Tools I Use

Everyday I recommend software, web apps and technology to boost productivity for companies and busy consultants like myself.  Now you can find all my favorite tools in one spot!  Need help getting started?

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Basecamp Project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.

Batchbook Small Business CRM, Batchbook: Online address book and web based CRM software for small businesses. Free version available.

Boingo Wireless hotspot access on the go.  Get wireless anywhere; airports, hotels, restaurants…even the Bainbridge ferry in Seattle!

Camtasia Studio a Windows based screencast recording tool for making amazing video tutorials and screencasts.

Clicky Real-time web analytics tool.  Pro version includes Clicky Spy.

Dropbox Easily share documents, files, large videos and images with coworkers and clients

EchoSign Electronic signature solution.  Legal.  Binding.  Fast turn around.

Eventbrite gives you all the online tools you need to bring people together for an event and sell tickets.

Flickr Social network based in image sharing.  Indexed by Google images, Yahoo and Bing.

Freshbooks The Fastest Way To Track Time and Invoice Your Clients. Great for teams, freelancers and service providers.

Google Apps allows you to enjoy spam free email, 7GB inbox, shared calendar and documents.  Save time, money and sanity.

Harvest Simple time tracking, fast online invoicing, and powerful reporting software. Simplify employee timesheets and billing. Get started for free.

Highrise is a CRM that helps you manage your contacts, keep track of who said what when, schedule follow-ups, set reminders, and convert leads into done deals.

Jing A lightweight cross-platform app for taking screenshots and video that you can quickly upload and share with others.

Join.Me Fast, free way to share your screen.  Supports multiple viewers.  Includes phone conferencing.  Created by Logmein.

Logmein Central Manage a collection of computers remotely, deploy patches, manage their status and share access.

Logmein Free Remotely connect to computers to provide technical support, manage system updates or help your mom attach a picture to her email.

Logmein Hamachi Software based VPN.

Logmein Rescue A remote support solution that allows you quickly and securely connect to PC’s and Mac’s remotely without installing software.

Mailchimp Email marketing service.  Easy to setup.  Easy to use.  Design, send, and track amazing email campaigns that get results.

Mozy is the industry-leading solution for online backup, remote backup, data backup, computer backup, backup software, internet backup, and remote office

Moo Create and customize premium Business Cards, MiniCards and Postcards for your business. Designed online and printed in the UK and Providence, RI.

PayPal allows you to accept credit cards online via your shopping cart and buy online without revealing your credit card number.  Also offers virtual terminals, merchant accounts and mobile transactions.

Rochenhost is hands down the BEST website hosting company I’ve encountered in the last 10 years.  Excellent peformance, support and uptime.  Excellent for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and more!

Screenflow A Mac based screencast tool for making video tutorials

Shoeboxed Receipt solutions including FREE online receipt organization software, Receipt Mail-In personal receipt scanning, online shopping receipt handling

Snagit An AMAZING screenshot and image capture tool that will change your life.  One of my favorite apps I can’t live without!

SnapEngage This is a live chat app for your website, blog or ecommerce store so you can interact with visitors.  I use it at Freshworkshops and love it!

Skype A software based Voice Over IP (VOIP) solution for business and personal phone calls, video and chat.  SkypeOut allows you to call landlines while SkypeIn gives you a local phone number people call to ring your Skype account.  Support for group video now added.

Thinkgeek offers awesomely geeky women’s t-shirts plus gadgets, desk toys and interesting things that make a geek’s heart race!

WordPress Blogging and website platform.  Open source.  Very easy and popular Content Management System (CMS) for publishing content.

YouTube Social network based on video sharing.  #2 search engine in the world.

Zendesk Trouble ticket and customer support made easy.

4 thoughts on “Tools I Use

  1. ⚡ Jeigh ⚡

    Hey Adria,

    Thanks so much for this post, your passion for technology is truly inspiring.  I use Quickbooks Online, although I am fairly new to it, I haven’t had any major problems with yet.  Do you have any thoughts on the Quickbooks software?  Do you recommend it?

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