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  1. 77
    Taskade 1.0

    Simple & sharable task list, notes, todo app for busy teams.

    John Xie
    John XieSimplicity is the key to brilliance. · Written
    John Xie made this product
    Taskade is 100% free to use forever with unlimited collaboration and team workspaces. We also offer significant discounts for product hunt startups wishing to upgrade to PRO.
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    Carrrot (now Dashly.io)

    Turn visitors into customers with data driven conversation

    Roman Eaton
    Roman Eaton3🔥Make your customer journey better with · Written
    Roman Eaton made this product
    As a startup you need to have a tight interaction between your team and the customers. Carrrot helped us to keep an eye on our customers, support them in time and automate some messages to push forward visitors to sign up form.
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    Nuclino

    Part knowledge base, part collaboration space 🧠

    Nuclino is a team collaboration and knowledge sharing tool. It's like a network of interconnected Google Docs that can be edited in real time and organized in a kanban board, mind map, etc. We have recently upgraded to a premium plan, but the free plan is pretty generous too.
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  4. 53
    Stripo.email

    Free email template builder for designers and developers

    Yuriy
    Yuriy36Marketing Manager @ Ardas · Written
    Great email building tool with FREE subscription and great set of pre-designed email templates.
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    Ivan Burban
    Ivan Burban10CMO at Stripo · Written
    Ivan Burban made this product
    forever free plan it's great
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  5. 47
    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    A must-have tool for every startup. Interface is very easy to get used too, especially if you switch from other well-known tools.
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    You should try out Zenkit! It is a flexible project management tool that enables your start-up teams to organize projects, assign tasks, share files and discuss with real time updates! With a click, everyone can change their view from Kanban, table, list, mind map or calendar anytime. You can use it via web, mobile or desktop apps.
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    An intuitive interface that requires very little training – my developers were up and running within minutes!
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  6. Scott Spencer
    Scott SpencerDirector of Engineering, SoapBox · Written
    Must-have for any startup that does meetings (so, all of them?). This app makes it super easy to keep one-on-ones and team meetings organized and on track from start to finish.
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  7. Pranavi Talla
    Pranavi Talla5Business analyst · Written
    Troop messenger is the best app for business to manage the group of people with a group chat, audio calls and many more with one on one screen and it is a user-friendly application, with an affordable price.
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    Team messaging application is simple and totally affordable first choice to pick for any kind of Startup business for attending their work routines.You can start using the Troop Messenger in your Windows, Mac OS, Linux operating systems and as well as in your Android and iOS mobile Phones.
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    Tripathi Nair
    Tripathi NairDocumenting Tech Influence on People · Written
    There are a lot of things I like about Troop Messenger. It is a single app that everybody can use. It is easy to create a group. You can use the search function to find old conversations. Troop Messenger is here to help you improve the collaboration in your organization.
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  8. 10
    Hygger

    The All-in-one Product Management Platform

    If it refers to the necessity to find a really suitable tool for task management and project development, it is definitely worth to pay attention to Hygger. It is a true helper for your work and for the improvement of your startup project: there you can find many useful functions: dashboard, checklists, tasks prioritization system, integration with Scrum and Kanban methodologies and others. Try it yourself!
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  9. 10
    Lito

    A virtual office for connecting with your remote co-workers

    Sammy Schuckert
    Sammy Schuckert5Co-Founder & CEO @ thangs · Written
    Sammy Schuckert made this product
    Remote work is tough, we all know that. Lito helps my team to bring back these water cooler conversation, overcome loneliness, and inefficient communication as a remote team. It's free for up to 3 users.
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  10. 8
    Slite

    One combined workspace. All of your team documentation.

    It's a great note app for team to build knowledge and collaborate on documents. It works for meeting notes, wikis, projects docs etc. Its simple editor keeps your written knowledge consistently beautiful and coherent (no thousands of different formatting across your team) + everyone can easily discover the knowledge as it is being build by your team. Hence it is very powerful too for employee onboarding.
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  11. 8
    SoapBox

    An app to make your 1:1 and Team Meetings more productive

    Paige Magarrey
    Paige MagarreyContent marketer · Written
    SoapBox is a free meeting agenda tool that is indispensable for startups looking to communicate more effectively with their teams, boost productivity and stay organized. Here's what startups can do with SoapBox👇 📝 Create shared online meeting agendas ❓Access recommended agenda items and questions 📃 Take notes and add follow-up items, right in the agenda 📩 Automatically email meeting minutes to all participants 📚 Review past meeting agendas and notes 📆 Sync meetings with your calendar 🤖 Integrate with Slack, Microsoft Teams and Google – plus our iOS and Android apps! All the above features are FREE through SoapBox. To learn more (and give it a try!), check it out here: https://soapboxhq.com/features
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  12. 7
    Slack

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    The free version is the bare necessity for a startup. Even their free version is better than most communication tools.
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  13. 7
    RealtimeBoard 3.0

    Enhanced whiteboard. Your guide to the future of teamwork

    With Realtime Sharing, it has lots of templates including Business Model Canvas, Project planning etc
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  14. 7
    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    He is a project manager, virtual boards as a kind of 'post-its'. It is also oriented to work in groups.
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  15. Has everything you need for collaborating with your team.
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    Steve Corya
    Steve CoryaComputer Guru and Marketing Geek · Written
    I love Notion. It allows me and my team to create, organize and visualize all of our content, internal notes, and basically everything we ever need to view all in one place.
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    Brewtime

    Coffee timer w/ step by step guide for all brewing methods

    Marek Kriz
    Marek KrizFounder at Point FM · Written
    Marek Kriz made this product
    In every startup, you find a few coffee geeks. So this is for them but also for their colleagues to prepare a top-notch coffee for their geeky friends.
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  17. Saketh Rasakatla
    Saketh Rasakatla18Sr. Digital Marketer · Written
    Hi Ben, Agile CRM (https://www.agilecrm.com/free-crm) is the only free, comprehensive, end-to-end CRM that delivers sales, marketing and support automation to help small and medium businesses manage all parts of the customer journey, from a single platform, in order to drive sustainable, scalable growth. Here is why - * It offers a free plan for life. Also, it is the most inexpensive CRM. Its pricing plan (https://www.agilecrm.com/pricing) has been designed for SMBs. As many startups have budget constraints, these plans would be a perfect fit. * Being the best at something is subjective. But some great indicators would be online reviews from authentic and most popular business-review sites like G2Crowd, Capterra, Trustradius. They have rated Agile CRM as the best CRM for SMBs. * This tool provides sales, marketing and service automation features on a single platform. Hence, is known as an all-in-one CRM. This is quite advantageous for startups as buying individual (sales/marketing/service automation tool) or domain-specific tools would be tough on their pocket as well as to manage multiple teams and hire specific teams/employees to handle these tools specifically. So, if you have this all-in-one CRM, all your teams can collaborate seamlessly and there won’t be any data leaks as everything is available on a single platform. Hope I helped! :)
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  18. Great alternative to Trello. Easy to Use Easy to Customize using Custom Templates Calendar Board FREE
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    Wave

    Free financial software for your small business

    Easy Accounting tasks - Invoice Generation, Pre-built Reporting, Banks Integration
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  20. For the design illiterate founder like myself - this is gold.
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