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Today we are compiling a short list of useful tools and resources that may help you to increase productivity and your online presence. Whether it would be analyzing your WP site, getting an inspiration, ideas prototyping, creating engaging content or using tools that can improve your business, below you can find a summary of our favorites.

 

Free icons

Flaticon.com – a go-to place to find a wide choice of iconography to use in your content.

Iconfinder.com – another great website offering lots of handy icons.

 

Free graphics and illustrations

Freepik.com – free graphic resources for everyone, creating hundreds of vectors every day.

Undraw.co – offers an option to select graphic’s theme color and download all types of illustrations.

 

Free stock photos

Pixabay.com – online community sharing over 1.6 million royalty free stock photos and videos.

Unsplash.com – photographers from all around the world providing free beautiful high resolution images.

Pexels.com – popular alternative to download free image resources for your site.

 

Free stock music

Freemusicarchive.org – interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads, offering free music for your videos, podcasts and content.

Hooksounds.com – curated collection of exclusive royalty copyright free music, produced by hand-picked artists.

Bensound.com – royalty free stock music for your multimedia projects.

 

Free typography & fonts

Fontsquirrel.com – hand picked free web fonts.

Fontspace.com – collection of over 38000 free web fonts to download.

Google Fonts – open source web fonts by Google.

 

Color tools

Flatuicolors.com – 280 modern colors with quick copy / paste option for your projects, designs and presentations.

Color Picker – simple color picker tool.

 

Free image optimizers

Compressor.io – before publishing large images into your site make sure to downsize them as it might significantly slow down your website and take large space in the hosting storage. This tool can reduce file size by 90% whilst maintaining the image quality with almost no difference before and after the compression. There are 4 file formats supported.    

Tinyjpg.com – smart JPEG and PNG file compression online.

 

Customer Support

Tawk.to – today livechat messaging is a communication channel of choice. This is a free app and all that is needed is to include a short code snippet into your site. You can start instantly chatting with visitors, collect data and monitor their online behaviour.

Typeform.com – free beautiful online survey and form builder.

Zoho.com – Zoho offers a professional suite of software to run pretty much every area of your business. Apart from Help Desk you can use their apps to power sales & marketing, accounts, human resources or create completely free – custom domain branded email boxes. 

 

Email marketing

Mailerlite.com – offers free plan and cheaper premium options than most other providers. Includes drag and drop email builder, popups, automation and landing pages. They provide a WordPress plugin integration as well. Free for 12000 emails per month and 1000 subscribers.

Sendinblue.com – marketing campaigns, transactional messaging and marketing automation. Free for 300 emails per day.

 

Online code editors

Codepen.io – social development environment for designers and developers.    

Jsfiddle.net – test and share JavaScript, CSS and HTML live.

Cssdeck.com – collection of awesome CSS and JS creations.

 

Website testing

Browsershots.org – cross platform browser testing, where you can simulate your website in every browser / device available.

Responsinator.com – check how your site looks like on the most popular devices.

Validator.w3.org – checks the markup validity of the website

To test out your website speed, security and SEO, you can also request our Free Report service.

 

Website analysis tools

Semrush.com – see what keywords your competitors are ranking for in organic/paid search.

Ahrefs.com – check where your links are coming from.

Validator.w3.org – checks the markup validity of the website

 

Blog ideas generator

Blog Topic Generator – you can add your content keywords and this tool will generate several article topics that you may use.

Portent Title Maker – content idea generator that also adds hints and annotations that will help to pick the best topic.

 

Project management

Trello.com – keeps track of everything.

Evernote.com – the workspace for your life’s work.

Slack.com – free messaging and collaboration for unlimited users.

 

Inspiration & Brainstorming

Bubbl.us – online mind mapping tool. A mind map is a visual representation of ideas, helping to organize, remember and structure information. Mind map can be saved into an image or HTML and you can generate up to 3 mind maps at the time for free.

Wireframe.cc – useful for wireframing websites or mobile apps. Comes with minimal interface, annotations and click and draw workflow.

Behance.net – online platform to showcase and discover creative work.

Dribbble.com – A place to promote, discover and explore design.

 


That’s it! These are the tools we use ourselves on a daily basis. Hopefully you have found something useful for your project. Have any good resources you would like to share? Feel free to let us know in the comments or by submitting our form. Happy digital times.

 

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