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Really useful tools, technology tips and tricks

Whenever we come across new, cool and “geeky” technology tips and tricks, new apps of software tips on the web that we love and find really useful to either help you enhance your digital presence or improve your performance and efficiency, we will share those secrets with you.

We invite you to share your own findings with us using #reallyusefultools on your own Instagram posts.

JotForm – Easy-to-use online form builder

We discovered JotForm where you can easily create beautiful forms with ease.

Kickbox – Smarter Email Verification for Marketers and Developers

Kickbox provides a great indicator as to which email records you possess are potentially invalid, saving your email tool telling you the same and possibly prohibiting the list upload.

Google Scholar – Research made easy

We discovered Google Scholar that is great for researching science-heavy articles and digging into emerging studies.

Thundafund – crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs

Thundafund is Africa's leading crowdfunding platform for innovators, creatives & entrepreneurs.

Veed – video creation made simple

We came across an easy to use, use friendly tool called Veed. With Veed you can cut, trim, crop, add subtitles, progress bars, transcribe and more!

IMDb – Internet Movie Database

IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.

Audicity

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

Explore search terms with Google Trends

Google Trends shows how frequently a given search term is entered into Google's search engine relative to the site's total search volume over a given period of time. 

QR Code Generator

We have found QR Code generator really easy to use and best of all, it’s free! 

Girl Boss Hustle – A support channel for woman business owners

Girl Boss Hustle is a support channel on Facebook for women business owners, female entrepreneurs & start-ups and to address the unique challenges they face as they grow

Ecosia

Ecosia uses the ad revenue from your searches to plant trees where they are needed the most.

Improve your SEO with INK

We came across INK, a fantastic free online web content writing editor that not only checks your spelling and gives grammar suggestions.

Google Jamboard – Visual collaboration with virtual whiteboard

Are you missing brainstorming with your team in the boardroom? We discovered Google Jamboard, which unlocks your team’s creative potential with real-time co-authoring.

6 Essential SEO tips for tourism businesses

One place where travel and tourism businesses can help their business to be more visible online is from search engine optimisation (SEO).

How to Take Good Instagram Photos on Your Phone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Using striking, quality photos to use on your Instagram page is key in catching the eye of potential clients.

SurveyMonkey – Find out about your customers wants and needs

SurveyMonkey is a free to use online platform that lets you create surveys that you can even integrate into various social media platforms!

WhatsApp Business App

WhatsApp Business is a free to download app that was built with the small business owner in mind

Award-winning financial software designed for entrepreneurs

We came across an application that is not only user friendly, but completely free!

Google Dictionary

Need to check spelling? Need to define a word? Need a synonym?

Udemy

Are you looking to enhance your current skills or explore a new area of interrest?

Book Creator

You think you wrote the next best seller? Use this free tool to create and publish it online.

40 Free Fun Fonts

We have just discovered 40 really fun and refreshing cartoon and comic fonts for you to use in your graphics and artwork.

22Seven – Budgeting app for South Africans

Keeping a close eye on your expenditures, will prevent you from overspending and end up being in debt.

Quizlet

We came across a very useful platform for students and teachers where they can share their own learning materials, including flashcards and diagrams.

Upscale your cooking skills

The baking trend has been revived and thousands of people, who can’t run to the shop quickly for their “daily bread” have tried their hand at baking.

Top 5 Windows Command Keys

If you are a windows user, there are quite a few command keys you can use to access certain menus and features quicker.

American YouTube channel offers the best of the internet

Jason Gryniewics, has an American YouTube channel called Daily Dose of Internet, where he thrice weekly uploads a video with a collection of interesting or forgotten videos from all over the Internet in one video, on top of the daily videos he adds.

Top 5 Keyboard Shortcuts

There are pretty much keyboard shortcuts for everything nowadays you do on your computer. We have a few that we use daily and we are sure it has saved us hours over the years.

Online Image Editor

We came across a handy tool online for making simple image edits.

Awesome Screenshot

Do you sometimes need to share a screen capture or give someone a quick tutorial on how to do something on a computer?

Creative music tools accessible to everyone

Since 2009, coders have created thousands of amazing experiments using Chrome, Android, AI, Web VR, AR and more. We came across one of these amazing experiments that we just had to share with you.

Toggl – Time management made easy

If you are not sure how much time you spend on projects, timing how long it takes can give you an indication of how long it takes to do specific tasks and also help with billing your clients if you charge an hourly fee.

Amper Music – Create pitch perfect scores for video

Most people know about the YouTube Music Library  that provides free music for videos. We have found an online tool that also offers free music but takes it one step further.

Add creativity to homeschooling with Canva

During Lockdown all parents were turned into homeschool teachers!

Create GIFs with this easy to use tool

Moving graphics and video is most effective for getting your buyers attention when it comes to digital marketing.

Save My Spot – Discounted Coupons to use after lockdown

Save My Spot is another initiative we stumbled across that lets you purchase discounted coupons for your favourite business to use after lockdown.

15 Successful Journalists Reveal their top 3 productivity tools

Journalists work to strict deadlines and are expected to deliver flawless, high quality content at all times.

Top 5 Text-formatting key commands

We’ve shown you our top 5 keyboard shortcuts we use on a daily basis, but we would also like to share the ones we use most when formatting copy in word processing editors.

Enhance Your Productivity with this Powerful PDF Reader

Many of the documents we interact with are PDF documents. You have to pay for most PDF editing software but we came across this easy to use FREE PDF editing tool - Foxit Reader.

SnapItForward – Let’s all work together to help our favourite local businesses

We recently came across another voucher purchase platform to support your favourite local business.

Help local businesses survive the lockdown, by allowing us to #PayItForward.

We came across another website where you can buy vouchers for goods and services from your favourite local shops and service providers now, and then claim your purchases once we’re all back on the streets.

Help save your favourite business in the Western Cape

We came across this initiative which helps you to find local businesses in your region facing financial loss due to (COVID-19) pandemic so we as the community can help save the staff.

Kapwing – Online Video Editor

We have been using Kapwing for compiling videos and making simple edits to existing video material. The online tools include Studio, meme maker, resizer, subtitle maker, filters, and more!

Tips for beginners starting their own YouTube Channel

Find out how you can apply for the YouTube Partner Program and have an opportunity to make money from ads and other revenue streams.

Get paid online without a website

PayFast has made it easier for businesses to receive payments online, even if you don’t have a website! Their payment...

Everything You Need to Start a Youtube Channel

Want to start a YouTube channel of your own? If you’re ready to put yourself out there, here’s the right way to go about it.

Monetise your videos using a pay-gated web streaming tool

As a direct response to the COVID-19 self-isolation measures, Quicket has launched two new features on their platform to complement their original physical ticketing offering.

Survival guide for new online businesses trying out e-commerce

Read payfasts COVID-19 Merchant Survival Guide for other great tips and advice who also launched a #CRUSHCOVID new merchant sign up special to assist new online businesses get up and running.

Bar & Restaurant owners – Voucher tools to help you with lockdown

Voucher Plan, developed and run by restaurant booking platform Dineplan that allows restaurants across the country to sell vouchers that can be redeemed post-lockdown.

A New Voucher platform popular for lock-down

Register your offline business on an online voucher platform like this one so that you can sell vouchers that can be redeemed post-lockdown.

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