My Top 5 Favorite Virtual Assistant Tools

If you're working online, there are tools that you need to have to make your life easier. There are a lot of apps and tools but I have my top 5 favorite virtual assistant tools that I can swear on.

My Top 5 Favorite Virtual Assistant Tools

Google Drive

Of course you need a place you can save your articles, documents, graphics, et. al. You can save it on your desktop, but what if your computer crashes? You need something online. I love Google Drive because you can save photos, spreadsheets, and documents, share specific files to specific people, and easily organize your files. You can even sync it on your desktop. It makes documenting easy breezy.

How To Use Google Drive


Canva is where I edit images I use on my blogs and on social media. It's easy to navigate. You can customize the dimensions of your photos although they already have templates available for different social media platforms. Like for example on Facebook, they have ready sizes for Facebook cover photo, Facebook profile picture, Facebook images for sharing, Facebook image for links to share. It's addicting to use.

Here are some images I created using Canva for About Life and Love blog quotes.


You don't need to be online all the time or on specific times to post on social media. You can easily add and connect your social media profiles on Hootsuite. It is a social media marketing tool that schedules and takes care of your social media posting. I use it for my Twitter and Google + but you can add more accounts depending on your plan.

How To Use Hootsuite


Although it takes up a lot of data, Skype is still a great communication tool to use for conferences or a simple chat with your client. It's where I get interviewed for jobs, it's where I quickly send articles or photos, and chat with a contact. You can also share your screen so it's easier to explain a process or instruction. Of course personally, I use it to communicate with family and friends away.

How To Use Skype


One way to conserve space on your blog is to compress photos. I use kraken because it can compress jpeg, png, and even gif images. You can compress individually or by batch and download them or import on your Dropbox or Google Drive. There are many photo optimization tools but kraken is by far my favorite because it's so easy to use and reduces the weight of the photo dramatically without changing the quality. They have cheap plans but you can use it for free.

How To Use Kraken

I use other Virtual assistant tools like Dropbox, Luna pic, SEO analyzers, and the like. It's like working in an office with file cabinets and equipment that make you do your job easily but so much better. It makes you finish and store your work in a few clicks, user-friendly, and you have an option to use it without paying.

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  1. These are great tools. I use most of them but never tried Kraken. I will definitely check it out.

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  2. This is an informative and well-written post. Thanks for sharing it. I use Skype and Google Drive, but I'll have to give the others a try. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting there. Have a great day!

  3. Thank you for sharing these interesting things. A fun read :)

  4. Good list. I love Canva--use it for so many posters, covers, banners--everything!

  5. All these sound great. I only use Hootsuite from this list. Will look into others.

  6. these are great!

    Claudia, xx

  7. these are such great tools, I often use the google drive and I use Photoshop to edit my pictures, Thanks for sharing :)

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