I’ve been developing a local marketing campaign for my business, and in the process I’ve found four new tools that I like. The first two have earned a place of honor on my affiliates list (see ads in the far-right sidebar). If the third and fourth tools offered affiliate programs, I would leap at them, too.
The first one is Gravity Forms, a WordPress plugin that makes it easy to add forms to any page or any post. Web-site expert Dana DiTimaso recommended Gravity Forms highly when she was on The Solopreneur Life BlogTalkRadio show, and I think the app is going to be indespensible for me.
The second one is Goalscape, a visual goal-management software. I think Goalscape is for people who are visual learners, and for people who tend to get hung up on minutae and lose sight of larger goals (that describes me). I had never heard of Goalscape; it’s relatively new and I stumbled onto it when reading a thread of comments at a Web site.
The third app is Hello Bar, an ingenius, effective, and suddenly-trendy add-on for Web sites. I’m using the Hellobar for The Solopreneur Life’s parent Web site, StraightRiverMedia.com. I would be using Hello Bar on TheSolopreneurLife.com, but I don’t want the bar to compete with my site’s banner ad. A tip when using Hello Bar that will save you a lot of frustration: select the settings option that will open the new page in a new window. For reasons I don’t understand, Hello Bar works when a new window is opened but doesn’t work when a new window isn’t opened. It took me about 2 hours to figure out why Hello Bar wasn’t working.
The last app is reQall, a simple to-do-list app. I’m trying out reQall, and I think it does a great job with push notifications, which is a feature I need. Productivity expert Claudine Motto recommended reQall to me during an appearance on my radio show.
Have You Used These Apps?
What do you think of them? Please share your opinion in the comments below.