Tools We Use
Every project needs tools and resources. Some of these tools are used behind the scenes in managing, planning or developing. Others are used as part of the delivery platform for a project.
- Amazon – It’s Amazon. You know who Amazon is, right? Used in the delivery of a number of projects
- Canva – online graphic design lite. Drag and drop elements to make straightforward designs
- Elance, Fiverr and Tenrr
- Feed Shark – simple blog notifications
- Flickr.com commons. A beautifully curated collection of public domain imagery.
- Gmail and Inbox by Gmail
- Google Calendars
- Google Docs
- ifttt.com – “If This, Then That” – integration tool that allows you to “get the most out of the apps you love”; if you want Etsy activity to be automatically pinned to a Pinterest board, or a google calendar appointment creating when a shipping notification is received, ifttt can do it, and more.
- Tick Tick – shareable, flexible To Do list manager with the ability to set time or location based reminders, recurrence patterns and more.
- Twitter (Projects using twitter)
- Twando – a straightforward open source, freely available tool that allows scheduling of tweets, connected to multiple accounts, with the ability to bulk upload a forward schedule using simple CSV files; it is the tool of choice behind the scenes of any of the 101 projects that require forward scheduling of tweets.
- WordPress – much maligned, but quick to build, ubiquitous and flexible. Wordfence, Yoast SEO and Jetpack all the way.
- Zazzle – Zazzle’s Mission is “To Enable Every Custom, On-Demand Product in the World On Our Platform.” (Projects using Zazzle). Although quite expensive, Zazzle allows quick and easy creation of products, as well as referral income.
- Seth Godin on Shipping
- Ruben Gamez on Staying Focused and Shipping Your Product
- Steven Pressfield on how, and why to Do The Work
- TIME Magazine on How Poor Planning and Being Impulsive Can Lead to Big Wins In Life
Image: Image from page 321 of “Illustrated catalogue and general description of improved machine tools for working metal” (1899) via flickr.com commons