The life of a founder is quite demanding, for many, it never seems to offer in enough hours in the day. Thankfully there are lots of useful websites and tools to help ease the load.

From talking and working with founders, I noticed many websites regularly come up as go-to resources for startups. So we ’ve put together an article series focusing on the top resources and tools for startup founders.

To kick of the Bootstrapped Startup series, we are focusing on internal organization and collaboration resources and tools.

Check out the lineup below!


MindNode helps you visualize your ideas. Start with a central thought and then brainstorm, organize and share your mind maps.

Keeps track of everything. It is an easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything.

The workspace for your life’s work. Evernote developed services to change the way you remember everything, to turn ideas into action, and work together.

Dropbox is a global collaboration platform where content is created, accessed, and shared. Free space up to 2GB.

Cloud Collaboration Tool for Startups. Yanado brings satisfaction to teams by giving them a project management app that works inside their everyday tools.

WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world. Their  mission is to enable the effortless transfer of ideas from one creative mind to many.

When you find something online that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. If it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet and computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline.

Mac app for bookmarking and reading it later. Use the guided search to find exactly what you’re looking for and share your bookmarks and work collaboratively. 

Flows are the heart of Flowdock, they are open spaces for your teams to converse and collaborate. Invite project stakeholders to join your Flow to participate in discussions, see updates from your tools, and receive catered notifications.

Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging. Typetalk is a business & collaboration chat tool designed to bring fun and ease to team collaboration and group discussions via instant messaging on web or mobile platforms.

Eliminate coordination headaches when you need to schedule a meeting. FreeBusy is a Calendar Scheduling Assistant for Teams and Enterprises.

Simple whiteboarding platform for cross-functional teams collaboration. RealtimeBoard combines data, pictures, spreadsheets, tasks, charts and more pieces in one place to let your team or whole organization collaborate beyond formats, tools, locations and timezones.

IFTTT helps you to automate business processes and gives control over apps you love.  For example, you can back up your Instagram photos to Dropbox, have your lights turn on when you enter your home, or automatically remind a Slack channel about a meeting.


Slack brings all your communication together through chat and messaging to reduce internal email load, with one room per major project. Teamwork in Slack happens in channels — a single place for messaging, tools and files — helping everyone save time and collaborate together.

GitHub is how people build software. A repository for your source code plus task lists and collaboration with your developers.

Streak is the easiest way to manage business processes in Gmail. A simple CRM plugin to manage and share your sales leads.

Basecamp combines all the tools teams need in a single, straightforward package that makes work feel like less work. You can use Basecamp to make software, discuss ideas, plan marketing campaigns, share pet pics- you get the idea. It’s a one stop shop for all the things teams do together.

Take your business borderless with Stormboard’s real-time, interactive digital meeting tool that allows you to capture the best ideas and then them into actions without the limitations of standard meeting tools like whiteboards. Stormboard developed digital sticky notes for remote brainstorming and workshops.

Every password is an entryway to your business, and LastPass makes it easy to secure them all. Protect your business while also offering simple password sharing, smart password storage, and an easy-to-manage dashboard.

Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features. 

Atlassian provides software that helps your team track, collaborate, code, and ship products – smarter and faster. Their suite of product management and product development software manages every aspect of a product’s lifecycle, from concept to launch.

Voxeet offers the best APIs for live voice and video calling. Voxeet is the leading real-time collaboration platform (cPaaS), enabling WebRTC with the only highly secure, crystal clear 3D surround-sound, audio and video experience. 

Stay tuned for next week’s, the Bootstrap Startup article series to learn about the top tools and resources, focusing on free writing tools, free images and free email management resources.

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