Cultive Creative's Top Tools

1 am is for sleep. Not for wondering what are the best tool to use to grow your business. We have made a list of all the tools we personally like to use to help make quick business decisions — and life — easier.

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Design & Content Creation

Canva Pro

It’s probably no surprise to see Canva here. It’s without a doubt the easiest design software on the market. You can use Canva for free or upgrade to the pro version which unlocks lots of great features.

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Lightroom

Lightroom makes editing easy. Use premade Lightroom presets or create your own. Either way you will have your photos edited in one click and have a seamless aesthetic. The mobile app is free to use but you do need to pay to use on desktop.

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Postcron

Our go to for splitting your Instagram Collage (Instagram Puzzles) into 18x perfect square Instagram posts. Check out our Instagram Collage instructions for more info.

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Quicktime

When you need to record your screen Quicktime makes it so simple. Plus if you have a Mac it’s already on your computer.

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Website Builders

Wordpress

WordPress.com gives you everything you need to create your website today. Free hosting, your own domain, a world‑class support team, and so much more.

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WooCommerce

From simple physical products and appointments to members-only digital content, you can sell anything with WooCommerce. Let customers choose from endless product variations, subscription options, single items, or bundles.

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Squarespace

Squarespace’s all-in-one platform gives you everything you need to make your business website stand out. No matter the stage of your online business, you can launch today using our powerful platform.

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Shopify

Create your store without coding or design skills. One platform that lets you sell wherever your customers are—online, in‑person, and everywhere in‑between.

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Wix

Design and build your own high-quality websites. Whether you’re promoting your business, showcasing your work, opening your store or starting a blog—you can do it all with the Wix website builder.

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LearnDash

We shopped around quite a bit before making a decision on how to deliver and host our courses. Learndash was an easy choice with it’s competitive prices starting at $150 per year plus it’s fully customisable. However it’s only for wordpress.

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Communication Tools

Asana

We love love love Asana. It makes managing a team and everyone's work load so much easier and organised. Plus is free for teams just getting started.

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Signal

If it’s good enough for Elon Musk, it’s good enough for us. Signal is a communication system that is 100% encrypted. Not 100% made for businesses in mind but you can call and message individuals or groups for free.

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Mailchimp

We all know how important it is to have an email list. Mailchimp makes communicating easy. It also allows you to have certain emails go to people after they have done a certain ‘event’ such as buying from you multiple times. Really handy to speak to customers in different ways.

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Zoom

‘Can you hear me?’ While I do find Zoom a little clunky to use. It does its job perfectly allowing you to communicate with others anywhere and share screens.

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Typefrom

Create surveys that look amazing. It has great templates to choose from, you can collect payment plus integrate with the email software Mailchimp.

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Demio

Run more effective webinars with less work. Demio provides a simple, no-download webinar experience for your audience, as well as all the marketing tools you need to generate better results.

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Tidio

Reply to all of your customers’ questions in seconds. Boost your speed of reaction and keep messages coming from multiple channels in one simple dashboard. Eliminate communication overload—once and for all.

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Social Media Tools

Later

We’ve tried a few scheduling softwares and always come back to Later. The interface is easy to use and they are always adding more features to stay up to date with the ever changing world of social media.

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Tailwind

Tailwind makes Makes things easy for yourself and use tailwind to schedule all your pins so you can have multiple pins going up every day.

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Ads & Analytics

Hotjar

Get the best feedback you could ask for with Hotjar. With tools like heatmaps, session recordings, and surveys. It makes designing a website easy.

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Google Analytics

Make sure you have GA set up for your site. Data is the new oil and you need this information.

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Google Ads

Google ads work. Develop a strategy that's right for your business and start sending traffic your way.

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Facebook Ads

Chances are you’ve clicked on a Facebook ad before. You know how they work.

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Pinterest Ads

We absolutely love Pinterest and think it’s so underutilized.

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Financial Tools

Stripe

Online payment processing for online businesses.

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PayPal

Some people only like to pay through PayPal for their added security. A must have on your site.

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Xero

Makes managing your finances easy. Knowing your cash flow is vital for a successful business! Xero makes it easy and simple. While it’s not available in every country I strongly recommend it if you have access to it.

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Wise

When setting up a business I strongly strongly recommend setting up a separate bank account. Wise (used to be called Transferwise) makes life easy. It’s easy and free to set up. So perfect for travellers like myself and businesses that have multiple currencies.

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Taxjar

TaxJar is reimagining how businesses manage sales tax compliance. Our cloud-based platform automates the entire sales tax life cycle across all of your sales channels — from calculations and nexus tracking to reporting and filing.

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Web Services

GSuite

Create all our professional emails and host all of our internal team documents. Gsuite is a flexible, innovative solution for people and organizations to achieve more.

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Domainr

Search for domain availability to ensure you can own and protect your brand name online.

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CrazyDomains

Get all the essentials you need to bring your biz online. Crazy Domains offers the best prices on domains, hosting and other web services while providing real-time expert advice anytime you need.

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Bitwarden

The Most Trusted Open Source Password Manager for Business. Bitwarden offers the easiest and safest way for teams and individuals to store and share sensitive data from any device.

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Royalty Free Elements

Unsplash

Need some images, check out Unsplash. All the images are royalty free meaning there is no cost for you.

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Pexels

The best free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators.

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Dafont

Have fun exploring for the perfect font.

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Google fonts

Google fonts are polished free web fonts ready to be used in your website or design software.

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