Tools & Resources

ECOMMERCE
Shopify

Hands down the easiest store building system in existence. This is the platform I wish existed when I was starting out. Current Grabapple courses use Shopify exclusively.

woocommerce

The standard for building WordPress Ecommerce stores. Tons of extentions, and works with all major themes.

EMAIL
ConvertKit

Email marketing automation made easy. If you find Mailchimp too limiting and Infusionsoft expensive and mega-confusing, try out ConverKit's intuitive, logical interface. We use ConvertKit for all of our ecommerce marketing.

Boomerang

Schedule an email to be sent later. Easy email reminders. Boomerang for Gmail lets you take control of when you send and receive email messages.

SEO
Keyword Researcher Pro

Use Keyword Researcher to discover high-value keywords from Google AutoComplete, Organize CSV files from the Google Keyword Planner, and write SEO-Optimized Articles.

SEMRush

It really is a Swiss army knife for internet marketing. If I had to dump all but one of my SEO tools, this is the one I would keep. Keyword research, competition research, ranking for keywords and websites and much much more.

WORDPRESS
STUDIOPRESS

Rock solid, stable, easy to use and customize. Dozens of themes and plugins. I've been a Studiopress user for years. Grabapple runs on their Genesis framework.

WPBEGINNER

Hundreds of articles and tutorials. This is my go to when I have a WordPress question. Don't let the name fool you - pretty much anything you need to do in WordPress is covered.

GRAPHICS
SNAGIT

Easy image and video capture. I probably use this 5 times a day. Intuitive interface destroys Photoshop for simple edits and callouts. Well worth the price.

MEASURE IT

Quickly get the true pixels size of anything on your screen. This one saves a LOT of time. It's available as an extension for Chrome and Firefox.

EYEDROPPER

Get the RGB and HEX code for any color on the internet. Makes it quick and easy to create a consistent color scheme for your website. Plus it's free!