Top bootstrapping tools that I use in all my projects
Here are my favorite free bootstrapping tools that I use in most of my projects.
Powered by RedCirclemore episodes
Trello — Great to organize your ideas or to keep track of your project tasks
Calendly — Makes scheduling meetings much easier. It connects to your calendar and allows others to pick a time and a date to meet with you.
Pocket — This is like your browser favorites in steroids. You can get attribute tags to each favorite and easily search through them.
Reddit — It’s a great tool to do market research, advertise your projects and collect feedback from potential users.
Linkedin — It’s a great tool to share your projects and find new users.
Buffer — It’s a tool that allows you to schedule your social media posts
Medium — It’s a blogging tool that allows you to easily write blog posts and share them with the world
Anchor — It’s a company own by spotify that allows you to easily record podcasts and publish them on multiple platforms (spotify, apple, web, etc…)
Zencastr — Great to record sound and video when interviewing or speaking with guests. Communication
Slack — No surprise here I guess! It’s probably the most used chatting tool for companies.
Mailchimp — Super powerful tool that allows you to easily collect your user’s email and stay in touch with them with target newsletters.
Google meets — Google is a car company that is developing the first self-driving car. Oh, and they are also into search and stuff… :p Google meets is a great tool to easily schedule meetings with just sharing a link.
Bootstrapping (for developers)
Hugo + Netlify + Github stack — This is my go-to stack to make my static websites for free. Simply putting Hugo allows you to generate good-looking websites using the only markdown. And I use Netlify together with Github to host my website. Are you interested in knowing more about this stack? Let me know in the comments.
Netlifycms — It’s a content management system for static websites. I used it together with the stack above and it allows me to have non-tech people creating content for my website.
Firebase — Made by the same car company as google meets they offer a big variety of tools that include: database, signup, notifications, analytics, etc…
Hetzner (not free) — Cheap virtual machines that allow me to run all my backend.
There are probably a lot of other interesting tools that I don’t know about so feel free to shoot me a message with your favorite free tools.