Free Startup Resources
Inspired by /u/fluffhead1 on Reddit, who found the huge list from TNW. Many thanks for the start of such an awesome list.
A curated open list of free resources to help you jump start your startup today. Links are continuously being updated.
If you have another additional awesome free resource, please feel free to add it by forking this repo onto your github and submitting a PR. Thanks.
Branding & Logo
- Kiss: Free legal docs for startup founders and investor, created by 500 Startups.
- Docracy: An open collection of free legal documents.
- Shake: Create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds. Free for personal use.
- Experiment Board: Test your startup idea without wasting time or money. Note: Requires a tweet to get it.
- Germ.io: Get from idea to execution.
- Skitch: Your ideas become reality faster.
Business / Project Name Generator
Writing / Blogging
- Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
- Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
- Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
- ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.
- Liberio: Simple eBook creation and publishing right from Google Drive.
- Editorial Calendar: See all your posts, drag & drop to manage your blog.
- Story Wars: Writing stories together.
- Headline Analyzer: Emotional marketing value headline analyzer.
- WP Hide Post: Control the visibility of items on your blog.
- Social Locker: Ask visitors “to pay” for your content with a tweet, etc.
- Egg Timer: Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.
- BlankPage: Writing made simple.
- Wattpad: The world’s largest community for readers and writers.
- Known: A single site for the content you create.
- Wattpad: The world’s largest community for readers and writers.
- Dbook: Structured and collaborative writing for large documents.
- CoSchedule: Blog post headline analyzer.
- A5.gg: When you return your text will still be here.
- Free Summarizer: Summarize any text online in just a few seconds.
Find (Trending) Content (Ideas)
SEO + Website Analyzer
- TinyJPG: | TinyPNG: Compress images.
- Compressor.io: Optimize and compress your images online.
- Kraken: Optimize your images & accelerate your websites.
- ImageOptimizer: Resize, compress and optimize your image files.
- ImageOptim: Makes images take up less disk space & load faster.
- Smush.it: Image optimizer WordPress plugin.
- Dunnnk: Beautiful mockups.
- InstaMockup: Create beautiful screenshots of your app or website.
- Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design for bloggers.
- Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
- Skitch: Get your point across with fewer words.
- Easel.ly: Empowers anyone to create & share powerful visuals.
- Social Image Resizer Tool: Create optimized images for social media.
- Placeit: Free product mockups & templates.
- Recite: Turn a quote into a visual masterpiece.
- Meme Generator: The first online meme generator.
- Pablo: Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.
- Contact form 7: Famous WordPress plugin to collect email addresses.
- Mailchimp: Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.
- ManyContactsBar: Free contact form sits on top of your website.
- Hello Bar: Get more email subscribers.
- Sumome List Builder: Collect email addresses with light box popover.
- Scroll Triggered Box: Boost your conversion rates — WordPress only.
- Sumome Scroll Box: Capture more email addresses, politely.
- Mailgun: The Email Service For Developers. Free 10K emails/month.
- Sendgrid: Delivers your transactional and marketing email. Free 12K emails/month (Now owned by Twilio)
- Sendinblue: Free 9K emails/month.
- Mailtrack: The best free email tracking solution.
- Beefree: Free Email editor to build responsive design messages.
- Canned Emails: A minimal site with prewritten emails.
- Streak - Track if someone opened your emails. Especially useful if you're doing sales or outreach. Also adds a CRM to Gmail.
- Really Good Emails - Superb for designed email inspiration. Welcome emails, sales emails, the whole works.
- Gmass - Send mass emails in Gmail (up to 2000 emails/day). Gmail = way better deliverability than using an email marketing platform. Link it to a spreadsheet to personalize names and phrases for every contact.
- Art of Emails - Tons of actually unique email templates for cold emails, outreach to influencers, sales follow ups, etc.
Guides and Courses
- Primer: No-nonsense, jargon-free marketing lessons (by Google).
- KeepYourFriendsClose: A free e-book about maximizing Customer Lifetime Value.
- Pricing Course: A free 9-day course on charging what you’re worth.
- Email Course for Sponsorships: How to get sponsorships for anything.
- Startup Sales Course: A free course to help you become a better marketer.
- Build an online course: A free course to help you build an online course.
- MailCharts: A FREE email course to help you become a better marketer.
- FirstSiteGuide: The beginner’s guide to successful blogging.
- WriteRack: The best way to tweetstorm.
- Spruce: Make Twitter ready images in seconds.
- Click To Tweet: Get more shares on your content.
- MyTweetLinks: Increases Twitter traffic.
- Latergram** Easily plan & schedule your Instagram posts.WordPress Pin it Button for Images: Add a “Pin It” button.
- SharedCount: Track URL shares, likes, tweets, and more.
- How Many Shares Count: how many shares a URL has across most social networks, all in one place.
- Justunfollow: Follow / unfollow people on Twitter & Instagram.
- SocialRank: Identify, organize, and manage your followers on Twitter.
- Klout: Social media influence score on browser extension.
- Ritetag: Instant hashtag analysis.
- Social Analytics: Interactions for a URL on most social platforms.
- Riffle: Full profile and info on any Twitter user.
- Buffer Free Plan: Schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+.
- Bitly: Create, share, and track shortened links.Filament: A free beautiful and customizable sharing bar.
- Addthis: Get more shares, follows and conversions.
- Sumome Share: Auto-optimizes your share buttons for max traffic.
- Digg Digg: Your all in one share buttons plugin.
- Disqus: Build a community of active readers & commenters.
Customer Service & Surveys
- Typeform: Free beautiful online survey & form builder.
- TallySpace: Create polls in no time.
- Free Survey Creator: Create a survey. Get user feedback for free.
- Batch: The first-ever 100% free engagement platform for mobile apps. A fully fledged mobile engagement platform to execute CRM tactics over iOS, Android, and mobile websites.
- Helprace: Customer service tool. Free for up to 3 agents for small support teams.
A/B Tests & Growth Hacking
- Petit Hacks: Acquisition, retention, & revenue hacks used by companies.
- Optimizely: One optimization platform for websites and mobile apps.
- Hello Bar: Tool for A/B testing different CTAs & power words.
- GrowthHackers: Unlocking growth. Together.
- Freebbble: High-quality design freebies from Dribbble.
- Dribbble: Dribbble search results for “freebie”. An absolute freebie treasure.
- Graphic Burger: Tasty design resources made with care for each pixel.
- Pixel Buddha: Free and premium resources for professional community.
- Premium Pixels: Free Stuff for Creative Folk.
- Fribbble: Free PSD resources by Dribbblers curated by Gilbert Pellegrom.
- Freebiesbug: Latest free PSDs & other resources for designers.
- 365 Psd: Download a free psd every day.
- Dbf: Dribbble & Behance best design freebies.
- Marvel: Free resources from designers we love.
- UI Space: High quality hand-crafted Freebies for awesome people.
- Free Section of Pixeden: Free design resources.
- Free Section of Creative Market: Freebies coming out every Monday.
- Teehan+Lax: iOS 8 GUI PSD (iPhone 6).Teehan+Lax: iPad GUI PSD.
- Freepik: iFree graphic resources for everyone.
- Tech&All: PSD, Tech News, and other resources for free.
- Tethr: The most beautiful IOS design KIT ever.
- Web3Canvas: PSD Freebies, HTML Snippets, Inspirations & Tutorials.
- SketchAppResources: Free graphical resources.
- Placeit Freebies: Freebies delivered right to your Dropbox.
- MaterialUp: Daily material design inspiration.
- FLTDSGN: Daily showcase of the best flat UI design websites and apps.
- Site Inspire: Web design inspiration.
- UI Cloud: The largest user interface design database in the world.
- Moodboard: Build a beautiful moodboard and share the result.
- Crayon: The most comprehensive collection of marketing designs.
- Land-Book: Product landing pages gallery.
- Ocean: A community of designers sharing feedback.
- Dribbble: Show and tell for designers.
- Behance: Showcase & discover creative work.
- Pttrns: Mobile user interface patterns.
- Flat UI Design: Useful Pinterest board.
- Awwwards: The awards for design, creativity and innovation.
- The Starter Kit: Curated resources for developers and designers.
- One Page Love: Resource for one-page website inspiration.
- UI Parade: User interface design tools and design inspiration.
- The Best Designs: The best of web design.Agile Designers: Best resources for designers & developers.
- Niice: A search engine with taste.
- TypeGenius: Find the perfect font combo for your next project.
- Font Squirrel: 100% free commercial fonts.
- FontFaceNinja: Browser extension to find the web fonts a site uses.
- Google Fonts: Free, open-source fonts optimized for the web.Beautiful Web Type: Best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory.
- DaFont: Archive of freely downloadable fonts.1001 Free Fonts: A huge selection of free fonts.
- FontPark: The web’s largest archive of free fonts.
- Font-to-width: Fit pieces of text snugly within their containers.
- Adobe Fonts: The free, easy way to get started with web fonts.
- Typekit: A limited collection of fonts to use on a website or in applications.
- Sentry: Open-source error tracking & monitoring
- Hive: First free unlimited cloud service in the world.
- GitHub: Build software better, together.
- BitBucket: Git and Mercurial code management for teams.
- Chisel: Chisel offers an unlimited number of fossil repositories.
- Visual Studio: Comprehensive collection of developer tools and services.
- Landscape: Landscape is an early warning system for your Python codebase.
- Swiftype: Add great search to any website. Free with limitations.
- Keen.io: Gather all the data you want & start getting the answers you need.
- Coveralls: Test coverage history and statistics.
- LingoHub: Free for Small Teams, Open Source usage and Educational projects.
- Codacy: Continuous Static Analysis designed to complement your unit tests.
- Searchcode: Search over 20 billion lines of code.
- TinyCert: Free SSL certificates for your startup.
- StartSSL: Free SSL certificates.
- Opbeat: The first ops platform for developers. Free for small teams.
- Pingdom: Website monitoring. Free for one website.
- Rollbar: Full-stack error monitoring for all apps in any language.
- Loggly: Simplify Log Management Forever. Free for one user.
- Devport: Get your developer portfolio.
- Getting Real: The smarter way to build web apps. A free book by 37signals.
- Peek: Get a free, 5-minute video of someone using your site.Creator: Build better Ionic apps, faster.
- DevFreeCasts: A huge collection of free screencasts for developers.
- Cody: A free library of HTML, CSS, JS nuggets.
Background Sounds to Focus
- Noisli: Background noise & color generator.
- Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.
- Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
- Designers.mx: Curated playlists by designers, for designers.
- Coffitivity: Stream the sounds of a coffee shop at work.
- Octave: A free library of UI sounds, handmade for iOS.
- Free Sound: Huge database of free audio snippets, samples, + recordings.
- Sonics: Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.
- Deep Focus: Spotify’s famous playlist to focus.
- Self Control: Mac: free application to help you avoid distracting websites.
- Cold Turkey: Windows: temporarily block yourself off of distracting websites.
Organize & Collaborate
- Trello: Keeps track of everything.
- Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.
- Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.
- Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.
- Wetransfer: Free transfer up to 2GB.
- Drp.io: Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
- Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.
- Mailtoself: An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app.
- List.ly: Discover and create great lists.
- Markticle: Mark your reading progress in articles for later.
- Raindrop: Mac app for bookmarking and reading it later.
- Flowdock: Free for teams of five and non-profits.
- Typetalk: Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging.
- Slack: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
- Google Hangouts: Bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and group video calls.
- Voveet: Simple, free 3D conference calls. Experience the difference.
- FreeBusy: Eliminate coordination headaches when you need to schedule a meeting.
- RealTimeBoard: Your regular whiteboard, re-thought for the best online experience.
- Witkit: Witkit is the secure platform for teams. 50GB of free encrypted data storage.
- Any.do: Get things done with your team.
- Asana: Teamwork without email.
- GoToMeeting: Online meetings without the hassle.
Digital Nomads and Remote Working
- Founded X Startup Stats: Find the best country to build your startup in.
- Teleport: Startup Cities: Discover and budget your next move to 100+ startup cities.
- Nomad House: Houses around the world for nomads to live and work together.
- Workfrom: Coffee, Wi-Fi and good vibes.
- Nomadlist: The best cities to live and work remotely.
- Where Nomads at: Find digital nomads & travelers all around the world.
- Nomad Jobs: The best remote jobs at the best startups.
- What’s It Like: Helping travelers figure out WHEN to go.
- Product Hunt: Curation of the best new products, every day.
- Angellist: Where the world meets startups.
- Beta List: Discover and get early access to tomorrow’s startups.
- StartupLi.st: Find. Follow. Recommend startups.
- Startups List: Collections of the best startups in different places.
- Erli Bird: Where great new products are born.
- Assembly: Co-create new ideas no matter where they are.
- CoFoundersLab: Find a co-founder in any city, any industry.
- Founder2be: Find a co-founder for your startup.
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