Resources & Tools

I always love when people ask me what tools or apps I’m currently using or vise versa, when I can strike up a conversation with friends about new apps, trends, startups, and services. I live for more productivity hacks! Below are a list of some of my favorite tools and resources.

Let me know in the comments if you have any favorites I should add or check out!

Social Media:

  • Bitly – URL shortening service.
  • Buffer – Tool to schedule posts on all of your social media networks.
  • Hootsuite – Tool to schedule posts on all of your social media networks.
  • Twubs – Follow hashtags and conversations that interest you. Real-time tweets, photos, videos and more from hashtags in one place. Great for Twitter chats.

Email Marketing:

  • MailChimp – Online email marketing solution to manage contacts, send emails and track results. It’s also free and awesome!

Event Management:

  • Eventbrite – Discover events or create your own with this ticketing platform. Collects a fee but has great features, collects attendee data, and you can send emails to attendees.
  • Eventbrite Neon – App that pairs with Eventbrite and turns your iPad or iPhone into a mobile box office for checkin and at the door sales. Allows you to manage your onsite entry, ticket sales, and customer requests.
  • TaskRabbit – A marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood. Great for tasks such as event setup and breakdown.
  • Storify – Great for collecting and share what people are saying all over the web. A free tool I’ll use when I want to make an event recap.
  • Drizly – Conveniently delivers beer, wine and liquor to you from your mobile device.
  • Double Dutch – Branded mobile conference applications for more engaged attendees, plus real-time analytics for improving event performance.

Time Management/Productivity:

  • Streak – Customer Relationship Management platform for Gmail. Good for keeping track of status, notes and details of each customer or relationship. Shares boxes within your team and keep everyone in the loop so you can see every email between a customer and your team, right in your inbox.
  • Pocket – When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket. Great for articles you want to read later, will also sync and can easily be view on a train when you have limited connection.
  • Sunrise Calendar – Sunrise is a free calendar app that combines  visual design and powerful calendar features to allow you to easily organize your time. Sunrise also syncs with your existing Google Calendar, iCloud and Exchange calendars.
  • Basecamp – Project management platform. Basecamp helps you wrangle people with different roles, responsibilities, and objectives toward a common goal: Finishing a project together.
  • Trello – Project management platform. Trello is free, flexible, and a visual way to manage your projects and stay organized.
  • Pulse – Newsfeed for all your favorite news and media publications.
  • Rapportive: Gmail plugin that shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.  As you’re sending an email, the contact’s social media profiles that are linked to that email will show up on the sidebar of your email.

Lifestyle:

  • Blue Apron – Makes cooking fun and easy. Provides you with all the ingredients and three dinner recipes (that you can make for either 2 or 4 people, for meat eaters, omnivores, or vegetarians) so that you need to make a delicious meal.
  • Stichfix – Accessible personal styling service. Create your style profile, measurements, and how often you want to receive your Stichfix. A personal stylist will pick 5 items (mix of clothes, accessories, and shoes), and you can pay and keep what you want and send back what you don’t want. It’s awesome for people like me who hate to shop!
  • Graze – Cause I love to snack. Use my code (9DYDG4GJE) at graze.com

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