Tools of tomorrow.
A handpicked selection of the apps, hacks and services I use to fuel my businesses and creativity.
Look closely for offers, affiliate codes and free trials.
Leading into the future is both art and science. Get a head start on bubbling up consumer and cultural trends with Product Hunt. The free service features the best new products every day.
Take a crash course in human-centered design with IDEO's free field guide and unearth breakthrough solutions rooted in people’s actual needs. It'll change the way you look at the world.
My new running companion. A weekly podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Available on iTunes.
Become a better, well, everything! Touch up on your programming, email marketing, photography and more. This link gives you 3 months' access for only $0.99.
Let the best ideas float to the top, not just the loudest. Start a Baloonr and before you know it you’ll have lots of anonymous, bias-free ideas from colleagues and customers
Find, follow and share stories from your favourite blogs and news outlets. My Feedly provides me with regular inspiration to start the day.
Hungry for new skills but no time to learn? From astrophysics and programming to history and everything in-between, free micro-learning app Py is the perfect tutor for those in a hurry.
Craft notes and big ideas across devices with this elegant alternative to Evernote. The minimalist interface is your saviour when inspiration strikes.
SelfControl is a free Mac app to block distracting websites. Create the list, set the timer and you can focus on what really matters.
Trello is a Scrum project's best friend. Whether I'm working alone or collaborating with others, I make sure our product backlog and sprints are on Trello.
Keep good habits with this to-do scheduler. Wunderlist is straight-forward in look and feel, meaning it has had my almost attention daily for a few years now.
Timetracking you'll actually use. Know where your time is spent and invoice appropriately. Click here for a free 30-day trial and $10 credit towards Pro.
Build up a library of bookmarked articles you want to return to later. Perfect for binge reading at weekends and on long train journeys.
Remove all the headaches normally associated with accounting, invoicing and VAT returns. Xero has transformed the timeliness and insight I have over my financials. Get 50% off for a year.
A godsend for covering all the boring but important things in business. In my experience, Hiscox understand the start-up world better than any other insurer.
A best-kept secret to killer headlines. CoSchedule's free to use tool rates your words and shows you how to up your score. Addictive.
Powers the weekly Like No Other newsletter. Beautiful templates, detailed analytics, seamless integration - what more could you want? Use this link for instant karma as I get credits.
The magic behind many a good looking website, including this one. Has saved me tens of thousands on web development fees over the years.
Get a whole host of free tools to grow your website's traffic and conversion. Sumo has really opened my eyes to what my website should be doing.
A photo editor for the time conscious. I use PicMonkey religiously so I can dedicate more time to writing and promotion.
I seem to constantly find value in the Startups.co blog. Cutting through the usual content marketing noise, it's packed full of original advice on everything from ideation and marketing to leadership and funding.
I'm currently learning to code. Having put it off for years Treehouse is the perfect video coach with online tutorials and coding challenges. Get a 7 day free trial.