Indispensable Tools and Applications for Startups. Yes, we have used most of them!
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List your startup, network with angel investors. Also a good place to see what other startups are in your space, going after the same market.
Create wireframes and prototype mockups of your web or mobile application.
Free database of technology companies, people, and investors. Good place to see if a company is already doing what you are thinking of doing. Good place to learn where investors are placing their bets and which ones might be interested in your deal. See who has invested in your competitors.
Backup and share files with others on the go.
Make notes, sync between your computer, phone and tablet. Collaborate with co-founders.
Hire people for $5 to answer your questions, perform small tasks. Also see MechanicalTurk.
Get instant feedback on your product and website designs. Optimize your landing pages and calls to action.
Search for a potential co-founder; review profiles of available people; attend matchmaking events.
A must-have tool for websites.
Online office suite including word processing, spreadsheets, mail and calendar.
Developer tools, API’s and technologies.
Google Webmaster Tools
Optimize your website.
Does your application idea already exist?
Raise money for creative projects or to develop your app.
Monitor your reputation and those of your company and products.
Set up a pre-launch sign up page for your app or website; gauge user interest and encourage viral sharing to get the word out on your product.
Network with potential employees, partners, and investors. Learn about the companies in your space.
Build and manage an email list of customers and supporters. Send emails to opt-in list.
MechanticalTurk – Amazon
Conduct market research. Survey your target audience. Mobilize workers to complete small tasks for your startup. Also see Fiverr.com.
NameFind is the first collaborative, one-stop business name generator that lets you search domain names, investigate and buy the best brand name for your business or product.
Forms and templates for trademarks, provisional patents, and other common tasks.
Capture screen shots of your app; record an online demo.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and diagnostic app.
Score your readiness and likeliness of success. Track your progress as you develop and grow your startup.
Survey your prospective customers on needs, wants, price sensitivity, desired features, etc.
Monitor and chat about a topic; increase your presence on Twitter.
Test your website’s performance.
Wufoo Form Builder
Great app for creating and managing forms on your website or blog.