The Ten Best Apps for Startups

Startup companies are entrepreneurial ventures that come in all sizes and forms; and they’ve been on the rise, particularly as technological advancements have helped to nurture the growth, innovation and ambition of a newly developed company.

Every day, new ideas and applications are conceived to help facilitate the development of these innovative businesses, via apps that provide optimal organization and productivity. Slack, Pushover, Rescue Time and Evernote  have been deemed essential for budding businesses, here are the names of some other tools and apps recently developed that’s helped to make startups and their founders a force to be reckoned with.

Meet, an app released by Sunrise, allows users the quickest way possible to schedule a one-on-one meeting. The time selected by the invitee is automatically added to the calendars of anyone involved in the scheduling.  The sleek app has been deemed “a better way to RSVP.”

Wonder is a research tool, connecting users with researchers who search the web to answer questions that may seem unanswerable. After the researcher is sure that the answer is relevant and accurate, they then forward the response directly to the inbox of a client. This helps startups by removing the need to conduct timely research, and they’ll be provided with coverage that assess every angle of the topic.

Better Error Pages enable the creation of free 404, 500-level, and maintenance pages in as little as a minute. These error pages can be beautiful, and can include support information or a link to the company’s URL. Better Error Pages provides user-friendly templates, and they quickly email all relevant information to the user.

Makerbook is a directory of free resources for creatives. Launched in May 2015, the tool includes a hand-picked list of free resources, helping to connect creative businesses with the services and applications that they truly need.

Design Pitfalls is a free course shared with users via email, educating users on how to skirt usual beginner mistakes when designing a website. David Kadavy authored the free course, which teaches design fundamentals with hackers in mind.

Breather is an app that connects users with a space to make a call, have meetings or unwind at an hourly rate. The posh, private spaces are a delightful alternative to holding a meeting in a loud park or coffee shop.

Trello is an elevated whiteboard app, which is great for managing teams of freelancers, composing a screenplay, or staying organized and transparent when dealing with a team. The app eases communication and facilitates collaboration.

Mailchimp is an email marketing tool, allowing companies an opportunity to create newsletters and manage mailing lists. The customized email templates and the other services make it easier for companies to connect with their chosen audience. Also, it’s free to send up to 12,000 emails monthly to up to 2,000 subscribers.

Dropbox is a popular platform for easy, reliable storage. Not only does Dropbox offer free trials, but the service works across all operating systems and devices.

KanbanFlow, a web-based app, simplifies office communication. With the app, managers can connect with their team, create schedules and upload documents, and the premium version offers a cumulative flow diagram and revision history.