The following are digital tools you can start to familiarise yourself with during the continental-wide lockdown happening due to the COVID-19 Epidemic
Team Management tools
1. Trello. is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. Imagine a whiteboard, filled with lists of sticky notes, with each note as a task for you and your team.
2. Asana. is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work. Forrester, Inc. reports that “Asana simplifies team-based work management.”
3. Any.do is a free to-do list, planner & calendar app for managing and organizing your daily tasks,
4. Slack. is a collaboration hub that can replace email to help you and your team work together seamlessly. It’s designed to support the way people naturally work together, so you can collaborate with people online as efficiently as you do face-to-face.
5. Hubspot. an inbound marketing and sales software that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Hubspot also offers a full platform of marketing, sales, customer service, and CRM software — plus the methodology, resources, and support — to help businesses
6. Calendly. is a simple, easy-to-use, yet powerful scheduling software, which aims to save time, accelerate sales, and improve service quality. It eliminates the old-school way of using email and phone tags for scheduling appointments, calls, interviews, demos, and more.
Content Management tools
7. MailChimp. is an all-in-one marketing platform that helps you manage and talk to your clients, customers, and other interested parties. Their approach to marketing focuses on healthy contact management practices, beautifully designed campaigns, and powerful data analysis.
8. WordPress. is an online, open-source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.
9. LastPass is a secure password manager that stores all of your usernames and passwords in one safe place, called a Vault. (Chrome Extension)
10. Grammarly automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice and style mistakes in your writing. (Chrome Extension)
11. Evernote. It’s a note-taking app designed to collect and organize text, pictures, videos, and audio recordings. These notes are then backed up to Cloud account
Graphic Design tools
12. Canva. is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates, and illustrations
13. ColorZilla is an extension that assists graphic designers with color related tasks to pick a color from any website. You can analyze the page and inspect a palette of its colors. (A Chrome Extension)
14. Unsplash is dedicated to sharing stock photography under the Unsplash license. They have over 110,000 contributing photographers and generates a growing library of over 1.5 million photos
Social Media Management
15. Blog2Social is a freemium plugin for WordPress where you can cross-post your website content and blog posts on your social media profiles.
16. dlvr.it provides bloggers, publishers, and brands a way to auto-schedule and post blogs to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. instantly syndicate content and expand their reach on the social web and into new channels.
17. Hootsuite. is a social media management tool with features to help with planning, scheduling, and syndicating social posts
18. Buffer. is a social media management tool that helps you build your audience and grow your brand on social media. Plan and schedule content that drives meaningful engagement and growth for your business.