Between commuting to office, catching up with your inbox, to rushing for review meetings, it’s a hard life, as any entrepreneur will know. They are always on the lookout for ways to get the most out of their day. I remember when I was younger feeling totally befuddled by the vast shelves of self-help books about time management. It all sounded like a capital snore fest. That all changes when you begin to realize just how valuable your time is; and with more ways to waste (and make really great use of) our time than ever before, we’re always looking for better ways to beat the clock.
Today I’m giving my two cents with this list of the 20 best online productivity tools to make better use of your brief time here on this majestic earth. Feel free to save time and scan for what interests you – I won’t be offended.
Right from naming and registering a business, to managing teams, to handling marketing and customer relations, these tools can help you ease up your daily life.
Here are 20 best online tools that can assist your daily life in being effective and efficient:
Asana: Asana is a Project Management and Collaboration Tool which helps keep teams organised, connected and focused. It is one of the most popular project management tools and offers convenient integrations.
Freedcamp: Freedcamp serves as a central spot for project planning, organization, and action. Share project to-dos, project files, and join in discussions with team members. The coolest thing about Freedcamp is that they provide a TON of functionality for free.
99designs: 99Designs is the world’s most popular marketplace for graphic design. It is a great platform to find able freelancer designers, especially for logo and web designing. Affordable packages and plans to help everyone from the sole individual right up to the bigger organisations. They really do have it all.
Animoto: Animoto makes it easy to create professional-quality videos. Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from photos, video clips, text and music.
Evernote: Evernote is a handy and versatile app that can save notes (audio and text), organize photos, set reminders, and upload attachments, all synced across your various desktop and mobile devices. Plus, Evernote’s bookmarklet makes it easy to clip web articles and store them for later reading. If you’re constantly jumping devices, this one is for you.
Codecademy: Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in eight different programming languages. Codecademy also provides a forum where enthusiasts, beginners, and advanced coders can come together and help each other.
Google tools and resources
Google Drive (and Company): Google Drive (along with Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets) makes it easy to share and edit an array of files. Team members can even chat and share notes from within a document. It’s free, awesome, and not worth missing out on.
Google Trends: Google Trends is a public web facility of Google that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages. It can be quite useful for targeting the right customers online.
Google Photos: Google Photos offers unlimited online storage space for your digital photos and videos. The original images are compressed after uploading but the difference is barely noticeable, at least on the computer screen.
Google Url Shortener: Google Url Shortener provides an excellent URL shortening service. Google Short Links service also offers standard analytics so you can know the usage level (or click-throughs) of individual URLs. All goo.gl URLs and click analytics are public and can be accessed by anyone.
Dropbox: Dropbox is the premier file backup, sync and sharing solution beloved by more than 4 million businesses. It lets you store and share huge chunks of data through the cloud.
GitHub: GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service offering distributed revision control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Over 4 million people use it to share code.
Pocket: Pocket is a sweet little app that lets you save awesome content (articles, images, videos, etc.) to check out later.
HootSuite: An oldie but a goodie, HootSuite is tremendously helpful when managing various social media accounts. Monitor all your social activity across networks in one easy-to-use dashboard which lets you schedule posts, delegate social assignments to team members, organize Twitter lists and followers, measure performance, and more.
Trello: Trello is a cute, relatively simple and handy way to stay organized. It looks a lot like a Pinterest board, but instead of being totally photo-centric, Trello lets you add lists, labels, and tasks that you can drag, drop, and play with at your leisure. While it’s nothing revolutionary, it could be just the thing for visual organizers and serves as a nice alternative to covering your monitor in post-it notes.
Who.is: Who.is is an online interactive plateform that provides information on any domain name or website. Large database of whois information, DNS, domain names, name servers, IPs, and tools for searching and monitoring domain names.
Whatwpthemeisthat: What WordPress Theme Is That is a free online tool allows you to easily detect what WordPress theme a site uses (including parent and child themes). Additionally, it will also detect what WordPress Plugins are being used.
Fiverr: Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer a variety of different services to customers worldwide.
GoDaddy: GoDaddy is the world’s largest web host and domain name registrar. It offers dependable and stable services to ensure smooth online presence.
WordPress: WordPress is the most popular web platform to create beautiful websites and blogs. It provides for hundreds of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes.