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What software are other businesses using and what should you use?

What software are other businesses using and what should you use?

I ran across this infographic recently, “The best tools to run your business.” and it got me thinking about what I use.  So here it is:

Company Email: My own domains plus GMail.
Accounting: Quickbooks
Analytics: Google Analytics
CRM: Undecided
Media: Adobe CS5.5
Storage: Various external HD, Amazon S3, Dropbox and SuperFlexibleFileSynchronizer (click the link to read an article I wrote about SFFS).
Payment Processing: PayPal, Google, and Amazon but prefer checks.
Project Management: ActivCollab
Note Taking: Evernote / Notepad (and physical pen and paper)
Collaboration: E-mail, ActivCollab
Phone: Goole Voice / Ring Central
Payroll: Freshbooks / Quickbooks
Banking: B of A, Chase, and Wells Fargo
Billing: Freshbooks
BI: Google Analytics, Corda, and self made stuff.
Corp Credit: None, but considering AMEX
Merchant: PayPal
Bug Tracking: Email
Database: MySQL or PostGresSQL
IDE: Komodo or Notepad
Framework: PHP (LAMP)
Text Editor: Notepad or Komodo
Testing Framework: None
Version Control: Assembla
Hardware / Monitor: Mac Laptop, Mac Desktop (iMac), HP Laptop (x2), Dell Desktop, 22″ HannSpree Monitor (x2), 24″ ViewSonic Monitor, 23″ Dell Monitor
Visual Design: Adobe Suite
WireFraming: Adobe Suite or Pen and Paper
Photo Editing: Adobe Photoshop
Web Hosting: LunarPages, HostGator, Amazon
Ecommerce Platform: OSCommerce, WordPress, Amazon
Email Marketing: Mail Chimp
Social Media Management: Hootsuite

Now, here are a few others to consider:

Social Media Sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Sprouter,, Google+, and several other business related sites.
Insurance: Hartford
Credibility: BBB
CMS: WordPress

What do you use?

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