So here we are nearly two years into business here at TAD Headquarters (aka the dining table) and as we have evolved, we’ve developed a few tools of the trade that we use day in and day out in some way to help keep us organised and simplify our (biz) lives so I thought I’d share our top 10 apps with you.

TRELLO
A productivity app which helps to organise projects and tasks aka just like an online list maker.

WHY WE LOVE IT
It stops a million emails from flooding our inboxes and collates everything we do together whilst storing it in the cloud (ie it won’t get lost or deleted). It’s pretty much just a three way chat between Daniel, myself and our clients but gives us the reassurance that if our computers crashed or we lost all our emails, we would still have everything.

DROPBOX
the well known cloud storage tool which allows you to access your files from anywhere.

WHY WE LOVE IT
How else could we send our amazing design files to our clients? Suitable for communicating large files as well as cloud storage coz you know, computers that crash aren’t fun.

CANVA
Free graphic design tool which uses a drag and drop feature to create images and publications.

WHY WE LOVE IT
We have been using Canva at Work recently and love, love, love how you can customise your branding in there and how easy it is to pick colours from your palette to design everything. It’s the perfect design tool for someone as OCD as me about things “matching”

PAYPAL
e-commerce company that facilitates payments online.

WHY WE LOVE IT
Secure payment that is reliable and safe. Need we say more? There is also the ability to take credit card payments over the phone through paypal here as well as setting up periodic payments so we can be paid on time every time.

PEXELS
Database of free stock photos to allow creatives to create beautiful products and designs.

WHY WE LOVE IT
Let’s be honest, I’m a dietitian not a photographer and my photos at times can suck. I also don’t think everyone wants to be spammed with my babies all day everyday so we are lucky in this day and age to have access to free stock photos to use. I find Pexels has a great variety of images within the free library and I like their search tool.

ZOOM
Cloud based video communication which allows multiple people to join for video and audio conferencing, chat and webinars.

WHY WE LOVE IT
Just like Skype except you can do group calls and SEE everyone. Whoop Whoop.

FACEBOOK ADS MANAGER
Allows you to pause and resume campaigns, budgets and schedules, view insights and respond to alerts whilst tracking ad performance and creating/editing ads.

WHY WE LOVE IT
When you have 4 kids running around you all day long, any app that allows you to pause and resume has to be a life saver doesn’t it seeing as I never even get a warm piece of toast or a hot cup of coffee, who am I trying to kid thinking I can do an ad all in one go and sometimes you have to pay to play.

ICONOSQUARE
Analytics and marketing for instagram.

WHY WE LOVE IT
It crunches all the numbers for you, from engagement, likes, followers, impression and reach, click to website, follower demographics, you name it, Iconosquare probably does it when it comes to statistics and the more you know about your account, the more you can custom your content to achieve the best results.

WORDSWAG
Allows you to design creative typography images and graphics on your smartphone.

WHY WE LOVE IT
We do the majority of our social media images in Word Swag. I love using our template and making sure they are all consistent in their theme and visually with the same text etc. That OCD is coming out in me again. I find it super easy to use on the fly when you just want to post on the run.

ACTIVE CAMPAIGN
Ecommerce CRM, in other words, a marketing tool for email marketing.

WHY WE LOVE IT
There’s not many functions this program doesn’t have. We love it’s ability to create sales funnels, segment contacts and use simple workflows to simplify and automate the work we do.

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