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4 free time saving tools that will make your CFO scream with delight

4 free time saving tools that will make your CFO scream with delight

4 free time saving tools that will make your CFO scream with delight Lloyd

In a follow up to our strategies for the time poor marketer post we’re going deeper into the 4 tools we swear by to keep our sanity and hair.

If you are like us and don’t know how to make more time, then these tools will help you do more, keep on task and automate the repetition in your daily workflow. They are amazingly useful, powerful and FREE.


4 awesome marketing tools that will make getting things done easier and faster



What is it?

It’s a project management tool or as we like to call it the first thing we put in our bag before we are deserted on a island for a month. In Trello’s words their boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritise your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way. If you are working with an internal or external team you can set your to do list, order it, upload files, ask questions, have discussions and almost anything that would feel natural as part of a project.





  • Information at a glance
  • Set up unique teams for different projects
  • Integrate with a range of other services
  • Apps for mobile devices so you can see updates as they happen

Best bit

  • It allows you to keep projects together with ease for yourself and any collaborators



What is it?

It’s a design tool with easy to use features that anyone can use to create engaging visual content. It’s a browser based tool that gives you a ton of design elements and pre made layouts to lift the non designer into the world of “this looks good”.





  • Drag and drop interface
  • A ton of pre-made layouts and design elements
  • Millions of images
  • Photo filters
  • Icons, shapes and fonts by the boatload
  • A design school

Best bit

  • It only takes 23 seconds to learn!



What is it?

In Buffer’s words their app is social media management for marketers and agencies. They let you schedule social media posts for the big social platforms from one central location. So if you need to start pushing a promotion on a specific date Buffer lets you get ready in advance.



  • Schedule posts for later
  • A clean user interface that makes composing your social media updates easy
  • Manage multiple accounts in one place

Best bit

  • A browser plugin that lets you easily share the web page you are looking at



What is it?

IFTTT (If This Then That) is a web based service that creates automated actions based on the conditions you set. For example you could create an IFTTT recipe to save all images you are mentioned in on instagram to dropbox. If you are a cafe or restaurant and customers are constantly snapping pics of your amazing food this would be very useful.

There are many thousands of options that you can use. You can even make your hue lights turn blue when it rains.




The benefit and best bit

  • IFTTT will make all the other smart services you use even better.


Those are some of the tools that we use. How about you? Let us know in the comments.


Lloyd is a Bruce Springsteen fan and marketer and often partakes in both at the same time. A budding nerd he contributes to the solutions team at online traffic.

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