What are the best free resources for startups?

Products, tools, guides, etc... I'd love to hear what people consider the best free resources that they are using at their company!
Hiten ShahCrazy Egg, KISSmetrics & Quick Sprout · Asked

82 recommended

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Slack

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

Hiten Shah3Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics & Quick Sprout · Written
It helps me communicate with team members more efficiently.
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Tom KinniburghMobile Guru, Founder, Gamer · Written
de-clutter your email and streamline your productivity.
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Great tool for internal teams AND I have been using it to create private channels for client teams and it helps get our team closer to the customer.
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Vikash Rungta#Product #Marketing #Tech · Written
Great for managing any project or tasks
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Hands down, one of the best project management, collaboration tools. They have a great free tier which should be good for startups.
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George HiltonI do something somewhere · Written
The free tier is *very* feature rich, and I use it as a private version control of sorts for data science projects with stakeholders who use Jupyter Notebooks, but aren't familiar with Git commands.
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Good Email Copy

Email copy from great companies.

Nick Abouzeid 🕴6Social & Growth Intern at Product Hunt · Written
Some great email copy from companies like Slack, Trello, and Zendesk 🙌
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Hiten Shah3Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics & Quick Sprout · Written
It helps me easily schedule posts for social media to engage my audience.
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I use it. :)
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Troy ChristmasFounder @ TaskClone & RepeatPost · Written
This is my go-to tool for outbound social media because it is hands-down the easiest to use and offers great value. Doesn't yet do automated recycling of posts, but had the flexibility to build an add-on for it - http://repeatpost.com
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Google Docs & Sheets

for iOS and Android

Loïc SouetreFounder @Younity - TEDx Speaker · Written
Google Sheets is pretty convenient to build a concierge MVP when you integrate it with Squarespace forms! (that's how we did our first version)
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Omer Molad3Co-founder and CEO @ Vervoe · Written
Hard to go past one of the most frequently used free resources
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Miranda Wangkissprom.co.uk for prom dresses online · Written
There are lots of google products for free, and it is really useful to us.
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Free Stuff For Startups - By Hiten Shah

Andreas KlingerTech at Product Hunt 💃 · Written
It's an awesome list. I had to add it here :)
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Hiten Shah3Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics & Quick Sprout · Written
I keep this list updated regularly! Answers to this question will help me add to it =)
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Zack MillerHost of fintech podcast, Tearsheet.co · Written
Great way to get started with outbound messaging to customers, influencers. Mailchimp offers a free account for up to 2k subs.
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Syrup for Startups

Justin MitchellDesigning Products at Sofriendly.com · Written
Justin Mitchell made this product
Exclusive discounts and deals on top tools for startups, also it's free, so that's cool. Free site for free stuff.
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FullStory

See every click, swipe and scroll on your site.

Records everything, you can create easy user flow funnels and integrates and has awesome integrations like Slack and Intercom.
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So easy to use and understand what website visitors are doing and how they engage with your content
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Brandon LipmanPlatform & Content @RRE · Written
Every startup I talk to goes crazy when I show them this. It's incredibly addicting.
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Atlas Recall

A searchable photographic memory for your digital life

Brody ClemmerProduct Management Executive · Written
Atlas has improved my productivity day to day by a multiple of 6. The ability to search through docs, wikis, knowledge and asset managers, when and where I need them is incredible. It has increased efficiency meetings for our entire team. Highly recommended.
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George HiltonI do something somewhere · Written
Why bookmark when you can search your web personal web traffic? Using Atlas Recall is like searching your inbox instead of putting emails in folders - it just makes more sense, and saves oodles of time!
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Jay NicholsSr. Technical Account Manager, Zendrive · Written
Atlas has dramatically helped me locate ANYTHING whenever I need it! I use it both on my Mac as well as my iPhone and have to say it is by far the most productive app I have on my device. I literally interact with it 20-25 times daily! Get Atlas NOW!
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HotJar Insights

See how visitors are really using your website.

Great insights and doesn't cost a penny with low vols.
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+1 for Hotjar. Great insights, and for low volume sites, it's completely free.
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Cory BrownProduct Manager @austinmonitor · Written
Been a great help for our non-profit startup.
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Airtable

Realtime spreadsheet-database hybrid

A lot of times, you're looking for tools to manage small parts of your startup. Airtable is perfect for such use cases! You can create your own "micro-application" to manage your project, sales, blog schedule or whatever else you want. No need for full-fledged software to manage each task. It's basically a supercharged Excel with a great UI.
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Anthony Da MotaI upvote things that matters. · Written
I can't recommend Airtable enough!
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Chris BaileyLeft/Right Brain, more powerful together · Written
My favorite tool on my belt. I owe so much to this service.
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Bonsai

Free bulletproof contracts for designers & developers

Nick Abouzeid 🕴6Social & Growth Intern at Product Hunt · Written
Free contracts for designers & developers. A must!
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Michael DavidsonHandsome Hebrew, Software Dev · Written
Get money. Get paid.
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Startup Stash

A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

Bram Kanstein (@bramk)Creator of @startupstash · Written
Bram Kanstein (@bramk) made this product
Obviously ;)
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Meta, but it's the first thing that came to my mind. 🙇🏻‍♀️💯
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CloudApp Annotate

Annotate screenshots right from your Mac's menu bar!

Emilie CouturierMarketing Manager @ CloudApp · Written
Makes team collaboration way easier
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Matthew RosendinGrad student and app developer · Written
CloudApp is awesome. I use it to grab screens about every day.
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Ben AdamskiDeveloper. Storyteller. Collaborator. · Edited
Showing someone on my team something specific, or how to execute a task by annotating a screenshot with CloudApp is actually faster and easier than explaining it to them.
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Canva

Amazingly simple graphic design

Ola KingFounder, Sweeft · Written
This is probably the only tool you will need to make beautiful graphics on social media without needing to use photoshop or even have any design skills. It's stupid simple to use, and it also has an iOS app that is just as powerful. The free version is powerful enough for most use cases.
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Matthew RosendinGrad student and app developer · Written
The best graphic design solution for startups without a graphic designer.
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Sameer SontakeyCEO / Founder at Biostrap · Written
Amazing product. You can do so much with the free version, most might not even need to pay, ever.
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VentureApp

WhatsApp for your professional network

Katie SullivanDirector of Communications @ VentureApp · Written
Katie Sullivan made this product
A chat app to engage with your network on the go
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10
+400 Awesome Free Tools To Build Your Business

Alessio FancelloFreelance Community Manager · Written
Great selection of free online tools to grow your business, by Ali Mese.
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Youssif MakhzumFounder of tassleem.com · Written
This is awesome.
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Sam Altmans Startup Class

Jaakko TimonenFounder, CEO of Nonono.io · Written
Best lessions learned collection there is.
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Graham Campbell3🚀 new ventures, faster · Written
Super free resource on various tech startup lessons & best practices
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Google Sheets

Excel in the cloud

Mohammed RafyCommunity Manager at DoSelect, Inc · Written
This is the best thing if you want to collaborate with someone else to do your work.
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