Startups are new sensations, I see new startups everywhere around me, in my city, country and around the world but very few of them are actually able to thrive the era of struggle and become a successful company. Like any other organization or company Fresh Startups need tools for their work too, hiring a team, sharing data over cloud, organizing work, collaboration, these are most important things for new startups. Here is a list of Best Online Tools for Fresh Startups
Best online Tools for Startups:
Drop box is a service that gives you the facility of online storage. Although there are many services that provides this facility like Google Drive, One drive etc. But when it comes to speed of retrieving and security, Drop Box is the best.
One other thing in this service is the faster sync. If you have uploaded a file and share it with another person. When that person will edit that file, newer version of that file will be automatically sync. with that file in your computer.
Any Startup is nothing without state-of-the-art presentations, because you have to convince your customers and for that you will need this tool. Although MS Power Point is pretty good for Presentations but hey, this is the age of cloud. Everything should be available online. So that you can share it on the go.
Prezi is a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) or you can say Cloud-based software, very good for creating great and dynamic presentations. It even allows you to display and navigate through information within 2.5D and Parallax 3D space.
Hiring a team is a big step for a Startup and this thing can take a lot of time. oDesk plays a very important role in this situation. In oDesk all the professionals are just like freelancers, concerned person usually hires them and they start to collaborate remotely.
So with oDesk you don’t need to worried about hiring a professional team that has a good reputation in their respective niches. You can go to oDesk and hire professionals of your choice.
For any StartUp, email marketing is a very crucial stage and if you pay a little more attention to it, it will give you a good return in future. MailChimp is one such tool that provides you the Email-marketing service.
Its one good thing is its low pricing when compared with companies that provides this service. With MailChimp, you can keep your customer in-touch by sending them emails based on their behaviour and preferences.
Google hangouts is a messaging and video chat service by Google Inc. It simply allows you to have group calls and file sharing with your friends or colleagues. But it is much more than simple video sharing platform.
With it, you can communicate with your team, even if you’re in another country. Also you can send typed messages while having a video chat. One other good feature of Google Hangout is ‘Hangout on Air’, with which you can share the URL of YouTube live stream with as many people as you want. Also you can record the video and can add some special effect like crowd cheering or a scuba mask over a person’s head etc. And then it saves video on your YouTube Channel. So you don’t have to export that content manually.
As the name suggests, portable apps is a bunch of application you can download directly from computer. From there, you can put these application in your USB drive and use them in any device, without having to install them on other devices.
Portable apps includes many utility tools such as Openoffice and audacity, which is a sound-editing software, etc. These apps are very useful when you’re in collaborative environment and use USB to transfer your files. In this way you can run these utilities without having to install them in your computers.
Amazon Web Services:
Amazon Web Services is a collection of different services. These services include Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon lambda, Amazon Glacier and Amazon VPS etc. These services combine to make to Cloud Platform Offered by Amazon.
Basic Purpose of this cloud Platform is to offer low-cost and faster infrastructure needed, than to build a physical one. Amazon EC2 requires a little time to boot servers. Other advantages of Amazon EC2 are reliability, security (due to its collaboration of Amazon VPM), flexible cloud hosting. It is also easy-to-use and inexpensive.
Amazon lambda is another service that runs your code accordingly to the events and manage your resources accordingly. Another good feature is Auto scaling, that increase and decrease your EC2 plan according to conditions. Elastic Load Balancing is another unique feature that distributes incoming application traffic into multiples EC2 instances automatically.
Amazon S3 is a service which you can store and retrieve any amount of data anytime,anywhere. Amazon Glacier is low-cost storage service that provides full-backup and data archiving facility.
Google Docs, Sheets and Slides:
It is also simply written as Google docs. Although if you used Dropbox instead of Google Drive, then it will minimize your use of Google Docs. But you’ll still need them in some way or other, such a great service it is.
It is an online 3-in-1 service which includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program and a presentation program. With it, you can edit your word-documents, excel spreadsheets and Power Point Presentations.Besides this it is also present in the form of web applications for iOS and Android etc.
One point to be noted, is that your file size should not exceed 1 GB.
Ever wished that you could have a platform where you can do Crowdfunding for your startup? Well, there is one for that.
Kick starter can literally help you get your startup Kick started. In 2013, a dock for iPhone became the first project to pass million dollar barrier. In August 2014, an icebox named “Coolest cooler”, designed by Ryan Gepper became the most invested project in history of kickstarter by gathering $ 13.28 million.
Now-a-days, Social Media Marketing plays a very important role in any business. So if you’re planning for a new startup, you should keep your Social media campaign Up to date. One tool tat can help you in this regard is Hootsuite.
It is one of the best social media management tool available around there. This tool has an interface in the form of a dashboard, where your can keep track of all your social media campaign around major sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc. It also provides you integration with other sites such as Tumblr, LinkedIn, Google+ etc.
Best part is that you can manage your startup from your Mobile phone using these Online tools. Do you know any other Online tool for Startups you want to share? Comment below and let us know.