Want your business to grow like a bushfire but don’t want to spend money? Your wish has been granted early this year.
Here is a massive list of 400 free online tools and resources to help you become more productive, propel your design, social media and content marketing efforts to new heights and automate time-consuming tasks, so that you can direct all your attention and energy to more fruitful projects.
Website Building Tools
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Gone are the days when building a beautiful website could cost you an arm and a leg. Use these free website building tools to get your business online at no cost except your time.
Bootstrap Zero: Download hundreds of open-source and responsive templates and themes for bootstrap
Bootswatch: Another free resource for bootstrap theme although limited than Bootstrap Zero
HTML5 UP: Your source for free and responsive HTML5 themes, which are all fully customizable.
Landing Harbor: provides a free landing page for your mobile app – a great site to promote your business
Layers: WordPress theme that’s free forever. There is also a Pro version if you want to upgrade
Strikingly: Free responsive and mobile-optimized websites for the Strikingly domain
Templated: Free 800+ fully responsive CSS and HTML5 website templates
WordPress.org/Wordpress. Com: Free website builder and hundreds of free WP themes
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Want to add a little oomph to your brand? Here are 5 free logo generators that you can use to create a slick and modern logo in just a few minutes.
Hipster Logo Generator: want a fresh and hip logo for your business – the name says it all
Logaster: create a more professional looking logo in just a few minutes
Signature Maker: create your digital signature for free. It’s based on HTML5 so it works on most modern browsers
Squarespace Free Logo: free two-step logo generator from Squarespace with downloadable low and high resolution versions
Withoomph: free logo generator which shows you different versions of the logo
Business Name Generator
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If you want your business idea to catch on and grow like a weed, do put a little effort into picking out a memorable business name. Sometimes the best ideas hide in plain sight, so give your imagination a tickle with these name generator tools.
Domain: quick and free domain generator
Hipster Business Name: cousin of the Hipster Logo Generator – both of them are hip and very millennial
Impossibility: it calls itself as the “best domain name generator ever.” Try it to find out
Lean Domain Search: domain name generator with some advice how to get the ideal domain name for you
Naminum: just type a keyword where your want to base your company name and it will give you numerous domain name suggestions
Short Domain Search: search for short domain names in seconds. The site has added new tools for more refined searches.
The Name App: helps you find a name for any ideas you have
Wordoid: let’s you create new and catchy words for your business or for your next product. Available in English, French, Spanish, and Italian
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Fancy cutting costs without losing performance? Then charge and don’t be charged with these free invoicing and legal docs resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Docracy: open collection of legal contracts and documents
Free Invoice Generator: the name says it all
Invoice to me: create a more itemized or detailed invoice using this invoice generator for free
Invoice.to: clean and easy to use; however, it’s still experimental according to its creator
Kiss: legal documents for startup investors and owners all for free
Shake: create a legal agreement and sign it in a matter of minutes for free. It’s optimized for mobile so it’s easy to use.
Wave: ideal for small business owners who are looking for fast and easy accounting and invoicing, and it’s for free.
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Don’t let your ideas go to waste. Snap them up at their infancy, test, experiment and watch them blossom into something beautiful using these free idea management tools.
Germ.io: turns your ideas into reality by tracking them and allowing you to collaborate with your team until you successfully execute them
Experiment Board: allows you to test your startup idea for free in the community even before you publicly launch it
Skitch: let your idea stand out with this free tool from Evernote.
Content Curation/Trending Ideas
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Struggling to keep up with the speed and volume of online content? Take advantage of these free content curation tools to stay abreast with the industry’s trending stories and never miss anything important.
Ruzzit: place of the most shared content on the Internet along with their popularity score and on what social media platform
Buzzsumo: gives you the trending content and shows you how well it competes against another content
Feedly: compiles all news feeds according to category or source. It can be customized and shared
Flipboard: works similarly like Feedly. You can create your own compilation or magazine which other users can follow and share.
Google Trends: displays trending searches in real time
Hubspot Blog Topic Generator: looking for the next idea for your blog topic? This tool is for you for free
Portent: it’s like a mentor on how to make a viral post
Reddit: a forum/community where you can get real trending news from the common people every day.
Swayy: gives you the latest and most interesting news on the web. However, the subscription is only free to one dashboard user.
Tip: once you’re ready to scale the marketing efforts for your company, check out these online business tools that content marketing consultant, Ryan Robinson recommends for growing your traffic.
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Push your social presence to the next level with free image editing tools that will enable you to instantly create stunning visuals and professional-looking graphics to make your stories resonate
PicMonkey: edit your pictures, make beautiful collages, or create professional-looking graphics, PicMonkey has it for free
Pixlr: easy to use online photo editor
Canva: beautiful designs for your blog, Facebook page, or website
Ease.ly: allows you to create stunning visuals, such as infographics, resumes, or marketing presentations. You can share your works for free as well.
Meme Generator: create a meme instantly in just three easy steps. You don’t even need to upload a picture. Also available in 4 languages.
Pablo: increase or make your social presence stand out with these beautiful, free images from Pablo
Place It: more than 2,500 mock-ups and videos across all devices for free
Recite: make any quote memorable and visually enticing with Recite. Just type your favorite quote and choose from the ready-to-use templates. After that, you can share it to any social network or email straight to anyone.
Social Image Resizer Tool: resizes and change the file format of any image for web use
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Optimizing images no longer means losing on quality. Resize and compress your images to make them load faster and take less disk space with free image optimization tools.
Compressor.io: reduce or optimize any image you have without changing the high quality of the image.
Dunnnk: Dunnnk is never short of beautiful mockups for Android and iOS devices, all of which have high quality
Image Optim: compresses your images without losing the high quality so that your images can load faster.
Image Optimizer: free online image optimizer, compressor, and resizer. It has now a downloadable version allowing you to work offline, and it’s all for free.
InstaMockup: a free iOS tool which allows you to create beautiful mockups and allow you to showcase your product in real environments. Available for both iPad and iPhone.
TinyJPG: allows you to compress and optimize your JPEG and PNG images
Smush.it: WordPress image compression and optimization tool
Blogging and Writing Tools
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Have your inspiration fairies abandoned you lately? Feeling stuck in a rut with your writing routine? Take note of these free blogging and writing tools that will bring the joy back to you.
A5.gg: a small note-taking tool which allows you to take notes using your browser. The best thing about it – it automatically saves your notes so that it is still there when you return.
CoSchedule: analyzes your headlines and suggests how you can write them better in order to drive more traffic to your website
Editorial Calendar: a WordPress blog management tool which allows you to see your blog posts in one place
Egg Timer: a simple online timer which you can repeatedly use for free
Blank Page: makes writing easy, simple, and hassle-free
Free Summarizer: summarize your long sentences that still makes sense
Liberio: create and publish an eBook straight from Google Docs
Known: a social learning community which allows you to write and collaborate with others. You can also publish it and let the community give you feedback and advice. Perfect for authors who are just starting out.
ZenPen: gets you to write without any distractions is ZenPen’s ultimate goal. That is evident in its no-frill UI
Story Wars: allows you to collaborate and share stories with other writers from across the globe
WP Hide Post: WordPress plugin that lets you control what appears on your blog. You can even control which part of a particular blog can be seen by the readers.
Social Locker: another free WordPress plugin which asks your visitor “to pay” for the content you made through a share, a like, or a Tweet.
Medium: a free blogging platform
Hemingway: a writing app that automatically corrects the syntax of your sentences highlighting them with different colors so you know what specifically is wrong with it.
Grammarly: an online editor that corrects your grammar and sentence cohesiveness. It now has a downloadable version.
SEO and Website Analyzers
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Don’t let a poor SEO performance drag your site’s performance down the drain. Try these free SEO and website optimization tools to collect feedback, analyze and improve your SEO strategy.
Ahrefs: checks your backlinks and analyzes your website
Alexa Ranking: analyzes the ranking of any site by providing you analytical insights
Browseo: it gives you feedback how search engines view your site
Broken Links: you don’t have to worry about 404s anymore with this tool as it finds any broken links and redirects them to the correct page
Copyscape: analyzes content if it’s plagiarized or not
Google Pagespeed Insights: another of Google’s useful tools which checks how your site performs
GTMetrics: this is the tool if you want to know how fast your website performance is
Hubspot Marketing Grader: get feedback for your marketing efforts
Keywordtool.io: search for the right keywords for your content
Moz Local: find your local listing on any search engine
Nibbler: tests any website’s performance, popularity, and more
OpenLink Profiler: analyzes and checks backlinks from any website to ensure that you get the freshest and the best ones
Open Site Explorer: also a link analyzer tool
Pingdom: tests how long your website loads
Quick Sprout: provides a comprehensive analysis of your website
SimilarWeb: analyzes and provides insights for any website or app
Seomator: Seomator is the Online SEO Audit Tool and Website Crawler for Website’s SEO Health. In other words, Seomator provides In-depth Technical SEO Analysis and SEO On-Page Testing Tool for Websites Optimization. Same time, Seomator is the Sales Automation Tool that could be implemented directly on a company’s website to automate and increase sales. White-label Reports deliver directly to customers and save hours of work and life.
SEO Site Checkup: checks how well your website’s SEO performs and gives you feedback so you’ll know which ones need fixing
SERPs Rank Checker: checks how well your SERP ranking and SEO performs
Shopify e-Commerce Report: free business tools to grow your Shopify business
W3C Validator: validates the markup validity of any Web documents on any file format
Woorank: screens and analyzes the SEO ranking of your website
XML Sitemaps: allows you to create XML, HTM, and Text sitemaps which can be submitted to any major search engines
Send And Collect Emails
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Email made easy, at no additional cost. These free email tools will give you back your time and peace of mind: create, send, track and analyze your campaigns for free.
Beefree: makes writing emails much easier
Canned Emails: ready-made email messages you can use
Contact Form 7: a free WordPress plugin which allows you to collect your emails
Hello Bar: a tool which enables you to attract more email subscribers
Mailchimp: allows you to send your emails to multiple recipients with just one click. It also has a premium version which enables you to send your emails to more recipients.
Mailerlite: track your emails and find out who has already read them
Mailgun: allows you to send free 10K emails every month
Mandrill: send to 12K emails every month for free
ManyContactsBar: free contact form for your website
Scroll Triggered Box: free WordPress plugin that boosts your conversion rates
Sendgrid: allows you to deliver your emails to 12K people every month for free
Sendinblue: email management tool which allows you to send free 9K emails every month
Sumome List Builder: convert your visitors into customers and subscribers
Sumome Scroll Box: allows you to grow your email list in a polite way
Social Media and Community Management
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Your time can be better spent connecting with customers and building your brand than counting likes and shares. Automate your social media with these free online tools to amplify your promotional efforts and increase the engagement.
Addthis: enables you to get more likes, shares, follows, and conversions
App Review Monitor: get insights from the latest app reviews straight to your inbox or Slack account
Bitly: shortens your links so you can share and send them much more easily
Buffer Free Plan: allows you to schedule your posts to any social media network
Digg Digg: a free WordPress plugin that shares your content on all platforms with just one click
Disqus: build your audience by increasing your engagement and allowing discussions
Click To Tweet: tool that lets you get more shares for your blog posts and content
Filament: a customizable share bar
Free Survey Creator: lets you create a survey and acquire feedback for free
How Many Shares: monitor how many shares your content has in various social media networks
Crowdfire: a simple way of growing your audience
Klout: social media analytics tool which rates your social media influence
Latergram: a perfect tool for your Instagram account which helps you schedule your Instagram posts
MyTweetLinks: increases your Twitter audience
Presskit Generator: creates a press kit for your app for free
Ritetag: Chrome and Firefox browser extension that analyzes your hashtag
SharedCount: lets you track how many shares, likes, and tweets your content has
SocialRank: Twitter management tool
Social Analytics: a free Chrome extension which allows you to get the social data of any URL from supported social networks
Sumome Share: automatically optimizes your share button to increase your website traffic
WordPress Pin It Button for Images: WordPress plugin which allows you to place a “Pin It” button to your images
WriteRack: the perfect tool to create a tweetstorm
A/B Testing and Growth Hacking
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Take the guesswork out of website optimization by basing your decisions on real data rather than your own hunch. A few proven growth hacks can take your business a long way.
GrowthHackers: lets you create a fast and sustainable financial and customer growth
Hello Bar: lets you test your call-to-actions and keywords
Petit Hacks: helps you grow your conversion rate by teaching you retention, revenue, and acquisition hacks
Optimizely: helps you optimize your app or website
Customer Service and Survey
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Keep the customers happy and their feedback rolling in by using these free online tools.
Batch: helps you engage with your mobile customers better
Free Survey Creator: helps you create surveys and get feedback
Helprace: a customer service platform which allows you to create a personalized help desk and feedback portal. The tool is free for up to 3 customer service reps
Survey Any Place: allows you to create entertaining surveys and create awesome respondent experience
Tally: lets you create free polls
Typeform: a form and online survey builder
Guides and Courses
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It’s never too late or too early to deepen your well of knowledge. Immerse yourself in a new learning experience for free.
Build an Online Course: teaches you how to create a free online course
Coursera: free online classes from Ivy League universities and other top educational institutions
Codecademy: learn how to code in a fun way
Closed Club: learn from the mistakes of failed startup ventures
Email Course for Sponsorship: a free course that teaches you how to get sponsorships
FirstSiteGuide: teaches you how to make a successful blog or website
Hackdesign: gives you a free lesson on design every week straight into your mailbox
Khan Academy: free online courses on STEM and more
KeepYourFriendsClose: a free e-Book that helps you retain your customers for the long term
Launch This Year: helps you how to launch your online business
MailCharts: a free course that teaches you how to create effective marketing campaigns
Mixergy: learn the secrets of the most successful entrepreneurs
Primer: a free marketing lesson from Google
Pricing Course: a free nine-day lesson how to price your services and your products
reSRC.io: programming tutorials and resources
Rocketship.fm: another program where you can learn from top entrepreneurs
Skillshare: free online courses and projects
Startup Notes: short but meaningful lessons from successful startups notebook-style
Startup Talks: watch and listen trade secrets from successful startup entrepreneurs
The Lean LaunchPad: dreaming of creating a startup venture? This is the site where you can learn how
TalentBuddy: another site that offers free coding lessons
Discover Tools, Startups, and Collaborators
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Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, get inspired by the real-world stories, and stay in the know. Have your own piece of wisdom to share? Join a dedicated community!
Angellist: invest, create, or work at a startup
Assembly: collaborate and brainstorm with other people anywhere in the world
Beta List: discover and connect with up and coming startups
CoFounders Lab: meet and collaborate entrepreneurs near you
Erli Bird: where you can find and recruit beta testers as well as collect feedback from Android and iOS users
Founder2be: looking for a partner for your startup? This is the best place to start
Product Hunt: find new products in the market every day
StartupLi.st: the ‘Facebook’ for startups
Startups List: a massive list of startups anywhere in the world
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Enjoy a constant trickle of knowledge and advice in your inbox at no cost! Learn from industry experts one free newsletter at a time.
Design for Hackers: free newsletter for 12 weeks that includes lessons on design
Email 1K: a free 30-day course that teaches you how to grow your email list
ChargeWhatYou’reWorth: a newsletter that teaches you how much to price yourself and your services
Mattermark Daily: newsletter about founders and entrepreneurs
Product Psychology: newsletter that gives you valuable insights on user behavior
Startup Digest: a personalized newsletter that gives you information about startups around your area
UX Newsletter: newsletter about research, design, and creation
UX Design Weekly: gives you a UX design link every week
Other Useful Tools
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Tame the numbers and cost calculations with the help of these free online tools.
Ad Spend Calculator: gives helpful advertising and marketing advice for startups
App vs. Website: gives you the pros and cons of building a website or an app
Foundrs: equity calculator for you and your business partner/co-founder
HowMuchToMakeAnApp: gives you an estimation how much it will cost you to create an app
Pitcherific: teaches you the art of making pitches that sells
Startup Equity Calculator: gives you an idea how much salary you should give for new hires
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These free premium resources and tools will open you the door to the world of design. Explore hundreds of free, high-quality images, mockups and videos and connect with the best creatives online.
Dbf: best design freebies for Dribble and Behance
Dribbble: a treasure trove of inspiration and design freebies
Freebbble: free high-quality designs from Dribbble
Fribbble: free PSD files and other design resources created by Dribbble users
Freebiesbug: another website where you can find free PSD files and other resources from designers
Free Section of Pixeden: free high-quality web and graphic design templates. There’s also a premium version for $6 a month
Free Section of Creative Market: gives out free random items every Monday
Graphic Burger: mouthwatering designs for free from the professional design community
Marvel: online collaboration tool where you can create prototypes and share your design
Pixel Buddha: free premium resources from professionals for professionals
Premium Pixels: collection of free design resources and WordPress themes
Placeit Freebie: more than 2500 high-quality mockups and videos for iOS devices for free
Renderforest – free tools for everyone to create professional intros, animations, slideshows and music visualizations in minutes
365 Psd: free downloadable PSD every day
UI Space: thousands of high-quality handcrafted freebies
Freepik: free vectors, PSDs, images, and icons
Tech&All: free design resources, news, and PSDs
Tethr: free design kit for the iOS, Photoshop, and Sketch
SketchAppResources: free resources for the Sketch app
Web3Canvas: free design resources, tutorials, and more
Sources of Inspiration
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Don’t let a bad day turn into a bad life. Tickle your inspiration with these free tools and resources and restore your creative vibes.
Awwwards: website awards for best web design trends
Behance: website where you can showcase your design portfolio and search for others for inspiration
Crayon: free marketing resources
MaterialUp: free material design resources uploaded every day
FLTDSGN: your one-stop source for inspiration of websites and apps using flat UI design
Flat UI Design: flat UI design resource for websites and apps on Pinterest
Land-Book: find inspiration for your landing pages in this online gallery
Moodboard: lets you create and share your moodboard
Niice: search engine to find design ideas
Site Inspire: free web design inspiration
UI Cloud: thousands of UI elements and kits in different categories
Ocean: get feedback for your designs from fellow designers around the world
One Page Love: find inspiration for your one-page website
Pttrns: a massive resource for mobile UI interface in a wide range of categories
The Starter Kit: resource for designers and developers
The Best Designs: the best design inspiration for you
UI Parade: free UI tools and design inspirations
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Make your design experiences a breeze by using these free color pickers to extract dominant colors from images, create vivid color combinations and palettes for free.
0 to 255: a no-nonsense color picker that helps you find the perfect color variations and combinations
Adaptive Backgrounds: a jQuery plugin that allows you to extract dominant colors from images
Adobe Color CC: a collection of color combinations
Bootflat: color combination collection for flat design
Brand Colors: discover the color combinations used by the most popular brands, such as Adobe, Amazon, and American Express
Coleure: absolute color management created with Sketch
Colllor: free color palette generator
Colour Lovers: a design community which allows you to create and share your color palettes to other designers from around the world
Colorful Gradients: computer-generated gradients for free
Coolors: create and share color palettes in a matter of seconds. You can also save your work for future reference
Flat UI Colors: beautiful flat UI color palettes. The site is launching more colors soon as well as more tools for designers and developers
Get UI Colors: free cool color combinations for flat design
Hex Colorrrs: free HEX / RGB converter
Material Palette: allows you to create and export your material design color palette. The website also has free icons and colors for material design.
New Flat UI Color Picker: a wide range of flat colors for UI design
Material UI Colors: a collection of material design colors for the web, Android, and iOS
Paletton: choose the right color for your website using this free color scheme designer
Palette for Chrome: a Chrome extension that enables you to create a color palette using any image. Just right-click the image and choose “Palette Creation”.
PLTTS: lets you easily find a matching color palette
Skala Color: a free macOS color picker that is compatible with any format. It automatically recognizes colors and can be applied with just one click.
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Inject some life and energy into your site by adding professional, natural-looking photos from professional photographers from all over the wall.
All The Free Stock: free stock images, icons, videos, mockups, templates, and more
Bucketlistly: more than 5,000 free creative common travel photos from around the world
Cupcake: free photos from Swedish photographer Jonas Wimmerstrȍm
Designers Pics: another free stock photo resource
Death to the Stock Photo: free stock photo sent straight into your email every month
Free Nature Stock: royalty-free nature stock photos by Adrian Pelletier
Foodie’s Feed: free high resolution food photos for your food blog
Function: photo packs for free
Gratisography: another rich resource for high resolution photos for free
Getrefe: free high-quality photos in different categories
IM Free: royalty-free images and other web design resources for commercial use
ISO Republic: free high resolution stock photos for creatives
Jay Mantri: free-to-use high resolution photos by Jay Mantri. He also has contests where you can win free items
Jéshoots: free downloadable modern photos
Kaboompics: your get-to place for great photos
Lock & Stock Photos: free high-quality photos
Burst by Shopify: free photography for entrepreneurs
Little Visuals: delivers 7 free photos straight into your email every week
Life of Pix: free high-resolution photography from professional photographers from all over the world
Moveast: free images that chronicles the journey of a man going east
Mazwai: free creative commons high-definition video clips and footages
Magdeleine: get a free photo every day
MMT: free photos for commercial use. The collection is updated weekly
New Old Stock: curated vintage photos from public archives
Pexels: one of the best stock photos in the web updated daily, and it’s for free
Pixabay: free downloadable stock photos for commercial use
Picography: free images you can use for any purpose straight from Ireland
Picjumbo: free exclusive photos that have never been published straight into your inbox
Public Domain Archive: free vintage and modern high resolution photos every week
Paul Jarvis: 20 free downloadable high-res photos you can use
Raumrot: absolutely free photos you can edit and modify
Stock Up: tens of thousands of free stock photos across 31 websites
Splashbase: high-res photos and videos for free
Startup Stock Photos: free photos, images, and vectors
Stokpic: free 10 new photos sent into your inbox every two weeks
StockSnap: high resolution photos free from copyright restrictions
Super Famous: free high resolution photos you can use for any purposes as long as you credit the owner
Snapographic: use these photos in any way you like for free
Splitshire: mouthwatering photos for free
The Pattern Library: free amazing patterns for your web design projects
Travel Coffee Book: free travel photos you can use in any way
Unsplash: free high resolution photos in a wide range of categories
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Refresh your website by adding some beautiful, high quality icons. These 21 online tools will help you to unlock and explore the potential of graphics.
Fontello: generate new icons and fonts for free
Flat Icon: more than 16000 of glyph vestor icons for free
Material Design Icons: an open-source glyph collection by Google with around 750 glyphs
Font Awesome: free scalable vector icons you can customize instantly
Glyphsearch: search all free icons around the web
MakeAppIcon: creates any type of app icon for free
Endless Icons: free icons for flat design
Ico Moon: icon generator that gives you more than 4,000 vector icons
The Noun Project: a collection of glyph icons from different artists
Perfect Icons: a tool that lets you create resolution independent icons
Icon Finder: free icons you can use in any way
Free Round Icons: Doodle Set | Flat Set | Vector Line Set
Icon Sweets: 60 Photoshop icons for your web projects as well as your iPad and iPhone apps
Make Appicon: create an icon for your app with just one click
App Icon Template: create royalty-free icon for Android, iOs, and OS X platforms
SmartIcons: more than 1,400 downloadable icons for free
Ego Icons: clean and simple vector icons
FlatIcons: lets you customize your icons for flat design
To(icon): more icons all your for free
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An ugly, inappropriate font can suck the life out of an otherwise robust website. Take advantage of free typography collections and choose a font that helps you visualize your idea.
TypeGenius: provides a wide array of font combination for any kind of project
Font Squirrel: completely free fonts for commercial use
FontFaceNinja: a Chrome extension that helps you identify the type of font a website uses
Google Fonts: open-source fonts by Google 100% free
Beautiful Web Type: another Google resource to help you find stunning typefaces
DaFont: fonts archive which can be downloaded for free
1001 Free Fonts: a massive collection of free fonts
FontPark: another massive archive of free fonts for any use
Font-to-width: a tool that helps you fit typefaces in their containers without scaling them
Adobe Edge Fonts: an accessible collection of free web fonts
Typekit: a smaller collection but have some great fonts included
Coding and Design Tools
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Drive your business growth with these 22 free coding and design tools at your disposal. Take your mind off complex tasks (like reviewing code) and watch your idea take form.
Hive: unlimited cloud service for free
GitHub: a development platform which lets you collaborate, create, and share software
BitBucket: code collaboration tool
Chisel: contains an unlimited fossil repositories for free with an ISC license
Visual Studio: find most of the tools for developers and designers here
Landscape: gives you an early warning before everything turns unexpectedly.
Swiftype: finds the right results to your searches by browsing all cloud storages. The free version, however, has a limitation
Keen.io: collects event data from anywhere, add rich custom attributes, and send it everywhere
Coveralls: analyzes your code and tells you which part is not covered with your test suite.
Codacy: checks code style and tracks code accuracy throughout your sprints
Searchcode: helps you find billions of lines of codes
TinyCert: SSL certificates for free
Opbeat: tool for JS developers which analyzes and optimizes your app’s performance
Pingdom: monitors websites’ uptime
Rollbar: monitors any app for full-stack error. Supports all languages
Loggly: tool that helps you improve log management
Devport: turns your apps, GitHub repos, and websites into a portfolio
Getting Real: a free eBook that teaches you how to create better web apps
Peek: gives you a f-minute video of someone who uses your app or site
Creator: helps you create better and faster apps
DevFreeCasts: collection of screencasts featuring different developes
Cody: library of code nuggets for free
Other Design Tools
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Small things can make a big difference. Save time and improve your design experiences with these smart online tools.
UI Names: gives you ideas of names for your mockups and designs
UI Faces: collection of avatar faces for your UI
Copy Paste Character: design resource you can copy paste
Window Resizer: tool that allows you to see your design in different resolutions
Sonics: user interface sound effects for free
Focus and Attention
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Need a little bit more than moral support to hit your productivity levels? Take your pick from a bunch of free online tools that can dramatically improve your focus and attention.
Noisli: background sound generator that helps increase your focus and productivity
Noizio: sound equalizer that helps you relax and focus
Defonic: helps you create immersive soundscapes
Designers.mx: listen to the music other designers are listening to while they work
Coffitivity: gives you coffee shop ambiance while working
Octave: free UI sounds for the iOS platform
Free Sound: massive database of sounds and other audio snippets
Sonics: free sound and sound effects straight to your inbox every week
Deep Focus: relaxing music to help you focus from Spotify
Self Control: (for Mac users)helps you block websites that can easily distract you while working
Cold Turkey: (Windows) blocks distracting websites while you’re working
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Take the hassle out of team collaboration and benefit from a smooth idea sharing and project management experience. These free tools will introduce you to the world of smart people management.
Trello: helps you collaborate much easier
Evernote: your digital workspace
Dropbox: free cloud storage for up to 2GB
Time Doctor: a time tracking software that claims to increase your productivity by 22% with features like powerful customizable reports that include web and app usage, optional screenshot monitoring and more. In inbound marketing where tasks are abundant, you have to make sure every minute counts. Time Doctor helps you exactly with that.
Yanado: task and project management tool inside Gmail
Wetransfer: allows you to transfer up to 2GB for free
Drp.io: fast image hosting and file transfer for free
Pocket: digital to-do later tool
Raindrop: bookmarking tool for Mac users
Flowdock: collaboration tool for a small team
Typetalk: easy to use instant messaging for team collaboration
Slack: team collaboration tool where you can share your ideas easily
HipChat: team chat for unlimited users
Google Hangouts: team chat and group video calls
Voveet: lets you have 3D conference calls with your team or clients
FreeBusy: helps coordinate the schedule of all team members
RealTimeBoard: online digital whiteboard
Witkit: secure and encrypted data storage with free 50GB of space
Any.do: team collaboration tool
Asana: team management and collaboration tool
GoToMeeting: free online meetings and web conferencing made easy
Freelancing and Remote Networking Tools
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Bring your team together, upgrade your freelancing routine and tap into a community of nomads and entrepreneurs without spending a single dollar.
Founded X Startup Stats: gives you insight where to build your startup
Teleport: Startup Cities: planning to bring your startup to another city? Teleport helps analyze your budget and logistics for the move
Nomad House: community of digital nomads
Workfrom: find the best places to work remotely around the city where you are
Lastroom: team travel management tool made easy
Nomadlist: find the best cities in the world to live and work remotely
Internet is a bottomless treasure cove of fantastic free stuff — you just need time and patience to uncover the best pieces. Don’t stop at these 400 free online tools and resources, keep your eyes and ears open for new product launches and continue hustling like a real champ.