Useful Web Tools and Software for Online Businesses
Here is a list of online tools and software we put together that we think you will find useful in running your online business. Whether you need to make a quick image edit or you are looking for a social media management system, these tools will help you get the job done. Do you have a tool you can't live without? Contact us and we will add your suggestion to our list.
Dropbox Visit siteSync your documents across multiple computers and easily access them through a folder on your computer. Dropbox makes collaboration easy by supporting shared folders and files.
Google Drive Visit siteGoogle Drive offers cloud storage and syncing. Drive also offers an online office suite so that you can create word documents, spreadsheets, and presentations and easily edit and share them from anywhere. You can also share documents so that multiple users can view or edit them.
Calendar and Scheduling
Google Calendar Visit sitePart of Google Drive, Calendar is great for keeping track of appointments and meetings. You can also share calendars with others.
T-Sheets Visit siteEasy-to-use online time tracking and invoicing tool.
GoToMeeting Visit siteOrganize an online meeting, video conference or webinar with GoToMeeting.
Doodle Visit sitea simple scheduling tool that is great for coordinating many people's schedule and finding the best time for meetings or events.
Business and Productivity
Basecamp Visit siteCollaborate and manage projects from one place. Basecamp allows team members to discuss projects, create to-do lists, and upload documents.
Evernote Visit siteEvernote is a wonderful organization tool that allows you to save notes into notebooks and sync across all your devices. Clip URLs, photos, or entire web pages to a notebook with the web clipper. Sort your notes with tags, create to-do lists, and schedule reminders. You can also share your notebooks with others.
SurveyMonkey Visit siteCreate surveys and analyze results.
Vistaprint Visit siteCheap printing services. Great for business cards. Be sure to search for coupon codes prior to purchasing because Vistaprint usually offers huge discounts.
Bitfly Visit siteA URL shortening service. Shortened urls are useful for many purposes, but especially for shortening links for use in Twitter updates.
Buffer Visit siteAn easy-to-use social media scheduling and management tool that supports multiple accounts. Free and paid versions.
HootSuite Visit siteManage multiple social media accounts from a single dashboard. Schedule social media posts and track user engagement. Free and paid versions.
Pidgin Visit siteA chat client that puts all your instant messaging accounts in one place.
Photoshop Elements Visit siteDon't want to dish out the cash for Photoshop? Buy Photoshop Elements for $80 and get access to Photoshop's powerful and essential features. You can also purchase Premiere Elements for video editing.
Picasa Visit siteGoogle's photo editing and organization solution.
Pixlr Visit sitePixlr is an online photo editor. An account isn't required to start editing photos with Pixlr's great tools.
IrfanView Visit site
IrfanView is a free program used for image viewing and simple image manipulation tasks (you can download IrfanView here). Two common tasks that IrfanView is good for are cropping and resizing. You crop an image when you want to isolate one part of it. You resize an image when you want to make it smaller.
iStockPhoto Visit siteOffers stock images, both free and paid.
Pixabay Visit sitePixabay features high quality stock images that are free for commercial use without attribution.
Grovo Visit siteTraining videos that cover online tools in topics such as business, social media, and productivity.
Lynda Visit siteIn-depth training on hundreds of topics. Lynda covers most software imaginable in its online video courses.
PDF Viewers and Creators
PDF Creator Visit siteCreate PDF files from any Windows program.
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