The 10 tools startups must use
When starting an internet business, it’s very important to use the right tools. Here are the 10 tools that helped us launch breaz efficiently.
Mockflow is a web app that lets you easily wireframe your product or app. The great thing about Mockflow is that they’ve built a Mockup Store with crowd-sourced templates that you can use to work faster and get inspiration.
Forget Skype. Use Slack. Slack is the most modern communication tool for teams. Apart from an incredible design, it allows you to integrate all of the services you’re using to get instant notifications within the chat client itself.
Asana makes your interactions with your dev/product team more efficient. It’s a task management system with a clear UX and UI to make sure you’re always staying organized.
Before launching breaz, I worked at mention for a year and a half. mention is an incredibly powerful application that helps you track what is being said about your brand and your competitors in real time. It works for blog posts, forum mentions, news and web references, as well as social media posts. They’ve even built a great iOS app to help you manage your online reputation on-the-go.
Want to publish on multiple social networks in one click and track your reach? Use Buffer then.
It’s an extremely simple application to manage your social media presence on almost every channel you’re on. Buffer also provides great tips for startups on their blog.
Followerwonk is a great resource when it comes to finding influencers in your sector. For instance, you can sort out a list of all of the most followed people for any keyword or expression.
Intercom is a messaging app that gives you the ability to send emails to your users based on their specific behavior using your software. This is a must-have tool to increase conversion/usage through automated marketing.
Front is revolutionizing the way you work with your emails by letting you collaborate on your support@, jobs@, contact@, etc., company email addresses with your team.
To be honest, I’m really impressed by what these guys are doing at Streak. This CRM was built to help you track all of your interactions with your customers directly in your Gmail inbox. Forget copying and pasting from your Gmail to your CRM, use Streak.
With all of the apps you’re using, you should use a password manager to protect your security. Dashlane will connect you automatically to all of your apps and prevent you from losing any passwords.
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