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Best Productivity Tools for Entrepreneurs

Based on a really awesome Quora thread (link in the credits).

Source: http://www.quora.com/Startup-Advice-and-Strategy/What-are-the-best-productivity-tools-for-entrepreneurs

Sales Tracking Calendar App for iPhone, Android | PipelinePro

How amazing would it be if your schedule book or calendar was so smart that it could use your everyday scheduling data to calculate your pipeline report, closing ratios, track your objective, create a sales plan for you AND send them all to you and your sales manager with one click? Meet Sales Tracking Calendar - created FOR Salespeople BY Salespeople. Oh and now… it’s FREE!
Find it on Google Play at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ecsion.pipelinepro3
or on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sales-tracking-calendar-by/id633293831?ls=1&mt=8

Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again! Most popular answer on the Quora thread.

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Box

Box

Collaboration tools adopted by over 140,000 companies globally. Box simplifies online file storage, replaces FTP and connects teams in online workspaces. Better than DropBox if you are collaborating with teams (and external collaborators).

Evernote

The Evernote family of products help you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phones and tablets you use.

Clipular

Fastest web screen capture/clipping tool

Clipboard

Web-based alternative to Evernote

CollateBox

CollateBox lets you collect & organize your growing data lists from spreadsheets & share relevant records for others to update without emailing multiple copies!

MailChimp

Email Marketing and Email List Manager

FreeMind

FreeMind is a free mind-mapping software written in Java. Operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold / unfold" and "follow link" operations.

Mindjet

(formerly MindManager). Tool used for mind mapping. Mindjet is software for brainstorming, sharing ideas, creating plans, prioritizing tasks, and working across teams to implement projects.

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Skype

Skype

Make internet calls for free with Skype. Sign up today and discover a whole new world of staying in touch. Also a chat platform and allows users to send files through chat.

Wunderlist

To do list manager. Allows collaboration with other users. Has push, email and in-app notifications. Available on iPhone, android, Windows/Mac and web.

Smartr Contacts

(formerly Xobni) Smartr Contacts automatically creates an address book using all your emails. Available for Gmail, Android, and iPhone.

Expensify

Import expenses directly from a credit card to create free expense reports quickly. Approve reports online and reimburse directly to a checking account with one click.

Exterminator

The intelligent workflow engine in Exterminator redefines simplicity and usefulness. As bugs and features move from filing to completion, Exterminator knows what's next - and who's responsible. Intelligent alerts, managed workflow, clearly defined next steps.

Visual.ly

Like infographics and data visualization? Visual.ly is the world's largest community of infographics and data visualization. Come explore, share, and create.

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Mint

Mint

Manage your budget with easy to use personal finance tools and calculators. Track spending and monitor your online banking account. Free to get started.

Pandaform

Database to manage all forms a business needs

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Flow

Flow

Flow is a task management and online collaboration tool.

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Rizzoma

Rizzoma

Rizzoma is a collaborative tool that tracks the context of your conversation automatically, allowing you to grow a conversation wherever you need and keep track of all the changes and additions in one place. Rizzoma also helps information stay organized by allowing you to structure your documents in ways that make sense to you.

Basecamp

Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.

KeyRocket

KeyRocket analyzes your work and shows relevant keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office and Windows Explorer in a small notification window.

Helpjuice

Helpjuice is the world's best knowledge base software. Easy to use, powerful analytics and affordable.

Remember The Milk

Remember The Milk is the popular to-do list that's everywhere you are: from your phone, to the web, to your Google apps, and more.

Akomplish

Track people, tackle projects, and manage your day with all your circles in one sweet simple place. Integrates with Google Calendar and Google Contacts.