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20 Must-Have Tools & Resources for YouTube Creators

20 Must-Have Tools & Resources for YouTube Creators

As a company that creates applications for getting YouTube content, we’re trying to stay in the know of quality YouTube-related services and resources. It’s an indisputable fact that YouTube is the video sharing king, one platform that the whole world knows and uses every day.

It only makes sense that there is a whole lot of various enhancement tools for producing and promoting YouTube videos. We wanted to share a list of our go-to apps, browser plugins, websites and other resources that can level your YouTube experience up.

 

Video Editing and Assets

Camtasia, a beginner-friendly software for screen and face recording, editing video, adding video effects, etc.

DaVinci Resolve, another great video editing software that provides numerous creative and advanced editing options, including keying, vector painting, 2D and 3D titles creation.

VideoBlocks, a site with tons of b-roll footage YouTube creators may make use of without dealing with the copyright infringement repercussions.

VideoHive, a great source of video templates and stock footage.

Audacity, an audio recording, editing and converting program with real-time effects preview and detailed frequency analysis.

 

Royalty Free Music

YouTube Audio Library, a native YouTube library with audio tracks any creator is free to use in their videos. Some tracks require attribution, so be sure to give credit in the video description.

Incompetech, one of the most popular copyright free music sources, it has a sizeable and regularly updated library of MP3 tracks. All audio from this site has to be credited.

Free Stock Music, a site providing a large range of copyright free music in MP3, WAV and AIFF, no attribution required.

ccMixter, a community music site that lets not only to listen and get audio, but also creating mashups, mixing, sampling and more. Attribution is required.

Pond5, a source of royalty free music and many other creative assets, including sound effects, stock video and images, After Effects templates, and 3D models.

 

Backing up and Downloading

4K Video Downloader, a tool for downloading single YouTube videos, playlists and channels in high quality and MP4, MKV, M4A, FLV, 3GP and MP3 formats. It allows backing up entire channels, as well as subscribing to YouTube creators within the app to get new videos automatically downloaded.

 

Live Streaming

OBS Studio, a live streaming software packed with a variety of useful features, from high performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing to monitoring and editing 8 different scenes at once.

XSplit Broadcaster, a powerful broadcasting software. It handles streaming and recording in 4K 60fps, provides many handy features for video and audio production, stream management and engagement, including simultaneous broadcasting to multiple stream services.

Stream Labs, a service providing live stream themes, animated face masks, and, most importantly, serious video quality enhancement and CPU usage reduction.

Tweet Alerts, a service to get tweets displayed on your stream. It can help tracking and streaming tweets containing the keywords you set up, displaying tweets you like in real time, and customize their style and color to match your aesthetic.

 

Channel SEO and Promotion

Social Blade, a site for tracking (any) YouTube channel statistics. It displays views and subscribers change dynamic, as well as estimated earnings.

Morning Fame, a website for getting detailed YouTube channel analytics. It monitors content performance and gives tips to help specifically your channel get more engagement.

Keyword Tool, a service for selecting tags for videos based on YouTube search tips.

vidIQ Vision, a browser plugin that delivers comprehensive report on key insights on all of your videos, channel in general, helping optimize it and create viral content.

Tube Buddy, another plugin for channel optimization and growth. It has a wide range of features, from thumbnail generator and video scheduling to channel statistics and in-depth competitors research.

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