I believe that apps are meant to make your life easier and more efficient. Loading your devices and desktop with too many of them can do the exact opposite. Especially if you’re self-employed, there is no room for clutter.
I decided to create a list of my favourite applications, whether mobile, desktop or web based – that have tremendously contributed to my business. Here are my reviews:
Refreshing visuals, sounds, interface and overall user experience, Tweetbot is my favourite app design. Not only for the visuals, but the overall usability and efficiency of the product is outstanding. Tweetbot is available for iPhone for $2.99 USD and Mac for a hefty $19.99 USD. I still downloaded it, since it’s a valuable tool and speeds up my tweeting efficiency.
I’ve downloaded and tested the vast amount of tasklist software available. Wunderlist has 3 very big advantages: It syncs absolutely perfectly on every Mac / iOS device, it available on all platforms (iPhone, iPad, Mac) and it’s FREE! It’s also visually really fun to work with.
Working out of an office for sometimes 12-16 hour days, can’t we listen to music while we’re working? Rdio makes it really easy to stream almost every album in existence for about 10$/month. Available on web, Mac app, iPhone, iPad – keep a list of your favourite playlists, albums – and even sync them to your phone to reduce bandwidth!
Ever want to pre-write your updates? Buffer makes it extremely easy to write your tweets and automatically have them posted at your desired timeframe. Really great for anyone who depends on social media for business. The free version is amazing and if you’re looking to connect multiple accounts, there is a 10$ monthly fee, well worth it.
Freshbooks changed my business life in terms of organizing billing, estimating & timetracking. Before using this application, my billing organization skills were next to nothing. This application really offers a lot of bang for your buck. Free for a limited amount of clients, Freshbooks has a monthly fee depending on your requirements. Well worth the cost!
This app also changed my life in terms of file management. After having issues with an on-site fileserver for about 2 years, risking my valuable workfiles – I turned to this application to store my heavy work files. At only 100$ per year, Dropbox stores and syncs all my workfiles and is accessible on any one of my devices or computer – office or home. An amazing addition to anyone’s personal or business life.
Annnnd we are live! It’s been quite the journey to finally launch my new brand, Designpixel. It’s been a long time coming and on my 31st birthday, it’s finally here. A new start!
I was planning on writing a post on the journey that brought me to this destination: how I trekked through blizzards, climbed mount Everest and fought off a pack of angry honey badgers. However, I realized that my story has just begun and I wish to bring everyone along for this new ride.
Check back on this blog for giveaways, design tips, freebies, useful links and articles for your business. I always believed that you, my supporters, my fans, are my source of inspiration. I plan on inspiring you back. Thanks for riding with me!
Designpixel is a graphic design, website design and printing studio based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We provide services to corporate, real estate, individuals and retail clients. Designpixel is founded by Davide Giliati and supported by a talented team experts in various fields. We are a full service agency.