Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Many people today are recording podcasts, webinars, messages and more via their computers. Audacity is an awesome (and free) audio editor and recorder that takes little time to master. With Audacity, you can record a clip, cut out your mistakes, add in other audio and end up with a professional sound bite (IF you use a great microphone… otherwise it’ll …

The Awesome Highlighter: Share specific info from webpages

I’m working with a client to completely redo her website, and we’ve been searching other websites for ideas on how to organize info. With the Awesome Highlighter tool, we can highlight the section we want to share with the other members of the team. After you’ve highlighted the info, the Awesome Highlighter creates a link for the highlighted page. Here’s …

Parody Motivator Generator: Create your own “motivation”

Know those motivational posters that have one main word then a small tagline, designed to bring the team together with visions of climbing mountains, building bridges and working hand in hand? Despair, Inc. lets you make your own motivational posters with the Parody Motivator Generator. You upload your own photo and write your own taglines. This might be great for …

Gliffy Online Diagram Software: Create flowcharts with ease

  Sure, you can try to create a flow chart with a word processing program such as MS Word, but you’re going to get angry. Your boxes will be different sizes, and your arrows won’t line up. It’ll take you too long, and screw up your diet when you visit the vending machine for a chocolate bar to get through …

Privnote: Self-destructing email

I’m not exactly sure how this will help your business, but Privnote might come in handy one day. You enter a note, and the system creates a link. Send the link to the recipient. Once it’s read, the link self destructs, and your note goes with it. This is a way to send an important message from work without leaving …

Color Palette Generator: Analyze colors in a graphic

It’s not unusual to find the PERFECT graphic and need to create a flyer, brochure, email or web page around it. Color Palette Generator lets you enter a URL of any picture and tells you the HTML color codes from the picture. Easy way to get a professional look for your documents. My sample:

comotivate: Find a buddy to keep you on track

Need a little help keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? Try comotivate, a free website that hooks you up with someone with your same goal. Join a team like “Shrinking Moms” or find a partner for your own new goal. comotivate – get it together

Getmooh: Arrange for a graceful exit

Need an out for a boring meeting? Want to ensure you don’t get stuck in a blind date? Use Get Me Out of Here to arrange for calls when you need them. Have the free service call your friends, or use it to arrange a call to help you end a long meeting. It’s easier than pretending a real call …

Google Alerts: Track your web presence

Google has a host of fun tools that can help your business. I consider Google Alerts one of the most essential. With Google Alerts, you can track key words in the web world in news articles, blogs and other citations. I set them up for my last name, my company and key words related to my clients. Every mention is …

Twitter: Microblogging and social networking

It’s time, my friends. You need to get involved with social media to grow your business. Twitter brings together millions of users who write brief (I mean really brief) updates, answers to the simple question: What are you doing right now? Twitter takes some getting used to. The first few tweets you receive may say things like, “I just ate …

10 Minute Mail: Temporary emails

Are you tired of registering for everything and then getting emails that drive you crazy forever? 10 Minute Mail gives you a temporary email address to use for your registration. And you don’t have to register to get it. Cool tool.