• Anita Vickers

Top Software Tools

One of the things I have learned over my many years of work experience is that choosing the right software can be pivotal in making you more efficient and productive. You really do need the right tools for the job. There are some amazing pieces of software out there, some are even free. You may find you need something quite specific for a particular task, but here are some of my recommendations for excellent all rounders!

Google Docs/ Google Sheets

Now, these are pieces of software I use all the time. They are just brilliant and it is possible to get them for free. Working just like good old fashioned Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, the Google versions allow you to sign in using your Gmail account and access your documents anywhere. Here is a great way to get all of this for free, which is what I did without even realising!


Calendly is a free online scheduling tool. It allows you to schedule meetings in without the frustratingly time-consuming to-ing and fro-ing of emails and calls. Connect it to your Google Calendar and set your availability. Super simple to set up and even easier to use.


Ah, Canva! For the entrepreneurs and small businesses, Canva (for free) is such a brilliant tool for creating your own graphics. You don't have to be a designer or have any special skills, and you have access to over 250,000 templates, 1000s of free photos and lots of design types to choose from. Canva allows you to create beautiful graphics to suit your brand.


Xero is a top of the market accounting software. Xero allows you to manage expenses, payroll, invoices, VAT returns and lots more, with an intuitive easy to use interface. Plans start from £10 per month making Xero is an affordable and invaluable tool.


Where would we be without to-do lists? Trello is an all-singing, all-dancing version of the to-do list. A project management software that allows you to work in teams collaboratively, remotely and flexibly, and even has numerous app integrations for minimal disruption.

Need help figuring out how software can help you manage your work and time better? Contact me to find out how I can help.

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