Here are some cool, quirky and fascinating software programs to add to your tech radar as we head into the middle of 2020. Innovation and software reiteration is happening at a rapid (exponential) pace, and some of what’s being created these days can make your digital life a whole lot easier.

1) Exploding Topics:

Get inspirations for blog posts, startup projects, cocktail conversations and beyond on Exploding Topics, the one-stop aggregator for content writers, entrepreneurs and creatives wanting to live on the pulse of new trends.


2) Otter:

Fast-Track Your Audio/Video Workflows With Otter’s Online Transcription & Editing Platform. Upload, pay online, and get your transcription in minutes. Record & Transcribe. Get Otter Premium. Speech And Speaker ID. Types: Search, Organize, Edit, Play, Share. It’s actually pretty good, not perfect but not bad and definitely worthwhile for shorter conversations.


3) Manychat:

Automate & Combine Facebook Messenger and SMS to Grow Your Business. This tool is good for savy social media marketers that want to give their customers a more bespoke messenger experience.



Remove Image Background 100% Automatically and Free. You kinda actually need to try this to believe it. Have a play and see what you think. Would be great if you’re designing a website and need a cool hero graphic.


It’s supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button.

John Brunner

5) Quillbot: Text paraphrasing bot. Simple. Just does what it says on the box. Great if you want to not be sued for plagiarizing. Not sure how much it will benefit readers though. I don’t know. Just thought i’d put it out there as a cool option.


Know of another cool tech tool that should be here? Feel free to email me using the contact page on this site and I’ll include it an updated edition next year.