29 online business tools that will help you to be more productive

If you’d like to make your time on-line more productive and hassle-free, then take a look at our hand-picked list of useful on-line business tools – both graphics based and general ones. Oh, and don’t ignore the website measuring tool, just at the bottom of the resources page in that link. Genius!

Confession time now!

To be honest we’ve had a ‘Resources’ page on our site here for little while, but there have been very few resources on it.

Ahem! – Well, you may be pleased to know that we’ve recently rectified this and started to compile a list of tools to use when creating images/graphics and some of the basics if you are just starting out on-line.

Click here to find those free graphics tools.

Let’s face it, there are so many resources available that it’s hard to know which are good in reality (and which just look good on the outside but are left wanting when you start to use them), so we’ve put together this list for you, based on our personal experience.

It’s definitely a work in progress and we will be changing the suggestions over time. I’m sure, as we discover more juicy tools that help us to leverage our time or just plain have more fun.

In addition to these graphic tools, here are 5 more

Pop Survey

This company have paid a great deal of attention of the way your surveys look.

They offer a free plan with 2 surveys – scroll down their front page  to see the details.

If you need more surveys than this, there are tiered paid options, but you can trial it for free and it’s really easy to set them up too! Always a bonus 🙂


This is an European  music site. You can download royalty-free, Creative Commons music. The music isn’t free if you want to use for commercial purposes, and do check the license details in the FAQ.

Pinboard is a social bookmarking site for introverts and personal archive with an emphasis on speed over socializing. I’ve been using it now for about a month and previously I used the bookmarking function on the Chrome browser.

However, this is so much better. It does cost $10 ( a one-time cost), but it’s worth it for the clean interface and the intuitive, simple method of saving your favourite pages. I thoroughly recommend it. In fact, I think I’ll do a short video on it at some point, so watch this space.

DropBox for sharing and backing up your files

Get this if you:
a) would like to access your files from more than one computer (or iPhone or iPad…) OR
b) you don’t want to collapse in tears because you lose all your files when your laptop gets lost/self-combusts.

BTW the first 2G is free and there are several ways in which you can increase this, like referring a pal to it.
Great for easily sharing videos that can be too large to share any other way.

Google Drive – simultaneously sharing/amending a Document with someone else

One of the things about building a business with a partner/sister is that you need to communicate really well about stuff.

Google Drive (used to be known as Google Docs) is brilliant for this. The both of us can work on the same document at once and see each others’ updates as if they are typing on your computer, and we can easily share notes/presentations and so on.


What about you?

Do you have any must-have tools that help with productivity?
If so, tell us about them in the comments below.

P.S. If you have a second, sharing this article with your Twitter or Facebook followers would be a huge help. I know, I’m shamelessly asking you to tweet my article, but it’s easy. Thank you 🙂

Image Credit:  Clever Cupcakes
About The Author

Caroline Jones

I'm Caroline and I look to help small business owners create their own graphics by writing tutorials and tips on graphics editing software. I live in Wales , love Tartan and Coffee Ice Cream. You can read more about me here