After a bit of extensive research, I have come up with 101 free online tools to help you grow your online business. Check them out below!
2. BuzzSumo – Helps you find content related to your niche that will perform well for your audience.
3. Content Strategy Helper – A spreadsheet based tool to help you identify content you can share.
4. Copyscape – Helps you search the web for copies of your content.
5. Google Alerts – Helps you monitor the web for interesting content related to your chosen niche.
6. Delicious – Helps you discover, save and organize interesting articles on the web.
7. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator – Generates a week’s worth of blog post titles with the words you enter.
8. Kill Writer’s Block – Helps you come up with SEO friendly article titles related to your keyword.
9. Emaze – Helps you create amazing presentations from professionally designed templates.
10. Prezi – Helps you create publicly visible presentations that you can present and collaborate with on their website.
11. Online-Convert – Online file converter that converts documents, images, audio and video from one format to another.
12. ContentGems – Sends you curated content for the topics you specify, that you can use to inspire your own content writing.
13. Doc 2 PDF – Converts a Word document into PDF format.
14. Small PDF – Converts images, documents, spreadsheets, and slideshows into PDF files.
Audio & Video
16. YouTube My Webcam – Records from your webcam and publishes the video directly to your YouTube account.
17. Animoto – Creates 30 second long videos and slide-shows from your photos.
18. Vocaroo – Allows you to create an audio recording right from your browser.
19. Screencast-O-Matic – Allows you to record a screencast of up to 15 minutes.
20. Audacity – Free audio software to record and edit audio files.
21. WeVideo – Allows you to create, edit and share videos online.
23. Google Trends – Shows you what is trending for the topics you specify.
24. Ubersuggest – Find the most popular online search terms for your keywords.
25. SEO Toolbar – Pulls useful marketing data from websites you visit to help you gain a better understanding of a site’s SEO ranking.
26. On Page Optimization Tool – Scans your webpage for specified keywords and allows you to review the information that is picked up by search engines.
27. Side-by-Side SEO Comparison Tool – Allows you to scan your webpage and a competitor’s webpage side-by-side, to see how they compare with respect to SEO.
29. Feedly – Helps you keep a running list of all the sites that you want to share content from on social media.
30. Pocket – Allows you save interesting articles that you can later share with your audience.
31. Followerwonk – Helps you find more about your followers and influencers in your niche on Twitter.
32. Social Mention – Helps you track what people are saying about your business across various social medial channels in real time.
33. SharedCount – Tracks the number of times your content has been shared across various social media channels.
34. Pin Count – Helps you find the number of times a page/post on your site has been pinned on Pinterest.
35. Bitly – Shortens article links so they are more feasible for social media sharing.
36. TweetDeck – Helps you maintain several Twitter accounts, and keep track of particular topics, events and hashtags on Twitter.
38. Draft – Helps you maintain versions of your written content and collaborate with other writers.
39. Wridea – Helps you keep track of your ideas, organize them, share them with friends, and improvise on them.
40. Word Counter – Tells you how many words and characters are present in your content, along with the keyword density.
41. oTranscribe – Enables you to easily transcribe audio/video files, and YouTube videos right in your browser.
42. TextCleanr – Cleans the formatting from text you want to copy/paste from one application to another.
44. Easel.ly – Easily create infographics using ready-made templates.
45. Infogr.am – Helps you create online charts and infographics.
46. MW Snap – Takes screenshots of any program on your computer.
47. Patternizer – Helps you generate creative patterns for your graphic needs.
48. PicResize – Enables you to easily crop, resize and edit your images online.
49. Wordle – Generates word clouds from text you provide.
50. Visual.ly – Helps you create infographics and presentations for your business.
51. iCharts – Helps you design interactive charts for public sharing.
53. What The Font – Identifies the font used in a particular image.
54. ColorHexa – Provides an encyclopedia of colors to help you with your website design.
55. ColorCombos – Grabs all the colors used in a particular website.
56. Check My Colours – Verifies if the foreground and background colors of a website have sufficient contrast.
57. Wordmark.it – Displays the input text in all the fonts on your computer.
58. Color.HailPixel – Helps you create color swatches for your web design.
59. PageSpeed Insights – Analyzes a web page and suggests improvements to make the page load faster.
60. GTmetrix – Analyzes the speed and performance of your website.
61. What WordPress Theme Is That – Helps you detect the WordPress theme and plugins that a specified site uses.
62. BrowserStack – Gives you screenshots of how your website will look on different browsers.
63. Browser Shots – Provides screenshots of your website when viewed on different browsers and operating systems.
65. Google Analytics – The best analytics dashboard to keep track of your website analytics.
66. Pingdom – Checks the load time of you webpage and analyzes bottlenecks that may be slowing it down.
67. StatCounter – Monitors real-time user activity on your website.
68. Uptime Robot – Sends you notifications whenever your website goes down.
70. Rapportive – Gives you more information about your contacts inside your Gmail inbox.
71. MailTester.com – Helps you test an e-mail address to ensure that it is working.
72. WeTransfer – Allows you to tranfer large files (up to 2 GB) via email.
73. Email Format – Helps you find the email address formats used in a variety of companies.
74. Follow Up Then – An email reminder service that sends follow up emails.
75. Wise Stamp – Includes an email signature in your outgoing emails.
76. Unroll.Me – Helps you clean up your inbox by compiling all your incoming subscription emails into a daily digest.
78. Todoist – Helps you keep track of your to-do list across various devices.
79. Tomato Timer – A web-based timer based on the Pomodoro technique.
80. Dayboard – Helps you jot down your 5 most important tasks for each day.
81. Toggl – Keeps track of how much time you spend on each task during your work day.
82. LeechBlock – A Firefox add-on that restricts access to specified websites during your working hours.
84. Trello – A project management tool to help you effectively plan your projects with your team.
85. Convo – Helps you collaborate with your team members on your latest project.
86. Evernote – Keeps track of all your notes, research, and tasks in an organized manner.
88. Google Calendar – Helps you create and manage your events on a number of calendars, with the ability to share calendars them with others.
89. 30 Boxes – An online calendar to tag and keep track of all your scheduled events, and even share them with a buddy.
90. SetMore – A scheduling tool that helps you manage your appointments and team schedules.
92. Skype – A free audio/video calling tool that also allows you to share screens and transfer files.
93. Google Hangouts – Allows you to conduct live conversations with an individual, or as a group.
94. HipChat – Allows you to chat with an individual or a group, across a variety of devices.
95. GoToMeeting – Conduct an online audio/video meeting with screen-sharing for upto 3 participants.
97. Amazon S3 – Scalable, free data storage up to 5 GB for a period of 12 months.
98. Google Drive – Create, store and share documents, slideshows, spreadsheets, forms and drawings upto 15 GB.
99. Dropbox – Provides upto 2 GB of free storage space with the ability to share individual files/folders with others.
101. Coffitivity – Generates ambient sounds to keep your creative juices flowing.
Wow! That’s a LOT of tools…! Have you found a couple you’re planning to use? Let me know which in the comments below.
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