Over the years I have used and experimented with countless software and hardware solutions in my ongoing effort to maintain and enhance my work environment.
The following products and services are my carefully selected favorite tools that I am using all the time. Every single product or service was chosen independently, based on my personal preference and experience.
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File backup and disk image
My favorite backup software. Acronis True Image 2017 for PC offers an easy-to-use backup feature, which is what have used to back up my files for several years.
Apart from the backup feature, Acronis True Image also offers a very helpful disk image feature which you can use to back up your entire system including; system files, applications, settings, files etc.
A synchronization backup does not replace a real backup because you actually overwrite or delete files as you go. However, alongside a good backup routine, it offers a fast and brilliant way to secure your work in minutes. You can set GoodSync to run automatically at intervals or use it manually as often as you wish.
I have used GoodSync with pleasure for several years. The price is right, it is easy to use, and it does the job well.
Managed website hosting
WP Engine specializes exclusively in managed WordPress hosting. I moved Office Orbiter to WP Engine because I wanted more speed, security and special WordPress dedication and insight. But most of all because I wanted to remove myself from the technical maintenance of my site to some degree.
It´s a nice and warm feeling to leave my site in the hands of someone who only deals with WordPress. It almost feels like outsourcing the unproductive task of dealing with web host tech.
Premium WordPress themes
When looking for a premium WordPress theme there is no way around checking out Elegant Themes. I have purchased a true life time membership, which is a rare option these days with almost everything being for rent and not for sale.
Elegant Themes offer a massive collection of 87 beautiful themes. Most recently they have released a groundbreaking update of their most popular theme, Divi 3.0
I have been quite impressed with their support. Once, I had a problem and within 30 seconds (Honestly!), I had two answers and had my problem solved.
Until recently, I was all over the place with my SEO efforts. I was using several different tools, and I spend a lot of time on research in an attempt to finally settle on specific tools for things like rank-tracking, backlink research, keyword research etc.
Despite the initial investment, this complete suite of SEO tools was extremely compelling. I tried the free versions and shortly after, I just went for it. With the Powersuite, I was able to stop looking for SEO tools and concentrate on creating content for this site.
► The full SEO Powersuite consists of the individual elements which are also available individually:
- Rank Tracker – Limitless tracking of keywords and related frases.
- Website Auditor – SEO grades and advice for your on-page SEO.
- SEO Spyglass – Keep track of your backlinks as well as the competition.
- Link Assistant – Suggestions on how to create quality links to your site.
All individual tools are available in free versions and can be purchased individually, although the combined Suite offers significant value.
Also keep in mind that these are real software licences that do not expire!