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BASECAMP

Stop working from your inbox! We did and it changed the whole game. This project management tool keeps everything and everyone in one place, allowing you to assign tasks and timelines to your projects. Have discussions & add files. No more…”where’s that doc?” Perfect online collaboration. We love it. A lot.
www.basecamp.com

MAILCHIMP

Send better email. Music to our ears! With more than 4 million people using Mailchimp to design and send email marketing campaigns, they must be doing something right. This is one of our favourite email programs to add custom design templates for our customers! And it’s Free for a smaller list.
www.mailchimp.com

FRESHBOOKS

Say hello to cloud accounting. This software is built for small business owners to get organized and get paid. You’ll be tracking time, logging expenses and invoicing your clients in no time. It’s simple and intuitive so accounting doesn’t have to be intimidating. We’ve used it for years!
www.freshbooks.com

DROPBOX

Need access to a file when you’re not in the office? You can access your secure dropbox from wherever you are. You can share photos with friends or work with your team, like you’re using a single computer. Everything is automatically private, so you control who sees what.
www.dropbox.com

HOOTSUITE

This is the leading social media dashboard to manage and measure your social networks. It’s perfect if your just learning about Social Media or a seasoned pro. You can manage multiple social networks, schedule messages and tweets, track brand mentions, and analyze social medial traffic. It’s a hoot organizing your social life.
www.hootsuite.com

EVERNOTE

Evernote apps and products make modern life manageable, by letting you easily collect and find everything that matters. We think one of the best features is being able to take quick audio notes. You can save webpages, snap a photo, keep all your notes and itineraries together.
www.evernote.com

1 PASSWORD

Have you ever forgotten a password? We all have at one time. Now all you have to remember is one. This program remembers all of your passwords for you when you log into a new website. Then it stores it securely. Now all you have to do is log into 1 Password and it will automatically log you into where ever you need to go.
www.1password.com

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GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This is one of the best way to analyze your traffic, mobile app, campaigns, and even your products sales. There is a bit of a learning curve but they have lots of tutorials to help you get started. Once you know the basics, you’ll be amazed at how much you can learn from this free tool.
www.googleanalytics.com

LYNDA.COM

Learn at your own pace. With over 2,326 video courses, there’s something for everyone. From marketing tips, social media, WordPress, video, business, even how to take a better selfie. We value education and continuous learning is a part of our work culture. This has been huge in our growth. Lynda has helped us get where we are!
www.lynda.com

ASANA

Team work without email. Asana puts conversations & tasks together, so you can get more done with less effort. Send tasks not emails with this free project management tool. This is perfect for small business so you can organize your efforts. Easily set up tasks and assign them to your team.
www.asana.com

THEME FOREST

This is one of India’s favourite places to go and just search. With thousands of different types of themes and templates to search through, you could get lost. This is one of many places to buy custom themes from trusted developers. Just browse by category and enjoy. You’ve been warned.
www.themeforest.net

DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB

Awesomeness for a dollar. While we are not a fan of “cheap”, we do get requests from clients to shop for stock photography without blowing a months budget on one photo for their blog or sales page. So here is the perfect balance. Great stock images where you can go nuts while staying on budget.
www.dollarphotoclub.com

SKITCH

This is a great tool to visually communicate ideas and share feedback. You can take a photo and add a caption, arrows, shapes, and text. Need to add comments to a screen capture, this is the perfect little tool. You can even start with a blank canvas. This handy little app is made by Evernote, so you know it has to be good.
www.evernote.com/skitch

POCKET

Save for later. You can put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket and view it later. If it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer. You don’t even need an Internet connection to check your pocket. This handy little tool syncs up between you mobile devices, tablets, and computer.
www.getpocket.com

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DESIGN SEEDS

For all who love color! The concept was born as a way to bring a unique approach to design, through our passion for color. Design Seeds are meant to inspire, and you may apply the color combinations to your projects, home remodel, or wedding palette. Computer programs cannot create what the human eye, skill, and intuition can. See what we mean…
www.design-seeds.com

MY FONTS

Want to find a sexy new font? Well look no further because this is the world’s largest collection of fonts. With so many different categories to choose from you’re sure to find something that you like. Seen a font in use and want to know what it is? You can submit it to find the closest matches. How cool is that?
www.myfonts.com

STOCKSY

Your stock photography should not look like stock photography. No filler. No white backgrounds. Pure awesome. Please don’t cheap out when making an impact with your main design! Stocksy have intentionally set high quality and curatorial standards to ensure that the images you find on their site are authentic, intelligent, beautiful, realistic and inherently useful. We have a bit of a crush on Stocksy. And they know it!
www.stocksy.com

VECTORSTOCK

The World’s Leading Vector Only Stock Graphics Agency. It’s a daily stop around here. For a few dollars you can grab little icons to full blown illustrations. Create galleries for Inspiration and be ready to buy some credits. We love following the artists & appreciate their talent & dedication.
www.vectorstock.com

CREATIVE MARKET

When we first discovered Creative Market we celebrated. And we didn’t want to tell a soul. You’ll see what we mean. You can buy and sell handcrafted, mousemade design content like vector patterns, icons, photoshop brushes, fonts and more. Seriously…the best creative market we’ve ever seen. Secret’s out!
www.creativemarket.com

MOO

Ok…so if you haven’t checked out Moo yet, we suggest you do! “We love to Print” is their motto and they don’t think the words “customer satisfaction” are sexy….they want you to be “thrilled”. We certainly were! Even the package they mail is scrumptious and will guarantee a smile. Take a peek at their Luxe line. And then grab 10% off your first order!
www.moo.com

OMVANA

Could this be the most advanced personal growth tool ever created? We think so. We may be a little biased because we mastermind with MindValley and pretty much everything they do rocks. If you follow one business this year…make it MindValley & get Omvana. Your mind, body, spirit & emotion will thank you. It will change the way you live life!
www.omvana.com

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Our top 21 picks for tools & resources we use in our design business every day! If you have one that you think we need to know about…email us stat! We’d love to feature it as a bonus! (and kudos can be linked to you for some promotion).

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