50 Awesome Free Tools For Startups

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Most startups are on a shoe-string budget, and there arent enough hours in the day! Maximise your time and minimize your costs by using some of these great free tools from around the web.



Wordpress.org | Wordpress.com: One of the easiest ways to get up and running online. Wordpress has an abundence of free themes and plugins to get you started.

HTML5 UP: Collection of beautiful, free HTML5 and CSS3 site templates.

Bootswatch: Collection of free themes for Bootstrap.

Templated: A collection of 845 free CSS & HTML5 site templates.



Cooltext: Here you can create a variety of logos for free.

Hipster Logo Generator: It’s Hip, It’s Current, It’s Stylish, It’s Hipster.

Fiverr. Ok, this one isn’t free, but for $5 (€4.60ish) you can get a professionally designed logo. Fiverr offers loads of graphic design and video services for pittance.



The Name App: If you think you have an original business name, this tool will tell you if the domain name is available, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram usernames.

Short Domain Search: Great tool to find short, single-word, available domains.

Impossibility: The best domain name generator ever.

Wordoid: Suggests short, catchy, available domains.



Feedly: Great tool for suggesting relevant articles foryour business.

Buffer Daily: Tinderesque iOS App for suggesting content, swipe right to add to your sharing list.

Buzzsumo: On Buzzsumo you can check what content works well for your competitors. The free version is limited however.

Digg: Similar to Feedly, on Digg you can pick your topics and get suggested content for your niche.



Ahrefs: Check how many backlinks point to your site, and to the sites of your competitors.

Keywordtool.io: Free alternative to Google Keyword Planner.

Google: Analytics | Webmaster Tools An essential bundle of tools. Use Webmaster Tools to improve your search engine ranking, and Google Ananlytics to track your traffic.

XML Sitemaps: Sitemap generator that creates XML & HTML maps needed to upload to Webmaster Tools.

Bitly: Great link shortening tools that allows you to track the clicks and performance of your links.



Buffer: Great tool for scheduling your social media posts.

Hootsuite: Same idea as Buffer. Both offer paid versions so its a matter of opinion which you prefer but I think you get more from the free version of Buffer than the free version of Hootsuite.

IFTTT: Great app for linking various social media accounts. IFTTT allows you to automate a number of ‘recipes’. For example, if you add a new contact to your phone, it can automatically add them  on Linkedin.

Justunfollow: Follow/unfollow people on Twitter & Instagram.

Manageflitter: Twitter analytics, see who has unfollowed you and get stats on your followers.

Ritetag: Great to see how well your hashtags perform, and for suggesting related hashtags.

Filament: Great stylish looking, floating share bar for your posts.

Disqus: Build a community of active readers & commenters.



Canva: Create beautiful graphics, social media banners, infographs etc….for free!!

Social Image Resizer Tool: Create optimized images for social media.

Meme Generator: Make your own ‘hilarious’ memes.

GIMP: Powerful, free alternative to photoshop.



Contact form 7:  Extremely handy Wordpress plugin to collect email addresses.

Mailchimp: Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.



Stock Up:  All the best free photo websites.

All The Free Stock: Free stock images, icons, and videos.

Unsplash: Free high-resolution photos.

Splashbase: Search & discover free, hi res photos & videos.



Fontello: Icon fonts generator.

Flat Icon: A search engine for 16000+ glyph vector icons.

Icon archive: Great source of beautiful, free icons.



Angellist: Where the world meets startups.

Beta List: Discover and get early access to tomorrow’s startups.

StartupLi.st: Find, Follow & Recommend startups.



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