, stay fresh and have a great weekend. Rolf

For all new subscribers, here’s what this newsletter is about: We are exploring content and apps at the intersection of marketing, productivity, content creation, and social media. This bi-weekly newsletter is a summary of that exploration.

🧠 Hand-Picked Content

Trending: New Social APP BeReal (Blog, 5min)

Are you tired of looking at the same polished pictures (on Instagram) repeatedly? Check out the BeReal app – which wants you to share snapshots of your life without any photo editing filters. How is the app different? You can only post once a day which should reduce the time spent on the app, and you get notified to take a picture and only have 2 minutes to do so. We think there is definitely a market for such an app –  get to see photos of what is happening at the moment – without filters. Wait, wasn’t that was Snapchat initially made for? Here is a description of the app and a video review. Screenshot | Video | More

A Method To Rate Content Performance (Blog, 15min)

Pushing out more and more content to land a traffic bringer is a bad tactic. Instead, you should look at your existing content and its performance. This article explains a simple method to rate the performance of your content (i.g. blog posts) and outlines different scenarios on what to do with it, including a quick Google Analytics how-to. More

Be A Great Manager (eBook)

The Managers Handbook shares templates, tools, and methods to up-level your management skills. More

Will We All Log On To An Office Located In The Metaverse? (Article, 5min)

6 opinions on if the metaverse will replace the office completely. More

Thoughts On Creator Economy (Blog, 5min)

What does being a creator mean? Does it have a deeper aspiration or is it just entertainment? More

🛠️ Tools & Apps & Services

Your AI-powered Mind

Collect Images, Notes, and Websites, in a central place and let AI categorize and tag your content. Then use a full-text search to re-find everything. That is MyMind. Imagine having a browser session researching a specific topic – using MyMind, you no longer need to interrupt such a session with the process of manually categorizing your found content. It is an exciting product, with a good-enough free plan to get going. Screenshot | More

Podcast Studio In Your Browser

Listnr FM is an all-in-one podcast web app in your browser. You can record or upload your audio, create a transcript, and publish your podcast to all major podcast platforms. You can also invite others to speak with you (including video) within the tool. It’s an excellent service if you are looking for a lightweight way to start podcasting (or record one once in a while). The free plan is limited but good enough to get a feel for it). More

Creating Multi-Language Websites

Next time you work on a website project that needs to be published in several languages, check out Weglot. The service integrates into your existing CMS solution and automatically detects and translates new content. Of course, it comes with an editor to edit all the automatically translated text. More

Whiteboard Solution For Online Meetings

Orgpad is an easy-to-use whiteboard software. Simply add text cards or screenshots to a board and connect them. Sharing a board is supported, as well as collaborative editing. A tool with one specific use case in mind. Example | More

🏞️ Your Next Wallpaper?

Spring in Japan | Unsplash

365 Portraits Of Strangers

A photographer took one portrait of a stranger every day for one year and turned it into a photo book. Here is a selection of photos from the project. More

This Saturday Live In Vienna, Or Anytime On YouTube

Put on your headphones and dance, at least with your head. That skills! More