Let’s face it. Social media these days are very much a visual tool than they were 10 years ago. Social Mako just released an internal tool (free of course!) where you can edit your images right from file manager! You can use those edited images to schedule your social media posts. 

To use the editor, first upload an image to file manager, then click on the three dots at the top right of any image. You’ll see a menu pop up where you can click on “edit”. Here are some screenshots of the tool: 

Add text, icons (even upload your own!) add shapes, edit the brightness and contrast, even crop, cut and rotate images.

Our tool is not to take place of the following design tools, but you can absolutely enhance an image that you’ve used in any other design application. So here are our top 10:

  1. CANVA (Canva.com)

Canva is one of the most used design tools in not only social media but graphic design, web design and just about any other industry! Plans are free, but of course, you can unlock premium content by paying.

2. Skitch – Screen capture and annotation

Skitch is an Evernote company, and one of our go-to screenshot tools to use. You can even blur some important things in an image such as a phone number or email address!

3. Placeit – Integrate your website or app inside cool stock photos

For creating beautiful images that feature your home page, blog, app, or service, Placeit provides some neat integrations with your web address. It’s easy to use, and quite useful if you ask us!

4. Subtle Patterns – Patterned backgrounds for free download

We’ve used subtle patterns for YEARS! They are completely free to download and use, and they have a huge database of amazing backgrounds both solid and patterned. This company is completely under-rated as they are so amazing and definitely worth a look.

5. Pictaculous – Create a color palette from any image!

This is by far so useful when keeping a color palette. We have a lot of interior designers who use this site for their design projects! Why not use it for your social media!