Last week was a bunch of email tools, some free and some paid, and the week before that it was a lot of paid Growth Geeks tools (though some have the first month free!). To balance out the universe, or at least your budgets, I wanted to list all my favorite FREE tools. Here we go…
- Yeah yeah I had this one listed last week but really, it’s such an effective way of decluttering your inbox by either unsubscribing from things you don’t really want or rolling them up into one daily “everything” email.
- Really nice free html5 templates. I build a ton of my sites on templates that this guy makes (mostly from his pay site Pixelarity).
- This is how I organize EVERYTHING for my projects. Move cards of info around from column to column. A lot more fun than that sounds.
- It’s free IF you don’t send emails. But why would you want to use an email service without sending emails? Because their sign up forms can easily integrate into any theme and then you can store your waiting lists indefinitely without cost. You also pay a one time fee if you do want to email a list. I ditched Aweber after they charged me to simply store email addresses. Yeah right.
- Passwords are really annoying and LastPass does a great job of remembering them so you don’t have to.
- Mobile and desktop todo list app that is awesome for shared lists. Want to add some stuff to the grocery list and have your spouse see it? Easy.
- Everytime I open a new tab (which is constantly), I get to see other articles and pages that people I follow on Refind have saved. How do you think I find so many good articles to share? Refind is a big part of it. (I’m vacord on Refind
if you want to follow me)
- Tons of awesome free features to add to gmail, like email tracking, email templates, etc
- I use this everytime I add images to a site, as it does a great job reducing the size without reducing the quality (75% on average for a PNG!)
Self Control app
- I work on the internet all day, but the internet is also where all the distraction is. Self Control (for Mac) blocks distracting sites for a certain amount of time, and there’s no getting around it.
- 25 minutes of focus, 5 minutes of whatever, over and over all day will make you real productive. This one is for Mac but there’s a bunch of other pomodoro timers out there.
- “If This Then That” automation, for example, if I tag an article in pocket with “startup” then it automatically goes to my buffer for the startupresources.io twitter. It’s like Zapier but less hardcore.