Must Have Free Tools For Startups

Must Have Free Tools For Startups

We’ll keep updating this post to add the top free tools we think are must have’s for any Startup. These tools might most probably have paid version (if they don’t then they are not the best), but their amazing Free tiers are enough to last a lifetime. Enjoy!





1. Slack – Communication

Make work better with Slack. Real time messaging, search, archiving & more.
900+ App Integrations · Secure Communication · Voice + Video Calling
Pricing: 0-$15 per user per month



2. Trello/Asana – Task Management

Trello: More suited for Product teams
Bring your team together in Trello for projects, meetings & more.
Collaborate with visual boards and powerful analytics.
Asana: More suited for Sales & Marketing teams
Services: Project Management, Seamless integrated Chat, Project Analytics, Visual Boards, Task Management
iOS & Android Apps · Work Offline · Plan With Friends · For Any Event · For Teams Of All Sizes
Pricing Trello: 0-$21 per user per month
Pricing Asana: 0-$10 per user per month + Enterprise plan

3. Buffer – Marketing

Post to Multiple Networks · Over 10 Million Users · Powerful Scheduling Tool · Free 30-Day Trial
Highlights: Take The Guesswork Out Of Scheduling, Schedule Unlimited Message…
Pricing: 0-$10 per user per month, $99-399 Agency and Enterprise



4. Google Docs and Sheets – Productivity

Make it count. Google Sheets makes your data pop with colourful charts and graphs. Built-in formulas, pivot tables and conditional formatting options save time …
More than letters and words. Google Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.
Pricing: 0-$25 per user per month (Available with GSuite)



5. MailChimp – Email

MailChimp provides marketing automation for e-commerce businesses. Send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand.
Pricing: 0-$199 per month


6. Hotjar – Analytics & feedback

See What Users Love & Hate On Your Site via Recordings, Heatmaps, Polls & More
User Feedback · Heatmaps · Funnels · Surveys · Polls · Recordings
Highlights: Easy Way To Understand Your Web & Mobile Site

Pricing: Individual 0-$29 per month, Business $89-$589 per month


How to choose the Best tool for your Startup?

Choose a tool that meets your individual requirements in the near term. Here are some criteria to choose the best service for your team:

Ease of Use

We want to use a tool so that it makes our life easier. So obviously, if a service works but takes a lot of time to getting used to and still has nuisances, don’t go with it. Instead, looking for something intuitive and fast.


Tools often are focused on delivering excellence in one aspect of the overall business function. This may lead to teams wasting time switching between complementary software. So choose a tool that is feature rich allows and provides all the functionality you need at one place.

Skill Set

No team is ever complete or perfect. Use a tool that fits well with your and your teams skill set and has minimum uptime and maintenance cost for you.

Privacy options

As your team grows, you will need to give different level of permissions to different users. So make sure that the tool offer privacy and access control options.

Cloud solution

In-prem solutions do not work in 2017. Cloud based solutions allow better collaboration, version control, low maintenance costs, and smooth updates.


Integrations are the key to scaling your Business fast. You will be working with several tools and if the chosen tool seamlessely integrates with other apps that you use, would help automate things are streamline your workflows.


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