Web Courses Academy Blog

March Roundup: 10 Tech Tools For Startups, Creatives & Savvy Users

Author: Carl Heaton
He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.
top tools for productivity
Quick jump to topics
Sharing is caring

So, in this March edition, we have compiled a list of the top tools for productivity that are well-received by tech lovers and can help to improve productivity in your projects. Let’s get started, shall we?


In a busy niche where Shutterstock and Getty Images are running the show with paid stock images, Pexels woos writers, web designers and bloggers into their family by offering more than 5,000 free stock pictures. What we love about this free photography site is its great interface and phenomenal photo selection. The guys behind the website publish 20 new high-quality pictures every day so everyone can enjoy access to their growing library of stock images which can be used freely for both personal and commercial work.

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on Pexels? Go here.


If you identify as a cool designer, then you should be using Coolors! It’s a quick and easy-to-use app where you can generate color schemes for your design work. Whether you are a newbie interior design who wants to find the best color themes for your client’s living room or an experienced web designer trying to finish up your web pages in a jiffy, Coolors can lend a hand by letting you explore new color palettes. All with the ease of hitting a space bar!

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on Coolors? Check this out.

top tools for productivity

Startup Stash

Next on our list of top tools for productivity: if you are eager to get your startup going, why not check out Startup Stash? This is such a convenient resource for managing your startup. The site features 40 categories that cover many pertinent areas that entrepreneurs have to grapple with, and each category has 10 recommended resources that can help with the startup’s growing pains. This curated directory is simple and straight to the point, so you can navigate through the tools there without breaking a sweat.

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on Startup Stash? See what Entrepreneur.com says.

[text-blocks id=”59315″]


Clearly inspired by Startup Stash, Makerbook is the curated directory version for creatives. From categories such as photography to graphics to audio, this is one of the top tools for productivity to own because good and relevant resources can be easily found on each category page. Makerbook makes it easy for anyone who is involved in digital product creation and its marketing, helping out with your creative needs!

top tools for productivity


Want to read an external review on Makerbook? Read what the users say here.


Many web designers we know are using the Mac OS for their work, and chances are that if you are a new web designer who is switching from Windows to Mac, then you will find CheatSheet a godsend. This free tool allows you to view Mac keyboard shortcuts on your current open application so there’s nothing you cannot do, even if you are a new Mac user!

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on CheatSheet? Here’s what Macworld thinks of it.


Well, after CheatSheet, it seems appropriate for you to go Slack! One of the upcoming and top tools for productivity on the web today, the search function is one of the most celebrated features in this team messaging tool. Small business teams are even switching from Skype to Slack so perhaps you should check it out to see what the hype is all about!

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on Slack? Read this glowing review at The New York Times.

Stripe Atlas

If you are thinking of conducting business in the US but you are situated in Australia, Stripe Atlas might just be your best avenue to get things started like a concierge service. Besides getting your business incorporated as a Delaware company, this top tool for productivity will get a business bank account opened for you where you can start accepting payments in other 100 currencies plus you get dedicated legal and tax guidance. Starting on Stripe Atlas is via an invite-only opportunity so you can either get a referral from companies who have done it or try applying directly.

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on Stripe Atlas? Go right here.

Email Hunter

Do you hate wasting time to look for email addresses that you have replaced? With Email Hunter, you can easily find out all the email addresses related to a certain domain. You can use Email Hunter on the website or its Chrome extension or Google Sheets add-on. Aimed as a productivity tool, we certainly think that the sales people will love it as a tech tool.

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on Email Hunter? See this.


Do you want to look at the world in real time through someone’s eyes? With Periscope, you can be watching the sunset on a tranquil Phuket beach, or perhaps seeing through the eyes of a supporter marching through the largest gay parade on earth. How amazing is that! It is actually a really handy app that works like the video version of Instagram, and lets you explore places and events as they unfold. This Twitter’s app is gaining massive amount of followers every day so perhaps you can find your next inspiration for your creative work on Periscope!

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on Periscope? Here’s a review on its iPhone version.


If you like the smart home idea of automatic dimming lights, you will surely love this little tool called f.lux. Available on Windows, Mac, Linux and iPhone/iPad, the app makes the screen display on the device you are using adjusts to the time of the day. For example, your display will look brighter during the day and dimmer like warm lighting during the night. Just set up it once and f.lux will do the trick – simply perfect for tech lovers who want to add the oooh factor to your display.

top tools for productivity

Want to read an external review on f.lux? Read this.

Well, that’s it, folks! We hope you enjoy our March roundup of useful tools that you can tap on. Whether you are a budding startup entrepreneur, web designer, art director, blogger or simply just a tech fan, look out for our April roundup where we bring you more exciting top tools for productivity that will make your life easier!

More great articles
There is more where this came from
Join our monthly newsletter packed with course dates, latest articles, free resources and job opportunities

Sorry. You must be logged in to view this form.

Promise to only send you useful interesting newsletters once a month.