Not all software gives you the chance to trial the product first, so how are you meant to know if it's good for your business or not? The below list is tested software that we use and highly recommend,
which is also free or free to try, bonus!
1. MailChimp - FREE
One of the best and most popular email marketing platforms on the market!
If you send fewer than 12,000 emails per month to fewer than 2,000 subscribers, you'll absolutely love their Forever Free plan! Use the drag-and-drop designer and email templates, check open rates and compare them to the average company in your industry.
2. Google Optimize - FREE
Google Optimize is an online split-testing tool from Google that plugs into your website and enables you to experiment with different ways of delivering your content. It facilitates three types of testing â€“ A/B testing, multivariate testing, and redirect tests. Optimize is typically used for conversion rate optimization (CRO).
3. Slack - FREE
Slack is a cloud-based application that connects teams, allowing them to collaborate in real-time on projects and share documents, images, videos and other data necessary to do their job. It is available as a standalone app for desktops or mobile device and it's FREE!
4. Trello - FREE
Trello is a collaboration tool that organises your projects into boards. At a glance, Trello tells you what project is being worked on, who's working on what, and when something is in process. This software is great to keep your projects organised and saves confusion on who's working on what.
5. Unsplash - FREE
Unsplash is a website dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license. Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos!
6. Pocket Receptionist - FREE TRIAL
Pocket Receptionist is a telephone answering service for any business. you have total control of your incoming calls wherever you are, whenever you need. Businesses still receive 80% of their incoming communication via the phone and 34.53% of calls are missed. An employed receptionist on average spends 23% of their time answering calls, Why pay for 100% of their time?
7. SUPERAntiSpyware - FREE EDITION DOWNLOAD
Ever been on a hotel site seen an offer then when you go back it's gone? Some websites place a cookie on your computer so they only offer first time visitors to the sites special offers. Using this software clears your cookies so you can make sure you get the best offers available.
8. Grammarly - FREE
Careless mistakes can make your business look amateurish. Grammarly inspects, perfects and polishes up your correspondence almost anywhere you write on the web. Everyone has that pet hate when someone uses the wrong your/you're, Grammarly can sort it for you!
9. Zapier - FREE on core features FREE TRIAL on premium features
Zapier essentially automates all the annoying little tasks, like sharing posts across social platforms or updating your CRM. It connects so many different apps together to create automations and you can create your own automations with little tech knowledge.
10. OneDrive - FREE
OneDrive is a file hosting service operated by Microsoft as part of its suite of Office Online services. It allows users to store files as well as other personal data like Windows settings or BitLocker recovery keys in the cloud. This is a really useful tool when sending large files!
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