Over the years, I've used various online tools, apps, services, and software to build websites, create content and graphics, do marketing, and much more.
Please take a look at the list below, and if there's something you think you might find useful, be sure to click on it to learn more.
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means if you click on a product affiliate link and make a purchase of that product, I will be paid a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I would like you to know that I never list anything here that I have not used myself or 100% trust.
Below is a list of the primary tools and services that I use for designing and building custom WordPress websites, custom pages, and landing pages. Some of these tools are free while some are paid for (Premium).
MacBook Pro 13" - My main laptop for working on design projects while on the move.
Mac Mini - My primary workhorse for designing and building websites.
Local by Flywheel - A powerful and simple-to-use tool for developing WordPress websites locally (On your computer).
Brackets - A fully functional source code editor for writing and organizing website code and files.
FileZilla - A popular FTP client for uploading files and folders securely to host files.
WordPress - The ultimate website creation platform.
Oxygen Builder 2.0 - Now the primary development tool I use for building custom WordPress websites.
Thrive Leads - The best visual page builder for creating attractive landing pages and conversion-focused content.
WPForms - This is one of the simplest yet incredibly versatile website form builder plugins for WordPress.
Genesis Theme Framework - A robust, secure, and reliable child theme framework for WordPress.
Genesis DevKit - The perfect IDE for creating custom Genesis child themes from scratch.
Themer Pro IDE - A powerful development tool for Genesis child theme customization.
These are the main suite of graphic design and image editing tools that I use in my business.
Affinity Designer - A complete and professional graphic design software for desktops and iPad.
Affinity Photo - Professional image editing, retouching software for desktops and iPad.
PhotoScape - A free graphic design and image editing tool I've used since 2009.
I'm pretty serious about using video in my business as a freelance web designer and marketer. I host a weekly vlog over on my YouTube channel here if you're interested in checking it out.
Below, you'll find all the tools, apps, and services that I use and recommend for creating video content and doing post-editing.
Final Cut Pro - For professionally editing vlogs and marketing videos.
Panasonic G7 Mirrorless 4K Camera - My main vlogging camera.
CamPark Xtreme I+ UHD 4K ACT74 Action Camera - My backup and B-roll camera.
Rode VideoMic (Shotgun) - Primary indoor vlogging mic.
Rode VideoMicro (Compact) - Outdoor video mic.
Zomei 55" Tripod - Primary tripod for setting up my main vlogging camera.
I'll update this page as and when I find and use new tools in my business, so do check back soon, or bookmark this page for the future.
When it comes to personal and client design projects, I like to schedule my workload, keep track of progress, and manage projects effectively. Here are all the tools I use in my business to help me achieve this.