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Tools of The Trade, from Hacker News.

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Tools of The Trade, from Hacker News.


In 2010, Joshua Schachter, the founder of Delicious, posted the following on Hacker News:

When I first started delicious, we had to host most of the services ourselves. CVS, mail, mailing lists, etc etc etc.

These days, lots of that stuff is available as SaaS. What are the tools and services people use instead of hosting their own?

(I'm not talking about actual production services like EC2 and Heroku and whatnot. We can go over this in another thread.)

In 2013, Sharjeel Qureshi, posted the following:

Few years ago, Joshua Schachter started this thread on HN for discussing hosted useful services:

The contribution in thread introduced many interesting SaaS services which can immensely help in deploying services as well as development.

It's been three years since then. What do we have today?

Many thanks to the big contributors to the previous threads, including garrettdimon, espeed, netshade, and cmadan, and many more that I haven't named.


I've collected more data from Hacker News, AngelList and Quora, to make the 2015 and beyond version. This list also includes self-hosted as well as hosted services.

It's on GitHub for a reason! Please submit pull requests.

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Identity Verification

Cognito@getcognito-Frictionless, modern identity verification that starts with just a phone number.
BlockScore@getblockscore$1/verification - $5/verificationIndividual ID verifications and company verifications.
Onfido@Onfido$2/verificationIndividual ID verifications, Document Checks and Facial recognition.

Browser/Email Testing

BrowserStack@browserstack$35/mo - $359/moLive, web-based browser testing.
Litmus@litmusapp$79/mo - $399/moLets you preview your campaigns across 30+ real email clients and devices in minutes.
Sauce Labs@saucelabs$12/mo - $149/moRun your web and mobile app tests across hundreds of real browsers and platforms instantly.
EmailOnAcid@emailonacid$45/mo - $295/moQuickly ensure that your emails don't look like crap in any email client.
Rainforest QA@rainforestqa$500/mo - $2000/moInsanely simple integration testing.
DebugMail-FreeEasy to use fake mail (SMTP) server for developers.
Mailosaur@mailosaur$19/mo - $199/moEmail, SMS and Spam testing with virtual SMTP servers for business-grade usage.
Mailtrap@MailtrapFree - $24.99/moA fake SMTP server for development and staging environments along with a REST API for testing.

Bug/Issue Tracking

BitBucket Issues@bitbucket$10/mo - $200/mo, Unlimited private code repositoriesHost, manage, and share Git and Mercurial repositories in the cloud. Free, unlimited private repositories for up to 5 developers give teams the flexibility to grow and code without restrictions.
BugHerd@bugherd$29/mo - $180/moTurn client feedback into actionable tasks. BugHerd lets you quickly see, at a glance, how your project is going and what everyone is working on. The task board lets you keep team members in sync by assigning and scheduling tasks with a simple drag and drop.
Bugify@bugify$59.00Self hosted issue management system. One-time payment. Written in PHP.
GitHub Issues@GitHub$7/mo - $50/moBuild software better, together. GitHub is the largest code host on the planet with over 13.2 million repositories. Large or small, every repository comes with the same powerful tools. These tools are open to the community for public projects and secure for private projects.
GitLab Issues@gitlabhqFreeGitLab is open source software to collaborate on code that is used by more than 100,000 organisations worldwide. Unlimited private repositories on or host your own instance. Enterprise Edition includes deep LDAP support.
Huboard@huboard$7/mo - $24/moGitHub issues made awesome Instant project management for GitHub repositories
JIRA@JIRA$10/mo hosted - $10/yr self-hostedJIRA is the tracker for teams planning and building great products. Thousands of teams choose JIRA to capture and organize issues, assign work, and follow team activity. At your desk or on the go with the new mobile interface, JIRA helps your team get the job done.
Lighthouse@lighthouseapp$25/mo - $100/moWhether you're a large company or a small bootstrapped team, Lighthouse is the perfect ticket tracking solution. Collaborate effortlessly on projects. Whether you’re a team of 5 or studio of 50, Lighthouse will help you keep track of your project development with ease. It Notes on a virtual corkboard (OSS)
Sifter@sifterapp$29/mo - $149/moLess configuring. More doing. We've put in the time researching bug tracking to help create the simplest possible workflow for you to get work done. From time-to-time we even blog about some of our ideas around this optimal bug tracking process…
Usersnap@usersnap$19/mo-$99/moUsersnap is visual bug reporting for anyone working on web projects. Get visual feedback and precious browser information with every bug report to reproduce and fix them even faster.
Instabug@instabug$49/mo-$349/moInstabug is comprehensive bug reporting and in-app feedback tool for mobile apps. Receive detailed feedback attached with every bug report sent by your testers or users to debug and build better apps, faster.

Planning & Project Management

Aha!@aha_io$69/mo, Ask about startup planThe new way to create brilliant product strategy and visual roadmaps.
Sprintly@sprintly$49/mo- $399/moDon't ask how projects are going. Watch how they're going in real-time. Use our elegant interface to prioritize, tag, manage, estimate, and measure your software developers' progress in real-time.
Podio@PodioFreeTeamwork made easy. News and views from the team behind Podio - changing the way the world works since 2009.
Flow@flowapp$19/mo - $249/moStop managing projects from your inbox. Flow is a collaborative task management app for the web and iPhone.
Basecamp@37signals$20/mo - $150/moThe official account for Basecamp®. Helping Basecamp customers every Mon-Fri 9am-6pm CT! Basecamp to help organize the store design, develop fixtures, and manage craftspeople. Primarily through word-of-mouth alone, Basecamp has become the world’s #1 project management tool.
Apollo@applicomhq$23/mo - $148/moIntegrated Project and Contact Management Done Right Apollo is project and contact management done right. Using Apollo, you will realise that it's built to help you get things done, quickly and efficiently. With Apollo, you will always know where your projects, your contacts and your life are at and you will feel on top of everything — regardless of how hectic your schedule is.
Pivotal Tracker@pivotaltracker$7/mo - $175/moBUILD BETTER SOFTWARE FASTER. Break your project down into bite-sized stories, which get your product closer to the business goal. Use points to estimate each story’s relative complexity and prioritize it in the backlog.
Asana@asana$50/mo - $800/moTeamwork without email. Asana is our go-to for prioritizing projects, keeping up w/orders & staying on top of a growing to-do list
WeekPlan@weekplan$7/mo - $19/moTime management inspired by the "7 habits of highly effective people" Features: goals of the week, week view and quadrant matrix, pomodoro timer, shared workspaces, etc...
Trello@trello$5/moOrganize anything, together Trello is the fastest, easiest way to organize anything, from your day-to-day work, to a favorite side project, to your greatest life plans.
Blossom@blossom_io$19/mo - $149/moAgile Project Management. Blossom gives each member of the team clear overview about who’s doing what & why and at the same time it helps you to focus on what matters most. With Blossom you can efficiently manage your whole development process in one place, built with simplicity in mind. Blossom is based on the principles ofKanban, a way of working that emphasizes iterative delivery cycles and continuously improves the workflow of your team or organization.
Redmine--Flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
JIRA Agile@jira$10/mo - $30/moDream big, work smart, deliver fast. Makers of @JIRA, @Confluence, @Bitbucket and more. Software to plan, collaborate, code, and support. Built for teams
Tom's Planner@tomsplanner$9/mo - $19/moTom's Planner is online Gantt chart software that allows anyone to create, collaborate and share Gantt Charts online with drag and drop simplicity. It's web based, extremely intuitive and easy-to-use.
LeanKit@leankit$15/mo - $19/moInstant Project visibility. In LeanKit, you map your organization’s processes onto virtual whiteboards. On each board the process steps are represented as vertical and horizontal lanes. Cards represent work items, which team members update and move from across the board as they complete their share of the work. Rather than having to ask for status reports, managers and customers can just look at the board. Board updates are visible in seconds around the globe and e-mail alerts and RSS feeds are available, so you and your team can take immediate action to resolve issues before they turn into serious problems.
Breeze@BreezeTeam$29/mo - $129/moOrganize and track everything. Breeze shows you what's being worked on, who's working on what, where things are in the workflow and how much time it took.
Cushion@cushionapp$8/mo - $48/moPiece of mind for freelancers. We built Cushion as a team of freelancers who always had trouble planning and managing our year—constantly taking on too much work and never thinking to take a break.
Clickup@clickup_app$0 - $5/moClickUp's #1 rated productivity software is making more productive projects with a beautifully designed and intuitive platform.

Time Tracking

Toggl@togglFree - $59/moToggl’s time tracker is built for speed and ease of use. Time logging with Toggl is so simple that you’ll actually use it.
Clockify@clockifyFreeClockify is the only 100% Free time tracking software that lets you and your team track time with one click. It works like Toggl but offers unlimited features and unlimited users.
Hubstaff@hubstaffFree - $9/moHubstaff is time tracking software designed to make remote team management more effective and efficient. You just have to sign up, download our intuitive desktop app and push the start button to begin tracking time.
Tickspot@tickspotFree - $149/moStraightforward time tracking software to help your team run more profitable projects. Whether you prefer iOS, Android, the Apple Watch, or your desktop computer, Tick is the easiest way to track your time.
Kimai@kimai_orgself-hostedKimai is a Free open source timetracker. It tracks work time and prints out a summary of your activities on demand. Yearly, monthly, daily, by customer, by project, by action, etc.
Timetrap-Freesimple open source command line time tracking

App Developer Tools

App Annie@appannie/FreeMake better decisions with our app store data. We are the leader for app store analytics, app rankings, and market intelligence.
App Figures@appfigures$9/moA beautiful app tracking platform for app developers and publishers.

Localization & Internationalization

Localize.js-$25/mo - $150/moWebsite translation with just a few lines of code.
Gengo-$0.06 - $0.17/wordHuman translation API
Google Website Translator--Make your website instantly available in 90+ languages

Business & Traffic Analytics

Amplitude-$299/moMobile Analytics for decision makers
Calq@CalqAnalytics$0 - $2500/moAdvanced custom analytics for mobile and web applications. Calq is an analytics platform that measures user actions rather than page views. An action can be anything a user does: reviewing a product, playing a level on a mobile game, making a purchase on your site, anything. Calq's ability to work with custom events AND custom data is what raises it above more traditional analytics platforms.
Chartbeat@chartbeat$9.95/mo - $49.95/moBuild a loyal and valuable audience for your site. Chartbeat's real-time traffic and audience-behavior data shows you who's on your site and how they're engaging with your content right now — so you can take action on what matters when it matters.
Chartio@chartio-Visualize and explore your data with Chartio. Create interactive charts and perfect dashboards through an intuitive drag and drop interface. Switch from basic tables to sophisticated data visualizations in a single click. Powerful filters let you slice and dice your data, and you can drill down into most charts without configuring a thing.
Clicky@clicky$9.99/mo - $19.99/moReal Time Web Analytics. Clicky lets you see every visitor and every action they take on your web site, with the option to attach custom data to visitors, such as usernames or email addresses. Analyze each visitor individually and see their full history.
Fathom Analytics-$0-79/moSimple, useful websites stats without tracking or storing personal data of your users
Gauges@GaugesApp$6-$48/moGauges provides real time web analytics such as how many people visit your site, where they come from, and where they go.
GoSquared@gosquared£21.60 - £396/moEasy to use real-time web analytics.
Google Analytics--Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.
Heap Analytics@heap0 - $599+Instant, retroactive analytics for web and iOS. No code required.
Improvely@improvelycom$29 - $899/moConversion tracking and click fraud monitoring platform. The easiest way to track the performance of marketing campaigns and monitor them for click fraud.
KISSmetrics@kissmetrics/$150/mo - $500/moKISSmetrics tells you who’s doing it. Every last piece gets connected to a real person. All of it. It doesn’t matter if people bounce around between different browsers and devices. Or even if it takes them 6 months to come back. You’ll see what real people do.
Keen IO@keen_io$0 - $2000+/moCustom analytics shouldn't be a pain in the backend. Keen IO's powerful APIs do the heavy lifting for you, so you can gather all the data you want and start getting the answers you need.
Localytics@localytics/Free up to 10k MAUs, $200/mo - $2700/mo above thatFind out what works in your mobile or web app. Do more of it. All in one place. Advanced analytics provide data and insight to help you build more successful apps. Integrated Marketing helps you easily engage and acquire more customers.
Matomo@matomo_org-Whether you are an individual blogger, a small business, or a large corporation, Matomo helps you gain valuable insights to help your business or readership grow.
Mixpanel@mixpanel/$150/mo - $2000/moActions speak louder than page views. For years, companies have pushed page views as a primary measure of success. Page view counts are popular because they are easy to report, but ultimately cannot tell you how engaged your visitors are. Mixpanel lets you measure what customers do in your app by reporting actions, not page views.
Segment-$29/mo - $349/moThe right way to manage your tools. The idea is simple: one pipeline for all your data. Send data to any third-party tool with a single integration.
Snowplow@SnowPlowData-Snowplow is the most powerful, flexible, scalable web analytics platform in the world. Snowplow enables analysts to perform a wide variety of both simple and sophisticated analytics on your web analytics data.
Wisdom-Free - $2000+/moSession Replay. Wisdom is the most accurate live visitor session recorder service available. Focusing only on session replay, Wisdom reconstructs a virtual desktop screen for every visitor, across all tabs, to capture the true feel of every visitor's experience.

Conversion Optimization & A/B Testing

Optimizely@optimizely$17/mo - $359/moA/B testing you'll actually use. Track engagement, clicks, conversions, sign ups, or anything else that matters to you and your business. Optimizely's custom goal tracking provides an endless range of measurable actions that you can define. Just tell Optimizely what to measure, and we will do the rest.
Visual Website Optimizer@wingify$49/mo - $129/moIncrease your website sales and conversions. Using Visual Website Optimizer, they A/B test different versions of their website and landing pages to find out which one works best. Made for marketers, our tool is incredibly easy to use, and doesn't need IT resources.
EyeQuant@eyequant$199/mo - $999/moInstantly understand what your visitors will see and miss in their first seconds on your site, and improve your conversions. Analyse live sites or mockups within seconds, no code required.
Optimize by Google-FreeOptimize allows you to test variants of web pages and see how they perform against an objective that you specify.

User Management

Okta@OktaDevFreeOkta adds authentication, authorization, and user management to your web or mobile app within minutes.
Connect2id@Connect2id€299/mo - €999/moHosted Connect2id server – a flexible, secure and certified OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 identity provider.

User Testing

Silverback 2.0@silverbackapp69.95Guerrilla usability testing software for designers and developers. Silverback makes it easy, quick and cheap for everyone to perform guerrilla usability tests with no setup and no expense, using hardware already in your Mac.
HotJar@hotjarFree - $29/mo (personal)Records videos and collects heatmaps of your site visitor actions.
WisdomFree - $2000+/moSession ReplayWisdom is the most accurate live visitor session recorder service available. Focusing only on session replay, Wisdom reconstructs a virtual desktop screen for every visitor, across all tabs, to capture the true feel of every visitor's experience.


Workday@workday-Workday works the way people work—collaboratively, on the go, and in real-time. Explore the product previews below to learn how Workday can change the way you work. With powerful business applications and a user experience that's unmatched in enterprise software, Workday gives you everything you need to transform your business.
Lever@lever-A modern web app for hiring. Leverage your entire company – interviewers, managers, and recruiters – to source, vet, and close.
Zenefits@zenefits$0/moThe #1 All-In-One HR Platform. Payroll. Benefits. Time. Compliance. All online, all in one place.
TestDome@TestDome$8/candidate - $20/candidateAutomated testing of programming skills, ask candidates to write real code before calling them for an interview.
HackerRank@hackerrankpaidEnd-to-end technical recruiting platform for hiring engineers.
PeopleDoc@PeopleDoc_IncHR Service delivery platform designed to simplify complex HR operations, compliance and can easily serve employees anytime, anywhere.
BambooHR@bamboohrpaidHR software with heart.
PeopleDoc@PeopleDoc_Inc-HR Service delivery platform designed to simplify complex HR operations, compliance and can easily serve employees anytime, anywhere.
HiringPlan@ltseFreeHiringPlan is a headcount planning tool for startups with built-in market data. It helps founders adopt a structured compensation plan, pay people fairly and preserve cash and equity runway.
TLDROptions@ltseFreeA tool for helping employees understand the potential value of their stock options.


Gusto@gustohq$29/mo + $6/userPayroll and benefits that put people first, easy setup, automated tax filings and thoughtful support.
WagePoint@wagepoint$20 + $2/employyThe Simple, Fast & Friendly way to pay your employees.

Continuous Integration/Code Quality

Travis@travisciFree - $489/moHi I’m Travis CI, a hosted continuous integration service for open source and private projects: System status updates: @traviscistatus
AppVeyor@appveyor-AppVeyor automates building, testing and deployment of .NET applications, helping your team to focus on delivering great apps.
Codeship@codeshipStart with 100 builds/mo Free, Unlimited plans start at 49$Continuous Delivery as a service, start testing and deploying your code immediately
Circle@circleci$19/mo - $269/moShip better code, faster. Easy, fast, continuous integration and deployment for web apps.
Hound@houndciFreeAutomated Code Review. Take care of pesky code reviews with a trusty Hound
CodeClimate@codeclimate$0/mo - $399/moAutomated Code Review. Code Climate hosted software metrics help you ship quality Ruby and JavaScript code faster. Get control of your technical debt with real time static analysis of your code.
Codacy-$0 - $150/moAutomated Code Review. Continuous Static Analysis designed to complement your unit tests. Similar to CodeClimate.
Codecov-$0 - $5/moHosted Code Coverage. Code coverage reporting done right.
Semaphore@semaphoreci$14/mo - $899/moCreate an Amazing Workflow. Semaphore assumes that your private or open source project is on GitHub. There are no new dependencies, hooks or SSH keys to manage. It works without any change in source code.
Solano CI@SolanoLabs$15/mo - $100/moFaster Continuous Integration and Deployment with patented auto-parallelization. Solano CI sets up Continuous Integration in minutes, Frees you from managing a build server, and lets you deploy software 10x - 80x faster by running tests in parallel safely and automatically. It also lets you use our massively scalable environment even before you push to CI. Seamlessly integrates into existing workflows. Free 14-day trial, no credit card required. Formerly loved as tddium.
Jenkins@jenkinsciFreeJenkins provides continuous integration services for software development. It is a server-based system that supports SCM tools including AccuRev, CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Clearcase and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven based projects as well as arbitrary shell scripts and Windows batch commands. Released under the MIT License, Jenkins is Free software.
Bamboo@atlassian$10/mo - $1000/moBamboo does more than just run builds and tests. It connects issues, commits, test results, and deploys so the whole picture is available to your entire product team – from project managers, to devs and testers, to sys admins.
Buildkite (Buildbox)@buildkite$15/dev/moSemi-hosted continuous integration and deployment. Buildkite uses your own infrastructure to run builds so you can test any language or run any deployment scripts. You can run as many parallel agents (and builds) as you want.
Crucible@atlassian$10/mo - $8000/moCode review system. Review code, discuss changes, share knowledge, and identify defects with Crucible's flexible review workflow. It's code review made easy for Git, Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and more.
Coveralls@coverallsapp$0/mo - $50/moCoveralls works with your continuous integration server to give you test coverage history and statistics. It integrates with any langauge and is Free for open source.
Testributor@testributorFreeTestributor is an open source Continuous Integration platform. A hosted version is available for Free, both for open source and private projects.
Wercker@wercker$0/mo - $350/moWercker is a Docker-Native CI/CD Automation platform for Kubernetes & Microservice Deployments.
Monkey Test It@monkeytestit$0/mo - $199/moAutomated website checking tool to catch bugs on your website (broken links, missing images, JS errors, etc) before your users do. Integrates with Slack, most CI systems, webooks, and supports built-in scheduling.
Concourse@concourseciFreeConcourse is an open-source continuous thing-doer. Built on the simple mechanics of resources, tasks, and jobs, Concourse presents a general approach to automation that makes it great for CI/CD.


Geckoboard@geckoboard$17/mo - $899/moMeet Geckoboard. It's Your Key Data, In One Place. Geckoboard monitors your business’s vital signs – don’t wait, see it live on a business dashboard as it happens. Focus on what matters and react faster to important events.
Telemetry@telemetrytv$9/mo - $749/moBuild realtime dashboard with powerful visualizations that look beautiful on big screen TVs, desktop computers, mobile devices, and embedded systems—all using a simple REST API that works with all modern languages.
Dashing--Dashing is a Sinatra based framework that lets you build beautiful dashboards.
Klipfolio@klipfolio$5/user/mo - $20/user/moMeet Your Business Dashboard. Connect to any data service to bring your key numbers together on one dashboard. Assign your data to visualizations to show the story behind the numbers. Cultivate a data-driven culture by sharing dashboards with everyone on your team.
Grafana@grafana$0 - $90/mo (+9/user/mo)The analytics platform for all your metrics. Grafana allows you to query, visualize, alert on and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored. Create, explore, and share dashboards with your team and foster a data driven culture.
Redash-Self-hosted or $49/mo - 450/mo"Redash has support for querying multiple databases, including: Redshift, Google BigQuery, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Graphite, Presto, Google Spreadsheets, Cloudera Impala, Hive and custom scripts."
Cyfe@cyfe$0 - $29/moCyfe offers all-in-one web dashboards for your clients to help them monitor and analyze data scattered across all their online services like Google Analytics, Salesforce, AdSense, MailChimp, Amazon, Facebook, WordPress, Twitter and more from one single location in real-time.

Error/Exception Handling

CatchJS-$49 - $499JavaScript error reporting for web apps. Can take screenshots and collect click trails, so reproducing bugs becomes easy.
Crashlytics@crashlyticsFreeCrash reports and grouping for easier analysis. Basic analytics and reports. iOS & Android
Sentry@getsentryOpen Source & $24/mo - $199/moSentry notifies you when your users experience errors. Know immediately when things happen in your application. Engage users before they have a chance to report a problem.
HoneyBadger@honeybadgerapp$39/mo - $249/moException, uptime, and performance monitoring for Ruby. It tells you about errors, downtime and performance issues as they happen. And it gives you the tools you need to fix them ...without burying you in data. Without silly rate limits or per-server fees.
BugSnag@bugsnag$29/mo - $249/moAutomatic, full-stack error monitoring. Web app monitoring for Rails, PHP, Node.js, Java, and every other leading platform.
Raygun@raygunio$14/mo - $199/moExceptional Error Tracking. Your software faults get automatically sent to the Raygun service and analysis begins immediately. Raygun intelligently groups your errors so you're dealing with root causes, not every single error instance!
Airbrake@airbrake$49 - $249/moNo More Searching Log Files Capture and Track Your Application's Exceptions in 3 Minutes. Airbrake is the leading exception reporting service, currently providing error tracking for 50,000 applications with support for 18 programming languages.
Rollbar@rollbar$12/mo - $1249/moTake control of your errors. Rollbar is platform-agnostic and can accept data from anything that can speak HTTP and JSON. You can use our official libraries for Ruby, Python, PHP, Node.js, JavaScript, Android, iOS, or Flash, or roll your own with our API.
Errorception@errorception$5/mo - $59/moPainless JavaScript Error Tracking. Errorception is a simple and painless way to find out about JavaScript errors, as they occur in your users' browsers. All you need to do is insert a script tag on your page, and you will start recording errors as they happen in real-time.
Errbit-OSSThe open source error catcher that's Airbrake API compliant.
OverOps@overopshq-God Mode in Production Code for java and scala applications.

Application Distribution

HockeyApp@hockeyappFree - $129/mo depending on number of apps and number of ownersDistribution of iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Mac OS apps. Includes analytics, user feedback and crash reports.
Setapp@setapp$9.99/moSetapp is a single subscription with a huge collection of quality apps for macOS

Log Monitoring

Fluentd@fluentd-Set Up Once, Collect More. Fluentd is an open source data collector designed for processing data streams. 150+ plugins instantly enable you to store the data for Log Management, Big Data Analytics, etc
Graylog-@graylog2Field-tested open source data analytics system used and trusted all around the world. Search your logs, create charts, send reports and be alerted when something happens. All running on the existing JVM in your datacenter.
LogEntries@logentries$16/mo - $245/moLog Management & Analytics Made Easy. Logentries provides an easy-to-use cloud service for log management and analytics.
Loggly@loggly$49/mo - $349/moSolve operational problems faster. Loggly helps cloud-centric organizations—organizations that build and manage cloud-facing applications—to solve operational problems faster.
Logstash@logstash-Ship logs from any source, parse them, get the right timestamp, index them, and search them. Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). Speaking of searching, Logstash comes with a web interface for searching and drilling into all of your logs.
Papertrail@papertrailapp$7/mo - $230/moFrustration-Free log management. Get started in seconds. Use Papertrail's time-saving log tools, flexible system groups, team-wide access, long-term archives, charts and analytics exports, monitoring webhooks, and 45-second setup.
Stackify@Stackify$15/moConnecting the dots for you. Stackify focuses on application health, magnifying critical insights for developers, operations, and support teams.
Sumo Logic@SumoLogic-Log Data is Big Data. Once enabled by the administrator, the new data will be searchable in the customer account. Sumo Logic provides an Application for Data Volume for out-of–the-box dashboards and searches that deliver a comprehensive view of data usage volume by category, collector, source name, and hosts.

Application Performance

AppNeta@AppNetaFree to $119 / moFull-stack application monitoring for web apps. Get visibility into code, network, and end user, especially for polyglot and service-oriented applications, by looking at transactions, errors, browser metrics, host metrics, and more.
DripStat@DripStat$20/moApplication monitoring for Java. Next gen Java APM. Full visibility across your stack. Specificially designed for Java. Supports SQL databases, MongoDB and Cassandra.
New Relic@NewRelic$149/moApplication monitoring for all your web apps. It’s about gaining actionable, real-time business insights from the billions of metrics your software is producing, including user click streams, mobile activity, end user experiences and transactions.
AppSignal@AppSignal$49/mo - $259/moBetter monitoring for your Rails applications. Get detailled statistics on your site's performance with mean and 90th percentile measurements.
Instrumental@instrumental$150/mo - $750/moMonitor Your App in Realtime. Instrumental’s made to monitor metrics at a ridiculously high scale. At rates of 500,000 metrics per second and higher, it doesn’t even break a sweat
Atatus@atatusapp$12/mo - $159/moSimple JavaScript Error Tracking. Atatus is a simple error tracking and uptime monitoring system. Add two lines of code and get alerted on any errors that occurs in your application in realtime.

Load Testing

Bees with Machine Guns!--- to $399/moAuto setup and results summaries/graphs of JMeter and Gatling load tests. Can easily scale to 100K+ reqs/min.
Neustar Website Load Testing@Neustar$80/moTackle performance problems such as bandwidth limitations, error rates exceeding thresholds, server PU limitations and much more. to 100.00$ / is a Free load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps/apis with thousands of concurrent connections. SourceSelf-hosted load testing tool written in Python, with the tests themselves written in Python code, Open Sourcek6 is a developer centric open source load testing tool for testing the performance of your backend infrastructure. It’s built with Go and JavaScript to integrate well into your development workflow, so you can stay on top of performance without fuzz.$99.00+A SaaS performance testing solution for modern DevOps teams, built on top of the open source project.

Server Monitoring

Server Density@serverdensity-Premium hosted website and server monitoring tool. All your activity syncs in real time - from starting new instances to upgrading or deleting old ones. Work wherever you want - through web, mobile, API or directly with your provider. Everything stays in sync.
Datadog@datadoghq$0/mo - $15/host/moDatadog is a monitoring service for IT, Operations and Development teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
Circonus@circonus$15/host/mo - $25/host/moCirconus combines multiple monitoring, alerting, event reporting, and analytical tools into one unified solution. Use any data, in any application, from any system, and visualize it in real-time.
TrueSight Pulse@truesightpulse-Real-time visibility into cloud and server infrastructure
Librato@Librato$0.05/metric/mo to $0.30/metric/moLibrato provides a complete solution for monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact your business at all levels of the stack.
Site24x7@site24x7$9/mo starter - $225/enterprise
Uptime Robot@uptimerobot-Free basic HTTP/HTTPS website monitoring

Customer Support/Help Desks

Desk@desk$3/mo - $50/moDeliver Customer Service That Wows. creates the leading customer service application, which helps fast-growing companies deliver outstanding customer support.'s intuitive user interface and powerful features make solving customers' problems more efficient for the entire company. Plus, is the only Customer Service Application backed by Salesforce, providing easy integration with other Salesforce services and robust security. There are thousands of companies using as their help desk software application, from household names like Square and Instagram to the burrito shop down the street. Give it a try for Free.
HelpScout@helpscout$15/moScalable customer support, no help desk headaches. Based on conditions you specify, Help Scout automatically performs one or more actions.
ZenDesk@zendesk$1/mo - $195/moRelationships between businesses and their customers can be hard. Better customer service starts with better communication Zendesk brings all your customer conversations into one place.
Groove@groove$15/ moEverything you need to deliver awesome, personal support to every customer. Your customers will never know that you’re using a helpdesk. To them, your messages look like regular emails. It feels like personal support, and it helps you build deeper relationships with your customers.
Intercom@intercom$49/mo - $449/moThe easiest way to see and talk to your users. Intercom is a single platform where you can see in real-time who is using your product and send personalized messages to the right users at the right time based on their behavior.
Tender@tenderapp$9/mo - $99/moBetter, Simpler, Customer Support Software. Support your customers in the open! With public forums, you can offer a public space to your users to discuss common issues and get feedback, while still keeping certain categories private (billing, orders, ...). Power users can subscribe to categories and new discussions, and help out other customers.
Enchant@enchanthq$9/ moIt's like gmail on steroids! Enchant is a powerful helpdesk that helps your team deliver awesome support to each and every customer. To your customers, it's just email. They will never see a ticket number and will never have to log into anything!
Freshdesk@freshdesk$16/mo - $70/moEverything you need to deliver Exceptional Customer Support. Freshdesk keeps you from running behind issues blindly and gets your customer support issues under control.
UserDeck@user_deck$0 - $25/moCustomer support software that embeds into your existing website.
Sirportly@sirportly£0 - £15/moGrow your business and provide world class customer support. Simply setup your helpdesk in less than a few minutes. Integrate with your other software tools and take advantage of the automated rules and macros to scale your customer support to a new level, become more professional and customer focused and turn your customers into raving fans with Sirportly.
SnapEngage-Custom pricing per integration, or from $81/monthHighly customised live chat integrations
Get Satisfaction!--Customer communities for social support, social marketing & customer feedback - online community software. Get Satisfaction is the leading customer engagement platform that helps companies build better relationships with their customers and prospects, through the best online customer community.
Reamaze@reamaze$15/moLightweight, Lightspeed Help Desk. Email, Social, Branded, Integrated. Reamaze provides your team with helpdesk functionality that integrates with your application, as well as integrations with popular 3rd party tools in your workflow.
Jitbit Helpdesk@jitbithelpdesk$29/mo - $199/moA help desk app that actually makes your work easier, not harder. Comes in both hosted and on-premise versions. Very well designed and easy to use. Has all the must-have features and doesn't get in your way.
Drift@driftFree for < 100 contacts, paid from $49/moStop wasting your website traffic. Sales-oriented live chat and in-app messaging, with chatbot automation.
Zammad@zammadhq$0/mo - $24/moZammad is a award winning open source helpdesk/customer support system with a beautiful UI and many features to manage customer communication via several channels like telephone, facebook, twitter, chat and e-mails. It is distributed under the GNU AFFERO General Public License (AGPL).
Support Hero@supportheroapp$49/mo - $199/moKnowledge base and tutorial management platform with smart analytics. Support Hero is a self-service knowledge base that helps companies educate their clients. Helping them to create and deliver a game-changing user education experience that increases retention and engagement, while reducing customer relationship costs.

Transactional Email

Postmark@postmarkapp$1.50Email delivery for web apps – done right. Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance. We have years of experience getting email to the inbox, so you can work and rest easier.
MailGun@Mail_Gun$20.00The Email Service For Developers. Easy SMTP integration and a simple, RESTful API abstracts away the messy details of email. Scale quickly, whether you need to send 10 or 10 million emails.
Amazon Simple Email Service@AWSSupport$0 for the first 62,000 emails you send each monthFlexible, affordable, and highly-scalable email sending and receiving platform for businesses and developers
SendGrid@SendGrid$9.95/mo - $399.95Email Delivery. Simplified. SendGrid delivers billions of emails for companies of all sizes every month. Select the package that best fits with your sending volume, set-up your account, and let SendGrid take care of the rest!
CritSend@critsend$50/mo - $3000/moThe Best SMTP Relay for Developers. Use the most reliable infrastructure for your transactional and bulk emails. It only takes 5 minutes to setup Critsend and start enjoying fast delivery time and automatic scalability.
Postage@postagebird$9/mo - $399/moThe easier way to send email from web apps. Postage app helps design, send, and analyze emails within minutes.
Sendwithus@sendwithusFree 'Hacker' plan of 1000 messages/moTransactional email A/B testing and drip campaigns
SparkPost@SparkPostFree - $474/moThe most performant email delivery service — whether your app or website sends hundreds, or billions, of messages.

Other APIs

Filestack@FileStack$0/mo - $49/moEasy, Powerful File Uploads. Connect, Store, and Process any file from anywhere on the Internet
Open Exchange Rates-$12/mo - $97/moReal-time exchange rates & currency conversion JSON API. A simple and easy-to-integrate exchange rates API in JSON format, with HTTPS and JSONP support, with examples, guides and full documentation.
FormAPI@form_api$49/mo - $249/moPDF Service for Developers. Makes it easy for programmers to fill out and sign PDF documents. Saves a lot of development time if you need to generate a lot of contracts, invoices, etc.

Site Search

Elasticsearch@elasticsearch-an end-to-end search and analytics platform. infinitely versatile. By combining the massively popular Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana we have created an end-to-end stack that delivers actionable insights in real-time from almost any type of structured and unstructured data source. Built and supported by the engineers behind each of these open source products, the Elasticsearch ELK stack makes searching and analyzing data easier than ever before.
Swiftype@SwiftypeFree - $250/mo, Enterprise Plans availableSwiftype is a hosted website search service, available as a web crawler or as an API integration. API clients are available for major frameworks and languages, plugins are available for major third party platforms.
Algolia@Algolia$49/mo - $449/moBuild Realtime Search. Algolia is a fully hosted search service, available as a REST API. API clients are also available for all major frameworks, platforms and languages.
Apache Solr--An open source search platform, based and co-released with Apache Lucene.
Amazon Cloudsearch--Search SaaS

Email Marketing

MailCharts@mailcharts$30/moTrack & understand how your competitors use email marketing. MailCharts tracks over a thousand companies, bringing you actionable insights to help you improve your email marketing strategy, make data-driven decisions and gain design and content inspiration.$50/mo - $1250/MoSend email based on what people do or don't do in your app. lets you send newsletters to segments of customers using data from your site.
Vero@veroapp$99/moSend emails based on what your customers do. Vero makes it easy to create segments of customers based on the attributes you capture (e.g. age, location, gender) and the actions your customers take (e.g. logged in, used feature x, checked out, etc.).
Campaign Monitor@CampaignMonitor$9/mo - $699/moCAMPUnbounce Feature Tour
Sendy@getsendy$59 one time fee, host yourselfor use a hosted sendy instance from a variety of providers.-
Image-Charts@imagechartsFree - $49/mo, self-hosted plan availableInclude animated charts as image into emails, no server-side rendering, 1 URL = 1 chart, compatible with Google Image Charts.
Drip@getdripFree for < 100 subscribers, paid plans from $49/moAdvanced marketing automation with workflows, drip campaigns, conversion tracking etc..
MailerLite@mailerliteFree - $140/moFree plan offers a lot of features
MarketHero-$99+/moAutoresponder / email marketing tool.
EmailOctopus@emailoctopusFree up to 2,500 subscribers, paid plans from $19/moLow cost email marketing using Amazon SES.

Email Collection/Landing Page Apps

Launchrock@launchrock$49/mo - $199/moEven if you know how to code a web page with HTML, you'll love how much faster it is with our landing page builder. Load up your logo and graphic assets, set up a few base colors from your brand palette and publish away.
Unbounce@unbounce$49/mo - $199/moUnbounce empowers marketers to act independently from technical teams, improving their efficiency and their ability to generate sales. Produce high-converting landing pages without dealing with I.T. bottlenecks. See how Unbounce can enhance your campaigns and maximize your marketing spend.
LeadPages-$25/mo - $199/moGenerate leads and increase revenue using the industry-leading landing page builder with accompanying suite of lead generation and opt-in tools.
Instapage-$29/mo - $127/moA landing page solution for optimizing your ad spend. Build, Integrate, Collaborate & Optimize.
KickoffLabs@kickofflabs$29/mo - $99/moStop building landing pages. Start building smarter campaigns. Send customers to a tailored page that speaks to them. Keep them engaged with signup-forms, newsletters and – best of all – a very cool, unique REWARD system for customer referrals.
Prefinery@prefinery$19/mo- $399/moStress-Free Beta Invitation and Management. Prefinery is beta invitations & management for serious product launches. You need more than just a landing page -- outsource your beta to Prefinery!

CRM/Sales Tools

Kloudless@kloudlessFree - $500/moKloudless allows you to integrate with several CRM solutions via a single & comprehensive RESTful API. The Kloudless CRM Unified API allows you to integrate with Salesforce, SugarCRM, Microsoft Dynamics, Zoho, Oracle Sales Cloud, HubSpot, Pipeliner, and more with a single code-base. Kloudless also maintains all the integrations so you can focus on building awesome solutions faster.
Salesforce@salesforceTRANSFORM CONSUMERS INTO CUSTOMERS ACROSS ALL DIGITAL CHANNELS. The ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, built on the Salesforce1 Platform, allows marketers to create 1:1 campaigns like never before. So you can combine traditional digital channels like email, mobile, social, and the web with any conceivable IP-addressable product to turn consumers into customers.
SalesforceIQ@salesforceiq£17-85/user/moHelps businesses build stronger relationships using Relationship Intelligence.
SugarCRM@sugarcrm$35/mo - $150/moSugar's open, flexible platform easily solves real business problems. From automating sales, marketing and customer support to creating a custom CRM application, we've got you covered. By placing the individual at the center of its solution, SugarCRM puts the "i" in CRM and empowers every customer-facing individual to create extraordinary customer relationships.$7/moSmall Business CRM. Manage contacts, organizations, partners, vendors and suppliers. See everything from background, email history, events, projects or opportunities$59/mo - $299/moSales Communication Platform. automatically logs sent and received emails with your leads. You can send/receive emails painlessly from Or, by entering your IMAP and SMTP mail settings, can track emails that you send from Gmail or any email client.
Streak@streak-Manage email support inside Gmail. Streak lets you keep track of all your deals right from your inbox. We let you group emails from the same customer together into one view and push that customer through your pipeline. When a new email comes in, you'll have all the context you need.
Base@getbase$15/mo - $125/moThe Sales and CRM Software Your Team Will Actually Use. Base is designed to significantly boost your team’s sales productivity and give you the core sales tools you need to grow your business. Your leads come from a variety of sources. Lead management in Base helps you organize leads and assign them to the right sales reps so they can be followed up on and qualified quickly. After being qualified, convert a lead in Base and all of the contact information you have about your lead is transferred your new customer contact card. Optionally, you can specify follow up tasks and even create a deal at the same time.
Pipedrive-$9/moPipeline software that gets you organized. Pipedrive is built for salespeople who need to put in serious effort to turn leads into sales. It helps to organize the work and spend less time on admin.
Contactually@Contactually$17.99/mo - $99.99/moMaximize your network ROI. More referrals. More repeat business. Contactually helps businesses follow up with the right people, at the right time, to maximize relationship ROI.

Social Media Marketing

Buffer@buffer$10/moBuffer is the easiest way to publish on social media. Buffer helps you share to Twitter, Facebook and more.
HootSuite@HootSuite$8.99/moAdd speed and agility to your social media strategy. From one dashboard you’ll schedule Tweets and Facebook posts, monitor conversations, and more. When you need to prove your social ROI, quickly create and customize ready-to-present analytics reports.$189/mo - $499/moOwning your name on 300 Social media sites not only makes it easier for people to find you or your business online - it also works as a "social media identity insurance", protecting you from name squatting and identity fraud, minimizing risk to your brand.
Exacttarget Marketing Cloud/Buddy Media@marketingcloud-Bringing you closer to your social customers with an integrated social content solution. Run integrated campaigns across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and your websites Increase fans, followers and advocates. Publish engaging and interactive social apps. Easily create landing pages and microsites and extend social to your websites. Understand engagement trends, demographics, conversions and business metrics with powerful analytics.
Sprout Social@sproutsocial$59/mo - $1500/moPowerful Social Media Software. Sprout lets you post messages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn simultaneously from one easy-to-use message composition tool. Shorten links, attach photos, target your audience on Facebook, customize your posts and much more.
F5Bot-FreeF5Bot is Free social media keyword monitoring. F5Bot will send you an email when your startup, your product, or your competitors are mentioned on Hacker News or Reddit.


Trademarkia@trademarkia-Trademarkia is one of the largest trademark search engines in the world. LegalForce's network of licensed patent attorneys and agents have filed hundreds of patent applications for companies of every size.
NameRobot@namerobotEN]0$ - 300$/moFind, create and check the name for your project. NameRobot offers everything you need to create suitable naming ideas in a short time.
DomainTools Whois Lookup@DomainToolsFree - $99/moGo beyond ordinary Whois to discover the people or organizations behind a domain name or IP address.

Space Rental

42Floors@42floors-The Best Place to Find Office & Commercial Space Rentals. We're gathering listing data from everyone in the market. Even including off-market listings that landlords haven't yet posted on or anywhere else.
Liquidspace@LiquidSpace-Optimize Real Estate for Your Enterprise. Whether planning ahead or booking on the fly, find and reserve a great place to work. Rent professional conference and meeting rooms, private offices, or coworking spaces daily or hourly.
PivotDesk@PivotDesk-An office sharing marketplace that helps startups that need space find host companies that have excess space.

Community Tools

Discourse@discourse-Ready for a new discussion platform? Discussion software is a group of people interested in a common topic who are willing to type paragraphs to each other on a web page.
Scoold@getscooldFree / Pro €299Stack Overflow in a JAR. An enterprise-ready Q&A platform with full-text search, SAML, LDAP integration and social login support.

Personal Productivity

Tomatoes@tomatoesapp-Track your time and be productive with the Pomodoro Technique. Tomatoes is a "pomodoro tracker", a Pomodoro technique® driven time tracker. Track your time using 25 minutes slots called "pomodoros".
RescueTime@rescuetimeFree - $9/moRescueTime gives you an accurate picture of how you spend your time to help you become more productive every day.
Qbserve@Qbserve$40 one-timeQbserve is a time tracker for Mac that does whatever RescueTime can but also tracks project time automatically, generates invoices, and stores tracked data locally.
Timing@TimingApp$29 - $79Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac. Helps you stay on track with your work and ensures no billable hours get lost (if you are billing hourly).
fman@m_herrmann$14.00Manage and transfer your files with ease. For Windows, Mac and Linux.
WakaTime@WakaTimeFree - $9/moAutomatic productivity metrics using text editor plugins. Goals, leaderboards, GitHub integration, automatic project/language/branch detection.


Creately@createlyFree - $750/moWeb based diagramming tool for fast easy diagrams. Supports flowcharts, mock-ups, wire-frames, mind maps, organizational charts, network diagrams, AWS diagrams, UML diagrams and many other diagram types. Real-time collaboration plus innovative productivity features to create diagrams 3 times faster.
Keynote-$19.99Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow. Also checkout the Keynotopia Themes to get all the common UI elements for iOS, Android etc.
OmniGraffle@omniGraffle$99.99Diagramming Worth a Thousand Words. Need a diagram, process chart, quick page-layout, website wireframe or graphic design? OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents quickly by keeping lines connected to shapes even when they're moved, providing powerful styling tools, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click. Whether you need a quick
moqups@moqups$9/mo - $39/moMoqups is a nifty HTML5 App used to create wireframes, mockups or UI concepts, prototypes depending on how you like to call them. The most stunning HTML5 app for creating resolution-independent SVG mockups & wireframes for your next project.
Balsamiq@balsamiq-Life's too short for bad software! Balsamiq Mockups is a rapid wireframing tool that helps you Work Faster & Smarter. It reproduces the experience of sketching on a whiteboard, but using a computer.$24/mo - $199/moSilly-fast mobile prototyping. Build high-fidelity fully interactive mobile app prototypes in minutes. Prototypes can be viewed on browser or device giving a real experience to the user how the app will look like and behave. Multiple devices like smart phones and tablets/pads are supported including iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
invision@InVisionApp$0/mo - $100+/moFree Web & Mobile (iOS, Android) Prototyping and UI Mockup Tool. Transform your Web & Mobile (iOS, Android) designs into clickable, interactive Prototypes and Mockups. Share and Collaborate on them with others.
Sketch@sketchapp$99.00Professional digital design for Mac. Sketch gives you the power, flexibility and speed you always wanted in a lightweight and easy-to-use package. Finally you can focus on what you do best: Design.
Figma@figmadesignFree - $12/editor/moDesign and prototyping tool, with a focus on collaboration and teams.
Anima@animaapp$0 - $39/moSketch to Code Toolkit. Anima converts web design to code. Make your Sketch design responsive, interactive and alive, and export to HTML/JS/CSS.
Framer@framerFree Trial - $12/moPixel-perfect, responsive designs. Truly high-fidelity prototypes. Seamless collaboration. Framer powers the product teams at Dropbox, Pinterest, Twitter, and thousands more.

Content Creation/Infographics

ServiceTwitterPricingDescription$195/mo - $994/moORIGINAL VISUAL CONTENT FOR BRANDS. We only work with the best creative talent available. Thousands of designers, journalists, animators and developers are standing by to help you achieve your goals and take your project to the next level.
Canva@canva-Design great social media images with text and graphics for Free or a few bucks depending on the images you select

Customer Feedback

PickFu@pickfu$20/mo - $299/moREAL CONSUMER FEEDBACK IN MINUTES. PickFu is a tool that provides instant, unbiased and insightful public opinion on questions that you care about.$50/mo - $500/moHelps companies quickly gain predictive customer intelligence & insights driven by NPS (Net Promoter) to increase revenue and reduce churn.$30/moInstantly get feedback from every canceling customer. Make retention offers to reduce churn.


Factual@Factual-GLOBAL DATA. LOCAL CONTEXT. Factual’s location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences. Built from billions of inputs, the data is constantly updated by Factual’s real-time data stack.


Citus--Citus scales out PostgreSQL through sharding, replication, and query parallelization. So you can focus on your application, not worry about your database. Citus is available as open source, enterprise software, and fully managed database as a service.
Bulbs--Python persistence framework for graph databases.
Datomic@datomic_team-The fully transactional, cloud-ready, immutable database. Immutable data means strong consistency combined with horizontal read scalability, plus built-in caching. Datomic is a distributed database designed to enable scalable, flexible and intelligent applications, running on next-generation cloud architectures.
Tinkerpop--Open source software products in the graph space.
Vertabelo@vertabelo-Web-based tool for database design. Vertabelo allows you to visually design database models for PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, SQLite, and IBM DB2. You can import the existing database structure from SQL, XML, or using reverse engineering tool. After you design a model, you can generate SQL script or ready-to-use code for various ORMs (Propel, jOOQ, SQLAlchemy, or Vertabelo Mobile ORM).
TablePlus@TablePlus$0 - $49Modern, native client with intuitive GUI tools to create, access, query & edit multiple databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon Redshift, MariaDB, CockroachDB, Vertica, Cassandra, Oracle, and Redis.
DBngin@DBnginFreeAn all-in-one tool for database version management. It allows you to set up a local database server of any versions within a click.


Harvest@harvest$12/mo - $99/moTime Tracking Made Easy. Time tracking is simple and lightning fast with Harvest. Set up takes seconds, and there’s nothing to install. We’ve simplified the timesheet and timesheets approval process so you can stay focused on work.
Ballpark-$12/mo - $99/moStop sending your clients ugly paper invoices. Go paperless today, with Ballpark. Our beautiful, web-based invoices and estimates make it easier than ever to get paid and discuss projects with your clients and colleagues.
PaySimple@PaySimple$34.95/moSimplify how you bill and collect. PaySimple is an industry-leading provider of payment management solutions. PaySimple simplifies billing and collection processes by enabling you to bill, collect and deposit all of your payments automatically. Our customized, secure ASP solution includes auto-recurring billing, electronic check processing, direct debit and credit card processing at some of the lowest rates available.
FreshBooks@freshbooks$19.95/mo - $39.95/moAccounting Made for You, the Non-Accountant. FreshBooks is simple and intuitive, so accounting isn't intimidating. Plus you can talk to a real, live person anytime you have a question, 9am-6pm EDT, Mon-Fri.
FreeAgent@FreeagentUS $20/moAccounting software trusted by over 35,000 Freelancers and small businesses. Reconcile money in and out of the business via your electronic bank statements and build monthly balance charts.
Blinksale@blinksale$15.00INTRODUCING BLINKSALE UNLIMITED. ONE PLAN. ONE PRICE. UNLIMITED EVERYTHING. Blinksale makes you look your best. With over a dozen invoice designs & thank you notes, you’re sure to put your best foot forward. Every time.
Cashboard@cashboard$8.25/mo - $250/moFreeLANCE TIME TRACKING & INVOICE SOFTWARE TRUSTED BY THOUSANDS, WORLDWIDE. Cashboard is the tool we designed to remedy that situation. It works for our software consultancy and we think it’ll work for you too. We launched Cashboard in Spring of 2007after many sleepless nights of hard work. It was the first solution to combine estimates, invoices, time tracking, and online payments into one tool.
Paydirt@paydirtapp$8/mo - $149/moSmart Time Tracking Easier Invoicing Online Payments. In Paydirt, you can start a timer from any page in one click. No fiddly menus. No navigating around. Just a start button for each task.
QuickBooks Online---
Fast409A@ltse$2000 (depending on startup funding stage)The process blends the best of software and human expertise. Each 409A valuation takes an hour or less of your time to submit, is delivered in days not weeks, and is customised to the nuances of your individual startup.
Runway@ltseFreeMost startups die from running out of cash. Runway is an easy, visual way to plan and manage your startup's most precious resource, explore scenarios and track planned versus actual spending.

Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, Legal Documents

iubenda@iubendaFree - $27/year - customization servicesThe easiest way to generate a professional, customizable, self-updating privacy policy. Choose between 6 languages. Documents hosted and kept up to date. Backed by real lawyers. Additional assistance service with premium legal team for custom Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

Income Analytics

Baremetrics@Baremetrics$79/mo - $249/moOne click and you get dozens of valuable metrics from your Stripe account
getMetrics@getMetrics$25/mo - $39/moStripe metrics and notifications for Stripe events

Payments, Billing & Downloads

PayPal@PayPal-PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders
Gumroad@gumroad-See higher conversion, lower fees, and more customer control. Sell films directly to your viewers. Creating digital products is hard, selling them shouldn't be. We let you start selling downloads in seconds.
FetchApp@fetchapp$5/mo - $500/moThe Simpler way to Fetch. Simply put, FetchApp allows you to sell and digitally delivery downloadable goods
Chargify@chargify$459/mo - $65/moEasily Manage Your Recurring Revenue Business. Customers sign up, make payments, use coupons, upgrade... You bill one-time & recurring fees using whatever pricing model you need, charge cards, send invoices & reminders, etc.
Recurly@Recurly$99/mo - $259/moSubscription Billing Automation. As the leading recurring billing platform, Recurly ensures setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service scales with the needs of your business. With Recurly you'll be ready to accept payments and focus on growing your sales in no time.
ChargeBee@chargebee$49/mo - $249/moChargeBee is an easy to use recurring billing and invoicing solution for online businesses
ChargeOver@ChargeOver$65/mo- $549/moChargeOver is a full featured invoicing platform supporting payment plans, recurring billing, one-time billing, and all the major gateway backends.

Billing & Payment Processing

Braintree@braintree-Accept payments in your app or website. Braintree handles transactions for some of the fastest growing mobile companies like Uber, Airbnb, HotelTonight and Fab. With native, easy-to-follow SDKs for iOS, Android and Windows Phone you can quickly add native payments to your app.
Dwolla@dwolla25¢/transactionThe best way to move money. Dwolla, Inc. is an agent of Veridian Credit Union and all funds associated with your account in the Dwolla network are held in a pooled account at Veridian Credit Union. These funds are not eligible for individual insurance, and may not be eligible for share insurance by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Dwolla, Inc. is the operator of a software platform that communicates user instructions for funds transfers to Veridian Credit Union.
Stripe@stripe2.9% + 30¢/successful charge.Feature-packed payments. No need to design payment forms from scratch. Stripe Checkout offers a beautiful, customizable payment flow that works great across desktop and mobile. When you use Checkout, you’re always up-to-date, with no extra code required.
Pin@pin_payments2.9% + 30¢/successful charge.Payments, Rebooted. Accepting credit card payments from a global audience typically requires a merchant account. The process of establishing a merchant account for each currency can be too difficult and costly for small businesses.
PayMill@Paymill0.28 € - 0.25 €Online payments made easy. Make payments personal by customising the checkout according to the flow of your website
Spreedly@spreedly$150/mo - $1500/moPayments as a Platform. One of Spreedly's major benefits is reaching a large number of merchant accounts by working across multiple payment gateways. As a direct merchant you can transact globally but deposit funds in unique merchant accounts based on geographic or other business rules. As a SaaS platform you can support the unique merchant accounts of your individual customers. A payment gateway token is your way to indicate to us which unique merchant account this particular transaction will go against. Each unique merchant account = one unique payment gateway token.
WePay@wepay2.9% + 30¢/transaction.WePay is the first payments engine to offer platforms — marketplaces, crowdfunding, and business software/tools — a way to own their customer experience while still shielding them from 100 percent of fraud and regulatory risk.
Paddle@PaddleHQ5% + 50¢/transaction.Payment processing and fulfillment, specialized for desktop apps and SaaS subscription services. Handles VAT and invoicing for you, so your accounting becomes easier.
Fattmerchant@Fattmerchant0% + interchange + $99+/moPayments unified.


Simple@simple)-The way banking should be.


Dialpad@DialpadHQ$15/user/mopeople-first phone and meeting system that includes internet fax and follows you where you work
Keypad by$25/moThe most advanced & affordable cloud phone system for small businesses.

System Monitoring

AppNeta (Tracelytics)---
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Tinfoil Security---



User Feedback

Uservoice@UserVoice$499/mo - $999+/moCollect, understand and respond to user feedback.




Google Docs---
Google Keep---
Kami--View, edit, annotate, and collaborate on documents on your browser
OneNote@msonenoteFreeThe digital note-taking app for your devices
Taskade@taskadeFreeReal-time collaborative notes, checklists, and outlines for teams.
Nulis--Outliner / mind-mapping tool.
WritingStreak--Develop a writing habit, take daily notes.
Dynalist@dynalisthqFree - $8/moOutliner, note-taking app, checklists.
Notion@notionhqFree - $8/user/moWrite, plan, collaborate, and get organized. Notion is all you need — in one tool.
Inkdrop-$4.99/moThe Note-Taking App for Markdown Lovers.

Group Communication/Chat Tools

Flowdock-Free for teams up to 5 people-
Slack-Free - $12.5/userTeam collaboration and chat tool. Supports webhooks and has integrations with other tools.
Skype-FreeVideo conference, chat and voice call VOIP application.
Google Hangouts-FreeVideo conference and chat application by Google. It is browser based and supports multiple participants on the same video call.
Gitter--Chat for open-source and private development teams, with strong Github integration features click video conversations
Matrix--Decentralised Open Source chat protocol with bridges to everywhere

Remote Collaboration



Amazon Route 53---

Status Blogs/User Alerts

HelloBar--- system status pages

Forms / Surveys

Google Forms---
Typeform@typeform$0/mo - $25/moAsk Awesomely! Typeform makes asking questions easy, human & beautiful. A user experience that makes your questions look & feel great everywhere. Stimulated, inspired, excited, happy respondents boost completion rates. Gain insights with integrated analysis tools.
Qualaroo@qualarooinc$63/mo - 499/moQualaroo website surveys uncover customer insights that lead to better business results.
Formcarry-$0/mo - $99/moHandle forms without a single line of back-end code.
FormKeep@formkeep$59/mo - $199/moPremium Forms Backend service with built in spam protection, data integrations to over a 1000 services, data retention policies and more.

Source Code Hosting

VersionShelf-30-day Free trial, Free for students/teachers.-
Assembla@assembla$24/m - $99/mGit hosting, all tightly integrated with your tasks. Browse files online, compare revisions, merge code and maintain a sustainable codebase.

Design Collaboration

Framebench@framebench-The 'smooth' way to Share, Review & Discuss any file online.


Heroku-1000 Free hours/mo for verified accounts-
Cloud Foundry--host it yourself, or use one of MANY hosting services
Clever Cloud---
Google App Engine---
OpenShift--OpenShift gives you all the tools you need to develop, host and scale your apps in the public or private cloud. Get started today.
Engine Yard---
Microsoft Azure--Known for IaaS
Amazon Web Services--Like Azure, it's more known for IaaS
Scalingo--European PAAS
Eldarion--Service for open source Kelproject that they develop in Python and Go




OpenCage Geocoder@OpenCageData$0-1000/monthForward and reverse geocoding API, using open data. Worldwide coverage. Generous free trial Many tutorials and libraries for most programming languages
Google Maps--Geocoding API from Google, credit card required at sign up.

Heroku Tools


AWS Tools

GorillaStack--Tool for automating processes inside AWS including Cost Optimisation, Backup and more!


ServiceTwitterPricingDescription is a web-based user interface (GUI) for MongoDB.
Compose--Compose is a fully-managed platform used by developers to deploy, host and scale databases (Elasticsearch and MongoDB.)
RedisLabs@RedisLabsIncFree - $338+/moRedisLabs offers fully-managed cloud service for hosting and running your redis or memcache datasets in a highly-available and scalable manner, with predictable and stable top performance.


Firebase@Firebase-A powerful API to store and sync data in realtime. Build realtime mobile and web apps in minutes using client-side code and the powerful Firebase API. When data changes, apps built with Firebase update instantly across every device -- web or mobile.
Para@Para_IOFree - $99/moA flexible and affordable backend API for busy developers.



Ops Alerts and Scheduling

Opsgenie@opsgenie$0 - $16 user/moWe make alerts work for you. We provide the tools you need to design meaningful, actionable alerts and ensure the right people are notified.
VictorOps-$9 - $49 user/monthIncident Management to Support the DevOps Lifecycle, from First Alert to Post-Incident Review

Video Hosting

JW Player--Powerful suite of APIs and tools that enable video hosting, content delivery, playback, and data insights.

Knowledge Tracking/Wiki

Confluence Questions (Q&A for your team)---
bitbucket's default Wiki--comes with own repo, markdown/creole, much lighter than Confluence.

Offsite Backups

Tarsnap--- ---
SpiderOak@spideroakFirst 2gb Free - $100/100gb/year (check twitter for deals)Store. Sync. Share. Privately.

Personal Machine Backups

Arq + S3/Glacier---

Remote Workers

Remotely Awesome Jobs---


Prelang-FreeAutomatic Rails Development

SEO Tools

Ahrefs@ahrefs$79/mo - $2500/moAhrefs provide a complete digital marketing suite with tools for analyzing back links, analizing websites, rank tracking, content exploring and more.
WooRank@woorankFree - $49/moWooRank analyzes your website for optimization best practices and shows how it ranks against your competition. Its real-time brandable reports, consisting of over 150 data-points, help you to instantly spot critical issues that impact traffic, usability and conversions. Sync your analytics, social accounts and keywords for even more robust tracking.
Moz@moz$99/mo - $599/moMoz provides you all the tools you need to effectively do search engine optimization. On site optimization graders, competitor tracking, back link analysis, rank trakcing and many more features available to users.
KWFinder@mangools_com$30+/moKeyword research tool

API Builder

Postman@postmanclientFree - $8/moBuild, test, document and monitor your APIs faster. Used by 5 million developers and more than 100,000 companies.
Deployd@deploydappFree (OSS)Design, build, and scale APIs for web and mobile apps in minutes instead of days.
Apiary@apiaryFree - $99/moPowerful API Design Stack. Built for Developers. Work together to quickly design, prototype, document and test APIs.

Password Management

KeePassX--Recommended by EFF
KeePassXC@KeePassXCFreefurther development of KeePassX
Bitwarden-Free for personal use / Self-hostedOpen Source Password Management Solutions

Sources of Clicks/Ad Platforms

Bing Ads---
Google Adwords---
Facebook Advertising---


Kloudless@KloudlessFree - $500/moKloudless provides developers with a single cloud storage API in the place of many
CloudBuddy-$1/10GB/monthSFTP Online Storage

Task Scheduling

ZapierZapier$99/mo - $15/moSuperpowers to get your work done. A Zap is a link between two apps (a "trigger" and an "action"). Zaps run automatically in the background every few minutes to move and manage data on your behalf. Only live Zaps count against your limit — you can have as many paused and unfinished Zaps as you'd like. For example, one Zap might be "Send me an SMS every time I get a new email".
Integromat@integromatFree for < 1000 operations or 100 MB/mo, paid from $9/moAutomates your tasks & connects to almost any app or service. Very powerful toolset with features like error handling, iterators, aggregators, routers, functions, data stores, etc.
Dead Man's Snitch@DeadMansSnitchFree - $49/moMonitoring for scheduled tasks (like cron) and service heartbeats. Makes it easy to know when and why a particular job failed.


Zeal@zealdocsFreeOffline documentation browser
DevDocs@DevDocsFreeDevDocs combines multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface. You don't have to use your mouse — use keyboard shortcuts. The search supports fuzzy matching. You can search using your browser's address bar. DevDocs is Free and open source.

Engineering Metrics

Static Object@StaticObjectDev$295/mo - $495/moMetrics that enhance transparency for engineering teams
Gitprime@GitPrime$749/mo - $2,549/moMetrics in context for data-driven engineering leaders

Business Cards and Print Material

Vista Print---

Presentations / Slides

markpress--HTML presentations from Markdown files
Reveal.js--Flexible HTML presenation framework for creating beautiful slides
Slides-Free - $20/moOnline editor built with Reveal.js that includes a graphical interface

Fundraising / Investor Relations

ServiceTwitterPricingDescription is a free, fully-featured cap table management tool that enables step-by-step creation, easy collaboration & sharing, convertible note & option calculators, and powerful round & exit modeling.
Disclosure@ltseFreeHelps startups fulfill investor update requests, so investors can manage and aggregate portfolio information. It replaces today's cumbersome email based processes.
NoteGenie / SAFEGenie@ltseFreeA calculator for exploring the impact of convertible notes and SAFEs on founder ownership.
IPO Ready@ltseFreeQuickly assess your startup's IPO readiness. Learn what it takes to prepare for an IPO.


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Chris Barber

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Craig Davison

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