Coming up with a startup tools list is a challenging task if you want to actually mention tools that offer the most for the smallest price.
You can’t usually find free useful features or companies that offer $0/month pricing on every corner. But, if you look hard enough, you will discover the answer you are looking for.
Our startup tools list takes the different aspects that need to be taken care of into consideration – not to mention the many ways to minimize the effort and expenses for an entrepreneur.
When starting on this journey, you need to focus on your work, on creating the best product and making sure you put those hard hours of work towards core tasks of the business.
So, let’s see who can help you out on this journey.
The Startup Tools List
Squirrly Social – If you want to have time to interact with your audience but never miss a social post this is the tool you need. From simple kinds of calendars and scheduling to super advanced schedules, profile posting rules, Squirrly Social has it all and it’s willing to grow as you grow. You’ll only ever get to the advanced stuff once you’re ready and it will be a breeze to set it all up.
Cool Feature: Squirrly Social doesn’t just help you schedule but also helps you find great resources to share and it enhances all your posts. What I mean is that with a click of a button you get automatic hashtags and emoji to any post you find or create. That’s amazing.
WhatFix – My favorite startup tool on the list. It enables you to create interactive guides to facilitate the onboarding process, staff training or product support. It’s very easy to use, so you can forget about needing a programming team for the onboarding process.
Cool feature: Apart from helping you create a product tutorial, it’s got a fantastic live feature that takes users into their own account, showing them each step at their own rhythm. It’s a great way to get customers to fully understand your product.
ContentLook – That is a tool that will revolutionize your entire Content Marketing Strategy. It’s a Jack-of-all-trades type of software that allows you to look at your website through the lens of a SEO professional, content writer or a marketer.
ContentLook helps you see how your entire website behaves and how you can improve its content, performance or SEO. How? By providing relevant insight regarding your Social media, traffic, optimization, search engine authority, blog and website interaction.
Cool feature: ContentLook allows you to keep an eye on the competition and make business decisions based on the information you get. So, this is your ticket to running successful marketing campaigns.
JotForm PDF Editor – The last thing you’d want for your startup is to spend your very valuable time with day to day tasks which can be easily automated. This tool comes in extremely handy in such cases. As an example, JotForm PDF Editor can automate the task of invoice and contract generation and formatting.
Using an online form the necessary data can be easily collected and then as the next step, converted into professional-looking PDF documents that you can customize according to your needs.
JotForm PDF Editor also could be easily fitted on your startup with the many integrations with the other essential startup tools such as; Zoom, Slack, Google Drive, and many more.
Cool Feature: JotForm PDF Editor offers signature widgets that you can add to your document and easily get the electronic signatures from your customers.
This way you can handle many business actions online, without having the need for printing and transporting the documents.
Justworks – If you are taking care of the business, who is taking care of your employees? That brings us to another nifty app on our startup tools list. It offers a platform where employees can see their payment information, giving them security and control.
It also calculates your taxes and automatically sends garnishments to the state. Unfortunately, it is only available in the United States – at least for now.
Cool feature: They provide HR counseling free of charge. All you have to do is ask them any questions you’ve got on your mind.
Campayn – In case you need to send more emails, they offer 20,000 per month in their free plan. But the real advantage lies in the templates they offer. They are eye-catching and well-structured for newsletters.
Cool feature: It provides email analytics and customer support, helping you improve your email campaigns in the long run.
Streak – Continuing our startup tools list with yet another Gmail plugin. For those of you that are in the first stages of testing a product or have a small list of clients that are managed through an email address, Streak should come in handy.
It can give you a clear idea of how far along in the funnel each client is, what materials you can send, and how you can better engage with them to ensure that they buy your product.
Cool feature: Streak beautifully organizes any process taking place through your Gmail communication. From sales, product development to hiring – it can all be put into easy to follow reports and structures.
SurveyAnyplace – A survey creation tool should definitely be part of a startup tools list. Thanks to SurveyAnyplace, the era of expensive and time-consuming survey-making has come to an end.
This tool allows you to create your customized survey or quiz with just a few taps on your phone’s screen.
Just choose a template and insert your brand elements, photos, videos or whatever you think is worth putting in to make it catchy.
Cool feature: All the surveys created are adjustable; they easily fit any device: iOS, Android, your Facebook page or website. Once the data is collected, it organizes the information in a relevant way for you. That’s when you can start making strategic changes.
StartupStash – No matter what stage of running a startup you find yourself at, this directory will be extremely helpful.
From finding a name for your business to strategizing your market and building services or products, StartupStash is full of ideas.
It directs you towards existing tools according to your business needs. You can now skip the countless hours of searching for resources or even ideas! You’ve got them all stashed up here, and they’re just one click away.
Cool feature: It actually covers every single business aspect: From startup name to product launching, customer support, HR – you name it.
Hide My WP Ghost – this plugin answers the pressing need for increased WordPress site security by offering an extra layer of protection against common attacks such as script & SQL Injection, brute-force, and more.
Includes over 60 features to help site owners:
- go undetected by hacker bots;
- prevent WordPress vulnerability exploitation;
- monitor security level with broad checks and alerts;
- uncover urgent vulnerabilities;
- fix security threats before they become a problem.
Making the Decision That Will Help You the Most
We’ve come up with a big list of apps that will make running a new business easier. We’ve explored those that are free or offer a free plan. However, the startup tools list doesn’t end here.
Join our “GET GROWTH” Youtube community and learn about more amazing tools to help you keep your business compass always pointing North.
Two Final Challenges
Now that we presented the whole resource list, I want to present you with two challenges:
- Try out three new products from the list and let us know how they worked out for you.
- Suggest an aspect of a business we haven’t talked about yet and we can research the field to find more free products.
Can’t wait to read your ideas in the comment section below.
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