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 awsome 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.
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.
Adobe / Creative Cloud
Giving everyone the tools to discover and express their creativity through photography, design, video, animation, web and mobile user experiences and more with powerful tools to get the most from your creativity.
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 easily, are intuitive to use and look sexy!
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.
Best. Bank. Ever.
I love that they are friendly, accessible and pro-active with my business banking.
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.
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.
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.
An incredibly comprehensive range of royalty-free images, illustrations and videos to give amazing impact on all my creative projects.
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!
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!
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 third-party supplier extenstions mean Extensis Suitcase is my preferred font management program hand-down.
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.