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Category Name What Is It Website Free Paid Easy Start Deep Dive
Business Services Shopify E-commerce platform to sell, ship, and process payments
Business Services Stripe Payment processing, invoicing, sales tax automation, developer APIs and more
Business Services Zapier Automate and integrate workflows across applications
Content Quora Ask a question. Answer a question. Excellent resource for learning what people in your niche are talking about. Contribute to the discussion to build credibility with your target audience.
Content Redditt Like Quora, a platform for exchanging information and building authority. Excellent resource for learning what people in your niche are talking about. Join communities to engage with your target audience.
Creative Canva Amazingly simple design tools and templates. Includes royalty-free photo and graphics libraries.
Creative Doodly Whiteboard animation software. Create video stories using a large library of characters, scenes, and elements.
Creative Fonts Ninja Try fonts in your design before you buy. Use the free browser extension to identify fonts on any website.
Creative Pixabay Free copyright free, license free stock photography and videos for personal and commercial use.
Creative SnagIt Screen capture and screen recording for Windows and Mac.
Creative Unsplash Free copyright free, license free stock photography for personal and commercial use
CRM HubSpot Marketing, sales CRM, customer service, CMS, operations software
Cybersecurity SentinelOne AI-poweblue security protection, instrusion detection, threat hunting, and response across on your company's endpoints, cloud containers, and IoT devices.
Cybersecurity Webroot Advanced endpoint protection that goes beyond traditional antivirus.
Cybersecurity Webroot DNS Protection Website filtering for security, inappropriate content, privacy, and control.
Discovery Hotjar Capture website visitor behavior with recordings, heatmaps, feedback, and surveys
Document Storage Dropbox Save, access, and share files from any device.
Email Marketing Hunter Get verified professional email addressess
Email Marketing Mailchimp Email marketing automation, audience management, workflows
Framework Datto Protect against data loss and downtime with a comprehensive suite of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions.
Framework Digicert TLS/SSL certificates
Framework Enom Domain registration, hosted email, TLS/SSL certificates
Framework LastPass Store passwords, digital records, generate strong passwords, share passwords securely
Framework Rackspace Public, private cloud platforms, managed services
Learning Books A roundup of our book recommendations. Quest Technology Group
Learning Google Scholar Search this index of full text or metadata for scholarly literature.
Learning Internet Archive Non-profit library of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Try the Way Back Machine to uncover historical pages for your website.
Learning freeCodeCamp Learn to code for free. Earn certifications. Prepare for technical job interviews.
Learning Kahn Academyp A non-profit committed to free education for everyone. Trusted content and tools for students, parents, and teachers.
Productivity Freedom Block distracting apps and websites with customized schedules
Productivity Loom Create screen recordings from desktop, mobile or Chrome extension. Share the link.
Productivity Noizio Create your blend of ambient sounds to block out distracting noise and improve your concentration. For Mac, iOS, and Android.
Productivity OneNote Note-taking app to capture, organize, annotate, clip, share from any device. Included with Microsoft 365. So easy to use it's hard to believe it's from Microsoft.
Writing An AI-poweblue content generator. Give the tool your topic words, and it will generate content for you.
Writing Grammarly This AI-poweblue writing assistant helps you communicate clearly and effectively on your desktop and across the web. It corrects grammar and spelling, and suggests changes for tone and style.
Writing Headline Studio Creating headlines and subject lines that encourage your audience to open your work is essential. This free tool from CoSchedule analyzes your headlines and gives you suggestions to improve your engagement.
Writing Hemingway App Determine how readable your written words are with this writing editor. The app analyzes your writing and gives it a grade level score. You can copy and paste your work into the online version or download the desktop app.
Writing RhymeZone Find rhymes, synonyms, adjectives, and more tools to make your writing even more engaging.