Recommended Tools and Resources for Archipreneurs
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for tools you can use in your daily job. Check out the products, apps, books or websites I recommend in the context of “Architectural Entrepreneurship”. Some will help you to be more productive, some will be educational. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I might earn a small commission. However, please note that these are resources, tools, etc., that I am using personally. That’s why I’m listing them here for you! If you click on any of them, thank you!
Moleskine – Ideas are like slippery fish; if you don’t spear them with a pencil they get away – Earl Nightingale. I have focussed on using Moleskine notebooks for all of my ideas and plans. The classical black notebook with high quality paper.
Dot Grid Journal – The Dot Grid was developed as an alternative to traditional lines and boxes. The light geometric dot matrix serves as a subtle guide for your notations and sketches. Great notebook if you like to have a subtle grid for your ideas and sketches.
Evernote – The number one online notebook that can help you become super productive. Available on the web, iPad, iPhone and everywhere else where you need to take a note, clip something to read later and then move on.
Project Management & Efficiency
CoinCraft – Do you want to structure your architectural business more efficiently? You should try Coincraft! The app analyses your entire practice, from projects and phases, to overheads and profits. Updating in real time, Coincraft lets you understand how to optimise your project fees, and cover business expenses. By forecasting your cash flow Coincraft allows you to update your budgets and expenses to suit changing circumstances.
Websites & Blogging
Bluehost – Do you want to create a blog, online portfolio or website to promote your business or project? I highly recommend to use Bluehost for hosting your site. Not only affordable, but comes with outstanding support, easy user dashboard and a free domain name, too!
Studiopress – Premium WordPress themes running on Genesis. If you want to build a site for one of your projects or your company take a look at the themes. They are all customizable and nice responsive designs made for marketing your business.
SquareSpace – Website builder with beautiful templates and hosting service. The designs are highly aesthetic and perfect as a portfolio page or e-commerce shop for the creative industries.
Wunderlist – The number one app for managing your daily todo´s. You can create multiple list and share them with others. Google calendar integration is possible and it syncs with all your devices. The apps is a productivity boost and highly recommended.
DropBox – The quickest, easiest and most reliable way to share documents with your project partners. You can access your files on all of your devices and share them with your whole team.
1Password – We all have multiple accounts and profiles online. 1Password is a great app which manages your passwords and gives you the security you need in today’s online world without slowing you down. You can sync your data across all your devices and keep them up to date automatically.
Focus@Will – Do you know the feeling of working in the concentration zone? focus@will is a new neuroscience based music service that helps you focus, reduce distractions and retain information when working, studying, writing and reading. Great app that helps you concentrate and get things done!