The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms

content curation tools and platforms

Content curation is a highly effective inbound marketing strategy and because of this there has been a rise of content curation tools and platforms. So we did what we typically do, we tried to get a good handle on all the options that exist in the market. What follows is our best collection of tools that allow you to easily curate content.

If we missed any tools please leave a comment down below and we will add it to the list.

A quick note about our Ultimate Lists… due to our highly popular list The Ultimate List of Real Time Search and Trending Websites we thought we would do something similar here. Most of all of these platforms we’ve tested, we own or we use. With some we simply give a quick overview but many we add our own thoughts and observations.

First up, we have a completely over the top shameless plug. We’ve created what we consider one of the best content curation platform on the market, it’s called:

Curation Traffic WordPress System

WordPress Content Curation - Curation TrafficCuration Traffic is a WordPress based content curation system. The Curation Traffic system is made up of the Curation Traffic Themes, the Curation Traffic Plugin, and the Curation Mastery Training.

Curating content from around the web  is push button simple with our custom built bookmarklet CurateThis. CurateThis also integrates with HootSuite, Pinterest, Buffer, Bit.ly, and other popular social sharing websites allowing to easily engage and share with your curated content.

The Curation Traffic Plugin allows you to easily add content curation to any existing blog or website. It comes with all the power of CurateThis and as a bonus includes the Ultimate Call to Action, a plugin that is designed to increase your conversions by allowing you to create niched focused calls to actions.

With the Curation Traffic Themes your search is over for the perfect content curation theme. Each theme has been designed to showcase your content but most importantly it’s been designed to convert. You can see these themes in action by visiting Marketing NewsCurating Content, All About Content Marketing, and the Best of the Web.

We could go on for pages but we’ll end our shameless plug here. If you want to learn more visit CurationTraffic.com, so let’s get going with the rest of the list.

Curation Suite

curation suite content curationA new entry to this list is Curaiton Suite. Curation Suite™ is the best in class and most robust content curation system you can find for WordPress. (also, 100% mobile and tablet friendly).

This system has quite a bit of awesome curation features.  First up, it allows you to curate anything from text, images, videos and social updates. It also has a built in visual editor and link saving tool. Curation Suite is built to do both short form (single source) and long form curation (multiple source).

With each curated piece of content you pull you’ll get quick summarization you can use as your cited text, also meta text, and suggested tags. You also have a curation by curation flexibility on how you want your content to look. Using the insert to post action buttons you can choose image alignment, with a headline or without, or even wrap your entire cited text within a block quote.

If you are looking for a content curation solution for WordPress then Curation Suite should be on the top of that list.

Storify.com

storify logoStorify helps its users tell stories by curating social media. This platform allows more of a long form social curation. Some of the most popular events of the last few years have been curated on storify. They also have various sections such business, design, technology. The platform also really leads the way in providing an easy way to curate content.

In addition, it has a Storify WordPress plugin (although the way it’s implemented can sometimes break some themes).

Paper.li

paperli logoStart an online newspaper today. Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily.

Here’s what they say… we believe that people (and not machines) are the ones qualified to curate the content that matters most. We also think that these same people can greatly help their own communities to find their way through this “massive content world” we live in.

They also have a pro version where you can add your own logo/branding, remove ads, plus a few more features.

List.Ly

What if you wanted to create a list and you wanted that list to be social, visual, and easy to set up? How would you do that? That’s where list.ly comes into frame. It’s good looking self pops in and allows you to easily create lists of anything. People can then vote up or down on, add items, and even embed a list into their own site.

Here’s a few lists we’ve created:

If you need to create a list of something (anything) this is place to go. The co-founder @NickKellet also shared a pretty sweet implementation of “the story of Listly”, or as he also mentioned create a stylized list of all your guest posts. List.ly also has a WordPress plugin allowing you the easy ability to embed lists within your own site.

Kuratur

So this is how a Klingon would spell Curator, and just like the famous warlike race I think there’s a battle happening. It’s Kuratur on one side of the solar system and Paper.li on the other. Kuratur has a few standout features that sets it slightly apart. Namely you have various themes to create a magazine. From there you can drag various blocks of content. Content such as Twitter mentions, hashtags, keywords, Facebook pages and keywords, RSS feeds, and a few more interesting additions. If you like Paper.li and looking for something that maybe has a few different options or a different take on the magazine style curation then check this out. Definitely one to watch.

Zemanta

zementa logoZemanta adds a sidebar in your WordPress admin. It then pulls in related articles, images, text links, and tag suggestions. The tool is a hit and miss and will depend on your market and content subject matter. It’s still worth a try but it works best as an addition to your own unique content.

They also have expanded a bit and added some community functionality  When you sign up you can add your blog ( and the promise there is they will help share your content as additional sources).

Bundlr.com

bundlr logoWith Bundlr you can select the most relevant content about your favorite topics, be it photos, videos, tweets, presentations or articles. With Bundlr you can create bundles with any kind of content: articles, photos, videos, tweets, quotes and links. Real-time breaking news from your sources, event wrap ups with a collection of online feedback, a selection of the most relevant content on your area of expertise.

TumbleCloud

tumblecloud logoTumblecloud is a place for collaborative digital storytelling, where users can easily arrange, display, co-create, share and manipulate multimedia content. You set up what are cloud pages (get it tumbleCloud) around a subject of your choice. You then can pull in media such as images, text, and video.

PearlTrees

pearltrees logoPearltrees is your digital library. It lets you collect, organize and share everything you like.

It is a library of your digital life where you can collect web pages, photos and notes about the things you like. Then you can organize them as you please and keep them at hand. For example, if you like movies you could organize a pearltree about « cinema » to make it easy to relocate your favorite finds in your library with just a few clicks.

In addition, it’s social: you can discover millions of pearls organized by other people that share your passions. It’s ideal for enriching your library on any topic you care about.

Pinterest

pinterest logoOkay we probably don’t need to write much about this one but here it is…

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

Juxtapost

Juxtapost is here to help you remember all the amazing things you see while you browse the web. From planning a wedding, to furnishing a room, there is no end to the number of things people use the web for. However with all its infinite options, managing what you find has become a massive undertaking. For years, web users have relied on a browser’s bookmark tool to save what they find, however this has become far too ineffective when attempting to organize more than a few dozen pages. That’s where Juxtapost steps in. Its sole ambition is to provide members with easy-to-use tools to “bookmark” the photos they find into categorized postboards (collection of posts) that they can easily curate, even if their collection spirals to hundreds of websites.

Eqentia

eqentia logoEqentia is a new generation of web content publishing, distribution and engagement platform featuring advanced curation, real-time aggregation, text-mining, personalization, semantic extraction and social media integration capabilities.The Eqentia platform can be branded across personal, departmental and organizational boundaries with solutions for competitive intelligence, knowledge tracking, content monitoring, thought leadership, custom content, hyper-local news, content marketing and social newsrooms. Eqentia users benefit from time savings, leads generation, SEO, engaged customers and productive employees.

GageIn Publisher

gagein logoUse News Portals to easily curate content relevant to your internal and external audience. Create different boards, called Portals, and share them on Twitter, LinkedIn, Chatter, Yammer, and other social networks.

XYDO

xydo logoXYDO tracks the social actions of over 3 million online tastemakers to match you with content that your audience will love and share. No other application is more fully integrated with the major content marketing platforms, social networks, and email service providers. XYDO’s powerful curation tool is the linchpin to any successful content marketing strategy.

HeadSlinger

headslinger logoHeadSlinger is a new way to read and discover news. On your home page, you’ll find all of your favorite sources, as well as article suggestions made by your friends.

Spundge

Spundge helps you connect with the best content creators on the web. Collaboratively curate the web and create relevant, influential content. Publish and track your content via Spundge’s smart social containers.

The Tweeted Times

tweeted times logoThe Tweeted Times is a real-time personalized newspaper generated from your Twitter account. This one barely made the cut because in the end all it really does is aggregate tweets. That’s not to say we don’t like this system, it’s one we use quite a bit but it’s not quite a full curation platform.

Addict-o-matic

addictomatic logoAddictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It’s the perfect tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and feed your addiction for what’s up, what’s now or what other people are feeding on.

ClipZine

clipzine logoI don’t quite know what to make of ClipZine. The CLIPZINE is a content curation platform that is able to create a Reusable Sharable Portable Stylish zine page like beautiful magazine-style. You can share and reuse the zine in various ways and media such as URL, JPEG, PDF, download and email the media, and share, submit, embed it to a number of sites, etc.

It’s actually kind of an interesting concept. I didn’t spend tons of time diving into this platform but the ability to take what you’ve created and embed in multiple places is something desirable. The challenge with this platform is I’m not sure how I’d monetize it. It’s still worth looking at.

Scoop.it

scoop.it logoFree and paid version. The layout is similar to a magazine layout. Curating content is easy with their bookmarklet, they also have a community built right in. Scoop.it is one of few platforms we still use these days. This is a system we use quite a bit. We curate stuff  on new media and Scott curates stuff on history and All Out Massive Action. It’s free to use and you can upgrade to get some additional features such as your own domain and branding.

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NewsPin

newspin logoYou choose from your topics, they scan articles, and you can then post to Twitter and Facebook. They have a tagline “become a social media rockstar”, which we are kind of unsure of what that means. Look this list isn’t called ultimate because we’ve trim down the list, it’s called ultimate because it includes all the platforms we could find (and we update it often).

Socl

socl logoSocl — pronounced social — lets you create, collect and share stuff you love. From rich visual collages to short animated media and memes, express yourself through posts that take seconds to create, collect and share on Socl, as well as Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter.

Socl offers a suite of simple and fun post Creation Experiences that make it easy to express and share your ideas with people worldwide. These Creation Experiences include: collage, video party, picotale, blink (only for windows devices).

LiveBinders

livebinders logoYour 3 ring binder for the web—it gives you the ability to drop web pages, videos, pdf’s, and images into a binder. You can then share these binders with the world. From what we could figure out it seems like this platform is being used by quite a few educators (if you click on the featured binders you’ll see what we mean). We like the concept here though and it’s easy to use– something every curation platform should be.

WP-Drudge

wpdrudge logoWP-Drudge is a Drudge Report style (no affiliation) WordPress website template that makes it easy to post external articles, your own blog posts, and links to other sites. Add images, display featured content, and insert ads easily. With many different configuration options, you can make your website look just how you want. Add colors, change fonts, and choose the layout that works for your project.

CurationSoft.com

curationsoft logoDiscover, review, and curate content from Google Blog Search, YouTube, Twitter, Google News, Flickr and any RSS Feed you want. We are pretty familiar with CurationSoft having used it quite a bit. It’s best described as a stand alone program that allows you to connect to multiple WordPress blogs. It has a discovery engine built right in but we’ve seldom found it to be super helpful. We are a little biased though because we feel you should be finding unique sources and when everybody has access to the same search results  you seldom achieve that goal.

Kippt

This was recommended as an addition in the comments down below. After poking around a bit it looks promising. It has a feel of a new version of email with a little bit of Twitter added on top. You can follow people, you can discover new topics, but it also has some good curation features built right in. You have access to a feed of the people you follow, an inbox, in addition to a read it later. There’s also an extension you can install in your browser to easily save, share, and archive any page.  You can also set up syncing to various services such as Twitter, GitHub, Pocket, Readability, Buffer, plus a few more. So if Diigo, Twitter, and Evernote had a baby I think it would look a little like Kippt.

Liiist

Okay, well liiist has some pretty interesting features. It’s basically a way to create lists, such as movies you want to see, want lists, food lists, just about anything you can put in a list. First, I like the way the lists look, they are highly visual and when you open an item you can easily cycle back and forward. It also has voting and commenting per item built right in. Next, the only thing that was a little confusing is once you sign up there’s not a ton to do except create your own list, while they have some stuff going for them the features and community has to grow a bit to catch up with list.ly who we mention above. Still worth checking out if your looking for a list curation tool.

TagBoard

tagboard logoTagBoard Says they are the cross-network hashtag-powered social hub. Tagboards are live collections of social media posted with hashtags, arranged in a dynamic, visual mosaic. You can do more than just view social posts on a tagboard, you can engage with them — with native interactions built-in. The Tagboard platform is centralized but is designed for multiple displays for the same tagboard, whether mobile or projected, tagboard.com or yourdomain.com. As of the time of this writing TagBoard does allow a free basic version for you try.

EverPost

everpost logoEverPost filters and curates the best content for you to share, everyday. So first thing’s first: they filter your content. And that means you get the best content, that’s most relevant to your audience, to share everyday. As well as sharing the best content out there, EverPost also helps you out with suggested gamified posts and quotation posts, to keep your social channels interactive. Share your posts at the best time for your audience, across all your social channels, including: Facebook fan pages, Twitter profiles, LinkedIn profile and company pages. The EverPost Scheduler lets you auto-schedule your posts (we choose the optimal times to post your content). Or you can schedule a specific day and time.

 

 

Entreprise Level Curation Tools

The following tools are what we would classify as enterprise level. Sure some of the tools above you will see large organizations us but the tools listed below seem to really focused on larger cost, footprint, and different feature sets that an enterprise level user would expect.

Curata

curata logoCurata enables you to easily find, organize and share content on specific topic to help you save time in managing your content flow for your organization. The Curata team are true thought leaders in content curation and if you want a reliable enterprise solution I would start here.

PublishThis

publish this logoThe PublishThis Content Curation Platform enables businesses to take advantage of curated content to engage their customers, automate content marketing, improve competitive intelligence and reduce digital publishing costs.

MassRelevance

mass relevance logoWe believe that social experiences should be designed to engage your audience with visually compelling displays of the most relevant social media content. These experiences drive interactivity, loyalty, and lead to real business results for brand, media, and entertainment companies. We’ve created a powerful social engagement platform which supports advanced sourcing, aggregation, curation, moderation, display, participation, and integration capabilities around social content.

Darwin EcoSystem

darwin ecosystemWeeding out irrelevant results and discovering significant information has become a critical challenge for business. The Darwin Awareness Engine can help accomplish this for a wide range of information specialists. This is one of the few systems on this list we haven’t used, still worth checking out if your in the market for a enterprise level solution.

BagTheWeb

bag the web logoBagTheWeb helps users curate Web content. For any topic, you can create a “bag” to collect, publish, and share any content from the Web.

Beyond most curation tools’ capability, BagTheWeb enables users to build networks of bags. This way bags can be linked together to provide rich and complete information about any topic.

Storination

storination logoTo create in less than a minute a beautiful Storyboard with awesome content curated by you and others. Storination lets you create online communities called a Nation, where people share social stories on the same topic. After opening your Nation, you organize your Storyboard, a virtual space where anybody can contribute by adding his own Storify story.

 

Secondary Content Platforms

These are platforms that we would consider straying slightly from the curation mold but they are worth mentioning.

SurfMark

surfmark logoSurfmark allows you to save all the effort you put in seeking knowledge from the Web, and turn it into something that you can keep for ever. When you combine these efforts with those of millions of other people, the impact can be so profound that it may just change the way we look at the Web.

FlashIssue

flash issue logoEmail newsletter curation. FlashIssue is designed for people who want to create marketing content quicker and easier. It’s based on the premise that you shouldn’t need a double Phd in HTML Formatting to get a newsletter out the door. The goal of the platform is to allow you to discover, organize and package content (aka curation) for online marketing in an insanely easy way. We hope you agree.

ZooTool

zoo tools logoZootool is about collecting, organizing and sharing your favorite images, videos, documents and links from all over the internet. More of a bookmarking tool but it made the cut because of the cool name.

MySyndicaat.com

mysyndicaat logomySyndicaat is a news mastering tool that allows you to retrieve, filter, mix and monitor content from remote content sources available on the web. Collected content is cached by mySyndicaat and can be retrieved later on either by using mySyndicaat content viewer, or by subscribing to is using any RSS 2.0-compliant RSS aggregator.

Once you have registered to use the service, you start by creating a feedbot. FeedBots (i.e., feed-robots) are the means by which you specify the sources that you want to monitor. In most instances, they are RSS- or Atom-compliant feeds. Alternatively, they can be publicly available search engines that return their search results as RSS feeds.

Utopic

utopic logoSave any web page quickly with browser extensions. Your links are auto-tagged by keywords to find them fast later. Discover not just content, but also interesting people – those similar to you.

Keemix

keemix logoKeemix allows you to gather loved content from the web, mix it into your own custom-designed pages, and share it to inspire your friends and colleagues.

Curation Reading Platforms

The platforms that follow are more built for reading and consuming content. They work great for setting up what are called listening posts and a curator is only as good as the content they curate. This is something you will learn in our Curation Mastery Training.

Feedly

feedly logoWe use Feed.ly every single day. When you have over 900+ feeds in Google reader pulling them into feed.ly makes all the difference. Feedly allows you to easily browse, read and share your favorite sites. The layout is awesome and if you’ve broken down your feeds into folders you can easily get an overview of any niche market.

Pulse

pulse logoPulse is an elegant news reading application for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. It incorporates colorful panning story bars and fills them with content from your favorite sources. Pulse redefines news, giving you the opportunity to experience the news you desire from traditional sources, your favorite blogs and social networks – all in one beautiful interface.

Pocket (formerly Read it Later)

Okay, pocket might seem like this tool where all you do is run around with your mobile phone and tablet clicking on things you want to read later… but it’s not. It’s so much more if you dive in a little. It’s really your central place to pull in content from all your devices. With some tagging and connections to over 300 web and other platforms you can setup a pretty nice curation push station. We weren’t sure where to classify Pocket but ultimately it’s primary function is still consumption so it’s regulated down here.

Google Currents

google currents logoFavorite publications, tuned for your tablet and smartphone. This app looks good on the Nexus 7 and does  a good job of helping you discover new content and sites.

Zite

zite logoWe all want to be in touch with the “Zeitgeist” — the spirit of our times. We want to know the current events, important ideas and smart opinions that are circulating in our world-what’s happening and what’s interesting. And we want to be challenged with experiences that are new and unexpected.

With so much information available online today, it’s increasingly difficult and time-consuming to find the content we want. That’s where Zite comes in. Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web. Zite uses this information to match stories to your personal interests and then delivers them automatically to your iPad or iPhone.

YourVersion

yourversion logoThe best way to discover new content that’s relevant to you. YourVersion is the best way to discover the latest stories on the topics you care about, all in one place.

Link.ly

linkly logoWe built lynkly because we want to connect everyone together to find the most talked about stories in the world – before they become popular. We were inspired by Nicholas Christakis’ TED talk about how social networks can predict epidemics. In a similar fashion, we predict the popularity of stories that are being shared around the world by using social networks. Help us achieve that goal by connecting your Facebook and Twitter feeds with lynkly!

iFlow

iflow logoiFlow is all about delivering the content that matters to you right now, rather than just following the crowd. At the heart of iFlow are topic-based streams called flows that allow you to stay connected with the topics you care about on an ongoing basis. iFlow gives you the ability to automatically and manually aggregate content from a variety of sources, with advanced features to filter and forward content from one flow to another in real-time as it happens.

Prismatic

prismatic logoBy connecting with one of your social networks, Prismatic learns about your interests and gives you a personal newsfeed.

PostPost

post post logoThey’ve changed a few times (when I first learned of PostPost they were doing Facebook curation) but the latest iteration is toplines from people you follow on Twitter. Basically a Twitter aggregation and search engine. Haven’t used it much lately but it’s worth checking out to see if it’s something you will like.

News.ME

news me logoYour top stories from Facebook and Twitter delivered to your inbox. They have an iPhone app, an iPad app, and a daily email that deliver the best stories shared by your friends on Twitter and Facebook.

Trap!t

trapit logoTrapit works for you 24/7, capturing what you want, serving it up fresh and spam-free all day long.

Postano

postano logoAggregate, Integrate and Display Social Media Content Anywhere. Social media operates at lightning speed, with thousands of post and tweets going live every second. It’s no wonder that brands want to harness its marketing power.

Other Mentions

  • http://www.kweeper.com/
  • http://pinboard.in/ – Social Bookmarking for Introverts. Pinboard is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site.
  • http://www.hitpad.com/ (iPad app)
  • http://www.flud.it/ – looks to bring together companies and teams around social and industry intelligence (in private beta)
  • https://wavii.com/ – Instant news feeds for any topic. Lots going on. Keep up with everything you like, love, and love to hat
  • http://inagist.com/ – individual channels of content ranked by social signals.
  • http://bonzobox.com/ – When you bookmark a website with BonzoBox you get to decide where to put it on your BonzoBox homepage. Then we take a picture of the website and keep the picture updated for you.
  • MyCurator – a wordpress plugin that’s a little rough around the edges but has promise.
  • https://www.taptu.com/ – DJ Your News : Taptu provides instant access to all your interests in one beautiful little app.
  • http://historio.us/ – Finally, bookmarking you can love historious saves you time by helping you find webpages you saw before. Bookmark sites with a single click, then find them again by searching for any word in the content of the page!
  • CurateXpress – CurateXpress helps you curate content. Using CurateXpress, you can share great content and get credit for it! In a limited Beta right now.
  • http://storyful.com/ – Storyful is a news gathering platform developed and powered by journalists for journalists.
  • http://polystory.com – Curate topics with friends… most of the stories were in a language that I wasn’t sure what it was, but it has a pinterest like layout and some good social features built in.

Additions and Updates

  • November 14th, added Pocket to the curation reading section
  • November 16th, added List.ly – how did we miss that great service?
  • November 19th, added Kippt, Liiist, and Kuratur (that’s how a Klingon would spell “curator”).
  • November 20th added Polystory to the bottom
  • November 16th, removed Curation Station… because “curation station is no longer in operation, we have terminated service”
  • February 20th, Added TagBoard and EverPost
  • February 25th, removed Snip.it: We are excited to share some big news: Snip.it has been acquired by Yahoo! As of today, we will no longer support snipping.
  • April 19th, Thanks to a great comment morethan2parties we cleaned up the list quite a bit. Removed Dashter (no longer available), .Collected, Qrait, Faveous, ClpBoard, Nextmags, Retickr, Intigi, and  updated link for XYDO.
  • ScottScanlon

    Ah we’ve added comments back.

    • TinDizdarevic

      @ScottScanlon Hey Scott, thanks for the Zemanta mention! Just wanted to let you know that you have our name misspelled in the article.

      • http://www.YouBrandInc.cm/ ScottScanlon

        @TinDizdarevic Sorry about that , I’ll have it fixed here by the end of the day.

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  • http://meghankrane.com/ meghankrane

    Testing out the comments here

  • cendrinemedia

    Wow, that’s a very impressive list! Thank you!

    • http://www.YouBrandInc.cm/ ScottScanlon

      @cendrinemedia thanks, about to add a few more that have popped up here.

  • PolystoryInc

    Please add http://polystory.com to the list. :)

    • http://www.YouBrandInc.cm/ ScottScanlon

      @PolystoryInc Thanks for bringing that up, will be adding it later on today.

  • http://kuratur.com/ MsPseudolus

    Wow! Great list – I appreciate the completeness :)  There is a newcomer that should added, Kuratur.com. Similar to Paper.li. Thanks!

    • http://www.YouBrandInc.cm/ ScottScanlon

      @MsPseudolus Thanks… have to live up to the word Ultimate! Kuratur Looks like a pretty cool site. Will add it later on today.

  • FollowMeSticker

    What an amazing list. Thank you for putting this together. I didn’t see this on there: You might enjoy Kippt (kippt.com)- it has an inbox for articles that you can then sort into categories (if you want.) There’s also an Android app called Clippt that works nicely with kippt.com.

    • FollowMeSticker

      Forgot to add, for displaying your curated topics there is also http://glos.si that lets you merge many streams into one page (sort of like friendfeed or rebelmouse). ALSO – if you want to automatically send things from one to the other, there are two powerful options that I know of : IFTTT (http://ifttt.com/) or Zapier.com

  • http://kuratur.com/ MsPseudolus

    Just realized that Clipboard would probably be a good addition to the list. I use it a lot. :) Love this list! I’ve added it to my Clipboard, ha!

    • http://www.YouBrandInc.cm/ ScottScanlon

      @MsPseudolus thanks for another suggestion, just added it.

  • http://www.strategyeye.com nickgregg

    Also see our new enterprise platform http://www.editoreye.com
    Just released on standalone basis from http://www.strategyeye.com platform.
    Is full editorial workflow for content curation, by category, company or trigger (eg New Contract Win, Venture Capital deal). Allows instant favouriting, curation or full editorial workflow for long-form and output in API and portal templates.
    Used live by Press Association, Haymarket, Time Warner/IPC, Progressive Media, Clarion for live article creation in B2B platforms and now brands directly.

  • blogova

    Great list Thanks!

  • Felicia Schwartz

    Please include NewsCred (http://www.newscred.com) NewsCred, the content marketing and syndication solution, transforms businesses through dynamic content experiences. With fully licensed articles, images and video from more than 1,000 world-class sources, NewsCred’s technology solutions make it easy to put quality content at the heart of every business.

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  • Tom Lowe

    That is a remarkably complete list! I’d also recommend http://spike.newswhip.com – it ranks the news articles and blog posts spreading fastest across all of Facebook and Twitter in real time – gives you a really good idea of what the world is talking about right now.

    • http://www.YouBrandInc.cm/ ScottScanlon

      @Tom Lowe Thanks for sharing, great recommendation. We just signed up today and really like the interface and how it presents everything. It’s a thin line here but I think it this system fits more on our real time search lists: http://www.youbrandinc.com/new-media-tools/the-ultimate-list-of-trending-real-time-search-and-social-search-websites/
       
      possibly we will add it the the listening platforms above. Either way we’ll get it up this weekend.

      • Tom Lowe

        @ScottScanlon That’s great, thanks Scott! Looking forward to seeing it on the site – I think you’re right, it does fit well into the trending/real time search list. We’re at a very early stage with the product right now – we first imagined it as a tool for journalists only but users actually come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. If you have any questions about Spike just drop me a line!

  • http://www.patricia-weber.com/ patweber

    I had NO idea there were so many. Geez. That’s going to take some time to sift through and it’s MOST appreciated!

  • samrosen

    Hey Scott – definitely seems like Percolate is worth putting up there?

  • http://www.marketingpanacea.co.uk RobArendt

    Hey Scott, great info, much appreciated. Another one worth looking at http://www.scribit.com

  • thatgrrl

    Snip.it dumped all their users today. They sold out to Yahoo. They gave us a note telling us how excited they are. I’m kind of angry about, not excited at all. Every user of the service has been suddenly left in limbo. We can get an HTML or PDF of our content but we had no notice to try keep subscribers to our topics or keep in touch with people in the community. We are just left twisting in the wind. But, they did thank us for our contribution to their great success. Thanks don’t really work when I feel kicked to the curb.

    • http://www.YouBrandInc.cm/ ScottScanlon

      @thatgrrl Wow, that’s not good to hear, sorry about that. I saw the news earlier today then saw that Yahoo! planned to shut it down. Hopefully you can at least import the stuff into another platform and connect with some users. Not to plug our own system but that’s the exact reason we built Curation Traffic about a year ago. We wanted to control the platform, which we talk a little bit about in this post: http://curationtraffic.com/content-curation-commentary/if-you-want-to-profit-with-content-curation-you-must-own-the-platform/
       
      But adding what you mentioned to that is important. When you’re on someone else’s platform in a sudden swoop they can leave you in limbo.
       
      We’ll probably have to take Snip.it off the list here then.

    • http://www.YouBrandInc.cm/ ScottScanlon

      @thatgrrl
       Wow, that’s not good to hear, sorry about that. I saw the news earlier today then saw that Yahoo! planned to shut it down. Hopefully you can at least import the stuff into another platform and connect with some users.
       
      Not to plug our own system but that’s the exact reason we built Curation Traffic about a year ago. We wanted to control the platform, which we talk a little bit about in this post: http://curationtraffic.com/content-curation-commentary/if-you-want-to-profit-with-content-curation-you-must-own-the-platform/
       
      But adding what you mentioned to that is important. When you’re on someone else’s platform in a sudden swoop they can leave you in limbo.
       
      We’ll probably have to take Snip.it off the list here then.

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  • http://www.strategyeye.com nickgregg

    Hi Scott – not sure if you are open to covering European companies but wanted to mention one :-) EditorEye.com has just been released as a standalone enterprise curation product – based on the platform we deliver to a lot of the major publishers here (Haymarket, Time Warner, Press Association) for spotting breaking discovering stories to write on for their B2B publications and now released as a product for brands and agencies.

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  • http://twitter.com/AndyDetweiler Andy Detweiler

    Hi Scott,

    We’re a little late to the comment party, but were hoping you could add B2B Content Engine to the list. As our name suggests, we are specifically for B2B purposes. However, even though we work directly with companies and offer content marketing strategy, we offer a partner program (including training, support, etc) so B2B marketers can have the best of both worlds (i.e. a comprehensive, B2B solution to utilize for their clients without the enterprise cost). Essentially, our core belief holds that any curation tool, regardless of functionality, is unlikely to perform well without the a viable content strategy in place.

    You can find us at http://www.b2bcontentengine.com

    Andy

  • http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/ Natalie Sisson

    Man this is a huge and impressive list. I had no idea there were so many competing services. While it’s good to see all the options, from a time saving and efficiency point of view which are your top 3 tools to use?

  • Joanna Brien

    Hi Scott, have you checked out Pressjack yet? It outputs curated content as dynamic magazines that automatically update when the sources of the content they are created from are updated. http://pressjack.3dissue.com

  • Anton Osika

    Why is not diigo fully featured here? (check owlink, and bibsonomy)

    God there are too many. Make a poll!

  • Red Moon

    Appreciate great info. Please check out newly started curation tool, 1-mix.com (Storify alternative)

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  • Jeff Kauffman Jr.

    Great list! I’ve got another one for you. 100% focused on video curation – Huzzaz.com. Request invites @huzzaz and a Panda will deliver the goods:)

  • Yuval Shemesh

    Can’t find roojoom in the list……

  • Yael Kochman

    Hi Scott, great list! Knew most of these but some are new- will check them out. I would like to add Roojoom to the list – Roojoom is a new tool that let’s you connect different web pages, videos, etc into one link and add your commentary alongside the content. This enables you to guide your reader through the content, while increasing both time spent with content and engagement. You can use any content both internal and external and embed the result in your own website. Check it out on roojoom.com – would be happy to see us on this list!

  • http://www.channelkit.com Nina Zavrieva

    Dear Scott, thanks for the list – discovered quite a few new platforms!
    Would love for you to take a look at our content organization and curation tool – http://www.channelkit.com. We’re still in beta and greatly appreciate feedback :)

  • Vikram Pandya

    You have missed Wepware.com, It is really amazing.

  • morethan2parties

    Some of your links are obsolete: Dashter is not available, .Collected is not available, Qrait is not available (but the company offers an rss reader if you follow one of the links on that page), Faveous only does phone numbers, Clipboard is gone, Nextmags doesn’t exist, Retickr – wasn’t there, XYDO is changing to xydocuration, Intigi is not available. (Sorry, the font size is odd, but I don’t know how to unify it.)

    • http://www.youbrandinc.com scottscanlon

      Thanks for that. We used try to update this once a month but now we do it once a quarter. I’ll have those updated by the end of the week.

  • gila121

    Hi Scott
    Thank you for a great review.
    Can you tell us more about the different between Curation Traffic and Curation Suite.
    Does Curation suite includes the old product of Curation Traffic? If so, it is confusing to have them both on the market.

    • http://www.youbrandinc.com scottscanlon

      We also just responded to your support request, I apologize we didn’t get to it sooner.

      We are going to send out an update this week.

      Curation Suite is new built from the ground up platform. We’ve taken everything we learned from the last few years with Curation Traffic and curation and built/mapped out where we see curation going

      Some concepts or ideas from Curation Traffic show up in parts of Curation Suite but that’s about all.

      We went in this direction for a host of reasons. One being that the Curation Traffic name comes with it the internet marketing feel. That doesn’t represent our mindset, the product and service we are creating.

      We haven’t made any decisions yet on what any of this means other than knowing with Curation Suite we want to build the single best content curation platform on the market.

  • G Pickholz

    I would be most interested in seeing an UPDATED article and comments on this topic, and one that includes/compares & contrasts Roojoom and others like it to these earlier generation solutions. The entire industry was altered in the last year.