Digital Tools Roundup

By Steve

April 25, 2020

Best Online Word Processors

If you don’t have a Word type of program installed on your computer, it’s no problem. Just use one of these online apps:

Microsoft Word Online – all you need is a free Microsoft account to use this version.

Google Docs – works anywhere for anyone and makes it super easy to share documents.

Zoho Writer – the tools you need for each stage are the only tools you’ll see, creating a minimalist interface.

Pages for iCloud – the perfect solution for Mac users, since it’s a cloud-synced version of Pages. It’s part of iWork, Apple’s native office suite.

Quip – works best if you start with one of the built-in templates to save time.

Dropbox Paper – tight integration with Dropbox, and Paper docs don’t count towards your Dropbox storage.

Only Office Document Editor – open source, powerful and reminiscent of Microsoft Word.

Writer – this is a plain text writing software which gives you a distraction free setup. Choose green font with black background for a 90’s feel.


A free web app that takes the pain out of transcribing recorded interviews, videos, etc.

It supports audio files (e.g., MP3, OGG, WAV) and video files (e.g., MP4, WEBM). Your file plays on the left while you transcribe on the right, and you can pause, play, insert time stamps, bold and italics all from your keyboard.

Cliché Finder 

Sometimes when you’re having more fun than a barrel of monkeys writing your latest blogpost, you wind up using too many cliché’s.

To check your work, go to Cliché Finder, paste in your prose, and it will point out all the clichés you unwittingly used in your writing.

Stay Focused

Websites like Facebook that distract you from your work are costing you time and money. If you’re on Chrome, you might want to install StayFocused to increase your productivity.


The Pomodoro Technique is a simple method of using a timer to get more work done while minimizing burnout. And perhaps the easiest and simplest Pomodoro timer of all is

4 Mind-Mapping Tools to Improve Your Creativity

Do you have too many ideas and no way to organize them?


Not enough ideas?

In either case, mind mapping might be the solution for you.

Mind maps are an excellent tool for brainstorming, planning and managing your ideas in a way that enhances your creativity and improves your productivity.

Here are 4 mind mapping tools that are free and web-based, meaning there is no complicated software to download. You can get started mind mapping in just a minute, with zero hassle. – This is perhaps the oldest online mind mapping tool, with an intuitive drag and drop interface, the ability to save and export mind maps, and even embed your mind maps onto webpages. – This one is subscription focused but does offer a free version. It has a flexible interface that supports images and annotations, and you can share and collaborate on mind maps and even integrate Skype calls. – This one is pronounced, “Mind for two,” and it emphasizes the collaboration of brain storming and mind mapping. You can use it alone or with others, and it’s free for users without limitations and supported by ads. – Again, this one is completely free for the user and supported by ads. This is the favorite of many mind map users, with a frictionless interface that helps you to focus. You can convert maps to PDF, PowerPoint and outlines, publish and share maps online, and save to Google Drive. Use it for note taking, collaborative planning, teamwork and classrooms.

Member Mouse Membership Platform

This WordPress plugin sets up in minutes, comes with a 14 day trial, and allows you to:

  • Sell products, subscriptions and memberships
  • Setup a password protected member’s area
  • Offer 1-click upsells and downsells
  • Manage customers
  • Automate customer service
  • Track critical retention metrics


A long time self confessed 'dabbler'. I’ve tried everything from gambling sites, to Forex trading systems and every push button software system in the book. But I never gave up and eventually found some stuff that actually works and that's what I'm sharing on this site!

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