Being in the Internet field, we’re always on the bleeding edge of new technology coming out on the Web. You could easily call us first adopters or just pain crazy.
I thought it would be a neat article to share what Internet services we use on a regular basis.
- Google Apps – Our goldsteinmedia.com email pipes through this and we can’t live without it
- Vanilla Gmail – Before Google Apps we used regular good old GMail and because of this many of our resources are on those servers at Google.
- Google+ – We can’t live without it. Don’t listen to those people who call it a ghost town, it’s not. Follow me on Google+.
- Twitter – Really? Do I have to explain why we use Twitter? You can follow Goldstein Media and myself on Twitter.
- Facebook – Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of Facebook, but it’s a great place to keep track of family and friends and grow your business. If you wouldn’t mind could you like Goldstein Media on Facebook?
- Linkedin – It took us sometime to get the hang of Linkedin. But now we use it quite a bit. Follow me on Linkedin. Follow Goldstein Media on Linkedin.
- App.Net – ADN is a great service aimed to give people a advertising free alternative to Twitter. Yes, it does cost money. $36/yr to be exact, but it has a neat community and is growing everyday. Follow me on App.Net.
- Evernote – I can’t live without my notebooks in Evernote. Combined with the Fujitsu ScanSnap, we’re getting so much more organized.
- Dropbox – Who doesn’t have Dropbox? If they don’t they are in minority. This is a great place to share and sync files. We even pay for the 100 GB plan, because everyone uses it.
- Backupify – A great service that backs up your social media life and your Google Apps. Worth it.
- Carbonite – Seriously that hard drive on your desk isn’t going to be much good to you if you house catches of fire. Carbonite is pretty inexpensive and keeps your files safe and off-site. It’s saved us quite a few times
- Right Inbox – Google Apps and Gmail are great, but if you’re like me and don’t like using dedicated email programs, they’re lacking. Right Inbox gives you scheduling options for emails and tracking. Very handy.
- DocStoc – A great repository of all kinds of useful business/legal documents. A bit pricey, it’s still worth having.
- Screencast-o-matic – There are plenty of screencasting programs out there, but this one is simple and gets the job done. The only downside is that it’s Java based and right now Java is having some security problems.
- Private Internet Access – A great VPN service that helps you surf the Web securely and anonymously. You really shouldn’t surf from public Wifi without it.
- WriteThat.Name – Keeping your email address book up-to-date is a challenge. That’s where WriteThat.Name comes in. It continually scans your email (Google Apps and Gmail) and updates your address book. Worth every penny. They also have great tech support via Twitter too.
- Balsamiq – A great Web and Chrome based wireframing program. In expensive and it works fantastic.
- Pond5 – Great stock art with reasonable prices.
- WordPress – Not WordPress.com, but the self-hosted variant over at WordPress.org. We use the WordPress software for a vast majority of our client’s sites. It’s opensource and totally customize-able.
These are just some of the services we use on a regular basis. We are constantly adding new ones. Which ones do you use? Share them in the comments below!