FREE Business Tools

Below are some organizations that offer free services to individuals and businesses. Take advantage of them!

CATEGORYSITEDESCRIPTION
Communication Dimdim  Open source web conferencing application; free basic service
Communication Jott Voice-to-text service for creating notes, lists, e-mails and text messages; free basic service
Communication Oovoo  Video messaging, chatting and conferencing
Communication Paltalk  Group IM, chat and video call application
Communication Plugoo Direct chatting with any blog or site visitor
Communication Skype Free calls over the Internet
Communication YouSendIt  Send files up to 2GB; free basic service
Communication Grand Central Find Me Follow Me phone call forwarding service
Content, Media, Video Audacity Open source software for cross-platform audio recording
Content, Media, Video Blip.tv Video blogging, podcasting and video sharing service; free basic service
Content, Media, Video BlogTalkRadio Radio network for users to host their own shows
Content, Media, Video DropShots  Video hosting and photo sharing
Content, Media, Video Feedburner Media distribution services for blogs and RSS feeds
Content, Media, Video Fix My Movie  Video enhancement service; free basic service
Content, Media, Video Phixr  Picture and photo editor
Content, Media, Video Seesmic Video conversation platform
Content, Media, Video SlideShare Share and embeded slideshows, powerpoints and PDF's into web pages
Content, Media, Video VideoSpin  Video-editing software
Financial Mint  Personal finance, money mangement, budget planning and financial planning softwar
Financial MyBizHomepage Financial dashboard for small business Quick Book users
Financial QuickBooks Small-business accounting software; free simple start download
Financial Wesabe  Financial advice, analysis and planning
Financial ADP Payroll services
Financial PayPal Credit card processing
Marketing, PR WordPress  Blog publishing tool
Marketing, PR Pligg Open-source, community-centric site for discovering, rating and sharing content
Marketing, PR Digg  Content sharing site
Marketing, PR PolicyMap Geographic and demographic information system for creating custom maps, tables and chartes; basic free service
Marketing, PR YourPitchSucks PR pitch reviewing and advising
Marketing, PR Stumble Upon  Content sharing site
Marketing, PR Vista Print Free business cards and inexpensive printing
Office Productivity Adobe Buzzword Collaborative word processor application
Office Productivity Aviary Image editing (like Photoshop)
Office Productivity CutePDF Write  PDF creator; free basic service
Office Productivity Dabble DB  Create, manage and share online databases; free basic service
Office Productivity Doodle Schedule, and coordinate meetings and other appointments
Office Productivity FreshBooks Invoicing, time-tracking and expense service; free basic service
Office Productivity SurveyMonkey Create and publish custom online surveys; free basic service
Office Productivity ThinkFree Office  Office productivity suite; free basic service
Office Productivity WuFoo HTML form builder for creating interactive forms;free basic service
Project management Remember the Milk  Task management solution and to-do lists
Project management Socialtext  Wiki and website collaboration; free basic service
Project management Team Task  Collaborative project management and community website builder
Project management Yugma Web meeting and collaboration service
Web Google Alerts  E-mail updates on choice of query or topic
Web KickApps Platform of applications to integrates social features into a website
Web Microsoft Office Live Small Business  Create a company website, domain and email; free basic service
Web Yola Web hosting and building
Web Weebly Website and blog creator
Web Widgetbox  Web widgets for various applications
Web Woopra  Web tracking and analysis application; free basic service

Selection Criteria

In order for a site to be represented here, it should:

  1. Offer some kind of free service helpful to musicians
  2. Be a reputable company

To submit a free business tool (that meets these conditions) for possible inclusion, please let us know.