Productivity tools are a way to address your different needs. Being a small business owner you may need to have access to productivity tools which you may access anywhere or from any platform. Having suitable tools for your productivity is a great way to address your daily needs and also a convenient method of having your day to day items and files at hand if any one of the platform fails.

You may also choose cloud based tools which would help in minimizing your cost as you do not need any in house IT infrastructure to manage these sources and it you own a Smartphone chances are there that you manage your small business in a productive way.

If you are related to web world as a freelance you must bear in mind that life is not a bed of roses for freelancers as you have to manage all things single handedly from designing to billing and if you want to manage your time efficiently, you certainly need a productivity tool suite. It will not only give you competitive edge in the market place but also add to your productivity.

We have tried to jot down a list of productivity tools for you whether you are related to the web world being a freelancer, a web developer, a web designer or simply a small business owner running some e-commerce website or just a blogger trying to milk Google (vainly). The Compact Calendar

Your first stop should be calendar tools as you have to manage your day to day activities. It gives you popular “candy bar of time” calendar. You may use it as on-the-fly planning and note taking. There are options for customizing it into Excel and you can print it into six styles of PDF. Luckily the world of translation has made it possible for The Compact Calendar being available in different languages.

 

Manual Gantt Charting in Excel

This project management graph paper in Excel is not meant for replacing the real project management soft wares but it is useful enough for creating Gantt-style charts and reports. You just have to enter the start date and rest will be done by this template.

Manual Gantt Charting in Excel

The Day Grid Balancer

Released under Creative Commons License, this grid balancer generates experimental forms which have their center focus on life balance.

The Day Grid Balancer

Remember the Milk

It is a robust reminding system which you can use through your SMS, IM, emails, and offline task management. It is integrate-able with Google Calendar and other third party web services like Netvibes, iGoogle, Twitter and Mac, Linux.

Remember the Milk

Google Docs

Google docs give you liberty to manage your files from your desktop and have access to these files from anywhere including the Smart Phones. If you are working in a team, then you must have it to make it possible for your team mates to feed in the desired information.

Google Docs

Xmarks

If you have book marked a lot of websites while working on different platforms, then Xmarks is a great productivity tool for you as it syncs all your bookmarks and favorites across well known browsers from firefox to explorer and safari and computers. They also serve as smarter search which enables you to see your book marked websites in the order of how others have book marked these sites.

Xmarks

Subernova

If Batman needs Alfred to remind him day’s tasks then you must go for subernova as you may not be able to remember every little thing after those hangovers. Subernova tracks time for projects, you can assign tasks to your team members. You can send invoices and estimates through subernova and can schedule an email to a client and if you are working as a freelancer and have a time based project you may include a time tracker to track the time of a project.

Subernova

Browser Shots

Browser shots take screenshots of your websites in every browser. You begin your deskwork by submitting the site URL and select the browser you want to inspect and you go for a mug of coffee and browser shots does its beautiful thing and screenshots of your entered sites are ready to be uploaded to your site.

Browser Shots

Designers Tool Box

It is smart tool both for designers and print.

Designers Tool Box

URL Stats

It is a great tool measuring the performance of your own and your competitor’s website.

Website URL Stats

Buffer

Buffer gives you opportunity to tweet three to four articles in a short span of time and by buffering tweets, you my tweet them stretching upon the whole day and for every sent tweet you may have a detailed analytics, about number of clicks, reach and re-tweets.

Buffer

Let’s Crate

Lets, crate takes you to new levels of file sharing.

Let’s Crate

WooRank

You simply type your web site’s URL in Woorank and it will return you very interesting insights about your website. You would be able to observe different in-site and off site SEO.

WooRank

StrawberryJ.am

A recently introduced productivity tool which will take all your tweets to generate new stream based on most mentioned tweets.

StrawberryJ.am

Things

This task management tool has powerful features. You can Download your trial version today to start off.

 

Things

Little Snapper

The Little Snapper is meant for creative minds that use Mac which allows you to capture, organize and annotate files from one OS X application.

You can downlaod your trial version today to enjoy the power of Little Snapper.

Little Snapper