PODCAST GEAR & RESOURCESTOOLS I USE OR RECOMMEND
Tools of The Trade
Running an online business is hard. There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle. I like puzzles and figuring out the best tools to get stuff done. My criteria are usually nice design, easy to use and affordable. I pay for quality, but I like free or cheap best. This page is a list of everything I use (some more than others). It’s always changing.
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Adobe CC is the lifeline of my business and I consider it a bargain at $50/month for what you get. Photoshop, Lightroom, inDesign, Illustrator Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition….
Shopify is a very easy way to create an e-commerce website or store. The templates are really nice right out of the box and adding products and customizing the site is really easy. Pricing starts at $29/month and there is a ton of add-ons that may get expensive, but if you make money, isn’t it worth the investment? If you need a dedicated store, consider Shopify.
Design & Graphics
Big Resource List
1Password: Password manager. Would be locked out of everything without it. Game-changer.
Asana: Another great project management tool.
Backblaze: The best cloud backup solution I have used. Unlimited backups $5/month!
Baron Fig: Notebooks that make me feel creative and smart.
Buffer: I think I’m in love with Buffer.
ByWord: Great markup writing tool.
Calendly: Very cool scheduling tool. Integrates with Google Calendar.
Dropbox: No explanation needed. A must-have
Evernote: Oh how I try to love you. We’re making headway.
Google Apps For Business: If you do one thing for your business, install Google Apps.
List.ly: Make & share lists with the world.
Medium: Write & publish articles. Love Medium.
Scrivener: Trying to make this my default writer.
Slack: Communication tool. Eliminate emails.
Trello: My favorite organizer. Trello keeps track of everything.
Workflowy: So awesome! Forget to use it, but love for long lists!
Simplecast: I am on the support team for this awesome podcast hosting and technology company.
BluBrry: I used to use PowerPress WordPress Plugin on this site to generate my RSS Feed.
BuzzSprout: Solid podcast hosting choice with good support and tutorials.
Libsyn: Where Mike Murphy Unplugged audio files were originally hosted.
Spreaker: Solid choice for podcast hosting and also offer live options.
PodBean: Good reputation for podcast hosting and also support video.
CreativeLive: A staple in my world
KelbyOne: I owe a lot of my design & photoshop skills to Scott Kelby.
Lynda.com: The cream of the crop for online education.
Skillshare: One of my new favorites for tutorials.
Udemy.com: Massive library of courses
Wirecast by Telestream: The industry standard for livestream broadcasting and switching.
OBS: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is the free open source alternative to Wirecast. Even though it’s free, it is a powerful tool.
Audio & Video (Editing)
Adobe Audition: The best audio editor. Period.
Adobe Premiere Pro: The tool I use to edit video.
Ecamm Call Recorder: Record Skype Calls
Audacity: In the browser editor. Looks ugly, but works.
Auphonic: A bit of magic. Upload a file and it spits out a really good quality file. Impressive.
Camtasia: Very similar to Screenflow. Better annotations.
Descript: Transcription and more.
GarageBand: Oldie but goodie for making music and editing audio.
Hindenberg Pro: Online Editor that is very popular
Screenflow: Powerful, easy-to-use screen recording and editing software for Mac.
Wipster.io Good for proofing with clients
Wistia.com: One of the best video resources around for tools and learning video.