Douglas Correa
Douglas CorreaSenior Fullstack Developer

What are your favourite product made by a solo entrepreneur?

I'm wondering if there are many successfully products out there, made by solo entrepreneurs.
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40 recommended
  1. 175
    Nomad List 3.0

    Find the best place to ❤️ live, 👩‍💻 work, and 💃 play

    Joseph Pack
    Joseph PackFounder, Pilotfish · Written
    For me, it has to be NomadList by Pieter Levels. It's extremely helpful for deciding where to travel to next. It's getting better all the time, he's always adding new features. You can really tell that it's been created by a digital nomad. That's why I think he'll stand the test of time against a range of new competitors coming into the market.
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    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    NomadList by Pieter Levels is great! It's impressive that he is building all of this by himself, and it has set itself a class apart from Google Maps and the likes.
    • Robin Good
      Robin GoodPublisher of T5

      Looking forward to v.4

      Comments (2)
    • matt kocaj
      matt kocajDev on a mission to work for himself

      I'd like the barrier to entry to be a bit lower, as in maybe a monthly price where I pay **each month**. As someone who's trying desperately to find a way to secure a remote gig so I can begin my Nomad journey, I can't easily drop $60 on a product I have no idea of the return value. I'm assuming that there will be folks "on the inside" ready to help me, answer my questions, etc, etc but I don't know yet. How can Nomad List help me get there without this $60 leap?

  2. 103 4.0

    All in one bookmark manager become even better

    Alessandro Rigobello
    Alessandro RigobelloInteractive frontend developer · Written
    I think is't made only by a super Russian guy
    AskarChief Everything Officer, ARSHtec · Written
    I've been using it and it's one of the best bookmarks management app out there, tried a whole bunch before. Didn't know it was made by a solopreneuer.
    • Corey Ward
      Corey Wardentrepreneur

      I used to use Stache for my bookmarks before d3i abandoned the product (despite being paid). Stache was amazing for a couple reasons: when you bookmarked a webpage they captured the HTML and a really good full-page screenshot. They used the HTML to search and to render a preview of the page later if you were offline, and the screenshot was used for a thumbnail and to let you view the page as it was when you captured it, even if it changed or died since then. Alas, syncing broke in Stache a couple years ago and I switched over to Raindrop.

      Raindrop initially had new features coming out frequently. It seemed like they were going to grow fast and start charging money once they had a healthy user base in order to hire on additional people. They did grow fast, but I think the single developer lost interest in developing it so the product stagnated and a traditional support channel never materialized. They did add a paid subscription, but with a modest additional featureset.

      Most unfortunately, Raindrop has failed to figure out how to properly capture and resurface bookmarked pages. Thumbnails are often a small icon from the page blown up into pixelated oblivion and then cropped square. There is a feature to capture a screenshot of a page, but there's zero UI feedback once you opt into it on a given bookmark and it frequently doesn't work. Search is even worse: results are sorted by recency, there isn't an option to use relevancy, and Raindrop doesn't capture page content so only the page title and description are searched. Tags aren't even searched unless you specifically add the hash symbol, making the benefits of tagging limited.

      I'm sure something else will come along and replace Raindrop for me eventually, but for now, I'll continue amassing useful links in an utterly unsearchable form in hopes that they'll suddenly become useful one day.

    • Shae
      ShaeVisual Design Strategist

      I've used this pretty much since it first launched and I really love this app, I use it frequently throughout my day on all my devices. I love that I am able to have various collections, customize them and just really keep my bookmarks synced across devices. It's a handy and very useful app, I highly recommend it.

  3. 90

    Uptime monitoring made beautifully simple and reliable

    nuno duarte
    nuno 🔛 · Written
    It's a great product. Simple to use and to start with, clean interface, global monitoring, SSL notifications and much more. All of that for a great price!
    Seth Cheeks
    Seth CheeksSr. Visual Designer @ Google · Written
    Because it has great oversight into daily workings and the UI is clean/minimal.
    • Been using Hyperping for two weeks now and it has already paid off.

      We were having random downtimes during the day and Hyperping helped us figure out the problem. No false positives, simple reports, simple alerts and reliable monitoring. Couldn't recommend it enough.

    • Ken Wallace
      Ken WallaceFounder of

      I've been using this to monitor my apps since mid-December 2017. Leo shared a screenshot of it in the Telegram group we're in, and I was hooked. Really great so far!

  4. 18

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

    Great product made by @ajlkn You can build one-page responsive websites easily. It's simple, to the point and free.
    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Carrd is amazing. @ajlkn has definitely set a different standard for people wanting to build one-page websites. Major props to AJ!
    • 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.

    • Suraj Rajan
      Suraj RajanCo-founder,

      Found it to be extremely useful to create a profile site that I can easily share with people so they can find all my social media handles by just going here !

  5. Chase Palmieri
    Chase Palmieri👨🏻‍💻 CoFounder & CEO at Tribeworthy · Written
    Dropbox was originally made by single founder Drew Houston. You can also search for his solo application to Y Combinator. Spoiler alert- he was accepted. Not many multi-billion dollar companies are born that way, so my props go out to Drew.
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    Chase Palmieri
    Chase Palmieri👨🏻‍💻 CoFounder & CEO at Tribeworthy · Written
    Dropbox was originally made by single founder Drew Houston. You can also search for his solo application to Y Combinator. Spoiler alert- he was accepted. Not many multi-billion dollar companies are born that way, so my props go out to Drew.
  6. 10
    Sublime Text 3.0

    The long awaited version 3 of the popular code editor

    Jon Skinner left his job as a software engineer at Google to work on the first release back in 2008.
    • Reorx Xiao
      Reorx XiaoPython Developer

      Among its siblings like Atom, VS Code, sublime is the fastest and most fluent. But because of the slow update cycle and being a paid software, the community is smaller, therefore extensions are less, but enough to cover everyday usage and most popular languages.

    • Daniel
      DanielCTO, PlateJoy

      Necessary packages:

      • Maybs Quit

      • Sidebar Enhancements

      • Trailing Spaces

      • Sublime Linter

      • A dark theme, like Soda Dark

      • imo: Vintage (VIM keybindings) with vintage_start_in_command_mode and vintage_use_clipboard set to true

  7. 7

    Easily edit database data and structure

    Life-saving tool for database management. At a glance, it's really lean and fast because of the native build, plus modern UI and notably powerful query editor.
    Marc-AntoineOMG i dont know · Written
    yep, love tableplus, so fast too work with!
  8. 7

    Slack-style emoji everywhere on your Mac 🚀

    Jeremy Bauer
    Jeremy BauerWriter + Arts Instructional Designer · Written
    Use it every day and constantly, and it keeps getting better too (see the newish Emoji Bullet List feature). The maker also made Vanilla, another app I use every day to keep my Mac's menu bar tidy.
    • MacUpdate Editorial Team
      MacUpdate Editorial TeamThe MacUpdate team has thoughts on apps

      This is such an easy app for using GIFs and emoji anywhere. I have it set to launch at start-up and it's hidden in my menubar unless I need to add a cool new GIF. Once I figured out the best process for saving GIFs locally to then enter them into the app, I was settled on using Rocket for my everyday GIF sharing and emoji entry tool.

    • My first attempt to use this was in Atom. I tried typing out two separate emojis. In both cases, Rocket replaced the text with whatever was in the clipboard.

  9. 4

    Tasks management for productivity junkies

    Francesco D'Alessio
    Francesco D'Alessio3Productivity App Reviewer · Written
    To my knowledge, 2Do was crafted by a single developer. With the advanced functionality and the close alignment with GTD, I'm impressed by the resource and it's success.
  10. Here's the reason why I joined the producthunt as registered :) According to my information, the game is created by one man. See for yourself
  11. 2
    Startup Stash

    A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

    Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
    Bram Kanstein (@bramk)Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch) · Written
    Bram Kanstein (@bramk) made this product
    I love this product 😜
    stanislas LV
    stanislas LVProduct Hunter / Maker / Manager / Lover · Written
    I love this product too. A simple but efficient directory made for entrepreneurs ;) Disclaimer: 100 % objective review ;) haha @bram
  12. stanislas LV
    stanislas LVProduct Hunter / Maker / Manager / Lover · Written
    To get sh... done every single day! TomatoTimer is my buddy ;) Clean and Crisp interface with a Mobile friendly layout. I use it every day
  13. 2
    Crypto Jobs List

    Your #1 place to find and post crypto & blockchain jobs!

    Raman Shalupau
    Raman ShalupauMaker @ · Written
    Raman Shalupau made this product
    Help me find top job opportunities in blockchain industry! Number one.
  14. 2

    A short but substantial 3-minute daily U.S. news quiz

    Piyush Patil
    Piyush PatilDevops Engineer · Written
    Newsmeister’s Daily 8 News Quiz is a free, short, daily news quiz that takes less than 3 minutes to play, and offers news junkies worldwide a chance to outscore their friends. Questions focus on trending global news, covering categories such as Sports, Business, Politics, Technology, Entertainment, Science, and Literature.
  15. T@reK
    T@reKFounder of qp2qp drawing app · Written
    T@reK made this product
    It is the best app ever submitted to PH
  16. Not overly detailed weather but very entertaining app that provides the weather in "real terms"
  17. sam
    sam4Assistant Principal. Father of twins. · Written
    Love Proper Channel and the founder William McClusky. Flow charts with embeddable content. Document a process, share it out. Users may edit. There are some other products in this space. Few as clean and nice as Proper Channel. If you use flow charts, or need to document a process Proper Channel should be on your radar.
  18. Olivier
    Oliviercyboolo - Plateforme freelance · Written
    Olivier made this product
    As a solo entrepreneur, I just launched cyboolo in BETA version (In french first, english version soon). Hope I won't be solo to like it and recommend it ;p cyboolo is a marketplace to help people to launch their eLearning business. As a solopreneur, I made it with freelances and solopreneur in mind. Simple tool, affordable and with cool features integrated so you can focus on your main activity: creativity and business, no technical constraints. Pros: Create your own site in seconds. Publish your content from your browser (inline editor without forms hassle) and see your courses live online. Record or upload videos directly from your browser (Powered by ziggeo). Safe and nice checkout for your future customers. You just have to set your price and everything about payments is managed by cyboolo (powered by mangopay). Video wall and chat integrated to help you grow your community. Cons: Right now it is only for french and EU citizens for RGPD/GPDR and payment/tax rules compliance. Thanks for your upvotes and comments. They are always very precious for a solo entrepreneur. Have a nice day Olivier
  19. Sruti Raizada made this product
    Salesmate is a truly intelligent sales CRM helps sales reps be more productive, increases their sales and engage deeply with their customers. Salesmate helps businesses close more deals faster. With Salesmate, it got easier for businesses manage their pipeline, save time at all stages of the sales cycle and win new customers without breaking their back on busywork.
  20. 1

    A new way to organize all the places important to you

    Tye Wang
    Tye WangFounder of Nombler · Written
    Tye Wang made this product
    Nombler is a food-focused platform for easily creating, sharing, and discovering beautiful interactive maps. With Nombler, you can: - Organize all your favorite coffeeshops for getting some work done: - Sharing your best recommendations with your friends: - Collaborating with your beer nerd friends to create the ultimate bar map: (You can contribute to this map too, if you sign up!) - Browse and discover maps created by other members of the Nombler community It's made by me, a solo entrepreneur :)