Jared SilverEdTech Software Engineer & Designer

What are your favorite tools to validate, build, and launch your startup?

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  1. 10
    Good Email Copy

    Email copy from great companies.

    Nick Abouzeid36Words at Product Hunt ✌️ · Written
    For when you inevitably build up an email list, here's a great directory of email copy from companies like Slack, Pinterest, and Trello.
    Ana SantosStarting from scratch · Written
    Yes, I've recently used it and it's good.
    • Adam ChipperfieldWeb Developer

      Really helpful if you are stuck for simple email copy (like welcome emails). Some real quirky ones on there from great companies.

  2. 12
    Breezy HR - Modernize Your Hiring Process

    Trello for Recruiting. Start your free trial today

    Jessica TreemanHR, design, fashion with a dash of geek · Written
    Great products & companies are built with great teams. Breezy makes it easy to attract and hire them. What's even better? You can use it for free. Breezy is the only hiring tool available with a completely free subscription tier. #startuplife PS: If you love Trello, you're going to fall deeply in love with Breezy. https://breezy.hr/ You'll ❤️ it.
  3. 7

    All-in-one web design platform

    Sidney OtteloheUI & product design, front-end developer · Edited
    Amazing tool if you need high-fi prototypes, marketing sites, mvp's! We used Webflow to build and launch our MVP - from scratch - in just three weeks and got voted #1 on PH last month (after Elon Musk's Boring Company). If you wanna read more about it: https://medium.com/spreadshare/h...
    Sameer SontakeyCEO / Founder at Biostrap · Written
    One of my favorite site builders!
  4. 6

    Simple, responsive, one-page sites for pretty much anything.

    Hari MaheshBuilding Fashion Experiences · Written
    Quick, cheap way to create a simple landing pages for your (multiple) startups. Only $20 a year for 10 sites.
    Sameer SontakeyCEO / Founder at Biostrap · Written
    The best way to validate is building a landing page to collect emails. Maybe drive some traffic to your site and see how people convert.
    • Brendan Hershdev/designer/domainer

      Carrd is the most amazing web building platform I've seen to date- and trust me, I've tried everything. You start off with a blank page, or choose from expertly-designed templates, then you can build your own site with content LEGOs: drag text under an image, make a row of links across the top, or even add some of your own code.

      When you discover control bars that let you break your site into pages, though, it's when everything changes: Carrd goes from letting you create business-card like pages to making full-blown websites for anything- home base for your app with dedicated support and contact pages, a sign-up form for an event that plugs names and comments into a Google sheet, ANYTHING (how do I make extra bold?)

      Carrd is now my go-to tool for anything web-building related. I made a website for a friend and even made a few bucks off it. I'm also teaching an HTML class for my homeschool support group and there will be a whole lesson on Carrd!

      I just want to say thanks to @ajlkn for my favorite website for websites, ever.

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    • David BerkowitzPrincipal, Serial Marketer

      Very intuitive. I created the site serialmarketers.net in a few minutes, customizing the fonts pretty easily. My site looks great, and even better on mobile. The $20 custom domain upgrade is a pretty good deal.

  5. It´s a great tool to prototype an validate your products
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  6. 2

    A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

    Beth Hudson3Social Media Marketer, Recruitee · Written
    Beth Hudson made this product
    Startups are all about building a great team of people. Sure, you can have an innovative product, but do you have the right people to get it going? Recruitee is an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) that is affordable and allows for collaborative hiring. This way, you can find the minds that mesh best with your startup's ultimate goals and values.
  7. Lindsay WindhamDesigner | Co-Founder, Distil Union · Written
    @jaredsilver if your startup is bringing a new hardgood to the market, Kickstarter is a great way to test market demand (validate) and *hopefully* launch. The whole exercise makes you finely tune your messaging, and your numbers.
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  8. 1
    Brick By Brick

    A free guide to building awesome communities

    Nick Abouzeid36Words at Product Hunt ✌️ · Written
    Once you have some emails, Brick By Brick offers some great ways to build a community of active, loyal users for your product (and inevitable Product Hunt launch!).
  9. 1
    Medium 2.0

    A new look, app, and features to move thinking forward

    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    It isn't a startup without​ a Medium article! All kidding aside, Medium let's your biggest fans get the inside scoop and a better understanding of what you're trying to do with your startup. I highly recommend having a presence there, if not starting a publication to curate all the articles related to your company.
    • Nathan BrownWeb & Mobile Growth Consultant

      I've loved Medium for a long time - in fact I still hear from people (other authors wanting to link/interview me, prospective clients, etc.) every singe month directly from my very first Medium post.

      Medium on mobile is...so-so. Much better than the original app, but the nature of a content network means there's a ton to fit on a small screen's UX.

      My only real issue with the app is the writing interface (which should be Medium's strongest point if the website is any indication). It's reminiscent of the beloved Medium writing interface, but some of the features

    • Larisa DeacUX/UI Designer

      I've used many blog editors out there, and none has proven to be as easy and user friendly as Medium.

  10. 2
    Startup Stash

    A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

    Arshad ZaidiUSA Vape products Wholesale · Written
    A curated directory of resources & tools to help you build your Startup
  11. 1
    Business Model Generation

    Design and visualise your business model

    Jim SemickFounder, ProductPlan · Written
    I've used the business model canvas (and canvases like it) for years as part of validating new products and businesses, including my current business. It's a great way to work through the high risk portions of a business model. It's easy to use (I like to print it out in large format and then use sticky notes for discussion).
  12. 1

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    Keeps you organized with all your startup tasks.
    • Pedro ParedesFullstack developer

      Usually my thoght process goes from general idea to multiple sub-ideas until I get to doable tasks. No other app that I've tried allows you to do this the way Workflowy does. They all let you group by tag, or notebooks or whatever but they are usually one level grups.

    • Artem UshanovPM at Adeptik

      Best outline and note-taking app for me.

      Using WF for:

      - projects list

      - clients list

      - "inbox", "tasks" and "later" lists in kinda GTDish style

      - quick note taking during meetings and

      Using WF everyday for two years, happy with it's simple efficiency. No automation at all, but you can invent any kind of workflow using tags and search. Lately company significantly improved their Android app, but it still need more.

  13. 1
    Hotjar v1

    See how your visitors are really using your site – for free

    Ana SantosStarting from scratch · Written
    It allows you to record a fair amount of interactions with your site for free. Super important to see where visitors are looking at, how do they navigate and click from page to page.
    • Matt Pliszkadiscovering SaaS apps at picksaas.com

      Great and simple tool for analytics of your website / online app, love that it's for free :)

    • VictorEntrepreneur, Coder, Consultant

      I used it for about a year on several apps we produced to monitor user actions. It's definitely a great tool !

  14. John MoodyCEO, LinkSense · Written
    If your startup involves mobile apps, LinkSense provides great tools to make it simple to direct customers to download your app from the Apple App Store and Google Play.