DNX Global ⟩ Tools

The best tools

For location independent entrepreneurs

All about traveling

  • Visahq Check the visa requirements for all countries.
  • Atmosfair Donate here for CO2 Compensation if you fly a lot.
  • Momondo und Skyscanner Our favorite flight search engines to find cheap flights. Too lazy to search by yourself?
    Use the experts of Flightfox.
  • TransferWise We use Transferwise to transfer money online abroad. For normal bank transactions to foreign countries, there can be an increase of up to 5% in hidden costs in the exchange rate of the bank. Transferwise uses the real exchange rate. You can use it for both private and business purposes.
  • Revolut This is a global app that you can load with money like a bank account. You can easily transfer money to others and, with the Revolut Debit Mastercard that you get for free, you can withdraw money from all around the world with the real exchange rate.
  • World Nomads Simple and flexible travel insurance for independent travelers. Buy, extend & claim online, even after you’ve left home. World Nomads travel insurance doesn't just cover your adventures. The founders are digital nomads themselves, and they know how important it is to have coverage for your tech gear as well.
  • EatWith Eat with the locals and make new friends all around the world.
  • Google International SIM CardMit Google Fi Google takes care of one of the biggest challenges in our modern, global world. You get a SIM card that works in over 135 countries. Google Fi costs $20 for phone and SMS Flat + $10 per GB data volume. Unused data will be transferred to the next month. An alternative is to buy a local SIM Card in every country you are traveling to. Here you can find information on prepaid SIM cards worldwide.
  • Luggage Forward Door-to-door delivery of luggage and sports equipment is truly transforming today’s travel experience for those who demand the utmost in convenience, reliability and predictability.
  • xeCurrency Currency Converter
  • Spotify Music on the road: On spotify you find a lot of songs and you can create your own music collection. It is also possible to listen to the music when you are offline. Here you find the Spotify App.
  • Booking.com and Agoda We use this to search for temporary accommodations between the long-term accommodations we find via private contacts or directly on the spot.
  • Hostelworld If we’re looking for a hostel, this is our favorite site.
  • Couchsurfing Sleep for free and get authentic experiences. Meet locals all over the world that offer you a place to sleep. Of course, you can also become a host and invite travelers to your (temporary) home.
  • Airbnb We love Airbnb, which lets you get accommodations in apartments of local people. Take care that you choose one with Wi-Fi. Of course, you can also become a host and subrent your flat.
    Via this link you get 30 € Airbnb Credit if you register free of charge.
  • Uber We use it worldwide instead of taxis and we love it.
  • Flyonward This is an AMAZING service for digital nomads. Sometimes you only get into a country if you can prove that you have a return flight. At Flyonward you can “rent” a ticket for 24 hours. You can also still do it while you are at the airport. It works perfectly.
  • Hot Wire You can get amazing hotel deals here while blind booking (just knowing how many stars the hotel has). It sounds scary but works pretty well. Highly recommended.
  • Rome2Rio Here you can check how to get from point A to B using different modes of transport (bus, train, plane, boat) cheap and easily.

Beste Smartphone Apps

  • Calm Best Meditation app for clarity and relaxation in your life. A good alternative to Calm is Headspace.
  • Headspace Live a happier, healthier life with just 10 minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app.
  • 5 Minute Journal Gratitude Journal. Every morning and evening write down what you are grateful for and what goals you reached.
  • Coach.me Coach.me is a coach that goes everywhere with you, helping you achieve any goal, form any habit, or build any expertise.
  • Trail Wallet Track your expenses on the road.
  • TripAdvisor Look for recommendations of places to stay all around the world, including restaurants or cafes. You can also go on their website tripadvisor.com.
  • Google Maps Well, for not getting lost this is a good option. In the settings you can also save the maps offline.
  • Flight Track 5 Best app to get flight updates in real time on your iPhone.
  • Yoga Studio Cool yoga app for beginners and advanced learners.
  • Sleep Better The app wakes you up within a time range when you do not sleep deep. Getting up is much more easier like this. The app Pzizz is more useful for falling to sleep.
  • Pzizz Get the world's most advanced sleep and power nap system to fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.
  • 7 Minute Training Our favorite app for a short stretching in the morning & a short, intense workout during the day. You can do it anywhere.
  • Diveboard An online dive log-in book where you can register your dives.
  • PushUps PRO 100 Push Ups? No problem - with your personal trainer the Runtastic push-ups app. Try it out.
  • VT Suspension You have a TRX traveling with you? This is the perfect app to learn new exercises
  • Celsius An app to check the weather and temperature in any location.
  • Lounge Buddy Cool app to find and use airport lounges. Especially useful if your flight is delayed.
  • Foursquare On Foursquare you can find nice places all around the world. The good thing: The app learns what you like and makes suitable suggestions for you.
  • 1Password Tool that we use to organize our passwords. You can also use it for your business and administrate all the passwords for your team.
  • Dict.cc Simple online dictionary to communicate worldwide.
  • Duolingo Simple and fun app to learn new languages.
  • Happy Cow App for everyone who is looking for vegan or vegetarian restaurants.
  • Onetime See different timezones at a glance.
  • Overcast Listen to your favorite podcast like the DNX Podcast on the road.
  • Google Calendar and miCal Calendar app for appointments and reminders
  • Speedtest Check the speed of the Wi-Fi connection. Useful to check in cafés before you sit down.
  • Tiny Scanner Easy and useful scan app
  • Voice recorder Record longer voice messages and send them directly to someone via e-mail or Whats App. We use it for example to answer interview questions.
  • Later This is a practical app to preschedule Instagram posts.
  • MyWater Do you drink enough water? In hot countries it is especially important! The App reminds you to stay hydrated

Amazing tools and links for your online business

  • Feedly Feedly is a RSS reader with which you can subscribe to blogs or other content on the Internet you like to consume.
  • Brain.fm Listen to music that is optimized to increase your focus and concentration while working. Alternatively have a look at FocusAtWill or noisli.
  • iAWriter Easy and simple tool to write text without distraction. Also check Scrivener or WriteRoom.
  • Mindmeister Best tool to create mindmaps.
  • Momentum Momentum is a great personal dashboard we use designed to eliminate distraction and provide inspiration, focus, and productivity.
  • Google Docs We cannot live without this. Create documents for free and work on them together with others at the same time.
  • Themeforest An amazing choice of affordable Wordpress themes for every case.
  • Backlinkchecker Check the backlinks of your competitors for free.
  • Evernote Write down all your ideas, notes & save docs all in one tool.
  • Patreon Patreon is home to thousands of creators making a living from their work through subscription payments from their fans. It´s a great platform for all content creators like artists, podcaster, YouTuber or journalists.
  • GarageBand GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. The interface is very intuitive and you get a cool sound.
  • PremiumBeat PremiumBeat is the leader in high quality royalty free music for new and traditional media. You can find really cool and professional produced tracks and great SFX-Sounds.
  • Franz Franz is a free messaging app / former emperor of Austria, that combines chat & messaging services into one application. The app saves you time and having a few chat channels open at the same time has its benefits!
  • Screencast-o-matic Record your screen to create tutorials for example.
  • Zoom Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform.
  • Cape Book last-minute standby tickets just like an airline employee.
  • Zapier Zapier optimizes workflow and connects different apps as you like.
  • Kickstarter Well-known crowdfunding platform. You can also use Indiegogo; they accept every project.
  • audiojungle Find tracks and sounds for videos or other purposes free of charge or for a fee.
  • Canva Amazing tool to do graphics without any knowledge of design tools.
  • Picmonkey Edit photos with filters, text, effects, etc.
  • Mailchimp An e-mailing provider we use. Also popular among solopreneurs are Convert Kit or Aweber
  • ClickFunnels might also be interesting if you would like to send personalized e-mails depending on the customer.
  • SumoMe We use SumoMe for popups (List Builder) on our website. SumoMe also offers a “Hellobar” on top of the website. Alternatives are Leadpages or OptinMonster.
  • Typeform With Typeform you can create good looking online forms. Alternatives are Google Forms or Google Forms Wufoo.
  • Teachable Create and sell your own online courses with the help of this platform.
  • Meetup.com Search and create meetups in any town.
  • Sendowl We use Sendowl for distribution of digital products. Also have a look at Digistore24
  • Gumroad Sell digital products online.
  • Shopify #1 platform for eCommerce tools such as themes and more. Alternatively check out Woo Commerce.
  • Doodle Find appointments with others easily.
  • Google Calendar Online calendar you can sync across all devices.
  • Upwork Find freelancers or offer your services.
  • Payoneer Payoneer is an innovative company that makes global money transactions with customers all around the world easy and affordable.
  • Paypal We use Paypal as online payment provider but also Stripe You can also use them not only for business but also for private use.
  • Trello Top project management tool of our choice where we coordinate our small team. If you do not like it, check out: Asanaor Basecamp.
  • Meet Edgar Schedule and reuse posts with MeeT Edgar. Other famous social media management tools are Hootsuite or Buffer.
  • Slack Slack is amazing for location independent teams to communicate fast. It is a simple chat system with different topic channels you create.
  • Youtube Besides Vimeo this is the biggest video platform we also use.
  • Google Hangout and Google Hangout on Air Hold webinars or video calls. Or use Go2webinar.
  • Skype This is the best tool for free video calls. Besides that, we love the AppViber for calls.
  • Appear.in Innovative service for video calls. Works directly in your browser without installation.
  • Squarespace.com Easy website creation with no know-how. Other alternatives are weebly and Jimdo.
  • Wordpress Create a website or blog with Wordpress.
  • Pixlr We love using it to process pictures. There is also Pixlr Express, which is even simpler. Perfect for everyone who cannot handle Adobe Photoshop.
  • Udemy Buy and sell online courses.
  • Wave App Send invoices and manage accounting and bookkeeping. Perfect for freelancers & small businesses (solopreneurs).
  • SMACC Smacc.io is an innovative bookeeping tool that we use. The good thing: Accounting information and financial reports available in real time. Grant easy access to tax advisors, consultants, or financial service providers. SMACC takes care of all workflow steps and tasks to complete your financial accounting based on your company's processes. Scan your invoices with the SMACC scanner, forward your e-mails to them or simply take a photo of your receipts.
  • Google Drive Save documents in the cloud, share docs or work on it with others in real time. We use it daily.
  • Calendly Top service where customers, interview partners etc. can choose a date and time when you are available. It saves a lot of time and back and forth messaging.
  • f.lux Flux adapts the time of the day to the color of your screen for better working.
  • DropVox You have ideas on the road? Tape them with DropVox and connect it with Dropbox. In the evening you can hear the recordings again and make to-do’s out of it. An alternative is the App Squarespace Note
  • Tomato timer Tool for productive working sessions without distraction. Try also Strict Workflow.
  • Pocket Find blog articles and read them later. In pocket you can collect everything. You can also connect it with IFTTT and Feedly.
  • RescueTime Track your working time or that of your freelancers easily.
  • SelfControl Block websites like Facebook or Gmail that distract you from working.
  • IFTT With IFTTT (If This Then That) you can connect different web applications. For instance: If you post something on Instagram, it’ll post it automatically on Facebook and Twitter, too.
  • Dropbox Save documents and access it from everywhere in the world.
  • WeTransfer Free service to send big or small files from A to B.
  • Wunderlist Plain and nice to-do list. Beside the Browser Version it can also be managed from on the road via the App.
  • Host Europe Hoster of our choice where we have a managed server. Affordable prices. Alternatively you can check out Host Gator.
  • Amazon – Affiliate Program There are many affiliate platforms out there or you find the programs at the company directly like the Amazon Affiliate Program.
  • PHOTOS (Free and Paid) There are a lot of platforms like Stockphoto, Shutterstock, Fotolia, PhotoPin.
  • Google Analytics Check your website stats with Google Analytics.
  • Google Keyword Planner With the Keyword Planner you can check the search volume of different keywords.
  • Google Adwords Place Google Ads.
  • Gravatar-Picture Get a pic that follows you from website to website and shows your name when you comment on blogs or write articles.
  • Fiverr Buy different services very cheap like E-book covers, podcast intros etc. However the quality varies a lot. Check the ratings.
  • 99 designs Good service for logo creation.
  • Eventbrite Ticket provider of our choice for events.
  • PureChat Cool tool to integrate a live chat on your website.
  • Sharedesk Search and find co-working spaces worldwide.
  • Zenmate VPN Client to surf secure on the Internet.
  • Google URL Shortener Shorten and track your links.
  • LightShot Screenshot Tool to make screenshots for Mac and Windows. You can also upload them directly to the Cloud to share them with the app.
  • Awesome Screenshot We use this Chrome add-on to make fast and easy screenshots.
  • Gmail Best e-mail Client. If you have several e-mail addresses, integrate them in Gmail to use them.
  • Unroll.Me Instantly see a list of all your subscription emails. Unsubscribe easily from whatever you don’t want.
  • Helpscout Amazing customer service tool in which you can delegate e-mails to your team. Compared to Zendesk the customer doesn’t see that the mail is sent out of a tool.
  • GoFundMe Start your own charity project.
  • Telegram Messenger Telegram is useful to create a chat room for large groups.

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