TOOLS I LOVE

I’m often asked which are my favourite tools and apps. And believe me I use a lot of them in my busy business.
So to make life easier, I’ve compiled them all into one handy list, broken up into sections.

Yes, some of these are affiliates (if that bothers you then just Google the name), but I don’t recommend tools unless I genuinely love them and belive in them.

DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY

INVISION

InVision is the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences.

 

 

CANVA

Design anything. Publish anywhere. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.

SKETCH

Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork.

SNAPSEED

Snapseed App is the best photo editing tool developed by Google.

PIKTOCHART

Helps you create professional, good looking infographics in less than 10 minutes.

 

WORDSWAG

Exclusive Typomatic™ Engine. Now you can create beautifully custom text layouts that would normally take minutes – or even hours – with just a tap.

 

 

 

FINANCE

RECEIPT BANK

Automated bookkeeping for every business. No more paper. No more data entry. Just more time doing what you really love.

 

 

 

XERO

Xero is a New Zealand domiciled public software company that offers a cloud-based accounting software platform for small and medium-sized businesses.

GOOGLE

GOOGLE AUTHENTICATOR

Google Authenticator generates 2-Step Verification codes on your phone.

 

 

 

GMAIL

Gmail is email that’s intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.

 

 

 

GOOGLE CALENDAR

Get organized on the go with the Google Calendar app.

 

 

 

 

GOOGLE CHROME

Get more done with the new Google Chrome. A more simple, secure, and faster web browser than ever, with Google’s smarts built-in.

 

 

GOOGLE DRIVE

A safe place for all your files.

 

 

 

 

GOOGLE MAPS

Find a place. Your location. Trails. Dedicated lanes. Bicycle-friendly roads.

 

 

 

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

ACTIVE CAMPAIGN

All-in-one marketing platform. Grow your business and save time with a seamless experience.

 

 

 

 

MAILTAG

Unlimited free email tracking for Gmail with real-time notifications, link tracking, and so much more. Tag. Send. Done. Tag. Send. Done.

KLAVIYO

Klaviyo is a growth marketing platform created for online businesses — featuring powerful marketing automation and a revenue-driving email platform.

 

 

 

AGORAPULSE

An easy to use social media management software that allows you to drive engagement and build authentic relationships with your audience all in one platform.

 

 

BUFFER

Buffer is an intuitive social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive social media results.

 

 

 

CYFE

Social media, analytics, marketing, sales, support, infrastructure all in one place. Track your entire business in real-time.

 

FACEBOOK PAGES MANAGER

Manage your Facebook Page, right from your phone. With the Pages Manager app you can stay informed and respond to customers immediately.

 

 

FEEDLY

Organise, read and share what matters to you.

 

 

 

 

GATHERCONTENT

Content planning, production & workflow for agencies & in-house teams.

 

 

 

 

PLANN

Complete Instagram Suite. Instagram planning, scheduling. and analytics for beautiful brands.

 

 

 

REGRANN

Expands Instagram capabilities. Repost to your Instagram feed. Keep Instagram posts to repost later. Save photos and videos to your phone.

 

 

MESSAGING / CALLS / VIDEO CALLS

SKYPE

Stay in touch! Free online calls, messaging, affordable international calling to mobiles or landlines and Skype for Business for effective collaboration.

UBERCONFERENCE

UberConference provides everything you need for effective meetings, minus all the stuff you don’t.

VOXER

Voxer is a Walkie Talkie messaging app for your smartphone with live voice (like a PTT walkie talkie), text, photo and location sharing.

 

 

WHEREBY

Is your team remote or distributed? Stay productive with effortless video collaboration!

 

 

INTERCOM

Intercom makes customer messaging apps for sales, marketing, and support, connected on one platform. Intercoms mission is to make business personal again.

 

 

TAPEACALL

TapeACall makes it easy to record calls you’re already on, or calls you’re about to make. Once you’re done, the recordings show up instantly, ready for you to share or save.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

ASANA

Help teams organize, track, and manage their work.

 

 

 

 

BIDSKETCH

Online proposal software that helps you create professional-looking client proposals in half the time.

DROPMARK

Dropmark enables users to share links, files, and notes; organise them into collections and manage the audience visibility for them.

 

 

FRONTIFY

Frontify is an easily operated, cloud-based brand management software, with powerful collaboration solutions for design feedback, prototyping & consistency.

 

 

HABITLIST

Habit List includes everything you need to reach your goals, wrapped in a beautiful and intuitive interface. It motivates you, helps you stay focused, and keeps you on track. It’s for all the little things that make a big difference.

 

 

IFTTT

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is the easy, free way to get your apps and devices working together. The internet doesn’t always play nice, but we’re here to help.

 

 

 

 

KANBANFLOW

KanbanFlow is a Lean project management tool allowing real-time collaboration between team members. Supports the Pomodoro technique for time tracking.

 

 

MEETINGBIRD

Save time with Meetingbird’s scheduling platform. Its simple interface and powerful integrations make scheduling meetings easy.

 

 

 

NOTION

A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It’s the all-in-one workspace for you and your team.

 

 

 

TIME KEEPER

TimeKeeper is a simple time tracking application. Keep track of your day to day activities when working on your Mac.

 

 

 

 

 

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION (SEO)

AHREFS

Audit your website, explore competitors, research keywords & backlinks – all in one place. Powered by seriously big data & trusted by top SEOs.

 

 

 

ANSWER THE PUBLIC

Find out what questions and queries your consumers have by getting a free report of what they’re searching for in Google.

 

 

 

SEMRUSH

SEMrush is a powerful and versatile competitive intelligence suite for online marketing, from SEO and PPC to social media and video advertising research.

 

 

 

SEO 1 CLICK META

SEO META in 1 CLICK is a tool that displays all meta tags/data and main seo information clearly.

 

 

 

SERPSTAT

Smart and powerful tool for Backlinks Analysis, Rank Tracking, Keyword Research, Competitor Analysis, Site Audit.

 

 

 

YOAST

Yoast helps you with your website optimization, whether it be through our widely used SEO software or our online SEO courses: we’re here to help.

 

 

THEMES / PLUGINS

ALL-IN-ONE-WP-MIGRATION

This plugin exports your WordPress website including the database, media files, plugins and themes with no technical knowledge required.

 

 

 

STUDIOPRESS AGENCY PRO

A professional theme for your website to represent your services with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

VIDEO USER MANUAL

A rebrandable WordPress training plugin. Over 89 videos, automatically updated with each new WP release.

 

 

 

 

WHITE LABEL CMS

Save time and confusion with a simplified, custom dashboard for your clients.

 

 

 

 

WORDPRESS SLICK SITEMAP

This simple plugin adds a slick HTML sitemap of your site by entering the shortcode in the page content.

 

 

 

WOOCOMMERCE

WooCommerce is an open source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress.

 

 

 

VIDEOS

DESCRIPT

Descript is the world’s first audio word processor, letting you view and edit audio as text. Superpowers for anyone that works with voice audio.

 

 

 

ENOUNCE MYSPEED SLIDER

Great for speeding up videos that you need to watch when you’re short on time.

 

 

 

HEADLINER

Easily create videos to promote your podcast, radio show or blog. Share to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin and anywhere video lives.

 

 

iMOVIE

Turn your videos into movie magic. With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can enjoy your videos like never before.

 

 

 

JING

Jing is a screen sharing tool. It allows you to capture anything on your computer screen either as a still image or as a video up to 5 minutes long.

LOOM

Easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser and share.

 

 

 

SHAKR

Shakr is a turn-key self-serve platform that enables the entire social media team to easily produce thousands of customized video ads.

 

 

WEBINARS

WEBINAR NINJA

Run better webinars with no worries with the best webinar software ever. Create a live & evergreen webinar in 10 seconds.

 

 

WEBSITES AND HOSTINGS

BLUEHOST

Bluehost is one of the largest website hosting providers and powers millions of websites.

 

 

 

 

DIVI

Divi isn’t just a WordPress theme, it’s a complete design framework that allows you to design and customize every part of your website from the ground up.

 

 

FLOWMAPP

Create interactive sitemaps and user flows for web development and planning better UX.

 

 

 

 

GLOOMAPS

GlooMaps, simple and fast online sitemapping tool. Create and build a visual sitemap, add content and share with others. Website planning made easy!

 

 

 

HUMAAN

Humaan’s QA checklist for launching a website.

 

 

 

 

MANAGEWP

Manage multiple WordPress websites from one dashboard. Schedule backups, migrate WordPress website, automate updates, monitor website traffic, and SEO.

 

 

MY WEB AUDIT

Start generating more leads and closing more deals faster with incredible website audit reports business owners will understand and love.

 

 

 

SILKTIDE

Test your website for everything. One platform to monitor and manage your websites effectively.

 

 

 

SITEGROUND

Our web hosting services are crafted for top speed, unmatched security, 24/7 fast and expert support. Trusted by more than 2000000 domains!

 

 

 

SLICKPLAN

A website mapping tool. This super-intuitive sitemap builder makes planning your website easy.

 

 

 

WPMAINTAIN

Maintainn offers WordPress support services for small business, enterprise, and blogging websites.

 

 

 

WPFIXIT

Are you having an odd issue with your WordPress site? Let WP Fixit fix it for you right away.

 

 

 

LEGAL

LEGAL 123

Easy-to-use online legal templates for all types of Australian businesses. We help with legals for Online Businesses, Startups, Freelancers and SMEs.

 

 

OTHER TOOLS

COLD TURKEY

Subscription-free, website and application blocking. Block digital distractions so you can be more productive and focus on what’s most important to you.

 

 

 

 

DEPOSIT PHOTOS

The best stock agency with millions of premium high-quality pictures: stock photos, royalty-free images, illustrations and vector art at affordable prices.

 

 

GENIUS SCAN

Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. It helps users digitize millions of documents on the go every day. Discover how it will help you too!

 

 

 

 

LYNDA

Online video courses in software, creative and business skills taught by industry experts.

 

 

 

 

NOTABILITY

A powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation.

 

 

 

 

ONENOTE

Get organized in notebooks you can divide into sections and pages. With easy navigation and search, you’ll always find your notes right where you left them.

 

 

 

OVERCAST

A powerful yet simple podcast player for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

 

 

 

 

 

POCKET

Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket. If it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer. You don’t even need an Internet connection.

 

 

 

PIXELSNAP

PixelSnap – The fastest way to measure everything on screen for macOS. Taking measuring to the next level!

 

 

 

SPOTIFY

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.

 

 

 

SWEAT

SWEAT recognises that women want flexibility, variety, and support when working towards health and fitness goals.

STRONG

Train smarter. Get results. The simplest and most intuitive workout tracker just got better.

 

 

 

 

WPBEGINNER

WPBeginner is the largest WordPress resource site for WordPress Beginners with easy to understand WordPress tutorials for mastering the basics and beyond.

 

 

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