Services We Use

To make everything to run smoothly, we use a variety of third-party services. Simply put, without these pretty cool services we simply could not do what we do. They are at the core of everything. They help us manage everything, and in our opinion, are all a must-have.

Last updated: April 2016

Asana

Simply put: Asana is the centre of our operation.

Asana is WAY more than another to-do list service of project management tool. It is powerful team management and communication tool. It allows everyone to know what everyone is doing and what to do next. There is no real need to chance anyone or thing up (to micro-manage) because it is so user-friendly. Starting using Asana back in 2014 marked a huge turning point of how Digital Rhapsody worked as a team in so many ways for the better.

The biggest noticeable difference is that it has completely cut down on any internal emails to each other. Everything is centralised. Project discussions and files are in one place and easily accessible both via desktop and on the mobile app. Individual projects can be assigned to a small team, individuals or organisation wide. The extra bonus feature is that Asana is free to use for small businesses of up to 15 members. Plus, "outsiders" can be invited to use your Asana for a particular project and do not account to your 15 member total.

We are in great company by using Asana too as NASA, BBC Worldwide, Tesla and Patreon are among it's users too.

The only downside is that, like anything there is a little bit of a learning curve. But once you and your team start using it more regularly, it all becomes second nature.

Hootsuite

Second (only by a smidgen) is Hootsuite.

Hootsuite is a central place to manage pretty much all our social media, in one elegant and simple solution. Before Twitter bought them out (and ruined it) we used Tweetdeck - a simple and easy solution to manage our Twitter and Facebook. After Twitter diluted the program to be just Twitter specific, we desperately had to find another solution. Thankfully, we found Hootsuite.

Digital Rhapsody uses Hootsuite Pro extensively. It allows our team to manage all our social media accounts (and we have a TON for all our productions, projects and services) in one easily accessible place - and even has the flexibility to only assign certain team members to specific projects. It simply available at anytime via any browser or via the mobile app.

By using Hootsuite Pro, we are able to:

  • Schedule and automatically publish 100's of messages
  • Manage and post to multiple Social Profiles
  • Add up to 9 Team Members to your account
  • Measure your reach and track your success with Analytics

The major reason we went to Hootsuite Pro is because we mainly update our social media via RSS feeds directly from our different websites. Hootsuite checks all our RSS feeds (over 90 of them as we type this) on a predetermined schedule - instantly updating our communities with the latest information we've posted. Within Hootsuite there are the standard social networks the service supports:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn (we don't use)
  • WordPress.org
  • Instagram

Then on top of the basic services above, you are able to expand your dashboard by personalising your needs via installing additional "apps" to help manage your organisation such as:

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft Office 360
  • Salesforce for Hootsuite
  • (Over 160 to choose from at the time of writing this)

Put simply, Hootsuite saves us a phenomenal amount of time and effort in managing our social media presence. The best thing to do is to try it out yourself. After contacting Hootsuite, they have kindly allowed us to offer you a 30 day free trial of their Hootsuite Pro service. That's basically how confident they are with their service. Try it out yourself: http://digitalrhapsody.net/hootsuite/.

 

Shoutcast

A couple of years ago we decided to source our own servers to manage and maintain our online radio streams and broadcasts. This change mainly came about as it enabled us to be able to have a lot more control over the quality. After a lot of searching we found Shoutca.st - a small independent company based in the UK.

Unlike other overly expensive providers of online radio streaming servers - Shoutca.st run an affordable, quick and easy to manage service. Everything makes sense. But if you get confused, there is normally someone about on Twitter to help. The system is so quick that as soon as you make a successful payment to start off, your SHOUTcast, Icecast or Cast server will be activated immediately. No questions. Everything you need will be emailed to you automatically.

It's that simple. Shoutca.st was defiantly a cracking find.

Dropbox

Second (only by a smidgen) is Hootsuite.

Hootsuite is a central place to manage pretty much all our social media, in one elegant and simple solution. Before Twitter bought them out (and ruined it) we used Tweetdeck - a simple and easy solution to manage our Twitter and Facebook. After Twitter diluted the program to be just Twitter specific, we desperately had to find another solution. Thankfully, we found Hootsuite.

Digital Rhapsody uses Hootsuite Pro extensively. It allows our team to manage all our social media accounts (and we have a TON for all our productions, projects and services) in one easily accessible place - and even has the flexibility to only assign certain team members to specific projects. It simply available at anytime via any browser or via the mobile app.

 

Lastpass

Second (only by a smidgen) is Hootsuite.

Hootsuite is a central place to manage pretty much all our social media, in one elegant and simple solution. Before Twitter bought them out (and ruined it) we used Tweetdeck - a simple and easy solution to manage our Twitter and Facebook. After Twitter diluted the program to be just Twitter specific, we desperately had to find another solution. Thankfully, we found Hootsuite.

Digital Rhapsody uses Hootsuite Pro extensively. It allows our team to manage all our social media accounts (and we have a TON for all our productions, projects and services) in one easily accessible place - and even has the flexibility to only assign certain team members to specific projects. It simply available at anytime via any browser or via the mobile app.

 

Skype

Second (only by a smidgen) is Hootsuite.

Hootsuite is a central place to manage pretty much all our social media, in one elegant and simple solution. Before Twitter bought them out (and ruined it) we used Tweetdeck - a simple and easy solution to manage our Twitter and Facebook. After Twitter diluted the program to be just Twitter specific, we desperately had to find another solution. Thankfully, we found Hootsuite.

Digital Rhapsody uses Hootsuite Pro extensively. It allows our team to manage all our social media accounts (and we have a TON for all our productions, projects and services) in one easily accessible place - and even has the flexibility to only assign certain team members to specific projects. It simply available at anytime via any browser or via the mobile app.

By using Hootsuite Pro, we are able to:

  • Schedule and automatically publish 100's of messages
  • Manage and post to multiple Social Profiles
  • Add up to 9 Team Members to your account
  • Measure your reach and track your success with Analytics

The major reason we went to Hootsuite Pro is because we mainly update our social media via RSS feeds directly from our different websites. Hootsuite checks all our RSS feeds (over 90 of them as we type this) on a predetermined schedule - instantly updating our communities with the latest information we've posted. Within Hootsuite there are the standard social networks the service supports:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn (we don't use)
  • WordPress.org
  • Instagram

Then on top of the basic services above, you are able to expand your dashboard by personalising your needs via installing additional "apps" to help manage your organisation such as:

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • Flickr
  • Soundcloud
  • Xing
  • Zendesk
  • Blogger
  • FourSquare for Business
  • StumbleUpon
  • MailChimp
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft Office 360
  • Salesforce for Hootsuite
  • (Over 160 to choose from at the time of writing this)

Put simply, Hootsuite saves us a phenomenal amount of time and effort in managing our social media presence. The best thing to do is to try it out yourself. After contacting Hootsuite, they have kindly allowed us to offer you a 30 day free trial of their Hootsuite Pro service. That's basically how confident they are with their service. Try it out yourself: http://digitalrhapsody.net/hootsuite/.

 

Internet Archive - Audio Archive Service

Second (only by a smidgen) is Hootsuite.

Hootsuite is a central place to manage pretty much all our social media, in one elegant and simple solution. Before Twitter bought them out (and ruined it) we used Tweetdeck - a simple and easy solution to manage our Twitter and Facebook. After Twitter diluted the program to be just Twitter specific, we desperately had to find another solution. Thankfully, we found Hootsuite.

Digital Rhapsody uses Hootsuite Pro extensively. It allows our team to manage all our social media accounts (and we have a TON for all our productions, projects and services) in one easily accessible place - and even has the flexibility to only assign certain team members to specific projects. It simply available at anytime via any browser or via the mobile app.