I am always interested in the tools folks use to do their jobs. (I guess I’m always looking for the newest thing) Here are tools I use and recommend.
CMS (Content Management System)
I believe in open source software. WordPress is my preferred choice.
These premium themes cost money but are well worth it.
Godaddy: I started using Godaddy when it first launched and haven’t looked back.
MailChimp : Best Email marketing service with a free version.
MediaTemple: I host all of my websites using Media Temple and highly recommend them.
Basecamp: Easy and intuitive to use. I recommend Basecamp for project management.
Evernote – Electronic note taking. I use Evernote to save information on find on web sites.
Social Media Management
HootSuite: There are other better designed social media management tools but I like the functionality of Hootsuite. They continue to improve.
Personal and Business Assessment Tool
Kolbe Index: This assessment tool helps determine your natural and unique method of operation. It’s hard to explain in few lines but is very valuable.