What software do you wish existed?

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Hi, what software that doesn't exist would be very helpful in your marketing efforts?

Is there anything you're using that just seems broken and makes you think there has got to be a better way?

Is there something time-consuming that you have to do manually?

I enjoy developing software but only if it's going to be useful for somebody. Many people have ideas but they don't understand how much work goes into quality software and so they can't afford to bankroll it. Ideas are a dime a dozen and not worth much without a practical implementation. If there's a huge demand for a great new tool or plugin, maybe someday I could build it.

My time is limited so don't get your hopes up that any software will come out of this thread! I just want to know what people think would be useful to them in their Internet marketing efforts. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I understand this is just a wish list. As in, some of the stuff is impossible. Still, I wish the following software existed:

    I post an update on my blog and the software will automatically do the following -

    update my FB fan page with a relevant photo and a link to my post
    update my Twitter feed with a snippet highlighting why people should click on the link
    update my Pinterest feed with a picture post that's watermarked to my redirect link to the post and relevant
    open a browser window on the 20 forums most relevant to my niche with unique text highlighting key points in the post and the post's links - each forum post will be different from each other
    open 20 browser tabs and 20 of the blog posts most relevant to my latest post appear - the software gives me guideance on how to relate the other blog's post with my own post. Also, the software guides me so I don't post the same stuff over and over
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by marc@clickbitz View Post

    My time is limited so don't get your hopes up that any software will come out of this thread! I just want to know what people think would be useful to them in their Internet marketing efforts. Thanks!
    So what's the point of asking?
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    • Profile picture of the author marc@clickbitz
      Curiosity. I want to better understand where the productivity obstacles lie in Internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Stevens
    Something from The Matrix that could beam PHP directly into my brain, no filler....lol
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    A software which could read my mind and inputs the PC according to it. till now we all use keyboard mouse and to the most a speech recognition software. What I want is a piece of thing which could execute, read, write on the computer just reading my mind.

    Well I'am afraid if it begins to open unwanted sites just reading my mind when its horny So I'll need a filter to block those kind of this too. So is there any hope?
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  • Profile picture of the author searchnology
    Maybe a piece of software that monitors a list of websites (like this forum) for new content that has certain keywords and alerts me with a link to the page so that I can participate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    We in the UK and other parts of the world would go crazy of a Gumtree bot that was up to date and updated all the time. Gumtree is like craigslist for us and could be a gold mine. I have a FB group ready to test this. I have also asked a few programmers but they asking crazy money to build it.

    If you build it and slap on a monthly price of use...... Big!

    Message me if your interested.
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    • Profile picture of the author marc@clickbitz
      Originally Posted by Danny Shaw View Post

      We in the UK and other parts of the world would go crazy of a Gumtree bot that was up to date and updated all the time. Gumtree is like craigslist for us and could be a gold mine. I have a FB group ready to test this. I have also asked a few programmers but they asking crazy money to build it.
      I'm not surprised they asked for real money. Most people start their software idea with "it should be simple and only take a couple of hours to do." This is a huge red flag that they do not appreciate what goes into software and will not be willing to pay for it. Usually the only non-programmers who have respect for the effort that goes into software development are the ones who have tried it for themselves.
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  • Yes I would also like to hear what people would like to have for software. Keep the suggestions coming...
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    I would love to have a software that can put my product on top of every search engine so everyone will notice it.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    lol. A software which would be able to actually build quality backlinks and spread my message on multiple social media accounts would be awesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author marc@clickbitz
      Originally Posted by alvinchua91 View Post

      lol. A software which would be able to actually build quality backlinks and spread my message on multiple social media accounts would be awesome.
      Sounds like auto-posting and page-monitoring software would be useful to many.

      What about webpage development tools? Is making a high-quality webpage still a hurdle? I still see lots of amateur-looking ones used for small businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    A software which will will help to put my targeted keywords in top Google searches



    but here it's said by Simone Elkeles

    "But wishes are only granted in fairy tales."
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    yeah in other words, lets create a piece of software that is 1-click and presto, all the work is done for us. Soon we won't even have to get out of bed, I mean why? Software does it all for us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Maggs
    It's all there man...just go to wordpress.org and you'll find all the tools you need...

    This is where the "shiny object" desire comes from. You have all you need, whenever a wordpress plugin wso comes out just go over to wordpress.org and you will find a free equivalent....The wheel has been reinvented so many times. As software developers we have been shafted by google, niow we need to focus on unique content and social influence....so if I were you I would look at Facebook users, that's where my focus is now
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  • Profile picture of the author amacg
    Originally Posted by marc@clickbitz View Post

    Hi, what software that doesn't exist would be very helpful in your marketing efforts?

    Is there anything you're using that just seems broken and makes you think there has got to be a better way?

    Is there something time-consuming that you have to do manually?

    I enjoy developing software but only if it's going to be useful for somebody. Many people have ideas but they don't understand how much work goes into quality software and so they can't afford to bankroll it. Ideas are a dime a dozen and not worth much without a practical implementation. If there's a huge demand for a great new tool or plugin, maybe someday I could build it.

    My time is limited so don't get your hopes up that any software will come out of this thread! I just want to know what people think would be useful to them in their Internet marketing efforts. Thanks!
    Do you work for a company or are you self-employed? The reason I ask is that I was in a similar position to you i.e didn't know what to develop. I worked and still work at my company and started taking notice of what the company needed software wise and where the market didn't provide what we needed. (this lead me to write the first application for my company)
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    • Profile picture of the author marc@clickbitz
      Self-employed. I'm not looking to develop anything right now. I have lots of ideas for products but don't have time to vet, develop, and market them.

      Too bad software can't do all the creative thinking... sadly it's just for the mundane stuff.

      Usually if you ask people what they need they won't be able to articulate it but they'll claim to know it when they see it. Carefully observing of people at work, as you did, works best in finding real problems that need solving.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      This is a very common question that is asked multiple times a month.

      You, as a software developer and entrepreneur, need to do research. Asking what people want isn't enough and why most of these threads don't go anywhere.

      I have so many ideas I am having a hard time building them.

      You know how I came up with these ideas?

      I am active in the market I work in. I do the same stuff as the market I am creating software for. My experiences show me where I can automate and make life easier.

      Very simple. You can't build a quality product unless you are in the trenches with your customers. That is unless you partner up with someone who has intimate knowledge.
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

        You, as a software developer and entrepreneur, need to do research. Asking what people want isn't enough and why most of these threads don't go anywhere.
        You took the words right outta my mouth. This is a bit of 'lazy' research. Go out and get involved in the market and you will find out what problems people have that need solving. But sitting in a forum writing a thread like this will only ever give you the opinion of a few people which is worthless in the scheme of things.

        If you ask people for software ideas they could come up with them all day long. It doesn't mean they are problems that desperately need solving. The best software tools are those where you go and find a problem lots of people are already having and solve it for them. Or automate a task many people have to do over and over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Maggs
    If you want to automate your IM efforts, just get hold of Imacros or autohotkey...you can do anything you need to do for free. You really don't need us (the im developers) you just need the desire to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark .W. James
    A software which increases my bank account balance by a thousand dollars every time i login?
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    • Profile picture of the author twister85
      Originally Posted by Mark .W. James View Post

      A software which increases my bank account balance by a thousand dollars every time i login?
      You posted in the wrong section. you must post here:- the black hat hackers forum which the warrior forum doesn't have.

      I need that software too. not too greedy but $500 everytime I log in would be acceptable. I fear the software doesn't come with any bugs that would wipe out all the hard earned money too.. :p
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    Memories archiver with tags and locations and photos etc so I can voice/type in memories whenever they come up and ultimately compile a bit of a timeline / snapshot autobiography of my life (mostly for my son to see someday but also for myself to better understand my own personal history). I know there's an app called Memoirs but that's more of a journal than a memory compiler. This is a product idea that may be viable to market, I'm just too busy writing other code. If you take this idea and make millions, please send me a free copy of the software.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I will give you a software that I was thinking of getting made. Something that will grab all the emails from warriors for my list lol.

    Then when your done with that a autoresponder script that won't detect my ip so I stay under the radar.

    I will pay you good for that.
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