Cloud Services

Dropbox

This changed the way I worked with clients. I owe a lot to Dropbox. Now I could send development links instead of uploading to a temp site, emailing big .pdfs, etc… Earning 2GB per referral was nice too, almost became a game.

I was completely gaga over having my office computer sync to my home computer, me saving an Illustrator document only to have my colleague have a fresh version in his folder. Heaven.

  • Integration with everything like OSX, Squarespace, most team productivity tools, etc… This comes with being a global standard
  • Piece-of-mind with never losing photos
  • No need for USB drives

Dropbox is the go-to for cloud based services. It's been years since lots of companies I work with have included this into their business. They've since upped their space for the paid plan, 1TB for $9.99/mo. 

 

Email

Google Apps for Work

Since switching, I haven't looked back. It's pretty much effortless email. I can't tell you how many times I get calls to fix email. I'd be losing money, but time is more important, so make the switch already.

 

Hosting

WP Engine

All you need to do is look at their customer list. Whether you are setting up a personal blog or an intricate and complex multi-site for your brand, WP Engine makes managed WordPress hosting a snap. No matter what your requirements.

 

Web Development

Transmit

You need to transfer files. Maybe to an FTP or SFTP server, or the cloud via Amazon S3, or using WebDAV. You maintain a website, do backups, or upload photos.

You need Transmit, the #1 Mac OS X FTP client.¹ Now, in Transmit 4, we took everything good about Transmit, and added a dollop of unbelievably great.