Monday, December 7, 2015

Top 8 Tools to Optimize Your Work Day!

Top 8 Tools to Optimize Your Work Day!

This is list of the Top 8 tools to make you and your employees more productive and organized:  I use all of the tools listed here and my productivity has soared. 

Google Calendar

Even though many professionals live and die by their Outlook Calendar, Google’s Calendar is simpler to use and have a great range of features such as collaboration for scheduling and admin, the ability to keep different calendars for different functions or staff, the ability to embed on your websites or blogs and many more useful features for your business!


QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.

QuickBooks is the best of the best, with many added features such as payroll, inventory, importing capabilities from your bank and merchant accounts, etc. Stay away from the QBO, QuickBooks Online version that Intuit is pushing. Even though Intuit makes QBO sound great, it lacks many features of the desktop version!  QuickBooks is the best way to go for full featured, simple accounting management. 

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Wordpress is a website creating software. Wordpress allows making websites fast, simply and easy. This software helps you optimize your business’ website to become user and viewer friendly.

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content-management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. It was first released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of September 2013, version 3.6 had been downloaded more than 6 million times.

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Evernote is an application that allows you to save information in the for of a text file, PDF, picture, voice note or audio note and access it online, from your desktop, laptop, iPad, or iPhones. The notes that you create will sync amongst all of your devices and is easily accessible and searchable. In this application you can create notebooks and tag notes to create your own virtual filing system.
If you want to go paperless, Evernote is perfect for you.


Basecamp is a free project management suite. It keeps project management simple. It is a flexible platform with a selection of plug-in services. And it has a designated discussion area where you can go to ask questions or give your opinion on a project. Basecamp helps to keep all information together and streamline communication.


Hootsuite is a social media management system tool that helps you keep track and manage your social network channels. It makes monitoring what people are saying about you and your brand easier. Hootsuite allows you to view streams from multiple networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and post updates directly.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is an email marketing service that is intuitive and easy for use for all. It follows the simple steps: create a look, select your audience and finally schedule and send your email. With hundreds of free design templates Constant Contact makes email advertising campaigns easy.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a software as a service offering from Adobe Systems that gives users access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. With software accessing Adobe for all your projects is simple and easy. Instead of paying hundreds for Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe products, you can easily subscribe to Creative Cloud from $29.99 to $49.99 per month.

These eights tools will help you be more creative in your business, helping you reduce costs and increasing revenue! Give them a try! You will absolutely love them!  

Manny Sarmiento - CEO / President
New Media, New Marketing, Inc.