What resources do you use to do your day to day social media business?

What social media platform tools (for example creating images, track analytics, social video and dashboard solutions) you're using to be succesful in social media. Share with us what resources you recommend and how it works for you. You may also share side topic's that our members care about, which includes things like hiring, team development, job hunting, writing, design and larger internet trends, as long as it is related to social media.