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.

CRM TOOLS

CONTACTUALLY

CRM tool that will help you maximize your network ROI, get more referrals & gain more repeat business.

 

HELPSCOUT

A professional, good looking and easy to use Help Desk.

 

 

SYNC2CRM

Sync2CRM is a Facebook ad tool that automatically syncs Facebook lead ads and custom audiences with CRMs to create automated, scalable funnels.

DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best apps and services for video, design, photography, and the web. It’s easy to get started with built-in tutorials and templates.

CANVA

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

INVISION

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

ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Lightroom on the web is an online tool that allows you to edit, crop, make adjustments, and apply presets to your photos.

PIKTOCHART

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

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.

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

EXPENSIFY

Expensify is the world’s leading application for expense management, receipt scanning, and business travel.

 

 

FRESHBOOKS

Cloud based small business accounting software. Send invoices, track time, manage receipts, expenses, and accept credit cards.

PAYPAL

PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account.

RECEIPT BANK

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

 

 

 

STRIPE

Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size—from new startups to public companies—use our software to accept payments and manage their businesses online.

 

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.

 

 

GOOGLE SUITE

An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps powered by Google AI.

MARKETING

ACTIVE CAMPAIGN

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

 

 

CLICKFUNNELS

Easily build professional sales funnels, product launch pages, landing pages & squeeze pages.

CONVERT PRO

Convert Pro is a powerful tool and an all-in-one package of features you’ll need to build a great email list and convert visitors into subscribers and customers.

CYFE

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

DRIFT

Drift is a messaging app that makes it easy for you to talk to your website visitors, convert more leads, and keep your customers happy.

 

HOTJAR

See how visitors are really using your website, collect user feedback and turn more visitors into customers.

 

INFUSIONSOFT

Sales and marketing automation. Combines CRM, email marketing, lead capture & e-commerce.

 

 

INTERCOM

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

 

KLAVIYO

See how visitors are really using your website, collect user feedback and turn more visitors into customers.

 

MAILTAG

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

MAILCHIMP

MailChimp is a marketing platform for small businesses. Send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand.

ONTRAPORT

ONTRAPORT is a “business automation software for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and small businesses” that incorporates tools like CRM, marketing automation, Ecommerce and reporting.

 

PLUSTHIS

PlusThis allows you to pull off clever marketing tactics from the top internet marketers automatically without having to hire your own developer.

SUMO

Free tools to help with list building and growing your list – social media sharing, heat maps and more.

 

MESSAGING / CALLS / VIDEO CALLS

GLIP

Find harmony in productivity. RingCentral Glip gives you team messaging with file sharing, task management, and screen sharing in one collaboration tool.

RINGCENTRAL

Empower your teams to better serve your customers with all-in-one cloud phone, video conferencing, team messaging, contact center, and more.

SKYPE

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

SLACK

Slack is where workflows. It’s where the people you need, the information you share, and the tools you use come together to get things done.

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!

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

AIRTABLE

All the tools you need to make meaningful connections and grow your business.

ASANA

Help teams organize, track, and manage their work.

 

 

BASECAMP

Basecamp helps you increase accountability, communicate more efficiently, and keep everyone on the same page.

BETTER PROPOSALS

Send professional looking proposals in half the time with Better Proposals. Close more deals with in-depth analytics and digital signatures.

BIDSKETCH

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

COSCHEDULE

Social media editorial calendar. It allows you to schedule your blog and social media in WordPress.

 

CONTENT SNARE

A content gathering tool that helps digital agencies get website & marketing content from their clients on time, in the right format, without email.

 

CALENDY

Calendly helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails.

 

 

DROPMARK

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

 

DUBSADO

E-signatures and contracts, check! Questionnaires, check! Lead form generation, check! Invoices and payments, check! Dubsado is a hub for your business.

 

FRONTIFY

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

 

GATHERCONTENT

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

 

 

 

GMELIUS

Gmelius is a lightweight Customer relationship management (CRM) system that offers real-time collaboration features for email inbox.

 

 

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.

 

 

PANDADOC

PandaDoc is a document automation software as a service with built-in electronic signatures, workflow management, a document builder, and CPQ functionality.

 

PLUTIO

From projects and tasks to invoices and time tracking, everything you need in one intuitive platform.

 

 

PROPOSIFY

Create beautiful proposals, streamline them in the cloud, and get faster sign-off with online signatures.

 

PROCESS ST.

Simple workflow software for businesses. Create recurring checklists, workflows and standard operating procedures in seconds.

 

SCHEDULEONCE

Meeting and appointment scheduling software that helps save time and makes you look really professional!

 

SHIFT

Shift is the desktop app for streamlining your accounts, apps, and workflows.

 

 

 

STEPSHOT GUIDES

Simple Yet Powerful Software for Creating Training Manuals and Guides.

 

 

 

TEAMWORK

Online project management, help desk & team messaging software designed to maximise your teams productivity, communication, and overall customer service.

 

TRELLO

App for organising and prioritising tasks, projects and more. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

 

 

WRIKE

Wrike is an online project management software that gives you full visibility and control over your tasks.

 

 

ZAPIER

Connect the apps you use everyday to automate your work and be more productive. 1000+ apps and easy integrations – get started in minutes.

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

BUFFER

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

 

 

CONTENTCAL

Calendly helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails.

 

 

 

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.

 

HOOTSUITE

Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard.

 

 

PLANN

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

 

PLANOLY

Planoly was thoughtfully created from a designer’s and editor’s point of view. Beautifully crafted to be simple, clean and easy to use.

 

REGRANN

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

 

SPROUT SOCIAL

Social media management tool with analytics. Use for scheduling posts and managing follower interaction.

 

TAILWIND

Save time scheduling to Pinterest and Instagram, post at the best times for engagement, grow together with Tribes, get more actionable analytics.

 

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION (SEO)

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.

 

KEYSEARCH

Keysearch – An easy to use web-based keyword research tool with in-depth competition analysis, keyword difficulty checker, keyword suggestions and more.

TAILWIND

Save time scheduling to Pinterest and Instagram, post at the best times for engagement, grow together with Tribes, get more actionable analytics.

 

EMAIL AND CRM TOOLS

ACTIVE CAMPAIGN

An amazing all-in-one CRM and email platform, great for automations and blasts, integrates nicely with Woocommerce.

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