List of Startup Tools

Source: Stanford website

Research, Web prototyping, Testing and Building Tools



  • 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


On-line Communities

  • 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.

Wireframing Tools

  • 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!

Website Tools

  • 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

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.
  • JSFiddle preselect/add popular JavaScript frameworks and test your code.
  • 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,
  • SQL database hosting from the browser. Python and Javascript APIs.
  • 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.

Project Management

  • 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

  • TBD
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1 Response to List of Startup Tools

  1. Daniel says:


    I guess you did a very good list.
    I would add another free kanban tool, that is growing in features very fast, it’s the InkPlanner ( It’s free, has a very easy to use interface, multi-color notes, story points for the tasks, burndown charts, relation beetwen tasks and projects and other things.

    Have a nice day!

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