Dan Leveille
Dan LeveilleProduct Marketing Manager, DeviantArt

What are the best products created entirely by a team of one?

As a developer who enjoys working alone, it's always inspiring to see awesome products created entirely by a team of one. What are some products you use or know of?
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  1. 42
    Nomad List 1.0

    The best cities to live and work remotely

    Mohammed Rafy
    Mohammed Rafy5All things Community Β· Written
    As per your question, this was built by just one developer and this product was profitable from very first day.
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    Indie Hackers

    Learn how developers are writing their own paychecks

    Joshua Dance
    Joshua Dance3Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker Β· Written
    Indie Hackers is built by one guy, but it is also a collection of other great products made by independent makers, often 1 person.
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  3. 15
    Stardew Valley

    A Phenomenal Open-Ended Country-Life RPG

    Vinh Pham
    Vinh Pham25🀀 · Written
    This game was created by one developer over a period of about 4 years. It's grossed over an estimated $20 mil USD since its release last year.
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    Dan Leveille
    Dan Leveille3Product Marketing Manager, DeviantArt Β· Written
    I was going to recommend this too. Was blown away when I realized that everything was created by one developer -- programming, graphics, music, everything! Insane!
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  4. Danny
    DannyFounder @ ibericode Β· Written
    A plugin to connect your WordPress site with your MailChimp account. Built by just me in late 2013 from a hospital bed in Vietnam (I had acute appendicitis). It's being used on 800.000+ sites, grossed $4.000 in its first month and is now at ~$40k per month. It's still just me taking care of everything, with a little help to handle first level support queries.
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    Carrd

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

    Built by @ajlkn, this is an amazing tool to build landing and marketing pages, portfolios, and simple websites, without having to code.
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    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover82Founder, Product Hunt Β· Written
    I recently used Carrd to create a single page website. It took 10 minutes to create and customize, much better for this use case than Squarespace and other large companies. I'm impressed it was built by one guy: @ajlkn.
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    • Brendan Hersh
      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 Berkowitz
      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.

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  6. Mitch Colleran
    Mitch ColleranFounder at Join It Β· Written
    Mitch Colleran made this product
    A simple SaaS solution for medium-sized nonprofits to manage their members. Currently, only a single full-time employee (yours truly! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ ). I started this journey back in September 2016 -- and choosing to bootstrap the company on my own has been my best professional decision to-date. :)
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  7. 2
    Paperr

    An elegant writing tool for web

    Rohan Vijay made this product
    Super easy to use tool I built for myself which I never knew would be used by so many others :)
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  8. Lori Karikari
    Lori KarikariBootstrapping holiyay! Β· Written
    Marcus Frind bootstrapped PoF and ran the company on his own for several years. He sold it for $575 million.
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    Doorbell

    In-app user feedback for free

    Philip Manavopoulos
    Philip ManavopoulosFounder, Doorbell.io Β· Written
    Philip Manavopoulos made this product
    Doorbell is also a 1 person team, I've been working on it for the past 3.5-4 years :)
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  10. Shantanu Raghav
    Shantanu RaghavProduct Guy @Mobiefit Β· Written
    This guy curated all best developer books by crawling stackoverflow with tags and categories. I am really amazed, how such a simple project is helpful for so many people. He has also put up a post on medium to used affiliate marketing on Amazon to get few bucks out of it.
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  11. James Welch
    James Welch5CEO @ innovationcompany.co.uk Β· Written
    James Welch made this product
    Disclosure - It's by me! But this is an app that helps you to visually bookmark articles and web pages with a great tagging system.
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  12. 1
    PressKitHero

    Easily create a professional press kit for your startup

    Wolfram N. MΓΌller
    Wolfram N. MΓΌllerFounder of PressKitHero Β· Written
    Wolfram N. MΓΌller made this product
    A tool that helps startups do their own PR. I like it, because it pays my rent :)
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  13. 1
    Hyperlax

    Sit back. Relax. Explore faraway places. Enjoy the music.

    Taylor Crane
    Taylor CraneProduct @ Hello Alfred Β· Written
    Taylor Crane made this product
    Disclaimer: I'm biased, I built Hyperlax :D I too feel inspired by teams of one. Not every product/business can be built by a team of one, but when it's possible, it's great!
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  14. 1
    Officelovin'

    Discover the best tech office spaces from around the world

    Michal Ptacek
    Michal Ptacekfounder of Officelovin Β· Written
    Michal Ptacek made this product
    Officelovin' is a website that allows you to discover the best startup & tech offices from around the world.
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  15. 1
    BlankPage

    Stay motivated to write, and finish your story

    JesperBylund
    JesperBylundFounder, BlankPage.io Β· Written
    JesperBylund made this product
    Built by me (@jesperbylund) alone over the last two years. I help authors stay motivated and writing, to get more people to finish their dream novel. :)
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  16. Angelos Chalaris made this product
    I built mini.css and I worked alone on it. A couple of people contributed a few extras and ideas on the Github repo, but still I developed the whole thing pretty much on my own.
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  17. 1
    Overcast 3.0

    A powerful yet simple podcast player

    Jeff Bowen
    Jeff BowenSoftware Engineer Β· Written
    β€œI run Overcast with no other employees, no VC funding, and a sustainable work-life balance (hopefully) so I can spend enough time with my family.” – Marco Arment from https://overcast.fm/contact
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