6 Tech Tools that I couldn’t live without.

We don’t know what we don’t know.  That is what I discovered as I started my journey into the online world.  With each new discovery of a different tech tool or service I was completely overwhelmed wanting to try them all.

Image courtesy of Flickr and Jeremy Keith

Image courtesy of Flickr and Jeremy Keith

I thought it would be helpful to share with you, the list of tools that I am currently using.  If you are just starting out, just remember to focus on one thing at a time.

It is easy to get overwhelmed with everything that is out there, and trust me… there is a lot of cool sounding apps or tools.  You can’t get the most out of any of them by trying to learn them all at once.

Just remember to find what works for you!  Send me a message and let me know what tools you use.

6 Tools and Software

Evernote-logoEvernote is a software designed for notetaking and staying organized.  Take notes, excerpts of a webpage, photos, voice memos, and much more.  Create notes and tag for easy searching.

The cool thing is that there is an app for every device that you own so all of your work or notes can be picked up instantly from where ever you are.

Standing in line getting your license renewed and you suddenly have a brilliant business idea?  No worries… create a new note in your evernote app, then when you get home pull it up on your PC and finish writing the business plan!

I have been using evernote to help me interact with my Virtual Assistant by having shared work folders.  It has also been great for helping me be consistent and organized with my writing.  You can Create your free evernote account here.

dropbox iconDropbox is a storage system that keeps all types of files like photos, documents, videos etc. in the cloud. This allows you to access your files at any time, any where and be able to share it to anyone.

If I had Dropbox many years ago, then I would still have hundreds of photos that I have lost throughout the years due to phone issues or shortage in storage/ memory space on my devices.

I use Dropbox to free up space on my Macbook by storing large files like audio files for the podcast.  It’s great for anything that I may need to access regularly.  A back up hard drive would have to be with you at all times to have the same kind of access.

With Dropbox, I can access my files through the phone app or from any computer with internet access.

Sharing files is also a breeze.  It’s as easy as sharing the link.  Share access to a whole folder or just one file.  Dropbox allows 2 GB free storage here.

 

audiobooksAudiobooks is how I consume most of my content outside of listening to podcasts.  With one monthly fee, you get one book credit each month.  There are times that I purchase some more credits over top the one that they give me.

I love listening to audiobooks when I am walking the dogs, working on mindless tasks, and driving.

Do you find it hard to make time to read, or just hate reading?  Yeah me too… but I do love to learn.  After the free 1 month trial, there is a membership fee but to me it is worth every penny.

Here is what you get if you visit Audiobooks today: Listen to your first audiobook free, save a lot with exclusive member discounts, free apps for iOS and Android devices, cancel anytime, no contract.

Get Your First Book Free and then 1 Audiobook Every Month! This link is an affiliate link.  Do not feel obligated to get your free trial through this link but it would be much appreciated if you do!

 

canvaCanva is a free design tool for both beginners and professionals.  Create blog posts images, business cards, social media covers and many more with ease.

Canva is simple to use and I can’t believe it’s free.  There are certain things that you can pay for like premium backgrounds or images.  The truth is though that you can do a lot with the free version.

Use it for fun too.  Create postcards or doctor up a picture of you and your significant other to say I Love You in a very special way.  Sound corny?  Oh well, I did it and as far as I know it earned me at least 1 brownie point.   Click here to create a free account at Canva.

fiverr

Fiverr_logo

Fiverr is a marketplace for online services that needs to be done quick and within budget (starting at $5, hence the name) including but not limited to writing, graphics, translations, virtual assistance, animation, advertising, etc. Head over to Fiverr to create an account.

I have used it for creating logos for my podcast, as well as intro music, and voiceover work.  I have only scratched the surface of all of the services that you can get on a budget over at Fiverr.

Check it out and explore the possibilities.

 

leadpagesLeadPages is a web-based software that enables you to create mobile-ready and optimized landing page, squeeze page, sales page, launch page or pages that need conversion tracking. Try LeadPages here.

Leadpages may be for a little further into your journey if you are just starting out.  However, I have been loving them so much that I had to mention them.

This is not a free software, but there are different levels of the software to fit the needs from beginner to expert level entrepreneurship.

Quickly create powerful pages to aid in capturing the attention of your soon to be customer or fan.  Track conversions easily while running split testing on page designs.

I am by no means an expert when it comes to Leadpages.  I just started using them, so I have so much to learn.

What I love is that even though I am new to all of this, I was able to create a few great looking pages in no time!

Try LeadPages here. This is an affiliate link.  I recommend leadpages whether you go through my affiliate link or not.  It’s a powerful tool and you’ll love it!

If you have any questions about any of these tools, then please comment below.  I would love to hear from you!

 

  • Great list! I totally agree about Evernote. I use it for work, classes, personal stuff on three devices (soon to be four). I love that I can take photos of slides or other pictures and include it in a file. I can even read PDFs and mark them up (with premium). Thanks for the other ideas as well. Canva is a new one I look forward to checking out soon.

    • Daniel

      You sound like an expert at evernote compared to me! I am learning new things about it everyday. Is the premium version something that I should think about trying?