Are You Curious About My Toolbox?

Whether it be for content creation, design, and education, or for marketing and lead generation, I’m often asked what tools I use to run my businesses. I figured that I’d make this public for everyone. As a bonus, I also reached out to a few of my favorites to see if they’d provide my audience with special promotions.

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Disclaimer: I’m excited for you to check out my toolbox, but I also want you to know that some of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means that if you do decide to purchase a tool or service from this page and add it to your toolbox, I will make a small commission. This commission comes at no cost to you. It’s also worth noting that I didn’t choose these tools and services based on their commission, but simply because I value what they’ve done for me and my businesses, and think you too will find value in them.

The Tools & Services I Use and Love the Most:

A Small Orange Hosting

When you find a hosting company that you love, why change? I’ve been hosting websites on A Small Orange for over a decade. Their pricing is fair, and their product and service is top-notch. If you’re looking for hosting options, I highly recommend them. Sign up for A Small Orange.

ConvertKit Marketing

Every email and course that you receive from me is powered by ConvertKit. When it comes to blogging and building lasting relationships with my audience, no other tool comes close to it. Try ConvertKit.

Craft Design

Craft is a Sketch plugin for InVision that allows me to speed up many of the most mundane design tasks that I may do and also allows me to use real data in my designs. I can even use it to sync my designs into my InVision prototypes on the fly. It's a great plugin that has really made Sketch even more powerful for me! Download Craft for Free.

Creative Market Design

Creative Market is marketplace that I trust to provide me with top quality handcrafted vector graphics, icons and fonts for my projects.  Shop Creative Market today!

Crowdcast Webinars

I use Crowdcast for any live webinars or trainings that I conduct. It's a great platform that is easy to use for both attendees and hosts. I really enjoy it. If you want a robust product but it still focussed on ease of use,  you can't go wrong with Crowdcast.  Try Crowdcast Today!

Death to the Stock Photo Design

I’ve been using Death to the Stock Photo for a number of years now. This is where I source most of my stock photography.  Sign up for Death to the Stock Photo.

Designmodo Design

Designmodo is a resource that I use to find information and resources related to design and development. They also have a few resources on their shop to help you kick-off your project. Visit the Designmodo Shop today!

Dropbox Storage

Dropbox is my file storage solution. Download Dropbox.

Envato Design

The Envato digital marketplaces is one of a small handful of websites that I use to source, illustration, video or stock audio for my projects. Shop Envato today!

GetSiteControl Marketing

GetSiteControl is a platform that I use for many of the widgets on my websites. You can use it for surveys, email opt-in forms, contact forms, live chats and more! Sign up for GetSiteControl for Free!

Gumroad Ecommerce

All the digital products that you purchase through this website and my brand are powered by Gumroad. I love this product. They make it really easy to sell online. Sign up for Gumroad.

Harpoon Invoicing & Billing

I use Harpoon App to handle all my invoicing and billing with clients. It helps me forecast better and serves as a financial planner. Try Harpoon for free.

InVision Design

No secret here, but I use InVision as my go-to prototyping, workflow, and collaboration platform with my team and clients. If you are on a large team of five or more people, ask me about InVision for Enterprise. Sign up for InVision for free.

MyFonts Design

Like all designers I have my core set of fonts that I love to use but for some projects, I need to branch out and discover new font options. For this I use My Fonts. They have a huge selection of fonts available that generally cover most of my needs for both print and web. Discover a new font for your project today!

Sketch Design

This is the tool I use to design UIs and websites. It allows me to design without distraction. I still use Photoshop occasionally, but Sketch is often all I need. Download Sketch.

Skillshare Education

I love learning news skills and trying to hone the ones I have. I love using Skillshare to do this.  Sign up for Skillshare.

Slack Communication

Slack is what I use for continuous communication with team members and clients. I still use email, but Slack has become a great home for us. Sign up for Slack.

The Pipe Books

The Pipe is how I discover self-published ebooks on design, technology, and business. Discover a new book to read today!

Tiny Reminder Productivity

I use Tiny Reminder to help me collect content, feedback or files from unresponsive clients. It's a total game changer that ensures that I get what I need from clients on time. Sign up for Tiny Reminder for Free!

Treefort Productivity

I use Treefort to help me collect ideas, topics and tasks. I then crowd-source those ideas with clients, peers and fellow team members. It's like a pubic to-do list with voting capabilities. It ensures that I'm always working on the projects and tasks with the highest priority and return! Sign up for Treefort for Free!

Treehouse Education

I use Treehouse to learn and explore new design tools as well as front-end and back-end technologies on a regular basis. I've been a long time user of Treehouse for many years. They make learning fun and engaging no matter what skill level you may be at. Sign up for Treehouse.

UI8 Design

When it comes to high-quality UI resources such as UI Kits, Wireframing and Sitemap Kits, fonts and icons I go nowhere else but UI8. They have some of the best products available for UI designers to get their projects kicked off quickly. Browse UI8 Today!

Other Tools & Services I Use:

Alfred Productivity

I use Alfred to quickly launch apps, save snippets of copy that I use regularly, and search files with efficiency on my Mac. It’s a great productivity tool. Download Alfred.

Backblaze Backups

Protecting your files is important. Even though I use Dropbox and Time Machine, I also use Backblaze to auto back up my machine daily. It’s such a small price to pay for such a great service. Try Backblaze.

Clarity Communication

All my consultation & coaching calls are scheduled through Clarity. It’s a great community and resource for entrepreneurs. Sign up for Clarity.

Coda Development

I don’t write a ton of code, but when I do, I use Coda for my editor. Download Coda.

Creative Tim Development

I use Creative Tim when I need to expand on what Bootstrap has available out of the box or speed up development on a few projects. Creative Tim offers everything I need to enhance Bootstrap.  Check out Creative Tim today!

Evernote Project Management

This is where I store notes on a regular basis. Download Evernote.

G Suites (Formerly Google Apps for Work) Collaboration

Although I do prefer Apple’s Mail client over Gmail, I do use G Suite's Docs, Sheets and Slides for some of the broader document collaboration that I need to do with my clients and team. Sign up for G Suites.

Join.Me Communication

When it comes to video and phone conversations, I use Join.me with the occasional Skype. I like Join.me because it’s easy to use for most. Download Join.me.

Julie Field Development

Julie is responsible for 99.9% of all the code that is written for this website, our clients, and side projects. We accomplish a ton together, and I highly recommend her for any design or development projects that you may have. Tell Julie about your project.

Lynda Education

Lynda is a great resource for me to stay sharp on the software that I use.  Sign up for Lynda.

PayPal Ecommerce

Making it easy for clients to pay is important to me. PayPal’s been a key ingredient in that. Sign up for PayPal.

Placeit Design

Whenever I need to do device mock-ups for presentations or for marketing websites, I use Placeit.  Sign up for Placeit.

PostScripting: Editing

I use this service for all my editing. They edit my blogs, books, landing pages, etc. Tell them about your project.

ScreenFlow Video

ScreenFlow is a great piece of software that I use for all my screen captures and video recordings. Try ScreenFlow.

Tower Development

Tower is my Git client of choice. Some may say it’s too simple to use, but I like simplicity. Try Tower.

Transmit Development

This is the FTP client that I’ve been using since I started writing code. It’s simple and intuitive. https://panic.com/transmit/

Trello Project Management

I use Trello for high-level project management and sprint creation with my teams. I do also use Wunderlist for idea capturing. Sign up for Trello.

Tweetbot Social Media

I love this Twitter client. I use it as my default client for both mobile and desktop. It allows me to check on my feeds, and then get on my way. It’s simple! Download Tweetbot.

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