– FREE RESOURCES –

Magic Business Tools to Make Work Fun

Businesses need useful, efficient and fun tools to create their magic.

Work is not always just about the user, because if the tool is easy to use, intuitive, and has an awesome user interface and experience, then the user’s job just got a whole lot easier.

My business could not run without these magic business tools.

Just a heads up this list includes some affiliate links.
But I honestly only recommend tools I have personally used & love.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

ACTIVE CAMPAIGN

Impressive Email Automation & Marketing 

ActiveCampaign gives you the email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM tools you need to create incredible customer experiences.

I use ActiveCampaign for my mail list as well as managing my downloadables and email sequences.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

Adobe / Creative Cloud

Professional Design Tools & Community

Discover and express your creativity through photography, design, video, animation, web and mobile user experience and more with powerful tools to get the most from your creativity.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

Apple

Awesome Devices.  

Your either a Mac person or you’re not!

Personally I am, and have been for over 20 years.

I have heaps of their computers and devices and I love that they all connect seamlessly, are incredibly intuitive to use and look damn sexy!

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

BEAR

Write, style & organise notes & writing with ease

Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.

I have the pro version so I can sync across my devices, however the free version is equally as useful.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

BENDIGO BANK

Best. Bank. Ever.

I love that they are friendly, accessible and pro-active with my business banking. All incredibly important and essential features in my eyes, and they hit them bang on!

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

CLICKUP

Beautiful planner, tracker and workflow CRM

A beautiful and powerful CRM platform which I use to manage my workflow, jobs, and tasks as well as my goals, focus tasks, training and onboarding.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

DROPBOX

Fantastic storage and file-transfer solution.

I pay for Dropbox Plus to give me the extra storage capabilities, which allows me to access my workfolders on any device, backup seamlessly, and give my customers a secure and accessible file-transfer option.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

HARVEST

Time Keeping on Steroids.

With the ability to track time with different rates, and categories, easily go between different jobs, generate detailed invoices and integrate with ClickUp for a seamless project workflow, Harvest just works brilliantly for me.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

ISTOCK PHOTO

Extensive Stock Image Library

An incredibly comprehensive range of royalty-free images, illustrations and videos to give amazing impact on all my creative projects.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

MYOB

Accounting software even a designer can use!

I currently use Essentials, it is so easy to use and the dashboard looks great. It also has great automated features and my accountant has her own access which saves me so much time!

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

SPARK

Email management across devices

A really intelligent, attractive (and FREE) email program which prioritizes your email, reduces noise, has some great features and integrations and has been more stable than any default mail program, which is the kicker!

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

SUITCASE

Powerful font management program with style

As you can imagine, as a designer I have access to thousands of fonts, and if I had them all active at the same time my computer would probably crash. Amazing viewer options, auto-activation ability and super easy integration with Adobe and Google Fonts,  mean Extensis Suitcase is my preferred font management program hand-down.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

VENTRA IP

Aussie Website Hosting Provider

Great Australian website hosting provider, offering fantastic support, hosting plans and services. As a Melbourne-based, local business I am more than happy to support and recommend.

Active Campaign email marketing program for making work fun

WACOM

Absolute bestest designer friend!

Only last on the list for alphabetical reasons, my Wacom is a life saver in so many ways. As a designer I find a natural tendency to like to handdraw much of my designs and edits, and the Wacom Cintiq screen I use allows me to draw right on my screen!!! Ah-may-zing! 

Check out these other free business resources,
to help turn your corporate bland into marketing magic!

The Ultimate Aussie Page Size Guide

The Ultimate Aussie Page Size Guide

Find the dimensions to common print documents here. Do you want to visualise the best poster size to fit your space? Are you managing print quotes for a new project and want to make sure the wording is right? Are you creating your own brochure artwork and want to...

FREE Online Design & Visual Resources

FREE Online Design & Visual Resources

Hands up who loves free stuff! 🙋🏻‍♀️Heck yeah! And when it's free stuff to use for your business, then it's a double yeah! Spending all of my time working on the computer means that I look for the most useful and cost effective ways to do things. The following links...

Adjust, Adapt & Improvise your Communication

Adjust, Adapt & Improvise your Communication

Now is the time to pivot your business services, stay in communication with your customers, and find some digital solutions for your products/services.I have been so impressed over the last couple of weeks, with businesses who have been proactive and managed to pivot...

error: Content is protected !!