300 Awesome Free Things

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Please let me know if I am missing any other useful resource.

Curated on +50 tech blogs & websites such as TNW, Buffer Blog, Product Hunt, Angellist, Pickcrew, Betalist, etc.


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→ Business + Marketing ←

A. FREE WEBSITE + LOGO + HOSTING + INVOICING

B. FREE BUSINESS / PROJECT NAME GENERATORS

C. WRITING / BLOGGING

  • Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
  • Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.
  • Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
  • ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.
  • Liberio: Simple eBook creation and publishing right from Google Drive.
  • Editorial Calendar: See all your posts, drag & drop to manage your blog.
  • Story Wars: Writing stories together.
  • Headline Analyzer: Emotional marketing value headline analyzer.
  • WP Hide Post: Control the visibility of items on your blog.
  • Social Locker: Ask visitors “to pay” for your content with a tweet, etc.
  • Egg Timer: Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.

D. FIND (TRENDING) CONTENT (IDEAS)

E. FREE SEO + WEBSITE ANALYZERS

F. FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS

G. FREE IMAGE EDITORS

  • Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design for bloggers.
  • Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
  • Skitch: Get your point across with fewer words.
  • Easel.ly: Empowers anyone to create & share powerful visuals.
  • Social Image Resizer Tool: Create optimized images for social media.
  • Placeit: Free product mockups & templates.
  • Recite: Turn a quote into a visual masterpiece.
  • Meme Generator: The first online meme generator.

H. COLLECT & SEND EMAILS FOR FREE

I. FREE SOCIAL MEDIA + COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT + SURVEYS

J. A/B TESTS & GROWTH HACKING

  • Petit Hacks: Acquisition, retention, & revenue hacks used by companies.
  • Optimizely: One optimization platform for websites and mobile apps.
  • Hello Bar: Tool for A/B testing different CTAs & power words.
  • GrowthHackers: Unlocking growth. Together.

Icon by Simple Iconshttp://thenounproject.com/term/web-design/32232/

→ Design + Code ←

A. FREE DESIGN RESOURCES

B. COLOR PICKERS

C. INSPIRATION

D. FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

E. FREE TYPOGRAPHY

F. FREE ICONS

G. FREE USEFUL STUFF


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→ Work & Productivity ←

A. BACKGROUND SOUND TO FOCUS

  • Noisli: Background noise & color generator.
  • Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.
  • Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
  • Designers.mx: Curated playlists by designers, for designers.
  • Coffitivity: Stream the sounds of a coffee shop at work.

B. AVOID DISTRACTION

  • Self Control: Mac: free application to help you avoid distracting websites.
  • Cold Turkey: Windows: temporarily block yourself off of distracting websites.

C. ORGANIZE & COLLABORATE

  • Trello: Keeps track of everything.
  • Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.
  • Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.
  • Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.
  • Wetransfer: Free transfer up to 2GB.
  • Drp.io: Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
  • Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.
  • Mailtoself: An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app.
  • List.ly: Discover and create great lists.
  • Markticle: Mark your reading progress in articles for later.

D. DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING


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→ Discover & Learn ←

A. DISCOVER TOOLS & STARTUPS

B. BUILD TOGETHER

C. LEARN

D. NEWSLETTERS THAT DON’T SUCK

E. USEFUL

The Chill Turned Warm by Bonnie Gail Carter

The Chill Turned Warm

The Chill Turned Warm

THE CHILL TURNED WARM

Place your hate in the pantry on the shelf.

Label it “memories of years gone by” and store it.

Remove the wine saved by time.

Dust the bottle until it looks new.

The color is brighter and the taste was worth the wait.

The bitter was replaced with a taste to savor.

On the shelf you will find the love stored all this time.

Label the empty space “filled with happiness.”

Close the door.

The chill turned warm.

My new collection of poetry is titled: The Chill Turned Warm. It is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PB62T0C/ and

https://www.createspace.com/5083547 and at Barnes & Nobel in paperback or Kindle Book format.

Thank you all,

Bonnie