5 Helpful Social Selling Apps Not Named LinkedIn

Discover five apps sales pros can use besides the LinkedIn app to increase social selling productivity.

June 27, 2014

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The LinkedIn mobile app is widely regarded as the #1 app for sales professionals. But that doesn't mean it's the only useful app. If you’re looking to tap technology for all it’s worth, here are five more social selling apps you can use to increase your sales productivity:

Evernote

Have a good idea you want to remember? Did you find an interesting article you’ll want to reference later? Don’t chance losing it. Instead, “remember” it forever with Evernote. Many sales pros use the popular note taking app to ensure they have all the information they need, exactly when they need it. If you’re haven’t used Evernote yet, here’s a good primer for using Evernote to organize your workflow.

HootSuite

With HootSuite, you and your co-workers can collaborate and execute social media campaigns from a single, secure, web-based dashboard. You can save time and ensure your social messaging strategy is in sync across the major social networks, including LinkedIn. Of course we still recommend logging into LinkedIn daily to review your feed, perform social selling activities, check what the influencers are saying, etc.

Pulse

Once you setup and personalize your Pulse feed by selecting from hundreds of sources including LinkedIn Influencers, perusing Pulse will definitely be a regular part of your day. For social sellers, Pulse can help in three very simple, yet very major ways:

  1. The expert advice available is sure to make you better at your job
  2. You’ll find a treasure trove of highly engaging content you can strategically share with your top prospects and customers
  3. See what’s trending among professionals worldwide and use the information to start new conversations and maintain a steady dialogue by logging in with LinkedIn to like, comment and share articles with your professional network

Clearslide

Clearslide helps sales teams engage more customers and close more business. How, you ask? Clearslide helps you improve your web, email and face-to-face customer interactions by providing both sellers and managers with real-time visibility and analytics. Not only do you get a full suite of presentation tools, you also get the valuable data that explains when and how prospects are interacting with your communications and content.

Contacts

This social selling app is ridiculously easy to use. With Contacts, you never need to worry about who you're connected to or who's in that next meeting again. Anytime you have a meeting the Contacts app will show you who is going to be there and click on their names to see your relationship with them throgh past emails, recent activity they have shared on LinkedIn and connections in common. Contacts is the must have mobile app for sales people moving from meeting to meeting. It's my favorite app to see whats happening through the day and to gain insights on the people I am meeting with.

These apps merely represent the tip of the iceberg for all the technology available to help social sellers, and there are certainly more apps we didn’t list that many of you use and recommend. Let us know which social selling apps we missed by tweeting us @LinkedInSelling 

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