Overcome the challenges of working from home

Tools & Apps

Are you looking for a short-list of tools and apps to help you run your home-based business efficiently?

Being efficient is all about using technology to help you save time, money and be more streamlined in your work. The tools and apps on this page are leaders in their sector. They usually have both browser and mobile versions which sync so that you can use them at your desk or on the go. Many have free versions which is great for homepreneurs.

Download my personal favourites here on a one-page PDF with links to each tools or app:



Planning browser and mobile app for keeping track of teams, projects and lists. 


Project management app for teams to keep on track.


For list lovers who like bulleting. Great for management tasks in minute detail.


Another list management tool to keep your plans organised.

Time recording


Toggl is a browser and mobile app which allows you to record project time live or to enter times spent after the event. The paid version creates client reporting.


RescueTime runs in the background on your computer and mobile devises. It tracks time spent on apps and websites to give an accurate picture of your day.

Email service providers


GetResponse is the only email service provider which has webinar software which is fully integrated into its standard package. It comes highly recommended and is easy to set up. Webinar registrants are automatically added to your subscriber list.


Built with bloggers in mind, this easy to use email service provider allows you to easily segment your subscribers to send them communications tailored to their interests. Includes landing pages and forms

Social media management


Link up your Facebook profiles, pages & groups, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram to Hootsuite and schedule posts. Monitor engagement and respond to social media interactions.


Buffer allows you to enter your social media updates and to set a schedule for repeated posting.

It works with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram

Meet Edgar

Meet Edgar is a social media scheduling tool which allows you to categorise your posts into topics. The auto-scheduler then reuses your updates depending on the criteria you set.

Video and Audio


Largest video search engine which can be used to create and host videos. 


Video and audio editing software for Windows with zoom and pann, call-outs, music, captions, etc.


Turn a blog post into an eye-catching video for use on social media.


Use Vimeo to host and share your videos without any adverts.


Easy to use, video animation software to create eye-catching content for social media


Simple online voice recording and sharing software



An absolute must for all Homepreneurs. Vast library of templates and layouts for brochures, business cards, ebooks.


Collection of free royalty-free photos and graphics for using on and offline.


Simple screen-capture image and video software from Techsmith.



Zapier moves information between web apps. A free account allows you to make 5 automations or Zaps as they are called which can run up to 100 times a month.


IFTTT (If This, Then That) is an automation tool which links two apps together to save time.


Create landing pages from a library of templates to allow website visitors to sign up for your downloads, webinar invitations and newsletters.

Saving information


Evernote allows you to save and organise research and notes. It has a browser extension for speedy saving of websites and can be synced across multiple devices.


Pocket allows you to save web pages, images, and videos from a browser or from other apps such as Twitter,  Pulse or Flipboard. Access even when you are offline


Store and share files in the cloud with Dropbox on a browser and app. Dropbox has multiple different levels of account for individuals and teams for various amounts of data

One Drive

One Drive from Microsoft is another cloud storage app and is part of the Office 365 suite.

Google Drive

Google Drive not only allows you to store Google Docs, Sheets and Slides but also other files.

Time savers


Never forget another task with this list tracking app.


Target and block any website so you can remaiin focused on your work without distractions.

News aggregation

Google Alerts

Set up Google Alerts on a topic to receive the latest news from around the web.


Source the latest news from your favourite sites and receive keyword alerts

Online Meetings and Webinars


Starting with a free version, Zoom is the low-cost alternative to GoToMeeting/Webinar. It is easy to set up and simple for registrants to join in a meeting or webinar.


GetResponse is the only email service provider which has webinar software which is fully integrated into its standard package. It comes highly recommended and is easy to set up. Webinar registrants are automatically added to your subscriber list.



Post your events to this widely used international searchable platform. Great for both social and business networking.


Post your events, sell tickets and use the promotion tools. Payments are collected for a fee. Search for events to attend