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List of free tools

List of free tools

 Here is a list of free tools related to web-development:


Design Editing:

http://www.gimp.com – One of the most popular free tools around!
http://inkscape.org/
http://pixlr.com/ – Web-Based, and not perfect but solves a few problems!!
http://imgur.com/ – Upload your images for free and very quickly!! (no registration needed)
http://www.colorschemedesigner.com/ – Colour SCheme Designer

http://www.photoscape.org/ – A popular free design tool

http://www.patterncooler.com/spreadAppr/index.php – Amazing background creator

Web-Authoring

http://kompozer.net/ – Downloadable html editor
http://www.wordpress.org – Very popular and highly flexible Content Management System
http://www.joomla.com
http://drupal.org/
http://www.uppsite.com/ – I posted this on the forum, and decided that it was easier then making toast? Maybe you should see for yourself.
http://ibuildapp.com – Another app builder, (free) Until you get to the publishing stage, ehh.. Although I think the web apps may be free.
www.moonfruit.com – Website builder within flash, (can pay for upgrades) It is technically, free hosting, but not quite the same as “solely” free hosting.
www.snappages.com – Website builder within flash, (can pay for upgrades) It is technically, free hosting, but not quite the same as “solely” free hosting.

Free web-hosting
(HAHA won’t be advising those) If you want to make a website, do it properly it’s not so expensive!
http://www.laeer.com
http://www.avazio.co.uk £2 per month web-hosting specialising in students
http://www.myidealhost.com/starter.shtml – $1 web-hosting and support

Analytics
http://www.google.com/webmasters
http://www.google.com/analytics
http://www.statcounter.com

http://www.webutation.net/ – Website reputation scores

http://www.woorank.com/ – Online presence analytics

 Forum Software

MyBB – Very popular, releatively easy and user friendly to customize

Phpbb – Old, outdated, impractical for social media, widely used however

SMF – Relatively popular with many of the same features as the other’s it is mainly down to personal preference.

Monetization

http://www.google.com/adwords
http://www.affiliatewindow.com (pay £5 and get re-embursed when you become a member, or if you are unsuccessful)
https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk (all other amazon stores have one)
http://www.buysellads.com
http://www.adbrite.com/
http://www.unrulymedia.com/
http://www.linkmarket.net/
http://www.text-link-ads.com/

Twitter Management
http://www.tweepi.com – Tweepi is a website which pulls data from twitter and allows you to effectively manage your followers and gain new followers.
You can see our guide on tweepi here: http://youngwebbuilder.com/how-to-get-more-followers-with-tweepi
http://www.hootsuite.com – Tool for managing twitter accounts
http://www.twitterfeed.com – Feed your blog straight to twitter or facebook
http://twittercounter.com/ – Statistics for twitter accounts

Pinging services:
http://www.pingler.com – Lets bots like google bot, and yahoo know that your website has new content to index in their search engines
http://www.pingomatic.com – Lets bots like google bot, and yahoo know that your website has new content to index in their search engines

Free detailed website reviews
http://www.adminforum.org
http://www.forumpromotion.net
http://www.promotion-box.com
http://www.advertisehotspot.info
http://www.forumassist.in

Content Creation
https://challenge.zoho.com/ – Surveys/Quizes
http://www.surveymonkey.com – Quizes/Surveys
http://www.quipol.com – Social Polls
http://gopollgo.com – twitter social polls

http://docs.google.com – Spreadsheets, Presentations, Documents

http://www.openoffice.org/ – Suite of office programs (essential)

http://www.primopdf.com/ – Create free PDF’s

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ – Audio Editor

http://www.zamzar.com/ – Online file conversion

http://myblogguest.com/ – Get free guest articles on your site!

 Business

http://www.yammer.com – Social network for business

https://www.zoho.com/support/ – Customer support

http://www.zoho.com/projects/ – Project management

Newsletter

http://www.mailchimp.com

 

Please feel free to add your suggestions below! Don’t forget to comment in the forum if you find any cool apps!!

Written by OIiver

Oliver is a 20 year old web-enthusiast and entrepreneur from the UK. He enjoys Marketing, SEO, Technology and Business.

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