Resources for Business

Resources for your business. We use everything listed below and recommend each one all of the time, so we created this list for you. A few of them are affiliate links but its barely enough to buy a beer… let alone a pony.

If you have any questions about the services or software below feel free to contact us. Simplex Studios also offers training and one-on-one appointments to further discusses how you can use the following services and software to streamline your business workflow and take the headaches out of using technology!

In the Cloud:

Cloud Services

  • Dropbox – Sync folders between the cloud and other computers.
  • Hootsuite – Your social media dashboard
  • 1Password – One password for all your passwords is a password manager that we highly recommend!
  • Goodsync – Backups up your data to your external drive and even backups roboform data as it is made by the same people.
  • Evernote – Remembers everything

Website Resources:

Domains

  • Namecheap – This is our number one choice for domain names, SSL certificates and more.
  • Domai.nr – Easily find domain names
  • Domize – Research which domain name are available easily.
  • Nic – Research who owns a certain domain.

Websites

  • WordPress – WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
  • Studiopress Themes – Makers of the Genesis framework(great to work with) plus an excellent collection of child themes.
  • Problogger – Learn how to blog
  • Dreamhost – Excellent hosting for everyone
  • Siteground – Hands on the best hosting available for most people!
  • WP Engine – Have a huge WordPress site? WP Engine is for you!

Email Resources:

Email & Newsletters

  • Google Apps – Email, Calendar and documents: Reliable, secure online applications wherever you work.
  • MailChimp – Email capture and easy newsletters with MailChimp. First 500 contacts and 3,000 emails a month are free! Perfect for any user starting out!
  • Constant Contact – Newsletters
  • Wisestamp –  A powerful email signature! Add images, social media profiles and rss feeds!

Browsing

  • Firefox – Best browser known to man!
  • Chrome – Googles browser, offering the fastest browser on the planet!
Online & Offline Payments 
  • Stripe.com – Our favorite
  • PayPal
  • SquareUp – Accept all credit cards on your Android, iPad, and iPhone for a flat rate! People love seeing this in action!

Other Resources:

Printing
  • Moo – Excellent! Also check out our favorite Moo.com mini cards
Misc
  • RetailMeNot.com – Before we buy anything we visit this site to find coupons! Every penny counts and saving money is well worth it.
  • VMWare Fusion (Mac) – Virtual Machines, Windows inside of MAc… Parallels does this as well but Fusion is better because you don;t have to restart!
If you have any questions about the services or software below feel free to contact us.