Great Business Tools for Free or Almost Free – Guest Blog By Steve Gallien

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Last fall we held an event at CapeSpace where we all shared great tools we had discovered that you can download for free or for very little money.  This is an updated version of the list we generated, with a few new things added.  If you want to share any of your own, email them to and the good folks at CapeSpace will update the list periodically.


Ambience & Wellbeing

  • simplynoise – ambient sound for focus
  • coffitivity – distraction-free coffeehouse chatter
  • noisli – nice sound generator with custom options
  • lux – match your screen color to the time of day
  • simply being – guided mediation with timer and ambient sound whenever you need it
  • detox me – great app for choosing the greenest products and services

Task Management

  • pomodairo – make yourself more productive with the pomodairo method
  • workflowy – fast, uncluttered lists & notes
  • todoist – powerful yet simple task management
  • trello – simple, visual tool to manage projects
  • gqueues—sync with Google, manage tasks & projects
  • evernote – essential note-taking with many features
  • scannable – for Evernote–iPad & iPhone scanning for business cards & more
  • functionfox – integrated task manager & time tracker

Password Management


Maps & Weather

Mail & Calendars

Integrated Systems

  • 17Hats –‘ridiculously easy all-in-one business management’
  • nutcache – multi-tool for project management, invoices & more
  • harvest – good nutcache alternative

Other Stuff

  • canva – makes design simple, many templates
  • square for chips – credit card reader for smartphones
  • rightsignature – easily fill out & sign documents
  • tiles – never lose your keys, wallet, phone (or pet?) again!
  • socialpilot – manage all your social media in one place with great calendar