Today marks the next step on our Hootsuite app journey. We’re releasing Synap Apps, a suite of our most popular apps for Hootsuite. Synap Apps comes with a free 14-day (no credit card required) trial for new users, as well as monthly and yearly subscription options. Apps included in the suite are:
Discover videos and manage your channel on YouTube.
Power searches for tweet discovery on Twitter.
Discover user generated content on Instagram, as well as account management.
Read, share and save RSS and Google alert feeds.
Automatically publish RSS feeds to your social media accounts.
Pageview (Coming soon!)
Manage Facebook pages easily, whether you have one page or one hundred pages.
And we’re working on more apps to add to the suite!
There are three subscription levels for Synap Apps:
Starter – Any one Synap app
Professional – Choose any 3 Synap apps
Enterprise – All of the Synap apps
All are available in monthly and yearly subscriptions, and during your 14-day free trial you can use all of the apps before deciding which ones you need. All levels also come with our Streamnotes app/plugin, which allows you to easily save posts of interest to Evernote, OneNote, Pocket and more.
Want more info? Visit our Synap Apps web page for more.
We just released an update for our RSS Syndicator app. New features include:
1. Easy Feed Discovery. Enter and combine keywords to find feeds of interest:
2. Website Feed Discovery. Don’t know the RSS feed for a site? Paste the website’s URL, and if the site has a feed, we’ll find it for you.
3. Compact Image Display. In addition to being able to view articles with no images displayed or large images you can now view posts with small images.
4. Shrink Links Option. You can now choose to shrink or not shrink links when you are sharing articles to your social networks.
5. Collapsed Menubar. The in-stream menubar that appears when you hover over an item defaults to being collapsed:
Click on it, and it will expand:
6. New Feed Manager. The Feed Manager popup now displays sections for your subscriptions, feed discovery/addition and power feeds.
7. Streamlined Feed Search Menu. We’ve combined the two tabs into one to make accessing and creating new searches easier.
8. Reddit Comment Feeds. You can now read comments in Reddit comment feeds in-stream:
9. Google Alert Feeds. Google Alert feeds now stand out from other feeds:
With Instagram’s recently announced API changes, we’ve had to remove a few of the features in our Streamview for Instagram app. The bulk of the changes are in response to Instagram removing access to Comments, Likes and User Info. Effective now, the following features will no longer be available:
– Comments stream
– Likes stream
– Ability to comment on a user’s post
– Ability to like a user’s post
– Influencer streams
– Engager streams
– Ability to follow/unfollow a user
Also, for user info, you will now be taken to the Instagram site when you click on a username in-stream.
Instagram announced these changes on April 4th, no doubt in response to the recent Cambridge Analytica controversy. It caught us, as well as many other developers, more than a little bit off guard. Going forward, there may be additional changes we’ll have to make. Any additional updates will be posted here.
And, if you’re watching a hashtag or location with hundreds of posts per hour, or are just watching a lot of hashtags or locations, you may notice that you’re not getting all of the results. Instagram also recently reduced the number of API requests we can make per user per hour from 5,000 to 200, increasing the probability of dropped posts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Ever wanted to add a Reddit feed to one of your Syndicator streams? It’s really easy.
Looking for new items on a particular subreddit? Just replace <subreddit_name> in the example below, and add it to your Syndicator subscriptions:
Want to read the comments from a subreddit?
You can also create keyword search feeds. For example, to create a feed looking for submissions that match “Canada”:
We just released an update to our RSS AutoPublisher app for Hootsuite. This update allows you to now auto-publish tweets of up to 280 characters to your Twitter accounts. We’ve also added support for auto-publishing to your Facebook accounts too!
This update is using a newer version of Hootsuite’s api, and will require all users re-authenticate to get the new features. You will automatically be prompted to re-authenticate the next time you load the AutoPublish in your Hootsuite dashboard.
Not using AutoPublisher yet? More info is available in the Hootsuite App Directory.
We’ve just added Email Alerts to our Streamview for Facebook app. With email alerts, you’ll always get notified when new posts, comments or reviews are made by visitors to your Facebook pages.
Setup is easy, just enter your email address, and we’ll send you an email with a link to verify the email address on our servers. You can then choose to receive alerts for everything, or just posts, just comments or just reviews. You can also choose to receive alerts as frequently as once an hour, or, as little as once a day.
Not using Streamview for Facebook yet? It’s available for Hootsuite now!
If you’re using Livefyre, part of Adobe Experience Manager, you’ll want to check out our latest app for Hootsuite. The Livefyre app consists of two parts:
1. Stream View
Use Stream view to display filtered views of your assets. Assets that you can then share to your networks or assign to team members to review:
With the Livefyre plugin, you can save content you’ve discovered with Hootsuite to your folders/libraries in Livefyre:
Want to learn more? Check out the app’s page in the Hootsuite app directory: https://apps.hootsuite.com/290/adobe-livefyre
We’ve just released an update to our Streamview for Facebook app that has the following changes:
We’ve added a Page Manager to make it easier to manage which pages you are following the activity for. Simply click the Flag icon in the app’s menu bar, and the manager will popup:
Click the Play icon to start monitoring the activity for a page. Click the Pause icon to stop monitoring the activity for a page.
Clicking the Update Pages button will check with Facebook to see if you have added any new pages recently.
All Pages Option
We’ve also added an option to display activity from all of the pages you are monitoring — these are all of the pages that you have clicked the Play button for in the Page Manager.
And the final feature we’ve added to this update is Review Filtering. You can now select to only view reviews that have a specific star rating, e.g. 1 star or 5 stars, or a range, e.g. less than 4, more than 4, etc.
If you’re already using our standard Streamview for Facebook app, or the Facebook stream in our Streamview PRO app, click the Flag icon once to get the most up to date list of your Facebook pages.
Not using Streamview for Facebook? Learn more on our website.
And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
We’ve released an update to Synaptive Streamnotes which includes the ability to add custom notes to items you save to Evernote, OneNote or when your save PDF/CSV files.
Select the destination you want to save to, and then simply enter text in the Notes text box. Next, click Save to… and the text will get added to the item you’re saving:
More information on Streamnotes is available on the Synaptive web site.
Big news on the Streamview front this week. We’ve introduced support for Facebook Pages to Streamview!
The Facebook Pages support is available in Streamview PRO as a stream and as a standalone app. This brings our list of supported Streamview streams up to:
Our Facebook Pages support makes it really easy to view and track activity on your pages. Mark items read/unread, filter by assigned/resolved, as well as by replied/not replied. You can even view reviews too!
The app also supports saving to our Streamnotes app, so you can easily save items of interest to services such as Evernote, OneNote, Pocket and more.
More info on our Facebook pages support in Streamview is available on the Synaptive Web site.