Startup Toolkit 🚀

75+ Awesome Startup Tools & Resources
(handpicked for you)

Curated list of startup resources.

We have been in the startup space for very long and have discovered amazing tools which have helped us grow our own startups. We thought it’s time we shared these tools with you!

We are happy to present to you a huge list of handpicked startup tools and resources which will be useful to you on your startup journey.

Free to use.

Most of the tools shared on this page are free to use, or at least have a freemium plan. If you know a better tool, please share it with us!

Table of Contents (click on a title to teleport)

1. Productivity Tools 💪
2. Business Tools
3. Domain Name Ideas
4. Find A Co-founder
5. Website Tools
6. Building Your Product 🚀
7. Coding & Development
8. Open-source Awesomeness
9. UI/UX Design (our favourite!)
10. Website & Social Analytics
11. Submit Your Startup
12. Miscellaneous Tools, Hacks, & Resources
💡Submit A Tool

75+ Handpicked Startup Tools & Resources

75+ Handpicked Startup Tools & Resources

❤ = Highly recommended.

1. Productivity Tools

Brain.fm – Music which helps you relax and focus on your work

Asana – An awesome tool for tracking your daily tasks ❤

Buffer: Schedule, publish, and analyze all your social posts in one place

Slack: Brings all your communication together in one place

LastPass: The last password you will need to remember

IFTTT: Connect and automate tasks between different apps

2. Business Tools

Bplans.com: The largest free business plan resource you will ever find

500+ Sample Plans: A huge collection of sample business plans

Shopify Business Name Generator: A free tool for generating business name ideas with .com availability check

💡 PRO Tip: Choose a brand name that resonates with your heart. Try repeating that name to yourself for a couple of days (at least a hundred times) and you will know whether it’s right for you!

3. Domain Name Ideas

IWantMyName: Check availability of ALL domain name extensions

LeanDomainSearch: Free domain name idea generator with .com availability check ❤

Namechk: Check availability of ALL social media usernames

NameMesh: Domain name ideas based on categories like new, short, similar, seo, fun, and more!

Web hosting has been covered in section number five. jump there

4. Find A Co-founder

‍🌟 PRO Tip: Looking for a co-founder? Ask your friends and family for help. Maybe a classmate of yours has the skills you’re looking for?! He/she is already around you. All you need to do is spot him/her.

Fastest Way: Your potential co-founder is around you. He maybe your friend, family, classmate, or even your spouse! ❤

LinkedIn: A social network for professionals (good place to start your search)

CoFoundersLab: Connect, meet and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs

Founder2be: Find a co-founder for your startup, raise funds, get users and more!

Upwork: Hire and outsource your work to skilled freelancers with ease

5. Website Tools

Free HTTPS Certificate – Let’s Encrypt open-source https certificate for a secure web (we use this!)

Real Favicon Generator: A (real) favicon generator tool with support for different devices and favicon formats (must-use tool)

SiteGround: Website hosting services crafted with care! This image-heavy website uses SiteGround ❤

WordPress.org: Free & open-source blogging software

WordPress.com: Create a free website or blog (commercial part of WordPress.org with managed services at a cost)

Jimdo: Create your own website for free

Flarum: Delightfully simple forum software. Forums re-invented. (We <3 this software! Demo the beta version here.)

Pingdom – Test your website speed and analyze it for free

6. Building Your Product

⚡ PRO Tip: “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin (Founder, HypeMachine)

Optimizely: Customer experience optimization software

MarvelApp: Free mobile and web prototyping for startups and enterprises ❤

Proto.io: Create fully-interactive prototypes that look and work exactly like your app should. No coding required.

Moqups: Online mockup, wireframe & UI prototyping tool

Codeship: Ship your startup apps with confidence. Fast and secure hosted continuous integration service that scales with your needs. It supports GitHub, Bitbucket, and Gitlab projects

HiddenFounders: CTO as a service. Useful for non-tech founders

Finding a co-founder has also been covered. (jump there)

7. Coding & Development

GitHub: Online project hosting with version control and free to use open-source code ❤

GitLab: Code, test, and deploy together open-source git repositories

Color-Hex: Check RGB, HSL, HSV and CMYK, CSS and html color codes

Runnable: Catch bugs earlier. Create previews and test environments for every code branch

8. Open-source Awesomeness ❤

jQuery: A small, fast, and feature-rich JavaScript library

Ember.js: Open-source JavaScript web framework for creating ambitious web applications

AngularJS: A JavaScript-based open-source front-end web application framework

Vue.js: Simple yet powerful library for building modern web interfaces

Node.js:  A JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 engine

Bootstrap: HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects

Appium.io: Open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms

HubSpot Open-Source: Free to use open-source projects by HubSpot CRM

Comparison of JavaScript frameworks: Feature wise comparison of JavaScript frameworks

💡 Submit A Tool: If you would like share a tool or resource that can provide value to our community and can be included in here, then simply comment below.

9. UI/UX Design

CodePen: Quick and streamlined notepad tool for designers who like to play with HTML, CSS, and JS. Like a playground for the front end web. ❤

Paletton: A free color scheme designer tool with the ability to save and export color palettes

BrandColors: Find which colors Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram use. It has a HUGE list of brands! ❤

Trianglify: Algorithmically generated triangle art

RedPen.io: Upload your design and get live, annotated feedback

MindMeister: Online mind mapping software, mostly used for brainstorming

Optimizely: Customer experience optimization software

VWO: A/B, split and multivariate testing tool for optimizing your website for increased conversion rate and sales

A/B by Pifantastic: An open-source JavaScript A/B testing library available on Github

🌟 BONUS: Great to see that you reached this far! Do you have a victim mentality? Here’s the solution: bit.ly/stop-being-a-victim

From the video: “Wasn’t that long ago, 2 or 3 years ago, that I wasn’t the happiest guy in the world. I asked myself, ‘Dude, what do you want? What is your purpose? What is your goal? Who do you want to become?’ And I literally made the decision and walked away a different person.”

Here’s the direct link – www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7thpDI75IA

This video will change your perspective towards life.

10. Website & Social Analytics

Google Analytics: Free website analytics tool by Google

Gaug.es: Analyze all your traffic in real time with a beautiful, easy to understand interface

Heap Analytics: Automates annoying parts of user analytics. No manual event tracking. No messy tracking plans. No custom ETL pipelines. Just insights. No coding required. ❤

Kissmetrics: Customer intelligence & web analytics to drive growth and make better business decisions

Piwik: Open source analytics platform that gives you more than just powerful analytics

Buffer: Schedule, publish, and analyze all your social posts in one place

CrowdfireApp: Grow your social media audience exponentially on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ❤

Iconsquare: Instagram analytics made easy ❤

SocialMention: A free to use social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, and videos

11. Submit Your Startup

💡 PRO Tip: Getting your startup featured on notable sites requires some effort. The rule number #1 is to build an amazing product. Then try getting in touch with reputed journalists who will be willing to help you out. You may email us too!

Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest

AngelList: Largest directory of startups around the world

Hacker News: Submit your startup and initiate a discussion (quick tip: be genuine and submit something newsworthy)

ProductHunt: A curated list of startups based on popularity and freshness ❤

Betalist: Discover and get early access to tomorrow’s startups

BetaPage: Get new startups directly in your inbox

🎁 BONUS: List of 50+ amazing places where you can submit your startup, grow your website traffic and get credible leads! Put in your name and email address here to access the list – https://www.startupquotesdaily.com/subscribe.

12. Miscellaneous Tools, Hacks, & Resources

Free HTTPS Certificate – Let’s Encrypt open-source https certificate for a secure web (we use this!)

Real Favicon Generator: A (real) favicon generator tool with support for different devices and favicon formats (must-use tool)

😇 Sharing is Caring: Please share this article with startup founders who might find it to be useful. Or simply tweet this link, will you? A million thanks if you did.

Startup Library [Y Combinator]: A curation of good startup articles, books, and organizations to follow

List of Venture Capital Firms: Longest list of venture capital firms on the internet

Make It Happen: A motivational video which will multiply your energy levels by 1000x times ❤

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75+ Handpicked Startup Tools & Resources

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2 Comments

  1. Nika
    May 30, 2017
    Reply

    Thanks for this fantastic list! I’d also like to share a tool called Deskun; it’s a Chrome extension for task management and customer support in Gmail. I find it useful and cost effective. Check it out https://deskun.com

    • June 3, 2017
      Reply

      You’re welcome Nika. Yeah, Deskun looks nice. Thanks for sharing. We will add it to the list in the next update! 😊

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