Tools and Apps

Free Must Have Google Gadgets, Apps and Tools

In no particular order you’ll find a list of mostly free Tools & Applications to improve productivity.

Google It

  • Google Toolbar – Internet Explorer and Firefox Toolbar with Google search. Additional options include a pop-up blocker and form-filler.
  • Google Keyword Tool – Find Keywords for your website and also for your Adwords Campaign.
  • Google Search-based Keyword Tool – A fairly new tool from Google that provides keyword ideas, based on actual Google search queries.
  • Google Traffic Estimator – Get quick traffic estimates for new keywords without adding them to your website or your Adwords Campaign.
  • Google Alerts – Find out who’s talking about you, talking about your favorite subjets and people. An easy way to monitor the web.
  • Google Gadgets – Find free gadgets for your website, such as calendars, dictionary, news feeds, reminders, horoscopes, etc.

Free and Cost Effective Analytics Tools

  • Google Analytics – Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.
  • Clicky – Real time web analytics. Clicky Web Analytics is simply the best way to monitor, analyze, and react to your blog or web site’s traffic in real time. 158,912 web sites can’t be wrong.
  • Hittail – Long Tail keyword tool for SEO, PPC, and blogging. Real-time search traffic reports and keyword suggestions to drive more traffic to your blog or website.
  • Woopra – Very Cool! Offers free and real-time web tracking services. Compatible with static and dynamic sites.
  • MintMint is an extensible, self-hosted web site analytics program. Its interface is an exercise in simplicity.

When Your on the Go

  • Flash drive – A must have for those who are constantly on the go and want to securely transfer files from workstation to workstation.
  • Yousendit.comYouSendIt is the most popular online file sharing software that provides secure file transfer and allows you to easily send large files.
  • Filezilla – The free FTP solution. Open Source (GNU/GPL) FTP client for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.
  • txt2daySend Free Text Messages. Add text messages to your MySpace. Send SMS Text from PC to cell phone or mobile device providers. Stop Paying For Texting!
  • Google VoiceGoogle‘s approach to phone calls, voicemail, and SMS.
  • TweetDeck – is an Adobe AIR desktop Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace application. A simple and fast way to experience Twitter.

Browsers and Add-ons

  • Firefox Browser – The Firefox Web Browser is the faster, more secure, and fully customizable way to surf the web.
  • Firefox Themes – Download themes for Firefox from the original skins and themes site!
  • Firefox Add-ons – Improve your experience with Firefox using addons that make many routine tasks easier. Easily improve productivity.
  • Opera BrowserOpera offers free and easy to download Web browsers for computers, mobile phones and devices.
  • SnagitSnagit Screen Capture – All the screen capture and image editing functionality you’ll ever need, in one simply powerful program.
  • Foxit – A more compact and faster PDF Reader, with a great selection of tools to let you perform common tasks with PDF documents.

Free Content Management Systems

  • WordPress.org – An open source Blog Tool and Publishing Platform. A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
  • WordPress.com – Free blogs managed by the developers of the WordPress software. Includes custom design templates, integrated statistics, automatic spam protection.
  • Joomla!Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
  • Drupal – Open source content management system that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
  • TypepadTypePad is for new or experienced bloggers – a simple but robust interface, Free Blogs, Pro Blogs & Business Blogs.
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