MOST RECOMMENDED

tools and services

Welcome to our curated list of the tools and services we stand behind for productivity and health. We have tested and/or currently use every recommendation on this page. Before diving in, we need to disclose that some of the links below marked with an * are affiliate links, which means that we'll earn a commission if you choose to purchase. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. We use these ourselves and recommend them regardless, but if we can earn a small commission, why not?

productivity

dashlane

If you get nothing else, get a password manager! Generate, store, and confidentially share your passwords. Keep track of your credit cards to easily add payments. Assign users to access your account in the event of injury or death.

Check out Dashlane* →

dropbox

We like Dropbox for our cloud storage because recipients don't need a Dropbox account or special privileges to access your shared document. Assign expiration dates, view or edit access and share entire folders or single documents.

Check out Dropbox* →

hellosign

Sign or request signatures without ever printing off a piece of paper again. HelloSign keeps track of outstanding documents, allows multiple signers, has version control, and will automagically store signed documents in your Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, or Evernote.

Check out Hellosign* →

freedom

Protect yourself from yourself by blocking social media and distractions on specific intervals. Marcey uses it to block email from 8pm-9am every day and all day Sunday, and block all websites when she's writing so she's not distracted.

Use code WORKWELL for 40% off the yearly plan!

Check out Freedom* →

convertkit

convertkit

We switched from Mailchimp to ConvertKit and never looked back! The ease of email marketing and community list management far surpasses any program We have used before. They make it seamless to integrate with other programs and the tagging capabilities can't be matched.

Check out Convertkit* →

divi

We have four WordPress websites and Divi makes it simple to edit and make changes right on the page and see the updates in real-time. It's also packed with more than 100+ pre-made templates that you can easily import and edit to match your branding.

Check out Divi* →

grammarly

The world’s best grammar and proofreader right on your desktop. Write directly into Grammarly and see suggestions based on what you want to communicate – technical, business, casual, or creative language. Stop wasting time crafting the perfect email and let Grammarly do it for you.

Check out Grammarly* →

rescue time

Time tracking productivity tool to show you how much time you spend on all websites and applications. Assign levels for productivity and distraction and improve your effectiveness each week. Get 30% off by linking from this page!

Check out Rescue Time* →

evernote

Cloud storage with extraordinary Optical Character Recognition (OCR) where the search even works with our sloppy handwriting. The best program for snipping web pages and articles off the internet and downloading entire eBooks.

Check out Evernote* →

focusbooster app

Our favorite Pomodoro Time Tracking app! Set a timer throughout the day to help track time, keep yourself from procrastinating, and show you what your real day looks like. This can also be used as a timesheet with client reports using tags you come up with.

Use MARCEY19 for 30% off any yearly/monthly plan.

Check out Focusbooster →

inbox when ready

Free Gmail Extension that blocks you from seeing your Inbox until you are ready. You can send emails all day, but not get distracted by incoming emails unless you choose ‘Show Inbox'. You can also set a limit to how many times per day you can Show Inbox and make yourself have a countdown timer of 60 seconds before you see it.

Check out Inbox When Ready →

Inbox Pause

inbox pause

Alternative to Inbox When Ready that allows you to Pause your Inbox and only see it when you are in email-processing mode. Set up specific emails or domains to always come through and never get paused. Great for those top-tier clients or contracts you're waiting for.

Check out Inbox Pause →

let's back up your life

Give this gift to yourself and your loved ones and put a plan in place for your digital legacy. Manage your digital life by having a system for passwords and sharing and a plan in place if something were to happen to you. Self-paced training as well as coaching with Annette, a Rader Co. Team Specialist.

Use code PLAYMORE for $10 off!

Check out Let's Back Up Your Life*→

Inbox Pause

streak

Our preferred customer relationship management system for Gmail. Create pipelines, client boxes, canned snippets, snooze emails, and create reports. Free and paid versions available.

Check out Streak* →

acuity-scheduling

acuity scheduling

Scheduling tool for multiple types of appointments and locations. Easily syncs with multiple calendars and takes payment via Stripe or Paypal. We recommend hiring an Acuity Expert to help you set it up and then never go back and forth over email to schedule an appointment again!

Check out Acuity Scheduling * →

bagby digital wellness collaborative report

Marcey and 36 other digital wellness experts chimed in on this comprehensive report to promote device boundaries for better health, productivity, and relationships. Get this beautiful 49 page report to inspire you to win the screen-time battle.

Click here to learn more →

Canva

canva

We use Canva for all of our marketing materials, newsletters, and proposals. We recommend the Pro version to have access to a full library of templates and elements to play with.

Check out Canva* →

email marketing magic

email marketing magic

Excellent self-paced course on how to get the most out of your email marketing, without being slimy and salesy. As a company who goes as minimal as possible with email marketing, but recognizes it as a necessary evil, we highly recommend it!

Check out the course* →

All Elements 1:1

all elements 1:1

Host consistent 1:1 meetings that are human and productive. Use their MeetingMaker to integrate conversations, give recognition, and provide feedback in one platform. Our favorite part is the library of over 60 questions to ask in different categories, so you always ensure you are having well-rounded meetings.

Check out All Elements 1:1* →

Podia

podia

Everything you need to sell online courses, downloads, webinars, and memberships without worrying about tech. We host our Work Well. Play More! Masterclass on here and it makes everything smooth and streamlined. It's also our affiliate portal for Focus90 and the Masterclass.

Check out Podia* →

Brain FM

brain.fm

We use Brain.fm during focus sessions, to wind down, and to get to sleep. Their science-first approach creates music that sounds different – and affects your brain differently–than any other music. Get in the zone!

Check out Brain.fm* →

Todoist

todoist

Outlook's task management is pretty basic. Marcey's #1 app for Outlook users is ToDoist if you want to upgrade your tasking and be able to see them on your mobile device. Organize entire projects for yourself with their sections and subtasks.

Check out Todoist →

5min-journal

5-min journal

Our favorite gratitude and reflection app and planner. Used for years to start and end our day with positive vibes.

Check out 5-min Journal* →

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outsourcing

iWorker

iWorker

iWorker’s social mission is to provide high-quality jobs to talented workers in the most economically impoverished countries. They generate opportunities for them to improve their lives, support their families, and grow their local economies. Help your business grow with a high performing remote professional from iWorker.

Check out iWorker* →

Virtual latinos

virtual latinos

Virtual Latino specializes in fully bilingual virtual assistants in time zones that work for the US. You can choose from direct hire membership plans or through their agency with no long-term contract. They have a thorough interview and onboarding process to help first-timers work with virtual assistants.

Check out Virtual Latinos* →

entigrity

entigrity

Entigrity is the trusted staffing partner of 500+ CPAs, accounting firms, CFOs and businesses nationwide. They help accounting firms and businesses build offshore teams for capacity building, gaining competitive edge and workload reduction of existing staff while saving up to 75% in employee cost.

Check out entigrity →

Task Rabbit

task rabbit

TaskRabbit is Craig's List but without scaries. Hire and pay directly through TaskRabbit to get those tasks done like putting up holiday decorations, wrapping gifts, hauling junk or even professional skills like copywriting!

Check out Task Rabbit* →

entigrity

instacart

Instacart has saved us over 100 hours in shopping since we started using it. Choose between multiple grocery stores, shop in the app (or simply copy the previous order) and choose to have it delivered in as little as two hours, for just 10% of your bill! You would spend that in all the extra stuff you would buy in the store.

Check out Instacart* →

fancy hands

fancy hands

Fancy Hands is a task-based service where you purchase a bucket of tasks per month. Need internet research, travel plans, or appointments scheduled? Use Fancy Hands! It's also a great company perk to share the bucket of tasks per month.

Check out Fancy Hands →

Xoom

xoom

Hired a Virtual Assistant in the Philippines? Pay them with Xoom for immediate transfer and low or no fees! Use this affiliate link to get $25 deposited to your PayPal account (restrictions apply).

Check out Xoom* →

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sleep

casper-mattress

casper

Patent-pending combination of springy, breathable latex foam over supportive, pressure-relieving memory foam, that doesn’t cause you to overheat.

Marcey loves her Casper mattress!
Use this link for $50 off.

Check out Casper Mattress* →

Dream essentials contoured eye mask

dream essentials contoured eye mask

Dream Essentials Contoured Eye Mask is our favorite mask. It doesn't lie flat against your face so no wrinkles or crinkles (or messing up your makeup for mid-day naps!). Lightweight and adjustable. If you buy nothing else for your sleep, buy this.

Use code MR250406 for 25%off

Check out Dream Essentials* →

casper-mattress

acoustic sheep sleepPhones

Pajamas for your ears! Headphones and earplugs are uncomfortable and fall out of your ears. These sleepphones are soft and cozy, with flat speakers to listen to your meditation, music or white noise.

The code sleepwell is good for $10 off first SleepPhones headphones purchase ($39+, one per person, excludes gift cards)

Check out Acoustic SleepPhones* →

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health

casper-mattress

rubberbanditz

Marcey created the Jetsetter mobile gym kit for Rubberbanditz. It's fifty pounds of resistance in a 12-ounce bag. There are no excuses for not getting your swoll on when you travel!

Check out Rubberbanditz* →

casper-mattress

fitdesk

The FitDesk company has sit-to-stand desks, under-the-desk ellipticals, and bike desks (see Marcey's product review page). We use FitBike almost daily for reading, watching webinars, and processing emails.

Use code MARCEYFREEMAT to receive a free mat on all bikes, under desk products and desks!

Check out Fitdesk* →

standstand

stand stand

One of the first portable standing desks on the market, this beautiful bamboo desk fits in a backpack and weighs less than two pounds. Marcey takes it everywhere and wrote most of her second book on it while in Umstead State Park.

Check out Standstand →

squatty-potty

squatty potty

We all poo. Yes, even you. The Squatty Potty can help you get into a more natural position for easier bathroom time and to poo like royalty. Great for kids or short people who are in even more of an unnatural position. We recommend their Invisibrush and toilet spray as well.

Check out Squatty Potty* →

standstand

grow fragrance

Plant-based, toxin-free air freshener for your home. Marcey use the lavender at night on her bedsheets and the bamboo in her car. Get $10 off your first purchase by clicking the link below.

Check out Grow Fragrance*→

kion

kion

See any other supplements here? That's because we are hesitant to recommend a company. After all, the industry is like the wild wild west. We don't feel that way about Kion. Blending ancient wisdom, modern science, and hardcore strict manufacturing, they are the highest quality supplements I've found.

Check out Kion* →

doterra

dōterra oils

Marcey uses Dōterra Peppermint during the day to energize her and lavender oil at night to help her relax. Top three oils for energy are peppermint, lemon, and bergamot. Top three for calming are lavender, wild orange, and calming blend.

Check out Dōterra Oils→

kion

nasm

Marcey is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Pre-Natal Group Exercise, Behavior Change Specialist, and Weight Loss Specialist. If you want a high-quality education, look no further. Let them know that Marcey Rader referred you!

Check out NASM* →

iin

institute for integrative nutrition

Institute for Integrative Nutrition is one of the few comprehensive health-coaching programs and one of the largest in the world. Marcey is certified as an IIN Integrative Health Coach and Gut Health Specialist. There program is geared toward bio-individuality and has a multi-faceted approach.

Check out IIN* →

cooksmarts

cooksmarts

Need help with meal planning? Voted most popular meal planning app by Lifehacker, Cooksmarts will help you save time and money, reduce food waste, and feel more confident in the kitchen. Bonus – it integrates with MyFitnessPal and Instacart!

Check out Cooksmarts* →

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subscription services

iin

dollar shave club

Stop paying ridiculous prices for razors and throw away the cheap disposable brands that rip your legs and face up. DSC has quality razors at a fraction of the price. Plus, they have brilliant marketing that just makes us want to support them.

Check out Dollar Shave Club* →

iin

thrive market

Thrive Market is an online, membership-based market making the highest quality, healthy and sustainable products available for every budget, lifestyle, and geography.

Check out Thrive Market* →

money

American Express

american express

Business Platinum Card – This is the best card to have if you travel for business! The annual fee has paid for itself with access to airlines clubs and special deals and rates. The customer service can't be beat and the heft and look of the card will make you feel like a fancy-pants!

Apply for an American Express Card with this link. We can both get rewarded if you're approved!

Check out American Express* →

triplog mileage

triplog

We love using TripLog Mileage to track the miles driven for work, medical appointments, and charity. It's super easy with the TripLog Beacon that plugs into your USB drive or the bluetooth on your phone. Easy-peasy! Enterprise levels as well for company-wide tracking.

For a 20% discount use the code 233203

Check out Triplog* →

Ynab

ynab

You Need A Budget is Marcey's favorite budgeting software. It's super simple to use and ensures you put all your money in a bucket and everything is accounted for. She even uses it for her business budgeting as well. There isn't anything like it to help you keep track of your finances. They also have informative podcasts and webinars to help you get started. Use this link to get a free month!

Check out YNAB* →

travel guard

travel guard

We use Travel Guard for all our international travel or important trips. They make it easy and affordable to save yourself from what you think won't happen. Plane delayed and miss a day at the beach? They have you covered with a hotel and reimbursement for the day you missed.

Check out Travel Guard* →

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products

Ynab

bagby

Who have you phubbed lately? Stop phone snubbing (phubbing) at home or in meetings with this mindful phone holder or grab a few anti-phubbing bands to remind you and your friends or colleagues to look up and pay attention to the people you are with.

Check out Bagby* →

stowaway

stowaway cosmetics

Tired of throwing away cosmetics because you can't use them fast enough? We like Stowaway because they are right-sized. Smaller to fit in pockets and for travel, but also eliminates the waste from not being able to use it before it goes bad. Cruelty-free and meets all EU guidelines for cosmetics.

Check out Stowaway Cosmetics →

apollo

apollo neuro

This ankle or wrist device can help with your sleep, focus, and relaxation by activating the parasympathetic rest and digest response. It's not a tracker. It's a device that actually improves your resilience to stress! Marcey uses this every night before bed, while she is sleeping, when she first wake up, and when she's in Focus mode.

Check out Apollo Neuro* →

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want more?

Check the videos below for Marcey's Product Reviews.

5-min journal product review

Our favorite gratitude and reflection app and planner. Used for years to start and end our day with positive vibes.

apollo neuro product review

Productivity and Wellness Specialist Marcey Rader reviews the Apollo Neuro wearable device. It works by improving your body's resilience to stress by training your nervous system to bounce back more quickly from the fight or flight mode. She uses it to help with winding down before bed, to sleep, to wake-up, and when she is in deep focus mode.

effortless sleepphones
product review

I'm a big fan of the AcousticSheep SleepPhones, marketed as pajamas for your ears. When my corded version finally gave out after several years of almost-nightly use, rather than replace the cord, I decided to try the Effortless wireless version instead.

marcey rader reviews balance the superfood shot®

Turmeric Blend for and on-the-go energy boost.

fitdesk bike desk product review

The FitDesk company has sit-to-stand desks, under-the-desk ellipticals, and bike desks. I use my FitBike almost daily for reading, watching webinars, and processing emails.

Use code MARCEYFREEMAT to receive a free mat on all bikes, under desk products and desks!

simple sleepphones product review

I'm a big fan of the Acoustic Sheep SleepPhones, marketed as pajamas for your ears. When my CLASSIC version finally gave out after several years of almost-nightly use, rather than replace the cord, I decided to try the Simple wireless version out instead.

acoustic sheep sleepphones product review

Pajamas for your ears! Headphones and earplugs are uncomfortable and fall out of your ears. These sleepphones are soft and cozy, with flat speakers to listen to your meditation, music or white noise.

cocoon grid-it product review

I love this Cocoon Grid-It to keep my peripherals organized.

If you like this review and want to purchase this product, please use the button below.

eazee mats standing desk anti-fatigue mat product review

I love this mat for the middle piece for stretching the fascia of your feet and the back raised edge for stretching your calves.

fitdesk sit-to-stand desk product review

Super easy to assemble, sleek, simple to adjust, and affordable.

Use the code MARCEYFREEMAT to receive a free mat on all bikes, under desk products and desks!

dream essentials contoured sleep mask product review

Dream Essentials Contoured Eye Mask is my favorite mask. It doesn’t lie flat against your face so no wrinkles or crinkles (or messing up your makeup for mid-day naps!). Lightweight and adjustable.

If you buy nothing else for your sleep, buy this. Use code MR250406 for 25%off

travel exercise equipment

Marcey Rader founder of Rader Co., author of Beyond Travel: A Road Warrior's Survival Guide, give you the hacks you need to travel and exercise.

butterfly ergonomic non-flat anti fatigue standing desk mat product review

If you use a standing desk, this feels wonderful on your feet. The bonus knobby parts feel good and give you options.
I don't care for the butterfly shape or the big Butterfly on the back, but it's still a great mat for a standing desk.

stowaway cosmetics product review

Tired of throwing away cosmetics because you can’t use them fast enough? I like Stowaway because they are right-sized. Smaller to fit in pockets and for travel, but also eliminates the waste from not being able to use it before it goes bad. Cruelty-free and meets all EU guidelines for cosmetics.

jelt belt product review

It's TSA-friendly so no undressing at the airport. It's made of recyclable materials and has a cool gel grip inside so you don't even need belt loops! I need one in every color.