Hiten Shah
Hiten ShahCo-Founder and CEO of Nira

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!
132 recommended
  1. 216
    Taskade 3.0

    All-in-one collaboration. Chat, organize, get things done!

    Extremely simple to start a list and collaborate with your team on tasks. Very pretty too.
    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Taskade is a must-have tool for all startups. It makes task management easier and efficient.
  2. 171
    Slack App Directory

    Your go-to for finding apps that work with Slack

    Hiten Shah
    Hiten ShahCo-Founder and CEO of Nira · Written
    It helps me communicate with team members more efficiently.
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    Tom Kinniburgh
    Tom KinniburghMobile Guru, Founder, Gamer · Written
    de-clutter your email and streamline your productivity.
    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.
  3. 120

    Powering millions of teams to work smarter, together.

    Vikash Rungta
    Vikash Rungta#Product #Marketing #Tech #AI · Written
    Great for managing any project or tasks
    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 Hilton
    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.
  4. 92
    Good Email Copy

    Email copy from great companies.

    Some great email copy from companies like Slack, Trello, and Zendesk 🙌
  5. 137

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Patrick Schüller
    Patrick SchüllerMarketing/SEO @Zenkit · Written
    Great solution for teamwork in all phases of the project management journey. Whether you are conceptualizing (Mind-Map), actively working with a team (Kanban Board) or working with Deadlines (Calendar View), Zenkit is the go-to solution. Say goodbye to switching costs and training your new team members for many different tools. Start-ups tend to grow at a quick pace, especially in the beginning. Zenkit grows with you and your responsibilities and lets you scale your business efficiently.
    Siobhan O'Rorke made this product
    It's kind of like if Trello, Wunderlist, and a super powerful relational database had a baby. Great for project management and team collaboration. And it's free for individuals and small teams up to 5.
    Peter Oehler made this product
    Thanks for getting listed here! Yes, no matter which stage your startup is at, Zenkit offers the most important tools you need to run your business smoothly.
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    Digg Digg

    The floating share bar by Buffer

    Hiten Shah
    Hiten ShahCo-Founder and CEO of Nira · Written
    It helps me easily schedule posts for social media to engage my audience.
    Oomo 3D 5.1 Surround Sound Earphones
    Oomo 3D 5.1 Surround Sound EarphonesLoved By Audio Team At Universal Studios · Written
    I use it. :)
    Troy Christmas
    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
  7. 68
    Destinations on Google

    Explore cities and book flights with Google

    Loïc Souetre
    Loïc SouetreVC @ Panache Ventures · 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)
    Omer Molad
    Omer MoladCo-founder and CEO @ Vervoe · Written
    Hard to go past one of the most frequently used free resources
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    Miranda  Wang
    Miranda Wangkissprom.co.uk for prom dresses online · Written
    There are lots of google products for free, and it is really useful to us.
  8. 55
    MailChimp Snap

    Send simple, photo-based email campaigns from your phone.

    Zack Miller
    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.
    Rafaella Theocharous
    Rafaella TheocharousGreat products sell themselves · Written
    Email marketing tool that you can connect your store, you can create targeted and ad campaigns. Also has easy drag and drop design and many email templates! Thumbs up!
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    Airtable Interface Designer

    Create custom interfaces to fit your team's specific needs

    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.
    Anthony Da Mota
    Anthony Da MotaI upvote things that matter. · Written
    I can't recommend Airtable enough!
    Chris Bailey
    Chris BaileyLeft/Right Brain, more powerful together · Written
    My favorite tool on my belt. I owe so much to this service.
  10. 38

    See every click, swipe and scroll on your site.

    Marc Howard
    Marc HowardBuilding a smarter payments platform · Written
    Records everything, you can create easy user flow funnels and integrates and has awesome integrations like Slack and Intercom.
    So easy to use and understand what website visitors are doing and how they engage with your content
    Brandon Lipman
    Brandon LipmanFounder & Growth Marketer Redwhale · Written
    Every startup I talk to goes crazy when I show them this. It's incredibly addicting.
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    See how visitors are using your site and get visual feedback

    Great insights and doesn't cost a penny with low vols.
    +1 for Hotjar. Great insights, and for low volume sites, it's completely free.
    Been a great help for our non-profit startup.
  12. 32

    Amazingly simple graphic design

    Ola King
    Ola KingPeople-centric innovator building at Moz · 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.
    Matthew Rosendin
    Matthew RosendinBuilding the Internet of Value · Written
    The best graphic design solution for startups without a graphic designer.
    Rafaella Theocharous
    Rafaella TheocharousGreat products sell themselves · Written
    My best friend! fast and easy for using! You don't need to have any specific knowledge! Many free options with templates, icons etc. Thumbs up
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    Sweet Deals for Startups & Entrepreneurs

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin MitchellBuilding products @SoFriendly · 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.
  14. 26
    Startup Stash

    A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

    Helen Larsen
    Helen LarsenStart up geek, investor, money addicted. · Written
    Their app will help you to cover many pertinent areas that every startupper have to grapple with. It has some categories and it has 10 recommended resources that can help with the startup’s growing pains.
    Liza Dixon
    Liza DixonUsability Engineer❤️Autonomous Mobility · Written
    Meta, but it's the first thing that came to my mind. 🙇🏻‍♀️💯
  15. 23

    Contracts, invoices, and expenses for digital freelancers

    Free contracts for designers & developers. A must!
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    Michael Davidson
    Michael DavidsonHandsome Hebrew, Software Dev · Written
    Get money. Get paid.
  16. 25
    Atlas Recall

    A searchable photographic memory for your digital life

    Brody Clemmer
    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.
    George Hilton
    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!
    Jay Nichols
    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!
  17. Mohammed Rafy
    Mohammed RafyAll things Community · Written
    This is the best thing if you want to collaborate with someone else to do your work.
    Ender Bonnet
    Ender BonnetDeveloper, TiD · Written
    Todas las utilidades de la herramienta de escritorio pero en la web y con un sistema de colaboración en tiempo real muy pulido.
  18. 22

    Great screenshot sharing tool

    Emilie Couturier
    Emilie CouturierMarketing Manager @ CloudApp · Written
    Makes team collaboration way easier
    Matthew Rosendin
    Matthew RosendinBuilding the Internet of Value · Written
    CloudApp is awesome. I use it to grab screens about every day.
    Ben Adamski
    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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    Startup Playbook

    Written by Sam Altman & Illustrated by Gregory Koberger

    Jaakko Timonen
    Jaakko TimonenFounder, CEO of Nonono.io · Written
    Best lessions learned collection there is.
    Graham Campbell
    Graham Campbell🚀 new ventures, faster · Written
    Super free resource on various tech startup lessons & best practices
  20. 17
    Product Hunt

    Discover and geek out about cool new products

    Siddharth Jaiswal
    Siddharth JaiswalLaunch and Growth Marketing for Startups · Written
    Discover competition, learn about cool new features and what the latest and hottest products look like.