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From planning to print...

My Tools and Systems

I use a range of tools and systems, from organising my day-to-day life, to printing my magazine.  Of course, everyone has their favourites and over the years, I have tried and tested many.  Below are the tools and systems I currently use … 

Using OneNote to organise project manage magazine publishing

Microsoft OneNote

Where I make notes, plan ideas and move emails to...

OneNote is a digital notepad that simplifies the note-taking organisation for any collaborative work or meeting report. It’s FREE to owners of a Microsoft account.

Using OneDrive to organise images and files magazine publishing

Microsoft OneDrive

Where I store documents to share ...

OneDrive is Microsoft’s storage service for hosting files in the ‘cloud’. It’s FREE to owners of a Microsoft account.

Asana Project Management Magazine Publishing

Asana

What I use to manage my projects ... and life

Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organise, track, and manage their work. I currently use the FREE plan but will be upgrading soon.

Outlook Logo - email management for magazine publishers

Microsoft Outlook

What I use for email account management ...

Microsoft Outlook is primarily used to send, receive and store emails, but it can also serve as a personal information management tool. It’s FREE to owners of a Microsoft account.

Using SiteGround to host my magazine and blog website

SiteGround

Where I buy domain names and host my websites* ...

SiteGround is one of the most popular and highly-regarded web hosting service for WordPress. They offer excellent customer service and hosting solutions. You read my review here.

Using WordPress to design Magazine and Blog website

WordPress

What I use to create all my websites ...

WordPress is a the world’s most popular (and powerful) tool for creating websites; from a simple blog to a full-featured business website.

Using Generate Press to design Magazine and Blog website

Generate Press

What I use as a WordPress theme ...

Generate Press is a free (premium version available) WordPress theme that focuses on speed and usability. It has proven to be one of the most stable and best supported WordPress themes available. 

WordPress Plugins

Using Elementor page builder to design Magazine and Blog website

Elementor

What I use to build my website pages* ...

Elementor is a page builder plugin that replaces the basic WordPress editor with a live frontend editor, so you can create complex layouts visually, and design your website live, without having to switch between the editor and the preview mode

Using Elementor Pro to design Magazine and Blog website

Elementor Pro

Where I make notes, plan ideas and move emails to...

Elementor Pro is an extension of Elementor, which offers an extended range of professional tools, that speed up your workflow and design.

Using WooCommerce to sell magazines on WordPress website

WooCommerce

Where I make notes, plan ideas and move emails to ...

OneNote is a digital notepad that simplifies the note-taking organization for any collaborative work or meeting report. It’s FREE to owners of a Microsoft account.

Using YOAST for magazine and blog website

Yoast

Where I make notes, plan ideas and move emails to ...

OneNote is a digital notepad that simplifies the note-taking organization for any collaborative work or meeting report. It’s FREE to owners of a Microsoft account.

Premium Addons Elementor Logo Magazine and Blog Design

Premium Addons

A great plugin for even more Elementor widgets ...

Premium Addons helps you design more professional-looking website pages with no coding required. Elementor widgets available in Premium Addons, has more customisation options than any other plugin, which will help you get the layout design you desire.

Using Adobe InDesign to design and publish magazine

Adobe InDesign

What I use to design my magazine ...

Adobe InDesign is the industry-standard publishing app lets you design and publish high-quality documents across a full spectrum of digital and print media.

Using Canva for Magazine Design

Canva

What I use to design social networking banners and marketing materials ...

Canva is a simplified graphic design-tool website, using a drag-and-drop format. It provides access to photographs, vector images, graphics and fonts.

Creative Market Magazine Design

Creative Market

Great for inspiration and product mock-ups* ...

Creative Market brings your creative projects to life with over 3 million unique fonts, graphics, themes, photos and templates, designed by independent creators around the world.

Using Pixabay for Magazine Stock Images

Pixabay

Where I find stock images to use ...

Pixabay is perfect for high quality free images or videos to download and use for anything. It’s free for commercial use with no attribution required. 

Using We Transfer for large magazine image submission

WeTransfer

What I use for reader submissions ...

WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world. Share large files up to 2GB for free.

Using Dropbox for large magazine image submission

Dropbox

What I use to for submissions...

Dropbox stores and share files. Collaborate on projects and bring your best ideas to life; both alone or as part of a team.

Using Google Docs for magazine publishing

Google Docs

What I use for reader submissions ...

Google Docs is a free web-based application in which documents and spreadsheets can be created, edited and stored online.

Calameo Digital Publish Magazine

Calameo

Who I use to publish my magazine online ...

Calameo is a free document-publishing platform that creates interactive web publications in real time.

Mixam Logo Magazine Printers

Mixam

Who I use to print my magazine ...

Mixam offers high quality booklet printing at the best prices, with professional services as standard.

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