this is our company toolbox
We love and use these products and services everyday and hope that you love them too.
G-SUITE- formerly Google Apps for Business
The best place for professional branded email. G Suite is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps teams communicate, collaborate and get things done from anywhere and on any device. Save 20% off of your first year of service by using clicking the link.
Your admin homebase. Awesome for file sharing and collaboration with your designer, copywriter, photographer and the rest of your team. This service is built into both G-Suite and Gmail.
This is where you can archive links, lists and notes for future projects, research or creating your own reference library. Share notes with others for collaboration. This is a simple app, but that is also why it is so helpful.
File backup + sharing. One of my favorite tricks is to upload audio book files to my dropbox and then listen to them on my iphone while doing housework or simple tasks.
HelloSign, the easiest way to electronically sign legally binding documents. The contract arrives in your client’s inbox and after you and your client have both signed, it sends copies to you both. You can create a free account on Hellosign if you have a small budget and then upgrade later and it integrates seamlessly with Google Apps.
You will never click “I forgot my password” again.
Simply the most practical and integrated email service on the planet.
WEB BASED TASK AUTOMATION
This app has become a go-to utility not just for me but for many business owners that I work with. Zapier is an amazing drag-and-drop interface for automatically pushing data between over 500 popular apps and was built with the non-technical user in mind. The free plan can serve you for a long time.
WAVE Double entry accounting and easy reports and summaries for tax time. When I first started my business I used this free service.
PROJECT + TIME MANAGEMENT
ASANA This year I started using Asana and I can't believe the difference it's made to my project flow. It's the tool that has made the biggest difference to my business and my stress levels. Asana is an amazing project management tool! I use to keep track of tasks, projects, files and conversations, not just for myself but also for my clients and their teams. Runner up: TRELLO. I like the look and feel of Trello best, but has fewer of the feature that I need most. I recommend trying both and deciding for yourself.
DUBSADO Intuitive client management, invoicing, + contracts
ACUITY SCHEDULING Automate how your schedule meetings, easy integration with your digital calendar and your website.
GOOGLE CALENDAR Keeps everything in order and integrates with nearly every other digital service
MARKETING + SALES
SQUARESPACE Websites + landing pages
LEADPAGES A must have if you’re hosting teleseminars, webinars, Google Hangouts, selling services, courses or products online then you need to check it out.
GOOGLE DOMAINS No nonsense domain management, friendly user interface, and super easy domain based email aliases that forward to your gmail account.
FORMS & SURVEYS
GOOGLE FORMS Another useful and free tool made by Google. Create unlimited surveys and distribute it to unlimited respondents with Google Forms. It’s highly customizable and can be embedded into emails or websites. Survey answers and data automatically appear in Google Spreadsheets.
ADOBE CC Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign + more. Adobe is the gold standard and pioneer of some of the best design related software ever made. Different plans and price points according to need & use.
CANVA Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use. Great for creating photo collages or headers.
WEBFONT BLENDER A little tool to checkout neat web font combinations.
FONTS.COM Sync Google Fonts to your Desktop using their Skyfont service. This allows you to have greater consistency across your the many digital and print platforms that your brand exists on. Fonts.com also offers a selection of over 20,000 web fonts.
CREATIVE MARKET A huge selection of gorgeous, affordable fonts.
MYFONTS MyFonts is another favorite go to place for stunning fonts. They also provide a service called WhatTheFont that helps you identify the names of fonts you like.
DAFONT High quality free fonts with character and most of the basics too.
DESIGN-SEEDS A favorite color inspiration site! This site pulls colors from gorgeous images and creates amazing color palettes.
COLOR PALETTE GENERATOR
COOLORS Coolors easy and intuitive way to generate a beautiful 5 color palette for any project. Once you have created the perfect palette, you can export the palette as PDF, making a go-to guide to use over and over.