Software Picks — Business Technology Consultants

Firefox

Firefox is a free and open-source multi-platform web browser d which implements current and anticipated web standards. It is a great platform for doing your web development in as it is considered to be one of the most compatible browsers

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Dropbox

Dropbox is a personal cloud storage service (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used for file sharing and collaboration. The Dropbox application is available for multi-platforms and can be used to store your documents for easy retrieval from anywhere. They provide a free account with 2GB of storage

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Quickbooks

Quickbooks is a cloud based online accounting sytem by Intuit. It is priced per user/per month and is a very good system for small businesses. It allows you access to your accounting from anywhere and they have a free application that runs on your computer and syncs to the online database.

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Skype

Skype is an IP telephony service that offers free calling between users and low-cost calling to people who don't use the service. also enables file transfers, texting, video chat and video conferencing. The service is available for multiple platforms including mobile phones. A function called SkypeOut enables calls to regular telephones; these calls are charged to a prepaid account.

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Freemind

FreeMind is a free mind-mapping software. It allows you to visually/graphically map out any type of process.

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Camtasia

Camtasia is more than a simple screen recorder, it gives you the ability to customize and edit your videos. Record on-screen activity, add imported media, create interactive content, and share high-quality HD videos that your viewers can watch anytime, on nearly any device. A Free Trial is available.

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Team Viewer

Remote control any computer or Mac over the internet within seconds or use TeamViewer for online meetings. This is a great tool and free for personal use. It easily replaces costlier software like Go2MyPC and Go2Meeting

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Lastpass

LastPass remembers your passwords so that you can focus on the more important things in life. It is a free add-on for your web browsers

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Jing

Jing is a free and simple way to start sharing images and short videos of your computer screen. Jing gives you the ability to add basic visual elements to your captures and share them fast.

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Wordpress

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. WordPress is free and is provided/installed by most web hosting providers.

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Colorzilla

ColorZilla for Firefox/Chrome is an add-on that assists web developers and graphic designers with color related tasks - both basic and advanced.

With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program. You can analyze the page and inspect a palette of its colors.

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OptimizePress

OptimizePress is a WordPress theme or Plugin used by many marketers. It has a basic look that can be easily modified and has many nice tools/features to help with your web design and marketing.

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InstaBuilder

InstaBuilder is an Easy-To-Use Drag and Drop Plugin for WordPress to help creates beautiful Landing Pages quickly

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CodeCanyon

CodeCanyon sells AWESOME WordPress plugins. My favorites are Visual Composer and Mega Main Menu. They help to create incredibly cool features for your website without any of the coding.

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Firebug

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page

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Color Picker

A very simple Firefox extension for learning web page colors. Copy the RGB or Hex color code of any pixel displayed in your browser to the clipboard

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Colorcombos

his site was built to help web developers quickly select and test web design colour combinations. Or you can use the ComboMaker tool to create and share your own web design colour.

You can also use the website color grabbing tool or the search tool to get a quick start.

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Gravity Forms

Advanced Forms for WordPress Websites.

Gravity Forms has the ability to use conditional logic and change forms on the fly based on how a form is filled out.

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Jot Form

JotForm is another tool to create forms for your websites. This is not a WordPress plugin. Creating forms is exceptionally easy and has some really cool features. It is free for a maximum of 100 form submissions per month. They give you several easy ways to embed your form on your website.

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Pixlr

Pixlr has 3 online photo editing softwares.

Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.

Pixlr Express is a fun and powerful photo editor for making quick fixes or adding personal style.

Pixlr-O-Matic is allows you to Transform your photos into cool, vintage images by adding fun retro effects, overlays and borders.

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Canva

Canva is a free amazingly simple tool for graphic design. It uses a drag-and-drop design tool with a library of over a million stock photos, graphic elements and fonts.

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Infusionsoft

Infusionsoft combines everything your business needs -- Contact Management, CRM, Marketing Automation and E-Commerce -- into a single online system. It's the easiest way to grow sales and save time.

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LeadPages

The Internet's Easiest 'Next Generation' Lead Generation Platform.

Lead pages allows you to create beautiful high converting Landing pages, opt-in forms for your websites that connect to your marketing systems

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WebinarJam

WebinarJam is an alternative to Go2Webinar at a much lower cost. It works well and just had a nice redesign. It is built as a front end to Google hangouts. Does not have the integration to other systems that is pretty standard with Go2Webinar.

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Evergreen Business Systems

Evergreen Business Systems Automated Webinar software is produced by the same people as WebinarJam. It allows you to create evergreen automated webinars that can be automatically scheduled by visitors and can appear to be live webinars. Cool system that just got a major overhaul and setup works much better now. Was always a good system but setup was sluggish. Works great now.

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GoToWebinar

GoToWebinar is a professional and easy-to-use service that helps you create, promote and host online events. It is the granddaddy of the webinar software. It is well integrated with other software.

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Free Conference Call

Conference for Free Anywhere, Anytime! This is a really cool service. It is totally free and the calls can be recorded and downloaded. You can even use the service to do podcasts. There is a free international version too with an app for your smartphone.

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CustomerHub

CustomerHub is an easy to use Membership site designed specifically for Infusionsoft by Infusionsoft. It requires no separate hosting and no coding.

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GroSocial

Get more fans, leads and customers with social promotions & contests.

Promote your business with social media
like never before. Create killer Facebook promotions & contests, customize your Facebook Timeline cover & profile, design custom Twitter profiles.

GroSocial integrates with just about everything.

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Snap

Add a contact to Infusionsoft just by snapping a picture of their business card.

Snap by Infusionsoft makes it easy to add contacts to Infusionsoft from your smart phone so you can follow up immediately. Snap also eliminates the hassle of manually adding contacts to Infusionsoft. Just take a photo of a business card with your smartphone and Snap will use that data to create a new contact record in Infusionsoft.

Never lose contact information again and stop collecting business cards. Capture first name, last name, phone, email, company, address and notes right from your smartphone—anytime, anywhere.

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Infusionsoft Sync for Outlook

This sets up a sidebar in outlook for Infusionsoft contacts and allows you to work with them in the Outlook environment. It also syncs with the calendar

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Infusionsoft Sync for Gmail

Access contact information from Infusionsoft and new create contact records directly from Gmail. With the email and appointment sync features, you can save time and ensure all sales activities and communications are recorded in Infusionsoft.

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PlusThis

PlusThis makes Infusionsoft AWESOMER!

It is an add-on for Infusionsoft that adds a lot of functionality to the program and extends some of Infusionsoft's capabilities that would normally take programming through the API.

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Memberium

INFUSIONSOFT MEMBERSHIP SITES WITH WORDPRESS FINALLY MADE EASY

Memberium is a membership plugin for wordpress that was designed for Infusionsoft that gives you considerably more power and control than you would have with CustomerHub.

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Appointment Core

Automate Your Appointment Setting Process for Your Infusionsoft & Google Calendar.

You create time slots for your appointments, your prospect or customer selects their time slot and your meeting is created automatically in Infusionsoft.

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Social Fuse

Save time & make more money with SMS Text Message Marketing for Infusionsoft. SMSFuse allows you to generate leads via text into Infusionsoft, increase engagement, segment you list and even take orders via text

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Zapier

Zapier allows you to integrate several different applications into Infusionsoft.

Zapier connects the web apps you use to easily move your data between them and automate tedious tasks. Zapier currently supports over 400 different applications.

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LeadPages

The Internet's Easiest 'Next Generation' Lead Generation Platform.

Lead pages allows you to create beautiful high converting Landing pages, opt-in forms for your websites that connect to your marketing systems

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Outsourcing work can be a great way to get work done that is outside of your expertise.  It could be for a logo, copywriting, a website, or more.  A lot of work is done outside of the country so communication could be an issue at times.  I have always got good work product when using theses services.  You can often run a contest and get multiple submissions and choose what you like best.

99Designs

Great business starts with a great logo. 99Designs allows you to run contests for designers to create logos and branding for your business.

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Designcrowd

Get the Perfect Custom Design, Every time! Design crowd works similar to 99Designs but also does everything from Web design, t-shirts, brochures, flyers and business cards.

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Fiverr

What do you need done? Find it on Fiverr. Fiverr can help you with everything from graphic and design, online marketing, copywriting, video and animation, programming, etc.

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Freelancer

Post a project to Freelancer and get bids/proposals from freelancers to choose from.

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Elance

The World's Leading Site for Online Work. Find freelance workers for any type of project.

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ODesk

ODesk is like all the others but you can use it to hire for jobs as well. They also have virtual assistants that can be hired.

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