We are a pretty lucky bunch here in the Western side of the world, with so many devices, platforms, programs and applications at our fingertips to help us connect and create.

We've curated a strong list of such digital tools (paid and free!) to help you create and build content - no doubt this list will be ever-growing as more entrepreneurs keep innovating!

AFFINITY PHOTO

AFFINITY PHOTO

We all know how powerful Adobe Photoshop is, but we also know how not affordable it is - especially with the new subscription models that most high-end creative software run on these days. Enter Affinity Photo, a fantastic alternative image editing program now available for Windows as well as Mac! It will set you back AU$62.99 but is a one-time purchase only - very much worth it given its slew of professional features rivalling the many capabilities that Photoshop offers!
BE FUNKY

BE FUNKY

This free, easy-to-use photo editing app will get your pics looking great for sharing across your social channels. Make basic technical edits, apply filters and create collages simply and quickly! Pro version also available for less than AU$5.00. Only applicable to Apple iOS devices.
BLOGGER

BLOGGER

Believe it or not, but blogs have been around now for over 20 years. Blogger.com (formerly blogspot.com) was one of the very first blog-publishing services available, becoming so popular that Google decided to buy it in 2003. It is still up there in terms of blog tech and a perfect (and free) platform for your personal blogging ventures, especially if you're new to the game.
CANVA

CANVA

Canva is a superstar graphic design program for creative practitioners and entrepreneurs, especially those just starting out. Amazingly, it's free to use (superior features unlocked if you decide to pay the monthly subscription fee of course) and so very helpful in creating beautiful visual content! There is an impressive suite of templates that will inspire your branding and marketing initiatives - honestly, Canva rocks. App available for download across iOS devices only, but is a cloud-based program workable across any Desktop.
PAPERLESS POST

PAPERLESS POST

We here at The Mentorship are big fans of Paperless Post and how they are "innovating on tradition and redefining the way you connect with people both online and off". Their beautiful designs and seamless technology make crafting invitations for all types of occasions, enjoyable and creatively empowering. Paperless Post helps us sustain that sense of 'personal touch' when interacting people all aspects of our lives.
SQUARESPACE

SQUARESPACE

How fortunate are we to be in an age where technology serves artists and creatives in the most powerful of ways? We can share our passions, build our brands and have our voices heard so richly and aesthetically, and Squarespace is one those platforms which ensures just that. A design-led website building platform, it empowers you to create a beautiful online representation of yourself and your work. In our books, it's definitely worth a look-in if you're need of a professional website without the need of intense coding knowledge or design experience.