November 7, 2018

Your favorite SaaS and web-based apps for your startup

What are your favorite SaaS and web-based apps that you're using the most for your startup?

Here's my list:

  • Rescuetime

  • Mixpanel

  • Airtable

  • Google Analytics

  • Help Scout

  • Gitprime

  • Nightwatch

  • Hunter

  • Metabase

  • Webflow


  1. 6

    This is the best list I've seen for startup marketing tools. Organized into 12 categories: https://blog.leadfeeder.com/30-startup-marketing-tools/

    Me personally, Trello (project management) and Datastudio (reporting).

  2. 3
    • Chartmogul (revenue analytics)

    • Notion (replaced Trello, Airtable and Google drive for us)

    • Intercom (customer support and email campaign)

    • Canny (collect customer feedback, seamless )

    • Webflow (website)

    • Appear.in (video call)

    • CozyCal (booking demo sessions)

  3. 3

    Zapier,

    Slack,

    Bitbucket,

    BitBoard (Issue Tracking linking to BitBucket - created by @jdj_dk)

    SessionStack,

    Google Analytics,

    Google Search Console

  4. 2
    • Amplitude (product analytics)

    • Zoom.us (screensharing calls)

    • Metabase (database analytics)

    • Nightwatch (SEO)

    • AppSignal (Ruby/Elixir monitoring)

    • Zapier, Intercom, Slack, Trello etc.

  5. 2

    Atlassian

    Bitbucket

    Gitbook

    Slack

    1. 1

      Why everyone on Bitbucket not Github?

      1. 4

        Bitbucket offers free private repos. I used gitlab for the same reason.

      2. 4

        Why is anyone on Bitbucket or Github? I use GitLab and it has everything I want 👍

      3. 3

        I much prefer Gitlab to Bitbucket. Free private repos and much better than BB.

      4. 3

        I would guess it has to do with the "unlimited private repositories" that you get with bitbucket.

      5. 1

        Yeah its because of the free private repos. And great intergration with Atlassian project management

  6. 1

    zendesk.com (Customer Support )

    CanUmeet.com (Booking for Sales Demo meeting)

    Invision.com

    rescuetime.com

  7. 1

    I crowdsourced a list similar to this no too long ago with an open trello board, hope it helps! : https://trello.com/b/1gQarTJs/indiestack-bible

  8. 1

    I don't necessarily use them all but I think they are amazing:

  9. 1

    We use too many tools but these are some of my favorites:

    Asana

    Slack

    ReplyIO

    GSuite

    DocHub

  10. 1

    I like to use Whimsical.co to make quick mockups.

  11. 1

    OpenPhone - $10/month business phone number with voicemail and hours of operation. Great for sharing with multiple co-founders - https://www.openphone.co

  12. 1

    I can add Drift, CronHub, CrazyEgg/Google Optimize

    Full list here: https://www.stackrapp.com/organization/31/public

    (Disclaimer: i built https://www.stackrapp.com for this exact need, keep track of/show your apps).

  13. 1

    Azure

    Hotjar.com

    Zapier

    Carrd.co

  14. 0

    At https://DEVY.io our favorites are:

    Trello

    Bitbucket

    Gitlab

    Slack

    Discord

    We actually use Discord within the team and Slack for clients.

    1. 1

      I love Discord, I just wish more tools integrated with it :(

  15. 0

    How could you not mention following -

    1. Facebook [pages/group]

    2. Twitter

    3. UserCV

    4. Linkedin

    5. Pinterest

    1. 1

      It's easy to not mention them if they're not his "favorite". They may be useful (or may not be) depending on what your business is.

    2. 1

      I was hoping for some more handy and inspirational tools