Question to all Product Marketers & Product Managers: what tools do you use every week?

Lisa Dziuba
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I've been in PMM for almost 7 years and I'd love to see if I'm missing some cool tooling to work more efficiently. 🤔 So, what tools do you use for - user research, - market research, - crafting persona & job stories & user journey, - feature feedback & feature prioritizing & roadmap planning, - developing & implementing go-to-market strategies, - creating positioning, - planning all PMM activities, syncing with the team, managing other marketers & product people in your team Super curious to learn from other product people here 🙂

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Something like this would definitely help early founders validate ideas and build with confidence! First cool product I’ve seen in this area is https://askviable.com
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@guard_if taking a look on it! thanks for sharing!
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Full-time PM | Part-time Indie Hacker
There isn't really a SaaS tool great for positioning, but I recommend April Dunford's book. Obviously Awesome
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@fu_fei nice! I'll take a look!
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Entrepreneur | Product Manager
Figma, Larksuite, Gitlab, Trello, Google sheet,
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@rahul_r_s > Larksuite someting new, I'll check it today
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Entrepreneur | Product Manager
@lisadziuba Basically we can use it for communication, documentation etc.
Writer, Chief of Staff, and Curious Cat
Great question — we use a whole bunch at our high-autonomy startup! Team planning and availability management: https://getpause.com (soon launching on Product Hunt) Research: Roam Research Prototyping: Figma Roadmapping: Linear Data management: Notion 2.0 Customer support: Intercom Team management: Slack
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Maker: HIGHSCORE.domains, WhatsNew.co
@sindhushivaprasad I did come across getpause before!
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@sindhushivaprasad and where do you keep your company's wiki? for example, your GTM templates or research frameworks
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Writer, Chief of Staff, and Curious Cat
@onerinas that's amazing! Could you tell me how you came across Pause? I'd be happy to arrange a demo for your team if you're considering jumping on board.
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Writer, Chief of Staff, and Curious Cat
@lisadziuba Notion and Google Drive, although we've been known to use Figma to map out and refer to extensive frameworks. We also have some of this information live on our public Playbook: https://playbook.obvious.in
Maker: HIGHSCORE.domains, WhatsNew.co
@sindhushivaprasad saw your other comment about obvious.in and now I remember! I thinks it's obvious website or newsletter:) I'll let you know if needed for sure
Community @ Product Hunt
This curated list by @kaz can be very helpful :) https://www.producthunt.com/@kaz...
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@kaz @adityavsc so many product there!!!
Security Researcher
@kaz @adityavsc Pretty useful list Aditya. Thank you for sharing. Much appreciated :)
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I am a student
It's great
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Head of Marketing @sprig
Check out @userleap! We actually just launched a new feature today on PH :) www.userleap.com. You can use our contextual microsurveys (via in-product, email, and link) to capture real time insights from your users, recruit interview participants, and more exciting stuff coming soon. Plus we integrate with all your other tools as of today!
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@userleap @ksmitchell86 Congrats with your launch 🚀
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@userleap @ksmitchell86 Will take a look at your tool 👀
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Product Manager at KosmoTime
I mostly use the following tools: Asana: Task Management KosmoTime: Productivity Boost & Time Management & Distraction Blocking (it's super cool with Asana & Slack integration) Miro: Brainstorming & Notes Figma 2.0: Prototype & Wireframe Slack: Communication
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@batikanerdogan thanks for sharing KosmoTime! Never seen it before! Miro, Asana, Figma, Slack = 💛💛💛
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Making Prototypr.io and Letter 💌
I've tried a bunch of planning tools, but fall back to pen and paper and todoist..i did kindof like basecamp 🙃 Other than that, Loom has been good for async communication with @annchichii ! are there any planning tools made for scattered minds?
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@annchichii @graeme_fulton I do a different type of planning - visual planning (kinda brainstorming or strategy with Miro), more structural plans go to Notion/Spreadsheets with decomposed action items (still high level + expected results). Then after I go from "strategy -> key results + possible way to achieve it" -> to the "action item list with dates". The last part usually goes to task management tool, anything from Trello, Asana, JIRA
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Making Prototypr.io and Letter 💌
@annchichii @lisadziuba yeah looks a very good and thought-out process, while giving you flexibility at the start.. i guess i have no plan which is why I am not a product manager ...they say 'if you don't have a goal you get nowhere' like being nowhere is bad, i like being nowhere
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@annchichii @graeme_fulton you know me for a long time, I'm super structural 😂
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@graeme_fulton but seriously, if you enjoy the process and the outcome - then it's your way of doing things :) Even the best PMM framework won't be effective in the long run if it makes you mentally unhappy.
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@graeme_fulton @lisadziuba hahah super structural. Loom does fit into my workflow making it very easy for asnyc messaging. That's how Graeme and I communicate by tossing each other Looms. hahah I heard https://mymind.com/ a lot so you may want to give it a try also. : )
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Product Manager, Designer, Developer
More and more Timestripe , because it's easy, fast and flexible enough. That had a good update recently Timestripe Community
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@vlad_korobov wow, it's interesting tool. I was doing my life planning in Google Spreadsheets. I have checkbox for every week in the year, divided by main life zone: 🧡 Family 🥦 Health & Beauty 📚 Self Development 🧘‍♀️ Relax 💰 Fin 🧠 Work
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@vlad_korobov btw, what is pricing for Timestripe? I can't find it on the homepage
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Co-founder Poppins.me Nocoder & UX
@vlad_korobov Thanks for recommending!
Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@vlad_korobov @mishra_mayank that how it works - you are making a product people love and people are recommending your Product everywhere)))
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Product Manager, Designer, Developer
@lisadziuba That is exactly what you can do in timestripe boards and you can link goals from your boards to time horizons like day, week, month, year, life... So a goal for today could be related to Work list and another one could be related to Fin. And your weekly goal could be related to Relax and so on. I hope you can give it a shot!
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Obvious bias since I work there, but at Coda, we use Coda for the all the above. www.coda.io Some free templates * Product Team Starter Kit: https://coda.io/@coda/the-produc... * Marketing Team Starter Kit: https://coda.io/@coda/the-market... * Zapier's Market Research doc: https://coda.io/@frederique-cast... * Intercom's R&D Hub: https://coda.io/@aislinn/interco... * An inside look at how Figma ships product: https://coda.io/@yuhki/figma-pro... * My personal PMM Hub template (to serve as PMM team wiki/knowledge hub): https://coda.io/@stinger/pmm-hub...
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@coda @andrew_stinger I'm thinking to share my PMM process in Coda to give my friends some template to follow. Pretty often designers and developers from my community ask me something like "how to launch my new app?".
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@coda @andrew_stinger Sharing more of "launch templates" will help many folks in tech community 😊 So huge thanks for sharing yours!
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Work harder and good luck 🙂
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Professional speed up your site
Every day I look into load.express for research of data about speed of the pages... It's very helpful with web vitals Flowlu - it's my CRM Telegram - messenger Hotjar - for insights and yep spotify goddm))
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@vigodnee Flowlu - this one is interesting, haven't seen it.
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@vigodnee I'm listening to music in ..... 🥁 ..... YouTube :)
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Professional speed up your site
@lisadziuba Flowlu is very interesting CRM fo IT projects. We integrated it with our email campaign, with lead forms and analytics system of conversions. It's very good if you want to automate your business process. Try it.
Professional speed up your site
@lisadziuba YT is good, but I love listen different music every day.
We use Hubstaff as all in one solution. https://hubstaff.com/
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Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@gadalla didn't know about it, thanks for recommending!
Product Manager
Jira, whimsical, Zeplin,
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Co-founder Poppins.me Nocoder & UX
@pradeep_kumar31 you can try right inside Slack https://poppins.me
Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@pradeep_kumar31 Zeplin 🙌🙌🙌🙌
Co-founder Poppins.me Nocoder & UX
If you use Slack, I would recommend using https://Poppins.me , it helps Leaders manage all their imp. Slack messages/important clips, etc right inside Slack. You can do a bunch of things with these clips.
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CMO at Newoldstamp
Mixpanel, Ora, Figma, Hotjar, Intercom/Gist, Slack
Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@olya_zabalkanskaya Mixpanel is so powerful! we used it as well!
Building Clapup.me
1. Visual Design/UI - Figma 2. Feature Feedback - Fider 3. Wireframes/First Sketch - Excel 4. Landing Page: Elementor+WP/Webflow 5. Code - github 6. Document Collaboration - Box
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Co-founder Poppins.me Nocoder & UX
@sreekanth850 you should checkout if you're a founder Poppins.me app
Building Clapup.me
@mishra_mayank I saw this but we don't use slack. I use it personally for community engagement. Will definitely check once we are using it for internal discussions.
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Co-founder Poppins.me Nocoder & UX
@sreekanth850 okay sure 🙌🙂
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Лиза, да все стандартно. Miro, Figma, Slack, Notion, Preview, iA Writer, Intercom, Google Analytics. Раньше ещё был Amplitude, сейчас очень не хватает.
Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@marfitsin как видишь, стандартное у всех свое 😂
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Tech Leader | http://eisabainyo.net
In my opinion, tools don’t matter as much as systems. Whether you use Figma or Sketch, as long as you’re able to solve problems and get to your desired outcomes, either works just fine. However, systems are important to steer us in the right direction. A good system ensures we are not aimless in our endeavors. I recommend OKR system for product managers. For anyone interested in what this system could look like for startups, feel free to check out https://www.producthunt.com/post...
Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
@eisabai system always matters!