Creative Arsenal

Whether you’re a local startup, small business owner, or a content creator venturing into the online space for the very first time – you will be always looking for ways to save time, increase productivity, and cut down your business expenses. Let me save you the guesswork and share with you some of my favorite free and low-cost business tools.

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The Must Have

Tool of the Month:

AeroLeads – Email Finder

AeroLeads is the fastest and very accurate lead generation software that helps to find potential prospects emails or business phone numbers. The results can be exported and imported into CSV files to Salesforce, MailChimp, or HubSpot.

✓  Extracts user-data in real-time
✓  Integrates with multiple CRM platforms
✓   Google Chrome Plugin

Design & Production

Draw. Edit. Create.

References.Design

A must-have tool for creatives to discover, explore, and manage design inspirations. The best app for storing and managing images locally on the PC, Mac, or online.

Low Cost

Logo Lab

Simply upload a logo, and you’ll be presented with visual experiments that test key factors like scalability, silhouette, and even partial recognition.

Free

Affinity Suite

The smoothest, the fastest photo editing and graphic design software with the most powerful publishing tools. The affordable creative suite with lifetime access!

Best Price

Logo Rank

Let an AI critique your logo design. A neural net that rates your logo design on 3 main factors: uniqueness, legibility, and color/contrast.

Free

Davinci Resolve 16

The world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects, and audio post-production all in one software tool! Free Version available!

Free

Palette List

The simplest way to generate color palettes for designers, developers, and marketers. Thousands of trendy hand-picked color palettes.

Free

Creativity & Skills

Sketch. Capture. Improvise.

Paper by WeTransfer

Whether it’s handwritten notes, drafting, diagramming, or sketching, Paper® is the immersive sketching app for capturing ideas anywhere.

Low Cost

Canvas by Google

Express yourself with natural brushes and hand-picked colors. Never lose a masterpiece with automatic syncing to your Google account.

Free

Procreate app

Procreate gives you everything you need to create expressive sketches, rich paintings, gorgeous illustrations, and beautiful animations.

Low Cost

Productivity & Plan

Organize. Model. Improve.

Collect by Wetransfer

Collect is the best way to save everything that inspires you and fuels your ideas. Upload images, save links, and anything from across your apps.

Free

Print-Graph-Paper

Print free graph paper. Twenty styles of grid, axis, isometric, triangular, and polar graph paper.

Free

Miro

Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard platform for brainstorming, digital sticky notes, planning, and managing agile workflows.

Free

Manifest 

An instant grid-based pinboard for note-taking in your browser.

Free

Columns

List-making tool developed to help you organize tasks, notes, and thoughts. Columns is a simple app that allows you to see the big picture.

Free

G Suite

G Suite is a collection of business, productivity, collaboration, and education software.

Low Cost

Google Chrome Extensions

Insight. Detect. Save.

Colorzilla

Get the color of any pixel on the page; An advanced Color Picker similar to ones that can be found in PS.

Free

Nimbus Screenshot

Take screenshots to capture full web pages—or part of a web page. Record video from your screen.

Free

Whatfont

What Font allows you to know the font name, its family, color, style, size, position on any webpage.

Free

Raindrop

Vivid and functional bookmarks. Save important pages, articles, video or photo in one click!

Free

77X Uber

A random design quote generator from 77 Things a design handbook published by Uber Design.

Low Cost

Upfluence

Analyze an influencer’s profile performance with the click of a button with the Upfluence Analytics Plugin.

Free

Marketing

Find. Deliver. Grow.

Rocketreach

Web-based tool which lets users find email addresses, phone, social links for over 250 million professionals, across 6 million companies.

The Best Price

Moat.com

An analytics and measurement company that offers viewability, attention, and brand safety solutions across display, video, mobile, and more.

The Best Price

Ispionage

Ispionage is a tool that helps to spy your competitor seo and sem efforts.

The Best Price

BrandColors

The biggest collection of official brand color codes for 500+ brands.

Free

Google Alerts

Content change detection and notification service, offered by the search engine company Google.

Free

Google My Business

With a Google My Business account, you get more than a business listing. Free Business Profile lets you easily connect with your customers.

Free

SocialBlade

SocialBlade helps you track YouTube Channel Statistics, Twitch User Stats, IG Stats, and much more! You can compare yourself to other users.

Free

SpyFu

SpyFu is an industry-leading competitive keyword research tool with some great features.

Low Cost

Hunter.io

Hunter is the leading solution to find and verify professional email addresses.

Free

Google Trends

Analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions.

Free

SendGrid

Delivering your transactional and marketing emails through the world’s largest cloud-based email delivery platform.

Free

Serpstat

All-in-one search tool used by digital marketers. The software’s core features include keyword research, backlink analysis, rank tracking, and site.

The Best Price

Trustpilot

A customer review management tool that helps you connect with customers.

Free

Awario

Track mentions of your brand and competitors across the web.

Low Cost

builtwith.com

Website profiling, lead generation, competitive analysis, and usage analytics technology.

Free

Social Media

View. Post. Raise.

Linktree

LinkTree allows brands and bloggers to extend the number of links listed on Instagram.

Low Cost

Later

Manage Multiple Accounts, Schedule Video, Reposting, Analytics & Uploading Tools.

Low Cost

Easybloggers

Get cost estimation for your influencer marketing campaign fast, efficient, and free.

Free

Forms & Blanks

Capture. Engage. Sell.

Typeform.com

Build interactive, engaging, and conversational online forms for powering your brand’s interactions.

The Best Price

Mailchimp.com

All-In-One integrated marketing platform for small businesses, to grow your business on your terms.

Low Cost

Convertkit.com

Capture more leads and sell more products by easily embedding email capture forms anywhere.

Free

Legal

Search. Protect. Legalize.

PatentBot

Chat bot will help you find and register a trademark, copyright, and patent for invention in the USA, Europe, Ukraine, and Russia.

Low Cost

Hellobonsai

Bulletproof contracts, e-signing, & invoices used by top freelancers. Get peace of mind & get on with your work.

Free

USPTO

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses.

Free

Squareup

Square helps millions of sellers run their business-from secure credit card processing to point of sale solutions.

Low Cost

Avodocs

Free legal documents for startups, including NDAs, privacy policies, founders’ agreements, and employee onboarding documents.

Free

Waveapps

Wave is a free accounting and payroll application for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. 

Low Cost

Inspiration

Read. Watch. Move.

adage.com

Ad Age is a global media brand that publishes news, analysis, and data on marketing and media.

Low Cost

adsoftheworld.com

An advertising archive and community that showcases creative adverts from around the world.

Free

thedrum.com

News for the marketing and media industries: digital, creative, advertising, and media-related.

Free