At Logikal Code, we spend a lot of time online, so we like to find tools that make our lives easier. Here are a few of the online applications and tools we use most. If you’re not using them yet, they’re worth checking out!
From this list, Skype is probably the one we use most at our office. It’s great for sending quick messages to team members, saving trips between desks (or having to yell across the room). We’ve also used Skype for remote interviews and meetings, as well as telecommuting team members. Features like file and screen sharing make collaborating with the team and clients simpler than ever.
We often need to send and receive large files for our design projects and websites. That can be tricky with email attachment file limits, so we use Dropbox. It’s incredibly easy to drop your files and share them with clients and colleagues, so they can access them anywhere.
We love using MailChimp for all of our email campaigns. Its drag-and-drop editor makes customizing e-newsletters a breeze, so anyone can design professional and attractive emails that match their brand. Another great feature is the ability to track activity on sent campaigns, including open rates, clicks and more. Plus, MailChimp is easily integrated with websites and online sign up forms.
To stay on top of our social media channels, we use HootSuite. It lets us manage multiple networks all in one dashboard and schedule posts, saving a ton of time. We also love setting up ‘streams’ that monitor Twitter conversations relating to our brand.
We integrate PayPal with most of our e-commerce websites. It provides a simple payment solution for our clients and allows their customers to feel secure shopping online.