Here are some of the latest tools and apps that can help Graphic designers, freelance designers, web designers and others utilize to maximize their marketing and design potential.

-Basecamp: This is a great online software package that makes project management and collaboration easy. This software system is accessed and managed entirely online, so none of the software or data is actually stored on your computer. You can share the project management with your clients or an entire company.

-MailChimp: This is a great site for email marketing and the best advantage of this site is that is it completely free. MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use like paypal, and track your results. It even helps you design beautiful HTML coded email blasts.

-FreshBooks: FreshBooks helps you keep your time and expenses organized, send professional branded invoices, and even collect online payments by credit card, PayPal, or eCheck. That will save you time, impress your clients, and get you paid faster. Over 800,000 professionals have used this site, and you can try it for free.

-StockLayouts: Get templates for stationery, brochures, and more starting at $1.33 with membership. There are also free samples under the trial section.

-Fotolia: One of the top rated photo image site with a huge library of royalty-free images. There are millions of photos, videos, and stock vector pictures to choose from.

-Flickr: Another photo sharing site from amateur to professional photographers. They also have millions of royalty free stock photos to choose from. Learn more about membership, or you can get some photos for free.

-1001 Free Fonts: Here you can find a large collection of fonts available to preview before you buy, regardless if you’re a Mac or PC person. They have a wide variety of unique and theme based fonts for any design.

-Dropbox: This is a software that syncs your files online and across your computers. The files are stored on their servers, you can access them from any computer or their website, and it is compatible with the three major platforms.