- Sync your web apps
- Like a robot assistant
- Supports 250+ services
Zapier is like a dream come true for anyone who uses multiple cloud services.. .and if that isn't you it should be!
It connects one service to another via API*, for example...
- An attendee to your event is automatically added to your Nimble CRM
- Get emailed when somebody with over 10,000 followers follows you
- Zap your ideas in Evernote over to Trello for management
Why Zapier? It's faster, more consistent and cheaper than a person and it works 24 hours a day for you. Give it try for free now.
* API = Application Programming Interface, a way of connecting software.
- Mass mail that gets delivered
- Build and manage your list
- Have fun in the process!
MailChimp is free for up to 2000 subscribers at the time of writing. It's fun and easy to use, and integrates with many other services. Get with the times and start sending mails the professional way and building your list. Use "plain text" at first for simplicity.
- Super slick contact management
- Stalker-like social research tool
- Helps you keep your promises
If you're running a business that involves talking to customers you need CRM, even if you work alone. Nimble in particular adds tonnes of value. The moment you add someone it goes to work looking for them across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and offers to connect their profiles.
This gives you an amazing 360 degree view of what they are saying across all channels. You can even connect to your mail and it will remind you to keep in touch, help you track upcoming deals, and let you know more about your customers than their families do. It's cheap and simple, give it a try now.
Tool #7: Snagit
- Share visuals easily
- Look really professional
- Work quickly
Many people respond better to visuals then the written word or verbal instructions. Snagit allows you to capture what's on your screen, either as a still screenshot or video, then add notes to it and share instantly.
It's quick and easy to use, and is great for any instructions you have to give over and over again. It helps you provide better feedback, encourage teamwork, and create images that explain exactly what you mean. And best of all, recipients love it.
Not sure if it's for you, give the 15 day free trial ago.
- Safely store & sync files
- Access from various devices
- Share online
Dropbox is an online data backup service that you to access your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and on almost any computer or mobile phone. It's great for sharing files and is also a good way to sync your own files across work and home computers and mobile phones.
Dropbox is easy to use and free up to 2GB, and you can upgrade to 100GB for just $9.99 (£6 at time of writing) a month. With over 4 million businesses already using dropbox why don't you give it try.
- Cloud storage
- Suite of apps
- Ability to work live on documents with other users
Google Drive is similar to Dropbox in that it's cloud based storage, however Google Drive features a suite of apps including Docs, spreadsheet, image editing and DocuSign making it
an online office. Drive also comes with Google's powerful search tools, allowing you to search through presentations, documents, private files, shared files and more.
Google Drive lets you store up to 15GB of your stuff for free, access it from anywhere, and share it with others. Being Google it has a strong presence, is easily accessible from most devices and keeps everything in one place.
- Automatic text software
- Less typing
- Fewer mistakes
- More spare time.
Typinator is an easy to use automatic text software that lets you insert phrases and pictures into any type of document. It boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics and auto-correcting typing errors. This helps reduce frustration of frequently having to type the same thing over and over,it also means less errors and helps you feel a little bit smug!
A Typinator license costs EUR 24.99 but you can try it for free here.
- Password manager
- Generates random passwords
- Securely share passwords
This is the leading password manager, it saves and auto-fills your logins for easier, safer browsing. So you literally only need to remember your login to LastPass to access all your sites from all your devices.
Not only will it auto-fill your login details saving you time, but will create random passwords if you need it to and enables you to share your details with others without them ever actually seeing your password.
- Recruiting: Track people through the interview and hiring process
- House hunting: Keep track, keep notes, keep looking
- Product features: List features as you think of them, follow through
WHY Trello? It's free to use, will save you loads of time, and works alone or in a team. It's beautiful, simple, fast and easy to use -give it a try!
- Keep everything in sync
- Remember things you like
- Share with family and colleagues
Evernote is for all you list writers out there, it makes it easy to remember things from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.
Not just typed lists, it works with photos and voice notes. You can capture the information anywhere and, as well being to access it offline you can also share it online. Oh and for those who like the written list, it also recognises handwriting.