A curated directory of 280+ marketing resources & tools

The full list from MarketingStack.io

21st July 2015 I launched Marketing Stack on Product Hunt. It has received over 2000+ upvotes .

You can see the Product Hunt Launch here


Below is all of the resources/tools that I included on the site, for those of you that prefer a list view :)

Please note that this is my curation, some of you may not agree with what I find valuable but that’s fine. These resrouces and tools continue to evolve over time.

If you want to suggest a resource/tool to be reviewed, please email hello@marketingstack.io

A huge shoutout to everyone who has been kind enough to support Marketing Stack so far.


Miscellaneous

General Marketing Blogs

  • Search Engine Journal— Search Engine Journal is an online platform that offers news, interviews, and how-to guides from marketing experts around the world.
  • Startup Marketing — A blog about unlocking startup growth by Sean Ellis
  • Social Triggers— Effective, no-nonsense marketing blog by Derek Halpern
  • {grow}— A top-rated blog founded by Mark Schaefer. Mark is an acclaimedcollege educator, author, speaker, and social media strategy consultant who has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the CBS NEWS.
  • Zana— Learn how research-driven and experience-driven marketing can help your product or vision succeed.
  • Buffer— Thoughts on sharing, creating, analyzing and converting with social media by Buffer. Buffer is a smarter way to share pictures, links or videos on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
  • KISSmetrics — KISSmetrics provides web analytics solutions to assist businesses in customer acquisition and decision-making.
  • Social Media Examiner— Social Media Examiner, the world’s largest online social media magazine, is designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.
  • Razor Social— Razor Social is dedicated to providing you with the best information available on social media tools and technology.
  • QuickSprout— Marketing blog from Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics

Individuals’ Blogs

  • Brian Balfour — VP Growth @ HubSpot, Formerly EIR @ Trinity Ventures, Co-Founder of Boundless ,Co-Founder of Viximo, Co-Founder reCatalyze & PopSignal. Growth advisor to Boundless, Gametime, and Namo Media. Investor in GrabCad, Helpscout, and Shareaholic
  • Hiten Shah — Hiten started two SaaS companies, Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics.One is self-funded & the other is venture backed. He also sends a weekly email newsletter called SaaS Weekly where he shares relevant, curated links for anyone interested in SaaS businesses.
  • Neil Patel — Marketing blog from Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. Neil is the co-founder of 2 Internet companies: Crazy Egg, and KISSmetrics. Through these 2 companies he has helped large corporations such as General Motors, Hewlett-Packard and Viacom make more money from the web.
  • Lincoln Murphy — Marketing, Customer Acquisition, & Churn Reduction Consulting for SaaS providers by Lincoln Murphy .
  • Morgan Brown — Morgan Brown is the head of growth at Qualaroo and part of the GrowthHackers.com team. Co-author of Growth Engines and also Unlocking Growth with Sean Ellis.
  • Everette Taylor — Everette Taylor is firmly and creatively planting his feet in the world of marketing and business development. He currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the successful ecommerce company Sticker Mule and recently launched the new brand Button Frog. Taylor is founder of the marketing firm MilliSense (named after his mother Millicent), helping companies and brands grow through data-driven marketing and also partners with NFL Player Brandian Ross (Oakland Raiders) on the clothing lineUnity Over Self to raise money for children with autism.
  • Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré — Moderator at @ProductHunt & @GrowthHackers. Previously: Growth at @Inboundorg. Customer Success Evangelist.
  • Violeta Nedkova — Tweets about #startups. Product hunter. Growth @somewhere. One half of @empathsintech. Co-founder Amazemeet.
  • Gary Vaynerchuk — Gary Vaynerchuk is a co-founder and the CEO of VaynerMedia, a social media brand consulting agency. Vaynerchuk is also the author of three bestsellers: The Thank You Economy, CRUSH IT! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion, and Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World.
  • Sujan Patel — Sujan Patel is the VP of Marketing at thisCLICKS, the makers of When I Work & Wage Base. Previously Sujan founded Single Grain, one of the top Digital Marketing agencies in San Francisco, CA. With more than 10 years of Internet marketing experience and has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Sales Force, Warby Parker, Intuit and many other Fortune 500 caliber companies.

People and Extras

  • Justin Jackson — Product Manager for a profitable web app, and the host of the Product People podcast. “I’m passionate about building products that delight customers.”
  • The Growth Paradox For Startup CEOs — Read on if you value growth and understand that your startup growth is limited by your personal growth.
  • Jim Gray — Engineer & data scientist, specializing in marketing automation, customer issues, and repeatable growth processes.
  • The Great Big List of Twitter Lists, Ideas & Tools by William Harris- What are Twitter Lists? How do you create them? What are some great ideas for how to use them? What are some great tools to help organize and use them What are some great ones to follow?
  • 150 Growth Leaders — A curated list of the most trustworthy, knowledgeable, and helpful growth experts in the business by Faisal Al-Khalidi . Faisal is the founder of Young Growth Marketer, the blog for young marketers looking to launch their careers in growth.
  • 88 Marketers you should follow — A list of 88 marketers you should follow, curated by Jay Baer. Jay is a New York Times best-selling author, global keynote speaker, and digital media entrepreneur. He is also President of @Convince — A strategy consulting firm.
  • Follow Hunt — The best people to follow, every day

Inbound Marketing

  • Moz — Moz is the world’s most popular provider of inbound marketing software.
  • Inbound — Inbound Marketing is a community of inbound marketers that share new ideas, events, jobs, and more.
  • Ok Dork — Secrets about the best ways to write a cold email, growing email lists to 20,000+, and how to make it easy for others to say yes.
  • Marketo — Marketo develops marketing automation software that provides inbound marketing, social marketing, CRM, and other related services.
  • Hubspot — HubSpot develops a cloud-based Inbound marketing software that allows businesses to transform the way that they market online

Email/Newsletters

  • Drip — Lightweight marketing automation software that sends emails based on who users are, and what they do.
  • Moosend — Moosend is an email marketing service that helps you ease the burden of sending your email campaigns. It helps you manage your mailing lists, create and send your email marketing campaigns and track your results from an easy-to-use web interface.
  • Curated — Curate interesting content and build a relationship of expertise and trust with your customers.
  • Goodbits — Collect and curate content for your email campaigns. Goodbits integrates with the services your team already loves.
  • Mailerlite -Very simple email marketing solutions. Help companies to build relationships with their customers by sending good looking email newsletters. Easy to use web-based email marketing software.
  • Really Good Emails — A large collection of good product email design.
  • Customer.io — Customer.io enables users to send newsletters to selected segments of customers using their website data.
  • Sendgrid — SendGrid is a proven cloud-based email platform that successfully delivers over 17B customer engagement emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Pinterest, Airbnb, Pandora, Hubspot, Spotify, Uber, Linkedin and FourSquare, as well as more traditional enterprises like Taco Bell, Walmart, Intuit and Costco.
  • Vero — Vero provides email automation services that enable companies to send event-based emails to customers.
  • Mailchimp — MailChimp, an email marketing service,helps businesses with their marketing newsletters, automated messages, and targeted campaigns.

Link Sharing/URL Shorteners

  • Owly — Ow.ly enables users to shorten URLs, share files, and track visits to websites from Hootsuite.
  • Liner — Highlight, save, and share any web page.
  • start A FIRE — start A FIRE enables individuals and brands to promote their social presence and content over any link they share.
  • Bitly— Bitly’s link management platform helps the world’s leading brands deliver and measure their efforts across all marketing channels.
  • Google URL Shortener — Googles URL Shortener
  • Bundlin — The beauty of the web, bundled.Create, discover and share collections of links about your favorite subjects.
  • Linky Dink— Linkydink is a link-sharing tool for startup teams. It allows users to add links to a group and for a daily list of the links collected to be emailed out to subscribers.
  • Link Re-director — Dynamic URL shortener that can provide one link with multiple destinations (websites or apps).

PR & Press

  • Journo Requests — PR opportunities from Twitter delivered to your inbox.
  • PR Geeks — Tips, tricks & tools to get better at PR tech
  • The Press Release Is Dead — Use This Instead — Mike Butcher, editor-at-large at TechCrunch gives us tips and very concrete examples on how to pitch him, TechCrunch and tech media in general.
  • Submit.co— Where to get press coverage for your startup
  • A News Tip— Build relationships with journalists around the world. Find journalists by what they tweet.
  • PR Stack— Tools at the fingertips of the PR industry
  • Hey Press — It’s a search engine for startup journalists. You search for a keyword, e.g. ‘Oculus Rift’, then they scour the net to find the most relevant journalists.
  • Presspass — PressPass is an interactive directory of journalists organized by media outlets, beats, & regions aimed at making it easier for small businesses, non-profits, start-ups and citizen reporters to get their news-worthy stories out to the right reporters.
  • Muckrack— Muck Rack offers tools that help media professionals find and contact the most relevant journalists for their stories, and monitor how their stories perform.
  • Bolo Software — Media Search engine that combines a searchable database of the top 30,000 influencers’ writings and contact information with an internal PR workflow tool set.

Toolkits

  • 35 Tips to grow your Medium blog — 35 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Medium Blog
  • 100 Days of Growth — Proven ways to grow your business fast by Sujan Patel & Rob Wormley.
  • Launchkit— Simple, useful tools for mobile makers.
  • Building Analytics at 500px— A look at building analytics from the ground up at a mid-sized start-up and some of the challenges faced along the way.
  • 50 Shades of Growth Hacking— 50 eCommerce Growth Hacks That You Can Use Right Now.
  • $0 Marketing Stack by Buffer— The best free tools for social media marketers, curated by Buffer. Buffer helps users share social media content by scheduling online posts throughout the day.
  • Startup Marketing Resources— Learn about marketing strategy, customer acquisition, and growth for startups.
  • $9 Marketing Stack— With this stack, you can: Track visitors and events, Analyze your funnel (AARRR), Capture leads, Send one-off email campaigns, Send drip campaigns and behaviorial emails, A/B test your site AND your emails, Do marketing automation (workflows, tags, etc.).
  • Designmodo marketing tools— Best Tools for Marketers. Here you can find the best tools for designers, developers & marketers from Designmodo. Designmodo New York based company with focus on digital products for designers and developers.
  • Growth Stacks— A quantitative look into the tools growth teams use

Analytics

Mobile/App Analytics

  • Appbot — Appbot aggregates app store reviews for all countries on the iTunes, Google Play and Amazon app stores, surfaces user sentiment, bugs and feature requests, and seamlessly pushes this feedback into your app development & support workflows via native integrations.
  • Mobile Action— We provide a one stop-shop for app marketers to do keyword ranking, competitor analysis and App Store Optimization in the App Stores.
  • Sensor Tower— Sensor Tower drives organic user acquisition as the leading platform for App Store Optimization and the optimal provider of marketplace data.
  • App Annie— App Annie provides business intelligence solutions such as ranking, sales analytics and advanced market intelligence for the app economy.
  • appFigures — A beautiful app tracking platform for app developers and publishers. appFigures automatically grab and visualize everything that matters by combining sales & download numbers, world-wide reviews & ranks, and other juicy data into powerful, easy to understand reports.
  • Mixpanel— Mixpanel is an analytics platform for the mobile and web, supporting businesses to study consumer behavior.
  • Applause— Applause offers In-the-Wild Testing, Mobile Beta Management, Test Automation & Mobile Analytics to help companies achieve 360° app quality.
  • Appsee— Appsee offers a SaaS-based platform that enables companies to optimize their mobile applications. Appsee’s mobile analytics platform provides in-depth analysis of your users’ behavior, allowing you to provide the ultimate app experience.
  • AppsFlyer— AppsFlyer is a mobile advertising measurement platform that allows app marketers to measure their user acquisition campaigns in real-time.
  • Tune— With a mission to make mobile marketing better for everyone, TUNE creates Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products to help marketers manage performance advertising relationships across mobile and desktop.

Dashboards

  • Tableau— Tableau Software provides easy-to-use software applications for fast analytics and visualization.
  • InsightSquared— InsightSquared provides Salesforce analytics solutions that enable SMBs to maximize sales and increase team productivity.
  • Branch Metrics— Branch helps you personalize the install experience for every new user through our referral and sharing platform.
  • Numerics— Create your own unique dashboards from hundreds of pre-designed widgets that show a mix of website analytics, social media engagement, project progress, sales funnels, customer support queues, account balances or even numbers from your spreadsheets in the cloud — everything your business needs to monitor.
  • Geckoboard— Geckoboard is a real time data dashboard that helps you and your team stay focused on the metrics that matter.
  • Chartio— Chartio helps businesses analyze and track their critical data through an intuitive interface.
  • Klipfolio— Klipfolio is a real-time business dashboard that is fast, fun, powerful, and affordable.
  • Qlik— Qlik simplifies the way people use data by making it a natural part of how they make decisions. Monitor the performance of your business with both a high level view as well as the ability to drill down into the business details
  • Cyfe— Cyfe provides a cloud-based service that enables users to monitor and share vital business data from one single location in real-time.

Analytics

  • RJ Metrics — RJMetrics is a complete analytics platform for online businesses.
  • Webtrends— Webtrends is a digital marketing company providing measurement, optimization and social enterprise solutions.
  • Ruler Analytics— Ruler Analytics is a web analytics and call tracking solution for both large and small businesses. It works by matching real sales, leads and phone call data to the exact marketing source responsible for each of them, allowing businesses to see which marketing channels are working well for them and those which are not.
  • Hotjar— HotJar is a privately owned and funded company that develops intuitive and disruptive research and optimization tools for web businesses.
  • Segment— Segment is the single hub to collect, manage and route your customer analytics data. Integrate 160 tools in one place.
  • Google Analytics— Google Analytics (GA) is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.
  • Piwik— Piwik is an open source (GPL license) Web Analytics software. It generates reports on website visitors, popular pages, the search engines.
  • Crazy Egg— Crazy Egg allows website owners to create tests to figure out what users are doing on their site.
  • Mixpanel— Mixpanel is an analytics platform for the mobile and web, supporting businesses to study consumer behavior.
  • KISSmetrics— Track, analyze and optimize your digital marketing performance. We show you what’s working and what’s not across all campaigns, mobile and web.

Social Media Management/Analytics

  • Sleek— Streamline and turbocharge your social messaging through a single, real-time inbox.
  • ThinkUp— ThinkUp is a self-hosted web-based application that archives your tweets, friends, and followers and uses them to give you some interesting data about the people you follow and those who follow you.
  • Simply Measured— Simply Measured provides social media analytics and measurements for data-driven agencies and brands.
  • Unified Social— Unified provides marketers with powerful insights, content, and advertising tools built on the industry’s most advanced data platform.
  • Sendible— Sendible, a social media marketing platform, allows individuals and businesses to engage with their customers across multiple channels.
  • Hootsuite— Hootsuite is the most widely used platform for managing social media, loved by over 10 million people around the globe.
  • Sprout Social— Sprout Social provides a platform for businesses to manage social media engagement, publishing and analytics.
  • Social Bro— SocialBro provides tools to help users manage and analyze their Twitter community.
  • Sumall— SumAll is online software that guides decision making by connecting all online marketing and e-commerce data into one interactive chart.
  • Buffer— Buffer is a smarter way to share pictures, links or videos on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Just drop everything worth sharing in your Buffer and it will be posted for you well spaced out over the day, at a better time. It works from anywhere, with lots of app integrations, browser extensions and shortcuts!

Content Marketing

Asset Management

  • Brandfolder — Brandfolder is a manageable and shareable online brand profile that contains all of a company’s final brand assets.
  • Box— Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service offering unlimited storage, custom branding, and administrative controls.
  • Dropbox— Dropbox’s mission is to provide a home for everyone’s most important information and bring it to life.
  • Google Photos Storage— All your photos, organized, and easy to find Now that you can find your photos and videos faster, editing and sharing them just got a lot easier. One home for all your photos.

Blogging/Personal

  • Gyroscope — A personal website powered by your life.
  • Typepad— TypePad is an online service that enables users to host and publish weblogs and photo albums.
  • Squarespace— Squarespace is a SaaS-based Content Management System (CMS) offering a website builder, blogging platform and hosting service
  • Weebly— Weebly is a consumer service that lets people create a website, blog or online store.
  • Blogger— Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries.
  • Tumblr— Tumblr, a microblogging platform and social networking website, enables users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.
  • Wordpress— WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site.
  • Ghost— Ghost is an open-source blogging platform that offers users with relevant tools to create their online publications.
  • Medium— Medium.com is a blog that enables users to share and experience knowledge, ideas and stories. It is a personalized blogging site that allows users to post their writings of more than 140 characters with embedded images. Users ranging from journalists to amateur cooks create, post, leave notes and add recommendations on medium.com. The site also helps users find their targeted audience with less effort.

Tools for Writers

  • Handwriting.io — Reimagining handwriting in a digital age
  • Penflip— Penflip is an online platform that enables users to host, collaborate, and publish writing projects such as textbooks, ebooks, and more.
  • Draft— Draft offers clean saves of drafts instead of the usual autosave jumble, clear version control between multiple users, easy importing from popular file services like Dropbox and Evernote, and something pretty unique — an editing service.
  • Liberio— Liberio is a new platform for simple eBook creation and publishing straight from Google Drive.
  • Daily Page— Daily Page isn’t just for those trying to improve their writing — though it definitely won’t hurt. Daily Page is about engaging your creative side on a regular basis. It’s about clearing your mind and opening it up for new ideas. It’s about personal growth.
  • BlankPage— BlankPage empowers publishers through consulting and technology to securely distribute and monetize their electronic content.
  • Ulysses— Ulysses for Mac lets you focus when you need to concentrate. It keeps all your texts neatly stuffed in its intuitive library. With a few clicks, Ulysses can create beautiful documents from your manuscripts: PDFs, web pages, even iBooks-ready ePubs. With its simple, clutter-free interface, it will turn work hours into fun time. And mere thoughts into powerful stories. If you love to write, and write a lot, Ulysses is made for you.
  • Grammarly— Grammarly offers a tool that corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for common grammar errors, and provides citation suggestions.
  • Hemingway App— Hemingway highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.
  • Paragraphs— Paragraphs is built for one thing and one thing only: writing. It gives you everything you need to create brilliant prose and does away with the rest.

Content Discovery/Curation

  • Publicate — Curate content into beautiful, engaging, branded publications you can embed or share anywhere, in minutes. It’s a content marketer’s secret weapon.
  • Inbound — Inbound Marketing is a community of inbound marketers that share new ideas, events, jobs, and more.
  • Hacker News— Social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham’s investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator. In general, content that can be submitted is defined as “anything that gratifies one’s intellectual curiosity”
  • Taboola— Taboola is the world’s leading content discovery platform connecting people with content they may like but never knew existed.
  • Outbrain— Outbrain is a content discovery platform providing publishers a service for recommended links to increase traffic and generate revenue.
  • Reddit— A platform for online communities to submit links, create content, and have discussions about whatever interests them.
  • Scoop.It!— Scoop.it helps professionals & businesses discover, curate and publish great content to get visibility online.
  • Nuzzel— Nuzzel provides a social, real-time platform that allows users to see the news that their friends share.
  • Quibb— Quibb lets you share what you’re reading for work. Post newsworthy articles, see what colleagues are reading, and discuss the day’s.
  • CopyBlogger— Copyblogger has been teaching people how to create killer online content. Not bland corporate crap created to fill up a company webpage.Valuable information that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds your business.

Content Marketing

  • Copify — Copify provides a platform for online marketing professionals to source content from a pool of copywriters.
  • Prismatic— Prismatic is a machine learning company focusing on driving revenue through deep content and behavioral analysis.
  • Zemanta— Zemanta is a content suggestion plugin for content creators that suggests links, images, keywords and tags that are content relevant.
  • Contently— Contently provides editorial and engagement tracking tools that help brands craft, maintain, and optimize a high quality content strategy.
  • Co-Schedule— CoSchedule is a drag-and-drop editorial calendar for WordPress.
  • Filament— The only platform that intuitively shows you how to make your blog more engaging and also gives you the tools to make the changes.
  • Content Marketer — ContentMarketer.io is the number one tool that smart marketers use to promote content, increase traffic, and build relationships.
  • Socially Stacked— Everything social for small businesses and agencies.
  • Convince & Convert — Content Marketing blog run by Jay Baer. Jay is a New York Times best-selling author, global keynote speaker, and digital media entrepreneur.
  • BuzzSumo— BuzzSumo is a social analytics tool which finds the most shared content and key influencers for any topic.

Research/Monitoring

  • Feedreader— Feedreader Online is one of the best Google Reader alternatives allowing you to view all of your feeds any way you want.
  • News.me— News.me offers a social news reading web application for iOS compatible devices.
  • Swayy— Swayy lets you easily share the best content your audience wants to consume based on their engagements, interests, and reaction. By curating a variety of news, blogs, videos, infographics and more — Swayy makes the task of sharing content easy, quick and efficient.
  • Tagboard— Tagboard is a software platform aggregating social media content from multiple networks for end-users, brands and marketers.
  • Topsy— Search and Analyze the Social Web. (Tweets only)
  • Meltwater— Meltwater helps businesses drive growth and build brands. Meltwater’s online intelligence platform analyzes billions of digital documents daily to extract precise, timely business insights that help more than 20,000 companies understand their markets, engage their customers, and master the new social business environment.
  • Bottlenose— Bottlenose provides solutions for enterprises to identify, anticipate and instigate trends that drive their businesses in real-time.
  • Feedly — Connecting professionals to the content they need to get ahead and become better at what they do. Feedly is the app that connects curious minds with the blogs, websites and sources of content they are most passionate about.
  • Mention— Mention offers a media monitoring app for brands to obtain filtered and organized information from the web and social networks.

Collaboration

Communication

  • Respondly — Respondly turns tweets into threaded conversations, with a familiar “email like” user experience. Everything is bought together in one place so you have everything you need to respond quickly and intelligently.
  • Olark— Olark is a tool for website hosts to chat with their website visitors using their existing instant messaging client.
  • Disqus— Disqus is a blog comment hosting service offering a platform for social integration, social networking, user profiles, analytics and more.
  • Discourse— Discourse offers an open source platform for running discussion forums.
  • Autopilot— Autopilot is easy-to-use marketing automation that works for email, SMS and direct mail.
  • Infusionsoft —I nfusionsoft provides sales and marketing automation software for small businesses that combines CRM, email marketing and e-commerce.
  • Skype— Skype provides a software and mobile application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chat over the internet.
  • Hipchat— HipChat is a private group chat and IM network that provides real-time collaboration features for companies and teams.
  • Intercom— Intercom is one place for your entire business to see and talk to customers. Have live conversations and send targeted messages to website visitors and users of your app.
  • Slack— Slack is a team communication application providing services such as real-time messaging, archiving, and to search for modern teams.

Workflow/Project Management

  • germ.io — germ.io is a productivity tool that lets consumers get their ideas to see light. By capturing “eureka” moments when they occur, validating them with friends or colleagues, and reminding consumers to get working.
  • Evernote— Evernote is a suite of software and services that allow users to capture, organize, and find information across multiple platforms.
  • Pipefy— Organize and run all your processes in one place.
  • Matterhorn— Matterhorn is a simple-to use, lightweight project management tool that helps your team keep track of multiple people and projects at once.
  • Wunderlist— Wunderlist is the easiest way to manage and share your daily to-do lists. Whether you’re running your own business, planning an overseas adventure or sharing a shopping list with a loved one, Wunderlist is here to help you get things done.
  • Basecamp— Basecamp is a project management tool that offers a variety of customer service options.
  • Google Docs— Google Docs is Google’s free web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application. The online app allows users to easily share documents and collaboratively work on them in real-time.
  • Trello— Trello is a free app that makes working on group projects as easy as using sticky notes on your whiteboard. Available on your phone, tablet, and desktop, Trello’s drag-and-drop interface and visual way of organizing your tasks makes sure you always know what needs to get done and who’s working on it. Whether it’s your sales pipeline, new employee training program, a home renovation project, or even your wedding, Trello is flexible enough to make sure you’re on top of all your important projects.
  • Slack— Slack is a team communication application providing services such as real-time messaging, archiving, and to search for modern teams.

Marketing Automation

Testing and Automation

  • TestFlight— TestFlight platform enable mobile developers to perform beta testing and crash reporting, and generate analytics.
  • Test Nest— A/B testing for apps meta-information: icon, screenshots, description and more.
  • Test Fairy— iOS & Android Testing Platform
  • Inspectlet— Analyze user behavior instantly with Eye Tracking Heatmaps, Screen Capture (record and playback actual visitor sessions), and User-Interaction Analytics.
  • User Testing— UserTesting is a crowdsourcing service that provides usability testing through a large panel of on-demand users.
  • Instapage— Instapage allows marketers to easily build and A/B split test landing pages.
  • Optimizely— Optimizely is a experience optimization platform enabling A/B and multivariate testing for users to enhance their websites & mobile apps.
  • IFTTT— IFTTT lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement — if this then that.
  • Zapier— Zapier enables anyone (marketing, support, legal, HR, ops, product…) to connect together the web apps they use to run their business, without writing code.
  • Unbounce— Unbounce Marketing Solutions provides self-serve hosted services that enable marketers to create, publish, and test landing pages.

Growth Marketing

  • Engagio — Engagio is building an all-in-one account based marketing automation solution to engage target accounts and deepen sales-and-marketing alignment. By combining ABM expertise and consulting with a powerful but easy-to-use platform, Engagio will help B2B marketing professionals understand target accounts, orchestrate integrated account plans, and prove the impact of their ABM efforts.
  • Exit Monitor— Exit Monitor is a lead generation and conversion optimization tool for website owners.
  • Gleam— Gleam helps businesses drive more engagement with customers through giveaways, rewards & user feedback.
  • Growth Hackers — GrowthHackers is an online community that allows its users to learn and share about ethical online marketing techniques.
  • My SQL — MySQL is an open source database that supports scalable web-based and embedded database applications.
  • Chartbeat— Chartbeat tools measure and monetize website visitors’ attention and engagement on page content and advertising.
  • Hello Bar— The Hello Bar is a customizable notification bar that draws visitors to an important call to action on the website.
  • Intercom— Intercom is one place for your entire business to see and talk to customers. Have live conversations and send targeted messages to website visitors and users of your app.
  • Colibri— ColibriTool.com gives you insight into how to get more traffic and customers from search engines. It lets you track various keywords across 150+ local Google, Bing and Yandex search engines in the cloud. Colibri uses graphs, and charts to show you what keywords your website is ranking for, and also how well your competition is doing for the same keywords.
  • Programming For Marketers— Learn technical skills to work faster, not rely on devs, accelerate your user growth, boost your salary, automate any repetitive task, and more

Growth Stories


Customer Experience

Design/Mockups

  • Proto.io — Proto.io is a web platform enabling users to create fully interactive mobile app prototypes.
  • Marvel— Marvel is a free prototyping and collaboration tool that lets designers transform their files into interactive, shareable prototypes viewable on any device and get feedback.
  • Zeplin— Zeplin is a collaboration application for UI designers and front-end developers.
  • Pixate— Pixate is a new platform for mobile interaction design. With it, you can create sophisticated interactive native prototypes without code.
  • Balsamiq— Balsamiq is a wireframing and mockup tool that allows users to sketch and share user interface mockups for web, desktop and mobile apps.
  • UXPin— UXPin allows product teams and designers to build low and high-fidelity, interactive, realistic web and mobile wireframes and prototypes.
  • Canva— Canva facilitates graphic design by providing a drag-and-drop design tool and a library of stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.
  • Dribbble— Dribbble is a community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects.
  • Invision— InVision allows designers to build interactive, high-fidelity, realistic web and mobile mockups and prototypes.
  • Picmonkey— Picmonkey allows users to utilize tools in order to edit a variety of aspects of any given image.

Images

  • 500px — 500px is a premier online community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling inspiring photography.
  • Nutshell— Snap three pictures. Add captions. Choose graphics. And let Nutshell turn it all into a shareable cinematic story
  • Darkroom— A quick, powerful photo editor for iOS. Featuring raw editing tools, editable filters and more
  • Priime— Priime’s founding team of lifetime photographers are made up of Y Combinator alumni who are also seasoned developers and designers. “Combining our passion in photography, with our experience and skills of product design and development, we are setting out to lead the world in improving the overall quality of shared photos. “
  • Layout by Instagram— An Instagram app that lets you easily combine multiple photos into a single image.
  • Bold— Bold makes your text and photos into beautiful typographic images. It’s the simplest way to create engaging social media images.
  • Visually— Visual.ly is a community platform for data visualization and infographics that connects designers with clients to create content.
  • VSCO Cam— The standard of mobile photography, now for iOS. VSCO Cam 4.1 features an updated UI and advanced camera controls, including manual focus, shutter speed, white balance, and exposure compensation for unprecedented creative control.
  • Pexels— Find high-resolution photos for your next project. All photos are free for personal and commercial use and attribution is not required.
  • Pablo by Buffer — Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.

Video

  • Coverr — Stunning free videos for your homepage background. Posting 7 new videos every Monday.
  • Videvo— Videvo offers completely free stock video footage and motion graphics for use in any project.
  • Vimeo— Vimeo is a video sharing platform that allows users to upload, share and view high-definition videos.
  • Vee for video— Create beautiful videos with an entirely new way to shoot, edit and share
  • Wistia— Wistia is an internet video hosting and analytics company that enables marketers to track and analyze web video viewers.
  • Wideo— Wideo is an online video tool that enables people to make animation videos for their product demo, presentations and teaching lessons.
  • Veed.me— VeedMe is a video creation marketplace that connects businesses with reliable and talented videographer communities.
  • Hyplerlapse by Instagram — Hyperlapse is an app that takes stabilized time-lapse video.
  • Giphy— How you search, share, and discover the world’s best GIFs.
  • Animoto— Making it easy for anyone to create professional-quality video. Join over 10 million people who use the power of video to share what matters most.

Infographics/Presentations

  • IconStore — Free Icon Packs by First-Class Designers.
  • Visme — Visme allows anyone to create Professional Presentations & Infographics.
  • Venngage — Everything you need to create and publish infographics for free.
  • Beutler Ink— Beutler Ink is a content development firm focused on visual content, social media strategy and Wikipedia relations.
  • Visually— Visual.ly is a community platform for data visualization and infographics that connects designers with clients to create content.
  • Slides — Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks.
  • Slideshare— SlideShare is an online community that allows users to upload and share PowerPoint presentations, documents, and infographics.
  • Infogram— Infogram, a software company, develops web-based data visualization apps for non-designers to create professionally designed visualizations.
  • Piktochart — Piktochart offers an infographics app that allows non-designers to create visual graphics to better engage their web audience.

Feedback

  • Survicate — Easy to use person-centric analytics & engagement platform with built in surveys, useful reports & integration.
  • 15Five— 15Five is an inter-company employee feedback system enabling companies to surface problems, discover ideas, and stay tuned in to morale.
  • Formstack— Formstack is an online form building application that lets you bring your forms online without any coding knowledge. The Formstack drag and drop form builder lets you build custom forms and easily collect data in your Formstack database. Export that data or pass it to one of the many 3rd party apps with which we integrate.
  • SurveyGizmo — SurveyGizmo is a Colorado-based online survey software tools platform enabling researchers to build forms, collect data and analyze.
  • Google Surveys— Easy answers for every business decision. Market research that’s fast and accurate.
  • UserTesting — UserTesting is a crowdsourcing service that provides usability testing through a large panel of on-demand users.
  • Survey Monkey— SurveyMonkey offers a cloud-based online survey and questionnaire tool that helps users gather survey-related information.
  • Typeform — Typeform is a cloud-based application for users to create and respond to surveys and other types of forms on any device.
  • Qualaroo — Qualaroo is a qualitative insights SaaS solution that is triggered by web visitor behavior, providing intelligence that helps marketers better understand customer needs. Qualaroo data integrates with leading marketing automation, CRM and optimization solutions to improve the overall customer experience.

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