There are so many wonderful free tools, apps and plugins out there. This week we’ve picked ten for you! Don’t forget to thank the providers or developers — whether it’s with a small donation or a thank-you on their blog, Twitter or Facebook. Let them know their kindness and work is appreciated!
- An image editor and optimizer is a “must-have” if you have a website. Never upload images directly from a camera, they are too large! Web Resizer optimizes photos for web or email. Easy to use. Crop, rotate, resize, adjust contrast, brightness, saturation, add border, convert photo to black and white.
- Don’t have the software you need to convert a file? Try Convert Files. Convert any document, archive file, spreadsheet, audio and video file from one format to another (up to 200 MB currently). Service is offered at absolutely no charge and without the need to download additional software.
- I use this nearly every day in my business. PrimoPDF Converter – Convert 300+ file types to PDF. Convert any file that prints to PDF, including Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX), Excel (XLS, XLSX), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Visio (VSD), Publisher (PUB), WordPerfect (WPD), OpenOffice, HTML, TXT, BMP, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and many more. 100% industry-standard PDF files. Easily create PDF files that can be opened in any PDF viewer, including Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, and Nitro PDF Professional. Profiles include Screen, eBook, Print, Prepress, and Custom. Append PDF files. Combine each newly created PDF file into the one PDF.
- If you can’t always add a comment personally on all your social networks, dlvr.it sutomatically distributes your blog to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. dlvr.it is Bit.ly friendly, offers real-time engagement stats, hooks up with any analytics system, including Google Analytics and Omniture, add hash tags automatically. Target content to your social networks based on keywords, author, tags and more.
- Another “must-have” in my office! DropBox – Terrific tool for collaborating with clients! Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on the same files. Control who has access to your shared folders. Dropbox uses military-grade encryption methods to both transfer and store your data. The free Dropbox account comes with 2GB of space that you can use for as long as you like.
- Everyone likes help marketing their business. MarketMeSuite – Be Effective On Social Media! MarketMeSuite Is Your End To End Social Marketing Solution. Join Over 25,000 Businesses Already Reaching Their Social Media Goals With MarketMeSuite.
- I liked this so much I upgraded to the paid version and use it in my Gmail every day. WiseStamp Email Signatures – Works with AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo. WiseStamp Email Apps enable users to bring functionality in every email they send. Check out their Apps gallery where you’ll find 14 social, fun and serious apps. This list will continue to grow, so keep checking back.
- Videos are hot right now and being indexed by search engines. Viewbix lets you add interactive apps to your videos that engage viewers and drive calls to action. The apps overlay dynamic content on top of your YouTube, Vimeo Pro or Facebook videos to create a rich viewing experience that can be shared across the web, social and mobile platforms.
- Absolutely love this software and have been using it for quite a while. DVDVideoSoft – Download FreeStudio for a cornucopia of terrific apps! YouTube apps, video and audio conversion and editing, image and photo, burning and ripping and more!
- Found this cool tool for a client last week. Rafflecopter – Setting up a giveaway has never been simpler. A few clicks here, one over there, and — POOF! — you’re up and running faster than a greased pig on a slip-n-slide Plan & launch giveaways in minutes, not hours. Turn an ordinary visit into a fun, engaging experience. Verify winners and squash cheaters with 1 click.
And that’s this week’s freebies. I hope you find some new ones that you can use. Do you have a favorite free app, tool or software you want to share?