What SaaS products does your small business or start up use that you couldn't live without?

My company uses Mailchimp, Google Analytics, and a few others. I'm curious what other companies are using to make their lives easier.
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  1. 204

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

    Slack is a team communication tool, which will also allow to integrate Services We Already Use.
    Jakub Rogalski
    Jakub Rogalski39Community Manager at Brand24 · Edited
    We can't imagine our internal communication without Slack. On top of that, we use the tools like https://trello.com for task management, https://heapanalytics.com, https://www.hotjar.com/, and Google Analytics for different sorts of analyses, https://stripe.com/ and https://recurly.com/ for managing payments, and we also use our very own https://brand24.com for media monitoring.
    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Slack is the best collaboration software for keeping professional teams connected.
  2. 125

    Organize anything, together

    Naman Bhutani
    Naman BhutaniSales Specialist · Written
    I've been using Trello for almost 2 years now, I never had to micro-manage things manually. Trello does it all for me. It's an amazing project management tool which also lets me integrate with a lot of other services like Slack, etc to automate a lot of stuff and make it more useful, everyday. Hope it helps. :)
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    Marcus Gosling
    Marcus GoslingVP Product, Long-Term Stock Exchange · Written
    Just the right amount of features.
    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Trello is absolutely a must-have. We use it extensively at Freshworks and cannot imagine a life without it.
  3. 113

    Payment integration and management.

    Rishi Athanikar
    Rishi AthanikarProduct Manager. Cofounder of Beander. · Written
    Perhaps the best SaaS product out there for accepting payments (and so much more)
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    James Villarrubia
    James VillarrubiaCo-Founder of Mt. Cleverest · Written
    Solid API. Solid performance. Connects to everything. Libraries are free and easy.
    KévinLooking for meaningful things . · Written
    Must have
  4. Ilya Azovtsev 💌+🤖=🚀
    Ilya Azovtsev 💌+🤖=🚀5Help sales team close more in less time · Written
    Even better than Hunter, covers our needs :)
    good hunt
    Very helpful, thanks
  5. 69

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Zenkit is my go-to project management tool. I´ve been using it with my team for half a year now and it´s really affected our business in a great way. I can recommend it to anyone!!
  6. Kévin
    KévinLooking for meaningful things . · Written
    Automation on social networks
    Best for social media automation.
    Pooya Charmarai
    Pooya CharmaraiSockSeed Co-founder · Written
    We use it for our social media, fully recommended!
  7. Just started using Lumen5, Free (Beta) and simple tool to convert the blog text into video.
    This is tremendously easy to use, and it does a pretty good job of automatically selecting photos and videos.
    ArthurSoftware Engineer · Written
    This app doesn't get the love it deserves. It's quite sophisticated and easy to use.
  8. 30

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    Brent J. Liberatore
    Brent J. LiberatoreDirector of Information Technology · Written
    Tried both Asana and Trello. Asana fit our needs better at the time, but both are fantastic project tracking services.
    Carlo Nicora
    Carlo NicoraCEO, phlow zone · Written
    Super flexible task management that can help in product development as well. Also, you can start with the free version, which makes it super interesting for startups!
    Damian Nurzyński
    Damian NurzyńskiCEO | Founder @ timenotes.io · Written
    The team at Asana definitely found a sweet spot and delivered a powerful tool without compromising on simplicity.
  9. Mike Cuesta
    Mike CuestaCo-founder @ CareCloud · Written
    This should be the hub for your company's communications, document management and productivity.
    Amy Ahrens
    Amy AhrensOwner, Copy by Amy · Written
    As a freelance writer, I couldn't live without Google Drive and Docs for sharing drafts w/ clients for easy real time editing and feedback.
  10. Gal Dubinski
    Gal DubinskiCo-Founder at Poptin · Written
    Intercom will help you manage communication with your clients
    Veronica Belmont
    Veronica BelmontPM and Evangelist at Adobe Spark · Written
    This has been an absolute game changer for us!
  11. 23
    Notion 1.0 Web + Mac App

    Docs, wikis, tasks – a minimal & unified workspace for teams

    Ivan Zhao
    Ivan ZhaoCo-founder, Notion · Written
    Ivan Zhao made this product
    Could replace: Google Apps/Docs, Evernote, an old school wiki, and even Trello or any other small team to-do apps. iOS app is just out too!
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  12. Derek J. Sine
    Derek J. SineManaging Director, Vander Group. · Written
    Keepin' it real here. We live and die by Google's Suite. However, we're constantly trying to refine our workflows and keep it lean without taking on too much technical/workflow debt. We focus more on organizational maturity through ideologies and delivery models and the tools we put into place streamline those processes. Management is agiler in our approaches whereas our labor force is locked into specific stacks + SOPs that are vetted. Love all the suggestions!
    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    We use G Suite yet again at Freshworks. It's our daily-driver for a range of activities and cannot live without it.
  13. 13
    Drift 2.0

    A scalable way to talk to your customers

    Drift is a messaging app (Live chat) that lets you talk to people on your website.
    Lucas Hanson
    Lucas HansonI like to make stuff · Written
    Yeah, love Drift. I'm a one person support team, so Drift is free for me, which is about all I need.
  14. 13

    Boost Engagement With Smart Push Notifications.

    AskarChief Everything Officer, ARSHtec · Written
    Great tool to integrate push notifications that are kind of smartly delivered.
    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    OneSignal is a great tool for push notifications! And, did you know that they're free for a lifetime for any number of subscribers? Mind it, they collect your data though.
  15. 15
    Smartlook for Mobile Apps

    A free, simple way to get better UX for your apps 😻

    Lukas Mehnert
    Lukas Mehnert3Smartlook Hunter · Written
    Lukas Mehnert made this product
    Works even for websites!
    Lukas Mehnert
    Lukas Mehnert3Smartlook Hunter · Written
    Lukas Mehnert made this product
    Works even for websites!
  16. Nick Berry
    Nick BerryMarketing Technologist · Written
    Can do 100% of my outbound calling, emails and marketing from one place.
  17. 10

    Simple BI dashboards for small and medium businesses

    Robert A. Skidmore
    Robert A. SkidmoreHuman in beta. Software at Grow.com · Written
    Just what is says in the tagline, BI without the overhead and exorbitant cost. An easy way to track everything that's going on in your business. I'm a little biased because I work there now. But I know people who used it and my previous company had looked into using it before I left. :-)
    Joshua Dance
    Joshua Dance4Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker · Written
    Knowing what the most important numbers are, and where they are headed, is super valuable for a Saas company.
  18. 9

    Beautiful project & task management for teams

    Aidan Hornsby
    Aidan Hornsby3VP Marketing @ Flow · Written
    Aidan Hornsby made this product
    Excuse my bias, but I'd like to recommend Flow ☺️ We recently totally redesigned the app and put a lot of thought into making it easy to take a high level overview of all the work happening across your teams/company, but quick to step down a layer to see team workloads and project-level boards, or zoom right in on an individual teammate’s tasks for the day, week, month, etc. We use it internally to run our company, and our customers swear by it.
    Alex Heeton
    Alex Heeton4Product & Technology consultant · Written
    I'm a client (have been for a couple of years) and have brought it with me to new companies - everyone loves it.
    Paul Stephenson
    Paul StephensonFounder/CEO, 47 Insights · Written
    Flow has always been great for team task management but the latest version now solves our project and resource planning too. It's pretty much a 'goldilocks' solution for us - not too simple, not too complicated.
  19. 8

    A secure, version-controlled hub for your design files

    Git based workflow for designers. No more final-final-final-no-this-really-final-this-time.sketch
  20. Whether you are working for a startup or a massive company, the fundamentals you need for work would never change. And I believe the most essential app/software you need to get work done is a seamlessly working document app. I tried many different note-taking apps and while they were all great, they did not support a team-based document base. We tried Google doc for a while but it was difficult to track things. collabee lets you document your progress on any current projects. You can create tasks and events with a certain timeline and request for your managers' decisions on action items. On top of that, the document (they call it an "Issue") are co-editable which is a big yes for me. You can share your feedback in the comment section on the right and make a reference to the items written in the issue if necessary. It's free too! Trust me and try it out!
    Who doesn't like switching back and forth from the apps? Well I know for sure I don't and if you are like me, try collabee. It's a major time saver!
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    Yelin Lee
    Yelin Lee5Global Marketing Manager · Written
    collabee is pretty great. I work with this tool on a daily basis and it has never failed me or any of my team members. The biggest perk will be that it's free. I also like that I do not always have to be paranoid about my inbox piling up with this tool.