Source: Stanford website
Research, Web prototyping, Testing and Building Tools
- Google Analytics web analytics made smarter, friendlier and free
- GetClicky real-time web analytics
- Mixpanel – real-time event tracking
- Crazyegg – visualize analytics
- Kissmetrics – actionable analytics
- Visistat – web analytics measure marketing campaigns
- Webtrends – analytics and segments
- Chartbeat – web analytics
- SEO Digger Find the top ten keywords ranking to your websites.
- Quickker Create surveys, manage respondents, collect, compare, track responses.
- Wufoo HTML form builder create contact forms, online surveys, and event registrations.
- AskYourTargetMarket – market research surveys
- SurveyMonkey – granddaddy of on-line surveys
- Kampyle – website customer feedback
- Dropbox store, sync, and, share files online.
- Google Apps Email, Chat, Docs for the startup
- Skype Global, Multiplatform, and free voice and video communication tool.
- DimDim Web Conferencing Open Source and Free
- Doodle – online group scheduling
- Freeconferencecall.com Free conference calls
- Ning create your own social network
- GetSatisfaction build online communities conversations between companies and customers.
- UserVoice communities are the easiest way to turn customer feedback into action
- Disqus – Comments Platform
- WordPress The king of all blogging platforms…it doubles up as startup website.
- Balsamiq – rapid wireframing tool. Create software mockups in minutes
- JustinMind – define web and mobile apps with interactive prototypes
- LucidChart Free Cloud-based drawing tool that replaces Visio and much easier to use!
- Zozolo – start a website within Facebook
- Volusion – shopping cart software
- Weebly – get a site up quickly with no tools
- Chargify Recurring billing without the headaches
- Spreedly sell subscriptions on your site. Allows users to signup, upgrade, trial pricing.
- Unbounce create, publish & test promotion specific landing pages without developers.
- AppMakr – Mobile Ap Creator create mobile apps in 30 minutes
- Cloudware City The online app store for subscription services
- EditMe create collaborative websites.
- 99 Designs a marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design
Website Usability Testing
- OptimalWorkshop – tool suite for remote user research
- Google Website Optimizer – google optimizer for A/B testing (split tests)
- Silverback – usability testing for designers and developers
- Userfy – web usability testing
- FeedbackArmy – web usability testing
- Fivesecondtest – Landing page optimization
- Usertesting – live users testing your site cheap
- Clicktale – watch clicks and browsing, optimize usability
- Clickheat – heat map of a website (where do users click)
- Clixpy – tracks users clicks and browsing
- Usabilla – Micro usability tests
- Openhallway – lets you remotely record user test scenarios
Amazon Cloud Services and Tools
- Amazon Web Services Amazon’s cloud solution
- Scalr Tool to manage scaling servers in Amazon’s cloud.
- Rackspace Managed and cloud hosting along with fanatical support.
Web Development Tools
- Rubyon Rails –open source framework
- CakePHP – a PHP open source framework
- Drupal – open source content management platform
- Kodingen Kodingen is a cloud development environment, code editor, hosting service, database administration program, and collaboration platform.
- GitHub distributed version control system for collaborative development.
- AgileZen project management. lets you see and interact with your work visually
- Heroku Rails deployment made easy.
- TeamCity continuous integration and unit testing, code quality analysis, pre-tested commits, early reporting on build problems.
- Sauce Labs cross-browser testing in the cloud,
- yUML sketch uml diagrams. allows embedding of the uml-generation DSL in the url.
- WebSequenceDiagrams sketch out sequence diagrams. automatically generates links pointing to generated images.
- Rietveld Free code review tool that allows asynchronous code reviews on changesets.
- Basecamp leading web-based project management and collaboration tool.
- Pivotal Tracker Agile project management tool that enables real time collaboration.
- Milestone Planner Web- planning for deadline or outcome driven environments.
- Doodle Doodle helps scheduling meetings and other appointments.
- Kanbanery Simple online team or personal kanban board
- LeanKit Kanban Great for visualizing work of product development
- Kanban Pad “Nice and lean” online Kanban tool. It’s free.
- Banana Scrum A tool simple as Scrum itself.
- Kanban Tool Another Kanban tool, looking really good
- Acunote – Agile project management
- Agilezen – Lean project management
- Rally – agile product management
- VersionOne – agile product management and Scrum tool
- ScrumPad Agile project management tool collaborative product life-cycle
- RallyDev Automates Agile / Scrum development
- 5pm Online project management tool
- Unfuddle hosted project management solution for software development teams.
- Lighthouse Issue Tracking Tool.
- Bontq hosted bug tracking and project management needs.
- Ink Planner
Discovery and Market Research Tools