Episode 27 – Must Have Design Tools For Business Owners & Designers part 1 of 2

December 7, 2015
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Today on The Real Magic, your hosts Greg & Alan discuss some of the best tools, apps, and software that can have a massive impact on any designer’s workflow (Tip: These are just as effective for any business owner, even if you are not a designer). Greg  and Alan also share their own tips on better utilizing the features that exist in these tools, as well as cross-compatible plug-ins that can maximize efficiency.

Even if you’re already familiar with some of these tools, or simply overlooked them in the past, the insights Greg and Alan share into getting the most out of these services will make you re-evaluate the way you do (or don’t) use them currently.

In todays business world where the most tech savvy leave the competition behind, you’ll be thankful that the hosts of The Real Magic have done the field research for you. This is not a definitive list but the ones that have had the biggest impact on their businesses. If you have any other great tips, tricks for software please leave a comment below this episode.


08:25 – Wacom tablet

09:50 – Apple Magic Mouse

10:10 – Adobe Creative Suite

12:00 – Acrobat Pro

13:50 – Google Apps / Gmail for Business

16:45 – Dropbox

18:10 – YesWare (Gmail plug-in)

19:05 – KeyNote for iOS

20:00 – RedPen.Io

20:50 – Invision App

21:55 – Concept Board

23:20 – Canva

24:20 – RescueTime

26:00 – Slack.com

27:00 – HelpScout

27:40 – ScheduleOnce

29:45 – Teamwork

30:50 – Harvest App

32:45 – Podio.com

34:25 – Infusionsoft

38:00 – Jing by Techsmith

40:00 – Lynda.com

41:30 – RoboForm


Also mentioned in this episode:

Pete Moriarty – itGenius.com.au