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Essential startup tools

A toolbox to help your startup get things done. Feel free to complete the list.


Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

Google Apps for Work - Email, Collaboration Tools And More

Get email, cloud storage, collaboration tools and other business apps with Google Apps for Work. Try it free for 30 days.

Download Google Drive - Free Cloud Storage

Get 15GB of free cloud storage today and keep your life connected by downloading Google Drive for your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

Slack: Be less busy

Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

Skype | Free calls to friends and family

Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype. Download Skype today to chat and call on desktop and mobile.

Streak - CRM in your Inbox

Bo trusts Streak as his CRM so he can focus his time on Academic Success for Veterans. Because Bo lives in his email, having his Sales, Customer Support, and Fundraising pipelines in his inbox saves him time while keeping everything organized. His flavor of Streak:

World's Largest Professional Network | LinkedIn

300 million+ members | Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.

42goals - a simple tool for tracking daily goals

42goals - a simple tool for tracking daily goals

Mikogo: Free Screen Sharing and Online Meeting Software

As the core technology behind online meetings, free screen sharing software allows users to view and share a computer desktop as well as transfer the control to another connected individual. Free screen sharing comes into its own when users want to display a live feed of their desktop and any application to others who are invited to attend the online meeting - at no cost to either party.

The workspace for your life's work | Evernote

Bring your life's work together in one digital workspace. Evernote is the place to collect inspirational ideas, write meaningful words, and move your important projects forward.

Send Better Email | MailChimp

MailChimp is the best way to design, send, and share email newsletters.

Lucidchart | Diagrams Done Right

Our application makes it easy to sketch and share professional diagrams. From brainstorming to project management, we support all of your communication needs. That's why millions of users choose Lucidchart.

Doodle: easy scheduling

Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events, meetings, appointments, etc. Herding cats gets 2x faster with Doodle. Create a poll for free!

eCommerce Software & eCommerce Platform Solutions | Magento

More than 240,000 merchants worldwide put their trust in our eCommerce software. Magento's eCommerce platform gives you the tools you need to attract more prospects, sell more products, and make more money. It's what we do.




Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

Feedback & Online Help Desk Software | UserVoice

UserVoice integrates easy-to-use feedback, helpdesk, and knowledge base management tools in one platform that empowers users to speak and companies to understand.

Free cloud storage, secure content & online file sharing | Box UK

Box offers free cloud storage and file sharing services that enable you to securely share and access files online.

Incentivize your users to spread the word about your product or service with InviteBox

Acquire new customers with a social referral program. InviteBox is a flexible referral marketing solution that brings you new customers at no cost.


Best Software Testing Company and QA Services Provider in India

Best Software Testing Company and QA Services Provider in India

BugRaptors, a premier QA & software testing service provider India, which offers exceptional software testing services to make sure that your apps are devoid of bugs and performance-ready. With a team of experienced testers, we provide reliable, cost-effective testing solutions that are suited to your demands. Partner with BugRaptors for a seamless testing experience.




Stripe is a suite of APIs that powers commerce for businesses of all sizes.

oDesk, the world's largest online workplace

oDesk is where the world goes to work! We are the world's largest online workplace, where savvy businesses hire, manage, and pay an on-demand workforce of talented freelancers.

SumoMe, free tools to grow your website traffic.

Increase your daily email signups by 20%. Each day, potential readers visit your website. They find a link to your blog somewhere, read one of your posts, and then disappear into some distant corner of the internet. With the List Builder plugin, you can convert these one-time visitors into lifelong readers and newsletter subscribers.

Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. We combine what you know, what your organization knows, and what the web knows.

Presentation Software & Sales Management | ClearSlide

ClearSlide is the industry leader in sales management software. We provide in-depth user analytics to strategically close business faster. Get started here.