List all the tools you're using this week for your startup.


What are all the tools you are using for your startups this week? It's interesting to see what other founders are using, and a good way to discover new tools.

Here are mine:

  • Google Analytics
  • Follower Wonk (twitter monitoring)
  • (SEO)
  • Sparrow (email)
  • Byword (writing)
  • MindNone (mind maps)
  • Wunderlist (todo list)

What are yours?

Software Tools Founders Startups

asked May 12 '14 at 13:26
Jeannie Smith
12 points
Get up to $750K in working capital to finance your business: Clarify Capital Business Loans

3 Answers



  • Google Drive (documents and spreadsheets)
  • Dropbox (other files)
  • Trello (team project management)
  • Google Calendar (team calendar and meeting scheduling)
  • LastPass (account password management, very useful for a small team)
  • CRMx (simple customizable CRM, needs setup)
  • (quick invoices)
  • miki (internal wiki/documentation, needs setup)


  • (video communication, desktop)
  • Viber (voice communication, mobile and desktop)
  • Telegram (text communication, mobile and desktop)
  • TeamViewer (screen sharing)
  • NATO alphabet (very useful when spelling on the phone)

Design & Development

  • Sublime Text 2* (coding)
  • Adobe Fireworks* (design)
  • StatusCake (checks for server downtimes)


  • Adwords Keyword Tool (keyword research)
  • Google Analytics (web metrics) + GAget (widget for OSX dashboard)
  • Feedly (keep track of posts and articles)
  • TweetDeck & SocialBro (Twitter account management)
  • SEO SERP Workbench (generates SERP reports, Chrome extension)
  • Ahrefs*, Open Site Explorer* (SEO/backlinks)
  • Mandrill (sending emails)

* Paid apps with no usable free option

answered May 14 '14 at 19:37
Xavi Esteve
223 points
  • Xavi, give Bohemian Sketch a look -- with Adobe dropping Fireworks, Sketch is the closest successor. – Patricia Wright 8 years ago


Here are mine grouped by type:

1. Analytics: Google Analytics, Chartbeat

2. SEO: Open Site Explorer from Moz, SheerSEO, ahref, UpCity

3. Social: Follower Wonk, Manage Flitter

answered May 12 '14 at 14:02
2,835 points


Online tools:

  • Google Analytics
  • Quantcast (analytics)
  • Ahrefs (backlinks)
  • Self hosted Circular (open source Buffer)
  • mxHero (email tracking)
  • BambooHR
  • BitBucket

Offline tools:

  • Sketch (design)
  • Byword
  • Navicat
  • OmniFocus
  • Simplenote
  • Skype
  • Suitcase Fusion
  • VirtualBox
answered May 12 '14 at 15:16
Nishank Khanna
4,265 points

Your Answer

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • • Bullets
  • 1. Numbers
  • Quote
Not the answer you're looking for? Ask your own question or browse other questions in these topics:

Software Tools Founders Startups