Spork Recommended Services

Domain Registration From Spork Hosting – Can we really recommend our own domain registration company? Yes. Yes we can.

Vertical Response – We like Vertical Response MUCH more than Constant Contact for 90% of our clients.

Freshbooks – Web based invoice and time tracking system. Integrates with Quickbooks, highly recommended for small businesses.

Envato Studio – Great place to find inexpensive designers and developers…just make sure you know how to pick them.

Recommended WordPress Resources

BackupBuddy – WordPress backup, restore, and migration plugin

Gravity Forms – A fantastic plugin for creating forms of all kinds

ThemeForest.net – ThemeForest is a great place to buy WordPress themes. Just make sure you buy a theme that’s well reviewed, relatively new, and (if possible) from a popular theme developer.

Recommended Magento Resources

Magento Hosting from Nexcess – Nexcess offers top-tier Magento hosting at a reasonable price. You can find hosting that’s cheaper, but you won’t find hosting that’s better.

ThemeForest.net – If you’ve got a Magento site and need a new theme, ThemeForest is the place to buy it. Just be sure to choose the Magento theme directory.

You can also find Magento developers on Fiverr.com and Envato Studio. Just be sure to work with providers who are well reviewed and who communicate clearly.

Recommended Software

Notepad2 – A great open-source alternative to Windows Notepad that examines file syntax (great for coding). Also nice for editing massive text files.

Audacity – Excellent podcasting tool that is completely free.

WordPress – Open-source blogging software and CMS.

G.I.M.P. – Open-source image manipulation software, similar to Photoshop.

PDFCreator – Free alternative to Adobe Acrobat with limited functionality.