14 Tools Used By Top Companies

Written by Kevin Liew on 19 Apr 2016
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Yes, it's true ! Top companies have the budget to spend more on premium and important tools.Most times they use 10-15 tools in the same time. But these tools and not necessary expensive and you can select just 3-5 to use and your work will become easier. Try to pick any of the below 14 tools.


BeTheme is the product you need in order to make your WordPress website more beautiful and enchanting. It is definitely on top of our list, because of its many highly attractive, customizable, professionally designed pre-built websites and useful features. The best thing about it is the ease of using a theme: you can easily import any demo within seconds at 1 click. During the process you are constantly guided by the great drag and drop builder and you can manage everything from a powerful admin panel, which takes care of your design.

Furthemore, BeTheme is fully optimized, thanks to the attention to details, well written code and optimized images, which makes the themes faster. Your visitors will love how fast your website is. Also, you can surprise your users by adding the smooth parallax effect that everyone loves on your pages. You can upload videos, put text, images, buttons or other graphical elements and enjoy the great looking sections. In order to do this, you can also customise your headers, fonts, layouts and backgrounds, making your site just how you wanted!


Website click-rate can drive you mad sometimes. If you heard website popularity depends 40% on the content and 60% on advertising, then you KNOW you have to start promoting your website on social networks. So you'll definitely need a screenshot service to help you achieve just that. Shrink The Web is what we recommend you for this task. It's simple, fast, reliable, and with an acclaimed support team. You can try it for free just by entering your website address on the bar on their platform. Too bad that there are only six default sizes you can use. But a paid account (it's only 10$ a month per premium feature, one of the lowest prices on the market) can offer you more choices you'll love: custom sizes for capture, full length previews, private label (to add your own mark on the image) and inside page analysis.


On Flyzoo, your needs are perfectly matched especially because you are able to customize colors, the layout and the features. Flyzoo loves great design and it has been crafted to offer a unique modern look and feel that you can make it look the way you want it to. It gives you three different layout modes to perfectily match your need. These are: Side Chat, User List and Dock Mode. The last one provides a widget that you can customize with your favorite features such as live support, users online and chatrooms. You are also able to customize colors and set your own welcome message.
               As a Flyzoo’s user, you benefit from a chat history which contains different features, such as having a group chat history directly available from the chat window, having an operator’s chat available from the dashboard, having your group chat history exported and the possibility of accessing recent private conversations. Enjoy!


Iconfinder.com brings together clients who need their specific icon for their brand and the most talented and best selling designers in the world. With their custom icon design service, you just fill in as much detail as possible about your firm, needs and target in the design brief and you wait to get a quote. The prices for custom icon projects are obtained directly from individual icon designers who are hand-picked by Iconfinder.com. Typically, you will get about 4-8 quotes for your design brief. The beauty of the process is that you are guided from beginning to the end by a project manager, and the transaction is handled directly within the platform. They also offer you a full money back guarantee if the final product is not delivered on time or is just at a poor quality (not a chance).


What about taking your business online, thanks to this great website builder called Simbla? It not only helps you create a fully responsive beautiful website, but it also gives you many features that you can choose from in order to improve your website. You can drag and drop many elements, such as headers, sliders, text elements, galleries, flash files, videos, maps or anchor links or you can even take advantage of Simbla’s advanced JavaScript and CSS editors, if you are more advanced.


Ever wanted to design your own website? Yes, I know, it seems easy at first, imagining it in your head, but it gets harder and harder as you have to perfectly describe every aspect and button of your website. There’s a simpler solution: themify.me. Offering the flexibility needed to customize the pre­designed layouts through the Builder, Themify also provides an option for those who know exactly how they want their website to look like ­the Builder Plugin.


If you’d like to grow your email list, then OptinMonster is what you really need! It is a great software which will convert your website visitors into subscribers, using a drag and drop builder that will create customizable forms. It provides you with built-in analytics, to see which optin forms are performing the best and improve accordingly, exit intent technology, that prompts users with a targeted campaign at the precise moment they are about to leave and, at last but not least, A/B split testing, to give you exact details about what works best.


actiTIME time tracking software makes it easy to plan and manage time. It helps improve project visibility, view employee performance and make smart decision. Over 9000 companies worldwide are using actiTIME to manage their time. actiTIME has very flexible pricing, moreover it’s absolutely free for small teams. Start using it today!


Pidoco is a nifty online wireframing tool which lets you create, share and export wireframes. The editor allows you to quickly throw together mockups or interactive prototypes while the simulator allows you to review and discuss projects and requirements with your team. Customer in over 50 countries use Pidoco for their prototyping needs. Check it out!


Turning great designs made in almost any tool - Sketch, Photoshop, AI - into functional, great front-end projects is one of the most common jobs Xfive does. But beware, there is not anything simple about it. So they perform their magic while you stay back and chill. Don't worry, they are not rookies, their most famous clients include Twitter, Microsoft and eBay. Just submit your idea and you will get a quote as fast as possible.


It is well-known that using databases for simple sites is a major security risk. Bowtie.io, now in beta, offers a more secure alternative – providing simple, yet feature rich sites without the database. Website maintenance is near zero, and loading times are lower (a Holy-Grail feature). With User Management, Admin Controls, Stripe Payments, and a customizable editor, you can take your client sites to the next level.

H-Code Responsive & Multipurpose WordPress Theme

To make your site more awesome, you can now design and develop quality templates using the H-Code theme from ThemeZaa. The theme is great for beginners who have no coding experience, but also for more experienced users who can use their advanced features. It is very easy-to-use, fully responsive, retina ready and it has a powerful admin panel where you can edit your template the way you want. Did I mention that you can choose from over 190 demo pages?


Launch a design logo contest and you will get an awesome, professional logo with less than $100. This is what 48hourslogo can do for you. It’s easy to use and fun. Most contests gets about 40 different designs submitted, so you can make your pick.


To help you design your website, we present you the last awesome site of this list, which is thesquid.ink. It is a big library of flat, consistent and resizable icons, that you can easily use for your website. Moreover, you can even customize them, as each element was designed with vector shapes, so that you can change the color, the look, the size or simply move them in the desired place. A real pleasure for the eye!

You have to test on yourself and see with your own eyes how easy you can win projects and improve your work.

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shahid 8 years ago
Great blog. Nice read.