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.
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.
Zendesk – Help desk app and support ticket system
Uservoice – Help desk, user feedback, knowledge base management. Free version.
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.
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.
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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