Nono Ghannam
Nono GhannamBuilding awesome startups from MENA 🦄

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 :)
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45 recommended
  1. 46
    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.
  2. 24
    Startup Stash

    A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger22SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    This is probably everything you'll ever need to get started.
  3. 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.)!
  4. 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.
  5. 9
    Notion 2.3

    Notions big update, now with Evernote import and web clipper

    We are a little team (4-5). We use Notion for our knowledge management. It's flexible and the UI is so great ! 👨‍💻
  6. 4

    Everything you need to deliver exceptional customer support.

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger22SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · 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:
  7. 4
    Freshsales CRM

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

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger22SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · 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:
  8. 4
    Nifty: Project Management 2.0

    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.
  9. 3

    A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

    Beth Hudson
    Beth Hudson4Social 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:
  10. 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.
  11. 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 Talla5Business 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 2
    Notion 2.0

    The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

    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!
  14. 2
    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.
  15. 2

    Behavioral analytics for marketing & product teams

    Free plan has 1 billion user events/actions, unlimited user seats, and unlimited projects.. Great for tracking your customer journeys
  16. 2
    Sortd for Gmail

    Trello for Gmail - Transform your email into organized lists

    If you and your team live in your email inbox, you will love Sortd!
    Great for startups and engineers managing tons of work from your email. Highly recommended!
  17. 2

    Find emails + phone numbers of businesses

    Hi Nono, It's is an SMB lead Generation software that works as web-based prospects and lead generation tool. It fetches the email addresses and other details of the prospects in real-time and builds the list within a click. It also verifies the data and exports the files within one click to Salesforce, HubSpot CRM, Pipedrive, etc.
  18. 2
    Stripo 2.0

    WYSIWYG editor for interactive AMP emails

    Hanna Kline made this product
    They have forever free plan and they are really helpful when creating emails for users or investors. Especially if you don't have coding skills
    Ivan Burban
    Ivan Burban13CMO at Stripo · Written
    Ivan Burban made this product
    Dynamic email templates and flexible builder!
  19. Great *free* tool for online appointment scheduling with a lot of powerful features including payment processing, automated reminders, sync with external calendars, creating pricing rules, adding to website, single sign on Wordpress widget, etc.
  20. Agile CRM is one of its kind, all-in-one customer relationship management software that comes with sales, marketing, and service automation. It's built considering the needs of small and medium-sized businesses and perfectly suitable for startups. It also offers amazing features like appointment scheduling, project management, 360-degree contact view, etc. and will help you manage your startup efficiently. As you are looking for a free tool, Agile CRM is completely free for 10 users and you can manage up to 1000 companies and contacts in its free plan. To run robust email marketing campaigns, Agile CRM offers 5000 free emails in its free plan. You can always go ahead and purchase add-on email packs according to your requirements. Read more about Agile CRM's world-class features: