FreeMind A mind mapping program which I find very useful.
Scrivener This is the all-in-one planning, research, drafting, writing, and publishing tool you've probably heard a lot about.
CoSchedule CoSchedule is an editorial calendar, task manager, and social media planner for WordPress.
Evernote I store my brain in Evernote. This is an amazing notebook tool for research. Another is ...
Google Keep Fast, easy, light and backed up on your Google Cloud. Never loose any note again.
iA Writer Minimalist writing app for iPad. Using Dropbox, you can sync writing in iAWriter between your devices and Scrivener.
TweetDeck MarketingTweetDeck is the easiest way to keep track of your social accounts without needing to log in every time.
Buffer Buffer is a lifesaver. It posts automatically, using a queue-like list of your scheduled updates.
AWeber It's the #1 mailing list provider, and I use it for all of my newsletters.
MailChimp "Sexier" than AWeber, because there is a Chimp, easy-to-use, and free (up to a point), it's only #2 because of feature limitations.
MindMup is a mind mapping tool, like FreeMind, but different. It's super easy to use, but limited.
Feedly RSS reader to keep up with all of your blog reading.
Skype Skype is my phone -- no, seriously, it is what I use for most of my communications That and ...
Google Voice -- which if you call me, I'll be using to answer the call and talk using my laptop as my phone.
Things The GTD (Getting Things Done) to-do list for Mac and iOS.
Wunderlist Totally free to-do list manager, sleek, elegant, and useful.
WordPress The blog platform that millions use for blogging -- like Tokyo Shorty for example.
WP Engine A hosting platform designed and built exclusively for WordPress users. Safe and secure managed hosting.
Basecamp -- Basecamp for sharing documents and commenting. It's a simple, scalable platform. Before you buy this though, check out Google Drive/Docs Likely, everything you will ever need is there, and it is free.
Hanx Writer A nifty little typewriter emulator for iPad created by Tom Hanks (yes, that one).
A Novel Idea Have an idea for your novel? Use your iPad to storyboard, plan, and sketch out your ideas.
Unstuck This awesome app is a cool way to get "unstuck" on a project quickly. Like a doctor for your productivity woes.
Pocket When I find an article I want to read later, offline, I save it to Pocket. Basically a version of Mac OS's "Read Later" tool.
ACX Produce an audio version of your book, and sell it on Audible/Amazon. For free.
Babelcube Want your book to be translated into German or Spanish (or some other language)? Want it to be done for free?
99designs I use 99designs for just about all of my book covers. Great price for what you get (design contest with dozens of entries!).
Fiverr Fiverr is your one-stop shop for inexpensive, quick jobs. It's helped me find out if my Spanish translation is good or bad, and I've created podcast intros with it.
Booktrack A newcomer to this list, Booktrack is a cool way to produce a "soundtrack" for your book's readers.
WattPad Free stories. A bunch of them. Also, a cool way to get your stories read by beta reviewers.
Blubrry PowerPress Blubrry PowerPress is a podcasting solution for WordPress that takes the difficulty out of getting your podcast published and live.
Libsyn (Liberated Syndication) is a reliable, secure, and inexpensive host for podcast files (mp3s). It beats hosting them yourself.
Woothemes A fantastic resource for WordPress themes, plugins, and professional help.
Learn Scrivener Fast A good way to learn how to use Scrivener (fast).
KDP Select KDP Select is Amazon's answer to self-published authors. Upload and your book is live on Amazon within 24 hours!
Smashwords The all-in-one publishing solution for authors, helping you get your work into iBooks, Amazon, Kobo, and more.
IngramSpark IngramSpark provides the best hardcover POD services for the money.
LightningSource The best solution for the mid-size publisher (or author of 5 or more books), providing POD services and super high quality.
Hostmonster Hostmonster is a trusted, proven, shared hosting provider.
Midphase Midphase is sort of an "in-between" host: it's a little more high-end than Hostmonster, but not as expensive as WPEngine.
The Self-Publishing Answers Podcast Self-publishing, and not making enough money.
Persona Persona is a great tool for planning characters in your book. Add your character archetypes and watch them interact with one another.
The Power 100 An annually-updated list, The Power 100 is a list of the BEST blogs and websites for writers.
Elegant Themes WordPress themes at great prices. I've used them for many websites in the past.