My Favorite Online Tools for Business 2016

My Favorite Online Tools for Business

Don’t get me wrong, I love my tech tools. With digital minimalism, I test different online apps, websites, social media sites etc.  to figure out  how to create an efficient business as possible. The ones that work the best, I continue to use. The tools I don’t use anymore, I make sure to delete them so not to clutter my computer or phone.

Here is my list of favorite online tools to run my business.

**Disclaimer: I may receive a small kickback or point rewards on some of the tools I love to use and recommend. I don’t share unless I know it’ll help you too.**

Productivity

Coffitivity – When you can’t get to a cafe’ or don’t want to, this is the app for you. Create the same ambiance while it plays background cafe’ sounds and can be synced up with your music.

Evernote – My “brain dump” place for organizing my ideas, bookmarking sites, writing drafts, creating templates, etc. Available on Desktop, Andriod, iOS, iOS x and has great desktop web clipper.

Dropbox – You can never have too many backups of your important files and photos

Gmail– easy peasy to use, have used it for as long as i can remember

Google Calendar – love that i can have multiple calendars, different colors, share them and can turn them on and off as needed. Sync across all gadgets.

Google Drive – Simple, easy sharing, can see editing and comments, has  instant saves. I write with pen and paper first, then make it “pretty” with Google docs, etc. Then, I copy/paste into WordPress.

Skype – Great for Meetings and it’s free

Trello – great if you are visual, love lists and Kanban boards

 

Social Media

About.me – Catch-all online bio for all your social media links

Hootsuite (Affiliate) – I use this app on  my desktop & Android to manage multiple accounts

Facebook Pages – separate business page from personal page

Facebook groups – community building for businesses

Pinterest – Visual candy, categorizing, private boards for ideas, community boards, business analytics

Instagram – loves hashtags, visual,

Linkedin – Professional online Bio & great for connecting for referrals and potential clients.

 

Website & Blog

Google Analytics – Check monthly to see which posts do the best and where traffic comes from. Mainly organic and direct.

Mailchimp – up to 2k subscribers for free! Great if you’re a new blogger or beginning to build your email list.

Picmonkey – Photo editor, only $5/month, easy to use

Domain – godaddy.com

Web Hosting Buzz – Easy to use, great customer support, WordPress implementation/easy setup

WordPress – Website, easy to use, lots of plugins

  • My biggest obsession on this list is probably … Evernote 😀 I *love* it so much, have learned so much about how to put it to best use, and just ADORE what it has done for me and my business. Also – another one I love is OmniFocus. It’s the best for helping me with Project Management. Check it out! 🙂 xoxo

    • Hi Alex! Thank you for stopping by.
      Yes! I’m obsessed with Evernote too! Haven’t heard of that so I’ll check it out.