November 7, 2017
Whether it’s a month-long free trial of Netflix or a free 7-Eleven Slurpee, everyone loves freebies. But in the entrepreneurial spirit of TechCo, our store’s free offerings demand a little extra from you: Your attention and effort.
The courses and ebooks available through the TechCo shop are for everyone who can put in the energy to learn from them. In a world that often tends to bury democratic freedom under income inequalities, it’s nice to have a few perfectly free options open to anyone in the tech community who can understand them and act on them.
Here are the top five freebies you can nab right now without dropping a dime.
This free course bundle will let you suck up a full six hours of any GoGoTraining course you’re interested in, including the basics in programs from Oracle, ITIL, and ISO 20000 to COBIT 5, SAP, or COBOL.
They’ve got a massive 4,500+ video library, so you’ll have a lot to choose from, and since we know we have plenty of procrastinators out there, the package allows you a full month from the time you purchase to make up your mind and a full year to actually get around to watching the course. Once done, you’ll receive a certification of completion to prove you learned it.
What big problem does the rise of the internet bring? A lack of curation. You used to have a few photo albums. Now you have hundreds of thousands of photos, and no way to comb through them for that one dorky old photo of your high school emo phase. Mylestone’s Chat Biographer can solve the problem through a welcoming AI interface that helps you pick and choose.
“Just share a part of your photo library and Mylestone will open a discussion about the most interesting moments, helping to construct a narrative that their writers will transform into an incredible story that you can look back on whenever you’d like,” the site explains.
“How To Build a Career in Tech” is the new ebook out from everyone’s favorite tech coolhunter, Product Hunt. It’s the first in a series, and you can get the thing totally for free for a limited time.
The contributors are a who’s who of tech, including — deep breath — Ben Horowitz, Jack Dorsey, Brad Feld, Aileen Lee, Carly Zakin, Jeff Atwood, Julie Zhuo, Naval Ravikant, Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington, Casey Neistat, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, Deray McKesson, Kara Swisher, Dustin Moskovitz, Kathryn Minshew, Matt Mullenweg, and Jessica Lessin. Yikes.
This cloud-based tool uses its algorithms to sort through your email inbox, cleaning it up while saving you the time you need to get actual work done. We’re all about email efficiency here at TechCo, so this is a great service to try out.
You can train SaneBox on what types of emails are important by just using the dragging and dropping function, you can set yourself reminders to follow up on a message, and — the best feature — you can auto-unsubscribe from any email just by moving it to the “SaneBlackHole” location.
Setapp is the first subscription service for Mac apps: You pay a monthly price and get access to a selection of 100 curated apps in one easily navigable library. Pick and choose which ones you want without worrying about racking up a big bill, getting stuck with a dud, or even comparing prices at all. The apps cover everything from lifestyle and productivity to developer tools or personal finance, and they’re all upgraded for free.
And remember that monthly price I mentioned? You don’t even need to pay that for the first 60 days, as long as you get in on the deal before it’s over.
TechCo’s store freebies section is constantly rotating, so check back in a week: We’ll have five more awesome services or products free once more.
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