Good Stuff

Tools I Love & Recommend

My desire for the right tool borders on obsession. From sketching first concepts with pen and ink to launching powerful software, I delight in what feels right in my hands; brings my ideas, objectives, creativity to life; works with graceful precision; or enlightens and connects me. Here's an ever-changing list in my quest for the best:

Measure Your Marketing

  • Get Clicky
    A prettier way to view your website stats and understand your visitors.
  • Kiss Metrics
    A great way to get to know your website visitors by asking questions and offering surveys.

Self Publish Your Book or Magazine

  • Blurb
    Easy peasy book publishing
  • MagCloud
    Affordable magazine publishing
     
  • ReadyMag
    Super easy, dynamic digital publishing for browsers, tablets and smartphones

Affordable Printing

  • Moo.com
    Affordable, high-quality print promotion and identity

Backup + Share Your Files

  • Minbox
    Super zippy file sharing app

Browser Add-ons

  • Chrome SEO
    Check your keywords, backlinks, pagerank and more.
  • Tin Eye
    Find out where you images are being used or how to find images

Design and Build a Website

  • Coda
    For elegant hand coding of HTML and CSS
  • Sustainable Web Hosting (Canvas Host)
    {Affiliate link} Excellent customer service and good for the planet.
  • Squarespace
    Easy, low-maintenance website creation platform. Beautiful straight out-of-the-box.
  • ExpressionEngine
    Robust content management system for those who require complex functionality and content relationships

My “Happy Snap” Cameras

  • Polaroid Cameras
    I've always loved “Instant.”
  • Fuji Finepix x10
    Years ago, photography worked its way into my soul, life, and work. Lightweight, unobstrusive, stylish.
  • Plastic Cameras
    I love their unpredictable nature and I still love film.

Publications I Love

  • The Magazine
    A pleasurable mobile reading experience
     
  • More Magazine
    Makes me feel smart and beautiful even at “a certain age.”
  • Website Magazine
    Another magazine that helps me stay on top of industry tools, topics and trends.
  • Dot Net Magazine
    A must-read magazine for web design and development professionals.
     
  • Fast Company
    Engaging design and a way to keep my finger on the pulse on the intersection of technology, design and business
  • Entrepreneur
    Stories of amazing people and their amazing businesses.
  • Photo District News (PDN)
    Keeping current on what is important to photographers is important to me.
  • Gourmet Magazine
    How I miss it! Delicious photography, delicious recipes, stories from around the world.

 

Tools for Teaching & Blogging

  • Screenflow
    For training my customers how to update and manage their new websites and giving feedback to my students
     
  • GradeBooPro app
    The alternative to Excel spreadsheets for tracking grades, attendance and more.
     
  • Slide Captain
    Stylish online presentation tool

Edit and Manage Your Photographs

To manage my photography archives

  • Photo Mechanic
    The fast and easy way to edit, pair and rate your images
  • Aperture
    To manage my photography archives

    Sell Your Products

    • Photoshelter
      The best way to sell your images and share with your clients. Secure, stable and a great resource for photographers
       
    • EventBrite
      Sell tickets, classes, events and more. Easy to use and easy to brand and integrate with your website.

    Build Your Discovery

    • HootSuite
      To manage my Twitter strategy while at the desktop, laptop, or iPhone; keep up-to-date with my community; and engage my customers
       
    • Flickr
      To share photos with my family, friends, and colleagues
       
    • 500px
      Another great place to share your images with a larger community

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