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What are the best tools for a new startup?

I'm looking for *free* tools available for new startups that can help with anything. Lists and directories that are helpful are welcome too! Thank you :)
56 recommended
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    Taskade 3.0

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

    Evan Kimbrell
    Evan KimbrellFounder, Sprintkick · Written
    Free for teams and very simple to collaborate with for smaller teams. Lets you manage tasks... organize notes, and chat in one app.
  2. 47
    Salesflare CRM

    Simple yet powerful CRM for small businesses selling B2B

    Gilles De Clerck 👾✌️ made this product
    This CRM will automatically fill out your address book (+ keep it up-to-date), keep track of all interactions with people you're in contact with and tell you what to do when via automated to-dos and reminders. This enables you to put all your time, energy and focus on talking to people and getting to the greatest product you can build faster.
    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Development teams can start exchanging data with Salesflare from a CRM, ERP or other customer related systems.
  3. 27

    Ensure your web-apps work seamlessly across all browsers.

    Mudit Singh
    Mudit SinghDirector Product @LambdaTest · Written
    This tool will help you save money on purchasing and procuring in-house devices for testing. You can use the platform to test your website on devices, browsers, operating systems you don't have locally with you without purchasing expensive new devices.
  4. 24
    Startup Stash

    A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas KingerPMM @ Plum | Prev. @ Freshworks Hiver · Written
    This is probably everything you'll ever need to get started.
  5. 24

    The project management tool that grows with you

    There´s a free plan for Zenkit but with still powerful features! To run a startup, you can start with the Zenkit templates (under startup category) and build your customized database and project management system (Ex: company directory, business plan mind map, recruiting, support Helpdesk, PR templates, blog planner, etc.)!
  6. 26

    Part knowledge base, part collaboration space 🧠

    A simple, lightweight team collaboration tool, has all a small/medium-sized team might need. Essentially Google Docs meets Trello meets Confluence.
  7. 19

    Timesaving tools for designers, developers and marketers.

    Andrian Valeanu
    Andrian ValeanuFounder of multiple projects. · Written
    Andrian Valeanu made this product
    Good for Startup emails.
  8. 9
    Notion Beta

    An expressive and collaborative document editor

    We are a little team (4-5). We use Notion for our knowledge management. It's flexible and the UI is so great ! 👨‍💻
  9. 5

    Revive your idle users with insights and predictions

    Mahshid Hadadi
    Mahshid HadadiWish to Design Products People Love · Written
    Mahshid Hadadi made this product
    Hengam takes the pain out of identifying and reengaging your app's inactive users to reduce churn and increase happy customers through smart automated data-driven messaging. currently supports android and iOS applications. read more about it on
    I'm using Hengam almost every day. It gives me a good insight of my app users who are going to uninstall the app. beside , it increases the users engagement of the app through personalized & automated push notifications. It seems they uses something like AI to predict my churning users. I really recommend it for both Android & iOS app owners.
  10. 5
    ProProfs Help Desk 2.0

    Help Desk Software for Creating Better Support Experiences

    tushar more
    tushar moreCustomer support executive · Written
    The best tools are often selected according to your preference and suitability to business, however I am listing down a few tools that worked out for us, which may be helpful for you - Proprofs Help Desk for customer support - It has a forever free plan, which worked out for us. It is a cost effective and a must-have customer service program. You can get it set up at any workplace in under 5 minutes. The support we received at the initial stage was quick and precise to the point. We also use Trello for project management, skype for video conferencing, Qualaroo for Customer feedback and Google Hangouts for Internal team communication.
    The Forever free plan is awesome. Proprofs Helpdesk has a neat, simple user interface and a plethora of basic and advanced features found in industry-leading help desk systems. Other free tools include Slack/Google Hangouts for Team communication, Mailchimp for email marketing, Hootsuite to manage your social media accounts, Facebook Groups, TubeBuddy Video Marketing, Google Analytics.
  11. 4
    The Freshdesk Mint Experience

    The biggest product and visual update to Freshdesk

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas KingerPMM @ Plum | Prev. @ Freshworks Hiver · Written
    An easy to use multi channel customer support helpdesk that comes with a free plan that is perfect for startups. Comes with a free trial too:
  12. 4
    Freshsales CRM

    A full-fledged CRM for high-velocity sales teams.

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas KingerPMM @ Plum | Prev. @ Freshworks Hiver · Written
    An easy to use sales CRM built from ground up for high-velocity sales. Comes with a free plan for up to 10 agents that makes it perfect for startups. Try it free for 30 days:
  13. 4
    ProProfs Knowledge Base
    Brayn Wills
    Brayn WillsKnowledge Base Manager · Written
    You can try ProProfs knowledge base software. It will help you create online documentation where you can manage all your business knowledge, without worrying about the safety of your data. It's easy to use and comprises some powerful features and functionality.
    Amit Yadav
    Amit YadavSaaS Product | Growth | Marketing · Written
    Great Pick! For a startup, it’s important to ensure that the work process is seamless, and there is easy access to knowledge. For that, this tool works great. It’s perfect for creating an internal knowledge base that your employees can use to access information and work collaboratively. Its forever free plan comes at $0. You can opt for it to explore its basic features.
  14. 4
    Nifty Project Management

    All-in-One Project Management Workspace.

    Shiv Kapoor
    Shiv KapoorFounder & CEO @Nifty · Written
    Shiv Kapoor made this product
    Nifty is the first modern workflow and project management hub to consolidate all your work in one place. With Nifty, project managers gain the power to streamline requests, plan and prioritize projects, manage processes, digitally review assets, and report on work efforts.
  15. 3

    A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

    Beth Hudson
    Beth HudsonSocial Media Marketer, Recruitee · Written
    Beth Hudson made this product
    Recruitee is an affordable ATS (Applicant Tracking System) - perfect for startups and otherwise. You'll want it in order to build the right team! There's a free trial:
  16. 3
    Krisp Mac

    Mute background noise during calls

    Krisp noise cancellation app is a great tool for startups who make regular conferencing calls on Mac or Windows. It cancels all the background noise filtering out the human voice.
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    Troop Messenger
    deepthi raga
    deepthi ragaBusiness Development Executive · Written
    It is the best team chat solution for business, instant messaging, video conference, user-friendly, all in one application for the team and compatible with all smartphones and web series.
    Tripathi Nair
    Tripathi NairDocumenting Tech Influence on People · Written
    It is the best app you can easily communicate with the team with groups, video conference it has a good UI/UX design and user-friendly application.
    Pranavi Talla
    Pranavi TallaBusiness analyst · Written
    Troop messenger is the best app for the startup u can easily communicate with a group of people in a team and have features like group calling, file sharing, document sharing and many more. It is available for an affordable price.
  18. 2
    Social Champ

    A social media scheduling platform for all your needs

    Farzal Khan
    Farzal KhanMarketing and Community Manager · Written
    Social Champ is the best way to automate your all social media efforts, day-to-day posting. It brings all the automation a startup owner need to schedule for its social media content which ends up saving time for one and dedicate for other essential tasks. It got the best features from all available scheduling tools in one place, so you don’t have to confusion amongst many options available. We are offering an extended free trial for startups owners and managers. All you need to do is message me. Thank you.
  19. 2
    Notion Beta

    An expressive and collaborative document editor

    Geordi Dearns
    Geordi Dearns@geordidearns 💻 Developer · Written
    For making task lists, writing out a wiki and having quick-view kanban board I think Notion is the best product for tiny/small start up teams. I have used it for a few tiny solo projects, but also with a small team of 4-5 to organise what we are working on :) - It has a limited free-tier, so it really depends on your team size - but I am yet to reach the limit!
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    Copper CRM

    The #1 CRM for customers who love Google.

    Zeenia Framroze
    Zeenia FramrozeBusiness @ Smartcar · Written
    Clean CRM for startups with easy customization. Decent pricing at the Basic level. Still growing, so they take feature requests seriously.