These are some web apps that we believe are some of the best available for the particular task. You can not pay to get on this list, it is 100% merit based and we aren’t affiliated with any of these vendors. Enjoy!


Stripe – Fees 2.9% +$0.30.

Square – Fees 2.75% per swipe.

PayPal – Tiered fees, 2.9% + $0.30 up to $3k in revenue.

Braintree – Fees 2.9% +$0.30.

Social Media Management

Buffer – Set and forget social posting.

Moz – Used to be SEOMoz, social media marketing analytics and tools with multiple free tools.

Hootsuite – Good all around social media management tool.

SocialBro – Twitter analytics, powerful when used with Buffer to schedule your tweets for times when the most people are on.

Analytics and Dashboards

Google Analytics – Customizable analytics, free.

Kissmetrics – Analytics, 14 day free trial then starts at $150/mo for 500k data points.

Mixpanel – Analytics, free for up to 25,000 data points/mo.

Geckoboard – Business dashboard, free trial then starts at $17/mo.

Ducksboard – Business dashboard, free trial then starts at $7.50/mo.

Project Management

Basecamp – Collaborative to-do list. Free trial for 60 days then starts at 20/month.

Asana – Free shared task list


Dropbox – Sharable cloud storage.

Campfire – Group chat tool. Free version available.

Google Drive – Cloud storage of documents and collaborative editing.


Base – Offers a free version, lets you scrape lead info directly from LinkedIn with their Chrome extension.

Highrise – Offers a free version. Standard CRM.

Salesforce – 30 day free trial then $5/user/month. The 800lb gorilla of CRM.

Accounting Web Apps

Xero – Free for 180 days, then $19/month. Mobile apps included.

Freshbooks – Free for 30 days. Mobile apps included.

Wave – 100% Free accounting module.

Help Desk

Zendesk – Help desk app and support ticket system

Uservoice – Help desk, user feedback, knowledge base management. Free version.

Cofounder Finders

CoFoundersLab – Cofounder search site.

PartnerUp – [Moved to Google communities] Online community resource for entrepreneurs and startups that helps them find co-founders, business partners, executives, board members, advisors/mentors.

Market Research

Google Trends – A tool to see what people are currently searching for.

Survey Monkey – Segmented online surveys.

Keyword and traffic research

Google Keywords – Now “keyword planner” in adwords.

Wordtracker – Keyword research tool.

Quantcast – Media measurement service.

Freelancer Sites

ODesk – Freelancer marketplace with some filter options.

eLance – Find freelancers based on a variety of filter options.


Unbounce – Landing page A/B test creator. Free tier available.

Olark – Live chat with site users. Free version available.

Business Model Fiddle – Awesomely free business canvas template.

Evernote – Cloud synced note taking.

Github – Online project hosting using Git.


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