Best Free(mium) Services

By • May 28th 2015

Not much in life is free, but some things are.  “Freemium” ― is a business model offering basic services for free, while charging a premium for more advanced features, making it ideal for small firms on a budget. There are now hundreds of freemium business services.  Here are 5 of the best freemium services that we use at Synium IT  at the basic or upgraded level – but don’t take our word for try them out for yourself!


Best freemium services Dropbox LogoCloud storage – Dropbox

Dropbox is a cloud-based system that allows you to store up to 2GB worth of files and documents for free, as well as share files with colleagues without the need to email attachments, making it ideal for project work.  Any file you save to Dropbox instantly saves to your computer, smartphone and the Dropbox website, meaning you can work on the move.


Best Freemium Services Mailchimp logoEmail marketing – MailChimp

Want to keep in touch with your customers with regular email newsletters? MailChimp could be the solution. Mailchimp is essentially a free email marketing service, and has lots of impressive features to help you create sharp-looking email campaigns targeted to your target market. These include a wide range of design templates, tracking tools to monitor effectiveness, a social network function so you can integrate campaigns with social media sites. You can send up to 12,000 emails per month with the free option.


Best Freemium services- survey monkey logoMarket research -SurveyMonkey

If you want to carry out customer satisfaction surveys, product feedback or general market research without paying hefty agency fees should consider SurveyMonkey, a simple online tool that allows users to create free, web-based surveys.  Signing up to the free service will give you ten questions per survey and up to 100 responses . Data can be gathered via your website, Facebook or                                         email.


Best Freemium Services - Asana logoTask Management – Asana

Asana is a web and mobile application and is the ultimate task management tool designed to enable teamwork without email . It allows teams to share, plan, organize, and track progress of the tasks that each member is working on and therefore improve productivity  This web application is simple, easy to use, and one of the best task-management tools that we have seen yet and it’s free up to 30 users.


Best Freemium Services - getharvest logoTime Tracking – GetHarvest

If you need to keep a track of time spent on projects or work carried out for your customers then GetHarvest is a simple,  no fuss one click-timer.  You can also manage your staff’s time and approve their time-sheets within Harvest.  You can track time from home, the office, or on the go. Access Harvest on the web, your desktop, or mobile.  By tracking time you will never lose a billable minute and you can also use GetHarvest to issue client invoices, produce powerful client and                                        budgeting reports.


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