My Favorite Tools


Here I’ve listed some of my most frequently used tools for your review and for mine as well. I can’t count how many times I went to find a piece of software for a particular purpose and couldn’t remember the name of it. Well, here it is. My “do not forget” list.

I will be updating this list and adding descriptions to each over the next few days.

Website Tools

Web HostingHostGator.com
When it comes to web hosting at a very reasonable price, I haven’t found one better than HostGator.com. One you get the hang of their control panel, setting up WordPress sites is a piece of cake. If you do have problems, there support is fantastic as well. I highly recommend checking these guys out.

Audio/Video

DVD to iPod Converters

Leawo Free iPhone Video Converter
FREE – Seems to be better quality than AVNSoft. Easy to use. Will merge multiple “.vob” files generated by DVD ripping software into one MP4 file.

AnvSoft.com
FREE – Easy to use. Will merge multiple “.vob” files generated by DVD ripping software into one MP4 file.

Audio/Video Player – VLC
FREE – VLC is great because it will play just about any format of audio or video out there. If you can’t find a player for it, try it in VLC.

MP3 Tag Editor – MP3 Tag
http://www.mp3tag.de/en/
FREE – MP3 Tag is a great tool if you have multiple audio files that you need to modify the tags. Not all CD ripping software tags MP3s the same way. This tool will help you modify multiple tags as once and create some uniformity in you music library. Your closet may be nice and tidy, but I bet your MP3s are not.

DVD Emulation – DAEMON Tools Lite
www.daemon-tools.cc
FREE – DAEMON Tools Lite allows you to take a “.iso” file that your CD duplicating software spit out and virtually mount it so that the “.iso” file acts like a CD in your CD drive. This is great for backing up CDs. Copy the CD to an “.iso” file and whenever you need it, simply mount it using DAEMON Tools.

Screen Recording – Camtasia Studio
For anyone that has ever used Camtasia Studio, I don’t need to say any more. This piece of software does an incredible job of recording your screen for playback. I use this for recording software tutorials. Camtasia Studio is very well designed and easy to use. When your finished recording, it even includes a module that assists you in editing your recording and add things like cursor highlights, text overlays and narration (if you didn’t record it to begin with).

Utilities

Software Removal – Revo Unistaller

FTP – Filezilla

Print to a PDF File with Adobe Acrobat – Bullzip.com

iPhone Utilities

View iPhone Files - iPhone Explorer
Explore all the files on your iPhone

Create Ringtones – NitroBell (http://www.nitro-soft.com/nitro_bell/index.html)
Creates ringtones from your mp3, wma or wav files.

General Software

Desktop Sharing – TeamViewer.com

Internet Browser – Google Chrome

Search Engine Optimization Tools

Article Spinning – Spinner Chief (Free) or TheBestSpinner.com

Mass Article Submit – Unique Article Wizard (UAW) www.UniqueArticleWizard.com

Mass Blog Submit – Blog-Blueprint.com

Article Duplication Checker – DupeFreePro.com

Creative Tools

Mind Mapping Software – Free Mind (I found the download link at http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download)

Creative Resources

FiveRR.com – It’s amazing what people will do for $5

99Designs.com – Submit and project and a price and people will provide you with comps. You pick the one you like and pay the price you set.

FREE WordPress Themes

SimpleWPThemes.com

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