9 free business productivity tools for startups

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  1. 1. 7/13/2015 9FreeBusinessProductivityToolsForStartupsFullNews data:text/htmlcharset=utf8,%3Ch1%20class%3D%22posttitle%22%20style%3D%22margin%3A%200px%200px%2010px%3B%20padding%3A%200px%3B 1/3 9FreeBusinessProductivityToolsForStartups JULY2,2015 #1.Bitrix24.com Ifyouneedacollaborationtoolyourstaffaremostlikelytoadoptwithrelativeeaseandminimum training,takethesocialintranetroute. Bitrix24.comisthefastestgrowingsocialintranetthatsfreeforbusinesseswith12employeesorless. TheapplicationcomesasacombinationofseveraldifferentworktoolslikeCRM,projectmanagement, realtimestreaming,activityplanner,filesharing,tonamejustafew.Asitiscloudbased,accesscanbe anywhere,whetherusingyourcomputerorsmartphone.Anupgradetounlimitedusersstartsat$99per month. #2.GotFreeFax.com Inthiseraofemailandinstantmessaging,youdthinkfaxmachinesarenolongerrelevant.Butif aLinkedInsurveyasreportedbyMashableistobebelieved,faxmachinesarestillinuntil2017stepsin.
  2. 2. 7/13/2015 9FreeBusinessProductivityToolsForStartupsFullNews data:text/htmlcharset=utf8,%3Ch1%20class%3D%22posttitle%22%20style%3D%22margin%3A%200px%200px%2010px%3B%20padding%3A%200px%3B 2/3 Asyoumighthavealreadyguessedfromthesitesname,GotFreeFax.comisanonlineservicethat allowsyoutosenduptothreepagesoffaxforfree(maximumoftwofaxesperday)toanynumberinthe UnitedStatesorCanada.Thesitealsoofferspremiumpayperfaxserviceshouldyouneedtosend more. #3.RememberTheMilk.com RememberTheMilk.comisanonlineproductivitytoolthatassistsintaskandtimemanagement. RememberTheMilkessentiallyfunctionsasyourallinonetaskmanager,electroniccalendarandtodo list.Asidefromallowingyoutoshareandsplittaskswithotherpeople,theapplicationcanbeintegrated withGMail,too. Theproaccountispricedat$25foroneyearandcomeswithexclusivemobileappfeaturesand MicrosoftOutlookintegration. #4.Kolab.org Kolab.orgisanopensourcegroupcollaborationserverthatallowsforsharingofnotes,emailaccess, calendarorganization,taskmanagement,addressbookmaintenance,newsaggregation,phonesync andjournalintegration.Kolabissecure,scalable,reliable,mobileandprofessional,ensuringproductivity everystepoftheway.Asawhole,theapplicationrequiressomegettingusedto.Butonceyougetthe hangofit,thehasslecanbeallworthit. #5.WaveApps.com FormerlyWaveAccounting.com,WaveApps.comisanaccountingsoftwarethatsfast,simpleandeasy touse,offeringunlimitedinvoicingandexpensetracking.100%freeforsmallbusinesseswithnine employeesorless,itsaccountantapprovedandspecificallydesignedfornonaccountants.Youcan alsosecurelyconnectyourbankandPayPalaccountsorothersourcesofdata,andyourtransactions areautomaticallyimportedintotheaccountingsoftware. #6.PRLog.org Tomakeyourbusinesspresenceknown,onesurefireroutetotakeisthroughthedistributionofpress releases.PRLog.orgisasitewhereyoucandispensepressreleasesforfree.Andifyoufeelyoudont havethenecessaryexpertisetocreateakillerpressrelease,thesiteprovidesinstructionsonhowto writeone,evenhowtoembedvideoswherenecessary. #7.Weebly.com Onecardinalbusinessruleisthatbusinessesshouldhavetheirownwebsitestoboosttheirmarket
  3. 3. 7/13/2015 9FreeBusinessProductivityToolsForStartupsFullNews data:text/htmlcharset=utf8,%3Ch1%20class%3D%22posttitle%22%20style%3D%22margin%3A%200px%200px%2010px%3B%20padding%3A%200px%3B 3/3 presenceonline.Weebly.comisafreewebsitecreatorthatdoesntrequirewebsitecreationexpertise. Untilyourereadytogoformorecomplexand/orselfhostedsitesthatwouldrequiremonthlyoryearly payments,Weebly.comisagoodalternative. #8.Join.me Forthosemeetingsorwebconferencesonthefly,Join.meisasimpletouseteleconferencing applicationthatallowsyoutoreviewdocumentsanddesigns,trainstaff,doproductdemonstrations basicallytogeteveryoneapprisedofcompanyupdates.Youcandotransatlanticwebconferencesand presentations,too. #9.IFTTT.com IFTTT.com,whichisshortforifthis,thenthat,functionslikeacomputerprogramrepeatedlyuttering if/thenlogicalldaylong.WithIFTTT,yousetuprecipestoassistyouwithtaskautomation.Fora recipetowork,youhavetohaveachannel,atriggerandanaction.Examplesofchannelsare Facebook,email,Evernote,LinkedIn,justtomentionafew. Forinstance,ifyouretaggedinaphotoonFacebook,youcancreatearecipethatwouldautomatically downloadtheimageintoDropbox.