David Spinks
David SpinksCEO, CMX Media

What's one app you use a lot, that most people don't know about?

Could be a new product, or one that's been around for a while, but has flown under the radar.
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  1. 831
    f.lux

    Adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover82Founder, Product Hunt ยท Written
    Not sure how well-known f.lux is but it's a must-download for any Mac or Windows user. It automatically dims your computer screen in the evening to avoid eye strain. Try it for a week and you'll wonder how you lived without it. ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒž
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    Syed Irfaq R. โšก๏ธ
    Syed Irfaq R. โšก๏ธ3Founder & CEO, Lukonet ยท Written
    I've been using f.lux for years and have it installed on all my computers/laptops and always recommend it to people. When macOS 10.12.4 released with Night Shift, I tried for a day or two. But wasn't satisfied with it as it wouldn't make the screen warmer like f.lux does and doesn't have App level settings (You can make f.lux automatically disable when you open a particular app) and other excellent features like taskbar icon to disable on-demand / movie mode and stuff. So yeah, f.lux has and will continue to be my fav. Also, there's an excellent write-up about f.lux VS Night Shift. Do read this here: https://forum.justgetflux.com/to...
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    James Welch
    James Welch5CEO @ innovationcompany.co.uk ยท Written
    I love when it's flux time and my screens go that beautiful golden color!
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    • Pav Sidhu
      Pav SidhuDeveloper at Revisify

      Honestly, if I was to buy a new computer, this is the first thing I would download.

      Although Apple and Google have integrated blue light filters into their operating systems, they still haven't matched the capabilities that f.lux offers. f.lux gives you more control over the filter strength and once setup, you don't need to touch.

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    • asif i
      asif iIT Engineer

      I have been using this since it first showed up on Product Hunt. It's probably my most used 'app' even though I barely ever interact with it. Once I found my optimal settings, I don't think I've opened the app itself more than a handful of times. It works as advertised most of the time. The only time I've had issues is when using it on external displays with Linux. Since it's my secondary device, it's not been much of a problem though.

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  2. 590
    Grammarly

    Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.

    ะžleksandra
    ะžleksandraCEO at INKHUNTER ยท Written
    The application fixes the most common mistakes in a very convenient way and shows statistics based on your emails.
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    ronsheridan
    ronsheridan5Startup Wannabe ยท Written
    I get more use out of this than I do most any other tool/app. I feel like everyday is a learning experience with Gramercy. My writing has improved and I am paying closer attention to what I write and how. I am still using the free version but I plan to upgrade. OH and the progress reports it sends each week are smart.
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    Sunil Neurgaonkar
    Sunil Neurgaonkar10Genius-Nerd-Entrepreneur-Philanthropist ยท Written
    This is also the app which I would pay for without any regrets.
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    • Robert Melkonyan
      Robert MelkonyanCo Founder - Profunders Club

      When you use grammarly, they put some kind of advert for youtube, so when you watch youtube videos, it will stop and their advert will start. Note, this is not a youtube ad, this is an ad directly from them.

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    • Philip V. Ariel
      Philip V. ArielFounder and Owner, Philipscom

      No doubt this is a wonderful and useful tool to the online writers and bloggers.

      I appreciate the team for making this possible for millions of users around the world.

      Thanks

      Philip

      #pvariel

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  3. 369
    Alfred Remote

    Supercharged remote control for your Mac (iOS)

    Yann
    Yann3Product Enthusiast ยท Written
    You never see Alfred but he's always there for you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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    David Baruchel
    David BaruchelFounder, CaptainParrot & Start The F* Up ยท Edited
    Probably the app I use the most without ever noticing. I recently changed computer and the 10 minutes I spent before installing it again seemed slow and tedious. You quickly get accustomed to using it to search anything on your computer, whether it's launching an app (already open or not), accessing a file, searching on Maps or Google from anywhere. The beauty is it that just typing in the first 2-3 letters, it always shows me what I want. Simply put: Alfred is to Spotlight what Google is to Bing.
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    Margot Mazur
    Margot MazurPartnership Co-ordinator, Wistia ยท Written
    So easy, I use it many times a day for everything from a quick calculation to a search (web or computer) to a definition of a word.
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  4. 250
    Bartender

    Organize and hide menu bar items on your Mac

    Andreas Klinger
    Andreas Klinger3Tech at Product Hunt ๐Ÿ’ƒ ยท Written
    Must have app if you like your whole screen as clean as possible
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    Without this, my menu bar would be just a big, big mess. Can't imagine my life without it now.
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    Nicole Hennig
    Nicole HennigIndependent UX educator, digital nomad ยท Written
    I love this app... there were so many little icons in my top bar -- now just the ones I use frequently are showing, with the rest tucked away for easy access.
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  5. 220
    Magnet for Mac

    Keep your workspace organized

    I used to use Spectacle (also good/free) but opted for Magnet (great/not free) because of the multitude of sizing options.
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    Kevin Ferret
    Kevin FerretProduct Manager, AgilOne ยท Written
    I figured Magnet would just be a gadget app that I would never end up using... yet, before I knew it, I couldn't work without it anymore. Every time I use it, people go like "woah, how do you do that ? I need this so bad". It's a super simple tool to organize/split your screen between open windows by dragging windows to a side/corner of the screen. It automatically resizes the windows to fill only a certain portion of the screen (like what Windows 7 had) so you can see multiple windows at once. Incredibly helpful, and I cannot work anymore without either this or a 2nd screen ! Note : it seems similar to -but simpler than- Divvy that has been recommended as well. It's also waaaay cheaper (currently $0.99 on the app store, and normally around $4 if I remember correctly).
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    Oras Al-Kubaisi
    Oras Al-KubaisiSoftware engineer, Startups passionate ยท Written
    it makes working with multiple windows much easier and faster
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    • Peter Mahoney
      Peter MahoneyFounder and CEO of Plannuh

      I love this product - the *only* thing I liked about Windows was the ability to snap my windows in to place on my desktop. Magnet adds the one feature I wanted for my Mac from Windows and super-sizes it - especially with multiple monitor support.

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  6. 191
    Caffeine

    Keep your Mac from going to sleep

    Andrew Dominic Cirincione
    Andrew Dominic CirincioneUX Designer / Digital Strategist @ WMG ยท Written
    Great for presentations!
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    Harpal Singh
    Harpal SinghUX Director, intu ยท Written
    I've seen countless times when people are presenting at desk or to a room full of people or when thinking with their hands-off computer, and then suddenly rushing to move the mouse to avoid monitor going to sleep. This is the smallest secret weapon to avoid many such embarrassing moments. Recommended this to so many colleagues and friends over years. It's amazing utility.
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    Syed Irfaq R. โšก๏ธ
    Syed Irfaq R. โšก๏ธ3Founder & CEO, Lukonet ยท Written
    This app is tiny but very very helpful when you're working, or you want to keep some task running! It keeps your Mac from going to sleep. Doesn't take much space and it's a small cup sitting on your taskbar. You just click on the cup icon, and it turns from empty to full cup โ˜•๏ธ which means, it's pumping caffeine to your Mac :D
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  7. 171
    RescueTime

    Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

    Edward Woodcock
    Edward WoodcockTech Co-Founder @ GetDinghy ยท Written
    I use this implicitly a lot. It's usefulness has multiplied since it became an integration for Gyroscope (which is another recommendation in this list).
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    I use this every single day. I love seeing the reports of what sites I've been browsing and my productivity score. I like using after 9-5 workday as well just to see what I do with my free time.
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    Nathan Mueller
    Nathan Muellerstudent, memes, coder, reader ยท Written
    honestly i love this. I tend to mostly just use the built in version of a lot of utilities but this is like a must have. It's the easiest way to track how you spend your time on the computer and the fact that it integrates with gyroscope is also amazing BIG PLUS ONE
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    • Michael Bennett
      Michael BennettMarketing, sales, operations.

      I love Rescuetime and have used it for more than a year. Affordable and a great way to manage how you are spending your time. It's not yet a full solution, and will need to expand to iOS mobile and also provide a more robust solution for offline tracking.

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    • Alexander Romanov
      Alexander RomanovChief Financial Officer

      Extremely helpful tool if one struggles to improve his/her daily productivity.

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  8. 155
    Bear

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    Elegant and focused interface, markdown support, available on macOS and iOS, decent pricing and sustainable business model -> the best note taking app!
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    Zaheer Merali
    Zaheer MeraliEntrepreneur, advisor, startup COO ยท Written
    Simple, elegant, well-designed. Exactly the right set of features - markdown, formatting, sync with mobile apps - at a great price. Best note taking app I've ever used - and I've used a lot of them!
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    Great app for storing notes, managing tasks. And with a little of work it can be Wiki like.
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    • Justin Deardorff
      Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas

      I searched high and low for a replacement to the Mac OS default Notes app, which is incredibly limited in functionality and insufficient for my needs. I had one twist - I needed to find a note taking app for Mac that did not sync or store notes in the cloud. Bear does just that and it happens to be great. I really enjoy the hashtag categorization system and ability to have multiple tags on a note. It's a twist on Evernote style tags, but with a lighter-weight style of notebook organization and management.

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    • Scot Krueger
      Scot KruegerFounder of Krutech.com

      Overall I love Bear. It is beautifully designed. I love the simple interface and the ability to tag notes is amazing. It makes searching for old notes so much easier. This is better than Apple Notes and I love it so much more than Evernote.

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  9. 120
    Gyroscope

    A new OS for the human body

    Jack Dweck
    Jack Dweck20Product Manager at Unroll.Me ยท Written
    A beautiful little app that tracks your health and let's you compete with friends
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    Vincent Ghyssens
    Vincent GhyssensGrowth @ Proxyclick ยท Written
    Definitely loved Gyroscope ever since it was launched. The Pro version adds a few nice features (custom goals is my favorite) and they're launching new ones all the time. It also helps me be more mindful of my time and occupations. All in all, really great stuff!
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    Mark
    MarkFrontend Developer ยท Written
    Knowing all the intricate details of my days has helped me make adjustments for the better. Definitely recommend going all in with Gyroscope and tracking everything for yourself.
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    • James Hicks
      James HicksFounder, HicksNewMedia

      Great team working on a great platform.

      UI and relevance of data is front of mind with the team - which is a good thing.

      I've been a pro user since day 1 and truly recommend the platform

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    • Jonathan Knegtel
      Jonathan KnegtelBuilding blockdata.tech

      It is nice app to see simple overviews of how much time you have spent Online, movement and places but you need to use those apps.

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  10. 112
    Spectacle

    Move and resize windows with ease on Mac.

    Never drag a window again to keep your workspace organized! Spectacle enables you to move windows around the screen and across screens right from the keyboard, and it's free!
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    Marc
    MarcSoftware Developer & Product Enthusiast ยท Written
    +1 , and also bc it's free!
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    Jason
    JasonUX Designer at foundrymakes.com ยท Written
    Free and essential keyboard shortcut-based window manager.
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    • I like this tool. It's simple, free and doesn't get in your way. You just set the hotkeys you want to use and manage your windows with comfort. It's also open source: https://github.com/eczarny/spectacle

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    • James Holcomb
      James HolcombCyclist and software developer

      A great window sizing and placement manager for macOS.

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  11. 107
    Workflow

    Automate things you do every day on your iPhone/iPad

    Lachlan Campbell
    Lachlan Campbell11Hack Club design/JSโ€”HS ๐ŸŽ“โ€”they/themโ€”๐ŸŒˆ ยท Written
    I have dozens of Workflows for automating things on my iOS devices. Downloading YouTube videos, logging HealthKit samples, analyzing HealthKit data, bridging incompatible apps, and generally speeding up annoying processes.
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    Joe Minock
    Joe MinockAthleteProgress.com / Rails & JS Dev ยท Written
    This app is a timesaver beyond the wildest expectations. I've used it to automate workflows on my phone that would have otherwise cost me hundreds of hours of work.
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    Zaheer Merali
    Zaheer MeraliEntrepreneur, advisor, startup COO ยท Written
    One of the best apps I've installed on my iPhone - amazing productivity! From simple,one-click workflows (e.g., post articles to a specific Slack team and channel) to Calendar entry with Fantastical - Workflow saves me countless minutes and hours each day and week!
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  12. 91
    Dark Sky

    Weather app that predicts when it will rain or snow

    Cindy Au
    Cindy AuVP Member Operations at Pilotworks ยท Written
    This app is amazing for knowing exactly how long a downpour is going to last and when it's safe to make a run for the train.
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    Paul Williams
    Paul Williams5creative problem solver ยท Written
    I love love love this weather app. It is slick and I love getting alerts "rain starting in 10 minutes" or "snow stopping soon" - let's you know exactly what's going on. It also features a graph that shows you for how long and how intense the (rain, snow) may be.
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    Claudia Landivar
    Claudia LandivarFreelance UX Reesrcher/Designer ยท Written
    Beautiful, and the hyper-locality is so useful. I got a lot of use out of it this winter, with all the rain we got in Northern California.
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    • Smokie
      SmokieSmokie Does Stuff

      While I want to like this app, I don't find it to be more useful or compelling as a weather app than 1Weather, WeatherBug, or The Weather Channel apps.

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    • Marianne Mรฉtairie
      Marianne MรฉtairieSoftware Product Designer & Art Director

      Love this app, I've been using it since a while now but I LOVE the new interface!

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  13. Chris Messina
    Chris Messina11Product designer & entrepreneur ยท Written
    I've used Skitch for year's, and even though Evernote blew it, I still use it daily to screenshot, annotate, and share visual information.
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    Sahar Vahidi
    Sahar VahidiUX Director For Consumer Brands & NGOs ยท Written
    I use this every day. Can't live without it.
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    Paul Williams
    Paul Williams5creative problem solver ยท Written
    Although, I admit I never upgraded past 1.0.12 because I preferred the controls of the old version when it first upgraded (need to check it out again)
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  14. Alexis Kratko
    Alexis Kratko3Founder at Snov.io ยท Written
    Alexis Kratko made this product
    Snovio gives you a chrome extension that sits in you browser and gives you emails (sometimes along with names) for a domain/URL you visit. And on top of that it provides you with: Email Verifier to validate emails in your own list; Backlinks tracker just like LinkAssistant but free with email notifications (coming this week); Boolean strings builder (HR people use this a lot).
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    Stacy Alissa
    Stacy AlissaClients relationships manager ยท Written
    Very useful when it comes to finding the right emails of company's decision makers! Thank u:)
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    A cool product. This service does find the correct email address
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  15. 67
    Mail to Self

    An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app

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    Fแด€ส€สœแด€แด…Product & UX, Design Sprints ยท Written
    You open this app once to configure it, then all you use is it's extension. One tap and whatever you were looking at is in your inbox, ready for you to get back to when you're ready.
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    ZenUnwired
    ZenUnwiredTechnophile / Know-it-all. ยท Written
    Here's how I use this: I'm looking for something on Safari on my iPhone....then I decide its easier to continue on my laptop (at a later time). One click - mail to self. Done. Love it.
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    Doug van Spronsen
    Doug van SpronsenPartner, Versett ยท Written
    A great way to send things from the Action Sheet on iOS. Perfectly executed.
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  16. 51
    Atlas Recall

    A searchable photographic memory for your digital life

    Jay Nichols
    Jay NicholsSr. Technical Account Manager, Zendrive ยท Written
    Atlas Recall is by far the MOST underrated application I've found! Recall is something I just cannot live without! It literally is a central digital repository for everything I interact with all day, everyday. The history is stored in the cloud and everything is accessible from my Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Forget searching on my device, it has nothing on Atlas Recall! Absolutely amazing!
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    Paul Williams
    Paul Williams5creative problem solver ยท Written
    Recall is - as the site puts it - "a photographic memory for your digital life." This free app works in the background and gives you a searchable index of everything you do on your Mac. It makes your digital history automatically searchable with no additional logins. Using the Recall app, on iOS, and browser (Chrome and Safari). It is an awesome visual way to see what you've done (online, in your all your apps). For sensitive/private sites, folders or documents you can tell Recall to pause automatically. It is a terrific visual index of your activity and quickly helps you recall what you've done. It works great for finding that site you visited, or that document you worked on but can't remember. Also, serves as an excellent starting point to Google Docs and other Cloud-based files. Once you try it, you won't know how you've worked without it. This is an app I wish was a part of the operating system!
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    Amazing App!!! Really, its awesome!!! The comments below say for themselves!!! Don't believe? Just Install and see how easy your life gonna be!!!
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  17. 45
    Divvy

    Simple Mac window management

    Nathan Bashaw
    Nathan BashawHead of Product at Gimlet Media ยท Written
    Anytime someone sees me use this, they freak out and ask me how I did that.
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    Invaluable time-saver when working with multiple windows on a desktop.
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  18. Wilco de Kreij
    Wilco de Kreij3CEO UpViral & Connectio ยท Written
    Trello on Steroids. Nuff said :)
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    Smokie
    SmokieSmokie Does Stuff ยท Written
    This adds the kind of bot automation you love in Slack, but in Trello. Why Trello hasn't snatched this guy up is beyond me!
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    Can not be beat. Love Butler!
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  19. 37
    Viral Loops for Startups

    Virality for startups made easy ๐Ÿ’ช

    Bill Stathopoulos
    Bill StathopoulosGrowth Strategist at GrowthRocks ยท Written
    Running a Growth Hacking agency, Viral Loops has allowed us to leverage the power of referral marketing and easily deploy successful user acquisition campaigns that have a tendency to go viral.
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    • Niv Dror
      Niv DrorVC at Shrug Capital

      Viral Loops have been AMAZING for a couple of different campaigns we've been doing at Product Hunt, and the team is so helpful. The tools they have to help people to share and encourage virality really do work. I recommend 100%.

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    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt Pliszkaresearching SaaS software @ pickSaaS.com

      One of the best referral marketing solutions out there to create viral campaigns for your startups.

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  20. 34
    Droplr

    The easiest way to share files

    Wilco de Kreij
    Wilco de Kreij3CEO UpViral & Connectio ยท Written
    Great way to easily share screenshots & videos with teams and customers.
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    This is a daily tool for quickly sharing and annotating screenshots.
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    porterbayne
    porterbayneCofounder/CEO, Antenna ยท Written
    We make screencasts to demo our product for potential clients. This is easy to use and offers branded URLs to make it simple and sales-appropriate.
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    • Douglas Karr
      Douglas KarrMarketing Tech Blog, DK New Media, Cirโ€ฆ

      Tired of complex folder sharing platforms? You just want to send a file quickly and easily? Then this is your app!

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