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August 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.
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It’s the raining season here in Thailand where things can get a little mundane due to the overcast skies and many of us have to stay indoors to avoid the rain. On the bright side, this means that you will also get lots of time to explore innovative tech tools that can revolutionize the way you work. In our August roundup, you will discover ten useful tech tools that can be used for web design and development, startup business strategizing, photography work, and more. Check out what we have in store for you this month:

Useful Tech Tools – Showbox

What if we told you that even your grandma can create brand-worthy videos in a matter of minutes without downloading a bunch of high tech video making software? In fact, she can whip up some video creation magic right from the browser!

With Showbox, anyone can create short 60-second videos without having any video editing skills. If you want to spice up your website with captivating videos but do not have the time to spare, Showbox is an ideal solution to your needs. It’s easy, quick, and fun to make your own promo videos – try it today!

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Official site: www.showbox.com

Want to get an external review on Showbox? Check out this review

Useful Tech Tools – UI Temple

UI Temple pays homage to some of the most stunning web designs created and it comes in handy for web designers who are seeking inspiration for their next project. You will be blessed with a curated collection of web page designs here – whether you are looking for ideas on a product page, landing page, contact page, and more – you can learn from some of the best web design examples that have won accolades from online users. It’s frequent that website designers experience a brain freeze and don’t know which way to go during their creative work, but with UI Temple, you can unlock the door to discovering stellar designs that can inspire your own work.

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Official site: www.uitemple.com

Want to read an external review on UI Temple? Soak up the chatter here

Useful Tech Tools – Prisma

Photographers out there will know just how precious a single snap can be, especially when it’s an image taken under all the right conditions. Now, you can go one step further and turn your stunning images into equally captivating artwork with Prisma! This app uses a combination of artificial intelligence with neural networks and apply styles of world-famous artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh to your snaps. Prisma is all about the finesse and it was pretty cool for us to show the transformation to our students in our Bangkok photography course You got to try it to see the beautiful results for yourself!

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Official site: prisma-ai.com

Want to read an external review on Prisma? See what PCMag has to say about this app!

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Useful Tech Tools – Sunsama Calendar

With so many online calendars available these days, you sometimes think to yourself that all these calendars are all over the place. For example, you probably refer to Facebook for your friends’ birthdays, Google Calendar for your personal schedule, and even Outlook Calendar for your work milestones.

Sunsama Calendar organizes all the work you need to do each day in one place. It’s like Trello + Google Calendar. It puts your calendar side by side with your tasks and it integrates with all your other tools (Jira, Asana, Github, Slack, Trello, etc).


Official site: sunsama.com/


Useful Tech Tools – Facebook Chat for Websites

Nowadays, if you explore websites that are homes to serious businesses, you will discover that almost every one of them feature a chat widget on their site. This is to facilitate an open line of communication with the traffic that lands on their site, and often is a good strategy to encourage the user to take action, such as inquire about a product or service and eventually become a paying customer.

Some chat widgets can come at extravagant fees and can be hard to host. However, with Facebook Chat for Websites, you are killing two birds with one stone. The convenience of using the popular Facebook Messenger coupled with the fact that this chat widget is free will give you extra reasons why you should implement this widget for your own website. Try it for yourself!

Facebook Messenger Website Chat Widget

Official site: supple.com.au

Want to read an external review on Facebook Chat for Websites? Read what the users say here .

Useful Tech Tools – Boomerang Respondable

Do you want to write the perfect email every time? If so, you have to meet Boomerang Respondable! This smart tool taps on artificial intelligence to assist you in writing effective emails in real time. With metrics such as subject length, reading level, positivity, and more, you will be able to gain better insights about your about-to-be-sent email as you type. With Boomerang Respondable, you have no problems crafting the ideal email to a client whom you are trying to close a deal on!

Boomerang Gmail

Official site: www.boomeranggmail.com

Want to read an external review on Boomerang Respondable? Look at this video to learn more

Useful Tech Tools – CONV.

CONV. does a pretty good conversion job for YouTube videos into either the MP3, MP4, or GIF formats. All you have to do is to navigate to their official website and follow the instructions there. The conversion process is simple and hassle-free – and can easily beat many of the paid video converters out there. Try CONV. on one of your favorite YouTube videos and see how it wields its magic!


Official site: www.convyoutube.com

Want to read an external review on CONV.? Here’s a discussionabout this tool.

Useful Tech Tools – Hotjar v1

If you are interested to learn how your users are using your website, Hotjar v1 is able to show you exactly how site visitors are interacting and engaging with your site. In case you do not know, tools like these that are able to show you full site recordings and heatmaps usually come at a steep price. Hotjar v1 goes out of the norm and lets you know more about your visitors for a 15-day free trial! Even if you opt for the paid version after your trial period, it’s totally worth it. For those who know the power of such analytics tools for improving your website, Hotjar is a must-have!


Official site: www.hotjar.com

Want to read an external review on Hotjar v1? Here’s a detailed review.

Useful Tech Tools – Pricing Pages

Working on the pricing section for your web design client? Then you can seek more inspiration from Pricing Pages, a curated directory of some effective pricing pages out there on the internet. The directory now also includes checkout pages, store pages, and product pages so if you are in the midst of building an eCommerce website for your client, you will love the helping hand given by this website!

Pricing Pages

Official site: www.pricingpages.xyz

Want to read an external review on Pricing Pages? Read what the users are saying

Useful Tech Tools – StockSnap

There are many free stock image websites out there but it is never too late for an entry by StockSnap. Some of us might want to look for unique pictures that are not existing in those popular stock image sites and with StockSnap, our options just got better. Whether you are a web designer, online writer, or simply someone who likes to collect beautiful photos, you can check out the high resolution images that are added on the StockSnap platform every week.


Official site: stocksnap.io

Want to read an external review on StockSnap? Here’s a video review for you!

Wow, is it ten tech tools already? Time flies when we are having fun! We hope you like the recommendations that we have made this month and we are more than happy to hear from you about how these tech tools have helped to ease your work and productivity challenges. Stay tuned for ten more productivity boosting tech tools in our September episode!

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