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Matt Ellis 12th April 2018

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams

£59 per month/user

A staple for most design agencies. Photoshop, Illustrator and XD get used daily. InDesign as a special treat.

adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/business/teams

Google G Suite

£6.60 per month/user

For emails, shared docs and folders.

gsuite.google.com

DropBox

£12 per month/user

Was once our shared storage of choice – but we're now transitioning everything to Google Drive.

dropbox.com

TeamWork

$11.25 per month/user

For project management. We've tried lots (Asana, Wonderlist, Things, DaPulse/Monday, Notion). This is the best one so far.

teamwork.com

Harvest

$12 per month/user

For time-tracking.

getharvest.com

1Password

$4.99 per month/user

A password manager that lets us securely share website login details with the team. No more copy and pasting passwords into emails.

1password.com

InVision

$22 per month

InVision is a prototyping tool. During our Discovery Stage – before we start the design or development – we'll upload wireframes for the website to InVision.

Invision lets us add 'hot spots' on the wireframes, which when clicked, link through to other individual wireframes. It allows the client to click through the wireframes as if it were a real website.

invisionapp.com

DeployHQ

£24 month

For pushing code changes to the server.

deployhq.com

Forge

$19 month

For setting up and managing servers.

forge.laravel.com

DigitalOcean

$5 – $infinity per month

When we host clients sites, 9/10 times they'll be here.

digitalocean.com

BrowserStack

$39.00 per month

Lets us test websites on different browsers and devices – to make sure the design and functionally works.

Nothing beat testing on real devices – but BrowserStack is the next best thing.

browserstack.com

Imgix

$3 per 1000 images

Imgix takes the stress of image processing, optimation and delivery off our servers. Helps keep our sites super fast.

imgix.com

ActvieCampaign

$49 per month

For email campaigns and email automation. We're also using ActvieCampaign as a CRM / Deals tracker too – but that's likely to change soon. (AirTable FTW?).

activecampaign.com

GoCardless

1% per transaction

For recurring payments for hosting, maintenance and domain names.

gocardless.com

Boomerang

$14.99/Month

Is a plugin for Gmail which does a couple of things:

  1. Allows you to pause your inbox so that you can check information in emails without being distracted by new shiny emails. Though, I think a native version of this is coming to Gmail soon.
  2. Give you a notification if someone hasn't responded to your email within a set period of time. Great for following up with clients and leads.

boomeranggmail.com