Software as a Service(SaaS) got a lot of attention in the last 5-6 years, but fewer people seem to talk about it now.
I recently went through the list of tools I relied on and was surprised to see that I pay for eight software services every month. These services save me a lot of time and headache.
Cloudinary for example, helps me resize images on the fly without having to worry about setting up a server, installing ImageMagick or similar software, writing a script to interact with the resize software, ensure that image resizing is always available. Now I can point cloudinary to the image URL and know that it will handle the entire image resize process.
I see myself relying on more SaaS tools going forward.