Favorite Cloud Services

I’ve been compiling a list of favorite cloud services from various clients. While I have not had the opportunity to check them all out, I have had the opportunity to check out a couple of them and just had to share them with you. Please note I may not have tested them out but I am just passing on others’ recommendations. I’ve added some descriptions to the items when appropriate. They are not in any order.

“I just found out about LucidChart and will be using it a lot to collaborate on flowcharts and processes (http://www.lucidchart.com). I also like SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net) for sharing presentations and WhenIsGood (http://whenisgood.net) for setting up meeting times.”

“My favorite new web 2.0 discovery is Doodlehttp://www.doodle.com – lets you easily schedule meetings, integrates with google calendar and handheld apps. I heart this tool. Much slicker than meetingwizard.”

Dropbox – online file sharing. Dropbx might make you want to get rid of your USB!  It is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. It makes online storage and sharing of files dead simple — as simple as dragging files into specially market local folders.”

Soapbox (PICNet) – affordable, quality nonprofit websites”

Salesforce – full-featured and flexbile for the right price for nonprofits, plus they now support B Corps!”

Surveymonkey – easy online surveys”

Skype – can I count the ways you keep me connected? Skype Screen Sharing – Many people are not aware of this… Skype has a screen sharing feature. Once you are logged in to your Skype account, you simply click the share screen button and then will be able to see either the whole screen of the person with whom you are talking or the portion of the screen that they select. An incredibly simple yet highly effective tool that cuts down on messy feedback. It makes you far more efficient especially if your business is online.”

Mozy Home – unlimited (when I paid for it) and easy home backup $120/yr. All the important information in your life/business is now stored on a computer. Whether it is photos and music or business documents and financial records, everything is digital – Mozy offers a great backup to the cloud service that will help you sleep at night knowing that your digital life will always be there when you need it.”

Office 365 – MS apps I love now in the cloud”

Postini – spam filtering that really works”

Rapportive – Check it out if you haven’t done so already. Rapportive is a little browser plugin that provides you with information about the people you talk to via email. Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. It combines what you know, what your organization knows and what the web knows.”

Tungle.me – The hardest part of making meetings happen is knowing when is the best time. Tungle.me makes it simple for everyone to know when is best for you! You control your availability and remove all the guessing games. Check it out.”

MyStickies – This is simple but brilliant little app that essentially lets you place little stickies all over the web to remind you of stuff when you get back there at a later date. You can write messages for yourself and they’ll appear next time you navigate back to that page.”

Remember the Milk is a great task manager. It allows you to create “to-do” lists in the easiest manner possible as well as being able to access those lists from pretty much anywhere.”  (Note: I’ve started using this one and so far find it perfect for the job!)

PDF Unlock – PDF files can have restrictions that prevent you from being able to do many things with them, such as copying text from them or editing, printing or merging them. PDFUnlock! can remove these restrictions. PDF files can be secured with restrictions that prevent you from for example copying text from them or editing, printing, merging or splitting them. PDFUnlock! can remove these restrictions (a.k.a “owner password”). If a password is required to open the uploaded file, you will be asked to enter it (a.k.a “user password”). PDFUnlock! cannot, however, recover lost or unknown user passwords. A PDF file can also be subject to non-standard encryption, such as DRM. PDFUnlock! does not remove such.”

” –Mailchimp easy mass email system. Powerful email marketing – instantly see your members’ ratings, opens and clicks.”

Meetingwizard – easy group scheduling”

Brightpearl – great for consulting firms – combine a website, CRM and accounting into one comprehensive system.”

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