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.
Before checking out the list of tools, services, and special offers below, please read this small note.
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.
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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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
All my consultation & coaching calls are scheduled through Clarity. It’s a great community and resource for entrepreneurs. Sign up for Clarity.
I don’t write a ton of code, but when I do, I use Coda for my editor. Download Coda.
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!
This is where I store notes on a regular basis. Download Evernote.
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.
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 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 is a great resource for me to stay sharp on the software that I use. Sign up for Lynda.
Making it easy for clients to pay is important to me. PayPal’s been a key ingredient in that. Sign up for PayPal.
Whenever I need to do device mock-ups for presentations or for marketing websites, I use Placeit. Sign up for Placeit.
I use this service for all my editing. They edit my blogs, books, landing pages, etc. Tell them about your project.
ScreenFlow is a great piece of software that I use for all my screen captures and video recordings. Try ScreenFlow.
Tower is my Git client of choice. Some may say it’s too simple to use, but I like simplicity. Try Tower.
This is the FTP client that I’ve been using since I started writing code. It’s simple and intuitive. https://panic.com/transmit/
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.
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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