30+ Tools That Make Funeral Director’s Jobs Way Easier

As a funeral director, there’s one word your friends and family probably hear more than anything else – BUSY.

Yes, dear funeral director, busy is probably an understatement for you.

So what if we offered you some tools to make your jobs EASIER? Yes, easier!

This is our ultimate curated collection of our favorite funeral business tools.

We’ve included everything from business productivity solutions, to communication tools, and even time management programs. Want to get a sneak peak of some of the tools that we’ve collected?

We’ve highlighted some of our favorites below, so keep reading.

Want even more? Click here to access our full board of great tips.

These are The Tools We Can’t Live Without:

 

General Biz Tools

Work smarter, not harder, with these essential tools for any funeral home:

  • Google Drive allows you to create, share, edit, and collaborate on documents, presentations, spreadsheets and more — all via your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Plus, you can store and access all your Drive files on the cloud, which makes it easy to find what you need when you want it, wherever you are.
  • Slack is a team messaging app that lets you chat and share files with colleagues. This cloud-based communication tool lets you keep track of separate discussions and any related shared documents in an organized thread. Oh, and when you need a laugh break, there are fun emojis to play with.
  • Google Chrome is our favorite web-browsing app because it seamlessly integrates with the rest of your internet-based services, such as Youtube, Google Keep (notes app on Android), Gmail, and Google Drive.
  • TeamViewer saves you a trip back to the funeral home if you forgot to hit save, or grab a file. It allows you to access any computer at any time… all from your own computer.  

 

Organization

Want to make your funeral technology work for you, and not the opposite? These tools make your life less complicated.

  • Evernote makes it easy to save anything you come across on the web. This digital file cabinet lets you take notes, make lists, add images, scan in documents, and more — from any device — and then search it all (even from a different device) within seconds.
  • Zoom is the ultimate all-in-one tool for business meetings, long distance conferences, 1-on-1 client meetings, and even webinar marketing. It’s packed with features that make communication across your organization easy peasy. Our favorite feature is the screen share tool!
  • 1Password takes away so many unnecessary headaches when it comes to remembering all your funeral home’s passwords. Keep em’ all in one safe, secure space, called a “vault”. You’ll never have to spend 10 minutes resetting passwords and verifying your identity again!
  • Trello is a productivity and project management app that allows you to visually see different projects that are being worked on, what their status is, and who’s working on what. It’s such a great tool for organizing projects, we’ve used it to show off all of these funeral biz tools!

 

Productivity

Wanna get more done, in less time? Then check out these ultimate productivity tools:

  • Copy All URLs is the perfect tool for those funeral professionals who keep a million tabs open on their computer at a time. Wanna save your work – or gather up multiple links for research? Copy All URLs is the perfect tool for you!
  • Pomodoro is a useful time tracking tool that monitors the time it takes to accomplish something. Plus it reminds you to take breaks too, which will help any burnout-prone business owners.
  • Wanna be more productive on the job? Then try getting your mind right off of the job. Headspace is a meditation app designed specifically for those who are busy and are just starting on their journey to mindfulness. Plug in your headphones and find some peace on your lunch breaks!

 

 

Marketing

Marketing your funeral home is essential to your success, and thanks to these tools, there doesn’t have to be a huge learning curve!

  • Canva makes designing brochures, business cards, logos, newsletter, social media graphics, flyers and a bajillion other kinds of marketing materials SO simple, it’s almost too good to be true! You start off with made-for-you templates that are varied and totally customizable, and end up looking like a rockstar! No prior design experience necessary.
  • Mailchimp is another tool that makes you look like a rockstar with little knowledge on marketing or email. If starting a newsletter has always been a dream of yours, this is the place to start.
  • It may be no surprise that one of our very favorite marketing tools is our f1 Social Memorial Websites. Taking advantage of the fact that a large percentage of the global population today is on Facebook, we’ve created a tool that lets friends and families easily share their loved one’s memorial website on this popular social network. People can even create a free Life Tributes account with their Facebook page to share memories, stories, photos and videos right on your funeral home website.

 

Love this idea? Talk to one of our funeral success specialists about putting social obituaries on your funeral home website!

 

Check out our Trello Board!

Visit our Trello board to get the full low-down on these tools, and to explore other tools we have for big topics such as:

  • Funeral Personalization
  • Improvement
  • Supporting Families
  • Educating Families
  • Learning and Inspiration

 

What tools have made your life a lot easier as a funeral professional? Share them with us in the comments below!

 

Rochelle Rietow

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