Papersky Digital Guide
Let's face it we live online these days. But do you get a bit overwhelmed at the sheer volume of tools and resources out there to help to fulfil your workday and online life and don't know which ones to choose? Well we've put together some of our favourites for inspiration, productivity, learning and more to help make your online life as smooth sailing as possible.
Google Think – Research and Inspiration
You may have heard about the little ol' search engine called Google, well check out Google Think, an online source for insights, trends and research in digital marketing. Anyone can subscribe for the latest research, white papers, case studies and much more. In a nut shell it's a giant data bank that has got online researchers and marketers all excited and is the one stop shop for pretty much anything you want to know about digital marketing.
Issuu – Digital Publications
Those who love to read should check out issuu.com, the leading digital publishing platform bringing a whole host of magazines, newspapers and catalogues all together on one stunning platform. The great thing about issuu.com is that the publications are uploaded by users and so many people and businesses have published their best publications via the site to create digital editions. What's more issuu.com have got the formatting and search engine issues completely covered. It's completely free and anyone can use it from Individuals to schools and universities and companies to not-for-profit organisations.
Flow – Project Management
We all know how important is it to keep all our ducks in a row, and online this means using an invaluable work flow management service like getflow.com. Now you can make sure no one gets left out of the discussion, projects actually get finished and you don't spend ages trawling through your email for files as they're all in one place. Plus as ideas can come to you anywhere anytime, it's a good job you can integrate your work management on any of your devices from androids to iOS. It can also be fully integrated with your email and the dashboard is full of really useful features.
Harvest – Finance
Another fantastic service to help you keep on top of your projects and, just as importantly, budgets… is Harvest.com . It gives you powerful reporting and real-time access to make sure you keep an eye on your businesses profitability. You can use it online from your desktop, tablet or mobile to help estimate projects and track your time, billing and invoices. One of our favourite features is the ability to snap photos of your receipts and easily upload them to Harvest.com with their free apps for both android and iOS.
Wunderlist – Task Lists
It doesn't just have to be in your professional life that you can make the most of tools to help organise yourself. Wunderlist.com helps you plan for anything whether its a dinner party, trip abroad, shopping list or of course, collaborative projects at work.
You can access it anywhere and syncs across a whole range of devices to make sure you really can keep it with you on the go and you can share your tasks with others to make sure you're all on the same page.
Google Analytics is a must have for any modern business. What's the point investing in a website if you don't know who's viewing it, when, where from and what they're doing once they're on it. Google Analytics gives you a window into your visitor traffic and paints a complete picture of your audience and what they need.
The insights you get from Google Analytics can help you tweak your website to make sure you get the most from it, choose the right benchmarks and campaigns.
Sprout Social – Social Automation and Reporting
Whatever industry you're in and whoever your target audience are social media just can't be ignored. To help you embrace the power of social media check out sproutsocial.com. They totally revel in the fact that social media is an essential part of your marketing strategy and they help their customers engage with audiences, manage responses, monitor results, publish content, the list goes on.
Maxthon Cloud, an alternative to the main players, super fast load time – we like this!
Like us you're probably passionate about what you do. So if you want to keep your finger on the pulse check out Shift, a quarterly iPad magazine for the digital generation. The articles are such high quality and focus on everything from the latest must have gadgets and upcoming technology.
So, if you want to take advantage of the various tools and apps out there that will make your life easier and leave you with more time to concentrate on running your business then check out our recommendations. Once you do, you'll wonder how you ever got by without them!