50+ Free Tools for Building Your Business
Starting something new can be daunting, overwhelming, and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! I’ve curated more than 50 of my favourite tools over 10 categories to help you turn your dream into a reality quickly, effectively, and for free!
Buffer – Schedule & plan all of your social media posts
Later – Schedule & plan your Instagram posts
Typeform – Build conversational forms, surveys, quizzes, landing pages, and more
LinkTree – Link to multiple URLs in your Instagram bio
Bitly – Create custom, trackable & optimised shortlinks
Manychat – Create a Facebook Messenger bot for marketing, sales and support
Twiverse – Search for Twitter users who share your interests and come from different backgrounds
Canva – Collaborate & create amazing graphic design for free
GraphicBurger – Download design resources like mockups, logos, UI kits and more
The Noun Project – Download icons for everything
Guide Brushes for Procreate – Make it easy to set up guides for writing or drawing type on the iPad Pro
Google Fonts – Browse, download & use hundreds of open source fonts
Font Squirrel – Browse, download & use more open source fonts
Kerntype – Learn how to kern type with this fun game
Typewolf – Get help choosing the perfect font combination
Practical Typography – Learn about typography
FontPair – Get help pairing Google Fonts together
Adobe Color CC – Create, explore & save colour themes
Coolors – Generate, tweak & save random colour palettes
Color Hunt – Browse, like, and save colour palettes created by designers
Khroma – Discover, search, and save AI generated colours based on the ones you love
Coolhue – Find the coolest gradients
Trello – Work collaboratively on tasks
Evernote – Create and organise your notes
Station – Unify all of your work tools into one neat & productive interface
Toggl – Track your time
IFTTT – Help your apps and devices work together automatically
Zapier – Connect the apps you use everyday to automate your work and be more productive
SmallPDF – convert, compress, merge, split, rotate, sign, unlock and edit your PDF files
Whimsical – Collaborate visually through flowcharts, wireframes, and sticky notes
Medium – Read and write big ideas and important stories
CoSchedule Headline Analyser – Analyze your blog titles, email subject lines & more to write headlines that drive traffic, shares, and search results
Grammarly – Check your grammar wherever you write
Pagespeed Insights – Analyze the content of your website and get suggestions on how to make it faster
Google Analytics – Measure, track & make decisions about your website, it’s visitors and their behaviour
Unsplash – Browse, collect, and download beautiful free images
Coverr – Download royalty free, unique and beautiful video footage for your website or any project
Loom – Record, share, and collaborate through recorded video
Google Meet – Meet people face-to-face through video chat
ImageOptim – Save disk space & bandwidth by compressing images without losing quality
Calendly – Say goodbye to phone and email tag for finding the perfect meeting time
Google My Business – Get your free Business Profile to start building visibility in Google Maps and Google Search in your local community.
Listgoal – Quickly check your progress towards your email subscriber goal!
Namecheckr – Make sure your new business name isn’t already taken on all of your favourite platforms
Slack – Send real-time messages and files with your collaborators and colleagues
Iubenda – Make your sites and apps compliant with the law
Pinterest – Discover & gather recipes, home ideas, style inspiration and other ideas to try.
Behance – Showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries
TedX – Watch local speakers presenting to local audiences about everything from business to brains.
Dribbble – Gain inspiration, feedback, community, and jobs, and discover and connect with designers worldwide.
Really Good Emails – Find the best email designs
Designspiration – Discover great art, design, architecture, photography and web inspiration
SiteInspire – Browse a showcase of the best web design inspiration, featuring over 2500 websites
I hope that these ones help you take some action and l can’t wait to see which ones you use and love as much as I do!
Is your favourite free tool missing from this list? Let me know in the comments below! I’m always excited to try new things and recommend them to others too.