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Task Tracking

BaseCamp $24/Month

Excel Templates for task lists and simple GANTTs

ConceptDraw $199 Project for Tasks and GANTTs

Microsoft Project $600 to $1000 (Not recommended)

Office Suite

OpenOffice Open source set of office tools which you can freely distribute across the team.

ConceptDraw $500 (Includes ConceptDraw Project) Gives your material a less generic look

Microsoft Office Standard $400 (Excludes Access and Project)

File Storage

DropBox A shared drive on the internet with permission controls for files and folders.


Google Calendar

Voice and Messaging

Skype Messaging has guaranteed delivery. Available with voice, telephone numbers, conferencing and video

Pidgin (Windows) / Adium (Mac) Multi Network Instant Messaging / Chat Client SIP VOIP Services, Voice menus etc. $10/month

StartTec Cheap calling card dialing of international numbers from your cell phone


Contact Management

HighRise $24/team/month (No reporting) $25/user/month, $65/user/month with reporting

CloudContacts Business Card Digitization (25c/Card) which integrates with SalesForce and HighRise

ConstantContact Newsletter distribution


SurveyMonkey – Freemium online survey service

Zoomerang – $200 / Year

SurveyGizmo – $19 / Month = $228 / Year

Public Relations (PR)

HARO – A free mailing list to watch for journalists needing stories

PRWeb – A website for identifying journalists for $80

OfficialWire – Issue press releases to wire services for $75

MatchPoint – A PR and reporter matching service for $75/month



Alternatiff Tiff Viewer

Secure Shell Access

SSH Secure Shell Client $150 – (Built into the OS for the Mac)

Absolute Telnet $50- (Built into the OS for the Mac)

Database Tools

SQL GUI Tools and Workbench


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