Running a business is hard, time consuming and sometimes stressful. Luckily, there are tools available that can make the day-to-day running of a business a little bit smoother.
At FreeOfficeFinder, we have put together a huge list of tools that can help you run your business more efficiently.
Here are 200 tools that can help you boost your business and increase overall office productivity. Many of the tools are free whilst thers provide free trials.
Naming and Domaining
Naminum – This free tool can help you generate your business name and website name.
The Name App – Coming up with a name for your business can be a daunting task. Once you’ve decided on a name, the name app checks to see whether it’s available as a domain name or username on the major social media platforms.
Short Domain Search – This tool provides you with an up-to-date list of single word domains. It can help you choose a snappy business name if you’re struggling for information.
Wordoid – Wordoid is a huge source of ideas that can help you pick a short and snappy name for a company, product or website.
Impossibility – This tool is a helpful way to generate domain names. It’s definitely one of the best domain name search engines on the internet today.
Lean Domain Search – Another domain search engine that can help you find available domains in seconds.
Domainr – As above. Domainr is a place where you can find out whether domain names are available for your business.
Enloop – This free business plan writing app not only writes a business plan for you, but it also provides you with odds of whether you will succeed or not.
StratPad – StratPad is a market leader in business planning software. It’s award winning approach has been used by millions of businesses worldwide.
Rocket Lawyer – This amazing tool helps you manage your legal needs online. Rocket Lawyer allows you to find a lawyer as well as create, store and sign contracts. There’s also a function where you can sign legal letters and agreements online.
BPlans – Offers a wealth of business planning material, including free business plan samples and templates. With extras including business planning resources and articles, it’s definitely something that can help out any business.
Plan Bold – Plan Bold is great for having a plan and bringing important people together into the same platform so everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.
Free Mind – The free and easy mind-mapping tool.
Marketing Plan Now – Provides services and tools for businesses. It also allows you to learn and publish marketing plans.
MPlans – Offers ideas from previous successful marketing plans. You can also build your own marketing plan with this tool.
Invoicetome Create free professional looking invoices in PDF format. Set up your own branded invoice template.
Slimvoice – Simple to use invoice generator, and it’s completely free.
Invoice Generator – Make quick and simple invoices straight from your browser with this awesome free tool.
Pandle – Free cloud-based software that allows your small business to become top bookkeepers.
Mint – Mint’s app allows you to manage your money and pay your bills. You are also able to track your credit score.
Manager.io – Another great free accounting tool for small businesses.
Easel.ly – This web tool allows anyone to create powerful visuals without having any design skills.
Infogr.am – Free tool that allows businesses to share visual data. You can create infographics and online charts and share them with the web.
Placeit – Insert screenshots into iPhone and iPad mock-up templates.
Kraken – Great tool that allows you to optimise images, getting rid of clutter and optimising speed.
DBFreebies – DBFreebies allows you to download free design resources from some of the web’s most popular design sites.
Freepik – Amazing resource containing millions of free images and icons.
Pixeden – Pixeden provides a wealth quality web resources and graphic design templates.
Draw.io – Free online software that allows you to create flowcharts, diagrams and many more.
WIX – Need a website but lack the funds to pay a developer? WIX’ free website builder allows you to build your site without any coding knowledge.
Weebly – Another way to create a high-quality website without any coding knowledge and having to pay a developer thousands to get your online business off the ground.
WordPress.org – Web software that allows you to build beautiful websites. Choose from millions of themes to get a unique look to your site.
Tumblr – Blogging software that allows you to post anything from anywhere.
Google Sites – Another free and easy way to create your perfect business website.
Image Editing & Colour Picking
Canva – Create designs for web, print, flyers, posters, Facebook covers and much more!
Pixlr – Free online image editor. Make any kind of changes to an image that you want.
TinyJpg – Compresses JPEG images by up to 60%. Great tool for making your website faster.
ImageOptim – Another image compressor that removes bloated metadata and saves bandwidth.
Evernote Skitch – Another great Evernote tool. Allows you to communicate ideas and share feedback with friends and co-workers.
Pexels – Free stock photos that you can use anywhere and everywhere.
All the free Stock - Free curated list of stock images, audio and videos
UnSplash – Amazing site full of stock images. Get them sent to your inbox daily.
Loggly – Cloud log management service that delivers application intelligence. One of the world’s most popular log management services available.
New Relic – A top performance management system. New Relic enables developers to diagnose and fix performance problems, and in real time too!
Segment – Customer data platform that is already trusted by thousands of companies around the world. Allows you to set up an API to collect user data and send it to hundreds of other tools.
Import.io – Fantastic web data extraction platform. Makes it easy for businesses and individuals to extract data from websites and online apps.
Cloudflare – Cloudfare offers a variety of services including CDN (content delivery network) which speeds up your website. It also offers you protection from DDOS attacks, keeping your website extra secure.
Pingometer – 24/7 monitoring of downtime and performance of any website.
Dotcom Tools – Suite of free website performance test tools. Test your website’s speed and web server performance as well as providing security along with many other great features.
Snowy Evening – Track whether your website has any bugs.
Load Impact – Test your website’s load times.
Responsinator – Allows you to see what your website looks like on all devices (desktop, a variety of mobiles and tablet).
WooCommerce – Free to use platform which is one of the most customisable ecommerce tools on the internet.
Magento – Free open source eCommerce platform that allows businesses to successfully sell items.
Google Merchant Centre – Upload your products to Google Merchant Centre and it will potentially be in front of millions of shoppers.
Google Trusted Stores – Becoming a Google Trusted Store helps build customer trust, offers purchase protection and has been known to increase product conversion rates.
OpenCart – Provides tools that will help you run and scale your eCommerce business.
OS Commerce – OS Commerce provides you with everything you need to set up and run your self-hosted online shop. Helps you sell products to worldwide customers.
CubeCart – Free eCommerce solution used by thousands of merchants around the world. You can sell digital or physical products through this free tool.
Stripe – Very flexible payment gateway that handles billions of dollars every year for businesses around the world.
PayPal – Safe way to pay and receive payments online. Used by millions of people around the world.
Go Cardless – Collect direct debits from businesses around the world without having to use your card.
Password Managers and form fillers
Lastpass – Excellent tool that works as a password manager, form filler and more.
Chrome Password Manager – Google Chrome’s password manager plugin.
Firefox Passwords – Firefox’ password manager plugin.
Box – Tool that’s changing how you manage content across your business. You can share files and even build custom apps with Box.
Google Drive – Google Drive allows you to access files from anywhere in the world. Create backups of any kind of file with gigabytes of free space.
Dropbox – Use Dropbox to back up your docs, photos and keep your files safe.
Onedrive – Microsoft’s storage tool that allows you to access your files from anywhere with a simple login.
Drp.io – Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
Hello Sign – Sign in with Hellosign’s electronic signatures
DigiSigner – Sign legally binding documents online
Wetransfer – One of the safest and most popular ways to share files over the internet. Also, very simple to use.
Seshi – Seshi allows you to share files instantly, and it’s completely free to use!
WeSendIt – Send files as big as 20GB for free to users across the internet.
Hightail – One of the best ways to share files and collaborate on projects.
Task Management, Timekeeping & Scheduling
Basecamp – One of the leading project management tools available to businesses.
Trello – Keeps track of all tasks and is incredibly easy to use.
Asana – Track your business projects from start to finish.
easynote.io – One of the best free task managers around. Perfect for project management.
Todo Cloud – Allows your business to get your tasks done as a group or individually on all devices.
TrackingTime – TrackingTime provides you with analytics tools to allow you to make the best decisions related to your business tasks.
Wrike – Online project management software that gives your business total control over tasks.
Wunderlist – Allows you to manage multiple projects either as a business or individually.
Yanado – Task management that is attached to Gmail.
Centrallo – Simple organisation tool that helps keep your business tasks on track.
SamePage – Team collaboration and messaging tool. Allows you to chat with your co-workers and manage tasks more efficiently.
Skype – Instant messaging, calls and video calls that allows you to speak to clients and co-workers around the world.
Slack – Real time messaging for business. All communication is together in the same place.
Hipchat – Group chat that’s built for businesses. Free for unlimited users and on all communication platforms.
Yammer – Connect with people across your organisation.
GotoMeeting – Simple video conferencing tool.
Google Hangouts – Collaborate with your team using messaging, voice and video conferencing.
Free Conference Call – As the name states, a free conferencing tool with many great features.
JoinMe – Free screen sharing, online meetings and team collaboration.
Neatly – Great real-time dashboard with all your business data. Includes analytics, accounting and social media.
Cyfe – Bring all your business metrics into one location.
Dasheroo – Track important business metrics simply with this free business dashboard.
Baremetrics – Lots of valuable business metrics and business insights available.
Clearly Inventory – Simple inventory management software. This tool is web-based and easily sharable.
Skyware Inventory – Another web-based, easy to use inventory tracking tool.
The Canvus – Free online inventory for small to medium sized businesses.
CRM & Customer Support
Freshsales – Customer relationship management software designed for high-pressured sales teams. Had lead management and contact management tools available.
Capsule CRM – Manage your entire contact history with Capsule CRM. Effective and affordable for sales teams of all sizes.
Drift – Allows businesses to talk to their website visitors in real time. Great for customer service.
Intercom Observe – Shows you who your customers are and what they are doing in your app.
Fresh Desk – Online support software that allows your business to support customers over many different platforms.
Bettersalez – Tracking solutions for freelancers and consultants.
HubSpot CRM – Excellent inbound CRM system that allows you to organise, track and sell to customers.
Highrise CRM – Share all contact details including deals and customer email history.
Apptivo – Grow your business with Apptivo’s free online CRM, project management, invoicing & timesheets software.
My Live Chat – Website live chat software, and it’s 100% free!
Live Chat – Used by tens of thousands of businesses across 140 countries.
Free to Book – A booking system that is simple to use for a hotel, B&B or any type of accommodation.
Forms & Polls
Typeform – Build high quality, engaging online forms and surveys.
Tally – Create online polls in quick time.
123 Contact Form – Create a fantastic HTML contact form for your website that makes it easier for customers to contact you.
Formsite – Free HTML form creator. Choose between downloading the forms or having them emailed to you.
Jotform – Online forms that can generate leads for your business. Also use it to collect payments.
Cognito Forms – Powerful online form builder that helps your business create contact or registration forms.
Doodle – Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events, meetings, appointments, etc. Herding cats gets 2x faster with Doodle.
Google Analytics – Lets you measure any aspect of your online visitors.
Open Web Analytics – Use OWA to track how visitors are using your website.
Clicky – Monitor your blog’s visitors in real time.
Hotjar – Great tool that allows you to see how visitors are using your website.
YouTube Analytics – Monitor how people are viewing your YouTube videos.
Facebook Insights – Shows how users are interacting with your Facebook page.
Twitter Analytics – Measure your Twitter account’s interactions.
Notify – Find out whenever someone mentions your business on any social media platform.
Sumo Me – Great set of free tools that can be used to grow a website’s traffic.
Marketing Grader – Tool that grades your website based on marketing performance.
Mautic – Free open source marketing automation software.
Google Trends – See trends in Google’s search.
Content Row – Content marketing tools by experts. Allows you to find shareable content and helps you create excellent content within your niche.
Portent – Great content idea generator.
Sumo Me Headline Generator – This is a neat headline generator that can provide you with ideas about your next post headline.
Medium – A blogging platform used by millions. Find some excellent content within your niche.
Slideshare – Present images, content and infographics in the form of a slideshow. One of the world’s largest content platforms.
Quora – Find answers to questions in your niche. Turn the best ones into killer content.
WriteRack – Allows you to write more than 140 characters on Twitter.
Pablo – Turns words into images to share on Twitter. Allows you to break the dreaded 140-character barrier.
Disqus – Add on tool for websites to allow users to comment on your content.
Grammarly – The best proof reading tool on the internet. Check to see whether your content makes any sense.
Plagium – Check to see whether anyone is plagiarising your content.
Videos and animations
Biteable – Make free videos and animations.
Animaker – DIY animation maker
Animatron – Allows you to make compelling animations for your business. Create all kinds of business videos.
Youtube – The world’s biggest video platform. YouTube allows you to post videos for free and even make money from them.
Wistia – Professional video hosting with analytics data.
Vimeo – Free online video creation website.
Pocket – Use Pocket to view content that you’ve seen and would like to use later.
Feedly – Use Feedly to organise the online content that suits you.
Flipboard – Catch up with the online news you care about.
Protopage – Award winning RSS reader. A simple way of keeping up to date with a website’s content.
Press Mentions & Releases
HARO – Provides journalists with a database of sources for upcoming stories. Gives your business a great change to secure media coverage.
PressHunt – Find journalists to help get press coverage for your start-up.
Source Bootle – Connecting journalists with sources.
JustReachOut – Pitch journalists on a daily basis without having to use expensive press release services.
Mailchimp – Email marketing tool that helps your business reach thousands of customers on a regular basis.
Send Pulse – Create and send newsletters to multiple recipients.
Sendgrid – Reliable platform that delivers marketing emails to potential customers.
Senderbase – Huge email and web traffic monitor.
Senderscore – Find out your email reputation score.
HTML Mail Designs – Design amazing emails that catch the eye of the recipient.
Great Email Copy – Giving you well-crafted emails from around the web.
Buffer – Share any page you’re reading with this amazing app.
Hootsuite – World-famous tool that allows you to manage all your social media accounts. Monitor comments and mentions.
MySocial Gram – Allows you to manage multiple Instagram accounts.
Bit.ly – Share any webpage with this URL shortener. You can also monitor analytics of visits to the URL.
Social Crawlytics – Find out what the most shared content is in your industry.
Sharetally – Gives you social sharing data from a number of different platform.
Mav Social – Share images and videos to multiple social networks.
Addthis – Use AddThis to add share buttons to your website and allow your visitors to easily share your content.
Followerwonk – Helps you find influencers on Twitter in any industry.
Storify – Create stories using social media.
Triberr – A community of talented Bloggers and Influencers come together to read and share great content.
Search Engine Optimisation
Yoast Extension – Extension for Firefox that gives you insights on a certain page. Tells you whether it’s optimised for SEO.
Google PageSpeed Insights – Analyse your website’s speed with this free tool.
Screaming Frog – SEO spider that crawls your website page by page and allows you to see vital SEO metrics.
Majestic SEO – Link intelligence tool for SEO. Allows you to see who is linking to your website.
SERPs rank checker – Check your keyword rankings. Available internationally and locally.
SEO site checkup – Free on page tool to see if your website pages are up to standard.
Search Metrics – The SearchMetrics Suite for enterprise companies is the global leader in SEO marketing and analytics, SEO optimization, social and content marketing.
aHrefs – The best tool for checking incoming links to your website. Check your link building progress.
Small SEO Tools – Helpful SEO tools that are 100% free.
Sitemap Generator – Offers a sitemap generator that creates XML and HTML variants. Free up to a maximum of 500 pages or purchase a script for unlimited use.
Google Search Console – A must-have for any website. Check all your website metrics and how your site looks on Google.
Mozcast – Check whether there has been any movement in the Google algorithm.
Serp Watch – Monitor changes in desktop search results.
Google Keyword Planner – The keyword tool used by most businesses. Check search volumes for certain keywords in your industry.
Keywordtool.io – Free alternative to the Google keyword planner. Find short and long tail keywords with this free tool.
KW Finder – Find hundreds of hidden keywords with low SEO difficulty.
Rankbrain – Provides the most long tail keywords available to users. Helps you overcome keyword difficulty and also serves as a content generator.
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