Please support Cool Tools podcasts and videos

We want to make great podcasts and video reviews

When Kevin started Cool Tools as an email list over 20 years ago, his goal was to foster a community of people who wanted to share recommendations of tried-and-true tools. It worked! Today Cool Tools is the most popular website of tool recommendations written by its readers.

A few years ago, after I joined Kevin, we started the Cool Tools Show podcast with the belief that the interesting people who use interesting tools will have interesting things to say about them. The format for our podcast is simple: Kevin and I ask a guest to recommend four tools they depend on and believe others would like. Then they share with everyone why their tools are great. The format is a success — the podcast has many thousands of listeners. We are grateful for the audience and we love making the podcast.

In the last couple of years we also started posting short video reviews on our YouTube channel. Videos are even more expensive to produce than podcasts, but we strongly believe that video is the best format to demonstrate the coolness of tools, so we are committed to producing them.

Many hours are needed to schedule, record, edit, transcribe, and post each podcast episode and video review. We are asking for support from our listeners.

Please visit our Patreon page here, and if you can afford to contribute a small monthly amount, we would be grateful. Even a couple of dollars a month will go a long way in helping us to produce the best media possible. And if you can’t afford to become a patron at this time, no worries – we will always make our podcasts and videos free for everyone. Thank you and happy holidays!

-- Mark Frauenfelder 12/6/18