Top Free Online Tools for Business
It’s been an absolute pleasure to have been one of the MentorsWork Scheme mentors over the past few weeks. I have been helping businesses with digital marketing and social media, and I have been guiding them as they pivot to address the new environment brought about by the current Covid-19 pandemic. Multiple sectors – similar needs. But these tools are relevant for all.
My Top Recommended Free Tools for Business Right Now
This is one of my ultimate favourite apps, so much so that it’s the second app I open after email when I log in in the morning. The app is basically an online search engine dedicated to emojis, with its range of categories you can quickly find the emoji you need for any situation. Whether it’s a or an , Emojipedia has you covered.
I have been using LastPass for such a long time, it’s a really powerful tool for keeping your passwords safe in one place. And it enables you to share with others securely. You just pop your passwords into your trusty vault as you go along and you never need to wrack your brain to remember them again! It’s totally free to use, with paid options available if you need to add team members.
Logomaster.ai is a really easy to use logo maker for any size of business. You can choose from beautiful templates or create your own logo from scratch. Creating your own logo is totally free, you can tweak and play with it as much as you like. You only have to pay to download your logo once you are 100% happy with it. There are 3 pricing plans. I would highly recommend the “Enterprise” level. It gives you all of your social assets and watermark….and it’s only $80!
If you need to be sure that your copy is clear and compelling to read, Hemingway App is your pal! It highlights any errors or complexity in your writing and makes suggestions on how to improve to create a better experience for your readers. Plus it features my all time fave measurement score: the Fleisch Kincaid Readability Score. Aim for a 6 for web writing!
It is such a joy to introduce Canva to people for the first time! It has the most easy to use interface, enabling you to create the most stunning designs and visuals by drag and drop. What I love is that it comes with pre-built social media graphic templates for everything from Facebook posts to logos and presentations. It’s free to use, Canva make money when you use their premium stock images and a few other bits and pieces too. If you want to make a month’s worth of social media images without having a professional designer, then Canva is definitely a must!
Integrate and automate all of your most repetitive tasks in a flash….or a Zap as Zapier would say! When you introduce ads and automations, you’ll find yourself needing to move data from one app to another. Zapier makes the complex easy. It’s a real lifesaver for non-technical folks like me as it saves time and is ultra reliable.