What’s the best free tools or resources you use regularly? I think if you look hard enough you can find a free solution to almost everything. Doesn’t have to be IM related. Only rules are no affiliate links allowed (even from me). I’ve mentioned a lot of mine already but I’ll recap and add a few more.
Bubbl.us – Free web based mind mapping software
Yed Graph Editor - The tool I use to draw all the flow charts. Little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it it’s awesome!
Tomorrow.do – The best to-do list thingy I know of
WC3 School – For those like me who are HTML and CSS hacks but have fun trying
Trello – Project management – Honestly I have no idea how they do this for free. Should be top 5 internet app ever.
Dropbox – I’m sure most people know about it’s awesome powers.
Google’s SEO Guide – Good basic information in here
Rather than link to all the google products I’ll just say that gmail, google docs, analytics, webmaster tools, etc. are all great.
Gimp - Photoshop alternative – Extremely powerful but much like photoshop a PIA to learn how to use.
Cool Text Button Maker - Great site to make buttons and headers pretty easily!
Visual of Thesis Hooks – If you were to ever buy Thesis this page will be your best friend
Filezilla - Pretty awesome FTP client that I use on my Windows Machine
I think that’s a good start. Feel free to list some of your favorites. I left out most of the stuff that’s listed in every post. Even if they’re really good. I think you guys might get tired of seeing the same stuff over and over. I left out the really geeky stuff I mess around with like Linux and what not, but feel free to include the quirky stuff. Never know who it might help.