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17 tools for buildd-ing your startup for FREE

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1. Loom

Use case: Async video communication

Description: Record and share video messages of your screen, cam, or both. Faster than typing an email or meeting live.

Has a free plan

2. Airtable

Use case: Database

Description: Easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing relational databases. Customize your workflow, collaborate, and achieve ambitious outcomes.

Has a free plan for up to 1200 records per base

3. Unicorn Platform

Use case: Website builder

Description: Drag & drop website and blog builder for startups, mobile apps, and SaaS.

Has a free plan for publishing 1 website

4. Trello

Use case: Project management

Description: Trello is the visual tool that empowers your team to manage any type of project, workflow, or task.

Has a free plan for up to 10 boards

5. Canva

Use case: Design

Description: Create beautiful designs of absolutely anything, from logos and social media content to documents, prints and more.

Has a free plan

6. Twist

Use case: Async chat communication

Description: Twist is async messaging for the flexible future of work. In Twist, one topic = one thread, instead of a stream of team chat.

Has a free plan for up to 500 members

7. Mailchimp

Use case: Email marketing

Description: Engage your customers and boost your business with Mailchimp's advanced, yet easy‑to‑use marketing platform.

Has a free plan for up to 2000 contacts

8. Notion

Use case: Note-taking

Description: Notion is an all-in-one workspace where you can write, plan, collaborate and get organized.

Has a free plan with unlimited pages & blocks

9. Calendly

Use case: Scheduling

Description: Calendly is your hub for scheduling meetings efficiently without the back-and-forth emails.

Has a free plan

10. Buffer

Use case: Social media marketing

Description: Draft and schedule posts for sharing across multiple social networks including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Has a free plan for managing 3 channels

11. Zapier

Use case: Automation

Description: Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work.

Has a free plan for up to 100 tasks a month

12. Later

Use case: Social media marketing

Description: Plan, analyze, and publish your content in a few clicks – so you can save time and grow your business.

Has a free plan

13. Sendinblue

Use case: Email marketing

Description: Sendinblue is an all-in-one email marketing service for businesses that want to send and automate email marketing campaigns.

Has a free plan for sending up to 300 emails/day

14. Slab

Use case: Knowledge base

Description: Easily create, organize, and discover knowledge for your entire organization, from non-technical to tech-savvy.

Has a free plan for up to 10 users

15. Pandadoc

Use case: eSign

Description: Create, approve, track and eSign docs easily. Take the work out of your document workflow.

Has a free plan

16. Drift Chat

Use case: Live chat

Description: Drift is a live chat, in-app messaging, and email management solution designed for sales and marketing teams.

Has a free plan

17. Carrd

Use case: Website builder

Description: Easiest way to create a fully-responsive, one-page site.

Has a free plan to build up to 3 sites

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