Top Email Marketing Client
With over 7 million users, MailChimp boasts to send more than 500 emails every day! If you have less than 2,000 users you can send up to 12,000 emails per month FOR FREE! If you have more users or want to send more emails, the pricing varies from $10 to $25 monthly. MailChimp also has an integration system if you have used an email marketing client before.
Best Note/Task Application
Evernote has made its statement in the personal and business worlds. Having the ability on a computer or phone by login information its portable appeal is lovely; Evernote’s actual abilities make it’s utilization that much more important. Being able to bookmark websites, pictures, selected content and plus make to-do lists and schedule appointments, what Evernote doesn’t do would be easier to list. Also, Evernote is free.
Best Team Productivity Application
When using teamwork for a project it can make the project even better. Having several opinions and minds coming together for a goal gives a project dimensions where else they could be lacking but when it comes to teamwork, communication is the biggest issue to overcome. Asana helps limit those issues and lets users assign tasks and subtasks, discuss tasks and keep snapshots of daily progression. When it comes to staying on top of tasks and meeting deadlines within groups specifically without having to use email for minute tasks, Asana works for your team! Asana pricing parallels with the number of members in your team and for every 5 members on your team the cost is $21 per month.
Honorary Mention: Slack – A desktop application that really puts group communication at the forefront with a chatroom for your group and also the ability to have less invasive notifications pop up on team member’s desktops.
Best File Manager and Reader Application
GoodReader maybe be specifically for iOS and runs about $5 for the application, but if you can you should download this application. When you run into problems looking at documents on your mobile phone, your life can turn frustrating fast. GoodReader allows you to annotate, manage and read PDFs. You can also read MS Office, TXT and HTML files and listen to audio, view pictures, watch videos and sign documents. It is truly a good reader. *Wink, wink.
Best Overall Tool
As IFTTT so cleverly puts on their website, “Let the internet work for you.” That is exactly how IFTTT can be translated. When you can have control over the programs and applications that you use, you are in control of your world. Creating “Do” and “If” Recipes allows you to use your applications like you have always dreamed, seamlessly integrated and customized for you. “Do quickly use my Nest application to set the thermostat to 70 degrees.” “If I post a picture on Instagram, save the photo to Dropbox.” IFTTT can do it and more and for free.