100+ Startup Tools

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100+ Startup Tools

100+ Startup Tools

Here is a list of tools that will reduce your initial setup costs and keep those margins high whilst you bootstrap and grow.

I don’t use or and haven’t tested all the tools but they have all been gathered from reliable sources.

BUSINESS

FREE WEBSITE

HTML5 UP

Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 site templates.

Bootswatch

Free themes for Bootstrap.

Templated

A collection of 845 free CSS & HTML5 site templates.

WordPress.org | WordPress.com

Create your new website for free

Strikingly

Free, unlimited mobile optimized websites for strikingly domains.

Layers

A WordPress site builder so simple. It’s free, forever.

Bootstrap Zero

The largest open-source, free Bootstrap template collection.

Landing Harbor

Promote your mobile app with a free landing page.

FREE BRANDING & LOGO

Logaster

Professional online logo maker & generator.

Hipster Logo Generator

It’s Hip, It’s Current, It’s Stylish, It’s Hipster.

Squarespace Free Logo

You can download free low-res version for free.

Signature Maker

A free web based tool that creates your handwritten digital signature.

FREE INVOICE

Invoice to me

Free Invoice Generator.

Free Invoice Generator

Alternative free invoice generator.

Slimvoice

Insanely simple invoices.

Wave

Free & easy accounting, invoicing and more.

Invoice.to

Free invoice generator.

FREE LEGAL DOCS

Kiss (Keep it Simple Security)

Free legal docs for startup founders and investor.

Docracy

An open collection of free legal documents.

Shake

Create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds. Free for personal use.

FREE IDEA MANAGEMENT

Experiment Board

Test your startup idea without wasting time or money.

Germ.io

Get from idea to execution.

Skitch

Your ideas become reality faster.

FREE BUSINESS / PROJECT NAME GENERATORS

The Name App

Find an available name for your brilliant idea.

Naminum

Discover a perfect company name.

Short Domain Search

Find short, available single-word domain names.

Wordoid

Pick a short and catchy name for your business.

Hipster Business Name

Hipster business name generator.

Impossibility

The best domain name generator ever.

Lean Domain Search

Find a domain name for your website in seconds.

Domainr

Fast, free, domain name search, short URLs

MARKETING

FREE WRITING / BLOGGING

Hemingway

Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

Grammarly

Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.

Medium

Everyone’s stories and ideas.

ZenPen

The minimal writing tool of web.

Liberio

Simple eBook creation and publishing right from Google Drive.

Editorial Calendar

See all your posts, drag & drop to manage your blog.

Story Wars

Writing stories together.

WP Hide Post

Control the visibility of items on your blog.

Social Locker

Ask visitors “to pay” for your content with a tweet, etc.

Egg Timer

Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.

Wattpad

Writing made simple.

Known

The world’s largest community for readers and writers.

Wattpad

A single site for the content you create.

Dbook

The world’s largest community for readers and writers.

CoSchedule

Structured and collaborative writing for large documents.

A5.gg

Blog post headline analyzer.

Free Summarizer

Summarize any text online in just a few seconds.

FIND (TRENDING) CONTENT (IDEAS)

Porten

Content idea generator.

Google Trends

A new way of displaying trending searches.

Buzzsumo

Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor.

Hubspot Blog Topic Generator

Custom blog ideas.

Swayy

Discover the most engaging content. Free for 1 dashboard user.

Others

Google+ What’s Hot | Twitter Trending | Quora | Reddit |

Ruzzit

Find the most shared content on the web.

FREE SEO + WEBSITE ANALYZERS

Open Site Explorer

A comprehensive tool for link analysis.

Ahrefs

Site explorer & backlink checker.

Quick Sprout

Complete analysis of your website.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Have a fully optimized WordPress site.

SEO Site Checkup

SCheck your website’s SEO problems for free.

Hubspot Marketing Grader

Grade your marketing.

SimilarWeb

Analyze website statistics for any domain.

Alexa Ranking

Analytical insights to analyze any site’s rank.

SERPs Rank Checker

Free keyword rank & SERP checker.

OpenLinkProfiler

The freshest backlinks, for free.

Keywordtool.io

Free alternative to Google Keyword Planner.

Google

Analytics | Keyword Planner | Webmaster Tools | Trends |

Nibbler

Test any website.

Browseo

How search engines see your website.

Broken Links

Find broken links, redirects & more.

Copyscape

Search for copies of your page on the web.

Google Pagespeed Insights

Check the performance of your site.

Pingdom

Test & the load time of a site.

GTMetrics

Analyze your page’s speed performance.

Moz Local

Check your local listings on Google, Bing, and others.

XML Sitemaps

Sitemap generator that creates XML & HTML variants.

Shopify E-commerce Report

Get your free Ecommerce report.

W3C validator

Easy-to-use markup validation service.

FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS

TinyJPG | TinyPNG

Compress images.

Compressor.io

Optimize and compress your images online.

Kraken

Optimize your images & accelerate your websites.

ImageOptimizer

Resize, compress and optimize your image files.

ImageOptim

Makes images take up less disk space & load faster.

Smush.it

Image optimizer WordPress plugin.

Dunnnk

Beautiful mockups.

InstaMockup

Create beautiful screenshots of your app or website.

FREE IMAGE EDITORS

Canva

Amazingly simple graphic design for bloggers.

Pixlr

Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.

Skitch

Get your point across with fewer words.

Easel.ly

Empowers anyone to create & share powerful visuals.

Social Image Resizer Tool

Create optimized images for social media.

Placeit

Free product mockups & templates

Recite

Turn a quote into a visual masterpiece.

Meme Generator

The first online meme generator.

Pablo

Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.

FREE EMAIL MANAGEMENT

Contact form 7

Famous WordPress plugin to collect email addresses.

Mailchimp

Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.

ManyContactsBar

Free contact form sits on top of your website.

Hello Bar

Get more email subscribers

Sumome List Builder

Collect email addresses with light box popover.

Scroll Triggered Box

Boost your conversion rates — Wordpress only.

Sumome Scroll Box

Capture more email addresses, politely.

Mandrill

The fastest way to deliver email. Free 12K emails/month.

Mailgun

The Email Service For Developers. Free 10K emails/month.

Sendgrid

Delivers your transactional and marketing email. Free 12K emails/month.

Sendinblue

Free 9K emails/month.

Mailtrack

The best free email tracking solution.

Beefree

Free Email editor to build responsive design messages.

Canned Emails

A minimal site with prewritten emails

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FREE GUIDES & COURSES

Primer

No-nonsense, jargon-free marketing lessons (by Google).

KeepYourFriendsClose

A free e-book about maximizing Customer Lifetime Value.

Pricing Course

A free 9 day course on charging what you’re worth.

Email Course for Sponsorships

How to get sponsorships for anything.

Startup Sales Course

A free course to help you become a better marketer.

Build an online course

A free course to help you build an online course.

MailCharts

A FREE email course to help you become a better marketer

FirstSiteGuide

The beginner’s guide to successful blogging.

FREE SOCIAL MEDIA + COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

WriteRack

The best way to tweetstorm.

Spruce

Make Twitter ready images in seconds.

Click To Tweet

Get more shares on your content.

MyTweetLinks

Increases Twitter traffic.

Latergram

Easily plan & schedule your Instagram posts.

WordPress Pin it Button for Images

Add a “Pin It” button.

SharedCount

Track URL shares, likes, tweets, and more.

Justunfollow

Follow / unfollow people on Twitter & Instagram.

SocialRank

Identify, organize, and manage your followers on Twitter.

Klout

Social media influence score on browser extension.

Ritetag

Instant hashtag analysis.

Social Analytics

Interactions for a URL on most social platforms.

Buffer Free Plan

Schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+.

Bitly

Create, share, and track shortened links.

Filament

A free beautiful and customizable sharing bar.

Addthis

Get more shares, follows and conversions.

Sumome Share

Auto-optimizes your share buttons for max traffic.

Digg Digg

Your all in one share buttons plugin.

Disqus

Build a community of active readers & commenters.

App Review Monitor

App reviews delivered to Slack and your inbox.

Presskit Generator

Generate a Press Kit for your iOS App for free.

Free Survey Creator

Create a survey. Get user feedback for free.

FREE CUSTOMER SERVICE & SURVEYS

Typeform

Free beautiful online survey & form builder

Tally

Create polls in no time.

Free Survey Creator

Create a survey. Get user feedback for free.

Batch

The first-ever 100% free engagement platform for mobile apps.

Helprace

Customer service tool. Free for up to 3 agents for small support teams.

A/B TESTS & GROWTH HACKING

Petit Hacks

Acquisition, retention, & revenue hacks used by companies.

Optimizely

One optimization platform for websites and mobile apps.

Hello Bar

Tool for A/B testing different CTAs & power words.

GrowthHackers

Unlocking growth. Together.

(Design Code)

FREE DESIGN RESOURCES

Freebbble

High-quality design freebies from Dribbble.

Dribbble

Dribbble search results for “freebie”. An absolute freebie treasure.

Graphic Burger

Tasty design resources made with care for each pixel.

Pixel Buddha

Free and premium resources for professional community.

Premium Pixels

Free Stuff for Creative Folk.

Fribbble

Free PSD resources by Dribbblers curated by Gilbert Pellegrom.

Freebiesbug

Latest free PSDs & other resources for designers.

365 Psd

Download a free psd every day.

Dbf

Dribbble & Behance best design freebies.

Marvel

Free resources from designers we love.

UI Space

High quality hand-crafted Freebies for awesome people.

Free Section of Pixeden

Free design resources.

Free Section of Creative Market

Freebies coming out every monday.

Teehan+Lax

iOS 8 GUI PSD (iPhone 6).

Teehan+Lax

iPad GUI PSD.

Freepik

iFree graphic resources for everyone.

Tech&All

PSD, Tech News, and other resources for free.

Tethr

The most beautiful IOS design KIT ever.

Web3Canvas

PSD Freebies, HTML Snippets, Inspirations & Tutorials.

SketchAppResources

Free graphical resources.

Placeit Freebies

Freebies delivered right to your Dropbox.

COLOR PICKERS

Material Palette

Generate & export your Material Design color palette

New Flat UI Color Picker

Best flat colors for UI design.

Flat UI Colors

Beautiful flat colors.

Coolors

Super fast color schemes generator for cool designers.

Skala Color

An extraordinary color picker for designers and developers.

Material UI Colors

Material ui color palette for Android, Web & iOS.

Colorful Gradients

Gradients automatically created by a computer.

Adaptive Backgrounds

Extract dominant colours from images.

Brand Colors

Colors used by famous brands

Paletton

The color scheme designer.

0 to 255

A simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color.

Colour Lovers

Create & share colors, palettes, and patterns.

Adobe Color CC

Color combinations from the Kuler community.

Bootflat

Perfect colors for flat designs.

Hex Colorrrs

Hex to RGB converter.

Get UI Colors

Get awesome UI colors.

Coleure

Smart color picker.

Colllor

Color palette generator.

Palette for Chrome

Creates a color palette from any image.

PLTTS

Free color picker.

FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

Stock Up

Best free stock photo websites in one place.

Pexels

Best free photos in one place.

All The Free Stock

Free stock images, icons, and videos.

Unsplash

Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.

Splashbase

Search & discover free, hi res photos & videos.

Startup Stock Photos

Go. Make something.

Jay Mantri

Free pics. do anything (CC0). Make magic.

Moveast

This is a journey of a portuguese guy moving east.

Travel Coffee Book

Sharing beautiful travel moments.

Designers Pics

Free photographs for your personal & commercial use.

Death to the Stock Photo

Free photos sent to you every month.

Foodie’s Feed

Free food pictures in hi-res.

Mazwai

Free creative commons HD video clips & footages.

Jéshoots

New modern free photos.

Super Famous

Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.

Pixabay

Free high quality images.

Super Famous

Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.

Picography

Free hi-resolution photos.

Pixabay

Free high quality images.

Magdeleine

A free high-resolution photo every day.

Snapographic

Free stock photos for personal & commercial use.

Little Visuals

7 hi-res images in your inbox every 7 days.

Splitshire

Delicious free stock photos.

New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives.

Picjumbo

Totally free photos.

Life of Pix

Free high-resolution photos.

Gratisography

Free high-resolution photos.

FREE TYPOGRAPHY

TypeGenius

Find the perfect font combo for your next project.

Font Squirrel

100% free commercial fonts.

FontFaceNinja

Browser extension to find the web fonts a site uses.

Google Fonts

Free, open-source fonts optimized for the web.

Beautiful Web Type

Best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory.

DaFont

Archive of freely downloadable fonts.

1001 Free Fonts

A huge selection of free fonts.

FontPark

The web’s largest archive of free fonts.

Font-to-width

Fit pieces of text snugly within their containers.

Adobe Edge Fonts

The free, easy way to get started with web fonts.

Typekit

A limited collection of fonts to use on a website or in applications.

FREE ICONS

Fontello

Icon fonts generator.

Flat Icon

A search engine for 16000+ glyph vector icons

Material Design Icons

750 Free open-source glyphs by Google.

Font Awesome

The iconic font and CSS toolkit.

Glyphsearch

Search for icons from other icon databases.

MakeAppIcon

Generate App Icons of all sizes with a click.

Endless Icons

Free flat icons and creative stuff.

Ico Moon

4000+ free vector icons, icon generator.

The Noun Project

Thousands of glyph icons from different artists.

Perfect Icons

A social icon creation tool.

Icon Finder

Free icon section of the website.

FREE USEFUL STUFF

UI Names

Generate random names for use in designs and mockups.

UI Faces

Find and generate sample avatars for user interfaces.

Copy Paste Character

Click to copy.

Window Resizer

See how it looks on various screen resolutions.

Sonics

Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.

FREE DEVELOP / CODE THINGS

Hive

First free unlimited cloud service in the world.

GitHub

Build software better, together.

BitBucket

Git and Mercurial code management for teams

Chisel

Chisel offers an unlimited number of fossil repositories.

Visual Studio

Comprehensive collection of developer tools and services.

Landscape

Landscape is an early warning system for your Python codebase.

Swiftype

Add great search to any website. Free with limitations.

Keen.io

Gather all the data you want & start getting the answers you need.

Coveralls

Test coverage history and statistics.

LingoHub

Free for Small Teams, Open Source usage and Educational projects.

Codacy

Continuous Static Analysis designed to complement your unit tests.

Searchcode

Search over 20 billion lines of code.

TinyCert

Free SSL certificates for your startup.

StartSSL

Free SSL certificates.

Opbeat

The first ops platform for developers. Free for small teams.

Pingdom

Website monitoring. Free for one website.

Rollbar

Full-stack error monitoring for all apps in any language.

(Productivity)

BACKGROUND SOUND TO FOCUS

Noisli

Background noise & color generator.

Noizio

Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.

Defonic

Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.

Designers.mx

Curated playlists by designers, for designers.

Coffitivity

Stream the sounds of a coffee shop at work.

Octave

A free library of UI sounds, handmade for iOS.

Free Sound

Huge database of free audio snippets, samples, + recordings.

Sonics

Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.

Deep Focus

Spotify’s famous playlist to focus.

ORGANIZE & COLLABORATE

Trello

Keeps track of everything.

Evernote

The workspace for your life’s work.

Dropbox

Free space up to 2GB.

Yanado

Tasks management inside Gmail.

Wetransfer

Free transfer up to 2GB.

Drp.io

Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.

Pocket

View later, put it in Pocket.

Raindrop

Mac app for bookmarking and reading it later.

Flowdock

Free for teams of five and non-profits.

Typetalk

Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging.

Slack

Free for unlimited users with few limited features.

DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING

Founded X Startup Stats

Find the best country to build your startup in

Teleport

Houses around the world for nomads to live and work together.

Startup Cities

Coffee, WiFi and good vibes.

Nomad House

Simplifying your team travel management

Workfrom

The best cities to live and work remotely.

Lastroom

Helping travelers figure out WHEN to go.

Nomadlist

The best remote jobs at the best startups.

 

LEARN

    • Mixergy: Learn from proven entrepreneurs.
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    • Letterlist: The Simplest Way To Discover Amazing Newsletters.

USEFUL

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October 9, 2017

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