We’re creating a series of articles containing snippets of information from each of our Web Peeps. These articles will help you get to know the Web Peeps a little better and will also give you ideas to use in your own business.
Today’s question was prompted by all the tools that we use in a day.
Tools that make you productive.
Tools that help you run your business efficiently.
Tools that help you communicate with and stay connected to family, friends, clients and prospects.
Some of these tools have become such a part of life you couldn’t live without them. But sometimes, like me, you may wish you could have a break from them, at least for a day or two!
Now, on to today’s questions and the Web Peeps’ answers.
Q: What are 3 Tools That You Can’t Live Without?
Tessa – WordPress Specialist
- Adobe Creative Suite – I just couldn’t make logos, adjust web graphics, and do a million other things without it.
- Billings for Mac – My invoice software of choice, it’s invaluable for managing clients, timing work, and sending invoices
- WordPress.org <http://WordPress.org/> – Of course! The best CMS and the only one I specialise in!
Belinda – Web Copy Specialist
This is such a tough one! I have really embraced online tools in the last year but I had to limit it to 3 I couldn’t live without:
Chris – Online Marketing Specialist
- Google (Apps, Analytics, Gmail, etc)
- Coda – this is my coding tool. It allows live editing of files straight via FTP, and is an awesome programming interface.
- Sparrow Mail – a lightweight email client that was purpose built to work with Gmail and it’s features. It gives me a ‘Unified inbox’ and makes life pleasurable.
Lara – Social Media Specialist
- My iPhone
- My diary (paper one)
- My laptop
Karen – Legal and Business Growth Specialist
- Facebook – makes it so easy to connect with people
- Internet – everything at my fingertips
- Phone – because sometimes, it’s better to just pick up the phone and talk (rather than email!)
Morgan and Monique – Online Video Specialists
- Camera equipment and editing program
- Sandglaz (task application)
- Working Point for invoices
Toni-Louise – Business Efficiency Specialist
- Microsoft Office
Serena – Grassroots Chick
- Mailchimp. Mailchimp is a comprehensive email marketing app that manages your subscriptions and unsubscriptions, email designs and reporting. It is also free for less than 2000 subscribers which is awesome.
- Dropbox. I use Dropbox every day now for large file sharing, back up and group projects. There are loads of similar tools but Dropbox have really nailed ease of use. I plan to use Dropbox for all our back ups when we travel.
- TweetAdder. This tool has loads of Twitter related features but the one I use daily is the automated posting. Just pop it on when you turn on your computer and it will run in the background posting tweets from time to time. I tweet personally as well, but this means some of my ever green content is getting out there even if I am busy.
Mel – The Other Grassroots Chick
- Google AdWords – without it my business wouldn’t be as it is today
- WordPress – blogs are deeply embedded in both my business and my hobby
- I could say my laptop here but I’m going to go with the Coffee Machine instead (hence the pic at the top), sometimes, especially in the mornings, it is much more important for my productivity.
How do these tools compare with the ones that you couldn’t live without?
Let us know in the comments below.