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What are your favourite 100% free tools?

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  1. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    hi guys.. I'm curious - what are your favourite 100% free tools?

    few of mine:
    gtmetrix.com (website speed)
    pixabay.com (CC0 free images)
    varvy.com (test how page follows the google guidelines)
    serplab.co.uk (free rankings checker)
    tinypng.com (compress png and jpg images)
    quirktools.com/screenfly/ (test website on different screens)
    siteexplorer.info (interesting backlink checker tool)
    addmefast.com (when there is need to build up some social signals but you don't trust fiverr sellers)
    iwantmyname.com/short-domain-search (interesting tool.. although haven't really applied the results yet)
    .. and some more..

    what are yours?

    n

    p.s. hmm.. I've tried using screaming frog several times, but for some reason just don't like it
     
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    Pixabay - I agree, great site.
    Duplicati - Free backup software.
    tintytake - free screen and video capture software.
    Notepad++ - free advanced text editor.
     
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    manageflitter - unfollow non-followers in bulk on twitter
    twittermoneybot - twitter mass follower
    cyfe.com - social media monitoring dashboard
    q-dir - windows explorer replacecment
    cleanmem mini monitor - cleans up free memory
    unified remote (app) - control your mouse/kb/screen with phone
    zim/cherry tree - note taking program perfect for documenting work and methods
     
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    Google keyword tool
     
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    F.lux - To alleviate eye strain
    Hootsuite - To handle social media management and automation/scheduling *
    Chrome - Hands down the best and fastest internet browser
    SERPWoo - Tracking changes in search engine results over time, critical in ORM *
    Evernote - I can't believe I used to use Microsoft Word *
    Todoist - Keeping track of things to do, batch-organized into projects *
    Trello - I'm warming back up to this program for list-making and project management *
    Google Drive - Backup of important files, easily reachable afterwards, and I can create/edit documents on the fly *
    Compresspng - Free online image compressor. Top notch
    Codecademy - Working my way through the Codecademy Web Development Full Stack *
    Reddit - Use it more as a research tool and less as a way to pass time and your mind will change *

    * I like these enough to actually pay for them (Hootsuite Pro, SEROWoo Bronze, Evernote Premium, Todoist Premium, Trello for Business, 1TB Google Drive, Codecademy Pro, and Reddit Gold)
     
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    Nice thread with some useful info.
    I use webpagetest.org to check website speed and serplab for rank tracking.
     
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    My personal favourite is this place.
     
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    Firefox
    iMacros for Firefox
    and a plethora of other FF addons like FoxyProxy, uBlock Origin, X-notifier, S3.Google.Translator, Simple Clocks etc.
    Total Commander
    HEXelon MAX
    +1 for Notepad++
    textmechanic.com
    quickdiff.com
     
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    Notepad++
    Firefox
    Firefox addons
    Xamp
    Html
    Css
    Php
    Mysql
     
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    1+ Trello
    Google planner tool
    Pcloud - like google drive
    1+ notapad++
    Pixabay
     
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    Sublime instead of Notepad++
    Pingdom for website speed test
    Expireddomains.net
    Text Mechanic

    Also, thanks for this thread. Found some good stuff.
     
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    I use webpagetest.org to check website speed and nice thread with some useful info.
     
  13. nonin

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    ok.. few more:
    Asana (working together as a team)
    whynopadlock.com (sometimes green padlock of your https website shows up as "not safe" - this website will show the items on your website that are hosted on http)
    tools.seobook.com/general/keyword-density/ (keyword density)
    sharedcount.com (social signal)

    my set of free tools to measure website loading speeds:
    gtmetrix.com
    tools.pingdom.com
    dotcom-tools.com/website-speed-test.aspx
    developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
     
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    Awesome resource, thanks for making this thread. Honestly these forums have been an incredible resource, but beyond that:

    freepik.com (I find a lot of my logo templates there to work off of)
    www.deviantart.com (good for brushes and patterns for you graphic designers out there)
    gtmetrix.com (my favorite website for speed checking as well)
     
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    hmmmm..... my fav tool is moz and SEM rush.
     
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    This is a good resource ( Sorry can't recall which BHW member put this together )

    http://www.22x2.com/


    Also; Verifyseo
     
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    I use both SemRush and SerpLab >> I can talk only about the UK results with 100% confidence -> the data provided by SemRush is quite often 5-10 positions +- where SerpLab is spot on.. but of course SemRush provides much, much more data :)
     
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    Surprised to see no one here mentioned Xenu :)
     
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    Text Mechanic
    Notepad++
    Last Pass
    CCleaner