Any online pro will tell you that they’re always on the lookout for a new app or website that saves them time and energy. An app or website that they can easily access on the go, puts their data together quickly and legibly and saves them a few minutes during their busy day will be an app that they cherish. Below are a few apps and a couple of websites that I believe will be in your collection of ‘cherished’ apps and websites. Click on a few and see if you don’t agree with me. Enjoy, today’s collection of time saving websites and apps for the busy online professional
5 Minutes – The quickest way to create a web presence.
If you’re a creative type who’s looking to sell online one of the biggest hurdles that you face is the creation of an online presence for your goods or services. The simple fact is that you’re an artist, not a web designer. 5 Minutes was put together with that in mind, and if you’re a photographer, graphic designer or illustrator (as well as a plethora of other creative professionals) they can help you quickly build an online presence as well as a fully functional website that will allow you to take orders, increase your Google ranking, get noticed and make sales.
Best Feature – There are absolutely no coding or design skills needed to quickly create profit making websites for your creative goods or services.
My Permissions Cleaner – Do you know who has permission to use your info?
One of the biggest fears that web experts have is that, with the advent of ever newer technologies, true privacy online will soon be lost. My Permissions Cleaner aims to bring back some of that lost privacy by helping you keep track of what websites are accessing and using your data. See what sites have permission, control what they can and can’t do, and cancel permissions on the sites you don’t want to have them, all from an easy to use interface.
Best Feature – Seeing what sites have permission to access and use your data. It may scare you.
Mighty Deals – Deals on valuable web tools. Done.
If you’ve ever spent 20 minutes fruitlessly searching for something on a ‘deal’ site only to finally give up in frustration and click away Mighty Deals knows your pain. They set up a website that knows you love to save money but hate to waste time, and they give you what you need; valuable web tools at excellent prices. If you’re sick of wasting time on deal sites that sell junk, surf to Mighty Deals and check them out. I guarantee that, if you’re a busy web pro, you’ll like what you see.
Best Feature – Free membership, daily updated deals and a freebies page. Done.
unbounce – They help potential customers to land on your site.
One of the most important parts of a well-designed online sales plan is the landing page. Like an online funnel it brings people directly to where you want them to be; in front of your offers. If you’re a busy online sales pro unbounce can help you put together quality landing pages and also help you track them, test them and update them. That’s a time-saver no matter how you slice it, and could mean a big difference in revenue generation for your business.
Best Feature – Use their simple A/B testing to optimize your landing pages for higher conversion rates
Dropbox – Sharing made incredibly simple.
If you don’t already know Dropbox you will soon learn that it’s one of the best and brightest new(ish) apps on the market and extremely popular. Using their well-designed and incredibly easy to use app you can share files with yourself or anyone else in seconds from anywhere. Yes. It’s that good. Share files from all your devices and access them on any you choose, share pics with your family with 1 click of your mouse and so much more. This one is a must-have. I use it and love it.
Best Feature – The ease of sharing files and pictures will delight you.
The Noun Project – Using visual language has never been easier.
If you build a lot of websites that will be viewed in a different country by people who speak a different language you know that there are times when you wish there was a universal language that everyone used. The Noun Project is doing a fine job of granting your wish, and on their website you will find a virtual library of recognizable symbols that each conveys a noun without the need for words. Not only that, they’re free to use by anyone for any reason. That’s powerful and something to applaud.
Best Feature – Free language symbols that you can use on your website to convey your ideas.
Boomerang – Use your email for more than just mail.
If you use email simply for communication you’re missing out on a few powerful and practical elements that it offers. Boomerang takes all of those elements, like being able to send yourself a reminder for practically anything, and puts them together in a simple and straightforward app that will have you looking at email in a while new light. If you deal with people or businesses in other time zones it can be a very helpful app, and if you just want to remember your anniversary it has that covered too.
Best Feature – It works with all the large email programs and can intercommunicate with them.