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Data Visualization & Info-Graphics

Google Charts

Google chart tools are powerful, simple to use, and free. Google Charts provides a perfect way to visualize data on your website. From simple line charts to complex hierarchical tree maps, the chart gallery provides a large number of ready-to-use chart types.

Infogram

Create engaging infographics and reports in minutes. Infogram is an intuitive visualization tool that empowers people and teams to create beautiful content.

Email Marketing

Constant Contact (Free Trial)

Our editor makes it easy to customize an email template and design professional, mobile-responsive emails that look great on every device.
All Constant Contact plans let you send unlimited emails, and our prices start at just $20/month for 0-500 contacts. (Limited to 100 contacts during trial.)
Sign up for Constant Contact’s free trial and get everything you need to create professional email newsletters that deliver real results. From our easy-to-use editor to customizable templates to expert guidance across industries, we’re here to help your business do more business. Try us out free for 60 days!

Mailchimp

All your marketing needs in one place. Bring your audience data, marketing channels, and insights together so you can reach your goals faster. With Mailchimp, you can promote your business across email, social, landing pages, postcards, and more — all from a single platform.

Mailchimp 101

New to Mailchimp and not sure where to start? We’ll walk you through the basics so you know what to expect along the way.

Fonts

Font Squirrel

Free fonts have met their match. We know how hard it is to find quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. We’ve done the hard work, hand-selecting these typefaces and presenting them in an easy-to-use format.

Google Fonts

The Google Fonts Directory is an extensive catalogue of free and open source designer web fonts, presented in an intuitive directory. The initiative invites users to explore and test fonts in more than 135 languages, and create their own customised collections of font families.

Image Creating & Editing

Canva

Design anything. Publish anywhere. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.

GIMP

The Free & Open Source Image Editor. This is the official website of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.

Krita

Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.

  • concept art
  • texture and matte painters
  • illustrations and comics

Paint.NET (Windows only)

Paint.NET is image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

Photo Pos Pro (Windows only)

With +10,000,000 Downloads, Photo Pos Pro became one of the most popular photo editors around the world! Version 3 has free and premium photo editing features offers users a wide variety of possibilities in the fields of Image Enhancing and Image Editing and in the field of Computer Graphics Design. Using the editor you can perform various tasks, from simple basic tasks to complex tasks; you can edit existing images, create new works based on existing images, create new works from scratch and more.

Pixlr – Photo Collages, Effect (App Store only)

Unleash your creativity with Pixlr (formerly Pixlr Express) – a free and easy photo editor. No account creation required, just download and start editing. Capture any moment and edit with over 2 million combinations of FREE effects, overlays, and filters. Share of your photos seamlessly with friends or followers through email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any social network.

RawTherapee

RawTherapee is a powerful, cross-platform raw photo processing system, released as Free Software (GPLv3). It is designed for developing raw files from a broad range of digital cameras and targeted at users ranging from enthusiast newcomers who wish to broaden their understanding of how digital imaging works to professional photographers. RawTherapee provides a powerful suite of tools for you to produce amazing photos and showcase your creativity.

Productivity Tools

DropBox

Dropbox delivers instant connectivity and enables the sharing of photos, documents and videos with any laptop or mobile device through the free cloud-based file-storing service. This app is extremely handy for sharing files with your team, which prevents back-and-forth emailing. With the version control feature, you have a convenient way of sharing the latest version with your team.

Evernote

Evernote is freeware available for Web, iOS and Android. Stay organized across all your devices. Sync files, save Web pages, capture photos, create to-do lists and record voice reminders. What more do you need? Apart from all this, you can also search your tasks on the go.

HelloSign

Sign contracts or other agreements on the go without needing to run back to the office to print, sign and scan documents. View documents in the HelloSign app, sign PDF files with your fingertip and then email it off. It’s a simple and easy solution to handling contracts that saves you time and frustration.

Lastpass

“Errr…so what was the password?” With so many things on your mind, it can be cumbersome to remember passwords that are usually a combination of various letters and numbers. With a freeware version available for PCs and Macs, Lastpass is your personal-password manager, and form filler, that frees you from remembering your passwords. It costs $12 for the premium version that is available to download on your mobile device.

PDFelement (Free Trial)

PDFelement is an outstanding Windows 10 PDF editor which tops the list. It is a worthy alternative to Adobe Acrobat, which has been widely regarded as the industry standard when it comes to PDF editing. The good thing is that this wonderful PDF editor has a free trial that comes with basic PDF editing solutions. Meanwhile, the paid version offers good value for the cost, as it is affordable when compared to other PDF editors.

Square

Process credit and debit card payments in person with nothing more than your mobile device and a small reader that Square sends you for free when you sign up. It accepts both regular and chip cards and makes sales easy. You can also upgrade to a Square Stand if you’re selling at a countertop or store. Plus, the app has great features to help you manage your company.

Todoist

If you’re not on Mac but still want to get things done, Todoist might be for you. Like the personal productivity software Things, you can add projects, update their status and plan your week within Todoist. It’ll connect to Google Calendar, and you can also use it to find and search for tasks and to set recurring items. The Todoist inbox is useful for dumping ideas for projects that you are working on. You can also use Todoist to collaborate with other team members.

Trello

Make project management fun and easy with this app that helps you visualize what needs to get done and even collaborate with other team members. Trello helps you organize your projects into cards, lists and boards. Use its tools to see what projects are in progress, who’s working on them and what the status is on each.

You can also assign tasks to your employees, set deadlines and categorize tasks according to their timelines, activities and priorities. It’s a simple but effective way to manage your projects in one intuitive, easy-to-use mobile platform.

Social Media Marketing & Design

Buffer

Make your social media marketing a lot less overwhelming with this app that lets you share your post across several social networks. You can also schedule content using Buffer to make sure it’s posted at the optimal time for your followers to see it.

Canva

Design anything. Publish anywhere. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.

Font Candy Photo & Text Editor 4+

Font Candy puts you in the creator’s chair and allows you to produce custom designs in seconds. Add quotes, artwork, filters, colors, and even layer multiple images!

Klex

Beautiful design for everyone, by everyone. With it’s powerful tools and brilliant effects, Klex makes it easy to create stunning and memorable designs for your business, family and friends.

Ripl

The simplest way to build your brand on social media. Create branded videos and images in minutes, then instantly post to all your social media accounts at once.

Vector Art

Gravit Designer

Gravit Designer is a free full-featured vector graphic design app that works on ALL platforms. Unlock the full power of your creativity with fast and flexible tools tailored to professional designers.

Inkscape

Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.

Vectr

Vectr is a free graphics software used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. It’s a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality.

Video & Audio Editing

Free, open source, cross-platform audio software. Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.

Avidemux

Avidemux is one of the best video editing software for beginners as the interface is very simple to use.

Blender

Blender is an open source program that is entirely free to use. Blender was actually designed as a 3D animation suite, but it does come with a very useful video editor. Blender’s video editor should be enough for most of your video needs. The editor allows you to perform basic actions like video cuts and splicing. It also allows you to carry out more complex tasks like video masking. This makes it a very flexible video editor and caters to both beginner and advanced users.

CuePrompter.com – The Online Teleprompter

CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed. Free for any use (both commercial and non-commercial). Bookmark this site and come again whenever you need teleprompter services.

HitFilm Express

HitFilm Express is one of the more professional video editors to make the list. It contains all the features you would expect from a basic editor (splicing, trimming, and audio editing) plus much more. While some users may find HitFilm a little advanced, it’s certainly one of the best all round free video editors out there. The free package includes over 180 special effects.

Lightworks

Lightworks is one of the more powerful video editors on the list. It’s absolutely packed with useful features. The free version should be more than enough for most users. The pro version costs around $25 a month.

Openshot

Openshot is entirely open source, which makes it one of the best video editing software that is accessible. It may remind some Mac users a little of iMovie with its easy to use drag and drop interface. However, Openshot packs more features than iMovie, including unlimited layers and audio mixing. This free editor strikes a nice balance between advanced features and a simple interface. It also allows real-time previews when you create transitions between clips.

Shotcut

This video editor supports a wide range of video formats and boasts a great collection of tutorial videos. While this video editing software has great features, some users may find the interface a little quirky. This software was originally designed for Linux and it definitely shows. But, under the hood, it’s still a quality video editor.

Windows Movie Maker 10

Movie Maker 10 is the best app to help you make movies from your photos, video clips, and music. It provides basic features such as video trimming, joining, adding background music and text caption, to more advanced like image filter, transition effects, pan-tilt zoom effects.

Website Builders

Constant Contact

Make it easy for people to find you with the industry’s best website building and ecommerce platform.
Don’t know API from SEO? Don’t sweat it. With Constant Contact’s free website builder, you can create and publish a professional, mobile-responsive website in just minutes—no tech skills or guesswork required.

WordPress

WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. Beautiful designs, powerful features, and the freedom to build anything you want. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

WordPress add-on: Divi ($199 1-Time Payment, Lifetime Access)

Divi Takes WordPress To A Whole New Level With Its Incredibly Advanced Visual Builder Technology. You’ve never built a WordPress website like this before. Divi is more than just a WordPress theme, it’s a completely new website building platform that replaces the standard WordPress post editor with a vastly superior visual editor. It can be enjoyed by design professionals and newcomers alike, giving you the power to create spectacular designs with surprising ease and efficiency.

WordPress add-on: Elementor (Annual payment $49 For 1 Site

Elementor was built for you. Designers, developers, marketers, and entrepreneurs. Create stunning landing pages, design a blog, customize your online store – everything is within reach! The only complete design platform to offer pixel perfect design, yet produces 100% clean code. Take your design vision and turn it into a stunning custom-made website.

Wix

Wix.com is a leading cloud-based development platform with millions of users worldwide. We make it easy for everyone to create a beautiful, professional web presence.
Design and build your own high-quality websites. Whether you’re promoting your business, showcasing your work, opening your store or starting a blog—you can do it all with the Wix website builder.
You can create a free and professional website all on your own. With Wix, you can start with a stunning template and customize it, or get a personalized website made just for you. When you choose Wix, you don’t just get a drag and drop website builder. You get the whole package. Free reliable web hosting, top security, the best SEO and a dedicated support team to help you along the way.

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