Trello This app is for the person with thousands of projects on the go and a to-do list the size of Mount Kilamanjaro. This one here is a lifesaver. Get things done and stay organized with this convenient list building app. Create lists, tasks within Itemized Boards. You can collaborate with teammates or work solo. Free to use. There is an upgrade option but we have never needed to use it.
Grammarly When you are too close to a project, it is really hard to spot the mistakes and there is nothing more annoying than reading copy filled with errors. Save yourself a ton of time and money and get Grammarly. This app can spot anything from spelling errors, incorrect or missing punctuation, grammar mistakes, copyright infringement and more. There is a free version with limited capabilities but it will spot and fix spelling and punctuation mistakes. This will do for general emails and texting. The paid version, of course, offers you much more. If you are blogging, creating your website, writing articles or publications then you would likely benefit from investing in the full program.
You can download the app on your phone for mobile work and there also a desk top version for bigger projects. Can integrate with most programs. www.grammarly.com
Social Media Management
Buffer It is a social media management app that lets you “buffer” posts to your social media accounts. Use it to batch your social media for the week and have it post at optimal times.
Hootsuite Like Buffer, this is another social media management application that you can use to schedule future posts, and manage your social media marketing. https://hootsuite.com/
Ripl Customize animate and schedule your social media posts all in one easy to use app. You can also track and analyze your posts to optimize your engagement.
Coschedule Schedule, edit and manage all of your social media accounts from this app.
Canva It's an app too. Design made easy! Want to create an infographic? Posters? Facebook cover? Invitations? By far the simplest to use graphic design software out there - and you can use it for free! Intuitive drag and drop features allows you to quickly create marketing or promotional materials that are professional and sharp looking.
Canva is an easy alternative to more powerful programs like Adobe In-design, Illustrator and Photoshop for those who don’t know how to use the software. Canva provides you with plenty of free templates to choose from, and also has the option for more advanced paid templates. You can upload and use your own graphics, or purchase them for a low cost through Canva. https://www.canva.com/
Poto Easily create photo frames, collages with lots of fun templates and stickers. This comes with a free version however you will have a Poto logo on all of your images. It is an affordable upgrade to get the full features.
Typorama Once you have designed your image, you can add text with a large variety of fonts and layouts. Just tap and resize to get the right fit. Super east to use and affordable one time payment for the non-logo version of the app.
Afterlight An excellent photo editing tool with lots of features including a wide variety of filter collections, advanced tools to get the best out your photos such as brightness, clarity, contrast, saturation, exposure, highlights, shadows.
Boomerang for Instagram This is a fun app where you can create back and forth mini-videos for your social media.
Repost for Instagram This is a tool that allows you to repost and give credit to your favourite Instagramers. This is a great way to get the attention of your favs and build your own followers at the same time.