Bassam Osman
Bassam OsmanMedical Student

What are your favorite bootstrap tools?

I am working on a project, no capital yet, what are top free/low price tools to get me started on design, finances, management etc...
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23 recommended
  1. 13

    Organize anything, together

    Ayrton De Craene
    Ayrton De Craene18Code @ Product Hunt Β· Written
    As soon as you've launched a product several bugs will start popping up (hopefully not too many πŸ˜„), I use Trello to keep track of these and prioritise what to work on first.
    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app Β· Written
    I think it's perfect for 1-10 person teams.
    • Lindsey Winsemius
      Lindsey WinsemiusMarketing, Author, Supermom

      I just started using this with my marketing team at work, and so far it seems to be an efficient way to coordinate on projects. Now if I can just remember to log in and actually use the boards...

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    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

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  2. 7

    Vector only UI design

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Everything designing - Sketch (Mac). It's paid but absolutely worth it for all that we can do with it.
  3. 7

    Cloud application platform

    Mike Coutermarsh
    Mike Coutermarsh74Code @ GitHub Β· Written
    Easiest way to deploy your project. No need to waste development time on ops/details of deployment.
  4. 5

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

    Ayrton De Craene
    Ayrton De Craene18Code @ Product Hunt Β· Written
    When doing a collaborative side-project one of the first things I usually set up is a slack group. There's in my opinion no better tool for async communication.
    • JoΓ£o Oliveira SimΓ΅es
      JoΓ£o Oliveira SimΓ΅esDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

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    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

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  5. 6
    GitHub Projects

    GitHub takes on Trello with new project management tools

    Ayrton De Craene
    Ayrton De Craene18Code @ Product Hunt Β· Written
    There's just no other platform that's better for hosting and collaborating on code.
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  6. 4
    Bootstrap Tools

    Resources for the Bootstrapping Founder

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    And - a list of bootstrap tools. Design, analytics, project management, email, fonts, etc.
  7. Youssif Mak
    Youssif MakFiguring out product market fit πŸ€” Β· Written
    Best reporting tool.
  8. Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app Β· Written
    While not as hip as GitHub, BitBucket offers free private repositories for teams up to 5. At GitHub you will pay at least $25 for a team plan and more if your organization is larger than 5 persons.
  9. Arjun Rao
    Arjun Β· Written
    If it's an app you are building but don't have an hosting provider yet, ngrok will help you let you test your app among your friends/beta users while running it out of your local box! The ability to track requests and the incredible simplicity of ngrok is enough of a reason to give it a try.
  10. 3

    Amazingly simple graphic design

    Ricardo Polo
    Ricardo PoloCo-founder of Tulpep Β· Written
    For your startup desgins
    • Overall this tool is amazing for people who want to make quick nice content.

      Their templates are cool for inspiration and makes the whole progress easier.

      I cannot do everything but that's the beauty of it.

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    • Kristina Zagorulko
      Kristina ZagorulkoPR at StopAd, app explorer

      I am totally in love with Canva! For me it's the best graphic app I ever work with!

      Simple enough to quickly create pics for Facebook, twitter posts, featured images for my blog and emails. The powerful and full of tools enough to create even an infographic! Guys, you're so awesome, you help me to level up my skills as a content, SMM and PR manager. I don't need to wait for designer. I can create an illustration in 5 min! I work with Canva like 1 year or even more. With free version, but I want to try paid too. Thank you, guys!

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  11. 3

    Connect and automate 500+ web apps

    Louis de Vaumas
    Louis de Vaumas3Toolbox Freelance Β· Written
    I'm not a developer and was able to launch a product in 1 month by automating everything through Zapier. A must have!
    • Matt Lovato
      Matt LovatoMarketing team leader

      Their design is excellent. Behind the scenes its very technical, but the user experience is smooth and easy on the eyes. It does such a great job of taking actions and information in one app and bringing it to your app of choice.

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    • Yuxuan Chen
      Yuxuan ChenCustomer Success Manager @Qminder

      For extensive users, pricing model is not so friendly. But other than that, it's very user friendly. You don't need any programming background to create Zaps Zapier also has great amount of support document to help you get going and be creative. Great product.

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  12. 3

    Real-time team messenger tool

    Great collaboration tool, super slick interface for your team to get started quickly, offers unlimited integrations and users, inbuilt task tracking features. Flock is a free app and available across devices.
    For starters, Flock is absolutely free to use. It's a great tool for managing communication, projects, tasks and a lot more. Next off, there's video conferencing, screen sharing, code-snippets, file sharing, To-dos, Polls, and a few more that come pre-integrated on the platform. You can also integrate external apps with the platform. Best part, unlimited integrations allowed on the free plan too! So all the tools that you're using or about to use can be integrated within Flock for free. :) Btw, it's a cross-platform product. Works on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chrome.
    • RJ Lewis Digital
      RJ Lewis DigitalRJ Lewis, Digital Consultant

      I love that flock is stable, easy to use and has a good base of application integrations. I typically miss flowdock, but the overall collaborative experience is better than slack. Been using a little over 6 mos.- couldn't pick that though

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  13. 2

    Get started with project management, for free

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Freedcamp for project/task management. Entirely free, unlimited projects for an unlimited time. Categorisation is super useful and the dashboard home gives you an important overview of each subproject within the main project plus the people working on a particular project. Every subproject can have a task list, milestones, discussions, timesheets, files, calendar, etc.
  14. 2

    free email marketing solution for entrepreneurs

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app Β· Written
    I have researched a dozen of email marketing services and SendinBlue has the best free tier (9k monthly emails) and a very affordable basic paid tier – 40k monthly emails for less than $8/m!
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    • Drey Suvorov
      Drey SuvorovFront-End

      After implementing it on the website, it worked well for a time, but unfortunately, with SendInBlue, you cannot be sure that it will work constantly as you tested it.

      SendInBlue, uses some kind Ajax, which sends a request with customer's email, and to check and show the message, it takes sometimes over a minute.

      Second thing, that it can work today, but tomorrow CDN is offline or the weather is bad, and it stops to work. Customer Service can say that it is working perfectly, however, with several tests, cache, and cookies cleaning, changing devices, the proves are there.

      Bad form designing tool. There is a possibility to change the code, however, if you change it, there are 0 chances that you will get the form you just paste to your code :) There is no "no styles" form as in MailChimp, so you have to change codes inside of <style> tag and the worst create your style="" into tags.

      And Yes SendInBlue, offers you better prices, good service, and quite good design features, however, the cons are telling me to run away from SendInBlue.

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  15. Jorge Zamora
    Jorge ZamoraFounder of Β· Edited
    If you're working with a team you'll need to have team links that speed up productivity. They're used all over the valley at big companies *Disclaimer* I'm the founder of the product so there is some bias but anyone who has ever used go/ links at any company knows how much they increase productivity and are hard to live without. Really helps with communication among teams bootstrapping their way in the startup world.
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  16. 2

    Open source alternative to GitHub

    Lori Karikari
    Lori KarikariBootstrapping holiyay! Β· Written
    Free unlimited private repos and integrated CI.
    • My favoutite Git version control.

      If I need to track time, spent on the particular issues in GItLab, I use Gitlab integration with TMetric to get all the neccessary information.

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  17. Bhavya
    BhavyaCo-founder zipboard Β· Written
    Can't do without them. Sharing documents, blog posts, lists, ideas.
  18. 1
    Dropbox Paper

    Collaboration tool built for teams

    Fire Up Your Shop πŸ”₯
    Fire Up Your Shop πŸ”₯Helping people sell on Shopify Β· Written
    Since starting using it, I've been a lot more productive than by using Basecamp or local todos / notes apps. It's the feeling / UX, I guess. Love the fact you can easily link documents together, start a new linked document by writing +something. And, sharing and collaboration is built-in.
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    • Instant Expert
      Instant ExpertInstant Experto, Vlogger

      Its a great tool for starters, For teams I do not recommend. there are lots of apps that do the same, even google docs is more intelligible when collaborating and working with. But we already have OneNote, Evernote, Word Online, with lots of features way ahead Paper.

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    • zedgoat
      zedgoatChemist, Developer, Stoic.

      Use Paper to manage technical stuff and my team, and love it. Just the right number of features, document crosslinking and image embedding fits my needs exactly, and works for quick notes or longer documents.

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  19. 1 2.0

    Ultra fast, scalable and fully collaborative prototyping

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp Β· Written
    The latest version of Atomic now comes with a free version. It is one of the more versatile prototyping tools and really helps you build quick prototypes to test your designs.
    • Kunal Bhatia
      Kunal BhatiaCo-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp

      Atomic is my go-to solution for ideating, creating something to test with customers, and communicating with developers. You can get an idea of how I use prototyping tools in general here. It includes an overview of many tools in this space.

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  20. 1

    Beautiful documents on any device.

    Ricardo Polo
    Ricardo PoloCo-founder of Tulpep Β· Written
    For your documents, spreadsheets, chats. Everything to organize your team.