I  find it very helpful to find resource pages on other sites.. I learn so much from what others are doing, and have booked-mark many!    So here are a few of mine.

As I find things that *really* pop, I’ll add to it  and reference this page often.   Enjoy!

** NOTE: None of the links in this page are referral or affiliate links.  These are my current recommendations.

Latest blog post on my work desk and tools here

The following are the tools and sites I use on my daily/weekly activities:

  • Productivity and Collaboration:
    • Microsoft Office 365 / OneNote / OneDrive / Teams
    • Zoom
  • Utilities
    • Synergy – For handling a single keyboard/ mouse between multiple computers I use
    • FastStone Capture – Free open source screen capture and video recorder.
    • FreeFileSync for synching files to backup
  • Graphics Editing:
    • Paint.Net – is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows.
    • GIMP
    • InkScape
    • As of late Canva.com has been my preferred pure online tool for all kids of graphic work. It is amazing and there is nothing to install on the desktop.
  • Video Recording / Editing
  • Photo Collection Organization Tool and Catalog
    • Phototheca by Lunarship – Great tool to manage my digital photo collection, update the keywords and tags on the files, search photos and create virtual albums and much more. Definitely worth checking it out.
  • Individual Productivity:
    • FreeFileSync – free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and  folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
    • Open Live Writer – THANK YOU Microsoft for open-sourcing Live Writer!
    • VirtualBox – Free x86 virtual machine manager that runs on Windows, Linux, Mac and others..  (thank you Oracle! )
    • Notepad++ –  Free alternative to Notepad  text editor for use with Microsoft Windows.   Also a good source code editor
    • TaskAgent – TODO list that works on iOS and Mac using DropBox text-based files.    A live saver!
  • Coding:
    • Visual Studio and gitHub
  • For social media posting scheduling:
    • ContentStudio.Io – WOW! great tool and, different than many of the other ones, very affordable for hobby, small or starting business.
    • Postify –  Free for up to 5 accounts and 10 pending posts

As far as WordPress, I have been using it for ever! I am developer, and I am very well versed in its ecosystem.  Check out at  WordPress Site Configuration.  Also  I have written many WordPress related topics (tips, tools and resources) and can be found here

My preferred hosting sites, based on my needs are:

Other tools:

Primarily resources I use for doing work that I can not, or have the time to do…

  • fiverr.com –  a global marketplace offering tasks and services online usually at $5. Highly recommended for low risk quick / short projects.
  • UpWork.com  –  connects you with freelance writers, programmers, and web designers around the world. Elance and oDesk merged to form Upwork.

I am constantly reading, (more accurately, listening – Audible.com  – to books while I am on the road..   I track my latest reads at at GoodReads (look at the sidebar) and These are some of my all time favorites include:

  • Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
  • The Platinum Rule
  • The Wisdom of Teams
  • Good to Great
  • The World is Flat
  • The Personal MBA
  • Customer.com
  • The Seven Cs of Consulting by Mick Cope
  • Blink
  • Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
  • The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

Let me know if you have any recommendations!

PLEASE DO not be shy, I love to try tools and explore possibilities.  If you have one please send it my way on Twitter