February 12, 2017

Online useful tools for creative professionals

It's third week of February and this is the 6th blog post from the commitment I made to myself that I previously announce before 2016 year ends, I know days has gone so fast but 2017 has more to offer than you think.

I will start this week by sharing five of the most useful resources/tools that I find useful for everyday hustles and might useful for you also or maybe not. Some are existing for quite some time, some are just released this year. So let's start!

1. Milanote

Milanote is the notes app for creative work. For the research, thinking and planning behind your next great piece of work. Bryan Clark of TNW said it is the Evernote for creatives. Read full article here. I'ts also like google keep that lets you arrange your thoughts and schedule your next meeting or build. But, unlike google keep this notes is giving the user more freedom to arrange or move notes to any location within the board. It's just publicly released last February 7. Sing Up is free and It's fucking awesome.

2. Airtable

Airtable is a all-in-one collaboration platform. Part spreadsheet, part database, and entirely flexible, over 30,000 companies use Airtable to organize their work, their way. I personally using this web app and It's cooler than spreadsheet. It let's me organized project and connect the dots of every data in the table. I really recommend this for freelancers or creative team who likes to track their progress and projects. Just do it. It's free!

3. Flixel

This app is really a magical tool for story telling but the price is $199.99/year. I'ts a nice tool for those who not thinking the budget and blow your campaign into life. But, if you like to try it without spending a hundred bucks you can always make this magic by exerting some effort using Photoshop. You can try this cinamagraph tutorial by Benjamin Jenks. Enjoy exploring!

4. Mailchimp

If you are looking for email marketing tools to be used, you must try this cool stuff. I personally using this for my weekly news letter and I find it very useful, It can automate your email campaign, create your own email template and it's free. Go get it!

5. TED

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading'. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. These days, it's broadened its scope. I really recommend to visit this website to watch inspiring talks from industry leaders. It is very useful for me as creative professional and I bet to you also. Be inspired with the best visionaries around the globe.

And that's it, you just gained another knowledge and hope to encourage you to be more productive, not just for this week off course. Now, it's time to live some quote for today.

"Never stop learning and exploring, you never know what you can find out there."